Victor Rivas joins HNTB as transportation asset management senior project manager

Skilled program manager brings extensive expertise in asset management and digital transformation

CHICAGO (May 30, 2024)Victor Rivas has joined HNTB as a transportation asset management senior project manager. Rivas brings more than 22 years of experience as a program manager and researcher, with a strong focus on transportation-related solutions. His expertise includes transportation asset management, transit systems operations, capital programming and resilience planning.

“Victor’s remarkable track record in spearheading major capital improvement programs, as well as operations and maintenance initiatives, have brought about transportation solutions on a range of programs,” said Jeff Siegel, GISP, HNTB’s digital transformation solutions director and senior vice president. “His comprehensive problem-solving approach, spanning both the public and private sectors, helps clients advance infrastructure management strategies alongside effective digital transformation.”

Rivas will be responsible for the delivery of innovative asset management solutions, as well as climate and infrastructure resilience planning projects.

Prior to joining HNTB, Rivas was pivotal in implementing the Transit Asset Management Plan for SunRail in Orlando which included the Federal Transit Administration’s National Transit Database Asset Inventory Module submission process. In this role, Rivas also oversaw project compliance with federal grants, coordinated construction updates, and analyzed project reports to address deviations for the SunRunner Bus Rapid Transit System. Rivas’ broader industry involvement includes contributions to the Transportation Research Board’s Committee on Transportation Resilience Metrics, helping develop well-understood metrics for measuring transportation system resilience.

Rivas earned a Master of Science in urban planning and policy from the University of Illinois, focusing on urban transportation and spatial planning. Additionally, he holds a Master of Science in urban studies and planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, specializing in systems operations and infrastructure finance.