Lee brings more than 30 years of experience in a broad range of technically challenging rail projects, including specialized expertise in light rail transit, high-speed rail and conventional rail systems.
In his role with HNTB, Lee supports projects for rail and transit agencies such as Bay Area Rapid Transit, California High-Speed Rail Authority, Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board, Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority, and other agencies along the West Coast.
“Michael is a recognized global leader in rail systems and the perfect choice to lead HNTB’s transit systems group in the West,” said Darlene K. Gee, PE, HNTB Northern California office leader and vice president. “As our region grows, reliable, connected transit systems are more and more important. Michael has worked with systems deployments in Asia, Europe and North America, and now brings his worldwide expertise to our valued clients.”
Prior to joining HNTB, Lee was president of North America at China Railway Signal & Communication Corporation Limited, a China-based global leader of train control technologies. He also worked for the U.S. Department of Transportation and General Electric Transportation. He has been involved in several worldwide deployments of signal and communication systems, including Communication Based Train Control, European Train Control Systems, Chinese Train Control Systems, computer interlocking, supervisory control and data acquisition, and Automatic Fare Collection. He is experienced with rolling stock technologies, including high-speed trains, bogies, traction motors, locomotives and hybrid transit buses.
Lee earned a Master’s in Business Administration, management of technology, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology – Sloan School of Management. He also received a master’s in mechanical engineering from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, and a bachelor’s in automotive engineering from Tsinghua University in Beijing.
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 eight 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.