Sam Corbett

During much of the past century, our cities have been designed primarily around automobile mobility. Through my work at Alta, I take great pride in reversing this trend and working to create active, healthy communities. I love working on projects to bring about positive change in the world by making it easier, safer, and more comfortable for people to walk, bike and take public transit.


Sam has more than 19 years of experience as a transportation planner and manager, specializing in transit planning, transportation demand management, pedestrian and bicycle planning, program development, transportation system improvements, survey design and analysis, implementation and evaluation techniques, and public outreach and communication strategies. Sam believes strongly in taking a client-oriented approach to his work and is honored to have received the 2017 Client’s Choice Award for being the Most Client Focused Consulting Engineer in Australia/New Zealand as independently researched by Beaton Consulting Group. Sam brings strong transportation planning skills, developed from working on a wide range of transportation projects. He has both planning and operational skill sets and has worked in both the public and private sector. The majority of his work has focused on assessing and improving urban transport systems, with particular focus on active modes and public transportation. Sam has a Master of City Planning from UC Berkeley and a BS in Environmental Policy, Analysis and Planning from UC Davis.