Mark Fuhrmann

Mark Fuhrmann

Senior Program Manager, Transit

“I have worked in the public sector for many years and have seen the value we can bring to support our clients on these highly complex public transit infrastructure investments. My position enables me to provide these critical services to project sponsors who are investing hundreds of millions to improve mobility and access to opportunity for generations to come.”

As our program manager for the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District West Lake and Double Track projects, Mark focuses on the coordination of staff and resources to support the effective delivery of this critical infrastructure project. He simultaneously works to grow our Minnesota/Wisconsin transit practice. 

With more than 30 years of experience, Mark’s passion for collaborating on many different kinds of projects is evidenced by his diverse portfolio. From alternatives analysis to financial plans to construction, he has a management track record of delivering successful and transformative passenger rail projects. 

Mark previously served as Minneapolis’ Metro Transit deputy general manager and program director leading efforts on five New Starts projects (three of which are in service), two light rail lines and the Northstar Commuter Line as well as two light-rail transit extensions. His most recent New Start rail project was the Metro Transit METRO Green Line LRT project, which HDR provided critical consultant services to. This rail system connects both central business districts of Minneapolis and St. Paul with ten miles of new double track light rail serving 18 new stations. 

Other significant projects include three Metro extensions in Northern Virginia and the introduction of commuter rail service on two lines from Virginia serving Union Station in Washington, D.C. during his time at County of Fairfax, Virginia.

Mark served ten years as a member of the National Sciences Foundation Transit Cooperative Research Program Panel, participated in the Federal Transit Administration delegation to five Central and Eastern Europe urban transport authorities, and was awarded the Minnesota Public Transportation 2014 Transit Professional of the Year.