Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation
Mr. Murthy has over 45 years of professional experience in rail transit programs. In his last assignment before his retirement, Mr. Murthy was the Executive Director of Transit Project Delivery for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) from 2007 to 2014. At the end of his tenure, the program had approximately $9 billion of projects in various stages from concept to construction. Prior to his MTA engagement, Mr. Murthy had 35 years of transit project design and construction experience working on various U.S. and international projects including Atlanta, Dallas-Fort Worth, Phoenix, San Diego, Los Angeles, New Delhi, and London.
Charles Sam Carnaggio
Mr. Carnaggio has 35 years of experience in design and construction in the transportation industry, with the last 18 years of his career being exclusively in transit. He brings a unique combination of experience at both federal and regional transit agencies, having served for four years at FTA as the Director of Engineering and 14 years delivering capital projects for regional transit agencies such as WMATA and MTA in Baltimore. Having delivered major projects very similar to the HRTP, Mr. Carnaggio's leadership experience and transit knowledge provides HART with the assurance that sound delivery decisions are made.
Robert J. Good
Senior Project Officer, Core Systems, Integration & P3 Project Delivery
Mr. Good has over 51 years of project experience in automated rail and transit oriented projects. Mr. Good is an electrical engineer by trade but for the past 30 years, has worked in project management of Transit Systems. Before coming to HART, Mr. Good was the Head of Systems Project Management North America, and managed all Systems and Automated Projects for Bombardier North America. In his last position, he controlled and managed over $3 billion dollars’ worth of Projects for Bombardier which included automated /light rail transit systems projects. Mr. Good has worked on various projects during his career, such as London Undergrounds SSL lines, Gautrain in South Africa, Edmonton Alberta project, and various automated people mover airport projects in the U.S. One of the major projects that Mr. Good has worked on was the Gautrain in Johannesburg, South Africa; this is an 80-kilo medium speed metro with two lines, from Pretoria to Johannesburg, and Sandton to Tambo Airport.
Director of Engineering and Construction
Mr. Kosich has over 37 years of project and program management experience and has managed major projects in the United States and abroad both in the private sector and as a Commander and District Engineer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. His most recent assignment, prior to joining to the HART project, was with Metropolitan Transit Authority Capital Construction, as Senior Resident Engineer for the Second Avenue Subway Core Systems contract in New York City. His oversight and relevant experience matches well with the current ongoing design and construction.
First Deputy Executive Director of Procurement, Contracts, and Construction Claims
Ms. Chapman has been with HART for four years and has over 20 years' experience in procurement and contracts, including serving as procurement and contracts legal counsel for the City and County of Honolulu and the City and County of San Francisco. Prior to working in the government sector, she worked for a defense litigation law firm and served as in-house counsel in the Bay Area and Hong Kong. Ms. Chapman's local knowledge relating to construction contract procurement and interpretation of agreement language adds to HART's ability to manage contracts.
Director of Readiness and Activation
Mr. Stowe brings with him 40+ years of experience in the rail transit and guided transportation system industry. Most recently, he was the President at Transit Leadership Solutions LLC in Ocala, Florida where he provided independent consulting services to clients. Steve has experience in Operations and Maintenance, Project Management and Project Start Up on multiple high-profile transit projects all over the world including the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Newark, Las Vegas, and Pittsburgh. Prior to forming his consulting company in 2015 he was General Manager of O&M for Bombardier Systems Group responsible for O&M of all their airport and urban driverless systems throughout the USA.
Ralph McKinney, CSP, TSSP, WSO-CSE, ARM
Chief Safety and Security Officer
Mr. McKinney has over 25 years of experience in transit system safety and security, transit operations, major capital transit projects, and public safety. McKinney’s experience includes executive management of safety and security programs for public transportation systems in Chicago and Honolulu. He also worked as a rail safety administrator and held various positions in rail and bus operations at the Utah Transit Authority. Mr. McKinney’s technical expertise includes implementing and managing safety and security program plans for both major capital transit projects and certified public transportation systems delivering passenger service. Mr. McKinney is also a technical expert in transit industry standards and best practices. Lastly, McKinney leads a strong team of HART employees and support consultants that work with all internal and external Project stakeholders and the public to maintain a stellar safety record on the Honolulu Rapid Transit Project.
Acting Deputy Director Core Systems
Jeff has 25 years of experience in engineering and program development for major transit systems. His expertise is in developing new technology systems and upgrading existing systems. Additionally, Jeff' brings a full understanding of design impacts on ridership, operations and maintenance. His previous experience working for NYC Transit included training and mentoring engineers in operations and maintenance throughout the design, construction, and testing lifecycle of the system. Jeff also developing training protocols as part of his responsibilities to make sure personnel was qualified to operate and maintain the system.
West Area Construction Manager
Mr. Peck is a licensed engineer with over 35 years of successful leadership in a broad range of multi-level management positions including international experience in engineering, contracting, construction, and program/project management. His experience includes the $4.2 billion Second Ave Subway project in New York City and the $35 billion Roads and Drainage Program in Qatar. He held multiple positions in the US Army Corps of Engineers including holding a Federal contracting warrant.
East Area Construction Manager
Mr. Moore has over 46 years of experience in management, design, and construction of major public and private works projects, including transit. As a licensed contractor in Florida, he was the qualifier for Stone and Webster and later for URS. Mr. Moore was also recognized by the courts in Dade County Florida as an expert witness in Construction. For the past six years with HART, he has had various responsibilities, including being the Deputy Resident Engineer for the KHG contract; leading the completion of the AIS trenching; being the lead in resolving the delay and escalation claims received from Kiewit for the MSF, WOFH, and KHG contracts; being the Project Manager for the On-Call Contractor and the Elevator and Escalator contracts; and is currently the Interim Construction Manager for the Airport and City Center portions of the system, including the remaining twelve stations.
Director of Risk Management
Mr. Johnson has 37 years of experience in facilities project management and construction, including leading cost containment/cost reduction sessions on many projects and programs including rail transit, highways, and water systems. He is a Certified Value Specialist (CVS) through SAVE International, and as an experienced facilitator is working with HART teams on risk identification and mitigation such as utility interface. Mr. Johnson recently completed a 2-year assignment as Director of Logistics on the World Cup Programme in Qatar. The assignment involved close coordination with Qatar Rail for development of the country's rail transit stations and the tunneled guideway. Mr. Johnson's experience as an owner's representative and construction manager includes numerous forms of project delivery such as Design-Build, Design-Bid-Build, and Prime Contracting, all of which have applications on the remaining contracts in the HART project.
Deputy Executive Director of Government Services
Ms. Oliveira has been with HART for 8 years and has been continuously employed by the State of Hawaii and the City and County of Honolulu for over 27 years, all of which have been in the development of policies involving local legislative and regulatory initiatives, and the communication of these initiatives to legislators and government officials. In her various State and City positions, Ms. Oliveira represented at internal and external meetings and at hearings with the City Council, State legislative staff and public and private sector organizations. During her tenure in State government services, Ms. Oliveira worked for House Vice-Speaker Emilo Alcon, Lieutenant Governor Benjamin Cayetano and House Representative Donna Mercado Kim. Ms. Oliveira rejoined Councilmember Kim on her staff at the Honolulu City Council, and continued to work for her successor, Councilmember Romy Cachola and eventually transitioned to work at the city administrative level for former Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hannemann. Prior to her government services, Ms. Oliveira worked as a legal assistant with the law firms of Ashford & Wriston and Bays, Deaver, Hiatt, Kawachika & Lezak in Honolulu.
Director of Quality Assurance and Quality Control
Mr. Bonifacio has over 50 years of management and engineering experience in the fields of licensing, site characterization, land access/acquisition, environmental, architecture, structural/civil design, building services (M&E), transportation including Rolling Stock, equipment and product manufacturing, construction, quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC), property market evaluation, estimates, system safety and security certification and project control. Experience in supervising and managing multi-million US dollar ($500M+) contracts with private and government customers and subcontractors from planning phase, preliminary engineering, final design, construction, testing and start-up, commissioning, safety certification, operation and maintenance. He is a licensed Professional Engineer, Certified Quality Auditor by the American Society of Quality, and a Certified Lead Auditor, ANSI/ASME N45.2.23 (Nuclear Power Plants). Mr. Bonifacio has been managing the HART Quality Management System including Quality Control for HART since February of 2010.
Director of Communications
Mr. Brennan has a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and over 40 years of experience in the communications industry. His unique experience in both public and private sectors includes television and radio anchor/reporter, television Executive News Producer, Communications Director, Press Secretary, and Informational Specialist. His local government experience includes Chief Public Information Officer at the State of Hawaii Department of Commerce & Consumer Affairs, Communications Director at the City & County of Honolulu, and as an Informational Specialist at HART before being assigned to the Director of Communications Position.
Director of Administrative Services
Mr. Romaine has over 39 years of professional experience in in private, federal and local government leadership and management positions. He started his career as a Metallurgical Engineer in the railroad industry leading research projects on alloy development and manufacturing processes for frog switches, railroad wheels and railroad brake shoes. He has also held leadership positions in airport management, quality assurance, aviation operations, aircraft maintenance, and aviation safety. He has been working for the City & County of Honolulu for the last 16 years including 6 years as the Administrative Services Officer for the Department of Transportation Services and 10 years as the Director of Administrative Services for HART (since agency inception).
Ryan Tam PhD
Acting Deputy Director of Planning Environmental Compliance & Sustainable Mobility
Mr. Tam has a PhD in Urban and Regional Planning from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a Master of Science Degree in Transportation from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a Master of Urban Planning from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Science in Urban and Regional Studies from Cornell University. He has been working on this project for 9 years. Prior to that he held positions with the City & County of Honolulu Department of Transportation Services and as a Transportation Planning Consultant with Artery Business Committee in Boston, Massachusetts. At HART he has been instrumental in Transportation Planning activities such as; managing the development of the project travel demand forecasting model, geographic information system (GIS), and federally-required studies and project plans; coordinating with the Oahu Metropolitan Planning Organization to administer project planning requirements; and partnering with agencies and community stakeholders to develop multimodal access projects and secure construction funding.
Civil Rights Officer
Mr. Bayne has over 43 years professional experience in operations, human resource management, customer service and business management in both private and public sectors. Mr. Bayne has been with HART for almost 8 years serving as Civil Rights Officer, DBE Liaison Officer, Labor Standards Officer (LSO), Equal Employment Opportunity Officer (EEO), Title VI Specialist, Language Access Coordinator and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance Officer. Mr. Bayne has lived in Hawaii for 25 years and his acquired local knowledge contributes to the successful administration of assigned programs.