Treasurer Appoints Rail Transit Manager-Engineer Frederick Jordan to High-Speed Rail Authority Peer Review Group

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California Treasurer Fiona Ma has appointed Frederick Jordan of San Francisco to the California High-Speed Rail Authority Peer Review.

The California High-Speed Rail Peer Review Group is an eight-member body that evaluates the California High Speed Rail Authority’s funding plans and renders its independent judgment on their feasibility and reasonableness.

“I am thankful for Frederick’s commitment to serve on this important peer review group,” said Ma.  “He is among the best in his field. His long-time transportation experience will bring additional expertise and guidance to this project.”

Jordan is president of F.E. Jordan Associates Inc., which has offices in San Francisco and Oakland. He has directed the planning, design, environmental impact, construction management, overhead development and maintenance planning on more than 35 rail transit projects in California.

His experience includes all areas of rail transit construction for heavy rail, light rail, commuter rail, cable car rail, people-mover rail, Caltrain commuter rail and Amtrak railroad systems.

He also has experience directing the design and construction of highways and bridges in the Bay Area as well as the Los Angeles and San Diego areas. He has been a member of the California High Speed Rail Business Advisory Council for five years and he directed his firm’s work on the planning and design of the Massachusetts Section of the Northeast Corridor High Speed Rail Project.    

Known for its design of transit bridges over busy highways without interrupting traffic and accommodating environmental challenges, Jordan’s firm was retained specifically by San Francisco Airport to design the BART Bridge Overcrossing of Highway 101, one of the busiest highways in the nation, while protecting the endangered species of the San Francisco garter snake.

Other examples of the firm’s work include construction management of the Sacramento Light Rail Project and, in southern California, Mr. Jordan directed the firm’s joint venture construction management work on the Los Angeles Light Rail Green Line and several commuter stations in the Inland Empire.

Jordan received his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Howard University and a master’s degree in civil engineering from Stanford University with emphasis in Transportation and Environmental Engineering.

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