CHS Consulting Group is pleased to welcome Tony Mendoza, Southern California Area Manager, to lead our Los Angeles office.
Tony brings a wealth of experience in transit planning, and in building partnerships and consensus for complex and contentious projects. Tony is an award-winning transportation planner with an emphasis on high-capacity transit projects, transit system planning and operations, and transit-oriented development. He recently led successful planning and community-focused consensus engagement for the Livable West Long Beach and Green Terminal Island Plans. In 2016, the American Planning Association – Los Angeles awarded Livable West Long Beach its Neighborhood Planning Award of Merit, and Green Terminal Island its Urban Design Award of Excellence.
Prior to joining CHS, Tony served as the Deputy Director of Planning and Integration for the California High-Speed Rail Authority, where he led the station area planning TOD program, and developed programs and partnerships with federal, state, and regional agencies and cities between San Francisco and Anaheim to implement TODs at high speed rail stations. The California High-Speed Rail Authority cited Tony for Excellence in Community Involvement. He was Planning Manager with Oregon Metro for five years and Manager of Service Development for Portland’s Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District (Tri-Met) for 13 years. In these positions, he led the transit and land use integration for the Regional Transit Plan, and the 30-year update of the regional High Capacity Transit network in Portland. The Transportation Research Board recognized his work for Oregon Metro’s High Capacity Transit System Plan with a Public Information Innovation Award, and the Oregon Transit Alliance named the High-Capacity Transit Plan its Innovative Transit Project of the Year. A native and resident of Long Beach, California, Tony has a BA in Public Administration with an emphasis in City Planning from San Diego State University. He is board chair for Walk Long Beach, past founding board member of Carshare Portland, and an expert advisor to City Fabrick in Long Beach.