Manan Garg, MSCE
Senior Vice President (Delivery and Construction)
Austin Transit Partnership | Project Connect
Manan is the Senior Vice President for ATP leading the Austin Light Rail project delivery & construction. Prior to joining ATP in July 2021, he served as BART’s Chief Design & Construction Officer for VTA’s Phase 2 BART extension to Silicon Valley (San Jose) project with an estimated cost of around $9.00B.
Manan has over 23 years of experience in Public Infrastructure and Mega Transit programs which include working with MTA Capital Construction Company (MTACC), New York City Transit Authority (NYCTA), and BART; his knowledge in all aspects of the project delivery cycle from environmental regulations, design development, program & construction management, costing, alternate project delivery to community relations, has been utilized in successfully delivering projects into revenue service such as BART’s Silicon Valley Phase 1 ($2.4B, RSD June 13th, 2020) and 2nd Ave Phase 1 ($4.58B, RSD January 1st, 2017) and now is being fully utilized on implementing Austin’s Light Rail Program as part of Project Connect.
Manan believes in integrating engineering values with community and equity principles such as providing access to jobs, health care, development of future work force, opening doors for opportunities, inculcating benefits of STEAM into EJ and priority communities. It stresses the importance of how engineers think and should think in addition to what they know and how they execute.