DANIEL T. HAUBER, VICE PRESIDENT
Daniel T. Hauber specializes in TRA’s transportation safety, security, operations, and maintenance consulting projects, and has been part of the TRA team since 1997. Dan’s work at TRA focuses on operating and maintenance procedures, business process assessments, vehicle and infrastructure condition assessments, and operations and maintenance planning and procurements. In his projects, Dan strives to combine both practical field experience and accepted business analysis practices.
How did you begin working at TRA? Who was your first client?
I began working at TRA straight out of undergrad, and have been here ever since. I have had an interest in transit since I was young. I rode trains and buses near here from a pretty young age, and then started to really appreciate the positive impact that transit has on personal mobility and cities.
My first client was the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, and its Rail Transit Safety Review Program. I’m still involved with that project 21 years later.
What do you like most about your job?
It used to be that I liked the technical aspects of working at TRA best. I also still really enjoy the mobility aspect of our work. More than anything, though, I like the people I get to work with. Both internally at TRA and our clients and project stakeholders — I really enjoy working with lots of great people.
What would people be surprised to know about you?
When I see work acquaintances outside of work, some are surprised to learn I have a couple of tattoos. Likewise when personal friends find out that I wear fairly dressy clothes to work most days, that surprises them!
What do you enjoy doing when you’re not at work?
My partner and I really enjoy cooking, gardening, spending time with our dogs, and traveling when we can. I also really love bicycling, and do a fair amount of training and racing.
If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?
As part of an APTA delegation, I went to Tokyo in 2017. I can’t wait to go back to Japan, and to be able to fit more touristy things in.