Jim Hanson is a senior transportation technology leader with HDR in the advanced technology for
surface transportation practice. He has 22 years of experience in traffic engineering, transportation
planning, and applying innovation and technology to achieve transportation objectives. He has worked
throughout the US and internationally.
Jim advances industry best practices in transportation systems management and operations (TSMO) and
smart communities with HDR’s clients, staff, and partners. He has developed and implemented TSMO
programs with a variety of state departments of transportation (DOTs). Jim has worked with the Federal
Highway Administration, state DOTs, cities, counties, municipal planning organizations (MPOs), and
others to plan for and implement innovations and technology to enhance mobility.
Jim spent the first eight years of his career as a municipal traffic engineer in California and Colorado. He
applies this experience to make sure innovation and technology solutions achieve agencies’ objectives.