Cambridge Systematics Announces Promotions to Principal (May 22, 2012)
Cambridge Systematics, Inc. is pleased to announce that the following staff members recently received promotions to Principal: Sheldon Brown, Arun Kuppam, Donald Ludlow, Elizabeth Sanford, and Richard Schulte. Cambridge Systematics recognizes their contributions and commitment, and the value they provide to our clients and to our firm.
Sheldon A. Brown
has more than 10 years of experience and has played a key role in many of Cambridge Systematics’ software projects. Mr. Brown has served as the Technical Lead and Software Architect for the successful development and deployment of oversize/overweight permitting systems for the states of Tennessee and Oklahoma. He was the Technical Lead and Primary Architect for the Maryland Performance Assessment Collection Tool (M-PACT), which assists the Maryland Department of Transportation (DOT) in preparing its Annual Attainment Report and Managing for Results Report. Currently, Mr. Brown is leading several open-source projects. For example, he is responsible for overall system architecture and for managing and coordinating all software development and Quality Assurance for the development and deployment of a Transit Data Warehouse for the Atlanta region. He also is developing software for Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Bus Time®, a project that tracks every bus in New York City in real-time. Bus Time is expected to track 6,000 buses, consume over 30 servers, and be used by several million people daily. Mr. Brown can be reached by telephone at (617) 354-0443 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Arun R. Kuppam, Ph.D.
has more than 15 years of experience in travel behavior research, activity- and tour-based modeling, discrete choice modeling, transportation policy evaluation, pricing and toll modeling, automobile and freight travel demand forecasting, survey design and implementation, and public transport ridership forecasting. Dr. Kuppam has successfully managed and worked on numerous travel demand model development projects for many cities in the U.S. and Canada, which include estimating, implementing, and applying trip-based and tour/activity-based travel demand models to evaluate various transportation alternatives aimed at mitigating congestion. He also is well-versed in most of the modeling packages, including EMME, TransCAD, CUBE, TP+/Viper, and TRANPLAN, as well as several statistical packages to estimate models that include Alogit, LIMDEP, SAS, and SPSS. Dr. Kuppam has successfully used market research-based techniques to develop transit ridership forecasting models for many cities in the U.S. He also has developed forecasting models for determining the ridership on core express high-speed rail corridors for public and private sponsors, including the California high-speed rail project, and other projects in the western and southeastern U.S. Dr. Kuppam has designed and developed surveys to collect household and commercial vehicular travel data for several agencies in the U.S. For the National Highway Institute, he instructed a course called ‘Multimodal Freight Forecasting in Transportation Planning,’ and was one of the primary authors of the Quick Response Freight Manual-II (QRFM-II) published by Federal Highway Administration. Dr. Kuppam can be reached by telephone at (512) 691-8503 or via e-mail at email@example.com
Donald B. Ludlow, AICP
is a multimodal transportation planning and policy expert with more than 12 years of experience in providing strategic advice to public agencies and corporate clients. Mr. Ludlow has led and supported a wide variety of studies for the U.S. DOT, state DOTs, and Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPO) and is nationally recognized for his expertise in statewide freight planning, truck size and weight policy, and state rail planning. He was principal author of State Rail Planning Best Practices
for the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials and has managed and supported state rail planning efforts for several states, including Maryland, Virginia, and Florida. He also has analyzed the feasibility of freight rail investments, including intermodal terminals and corridor improvements, for public agencies and Class I railroads, with recent work focusing on energy-related freight demand. For the Pennsylvania DOT, he recently led the development of the Pennsylvania Rail Benefits Estimator, a benefit-cost model to evaluate freight rail grant applications. Mr. Ludlow has assisted Wisconsin, Minnesota, and the U.S. DOT in developing innovative analyses of the impacts of changes in truck size and weight policy on infrastructure, energy consumption, commerce, and safety. He recently led the development of Maryland’s first statewide freight plan which identified and prioritized long-range multimodal improvements based on criteria developed through stakeholder input. For the Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP) 2, he is leading the development of a guidebook for MPOs and state DOTs on Integrating Freight Considerations into Collaborative Decision Making for Additions to Highway Capacity. Mr. Ludlow currently is Regional Manager of the firm’s Freight Transportation Practice in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. He actively participates in the Transportation Research Board (TRB) as Chair of Freight Transportation Data Committee and as a member of the Freight Rail Transport Committee. Mr. Ludlow can be reached by telephone at (301) 347-9016 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
brings more than 25 years of experience as a project leader across all transportation modes, as well as expertise in Federal, state, regional, and local planning, environmental impact analysis, public involvement, and livability/sustainability. She is the Director of the Atlanta Office and leads the firm’s integrated planning initiatives. She presently is assisting various clients with visioning and public involvement, bicycle/pedestrian planning, integrated planning, and approaches to measuring livability. Ms. Sanford is actively engaged in national research: she was Principal Investigator for SHRP 2 C08 – Integrating Community Vision into Collaborative Decision-Making Framework; and is Principal Investigator for SHRP 2 C22 – Preparing a Decision Makers Guide for Collaborators, which is designed to assist with SHRP Capacity Program research implementation. She has led many community and public outreach efforts, including the use of innovative engagement techniques to support the Ports of Entry Operations Plan in the El Paso, Texas region. In addition, she managed the development of a strategic implementation plan to advance bicycle/pedestrian multi-use trails for transportation around the State of Maryland. Ms. Sanford is actively involved in Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS), serving as Secretary of the WTS Foundation Board. She previously served as National Conference Co-Chair, and was former President of the Atlanta Chapter. She currently serves on the TRB Committee on Social and Economic Factors. Ms. Sanford can be reached by telephone at (404) 443-2615 or via e-mail at email@example.com
is accomplished in commercial vehicle operations (CVO), including Commercial Vehicle Information Systems and Networks (CVISN), oversize/overweight permit operations, International Registration Plan, International Fuel Tax Agreement, routing systems, experimental design for program evaluation, and policy and process analysis of operations‐, planning‐, and safety‐related programs. Mr. Schulte also is an experienced information technology project manager, and has successfully managed several CVO software, engineering, and research projects. He has extensive experience in providing System Architect services, System Engineering processes and support. Mr. Schulte has directly supported the planning and design of the Tennessee CVISN program, serving as the System Architect since the program’s inception. Additionally, he led the development of web-based oversize/overweight permitting systems for Tennessee and Oklahoma and currently is managing the support and maintenance of these new systems. Mr. Schulte has prepared CVISN design documents for numerous other states, including Georgia, South Carolina, Delaware, and Illinois. In addition, he is the Project Manager for a software project, MTA Bus Time™, that tracks every bus in New York City in real-time. Bus-Time is expected to track 6,000 buses and be used by several million people daily. Mr. Schulte can be reached by telephone at (859) 363-7151 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
About Cambridge Systematics, Inc.
Cambridge Systematics specializes in transportation and is a recognized leader in the development of innovative policy and planning solutions, objective analysis, and technology applications. Further information can be found at www.camsys.com.
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