Thursday, April 21, 2022
Matthew Pollack, PE, PMP
Executive Director at Maryland Transit Administration
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Title: Project Overview and Status Update
Abstract: The Purple Line is a 16-mile light rail line that will extend from Bethesda in Montgomery County to New Carrollton in Prince George's County. It will provide a direct connection to the Metrorail Red, Green and Orange Lines; at Bethesda, Silver Spring, College Park, and New Carrollton.
Biography: Matt Pollack is MDOT MTA's Executive Director of Transit Development and Delivery for the Purple Line. A Montgomery County native, Pollack is excited to help deliver the transformative 16-mile light rail project being built between Bethesda in Montgomery County and New Carrollton in Prince George’s County. Pollack, a Professional Engineer (PE) and Project Management Professional (PMP) with over 30 years of experience in management, operations, project delivery, problem solving, and team building, joined the Purple Line in 2020. He served as Vice President/Senior Program Manager for HNTB for six years prior to joining MDOT MTA. In his various roles, he has provided management and technical services to transit clients worldwide, including the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). He has a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from The Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering & Math from Carnegie Mellon University. Pollack is a Springbrook High School graduate and father of three who lives with his wife in Laurel.