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Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) Statewide Travel Model Peer Review Report

Peer Review Panelist Biographies

This section contains a brief bio of each of the peer review panel members.

Keith Killough, Director of Transportation Analysis at Arizona DOT

Keith Killough is the Director of Transportation Analysis at Arizona DOT where he is responsible for travel demand modeling, GIS, traffic data collection, HPMS, and air quality analysis. Keith holds a degree in Urban Planning from MIT and certification as an AICP. During his career, Keith has held positions with public agencies in Boston, Detroit, and Los Angeles, and in consulting firms in Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles. He has also been a member on both the Passenger Travel Demand Forecasting and Transportation Planning Applications Committees of TRB.

Judy Raymond, Transportation Supervising Planner at Connecticut DOT

Judy Raymond is a Transportation Supervising Planner at Connecticut DOT where she is responsible for maintaining, updating and running the Connecticut Statewide Travel Demand Model (TDM) and responsible for Air Quality Transportation Conformity compliance at both the regional and project level. Currently, she is the primary lead for the Department's recent initiative to investigate, develop and implement a new and revised statewide TDM. Judy Raymond has an Urban Studies Degree from Fordham University and has held various positions within CT-DOT, the Houston Metropolitan Transit Authority and Texas DOT over her career.

Chad Baker, Statewide Model Branch Chief at Caltrans

Chad Baker is the Statewide Model Branch Chief at Caltrans where he is responsible for all aspects of the model including quality control, operation, scenario development, post-processing and reporting. He provides technical reviews and reports for various planning efforts such as travel surveys, regional demand modeling, freight modeling and passenger rail modeling. Chad graduated from the University of California at Davis with both a Bachelors and a Master's degree in Civil Engineering. Chad is an active participant with the TRB as well as other panels and as a member of the technical expert panel for the SHRP2 C10B Project.

Becky Knudson, Senior Transportation Economist in the Transportation Planning Analysis Unit at the Oregon DOT

Becky Knudson is a Senior Transportation Planning Economist in the Transportation Planning Analysis Unit at the Oregon DOT where she covers a broad set of responsibilities ranging from program management to technical analysis. Becky develops and applies economic, land use and transportation forecast models for use in long range planning and policy analysis. She is the program manager for the Oregon Modeling Improvement Program. Her primary area of focus includes the Oregon Statewide Integrated Model (SWIM). Becky earned a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Minnesota - Moorhead and a master's degree in economics from Oregon State University.

Kevin Hooper, Principal at Kevin Hooper and Associates

Kevin Hooper is the principal at Kevin Hooper and Associates. His work experience includes positions with public agencies in Ohio, Connecticut, and Georgia and with consulting firms in Virginia and Maine. He assisted in the development of the Maine statewide travel demand model and has developed and maintains several regional models in the state. He taught the NHI course "Using the Urban Transportation Planning Process for Project Development and Design" over 30 times throughout the U.S.

Updated: 03/28/2014
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