Linda Amato, AICP
Linda brings more than 30 years of experience in managing complex, transportation-focused environmental documentation and leading public outreach efforts throughout the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. At ESA, Linda provides leadership on projects as well as strategic initiatives to continue ESA’s decades-long expertise with transportation clients. Her favorite aspect of her job is working with multiple local jurisdictions and getting to know the communities involved in each project.
Linda has worked with federal, state, and regional transportation agencies, including the Departments of Transportation in Washington State and California (WSDOT and Caltrans). Her most notable projects include the Millennium Bulk Terminals in Longview, Washington; Export Terminal NEPA/SEPA EISs; WSDOT’s Amtrak Cascades Intercity Passenger Rail Program Planning and Environmental Documentation; California High-Speed Rail EIS/EIR for the Los Angeles to Anaheim section; and the South Access to the Golden Gate Bridge Presidio Parkway EIS/EIR in California.
Linda holds a Master in Urban and Regional Planning from the George Washington University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History from The State University of New York at Stony Brook. Linda is a long-time member of the Women’s Transportation Seminar and the American Planning Association, where she has held a national leadership role for the past decade.