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.
Alex Rixey traveled home to DC after spending four years in the Fehr & Peers Los Angeles office. Alex was raised in Midlothian, Virginia, moved to Arlington and worked in Washington, D.C. after completing his undergraduate work. His education on the east coast included attending Midlothian High School and the University of Virginia, which was then followed by two more years of school on the west coast at UCLA.
“One of my earliest bike touring memories is of riding the C&O Canal from Cumberland, MD to Georgetown in 6th grade. Now that the Great Allegheny Passage trail connects all the way to Pittsburgh, I’m looking forward to reliving that memory and tagging on a few more miles.”
In his move back to DC, Alex has been most excited about exploring the city on foot, running on the Mall and Capital Crescent Trail, biking on Mt. Vernon and the C&O Canal, rowing on the Potomac from Thompson Boat Center, and sailing on the Chesapeake Bay. If there’s one thing that he couldn’t wait to taste again, it was described in two words: Crab. Cakes.
We’re very excited Alex relocated to join our DC team, bringing his expertise as a transportation planner and former resident to the region.