Committee to provide practical solutions to increase the workforce available for generational transportation infrastructure projects in the region
AUSTIN, Texas (Aug. 18, 2023) – HNTB’s Scott Haywood, Central Division president, has been appointed by City of Austin Mayor Kirk Watson and Travis County Judge Andy Brown to a newly formed Mobility and Infrastructure Leadership Group. In partnership with Workforce Solutions Capital Area, Austin Transit Partnership and CapMetro, the city leaders and industry experts are joining together to address the need to bring more current and future residents into quality mobility and infrastructure jobs in Central Texas.
“I am honored to work with Mayor Watson, Judge Brown, community leaders and fellow industry experts to develop a community-centric plan that effectively addresses the need for a robust and skilled mobility and infrastructure workforce,” said Haywood. “This effort is critical to successfully deliver the transformational mobility projects envisioned and presently in progress within the region.”
The Leadership Group’s primary objectives include understanding the future skill demands for regional transformative mobility projects, evaluating the scalability of Austin’s training programs for construction and mobility, and devising an action plan to strengthen the future mobility and infrastructure workforce.
Haywood is president of HNTB’s Central Division, which encompasses offices in nine states. In this leadership role, he is responsible for overseeing complex infrastructure programs, business operations and leading more than 750 multi-disciplinary HNTB professionals committed to improving mobility through highway, bridge, toll, aviation and transit projects, as well as emerging transportation technologies.
HNTB is already involved with some of the most high-profile infrastructure projects in the region including Project Connect; the I-35 Capital Express Central project; the Austin Airport expansion and development program; and bond programs for Williamson, Hays and Travis counties.