HNTB adds two PTC experts to practice

Written by Mischa Wanek-Libman, editor
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Michael Bogonovich, left, and Michael Haverstick have joined HNTB to enhance the firm’s PTC expertise.

HNTB Corporation has added two positive train control (PTC) experts "to assist transit and rail clients in moving toward compliance" of the 2018 implementation deadline.


Michael Bogonovich is a senior systems project engineer with more than three decades of experience delivering transportation projects. HNTB says he specializes in the design, integration, manufacture, commissioning, operations and maintenance of rail transit vehicles, control and security systems and electrical systems for facilities. Prior to joining HNTB, Bogonovich worked with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority as program manager and the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transit as senior rail systems engineer. He holds a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering, with a minor in electrical engineering and metallurgy, from the University of Pittsburgh.

Michael Haverstick is a PTC systems project engineer with more than 26 years of experience in transit and rail communication systems. His experience includes communication system design, specification development, project management, communication system installations and maintenance management of large scale integrated communications systems. Prior to joining HNTB, he worked with the Regional Transportation District (RTD) as communication system project and technical lead for Denver Eagle P3 and Dallas Area Rapid Transit as manager of communication systems on the Orange and Blue Line Design-Build Light Rail Expansion Projects. He holds an associate’s degree in electronic engineering technology from Pennco Technical Institute.

Both Bogonovich and Haverstick are based in Denver, and support the firm’s rail systems and PTC projects across the nation.

“Great progress has been made in PTC compliance, but there is much work to be done to meet the looming 2018 federal deadline,” said Ian Choudri, HNTB national rail and transit business development director and senior vice president. “Both Michael Bogonovich and Michael Haverstick provide our clients with technical counsel and expertise as PTC roll out moves through installation and testing.”

A few of HNTB’s PTC projects include RTD in Denver; North County Transit District in San Diego; Brightline express passenger rail service between Miami and Orlando; Central Florida Rail Corridor/SunRail; New Jersey Transit and Sound Transit. Work being performed includes signal engineering, communication engineering, safety engineering, quality assurance and project management.

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