Linda Bohlinger, nationally recognized in the transportation industry for her project development, funding and policy expertise, is a Principal Consultant in the strategic consulting group of Parsons Brinckerhoff. Ms. Bohlinger advises the firm’s transportation clients, drawing on her expertise in the areas of funding strategies, grants, financial planning, alternative project delivery, value capture, congestion pricing, and public-private partnerships. She is based in the firm’s downtown Los Angeles office.
Ms. Bohlinger joins Parsons Brinckerhoff following a 36-year career during which she held executive positions in both the public and private sectors. Most recently she was a Vice President with an international engineering firm, leading its national management consulting practice. Prior to that position she served as Executive Director of South Florida’s Tri-County Commuter Rail Authority (Tri-Rail) securing a $327 million Federal Full Funding Grant Agreement for Tri-Rail’s Double Track program.
In her fifteen-year tenure with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro), Ms. Bohlinger rose to become Metro’s interim Chief Executive holding operational, construction, planning and fiscal responsibility for a $3.0 billion budget, 8,000 employees, 13 member board transportation authority and securing more than $2.4 billion in Federal Full Funding Grant Agreements for the Metro Red Line Subway Segments 2 and 3.
Ms. Bohlinger’s earlier public service career influenced major infrastructure programs across the state of California. As the Deputy Director for Transit Development for the California Transportation Commission, she started the Commission’s first five-year program of rail transit guideway projects and assisted in increasing state legislative support from $10 million to $100 million per year. As the Manager of Highway and Transportation Systems Management Programs for the Los Angeles County Transportation Commission, she directed the development of the Commission’s $2.2 billion capital improvement programs for state highways, rail transit and local roadways. She also held key management roles for the Sacramento Area Council of Governments and for the Southern California Association of Governments in systems planning and programming of regional and local projects.
Ms. Bohlinger received a master of public administration degree from the University of Southern California and a B.A. from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She serves as Chair of the North American Transit Services Association and is a former executive committee member of the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), and immediate past chair of the APTA Foundation. She is a member of the California Transit Association and the Women’s Transportation Seminar. She has garnered leadership awards for her contributions to the industry including the Book of Leaders Award, Miami Today; Woman of the Year Award, Los Angeles Chapter of the Women’s Transportation Seminar; Outstanding Leadership Award, California Transit Association; and Woman of the Year Award, Sacramento Chapter of the Women’s Transportation Seminar.