Nikhil Puri, PTP recently joined Cambridge Systematics as a Senior Associate in our New York office and is responsible for managing our travel demand forecasting work in the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut tri-state region. Mr. Puri brings more than 10 years of experience in transportation planning, travel demand and ridership forecasting, and the application and integration of travel demand, microsimulation, and air passenger models. He specializes in analyzing, interpreting, and communicating complex model results to audiences that range from technical experts and decision-makers to the public. We look forward to his many contributions, both regionally and nationally.
Mr. Puri is a part of the management team on the New York Metropolitan Transportation Council (NYMTC) Congestion Management Process 2013 Update and the New York Best Practice Model Conformity Consultant Support Services, for which he serves as the Project Manager. As Deputy Project Manager on the NYMTC Congestion Management Process 2013 Update he is tasked with assisting in overall coordination and support on the travel demand modeling aspect. Mr. Puri’s current responsibilities also include managing onsite staff at NYMTC, who provide NYMTC with travel demand modeling and geographic information systems for transportation support. For the Sheridan Expressway Planning Study in New York City, he is responsible for the coordination between the travel demand modeling staff and the traffic operations staff, to ensure integration of the models is efficient.
He also is leading a team of travel demand modelers on the Ohio River Bridges Toll and Revenue Forecast Study for the Indiana Finance Authority. His team is tasked with producing travel demand forecasts that will feed the revenue forecasting process.
Prior to joining Cambridge Systematics, Mr. Puri served as a Senior Transportation Planner where he was actively involved in tri-state region work. He led a team of transportation modelers on two of the largest regional multimodal transportation planning projects using the NYMTC Best Practice Model, an activity-based regional travel demand model. For the Tappan Zee Bridge/I-287 Environmental Impact Statement and the West of Hudson Regional Transit Access Study, Mr. Puri was instrumental in the development and screening of alternatives, and public outreach in addition to developing processes to improve the regional model and integrate it with traffic microsimulation and air passenger models. He also has international experience that includes working with government agencies and private industry decision-makers on several projects.
Mr. Puri received a Master’s degree in Transportation Engineering from Pennsylvania State University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Transportation Engineering from Bangalore University, India.
Mr. Puri can be contacted via e-mail at email@example.com, or by telephone at (646) 364-5491.
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