Sam Tso Joins HDR as West Region Highways and Roads Lead
HDR is pleased to welcome Sam Tso, P.E., as program lead for the highways and roads market in the West region. Tso will focus on the continued growth of HDR’s program in the West by expanding HDR's technical expertise and providing the full suite of service capabilities to clients in key regional and local markets.
Based in the firm’s Las Vegas office, Tso brings more than 40 years of experience in the transportation industry. He spent the first eight years of his career in the public sector, initially at Caltrans and the Orange County Transportation Authority focusing on the planning, design and construction of highways, roadways, bus and rail transit projects. For the past 30-plus years, Tso worked for an international private consultant firm performing a variety of operations and project management roles where he focused on delivering major infrastructure projects — including a few with HDR, such as the Mike O'Callaghan - Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge (Hoover Dam Bypass) and the Honolulu Rail Transit Project, Hawaii’s first rail transit system.
“I’ve been a long-time admirer of and teaming partner with HDR,” Tso said. “It’s refreshing to be in the organization and working with really talented people who truly believe in knowledge sharing and lending a helping hand.”
Within the West region, HDR supports critical and award-winning programs in a wide-range of disciplines. These include the 2017 Grand Conceptor winner, SR 520 Bridge Replacement and HOV Program in Washington; LINK Union Station in Los Angeles; Multnomah County’s Burnside Bridge in Portland, Oregon; the Los Angeles International Airport automated people mover; and the Arizona Department of Transportation’s Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway, the state’s first public-private partnership project.
“Sam’s diverse experience and in-depth industry knowledge of infrastructure in the West Region make him a great addition to our program,” said Transportation Group President Brent Felker. “We look forward to working with him to further develop our program and deliver innovative approaches for our clients’ most complex projects.”
About HDR's Transportation Experience
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