Eric Rothman has extensive public and private sector experience in strategic planning, transportation, and economic development. As President of HR&A Advisors, Inc., Eric has developed a track record of success managing complex projects for transportation and development agencies in New York, Boston, Washington, and Los Angeles. He served as a strategic consultant and project manager for the City of New York on its groundbreaking PlaNYC sustainability plan for 2030. He recently led the firm’s work on BigApps, an innovative civic technology competition, on behalf of the New York City Economic Development Corporation. Eric currently leads and has led many of the firm’s national transit-oriented development projects including Saint Paul’s Union Depot, Washington DC’s Streetcar, Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station, Moynihan Station, and Washington DC’s Union Station.

Eric is an active member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), serving as a member of the ULI-New York Advisory Board and Infrastructure Council, the national Public-Private Partnership product council, and ULI Next.

Prior to joining HR&A, he worked as Head of Business Planning for Transport for London (TfL) where he created and directed the business planning process to invest $7.5 billion in annual funding in London’s transportation network and for the New York City Transit Authority.

Eric holds a Masters in Public Policy from Harvard's Kennedy School and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Princeton University. He was awarded a Design Trust fellowship for Taxi 07: Envisioning New York City’s Taxi System 10-Years Out

Recent Awards

  • PlanSmart NJ Resource Efficiency Award for the College of New Jersey’s Campus Town, 2015
  • National Capital Area Chapter of American Planning Association Outstanding Small Area Plan for Walter Reed Re-Use Plan, 2012
  • Real Estate New Jersey, 40 Under 40, 2008

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