As program manager and director of design and construction, Mr. Hout was responsible for the $3.1 billion Measure M improvement projects including freeway, rail, and transit facilities. He managed design, right-of-way engineering and acquisition, and construction. The projects included funding, master planning, designing, and constructing; light rail (centerline project) and heavy rail (Metrolink); bus transit facilities (maintenance and operations facilities, transit centers, park-and-ride facilities); freeway and highway improvements (all Orange County transportation system); and street and roads improvements. The program was completed on time, within budget, and with no claims.
Hout Construction Services, Inc. serves as an on-call consultant in conjunction with JOA Group for the Measure M2 Program Management Office. Collectively, the team will assist with the implementation of Ordinance #3- the use of taxpayer funds to improve Orange County’s roads, public transportation, and transit services for seniors and disabled persons.
The team brings policy, regulatory, technical, project management, and reporting capabilities to the Management office with the goal of improving compliance and overall efficiencies. Responsibilities include analysis of internal processes, audits and status reports, performance and reviews.
Sam served as Project Executive for the development of the iconic and unique bridges along the corridor. The CV Link will connect Coachella Valley cities and tribal lands with a safe, continuous, multimodal pathway for pedestrians, bicyclists, and low-speed electric vehicles. CV Link’s design will change the landscape of the Coachella Valley with features and forms unprecedented in pathway design. The CV Link Master Plan calls for 52 path miles, 690 permanent jobs, 12 million annual vehicle miles saved, and $1.47 billion in economic benefits for the area. The results will include relieved congestion on Highway 111, improved air quality, increased tourist amenities and mobility, community recreation and fitness, and a stimulated economy.