Barbour has more than three decades of experience in rail and highway design and construction management, working with local agencies, contractors, military and consultants. He brings extensive transit design-build expertise, including the California State Route 125 Design Build Gap Connector project in San Diego and Honolulu Authority Rapid Transit’s elevated airport guideway and stations, among others. During his 18-year tenure with Caltrans, he served as acting deputy for design in District 7 in Los Angeles and office chief for structure design in Sacramento.
Prior to joining HNTB, Barbour successfully led projects for several of the region’s transportation agencies, including the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, where he served as executive officer for the construction management program as well as highway project management. His international military experience involved working as engineering manager for the $65 million design-build reconstruction of a military base in the Middle East.
Barbour earned a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from California State University in Sacramento. He is registered as a professional engineer in California.
“Michael is a highly respected rail and highway transportation professional with a broad range of construction management expertise on high-profile infrastructure projects,” said Andres Ocon, Southern California office leader and vice president for HNTB. “His design-build background, along with his professional insight and leadership, will be an asset as we continue to provide design and construction oversight for California’s high-speed rail project in the Central Valley.”