Tim Schmidt

Tim Schmidt

Operations Manager

TJSchmidt@lan-inc.com 408.678.0213


Tim Schmidt has 31 years of program management, construction management, and design experience for a number of multi-million public transit projects, including heavy rail, light rail, commuter rail, and bus/bus rapid transit projects.  He has also provided the same services freight rail clients, completing the $80 million Dallas Intermodal Facility for Union Pacific Railroad. Tim is a proven team leader and consensus-builder focused on project delivery to meet stakeholder expectations that help save our clients time and money. He is currently project manager for one of the largest design-build public works and passenger rail expansion projects in the Bay Area—the $800 million VTA/BART Silicon Valley Berryessa Extension.

He has worked closely with Class 1 and short-line railroads, Federal Transit Administration (FTA), Federal Railroad Administration, and the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). He was also project manager and technical expert for two modern DMU (diesel multiple unit) projects in the US, 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, and Denton County Transportation Authority.


Associate of Applied Science, Pre-Engineering, Iowa Lakes Community College


American Public Transportation Association (APTA)

American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC)