Industry veteran with nearly four decades of transit experience further bolsters firm’s bus transit practice area
NEW YORK (April 3, 2023) – Dennis Martin, formerly the executive director of NJ Transit, has joined HNTB in New York as an associate vice president and the New York office’s bus transit practice leader. With nearly four decades of experience and leadership in both the public and private sectors, Martin possesses extensive knowledge in multimodal transportation planning, management, operations and service delivery.
In this role, Martin will serve as a subject matter expert on for transit clients and projects that involve bus operations and facility planning and design. He will also collaborate with other offices in the Northeast Division, and work across HNTB to help develop and implement projects and programs that will best deliver for the firm’s clients.
According to Kevin R. Collins, the New York office leader at HNTB, Martin’s experience at NJ Transit, one of the nation’s largest providers of bus, rail and light rail transit makes him an asset to the firm and its clients. “Buses are the workhorse of any transit system. This will only continue with our increasing need to provide safe and reliable mobility to geographically dispersed communities. Dennis has firsthand leadership experience in successfully delivering safe, modern, reliable bus transit and is ready to help our clients as they consider their capital and operations planning.”
Martin possesses extensive experience in bus transit system planning, operations and management, and he has worked on numerous studies and projects to improve the safety, reliability and delivery of public transit.
Before joining HNTB, Martin worked for two other engineering firms in the New York Metropolitan Region, leading their transit and rail and planning practices. He was also responsible for business development and client interface management with those firms.
Martin’s public sector experience includes time as executive vice president with the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority where he led operations, maintenance and engineering functions for seven bridges and two tunnels. Throughout his three-decade career with NJ Transit, he served in progressively more senior roles, starting as a bus operations planner and scheduler, and eventually rising to serve as interim executive director and CEO of the transit agency.