Austin Transit Partnership names two new senior vice presidents

November 1, 2023

AUSTIN, Texas—Austin Transit Partnership has named Brad Cummings as its new senior vice president of procurement and contract management, and Haley Garcia as its new senior vice president of program controls in the planning, community and federal programs department.

“We are building a team of experts that have the experience and know-how to help ATP successfully implement Austin Light Rail in line with this community’s values,” Greg Canally, executive director of ATP, said. “Brad and Haley bring decades of combined professional experience and passion for the transit sector and will be valuable as we enter the next stages of implementation focused on our delivery framework and the federal funding process.”

Cummings was most recently employed by the Dallas Area Rapid Transit where he served as the vice president of business services. He has significant experience in leading contract and procurement functions at transit agencies nationwide and looks forward to leading the day-to-day activities for ATP’s procurement and contract management functions. Cummings was also just named as one of Mass Transit Magazine’s 2023 40 Under 40 for his commitment and impact in transit.

Cummings earned a Bachelor of Science degree in political science and government from the University of Utah and a Juris Doctorate from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. Brad is also in the process of earning a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business.

Garcia has nearly two decades of professional experience as a program and project controls professional within industry-leading organizations including HDR, Jacobs Engineering, Burns & McDonnell and Hill International Inc. She most recently served as the project controls manager for the light rail capital development program at Valley Metro in Phoenix.  She has considerable experience working with the Federal Transit Administration in every phase of the federal grant life-cycle process, including the successful completion of multiple risk assessments. Garcia has worked on starter rail transit lines including the 20-mile light rail starter line in Phoenix. Garcia looks forward to bringing her expertise in establishing, managing and mentoring project control teams to ATP.

Garcia is an active member of ACCE International, a global organization dedicated to the advancement of Total Cost Management, and is also a member of the Eno Center for Transportation where she completed the EnoMAX program in 2022. Garcia earned a Bachelor of Science degree in finance from Arizona State University.

About Austin Transit Partnership

The Austin Transit Partnership (ATP) is the local government corporation responsible for implementing Project Connect and leading Austin Light Rail.

ATP is responsible for the day-to-day implementation, planning, financing, execution and oversight of Austin Light Rail.

In November 2020, Austin voters approved a referendum (“Prop A”) to provide a dedicated revenue stream to fund investments in Project Connect, a program of transit improvements, including Austin Light Rail. More information on the original Proposition can be found at

Media Contacts: ECPR Texas

Dennyse Salinas or Anita Garza


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