Carlos Espíndola

Managing Associate


Certified Professional Engineer, Maryland, 2008
M.S., Transportation Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1998
B.A., Civil Engineering, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México, 1996


An expert in travel demand forecasting, particularly for toll roads in various international settings, Carlos Espíndola has 11 years of experience in transportation engineering and has worked in the United States, Latin America, Europe, and Asia. He is currently coordinating a road improvement feasibility study for the Millennium Challenge Corporation in Moldova. The study will evaluate the feasibility of repairing versus defining new alignment for sections of 300 kilometers of roads. On the basis of the study, a consortium of companies will then conduct environmental assessments and prepare a final design for road improvements.

Mr. Espíndola has provided travel-demand forecasts for automobile and public transport in urban and interurban settings, due diligence reviews of road and energy projects, traffic engineering, transportation support for environmental studies, and strategic planning. He has participated in many international projects and has worked directly on many aspects of public-private partnership transactions in more than 15 projects and 2 very large urban planning programs.

Before joining Nathan, Mr. Espíndola was a transport engineer with the Louis Berger Group. He managed and participated in feasibility analyses, due diligence reviews, and demand forecasts for toll roads in the United States, Mexico, Peru, Chile, the Dominican Republic, Honduras, and Greece. He also conducted traffic analysis for the transportation sections of environmental impact statements and other planning exercises in Washington, D.C. and the eastern United States.

As transportation planner with Parsons Brinkerhoff Quade and Douglas in Seattle, Mr. Espíndola applied travel demand models to evaluate the impact of different highway and arterial configurations and to forecast high occupancy vehicle (HOV) and transit ridership. As a graduate research assistant at the University of Illinois, he conducted research on human factors at highway-railroad grade crossings.

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