HNTB promotes Rob Troup, welcomes Mark Niles

Written by Maggie Lancaster, assistant editor
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HNTB Corporation has promoted Rob Troup to transit and rail market sector leader for the Northeast Division. The company has also added Mark Niles as senior project manager and associate vice president, based in Washington, D.C.

As an HNTB vice president, Troup is based in the Philadelphia office; he joined the firm in 2016. In his new role, Troup’s focus is client development, as well as the management of engineering and design for rail and transit projects in the northeast region.

Troup has more than 35 years of public transportation experience with a focus on developing comprehensive engineering and operational solutions to improve multimodal transit infrastructure and services. He has significant experience managing high-density transit design, operations, maintenance and construction in heavily urbanized environments such as the Northeast corridor and the New York metropolitan region.

Prior to joining HNTB, Troup was the deputy general manager of operations for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transportation Authority (WMATA) where he was responsible for all aspects of engineering, maintenance and operations for Metro Rail and accessibility transit services. He also worked with Amtrak, New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority, New Jersey Transit and the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority.

His responsibilities include program management, business development, technical quality oversight and project delivery.

Niles has 30 years of transit-planning experience and an extensive background in the mid-Atlantic. His experience includes projects and programs for the WMATA, DC Streetcar and many other transit and rail, bus and paratransit planning projects across the United States.

Prior to joining HNTB, Niles served as associate vice president for another consulting firm. In this role, he served numerous regional projects, including as program manager for the WMATA on-call planning contract, project manager for the Federal Transit Administration New Starts/Small Starts land use reviews and Metrobus market and effectiveness studies.

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