John Barton


John Barton is a senior vice president for HNTB and serves as the firm’s chairman of professional services and as the national Department of Transportation market sector leader.

Working in collaboration with HNTB’s regional/division presidents and office leaders, he provides leadership to all market sectors and professional service practice groups, and develops and directs strategies that enhance HNTB’s services to all HNTB clients across the country.

Prior to joining HNTB, Barton served the Texas A&M University system in various capacities after retiring from the Texas DOT (TxDOT) where he held engineering, management and executive leadership roles over a span of 29 years.

Barton’s experience in the transportation industry and knowledge of industry issues and trends enables him to speak about a variety of transportation topics, including U.S. infrastructure investment, Highway Trust Fund solvency and diverse funding sources, efficient infrastructure investments, and sophisticated engineering approaches and solutions.