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Kevin Collins

Kevin Collins
Seattle Office Leader, Senior Vice President
HNTB Corp.

Collins says transportation agencies faced a challenging year following profound revenue losses in 2020 when travel halted. “However, we’re optimistic about the future,” he says.

Collins points to potential, unprecedented federal investment of up to $1 trillion from the American Jobs Plan and Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act reauthorization. “In Washington state, that means replacement of structurally deficient bridges, highway safety improvements, expansion of public transportation and removal of fish barriers, all undertakings that HNTB helps our clients deliver.”

HNTB works with the state’s Fish Passage project, removing barriers from culverts on the state highway system.

Additional HNTB work in the area includes: the West Seattle and Ballard Link light rail projects for Sound Transit and the southbound expressway’s realignment into Sea-Tac Airport. “These projects not only create living wage jobs [and help propel] our economic recovery, but can also provide transportation equity which will greatly benefit historically underserved communities,” he says.