HDR’s Tara Erwin Promoted to Lead Transportation Operations in Canada
Tara Erwin, a transportation professional with a wide range of experience leading complex projects across Canada, has been promoted to serve as HDR’s transportation manager in Canada.
Based in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Erwin will provide operational leadership and strategic coordination of the firm’s nearly 250 transportation employees in Canada. HDR’s Canadian operations span 10 offices from Vancouver to Toronto and include multidisciplinary teams solving HDR's clients’ most complex mobility challenges. She will oversee key projects in delivery and support business development efforts in all transportation markets to uncover opportunities to help clients and communities across Canada improve access, safety and quality of life.
Erwin’s leadership is integral to a Canadian practice that has doubled in the past two years. Highlights include the Ontario Line subway in Toronto, a vibrant railway practice and transportation planning and roadway design efforts across the country.
“I look forward to working across Canada with our talented teams and clients to advance mobility across all modes,” Erwin said. “HDR is unique in its ability to draw on our full-service resources and experience to develop custom infrastructure solutions throughout the project life cycle, from funding and environmental to corridor planning, engineering and project implementation. We are committed to deliver for our clients and communities to make great things possible throughout the planning, design and delivery of critical infrastructure assets.”
Erwin has led or contributed to a variety of projects including environmental assessments, transit project assessments, master plans, transit studies, haul route studies, and safety and operational reviews in both rural and urban settings. Erwin is committed to creating a better future for the communities where she works by listening to those impacted and amplifying voices when needed.
Erwin was recently elected to the WTS Greater Toronto Board of Directors, a professional organization that provides a powerful voice for inclusion, diversity and equity across North America.
“Tara’s vast experience managing and delivering complex projects combined with her ability to relate to our clients, fellow employees and consulting partners positions her well to successfully lead delivery of our growing transportation business throughout Canada,” said Tyrone Gan, HDR’s Canadian regional transportation director.