Transit expert Hadi Samii named HNTB project director

Samii brings three-plus decades of public-sector experience in Southern California

SAN DIEGO (July 2, 2020) – Hadi Samii, PE, was named project director for HNTB Corporation. He is based in the firm’s San Diego office and provides senior technical oversight on many of the firm’s largest infrastructure projects in Southern California.

“Hadi has extensive experience in project management, alignment studies, preliminary engineering and final design,” said Mark Weber, PE, HNTB San Diego group director and associate vice president. “He effectively guides a team while maintaining cost effective and timely project completion.”

Samii’s public sector experience includes working with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Agency, San Diego Association of Governments, and Caltrans on a variety of complex transit and roadway projects. In his current position, he is responsible for supporting SANDAG, LA Metro and Orange County Transportation Authority projects.

Samii brings more than 35 years of experience in highways and transit design. His transit project engineering experience includes the Mid-Coast Transit Project and Mission Valley, East LRT Extension in San Diego and the Crenshaw-Prairie Transit Project in Los Angeles.

Samii holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering from the University of Manchester, England. He is a registered professional engineer in the state of California.

HNTB is a leader in supporting clients with many of the nation’s most high-profile transit and rail programs, including the Bay Area Rapid Transit Second Crossing and BART on-call planning and engineering; LA Metro Sepulveda Pass Alternative Assessment and LA Metro’s Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor; Dallas Area Rapid Transit South Oak Cliff extension; Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority’s BART Silicon Valley Phase II; Sound Transit’s West Seattle-Ballard Link Extension; Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority GPC and engineering on-call contracts; Chicago Transit Authority’s Wilson Station; and Charlotte Area Transit System’s LYNX Blue Line Light Rail Extension in North Carolina.