Transportation Solutions that Improve Communities
Meet the Team
Matthew is a Principal with Fehr & Peers and President of Fehr & Peers DC. Before founding Fehr & Peers DC, he started Fehr & Peers offices in San Francisco, Seattle and Oakland. He has been involved in many of Fehr & Peers’ highest visibility and most complex projects. His key strengths include his broad background and multimodal approach, which he has applied to many large-area plans with autonomous vehicle, transit and pedestrian related projects. He is an expert in pedestrian and bicycle safety. He is a regular contributor to the Institute of Transportation Engineers, has written a number of national publications and is a member of the Transportation Research Board Bicycle Transportation Committee.
Senior Transportation Engineer
Anjuli has five years of experience in transportation planning and engineering at the local, regional, and state levels. A native of Silver Spring, MD, Ms. Tapia graduated from the University of Maryland’s Civil Engineering program. She interned with the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission (MNCPPC) where she worked on the beginning stages of the White Oak Science Gateway Master Plan. After graduating from the University of Maryland she moved to San Diego, CA where she gained local and regional experience in the public sector before joining Fehr & Peers as a transportation engineer. She joined Fehr & Peers DC upon it’s opening in April 2015.
Anjuli provides a diverse background in traffic operations and simulation, including technical expertise in applications such as SYNCHRO, HCS, and VISSIM. She has served as technical lead or Project Manager for numerous high profile transportation projects which have included traffic engineering, regional bicycle facilities planning and design, transportation demand management, parking analysis, multi-modal trip generation analysis, area specific planning, and traffic calming.
Alex has diverse project experience in travel demand modeling, transportation and parking studies, master plan and mobility element preparation, development of non-traditional transportation performance metrics, and bikesharing system planning, with an emphasis on analyzing the effects of built environment and demographic characteristics on demand for all travel modes.
Alex is proficient in the use of SAS, SPSS, and ArcGIS software, EPA Smart Location Database (SLD), and has combined his passions for quantitative analysis and bicycling by developing a station-level bike sharing ridership model. He is an active member of ITE, serving as Secretary of the Complete Streets Council and Vice Chair of the Pedestrian and Bicycle Standing Committee. Alex earned his Bachelor of Science in Systems Engineering and Economics from the University of Virginia. Before earning his Master of Arts in Urban Planning with a concentration in Transportation Planning from the University of California, Los Angeles, Alex gained three years of experience in the financial consulting industry in Washington, D.C. where he applied quantitative techniques to develop damages models for complex commercial and securities litigation. Alex is also an avid cyclist, training for his fourth AIDS/Lifecycle ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles.
Kwasi is an Associate with Fehr & Peers and has 12 years of experience on a variety of projects, including citywide and countywide transportation plans, general plans, corridor studies, infrastructure projects, planning studies, and model development projects. He graduated from Walla Walla University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and moved to Sacramento, CA after joining Fehr & Peers in 2006.
Since the start of his career, Kwasi has focused on travel demand modeling applications and development. He has served as project manager on a number of model development projects and technical expert on some of the firm’s most visible projects, including the Sacramento Golden 1 Center Arena traffic study.
Kwasi is proficient in the use of Cube and TransCAD transportation planning software and has specific expertise in VMT analysis and integrating Big Data applications in travel demand forecasting. In addition to his project work, Kwasi has been an active member of Fehr & Peers’ Forecasting and Operations Discipline Group, a technical group focused on various research and development initiatives in the area of travel modeling.
Sogand has four years of research experience in transportation engineering. She joined Fehr & Peers DC in October 2018 after finishing her Ph.D. in Transportation Engineering at Louisiana State University with a focus on connected automated vehicle technology in highway operation. With her educational background and expertise in microsimulation modeling and connected vehicle technology applications, Sogand brings a multi-disciplinary approach to her work. Since she joined Fehr & Peers DC, she has been involved with several public transit projects such as California High-Speed Rail, Maryland Purple Line, and Great Seneca Short Term Transit Plan. Sogand is also an active member of ITE – Mid Colonial District and TSMO council.
Senior Transportation Planner
Cullen McCormick leads Fehr & Peers’ Visual Communications Discipline Group. With nine years of visual communication experience in the public and private sector, Cullen is an expert in distilling complex technical concepts into succinct and compelling visuals and narratives. His work focuses on public-facing visual communications spanning a variety of media from reports and data visualization to wayfinding and environmental graphics.
Companywide, Cullen is a technical and creative resource for projects requiring strong visual content. He brings extensive experience as a manager and lead designer in multifaceted information design projects, such as the SANDAG Bike Wayfinding Plan, where his team designed the regional bike wayfinding system for the entire San Diego region, and the Caltrain Business Plan, where he was part of the core visual communication team mapping out future service for one of the busiest commuter railroads in the country. In addition to his work in transportation communication, Cullen leads studies to design and holistically evaluate placemaking projects and their interactions with surrounding communities. He has worked for public and private sector clients in DC, Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay Area, Pittsburg, Orlando, and Austin.
Zahra joined Fehr & Peers DC in February 2020 after graduating from Georgia Tech with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering. While in college, she took part in research programs assessing the condition of pedestrian infrastructure around Atlanta and public perceptions of mobility options. For her capstone project, she worked with public transit agency MARTA, performing roadway design and planning work for a complete remodeling of their central transit station. At Georgia Tech, Zahra spent much of her time working at the student-run college radio and newspaper. Zahra’s diverse past work experience from both an energy consulting firm and an engineering startup enable her to combine her technical expertise, big picture ideas, and communication skills to bring a unique perspective to her work at Fehr & Peers DC. Her key interests include public transit, pedestrian infrastructure, and equity in transportation.
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