Gannett Fleming has hired seasoned transportation veteran Tim Smith as a senior planning consultant in the firm’s Transportation Operations and Planning Group, strengthening an already experienced team. A well-known leader in Pennsylvania’s transportation industry, Smith adds 32 years of commonwealth engineering and planning experience to the group.
Based in the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, office, Smith supports planning activities, including strategic and policy planning, transportation studies, plans and projects, project development, freight and multi-modal initiatives, and evaluation of transportation needs and alternatives.
Prior to joining the firm, Smith spent five years as the transportation coordinator for the Tri-County Regional Planning Commission (TCRPC) in Harrisburg and he served as a transportation engineer and planning manager for the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) for 26 years.
“Tim’s extensive knowledge of local and statewide transportation systems is an invaluable asset that will enhance our ability to deliver excellent transportation operations and planning services to our clients,” said Mark Metil, PE, PTOE, director of transportation operations and planning. “He’s a recognized leader in our industry who will make an immediate impact on our team.”
Smith has a thorough understanding of the design and environmental process, project development, and financing of major transportation projects. He was instrumental in developing and managing the PTC’s strategic, long-range, and capital planning processes. In addition, he has worked closely with engineering and planning officials within the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and Federal Highway Administration, as well as metropolitan and regional planning organizations, public officials, and other planning partners.
Smith served as vice chairman of the Harrisburg Area Transportation Study (HATS) technical committee and was involved in the update of the HATS Regional Transportation Plan, PennDOT’s Transportation Improvement Program, and the Pennsylvania State Transportation Commission’s 12-Year Program, in addition to other transportation programs.
An active member of the American Planning Association, Smith earned a bachelor of science in civil engineering from the University of Pittsburgh. He is a resident of Lower Paxton Township in Pennsylvania.