Boris Lipkin was appointed to the TJPA Board by the California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) in May 2018. He was appointed Northern California Regional Director for the Authority by Governor Edmund G. Brown in the summer of 2018. As the Northern California Regional Director, Boris is leading the planning and delivery of the high-speed rail program in the Northern California region.
Boris previously served in several roles with the high-speed rail program since 2011. Before being appointed as Northern California Regional Director, Boris had served as Deputy Director of Strategic Planning where he led the Strategic Initiatives Office. In that role, Boris worked to develop the Authority’s business plans and led efforts to gain access to more than $3 billion in state bond funds for Caltrain’s Electrification Project and high-speed rail construction in the Central Valley. Prior to joining the Authority, Boris was a Consultant with the Strategic Consulting practice at Parsons Brinckerhoff (now WSP) where he helped clients resolve complex funding, policy, commercial, and strategic challenges.