Gary ThomasPE

Transit & Rail Market Director

Gary Thomas serves as our Transit & Rail Market Director. A 2022 inductee of the American Public Transportation Association’s (APTA’s) Hall of Fame, Gary has more than four decades of transit leadership and engineering experience, including 22 years as President and Executive Director of Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART).  

With a life-long commitment to advancing the transit industry in America, Gary is a past chair of APTA, Rail-Volution, and the SouthWest Transit Association. He also served on the Transportation Research Board Executive Committee, Transportation Cooperative Research Program, Texas Transportation Association, and the McKinney Avenue Transit Authority. In 2023, Gary was inducted into the Texas Transportation Hall of Honor. As a Texas Tech Distinguished Alumni, Gary earned a bachelor’s in civil engineering and a bachelor’s in architecture from the university.  

Recent News

Gary Thomas Inducted into the Texas Transportation Hall of Honor

Gary Thomas, the former President and Executive Director of Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART), and current Transit & Rail Market […]

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Lochner Leads Leadership Summit Focuses on Collaboration and Growth

Last week, leaders from across the firm gathered in Austin for our Lochner Leads Leadership Summit. The three-day event provided […]

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Gary Thomas Joins Lochner As National Transit & Rail Market Director

H.W. Lochner, Inc. (Lochner), a leading provider of infrastructure planning and engineering services, is pleased to announce that Gary Thomas, […]

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