High-Speed Rail Authority Appoints Executive Staff
SACRAMENTO, Calif.– The California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) today announced the appointments of Scott Jarvis as Chief Engineer, Kevin Thompson as Director of Engineering, Bruce Armistead as Director of Operations and Maintenance, Alan Glen as Director of Real Property and William Robinson as Senior Legislative Analyst.
“After an extensive search and recruiting effort, we are fortunate to add these individuals who possess the experience and knowledge to successfully deliver the nation’s first high-speed rail program,” said Authority CEO Jeff Morales. “Their expertise in their respective fields will provide strong leadership that is essential in moving this transformative project forward.”
As Chief Engineer, Jarvis will be responsible for the development and coordination of program management activities to ensure successful delivery for the high-speed rail system. Jarvis joined the Authority as the Assistant Chief Program Manager in April 2013 and has 30 years of transportation engineering, management and leadership experience. The compensation is $198,000.
As the Director of Engineering, Thompson will ensure that all of the engineering elements of the high-speed rail program are delivered within scope, quality standards, budget and schedule throughout the duration of the entire project. Thompson was previously the Director of Bridge Practice at URS Corporation, where he focused on technical risk management and general engineering practice coordination. The compensation is $180,000.
As Director of Operations and Maintenance, Armistead is responsible for advancing the implementation of the high-speed rail program and the system’s safety, security, operations and maintenance activities. Armistead was previously the Project Director for Fluor Enterprises where he provided leadership on public-private rail projects across North America and has over 25 years of experience in railroad construction, operation and maintenance. The compensation is $175,008.
As the Director of Real Property, Glen will administer, manage and direct all statewide activities associated with acquiring the property rights necessary to deliver the high-speed rail program, including right-of-way acquisition and property management. He was previously the Principal Engineer at Quincy Engineering where he served for 15 year as Project Manager to deliver large transportation projects including freeway interchanges, bridge replacements, highway realignments and railroad grade separations. The compensation is $175,008.
As the Senior Legislative Analyst, Robinson is responsible for analyzing and monitoring legislation of interest to the Authority and developing legislative proposals that further the Authority’s goals and objectives. Robinson was previously Special Assistant for Appointments at the Governor’s Office, where he researched and made recommendations for appointments. The compensation is $45,000.
About California High-Speed Rail Authority
The California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) is responsible for planning, designing, building and operation of the first high-speed rail system in the nation. California high-speed rail will connect the mega-regions of the state, contribute to economic development and a cleaner environment, create jobs and preserve agricultural and protected lands. By 2029, the system will run from San Francisco to the Los Angeles basin in under three hours at speeds capable of over 200 miles per hour. The system will eventually extend to Sacramento and San Diego, totaling 800 miles with up to 24 stations. In addition, the Authority is working with regional partners to implement a statewide rail modernization plan that will invest billions of dollars in local and regional rail lines to meet the state’s 21st century transportation needs. To learn more visit the Authority’s website at http://www.hsr.ca.gov and join us on facebook.com/CaliforniaHighSpeedRail and follow us at twitter.com/cahsra