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RssTransportation Planning Manager in the Western United States

Richard G. Schaffer, AICP 12324 Bannock St., Unit 14110 Westminster, CO 80234 Phone: (520) 850-9135 Email: QUALIFICATIONS Over twenty years’ experience in Federal Lands, Tribal, Military and Multimodal and Intermodal Transportation Planning including developing TIPs, and Regional Plans, including operations project and program management. Proven knowledge, experience and skills in: Leading multi-modal transportation system development and implementation systems in which multidisciplinary teams reached consensus on project planning and program efforts. Overseeing Federal, regional and local multi-modal budgeting, coordination and communication with advocates, planners, engineers and managers. Managing staff and programs that involved data collection and analysis, staff review, public participation, and state and federal funding. ACHIEVEMENTS Project Management – Managed a cooperative agreement with the State Department of Transportation and the Public Works Department in designing, engineering and constructing a new intersection and traffic signal, including transportation modeling, traffic assessment, environmental and public review. Project , Implementation – Developed goals, policies, and strategies for Federal, County and Regional Transportation Planning including multi-modal plans, engineering projects, corridor plans and education programs that ensure environmental compliance and public participation in implementation. Consensus and team building - Negotiated transportation conflicts resolutions among neighborhoods, trail users, bicyclists, pedestrian’s, transit users and motorists in which new support helped to ensure public participation and advocacy within a win-win format. EXPERIENCE TRANSPORTATON SPECIALIST FHWA, Office of Safety, February 2008 to September 2012 ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Developed the Bicycle Road Safety Audit Guidelines and Prompt Lists, provide bicycle and pedestrian safety older road user and motorcycle safety planning efforts. FHWA Technical Representative on the 2011 NCHRP AASHTO Guide for the Development of Bicycle Facilities contract. Contract manager for the FHWA Pedestrian Road Safety Audit Guidelines and Prompt Lists pilot review location analysis. Program manager for motorcycle and older road user’ safety and policy guidance. Coordinated with NHTSA and the GHSA regarding safety standards and guidance. REGIONALTRANSPORTTION PLANNER & BIKE/PED COORDINATOR Pima Association of Governments, 1997 - 2005 ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Monitored the regional TIP and Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) processes, projects, and corridor plans. Served the region as the Bicycle and Pedestrian Planner in developing the fifth Regional Plan for Bicycling and the first Regional Pedestrian Plan. Collected and analyzed data, and worked with the regional trails, transit, bicycle advisory, and disability committees and bicycle club in developing a prioritized bicycle implementation plan, multimodal education program, and a Safe Route to Schools Program. PRIOR EMPLOYMENT 1975-1986 City of Pueblo, Bicycle, Pedestrian and Trails Planner; Parking Services Manager, City of Fort Collins Colorado; Clark County Nevada, Bicycle/Pedestrian Safety Planner; Pueblo Regional Planning Commission; Environmental Planner; Teller County Planning Department; County Planner; Jefferson County Planning Department; Planning Technician; El Paso County Land Use Department; Environmental Consultant; El Paso County Health Department; Woodmen Water District, Water Treatment Operator CONTRACT & SHORT-TERM EMPLOYMENT TRANSPORTATION MECHANIC (SHORT TERM & TEMPORARTY) North Metro Community Services Feb-May 2014 Provide fleet maintenance, organization, file and supply management services to the Transportation Division of this Adams County non-profit organization which serves the needs of the developmentally disabled community. TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM MANAGER Cochise County May 2006 to January 2008 ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Managed a multimodal transportation planning program in coordination with County Administration, Planning & Zoning, and Highway and Floodplain departments. Developed a Safe Route to School program, conducted development reviews, managed the County’s Transportation Development Impact Fees Program, the Neighborhood Traffic Management Program, and the Rural Transit Service Program and oversaw all aspects of the County’s transportation planning program. (Left to join FHWA Office of Safety) COMMUNITY PLANNER/TRANSPORTATION SCHOLAR Saguaro National Park, June 2005 to April 2006 ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Researched and developed a plan for the multimodal transportation needs of the Park, including development of a Roadway Service Agreement with Pima County. (Short-term contract position). Coordinated with the Parks environmental, cultural and GIS staff regarding this effort. AFFILIATIONS Institute of Transportation Engineers, Pedestrian and Bicycle Council President, Institute of Transportation Engineers (Southern Arizona Chapter, 2004-2005) American Planning Association, Transportation Planning Division Southeast Area Representative, APA Colorado 1989-1994 Transportation Research Board Bicycle Committee, Membership Sub-committee co-chair Pedestrian Committee, Research Sub-committee Federal Lands & National Parks Committee Toastmasters International - Accomplished Toastmaster, Silver ACCREDITATION American Institute of Certified Planners (#0011726) League Certified Instructor # 807 Kids & Commuting (League of American Bicyclists) National Safe Routes to School Instructor, National Center for Safe Routes to School Transportation Research Board Bicycle Committee, Membership Sub-committee co-chair Pedestrian Committee, Research Sub-committee Federal Lands & National Parks Committee Toastmasters International - Accomplished Toastmaster, Silver EDUCATION B.A. Geography/ University of Colorado M.P.A Transportation Management/ University of Colorado

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