Ben Pierce, PMP
Mobility & Operational Technology Services Director
“Technology is not something to be afraid of but something to embrace. At the same time, it’s important to have an adoption plan for different technologies and understand what solutions would be most beneficial — and that’s what HDR can help with.”
Ben has spent more than 30 years researching and evaluating transportation technology. And as director of our Mobility & Operational Technology Services practice, he works to continually expand HDR’s technical capabilities, with a focus on connected and automated vehicles, intelligent transportation systems, tolling and alternative revenue, and electrified mobility.
A widely recognised thought leader in transportation technology, Ben has supported innovative projects across transportation markets, including work for airports, transit agencies, DOTs and local communities. He has contributed his expertise to Florida’s connected and automated vehicle initiatives, ITS general engineering consulting contracts with NYCDOT, the Denver Mobility Choice Blueprint and the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority Strategic Plan.
Ben’s technical specialty is in the research, conceptual design, prototyping, deployment, and evaluation of transportation technology. He combines a detailed technical mind with a talent for practical application and an ability to unravel and explain complex topics. He helps our clients understand the benefit of new technologies and develop adoption and operational plans that are strategic and implementable.