Ken Jacobs joins HNTB in Tampa as TSM&O group director

Experienced professional will support delivery of technology-based solutions to transportation clients across Florida

TAMPA, Fla. (Feb. 16, 2021) – Ken Jacobs, former director of transportation for Pinellas County, Fla., has joined HNTB Corporation as Transportation Systems Management & Operations group director in the firm’s Tampa office. Jacobs brings more than 35 years of professional experience in transportation and public works projects.

Jacobs’ responsibilities with HNTB include systems planning and operations, traffic engineering and design, Intelligent Transportation Systems design, TSM&O, connected vehicle planning and design, safety studies and design, and traffic management center operations. He will deliver projects for clients across Florida and support HNTB teams nationwide.

Prior to joining HNTB, Jacobs oversaw design, installation, and operation of the latest in traffic control technology in Pinellas County, winning awards for his work and earning the county the reputation as a national leader in advanced traffic management systems and ITS.

“Florida is highly regarded for the implementation of innovative traffic solutions, and Ken reinforces HNTB’s ability to support our clients in improving safety, enhancing mobility and driving innovative solutions,” said Len Becker, PE, HNTB’s West Florida office leader. “His wealth of knowledge and experience will help our clients solve their most pressing transportation challenges with innovative and results driven solutions.”

Jacobs is a member of the Institute of Transportation Engineers, Intelligent Transportation Society of America, American Public Works Association and the International Municipal Signal Association. He previously served as Florida Chapter president for ITSA and ITSA State Chapter council representative.

In West Florida, HNTB serves the Florida Department of Transportation, Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority, Tampa International Airport, Hillsborough County, Pinellas County, Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority, Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority, City of Tampa, City of Tallahassee and currently is working on, or has been involved with, many of the region’s most high-profile transportation projects.

About HNTB

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