Ben Tripousis, Public Transit Advocate, Joins HNTB as Associate Vice President
SAN JOSE, Calif. – Ben Tripousis has joined HNTB Corporation as associate vice president and senior program manager. He is based in the firm’s San Jose office.
Recognized throughout his career as a leader in public policy and transportation, Tripousis has served as chair of both the Metropolitan Transportation Commission Partnership Technical Advisory Committee, as well as the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority’s Technical Advisory Committee. He also has worked on transportation policy with the last three mayors of San Jose, Northern California’s largest city.
Before joining HNTB, Tripousis was Northern California regional director of the California High Speed Rail Authority, responsible for the management and oversight of the planning, design, construction and operation of the Northern California segment of the project. He also has worked on development of the Caltrain Centralized Equipment, Maintenance and Operations Facility, the Bay Area Rapid Transit extension to San Jose and the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority’s light rail system.
“As a former industry colleague and client, HNTB has been working with Ben for about 20 years now, and we are delighted to bring him onto our Northern California team,” said Darlene K. Gee, HNTB vice president and Northern California district leader. “His expertise in working with the City of San Jose as well as various Bay Area transportation agencies will be crucial in the success of our projects in the South Bay.”
In his new position, Tripousis will provide leadership for HNTB’s work with VTA and other South Bay clients. He also will work to ensure that HNTB plays a leading role in new infrastructure projects that develop in the area.
HNTB is currently working on several major infrastructure projects in Northern California, including the Central Subway and Presidio Parkway projects in San Francisco, design and environmental clearance of two California High-Speed Rail segments, the East Bay Greenway multi-use path in Alameda County, and a Runway Incursion Mitigation study at San Jose International Airport.
HNTB Corporation is an employee-owned infrastructure solutions firm serving public and private owners and contractors. HNTB’s work in California dates back to its founding in 1914. Today, HNTB continues to grow in size and service offerings to clients in California from seven office locations, currently employing more than 350 full-time professionals. With more than a century of service, HNTB understands the life cycle of infrastructure and addresses clients’ most complex technical, financial and operational challenges. Professionals nationwide deliver a full range of infrastructure-related services, including award-winning planning, design, program management and construction management. For more information, visit www.hntb.com.