Abigail Rosenson

Abigail Rosenson is a skilled project manager and an expert in data collection and analysis. She manages household and person-based travel surveys using RSG’s smartphone-based GPS travel survey app, rMove™. Since May 2020, Abby has also overseen the data collection and analysis work for RSG’s COVID-19 Transportation Insights Survey. She has performed market research work for academics, the private sector, and public agencies of varying sizes in the United States, Canada, and Australia. Abby excels at innovative survey design and creating repeatable processes that decrease respondent burden and improve data quality.

Prior to joining RSG, Abby worked with (and later volunteered for) KABOOM! where she co-led volunteers through high-profile community and corporate volunteer projects to help end playspace inequities for underserved communities. She maintains a Human Research IRB Certification from the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI Program) and is a member of the Transportation Research Board’s Standing Committee on Transportation Planning Analysis and Application (AEP15).

Outside of work, Abby enjoys hiking, playing tennis, gardening, and exploring DC’s many museums and cultural venues.

Jim Brogan, PMP

Jim Brogan is a member of the RSG executive team and leads the development and implementation of new market and business development strategies in both new and established transportation and mobility markets. He has over 25 years of experience in multimodal planning, operations, strategic planning, transit planning, and investment support at the national, state, and local levels, and has helped state DOTs, MPOs, ports, railroads, transit agencies, and regional coalitions across the country more effectively identify and address multimodal issues within their planning and investment activities. He has led or supported long-range transportation and strategic plans in more than a dozen states. In addition, Jim has developed transportation plans, programs, and policies for some of the largest metropolitan areas in the country, supported the planning activities of the country’s largest multistate coalitions, and led groundbreaking research for the National Cooperative Highway and Freight Research Programs.

Before joining RSG, Jim led the Integrated Planning and Policy practice for Cambridge Systematics, where he oversaw business development and project delivery activities in four national practice areas: planning and performance management, freight and economics, transportation safety, and transit and shared mobility.

A proud Coast Guard Veteran, he is an active volunteer supporting local youth basketball and soccer programs in Southern California and is an avid runner, reader, and sports and live music fan.

Dana M. Lodico, PE, INCE Bd. Cert.

Dana Lodico is an acoustics expert, specializing in identifying creative solutions to acoustics problems. With expertise ranging from noise mitigation in schools to energy generation to transportation, her focus is on identifying and utilizing the appropriate measurement, modeling, and analysis techniques to deliver high quality solutions that meet clients’ needs and budgets. She manages projects in all aspects of acoustics and is particularly active in work around transportation noise, renewable energy systems, and community planning. She is Vice President of the Institute of Noise Control Engineering (INCE-USA) and Director at Large for the International Institute of Noise Control Engineering (I-INCE).

Dana has more than two decades of experience including acoustical consulting, civil engineering, and acoustical research. She conducts acoustical studies for a wide range of land uses, including transportation, architectural, commercial, energy-generation, industrial, institutional, land use planning, recreation, and residential projects. Research investigations have included innovative noise barriers, quiet pavement evaluations, meteorological effects on traffic noise, noise model validation, truck noise source localization using acoustic beam forming, thermo-acoustic refrigeration design, and classroom acoustics. She is particularly interested in applying lower cost strategies to improve people’s everyday noise environments.

Outside of RSG, Dana delights in the outdoors and is an avid runner and downhill skier. She also enjoys cooking, reading, spending time with her family, and playing piano. Dana lives in Denver, Colorado with her husband, two kids, dog, and cat.

Andrew Rohne

Andrew focuses on transportation data analytics. He is skilled at using R and Python to analyze and visualize data and is an expert at model implementation in Cube Voyager. He also has significant experience visualizing data on websites and working with GIS and GPS data.

Prior to joining RSG, Andrew was the transportation modeling manager at the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments where he directed all travel modeling data collection, analysis, application, and development. He was also a consultant at Tindale-Oliver & Associates where he focused on roadway performance analysis and long-range transportation planning.

Andrew is an active member of the Transportation Research Board and maintains the websites for the TRB Transportation Planning Applications Committee and Conference and the TRB Travel Survey Methods Committee. He also maintains the website for the Ohio Travel Demand Model User Group.

Andrew lives near Cincinnati, Ohio with his wife and three kids. He is an active runner, homebrewer, and amateur radio operator.

Florian Fessel, PhD

Florian specializes in market research for transit agencies with expertise in behavioral research of transit customers. He has conducted dozens of research projects related to attitudinal surveys, customer satisfaction studies, origin-destination studies, stated preference studies, focus groups, and qualitative research. In his role, he manages these projects from start to finish, including designing and developing methodologically sound surveys and experimental research, supervising the fielding effort, conducting statistical analyses, and communicating the results and implications. He has managed such projects for the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, NY MTA, Chicago's RTA, Chicago Transit Authority, Pace Bus, Utah Transit Authority, Triangle Transit Authority, and Charlotte Area Transit System.

Outside of RSG, Florian enjoys exploring cities, eating out, and brushing up on his rudimentary French. He lives with his husband, Luke, and English Bulldog, Fritzi, in Burlington, Vermont.

Ben Swanson

Ben leads traffic operations work at RSG. He is a skilled analyst and has been the principal investigator for hundreds of traffic operations and planning studies, specializing in microsimulation modeling and air quality analysis. Since joining RSG in 2007, he has managed projects for both the public and private sectors, including traffic impact studies for private development and detailed microsimulation models of highway interchanges for state agencies.

Outside of RSG, Ben serves as Secretary on the Board of the Vermont Institute of Transportation Engineers and as Board Chair for the Upper Valley Transportation Management Association. He enjoys riding his bikes (mountain and road), running on the local trail networks, and skiing with his wife and daughter. He is also perpetually and happily doing yardwork.

Jonathan Slason, PE

Jonathan is a director at RSG focused on the ways we fund, plan, and construct our transportation facilities. With over ten years of private consulting experience, including four years based in Auckland, New Zealand, Jonathan manages RSG’s east coast traffic operations, transportation planning, and engineering design practices. His experience is firmly rooted in the detailed design and operations of traffic signals, freeways, intersections, and pedestrian and bicycle facilities. The nexus of his interests and experience has served organizations and governments by producing actionable transportation plans and policies.

Jonathan has worked internationally on mixed use land use projects, assessed multi-modal capacity, and has developed several fair share contribution systems to fund local transportation improvements in addition to municipal and statewide impact fee systems in the Northeast and Florida. He has also led the transportation component of significant infrastructure projects and urban development, such as an New Lynn downtown redevelopment consisting of a new bus and rail station, numerous streets and signals, bridges, rail tunnel, and New Zealand’s first ‘shared street.’ His international experience includes developing urban transportation plans for municipalities throughout Belize; a circulation and traffic safety plan for a cruise ship terminal redevelopment in Port Villa, Vanuatu; and reviewing roadway upgrades in Samoa. He has also completed a number of planning and operational studies around land use intensification in Northwestern Vermont around Exit 12 in Williston, Exits 16 and 17 in Colchester, and Exit 20 in Saint Albans.

In his time outside of the office, Jonathan embraces many of the activities that Vermont offers—be it bicycling, hiking, telemarking, or snowboarding—and enjoying great locally produced food with his wife, their son, and friendly golden retriever, Teddy. A seventh-generation Vermonter, he works hard to support and maintain a quality place to live, work, and play, and always enjoys watching a solid All Blacks test.

Jonathan is a registered Professional Engineer in Vermont.

William Woodford

William Woodford leads RSG’s Transportation Analysis work group which focuses on collecting data, developing analysis tools, and applying these analytical methods to help transportation agencies plan their future.

Before joining RSG in 2011, Bill had over 30 years of consulting experience in the areas of travel demand forecasting, ridership forecasting, and transportation planning. His project experience includes planning of fixed guideway transit New Starts projects with a particular emphasis on transit ridership forecasting, alternatives analysis, and system analysis. He has consulted with many of the largest transit agencies in the United States including those in New York, Newark, Washington, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, and San Jose. He has worked with the Federal Transit Administration and Federal Highway Administration and state DOTs in New York, Virginia, and Maine.

Bill lives in the Washington, DC area and spends his free time hiking, cycling, and relaxing on the Delaware shore.

Mark Bradley

Mark Bradley is an internationally recognized leader in advanced methods for travel demand forecasting. As an original developer of DaySim, one of the leading modeling platforms for activity-based travel demand modeling, Mark leads the ongoing application and development of DaySim for RSG’s clients. Mark is also an expert in the design of various types of travel surveys, and is a frequent expert advisor on RSG’s travel survey projects.

He joined RSG in 2012, bringing nearly 30 years of experience developing travel demand forecasting methods and tools for clients in many countries. Mark was first introduced to travel demand modeling as a student at Dartmouth College by professor, Tom Adler, founder and current President of RSG. After working for Cambridge Systematics and the University of Oxford, Mark became a founder of Hague Consulting Group in 1986, working for clients such as Eurotunnel and various national railways and ministries of transportation around Europe. In 1995, Mark returned to the U.S. and was an independent consultant based in California for 17 years, collaborating with RSG on many projects during that period. Mark moved to Santa Barbara, CA in 2002, and enjoys hiking, kayaking, and painting.

Colin Smith

Colin leads RSG’s freight model development projects. He has worked in transportation planning since 1999, with an emphasis on using survey data, discrete choice models, and network modeling tools to understand aspects of travel behavior such as freight movement, long distance passenger travel, airport choice, and airport ground access; to model the greenhouse gas emissions from transportation; and to forecast demand for new transit services and highway capacity. Colin is currently engaged on projects for the Transportation Research Board, Federal Highway Administration, and various state departments of transportation and metropolitan planning organizations.

Prior to joining RSG in 2003, Colin worked for Symonds Group, Ltd. in London in the Transport Planning team, where he consulted on demand forecasting and transportation planning projects in the UK and Europe.

Colin lives in New Hampshire with his family and enjoys spending time with his kids, hiking, trail running, cycling, gardening, and gradually renovating his old house.

Maren Outwater, PE

Maren Outwater leads the transportation work and is part of the Leadership Team at RSG. She joined RSG in 2010, bringing with her over 25 years of experience developing forecasting models and over 20 years of progressive experience in managing complex model development efforts. She has designed and built forecasting models for activity-based passenger travel, land use, tolling, rail and transit ridership, environmental and economic impacts, and commercial and freight mobility. With a focus on bridging the gap between academic research and practical applications, Maren develops forecasting tools to answer policy questions, to produce performance metrics, and to evaluate innovative transportation investments. She is actively engaged in federal research projects to evaluate autonomous and connected vehicles, improve smart growth and transit, and develop long distance and freight demand models. She is also a registered Professional Engineer in Florida and California.

Maren served, before joining RSG, as the Director of Data Systems and Analysis for the Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC) in Seattle, Washington. While at the PSRC, she managed a staff of 25 with a biannual budget of $7 million, and led the land use and travel modeling, geographic information, and technology activities of the agency. Her resume also includes management of the West Coast operations of Cambridge Systematics’ travel demand forecasting division.

Maren now lives in San Diego with her family and enjoys kayaking, hiking, biking, tennis, golfing, and cooking.

Maren is a registered Professional Engineer in Florida and California.

Michelle Lee, GISP, PMP

Michelle Lee leads RSG’s transportation behavior research work and has extensive experience managing statewide and regional household travel survey programs. Her background in geographic information systems (GIS) and global positioning system (GPS) technologies was essential to the development of RSG’s industry-leading smartphone-based GPS travel survey app, rMove™. Michelle applies logical thought processes to develop creative, data-driven solutions for RSG's clients.

Michelle has more than 20 years of project management experience. In that time, she has managed dozens of transportation, technology, survey, planning, environmental, health, and physical activity projects. Michelle began her career at the Center for Geographic Information Systems (CGIS) at Georgia Tech before transitioning to work for private sector consulting firms.

A graduate of Michigan State University, Michelle serves on the Alumni Advisory board for the MSU Department of Geography. She returned home to Florida in 2017 and currently resides on Florida’s Space Coast with her family. Michelle enjoys watching rockets launch and manatees swim from her backyard.