Management & Operations

Buchanan joins HDR as transit principal project manager

Posted on January 3, 2019

Brian Buchanan has joined HNTB's transit practice as a transit principal project manager and transit section manager.
Brian Buchanan has joined HNTB's transit practice as a transit principal project manager and transit section manager.

Brian Buchanan has joined HDR's transit practice as a transit principal project manager and transit section manager. Based in San Antonio, Texas, he will focus on planning, directing and monitoring multi-discipline transit programs, while introducing emerging technologies such as autonomous vehicles and their associated infrastructure.

Prior to joining HDR, Buchanan served as senior VP of development for VIA Metropolitan Transit. As a member of the senior executive team, he was responsible for service and capital planning, capital engineering, and real estate acquisition and management.

Buchanan’s two-plus decades of experience includes managing long-range plans and strategic vision documents as well as leading large capital projects in multi-jurisdictional environments. He was involved in the planning, construction, start-up and testing, and revenue service for Valley Metro’s $1.4 billion Central Phoenix/East Valley light rail system (now known as METRO).

During his tenure there, he transitioned to the public sector and served as director of design and construction for Valley Metro Rail. In this role, Brian worked in tandem with HDR as the project manager of the $1.4 billion Phoenix Light Rail New Starts project.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Passenger rail, bus service boosts real estate values, report finds

The report explored seven metropolitan regions, including Boston, Los Angeles, and Seattle, that provide access to heavy rail, light rail, commuter rail, and BRT.

APTA names Fernandez chair, new executive committee members

Jeffrey A. Nelson, GM of the Rock Island County Metropolitan Mass Transit District in Moline, Ill., will serve as vice chair.

American Logistics names new VP, transit market development

Ron Brooks previously served as manager of accessible transit services at Valley Metro.

New Flyer's McNeill named to Canada's Clean50 sustainability leaders

She was honored during the Clean50 Summit held in Toronto, and hosted by Delta Management Group.

Van Fossen retires after 40 years with First Transit

He began his career with First Transit in 1980 as an assistant GM in Lynchburg, Va.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation