One of the USA’s leading multi-disciplinary infrastructure consultancies has announced two new senior appointments to its tolling and transportation divisions. The HNTB Corporation has appointed Greg Hulsizer as vice president and toll market practice leader in the company’s West Division, based in its Santa Ana, California, office. In his role, Hulsizer will focus on toll client service, strategic planning, recruiting and growing the toll practice. Although concentrating on operations in the west, he also will provide counsel for toll services that HNTB provides across the USA, including program management, managed lanes, public-private partnerships and the emerging area of road usage charges as a potential replacement of the gas tax. Hulsizer brings more than 30 years of executive and board-level experience in leading high-profile public- and private-sector organizations. He is well-known in the toll industry as the chief executive responsible for leading the construction, start-up and operations of California’s two innovative public-private partnership toll facilities: the SR91 Express Lanes in Orange County and the SR125 South Bay Expressway in San Diego. He also started up and served as CEO of Cofiroute USA, the Orange County Transportation Authority’s operations contractor for the SR91 Express Lanes. Hulsizer was a founding member of the California Toll Operators Committee and also authored legislation and advised the California governor’s and legislative analyst’s office and legislative leadership on tolling and road usage charge-related issues.
Philip Rinehart has joined HNTB as a senior project manager in its Virginia Beach office, where he brings more than 20 years of broad industry experience, including mega-project delivery and program management of complex infrastructure projects. He will support the company’s growing transportation practice in Virginia, particularly in the Hampton Roads area. He has managerial responsibility for HNTB and subcontractor personnel on a variety of transportation projects, overseeing all aspects, including identifying and documenting scope of work and key deliverables, cost control, staffing and quality control. Rinehart has previously worked in the public sector, managing numerous transportation infrastructure programs in the Hampton Roads area and Virginia Beach. “As Hampton Roads continues to address complex infrastructure challenges, we will be at the forefront of helping to meet mobility needs throughout the region and across the Commonwealth of Virginia,” said Nick Antonucci, HNTB’s mid-Atlantic district leader. “Phil’s broad range of past leadership experiences, relationships and understanding of needs in the region are absolutely vital as we expand our transportation services in the area.”