Accomplished professional brings nearly 20 years of experience in GIS at major metro transit agency and private transportation organizations
CHICAGO (Aug. 17, 2023) – James Van Schoick has joined HNTB in its digital transformation solutions discipline as manager of the geospatial integrated solutions team. For almost two decades, Van Schoick has played a key role in managing a variety of complex transportation projects, such as the development and configuration of an enterprise GIS system for a major transit network and its integration to an enterprise asset management system that dramatically improved transit operations.
“James has an exceptional track record of implementing GIS solutions and collaborating with large, multi-disciplinary teams,” said Jeff Siegel, GISP, HNTB digital transformation solutions director and vice president. “His leadership and technical expertise make him the perfect fit to drive innovative solutions and advance client objectives.”
In this role, Van Schoick will be responsible for the continued operational growth of a high-performing national team of geospatial consulting professionals. He will also partner with other digital transformation solutions teams such as enterprise asset management specialists to bring GIS-integrated approaches, within rail and transit, DOT, tolling and aviation markets.
Van Schoick’s expertise is the culmination of nearly 20 years working in New York and New Jersey, allowing him to provide valuable insights and support to HNTB’s clients across the country. Most recently, Van Schoick served as GIS project manager for New York City’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority, where he led the development of geospatial solutions to provide modern, web-based mapping applications, leading to increased data availability for the agency and improving transit operations and maintenance.
Van Schoick holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in geography from Rutgers University and a Master of City and Regional Planning from the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University.