Paving the Way for the Traveling Public

David Hastings, P.E., PTOE is designing safe, connective roadways that culminate in vibrant community transformations.

He became invested in transportation design during his time as a student at SUNY Buffalo, when he secured an internship with the Office of Design at the New York State Department of Transportation’s (NYSDOT) Engineering Division. The opportunity augmented his understanding of civil design processes, setting the stage for a successful career in transportation engineering.

Now, as a Senior Transportation Engineer with more than 12 years at CPL under his belt, Hastings applies extensive design and project management experience toward completing a variety of complex assignments for the firm’s Transportation Practice, which encompass everything from traffic impact studies and streetscape design to roadway widening and multimodal accommodations.

“Transportation infrastructure impacts everyone on a daily basis and serves as a foundation for society,” Hastings explained. “As transportation engineers, we have the opportunity to collaborate with the public to improve operations, connections, and safety which I find deeply gratifying.”

Over the last decade, Hastings has contributed more than 70 projects to CPL’s transportation portfolio. Recent endeavors include a pedestrian safety action plan for the Town of Tonawanda, NY; the rehabilitation of South Winton Road in Rochester, NY; and the Walkable Olean project in Olean, NY, which was awarded “Transportation Project of the Year” by the New York Upstate Section of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE, 2021)

The Walkable Olean project reconstructed a portion of Main Street to delineate traffic and integrate pedestrian and bicycle accommodations.

Hastings also demonstrates his passion for design excellence as an active member of the ITE, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), and the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC). When he isn’t engineering, he can be found trekking the Adirondacks with his fiancée, serving as the captain of his kickball and soccer league teams, or competing against his coworkers in CPL’s annual Golf Tournament and the Chase Corporate Challenge.

Hastings, left, poses with fellow team members during CPL Rochester’s 2022 Corporate Challenge at Frontier Field.

He credits the firm with having fostered his growth as both an engineering professional and member of the Rochester community.

“The leadership team has been good to me from day one. They’ve helped me carve out my own niche and strengthen my skills while encouraging fun at work,” Hastings said. “I’m immensely appreciative of the direction my career has taken. CPL has the best people and the best opportunities.”

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