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.

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.

Eddie Duncan, INCE Bd. Cert.

Eddie Duncan helps clients, the public, and regulators understand the physical phenomena of sound, how it relates to their projects, how it affects people and the environment, and how to reduce impacts. He is Board Certified through the Institute of Noise Control Engineering and is a member of the Acoustical Society of America. Some of his professional interests include developing scientifically sound noise pollution policy that reflects public values and characterizing soundscapes in rural areas and natural environments.

Eddie has over 20 years of experience conducting noise assessments of proposed developments and infrastructure, compliance studies, mitigation planning, research in methodologies for monitoring and modeling outdoor sound, policy development, and architectural acoustics. With a passion for continuous learning, he brings a diverse set of experiences having worked across many different public and private sectors, including power transmission, renewable energy, transportation, public lands, recreation, mining, manufacturing, healthcare, education, and commercial and residential development.

When not at his desk, in the field, or on the stand, Eddie enjoys hiking, biking, and fishing with his family and playing euro-style board games. He lives in Hartford, Vermont, with his wife, kids, and cat, Luna.

Stephen Lawe

Stephen Lawe leads RSG’s strategic planning and implementation and is responsible for overall management of the company, its financial stability, and growth. Stephen has worked at RSG since 1988 and has professional experience in almost all areas of the business. His expertise in the analysis and development of public policy has been nationally recognized, and he is credited with the development of innovative tools and methodologies used by Fortune 500 companies in the formulation of their marketing strategies. He continues to serve as a technical advisor on select projects and leads research to understand the future challenges facing RSG's clients.

In addition to his work with RSG, Stephen was an assistant professor at Vermont Law School and continues to advance national research in public policy management, resource modeling, and private sector strategy development.

He enjoys spending time in the wilderness and engaging in numerous sports including skiing, hockey, hiking, and biking. Stephen shares his love for sports with his children by coaching their hockey and soccer teams and generally instilling a love of the outdoors.

Kenneth Kaliski, PE, QEP, INCE Bd Cert.

In over 35 years with RSG, Ken Kaliski has worked in all of RSG’s market areas with a focus on engineering and advanced analytics. His technical specialty is in noise control engineering, where he works on projects such as community noise monitoring and modeling, architectural acoustics, transportation noise, and industrial noise control. He also works on complex modeling projects in the fields of market and energy research.

Ken has been with the company since its founding in 1986 and served for 15 years on its Board of Directors. He has also served on the Board of Directors on the Institute of Noise Control Engineering where he is Board Certified, is certified as a Qualified Environmental Professional through the Institute of Professional Environmental Practice, and is a member of the Acoustical Society of America. He is the co-holder of Patent 7,092,853 for an Environmental Noise Monitoring System.

While away from work, Ken spends his free time skiing, maintaining trails, and traveling with his family.

Ken is a registered Professional Engineer in New Hampshire, Vermont, Michigan, Massachusetts, and Illinois.

Thomas Adler, PhD

Thomas Adler is a founding leader of the RSG team and continues to guide the company through influential project work, innovative research and strategic direction. He has personally directed over 250 major projects and has more than 40 years of experience in developing and applying advanced models to client challenges. His project work ranges from feasibility studies for large infrastructure development, to marketing strategy studies for Global 100 companies, to detailed planning studies for both public and private sector initiatives.

Before cofounding RSG in 1986, Tom was a professor at Dartmouth College, teaching courses in consumer choice modeling, operations research, computer science, and engineering. He also served as director of the graduate program in resource policy at Dartmouth, and was the principal investigator for several large, federally-sponsored research projects. He continues this research today as principal investigator and task leader for six National Academies studies.

Tom enjoys skiing, skating, bicycling and hiking in Vermont and, with his wife of 40 years, visiting his three daughters (all management consultants, in London, New York, and Cambridge) and grandchildren.