Transportation & Capital Improvements


  • Physical Address
  • Municipal Plaza Building
    114 W. Commerce, 6th Floor
    San Antonio, TX 78205   
  • Mailing Address
  • P.O. Box 839966
    San Antonio, TX 78283-3966
  • Phone
  • 210.207.8022


  • Mike Frisbie, P.E.
    Director and City Engineer
  • Anthony Chukwudolue, P.E.
    Assistant Director
  • Razi Hosseini, P.E.
    Assistant Director
  • Christie Chapman
    Assistant Director
  • Arthur Reinhardt, P.E., C.F.M.
    Assistant Director
  • Nefi Garza, P.E.
    Assistant Director
Mike Frisbie, Director and City Engineer

Public Relations – April Alcoser Luna, Public Relations Manager
Public Relations supplies information to residents and visitors about key department functions. Newsletters, television shows and social media are used to keep the public informed. Groundbreaking and Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies are arranged with the coordination of partner departments, City Council Offices and neighborhood associations.

Project Delivery – Razi Hosseini, Assistant Director

Construction Management – Luis Maltos, Assistant City Engineer
Construction Management provides project management, inspection and surveying services for City managed street, drainage and park projects.

Project Management – David McBeth, Interim Capital Programs Manager
The Horizontal Projects Division provides scoping and design oversight for all horizontal projects, including streets, drainage, sidewalks and bridges.

Vertical – Carol Warkoczewski, City Architect
The Vertical Division supervises the architectural design and construction of facilities for the City of San Antonio, such as major downtown projects, fire and police stations, libraries, parks and community facilities.

Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center Expansion - Jeff Knippel, Capital Programs Manager
The Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center Expansion is a $325 million project intended to renovate and expand the existing Convention Center space.

Aviation – Curt Van De Walle, Capital Programs Manager
The Aviation group oversees renovation and new construction of publicly accessible areas at the San Antonio International Airport.

Storm water – nefi garza, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

Storm Water Engineering - Floodplain Management – Jacob Powell, Storm Water Engineering Manager
Floodplain Management reviews all proposed development to ensure compliance with the Unified Development Code including adequate measures for retention, detention, and distribution of storm water to avoid significant adverse impacts to other properties.  Proposed development includes Commercial, Residential, and Capital Improvement Projects.

Storm Water Engineering - Project Development/311 – Roberto Reyna, Storm Water Engineering Manager
Project Development responds to community concerns (311) that require an investigation by a storm water engineer to evaluate drainage issues for buildings, streets, channels, and floodplains.  Based on need and available funding, the team will then plan, design, and construct the storm water projects needed to address the concern.

Storm Water Operations - Flood Management/Rapid Response – Francisco Newberry, Operations Manager 
Flood Management & Rapid Response maintains two 24-feet 4-inch tunnel systems beneath downtown, approximately 50 high water detection system sites, storm sewer system cleaning and televising, hazardous tree removals, and is also responsible for channel restoration, debris removal, and concrete/pipe repair operations.

Storm Water Operations - Vegetation Management/Sweeping – Les Saberniak, Operations Manager 
Vegetation Management & Sweeping maintains 4,800 acres of rights-of-way, floodplain buyout properties, medians, drainage channels, and is also responsible for street sweeping of residential streets twice per year and arterial/collector streets four times per year.  

Streets  – anthony chukwudolue, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

Right of Way – Robert Perez, Operations Manager and Eddie Mery, Senior Engineer 
Right of Way regulates street and sidewalk closures, permits and utility construction activities.

Street Operations - East – Roland Mata, Operations Manager 
Street Operations - East is responsible for the maintenance and repair of City street, bridge and alley infrastructure. This includes response to community concerns, such as pothole and base and pavement repairs.

Street Operations - West – Frank Orta, Operations Manager 
Street Operations - West is responsible for the maintenance and repair of City street, bridge and alley infrastructure. This includes response to community concerns, such as pothole and base and pavement repairs.

Streets Engineering - IMP – Al Siam Ferdous, Senior Engineer
Streets Engineering - IMP manages design and construction of street and sidewalk related projects.

Streets Engineering - Project Development.NAMP/Property Owner Participation – Faustino Benavides, Senior Engineer
Project Development manages sidewalk projects and the Neighborhood Access and Mobility Program, also known as NAMP. NAMP coordinates the construction of mobility enhancement projects.  

Asset & Program Management – Shiva Sandrana, Operations Manager 
Asset & Program Management is responsible for the development of the Infrastructure Management Program (IMP), street and sidewalk project planning and development, inventory and asset management, and pavement management.

Disability Access Office – Judy Babbit, Accessibility Compliance Manager 
The Disability Access Office is responsible for American with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance for all City of San Antonio services and facilities including infrastructure, street and sidewalks, to ensure that all citizens can fully participate in community life. This office also provides comprehensive technical assistance to other City departments, builders and citizens.

Support Services – Christie Chapman, Assistant Director

Acquisition – Steve Hodges, Acquisition Real Estate Manager 
This division acquires land for capital improvement projects.

The Compliance Division ensures compliance with federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations.

Contract Services – Mark Patterson, Contract Administrator
The Contracts Services Division initiates and administers contracts for architectural, engineering and construction services for the City.

Environmental Services – John Cantu, Environmental Management Manager
The Environmental Management Division (EMD) serves as an in-house environmental review and consulting source for City capital projects.

Fiscal and Budget Management – Mary Gonzalez, Department Fiscal Administrator
The Fiscal and Budget Management Division administers all financial transactions related to Capital Improvements Program projects including coordinating the development of the Capital Budget; monitoring all Capital Improvement Projects financial transactions and providing financial reports for the Department.

Reporting and PRIMELink – Sam Hutchins, Senior Engineer
This division administers PRIMELink which is a web-based program management tool, to manage capital projects during both design and construction phases. The Division provides document management and oversees the project schedules.


Transportation Planning – arthur reinhardt, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

Multi-Modal Transportation – Trish Wallace, Transportation Planning Manager 
Multi-Modal Transportation undertakes projects to improve the movement of bicyclists, pedestrians, autos, freight and transit in and about the City of San Antonio. The team also works to create, update and maintain the Strategic Multi-Modal Transportation Plan in collaboration with the entire City of San Antonio and regional partners to forecast future transportation needs into 2040.

Traffic Operations & Safety – Lilly Banda, Senior Engineer 
Traffic Operations & Safety is responsible for traffic engineering and safety evaluations of existing transportation infrastructures and the operation of traffic control devices to include traffic signals, school flashers, signs and markings.

Traffic Management – Marc Jacobson, Senior Engineer 
Traffic Management is responsible for the development and monitoring of the City's traffic signal system, which is comprised of over 1,350 signalized intersections. This includes responding to community concerns for various signal maintenance needs.

Traffic Engineering/IMP – Bianca Thorpe, Senior Engineer 
Traffic Engineering/IMP is responsible for coordination with Union Pacific Rail Road, management of the rail road quiet zone program, implementation of the bike program, minor intersection improvements and traffic calming.

Transportation Plan Review – Christina De La Cruz, Senior Engineer
Transportation Plan Review is responsible for overseeing traffic counts, review of traffic impact analysis studies, traffic related construction plans, traffic signal warrant and traffic circulation studies as it relates to new development and the traffic components of capital improvements projects for the City and various transportation partners.