Alumna Lori Katzman, Innovative Rail Transit Leader, joins HNTB

April 13, 2016

Lori Katzman joined HNTB Corporation as senior project manager and vice president in the firm’s rail transit group. Katzman is based in HNTB’s New York City office.

“Lori is a well-known, proven transportation industry leader with a deep understanding for the needs of transit agencies in this region,” said Mike Sweeney, PE, HNTB Northeast division president. “She is recognized for her innovative thinking and respected for a unique combination of skills and experience in the design, engineering, construction and program management of rail infrastructure systems. Lori is an important and valuable addition to our rapidly growing and nationally recognized transit practice.”

As a senior member of HNTB’s rail transit practice, Katzman is providing strategic support for key current transit projects and future opportunities, utilizing her extensive experience with program and design management for railroad terminals and related right-of-way infrastructure.

Prior to HNTB, Katzman was vice president of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Long Island Rail Road where she led that organization’s participation in the $10 billion East Side access program, the system’s first expansion in more than 100 years. In that capacity, she represented the LIRR’s interests with regard to the program’s railroad systems and infrastructure engineering, tunneling and complex underground construction including an underground passenger terminal. Katzman also represented the LIRR with MTA Capital Construction, Amtrak and other stakeholders in this program to transform infrastructure and train service from Long Island into Manhattan.

Katzman’s background also includes work with the Hudson Yards development project and the Moynihan Station Development Corporation project as well as leading multiple project management and technical efforts for the LIRR’s safety and security programs.

A graduate of Syracuse University, Katzman holds a Bachelor of Science degree in environmental engineering. She also has attended the executive development program at the ENO Center for Transit Leadership.

In the New York region, HNTB’s rail transit team is located in offices in New York City, Albany and Newark. HNTB serves as construction manager for the renewal and rehabilitation of New York City Transit’s Sea Beach line; program manager for New Jersey Transit in the implementation of Positive Train Control technology; owner’s engineer for the New NY (aka Tappan Zee) Bridge; lead designer of the Kosciuszko Bridge and the general engineering consultant for the New Jersey Turnpike Authority among other significant infrastructure programs.