Tara Erwin has taken on a new role as HDR’s transportation lead for Eastern Canada.
Working from the company’s Richmond Hill, Ontario office, Erwin will provide strategic leadership to transportation teams throughout the region to they deliver integrated services to HDR’s clients. She will help diversify technical service offerings and coordinate staff resources for projects in the region, including the Ontario Line subway line in Toronto.
“I am excited to get to know our staff and clients at a deeper level, and gaining their insights, as well as learning and leveraging their strengths,” Erwin said. “Collaborative success will be the underlying factor of innovating and advancing multimodal transportation throughout Canada.”
Erwin is equipped with 16 years of experience at HDR, gaining diverse expertise in traffic and intelligent transportation systems, safety, freight and goods movement, municipal design, asset management, consultation, and transportation planning, as well as public consultation.
Her experience includes working on a wide range of projects under stringent compliance guidelines for the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario, Transportation Association of Canada, Transport Canada, the Transportation Research Board, and the National Cooperative Highway Research Program.
“We are confident in Tara’s abilities to be successful in this new role and in working with all of our teams to help make great things possible,” said Tyrone Gan, HDR’s transportation director for Canada. “Tara’s leadership, both within the transportation planning group as well as her dedicated involvement in numerous other committees, activities and initiatives, set her apart.”
Erwin earned her bachelor’s and master’s in civil engineering from the University of Waterloo.