Railway Age Magazine Celebrates HDR’s Sharon Greene with Inaugural “Women in Rail” Award

Greene is a Railway Age Women of Rail honoree.

A distinguished career producing innovative funding solutions for rail projects earned our Director of Strategic Financial Consulting Sharon Greene a place among Railway Age magazine’s first “Women in Rail” honorees.

Nominated by peers, 10 women from across the rail industry won the award based on their leadership, vision and accomplishments. Just as important were their contributions to their communities, and to organizations outside of the workplace.

Since early in her career, Greene has demonstrated her belief in the far-reaching advantages of rail transit. As the founder and former executive director of the Los Angeles San Diego-San Luis Obispo Rail Corridor Agency, Greene developed the now industry-standard financial plans and cost-sharing arrangements that enabled the launch of Metrolink 25 years ago. Today, it’s the nation’s third largest commuter rail system, transporting passengers some 409 million miles per year.

With HDR since 2013, Greene continues providing services for significant rail transit systems around the world. She contributes to the ongoing Los Angeles Link Union Station project. More recently, Greene helped GoTriangle’s Durham-Orange Light Rail Transit project in North Carolina develop a strategic funding plan to defend the project’s viability to the Federal Transit Administration. The overhauled proposal was successful and the FTA announced its approval for the project to proceed with final design in July.

“It is a true honor to be recognized by Railway Age and to be included among so many innovative and successful women who are advancing cost-effective and sustainable transportation made possible by rail transit,” Greene said. “I’m excited for the future of rail and the opportunity to continue finding holistic funding solutions that help achieve consensus and keep projects moving forward.”

Read her feature on Railway Age magazine’s website.

About HDR’s Transit Experience

Because transit is not one size fits all, we help clients with everything from navigating the FAST Act and other funding alternatives, to managing program development and design, to providing construction management for new and established systems. Our wide-ranging portfolio includes managing the San Diego Mid-Coast Corridor Transit project, the Government Center Station renovation design in Boston, the Downtown Rapid Transit Expansion Study in Toronto and consulting on every phase of the new Kansas City modern Streetcar. In addition to planning and engineering, our experts help clients with strategic funding, economic analysis, public engagement, real estate services, program/project controls, risk management and operations and maintenance.

About HDR

For more than a century, HDR has partnered with clients to shape communities and push the boundaries of what’s possible. Our expertise spans 10,000 employees, in more than 225 locations around the world — and counting. Our engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services bring an impressive breadth of knowledge to every project. Our optimistic approach to finding innovative solutions defined our past and drives our future.