Linda Amato, AICP
Northwest Transportation Director

ESA  Staff
Linda Amato provides leadership on projects as well as strategic initiatives to continue ESA’s decades-long expertise with transportation clients.
Linda’s favorite aspect of her job is working with multiple local jurisdictions and getting to know the communities involved in each project. She 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.
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-Longview, WA, 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 Masters in Urban and Regional Planning from the George Washington University.