HNTB hires Susan Schruth as national transit practice consultant

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Former Federal Transit Administration leader brings extensive experience leading numerous large, high-profile federal and state programs

Susan Schruth joined HNTB Corporation as national transit practice consultant.

She is widely known throughout the industry as a proven leader, innovator, strategist and trusted advisor

Susan Schruth joined HNTB Corporation as national transit practice consultant, focusing on advancing the growth of HNTB’s profile in the transit industry while providing strategic advice to the firm’s transit team and clients. She is a senior technical resource for the firm, located in Arlington, Virginia.

“I am pleased to welcome Susan to HNTB,” said Diana Mendes, HNTB transit/rail practice leader and senior vice president. “She is widely known throughout the industry as a proven leader, innovator, strategist and trusted advisor.”

Schruth has nearly 30 years of experience in the transportation industry in both the public and private sector.

Prior to her recent experience with another consulting firm, Susan served in the Federal Transit Administration Senior Executive Service where she was responsible for leading some of FTA’s largest programs and top initiatives.

During her 22 years at the FTA, she held executive positions including associate administrator Office of Program Management. In that capacity, she managed and directed key elements of an $11 billion federal public transportation investment/assistance program to maintain, improve, expand and rehabilitate the nation’s public transportation system. She also was the lead in developing strategy and substance for the FTA’s State of Good Repair initiative. Prior to being associate administrator, she served as the FTA regional administrator for Region 3, based in Philadelphia, and Region 4, based in Atlanta. She led staff efforts during the 1996 Summer Olympic Games and served as the first director of the Lower Manhattan Recovery Office, charged with administering $5 billion in transportation assistance following the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

Schruth holds multiple degrees, including a Juris Doctor from Suffolk University, a Master of Arts in government/public sector management from The George Washington University and a Bachelor of Arts in political science and American studies from Newton College of the Sacred Heart. She is a member of the Virginia State Bar.

HNTB is currently involved with many of the nation’s most high-profile transit programs, including the Los Angeles Metro Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor, Charlotte Area Transit System’s LYNX Blue Line in North Carolina, and the Bay Area Rapid Transit Warm Springs Extension in San Francisco.

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