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Volpe's Public Lands Team is composed of planners, engineers, and analysts. Our work draws on expertise in a variety of fields, including transportation planning and engineering, environmental science and policy, acoustics, and modeling.

Portfolio Managers

David Daddio, Community Planner

Master of City and Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
BS in Environmental Science and Policy from the University of Maryland

David Daddio is a planner and policy analyst with a background in transportation and land use planning, environmental compliance, and public engagement. He focuses on transit and trail feasibility, program support, linking project selection and performance management, and grant technical assistance. Daddio manages work portfolios with the National Park Service's Washington Support Office and National Capital Region. Read additional reports reports by David Daddio.

Recent Projects:

  • National Capital Region - Program Support and Project Selection
  • National Park Service - National Transit Inventory
  • Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge - Comprehensive Alternative Transportation Plan

Amalia Holub, Technology Policy Analyst

Master of City Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
BA in Sociology from Barnard College, Columbia University  

Amalia Holub is a policy analyst and planner focusing on active transportation, transit, safety, and performance management. She works with the National Park Service, leading the portfolio with the NPS Southeast Region and supporting the portfolio management of the NPS Washington Support Office. In addition to public lands work, she supports the Federal Highway Administration, U.S. DOT Office of the Secretary, and Federal Railroad Administration. 

Recent Projects

Michael Kay, Community Planner

​Master of City Planning and Master of Science in Transportation degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
BA in Political Science from New York University

Michael Kay focuses on alternative transportation in parks and public lands, innovative finance, performance measurement, and long-range transportation planning. Kay manages the Volpe portfolio with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, assisting the Corps with strategic transportation planning and validating their visitation estimation processes. He works with the National Park Service and other federal land management agencies to promote alternative transportation systems both agency-wide and at individual parks. At the agency level, Kay supports efforts to promote the need for alternative transportation in parks and public lands in federal transportation authorizing legislation. At the park level, Kay's work focuses on transit service planning, and vehicle counter calibration and monitoring. Read additional reports by Michael Kay.

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Katie Lamoureux, Community Planner

Master of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning from Tufts University
Bachelor of Science in Marine and Freshwater Biology from the University of New Hampshire

Katie Lamoureux is a community planner with over 12 years of experience working with federal, state, and local agencies to find environmentally sensitive solutions to transportation and land use planning challenges. She currently manages the Volpe portfolio with the Bureau of Land Management, and also supports work for the Forest Service, National Park Service, and others. Her work has focused on climate change resiliency planning, long-range planning, and enhancing bicycle, pedestrian, and public transit access to and within public lands. She is also interested in creative ways to use technology and innovative financing to address transportation planning challenges. Lamoureux is an experienced facilitator and brings over 10 years of experience as a watershed planner and scientist prior to coming to the Volpe Center in 2014. Read additional reports by Katie Lamoureux.

Cynthia Lee, Electronics Engineer

BS in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University

Cynthia Lee's work covers many aspects of transportation-noise research for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), National Park Service (NPS), Federal Rail Administration, and FHWA. In support of the FAA and NPS, she is the project manager for acoustical research in support of the Grand Canyon National Parks (GCNP) Overflights Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and Air Tour Management Plans (ATMPs). Lee leads teams that collaborate with experts from the fields of social science, natural resource management, and acoustics in the development of quantitative relationships correlating aviation noise exposure and visitor responses. Both projects include acoustical data collection to determine ambient sound conditions, computer modeling using the FAA’s Integrated Noise Model (INM) and Aviation Environmental Design Tool (AEDT), and analyses to predict noise impacts from air tours or other sound sources of interest for National Environmental Policy Act documents or other planning documents. Lee also provides contractor oversight, project management, project review and monitoring, and technical expertise for the FRA’s High Speed Intercity Passenger Rail (HSIPR) Program and Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) Program. Other work includes support of the FHWA’s Noise Barrier Design Handbook and Traffic Noise Model (TNM). Read additional reports reports by Cynthia Lee.

Master of Urban and Regional Planning from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Bachelor of Music Education from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Kevin McCoy is a transportation planner at Volpe who helps federal, state, and local agencies find solutions to near- and long-term planning challenges. He is interested in incorporating lessons from statewide and metropolitan planning into public lands transportation plans and management approaches, helping agencies plan for and adapt to the effects of climate change on transportation systems, and finding innovative ways to account for technological change in transportation planning. McCoy manages Volpe’s work portfolio with the Facilities Planning Branch of the Washington Office of the National Park Service. He also supports work for National Park Service regional offices and for the Fish and Wildlife Service. Read additional reports by Kevin McCoy.

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Logan Nash, Community Planner

Masters in Urban Planning from Harvard University
BA in History from Carleton College

Logan Nash is a transportation and land-use planner who focuses on creative uses of data and technology in planning and operations, especially on public lands. His work at Volpe has included helping share open data on National Park Service transit schedules, understanding potential mission-related uses of unmanned aerial vehicles for the U.S. Forest Service, and researching public-private joint real estate development at transit stations for the Federal Transit Administration. Nash manages Volpe’s portfolio with the U.S. Forest Service. Read additional reports by Logan Nash.

Eric Plosky, Chief of Transportation Planning

As chief of the Transportation Planning Division, Eric Plosky leads a diverse team in taking on many different types of work, including site-specific transportation projects; strategic and long-range planning; program development; legislative and policy analysis; research; and outreach and communications. The division also works on broader transportation-planning issues involving the Federal Highway Administration, Federal Transit Administration, states, and metropolitan planning organizations, such as livability; sustainability; climate change; public health; land use; nonmotorized transportation; performance management; asset management; oversight and certification; safety; intelligent transportation systems; resiliency; disaster recovery; and governance. Plosky and several of his staff have completed detail assignments with sponsor agencies. Read additional reports by Eric Plosky.

Benjamin Rasmussen, Public Lands Team Leader

Master of City and Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
BA in International Relations/Political Science from Carleton College

Benjamin Rasmussen is a community planner with expertise in alternative transportation in parks and public lands, climate change mitigation and adaptation, nonmotorized transportation planning and evaluation, and regional transportation planning. In addition to managing the Volpe portfolios for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the U.S. Forest Service, and the NPS Midwest Region, Rasmussen has conducted and managed transportation planning studies and projects for several federal land management agencies. He has also worked with the Federal Highway Administration, the Federal Transit Administration, and local, regional, and state transportation planning agencies. Before joining Volpe, Rasmussen worked as a senior program officer for an international environmental non-profit organization and as a transportation planner for a metropolitan planning organization. He is a member of the Transportation Research Board’s Metropolitan Policy, Planning, and Processes Committee and the Special Task Force on Climate Change and Energy. Read additional reports by Benjamin Rasmussen.

Heather Richardson, Community Planner

Master of Urban and Regional Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Policy and Management from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse

Heather Richardson is a transportation planner at Volpe with experience in assisting public land agencies in addressing issues of access and congestion using alternative transportation. She specifically focuses on public transit services connecting to and within public lands and how technology can improve such services. Her experience working at public land units in several regions enables her to share the lessons learned between them and facilitate growth in understanding. Richardson also has local transportation planning experience from the New York City Department of Transportation, where she worked in planning and operations for seven years. At the Volpe Center, she primarily supports work for the National Park Service regional offices and the Federal Transit Administration. Read additional reports by Heather Richardson.

Erica Simmons, Community Planner

Master of City Planning from Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Bachelor of Arts and Science in Archaeology and Geological and Environmental Sciences from Stanford University

Erica Simmons is a transportation planner at Volpe with a focus on long-range transportation planning, performance management, multimodal transportation systems, and environmental stewardship. Simmons has worked with several federal lands agencies, including the Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and U.S. Forest Service, as well as FHWA’s Office of Federal Lands Highway. Before coming to Volpe, she worked as a planner for a regional parks and conservation agency in California. Simmons manages Volpe’s portfolios with the Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service’s Alaska Region, and the FHWA Western Federal Lands Division Office. Read additional reports by Erica Simmons

Project Staff

James Andrew, Community Planner
Jessica Baas, Community Planner
William Baron, Computer Engineer
Anna Biton, Community Planner
Rebecca Blatnica, Environmental Protection Specialist
Eric Burkman, Community Planner
Amishi Castelli, Physical Scientist
Jonathan Cybulski, Environmental Protection Specialist
Jonathan Frazier, Community Planner
Jared Fijalkowski, Community Planner
Gina Filosa, Operations Research Analyst
Frances Fisher, Operations Research Analyst
Russel Glynn, Community Planner
Glenn Goulet, Supervisory General Engineer
Robert Hallett, Operations Research Analyst
David Jackson, Transportation Industry Analyst
Ian Kolesinskas, Community Planner
Alexander Kosnett, Operations Research Analyst
Scott Lian, Operations Research Analyst
Alex Linthicum, Operations Research Analyst
Alexandra Markiewicz, Community Planner
Travis Mast, Biologist
Alexandra McNally, Community Planner
Margaret Petrella, Social Scientist
Sean Peirce, Economist
Adam Perruzzi, Community Planner
Amy Plovnick, Community Planner
Sean Puckett, Economist
Drew Quinton, Community Planner
Susan Smichenko, Community Planner
Catherine Taylor, Economist
Christopher Timmel, Community Planner
Peter Tomczik, Operations Research Analyst
Jaime Young, Community Planner
Ryan Yowell, Community Planner
Christopher Zevitas, Environmental Engineer
Stephen Zitzow-Childs, Operations Research Analyst

Updated: Thursday, September 7, 2017
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