MNS Welcomes Principal Surveyor

MNS Engineers, Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of James Ryan, PLS, as Principal Surveyor! James brings over twenty years of surveying experience to the team, strengthening our ability to provide a high level of service to clients throughout California.

“I have known James for years and have a high degree of respect and admiration for his leadership abilities and municipal expertise. He will be an integral member of MNS’ Leadership Team as we implement our strategic growth initiatives throughout California. We are thrilled to welcome him to the MNS Survey Team!” Mark Reinhardt, Vice President and Principal Surveyor

Most recently, James served as the City and County Surveyor of San Francisco guiding developers, attorneys, and other city agency staff on all subdivision matters for large redevelopment projects in the City and County of San Francisco. His responsibilities included oversight and management of a $5M+ annual budget in support of the agencies $352M annual operating budget. Along with his robust technical skills and management background, James has a demonstrated ability to navigate challenging situations with poise and diplomacy. His extensive experience includes development agreements, subdivision applications and approvals, final map package reviews and recordings, easement and right of way dedication, and vacation and acceptance. James routinely represented his division at Public Works Director hearings and Board of Supervisor hearings as well as served as a subject matter expert to other municipalities and attorneys.

“I am excited to join this dynamic and growing survey team. I look forward to working with this team of professional land surveyors and technical specialists as we continue to grow and expand our services and technology-driven solutions for projects of all sizes throughout California.” James Ryan, Principal Surveyor

 James enjoys spending time outdoors with his dogs and loves to golf and fish. His favorite quote is “The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.”  ~ Albert Einstein

TAMC Salinas Intermodal Transportation Center Wins Coveted ACEC CA Award

Congrats to the Transportation Agency for Monterey County (TAMC) Salinas Rail Extension project team for winning a coveted 2022 ACEC California Engineering Excellence Honor award and a national ACEC Engineering Excellence recognition award! The Salinas Intermodal Transportation Center (ITC) is the first project completed in the Monterey County Rail Extension Project’s Kick Start Project, Phase I, which will ultimately create a rail extension from Salinas to Gilroy. The Salinas ITC is in downtown Salinas on Market Street, a walkable distance to the Monterey Salinas Transit (MST) bus center and the main employment areas of downtown Salinas. The project included improvements at the Salinas ITC, a new direct signalized access point to downtown via the extension of Lincoln Avenue across Market Street, a five-bay bus transfer area, bike lanes and bike lockers, safe pedestrian crossings and sidewalks, and commuter parking. This station integrates alternative transportation options with a new passenger rail service to the San Francisco Bay Area with at least two commute-oriented round trips every weekday at the start of service and an opportunity to expand, Amtrak buses, MST local buses, and Greyhound intercity buses. MNS provided construction management, resident engineer and construction inspection. #MNSTransportation

Thousand Oaks Boulevard Streetscape Improvements (Ph. 1) Project Wins Award

Congratulations to #MNSTransportation and the City of Thousand Oaks, winner of an APWA Ventura County Project of the Year Award for Transportation for the Thousand Oaks Boulevard Streetscape Improvements project. The $3.5M Thousand Oaks Boulevard Streetscape project (Phase 1) is the first phase of the City’s adopted Thousand Oaks Boulevard Specific Plan (Specific Plan). Phase 1 extends from west of Erbes Road to just west of Dallas Drive. This streetscape project transformed Thousand Oaks Boulevard into a more pedestrian and business friendly environment without impacting traffic. Specific improvements included a gateway into the new downtown, widened south sidewalk 12-feet into the street with a finished width of 22-feet, beautification with 22 new trees (London Plane canopy shade trees and accent Crape Myrtle), new day and night street lighting for sidewalks, decorative brick pavers and colored concrete on sidewalks, intersections and pedestrian crossings, enhanced pedestrian nodes (bulb-outs), new benches, sidewalk planters, potted plants, and bollards, traffic signal modifications and new traffic signal poles, and replacement of aged and undersized waterlines, valves, and hydrants within project limits.

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