Navin Sagar, former associate vice president and national director at infrastructure services firm T.Y. Lin International, has been named VP and national director of AECOM‘s transit systems practice in North America.
The company said Monday Sagar brings 35 years of experience in implementing infrastructure projects such as intercity railroad, commuter rail, light rail and mass transit systems.
He previously served as senior director of engineering at the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County in Houston, Texas where he oversaw engineering work for the agency’s $2 billion Metro Solution Program.
Sagar also worked as VP at Omaha, Nebraska-based design firm HDR Inc. and as assistant VP at New York City’s MTA.
Jon Schmidt, an associate vice president at AECOM, was also promoted to the role of transit systems deputy practice leader.
Scmidt is 17-year AECOM veteran who has led the design and project management of overhead contact systems for rail transit projects as well as public improvements initiatives for freight rail.