Award recognizes leaders with outstanding contributions in the transportation industry
LOS ANGELES (Sept. 30, 2021) – HNTB’s Thomas Jenkins, PE, was honored with the 2021 Mobility 21 Lifetime Achievement Award. The annual award recognizes transportation leaders who contribute to advancement in mobility in Southern California. Jenkins was recognized at the virtual Mobility 21 Southern California Transportation Summit that wrapped up today.
“Tom has five decades of leadership experience in Southern California and has advanced mobility for millions through his work,” said Wayne Feuerborn, HNTB West Division president. “If anyone exemplifies the spirit of this award, it is Tom.”
Jenkins joined HNTB in 2019 and serves as a vice president and national transit/rail consultant. From the Los Angeles office, he serves as project manager for the Sepulveda Transit Corridor Environmental Review and Advanced Conceptual Engineering for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Authority. He specializes in planning, engineering and project management for large-scale highway and transit, primarily for San Diego, Orange County, California, and Los Angeles County.
“I am truly honored to join such a distinguished group of past recipients,” said Jenkins. “It is gratifying to know that everything we collectively do every day to improve and enhance mobility, will have a significant impact on future generations.”
Prior to joining HNTB, Jenkins served as the first executive director of the Orange County Transportation Commission, now known as the Orange County Transportation Authority. He also spent time as a project manager for San Diego Centre City Transportation Action Program, Caltrans and LA Metro.
Mobility 21 is a coalition that brings together public, business, and community stakeholders to pursue regional solutions to the transportation challenges facing Southern California communities. It’s annual summit typically brings together more than 1,000 participants to learn, network and brainstorm continuing progress in the mobility sector.
Jenkins earned his bachelor’s and master’s in civil engineering from the University of Kansas. He is a member of Chi Epsilon Honor Society and a lifelong member in the American Society of Civil Engineers Los Angeles/Orange County.