Alejandro Solis to Lead HDR’s Transportation Economics and Statistics Services
HDR has selected Alejandro Solis to lead its transportation economics and statistics practice.
Solis is an accomplished economist with a background in an array of transportation-related services. His areas of specialization include monetization of social benefits, estimation of financial feasibility, identification of business opportunities, analysis of cross-border initiatives, and handling of risk and uncertainty in infrastructure projects.
From the Washington, D.C. office, Solis has served in a leadership role for many of HDR’s major transportation projects, including as project manager for the Texas-Mexico Border Transportation Master Plan. His industry publications and presentations include two to the Transportation Research Board, first related to localized U.S.-Mexico trade and then on the quantification of benefits realized from deploying WiFi to U.S. inland waterways. Prior to joining HDR in 2010, he served in the administration of Mexican President Felipe Calderón as chief adviser to the Undersecretary of Transportation.
Solis earned a doctorate in economics from New York University, a master’s degree in economics from New York University and a bachelor’s degree in economics from the Instituto Tecnolόgico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey.
“Major global events over the past few years — including the COVID pandemic and the breakdown of supply chains — have transformed the behavior of economic agents across the world, significantly impacting the transportation industry,” Solis said. “I look forward to leading our team to maximize solutions to our clients’ most pressing generational concerns.”
HDR provides unique economic, decision support analysis, and modeling services to aid clients with their short- and long-range infrastructure policies, programs and investments. In leading the transportation economics and statistics team, Solis will guide technical work and professional development.
“Alejandro is highly motivated, intellectual and analytically oriented, and I couldn’t be more pleased that he is taking on this role,” said Janet González Tudor, HDR’s transportation advisory services director. “He will continue to build and lead a growing team of best-in-class experts to provide stellar economic and statistical work to our existing and future transportation clients.”