De La Garza-Navarro Joins HDR as Central Texas Transit Lead
(October 16, 2014) - Norma De La Garza-Navarro has joined HDR as the firm's Central Texas transit lead. Based in the San Antonio office, her responsibilities include client engagement and developing and managing transit program assignments throughout central Texas. She will also help advance regional, national and global HDR transit initiatives.
Prior to joining HDR, De La Garza-Navarro was with Dallas Area Rapid Transit for 24 years. She held positions of increasing responsibility including assistant vice president and for the past three years, vice president of Commuter Rail and Railroad Management and Director of the Trinity Railway Express. Prior to joining DART, she spent two years with VIA Metropolitan Transit in San Antonio. She regularly collaborated with transit peers across North America on operations, regulatory, policy and technology issues.
De La Garza-Navarro holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Texas in San Antonio. She is a certified public accountant and a certified project management professional. She is active in the American Public Transportation Association and WTS International.
About HDR's Transit Experience
Because transit is not one size fits all, we help clients with everything from navigating MAP-21 and other funding alternatives, to managing program development and design, to providing construction management for new and established systems. Our wide-ranging portfolio includes extending Boston's Green Line, one of the oldest light rail systems in the United States, the Downtown Rapid Transit Expansion Study in Toronto and consulting on every phase of the new Sun Link modern streetcar in Tucson.
At HDR, we've partnered with our clients to shape communities and push boundaries of what's possible since 1917. With 8,500 employees in more than 200 locations around the world, we think global and act local. We've completed projects in 60 countries, always following through and holding ourselves accountable.