Ben Swanson

Consultant

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.

BA, Astrophysics, Connecticut College

S. Lawson, R. Chamberlin, J. Choi, B. Swanson, B. Kiser, P. Newman, C. Monz, D. Pettebone, and L. Gamble. “Modeling the Effects of Shuttle Service on Transportation System Performance and Quality of Visitor Experience in Rocky Mountain National Park.” Transportation Research Record 2244 (2014): p. 97-106. doi: 10.3141/2244-13

Chamberlin, R. and B. Swanson. “Toward Best Practices for Conducting a MOVES Project-Level Analysis.” Presented at the 91st Annual Transportation Research Board (TRB) Meeting, January 24, 2012.

Chamberlin, R. and B. Swanson. “Analysis of MOVES and CMEM for Evaluating the Emissions Impacts of an Intersection Control Change.” Presented at the 90th Annual Transportation Research Board (TRB) Meeting, January 25, 2011.

Chamberlin, R. and B. Swanson. “Measuring the Emissions Impact of a Traffic Control Change.” Presented at the Workshop on Simulation Modeling and Analysis of the Effect of Operational Strategies on Greenhouse Gas Emissions, January 23, 2011.

Chamberlin, R. and B. Swanson. “Utilizing the MOVES Link Drive Schedule to Measure a Project-Level Emissions Impact.” Presented at the Workshop on Integrating MOVES with Transportation Microsimulation Models, January 23, 2011.

Chamberlin, R. and B. Swanson. “A Comparison of Air Emissions Models for Traffic Operational Analysis.” Presented at the ITE District 1 Regional Meeting, May 2010.