San Antonio is the nation’s seventh largest city with over 1.5 million residents and is the second largest city in Texas. San Antonio business leader, Art Reinhardt, has completed the life cycle of an engineering professional. He began his career as a private consultant, then served as an owner’s representative in program management, as a leader within the City of San Antonio (CoSA) and returned to the private sector with WSP in 2020. During his time at CoSA, Art oversaw the stormwater division of the public works department before transitioning to assistant director of the transportation division. There he managed transportation planning, traffic engineering and plan review, and operations/maintenance programs for more than 100,000 traffic signs, 1,100 centerline miles of pavement markings and 1,400 traffic signals throughout San Antonio.
Art leads a panel to discuss the San Antonio Safer Streets Initiative.
As one of the fastest growing cities in the U.S., San Antonio has “big city clout and a small-town feeling,” with a relatively low cost of living for a major U.S. city. Nonetheless, the city faces challenges related to mobility, drinking water and flooding as it looks to accommodate significant year-over-year population and economic growth, and overcome historical inequities. Art exudes the WSP mindset of “locally dedicated with international scale” when he approaches projects in San Antonio and neighboring cities such as New Braunfels, Seguin and Boerne. WSP’s work with VIA Metropolitan Transit on the planning of their first bus rapid transit corridors; helping the Alamo Area Metropolitan Planning Organization develop a resiliency plan; and providing traffic engineering services for TxDOT, San Antonio and Bexar County, show’s WSP’s commitment to creating a more connected, equitable and resilient San Antonio through a Future Ready lens.
Art leads the Broadway Corridor bond public meeting.
Art serves as an executive committee member of the San Antonio Mobility Coalition, board member and transportation committee chair of the American Council of Engineering Consultants San Antonio Chapter and infrastructure committee chair of the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce. He is also involved with the ACE Mentorship Program, Women in Transportation Seminar San Antonio Chapter, Texas Floodplain Management Association and is a proud alumnus of Leadership San Antonio. Art was recently honored by the Women in Transportation Seminar San Antonio Chapter as the 2023 Ray LaHood “Man of the Year” recipient for his support of women in the transportation industry.
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