ECS Technology Breakfast
"Engineering for High-Speed Rail" by Rick Simon, Adjunct Faculty and Sr. Project and Design Manager, HNTB Corporation
April 5th, 2012 at 7:30AM
With California — and the nation — moving forward to develop high-speed train systems, engineers are focused on the principles, technologies and emerging issues surrounding the planning and design of high-speed rail systems. As America joins the list of nations implementing high-speed rail systems, a new generation of domestic engineers must be developed who can participate and lead in the design, construction and operations of today’s most important public infrastructure system.
Rick Simon has been involved in the High Speed Train project since the early conceptual studies in the 1990s. An adjunct professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Rick is a senior project manager with HNTB Corp., a leading infrastructure firm. HNTB is one of several firms preparing engineering and environmental studies for the CA High-Speed Rail Authority’s 800-mile program. Rick has held positions with CH2M HILL, Parsons Brinckerhoff, ENTRANCO Engineers, SVERDRUP Corporation and CALTRANS. A graduate of Michigan State University, Rick is a licensed PE in California, Arizona and Texas.