Lillian Hames has been named an assistant deputy program director on Parsons Brinckerhoff’s (PB) program management team for the California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA).
In her new position, Hames will coordinate the program management planning responsibilities for the high-speed train system. Among the issues Hames will address are station-area planning, visual and aesthetic rail design criteria, transit connectivity and joint development.
Hames is a senior rail transit executive with more than 25 years of experience as a leader and project director of large, complex transportation programs. She most recently worked at BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) in the general manager’s office as a special project coordinator. Prior to that assignment, she served as the general manager for the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) District, advancing the $500 million SMART project from a planning concept to the North Bay’s largest capital construction project. She previously worked as a project development consultant for a variety of transportation agencies.
Hames has an M.A. in urban and regional planning and a B.A. in political science/urban affairs from Virginia Polytechnic University. She was a West Coast founding member of the Women’s Transportation Seminar and was selected as the San Francisco Chapter’s Woman of the Year in 2009.