Tim SchmidtOperations Manager
Tim has 33 years of experience in the construction and design industry, with a specific focus on rail and transit systems. He has served in diverse roles from designer to construction manager for multi-million-dollar rail projects, including light rail, commuter rail, and bus/bus rapid transit projects, providing a comprehensive understanding of the complexities associated with multi-faceted transit projects. This diverse experience brings our rail and transit clients a leader who understands both the design and construction hurdles, helping clients clear those hurdles in timely manner bringing projects in on time. He has worked closely with Class 1 and short-line railroads, the Federal Transit Administration, Federal Railroad Administration, American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association, and the California Public Utilities Commission, to name a few.
Tim is wrapping up his role as Deputy Design Manager for the largest public works and passenger rail expansion project in the Northern California, the $775-million BART Silicon Valley Berryessa Extension Design-Build Project. He was also program manager and technical expert for construction of two of the five existing DMU (diesel multiple unit) projects in the U.S., one of which received the first alternatively compliant waiver from the FRA, allowing the DMU to mix with freight.
Other notable clients served include Sacramento Regional Transit District, Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART), Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority, VIA Metropolitan Transit, Denton County Transportation Authority, and Union Pacific Railroad.
EducationAssociate of Applied Science, Pre-Engineering, Iowa Lakes Community College
American Public Transportation Association (APTA)
American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC)