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Appendix B Team Members

Contact Information

Mohammad Mirshahi (AASHTO Cochair)
Location and Design Division Administrator
Virginia Department of Transportation
1401 East Broad Street
Room 704
Richmond, VA 23219
Telephone: (804) 786–2507
Fax: (804) 786–5157
E–mail: m.mirshahi@vdot.virginia.gov

Jon Obenberger (FHWA Cochair)
Preconstruction Group Team Leader
Room 3128
400 Seventh Street, SW.
Washington, DC 20590
Telephone: (202) 366–2221
Fax: (202) 366–3988
E-mail: jon.obenberger@fhwa.dot.gov

Charles A. (Chuck) Fuhs
Assistant Vice President
Parsons Brinckerhoff
11757 Katy Freeway, Suite 500
Houston, TX 77079
Telephone: (281) 589–5854
Fax: (281) 759–5164
E-mail: fuhs@pbworld.com

Charles E. Howard
Transportation Planning Director
Puget Sound Regional Council
1011 Western Avenue, Suite 500
Seattle, WA 98104
Telephone: (206) 464–7122
Fax: (206) 587–4825
E-mail: choward@psrc.org

Raymond A. Krammes
Highway Research Engineer
Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center
Office of Safety Research & Development
6300 Georgetown Pike
McLean, VA 22101
Telephone: (202) 493–3312
Fax: (202) 493–3417
E-mail: ray.krammes@fhwa.dot.gov

Dr. Beverly T. Kuhn (Report Facilitator)
Division Head/Research Engineer
Texas Transportation Institute
The Texas A&M University System
3135 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843–3135
Telephone: (979) 862–3558
Fax: (979) 845–6001
E-mail: b-kuhn@tamu.edu

Robin M. Mayhew
Transportation Planner
Oversight and Stewardship Team
Office of Planning
711 South Capitol Way, Suite 501
Olympia, WA 98501
Telephone: (360) 753–9416, ext. 133
Fax: (360) 753–9889
E-mail: robin.mayhew@fhwa.dot.gov

Margaret A. (Meg) Moore
Director, Traffic Engineering Section
Texas Department of Transportation
125 East 11th Street
Austin, TX 78701
Telephone: (512) 416–3135
Fax: (512) 416–3299
E-mail: mmoore1@dot.state.tx.us

Khani Sahebjam
Metro District Engineer
Minnesota Department of Transportation
Waters Edge Building
1500 West County Road B-2
Roseville, MN 55113
Telephone: (651) 582–1360
Fax: (651) 582–1166
E-mail: khani.sahebjam@dot.state.mn.us

Craig J. Stone
Urban Corridors Deputy Administrator
Washington State Department of Transportation
401 Second Avenue South, Suite 560
Seattle, WA 98104
Telephone: (206) 464–1222
Fax: (206) 464–1189
E-mail: stonec@wsdot.wa.gov

Jessie L. Yung
Freeway Management Program Manager
Room 3404
400 Seventh Street, SW.
Washington, DC 20590
Telephone: 202 366–4672
Fax: (202) 366–8712
E-mail: jessie.yung@fhwa.dot.gov


Mohammad Mirshahi (AASHTO cochair) is the State location and design engineer for the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT). He is responsible for promulgating and publishing VDOT highway design policies, standards, regulations, and technical guidelines. Mirshahi has oversight responsibilities and directs all statewide design activities in the roadways, hydraulics, traffic control devices, and landscaping areas. Mirshahi has 24 years of progressive and varied experience in the design and management of highway projects. He has a bachelor's degree in civil engineering and a master's degree in transportation engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington. He is registered as a professional engineer in Virginia, Texas, and New York. He is a member of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials' (AASHTO) Highway Subcommittee on Design and the World Road Association's (PIARC) Rural Roads and Accessibility technical committee.

Jon Obenberger (FHWA cochair) is the Preconstruction Group Team leader in the Office of Infrastructure for the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) in Washington, DC. Obenberger directs and manages FHWA's Preconstruction Program, including geometric design, Interstate Highway System design (e.g., standards, access control, rest areas), context-sensitive solutions, value engineering, employing engineering services, utility accommodations, and subsurface utility engineering. Before joining the Office of Infrastructure in 2004, he served for 8 years as the Freeway Management and Operations Program manager in FHWA's Office of Operations. For more than 2 years he was the technical lead for the ITS Program, and he worked four years as a Design Team leader for the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. Before that, he worked as the traffic engineer and metropolitan planning organization coordinator for the city of Beloit, WI. Obenberger has bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Wisconsin Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. He is a Ph.D. candidate finalizing his dissertation requirements in the Advanced Transportation Systems Program of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He is a licensed professional engineer in Wisconsin and serves on several committees of AASHTO and the Transportation Research Board (TRB).

Charles A. (Chuck) Fuhs is a principal professional associate with Parsons Brinckerhoff in Houston, TX. He has been involved in a majority of the high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lane projects planned and implemented in the United States and Canada, has led or participated in more than 100 regional and corridor congestion management studies, and has authored or coauthored most of the recent guidelines and treatises on HOV lanes, including the National Cooperative Highway Research Program's (NCHRP) Preferential Lane Treatments for High-Occupancy Vehicles (Synthesis #185), NCHRP's HOV Systems Manual, AASHTO's 1991 HOV Guidelines, Parsons Brinckerhoff's High Occupancy Vehicle Facilities: A Planning, Design, and Operations Manual, and the HOV/managed lanes chapter of the 2005 Institute of Transportation Engineers' Freeway and Interchange Geometric Design Handbook. He has a master's degree in urban planning and a bachelor's degree in environmental design from Texas A&M University. He served in various research and project development roles for the Texas Transportation Institute and Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (Houston) before joining Parsons Brinckerhoff.

Charlie Howard is the transportation planning director for the Puget Sound Regional Council in Seattle, WA. He is responsible for developing, updating, and implementing the long-range transportation plan for a metropolitan planning organization in a rapidly growing four-county region and directs the development of a regional congestion management process that is evaluating managed-lane networks. Before joining the council, Howard worked for the Washington State Department of Transportation for 18 years, most recently as director of strategic planning and programming, where he headed up statewide policy, planning, program development, and data functions. Howard is a graduate of Ohio State University and has a master's degree in city and regional planning from Harvard University. He chairs the TRB Committee on Statewide Multimodal Transportation Planning and an NCHRP research project panel on congestion measures. He has served as a member of the Future Strategic Highway Research Program (FSHRP) capacity research development panel and several NCHRP research project panels on asset management and other planning issues.

Dr. Raymond A. Krammes is a highway research engineer for FHWA at the Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center (TFHRC) in McLean, VA. Krammes serves as Roadway Team leader in the Office of Safety Research and Development. The Roadway Team's research programs focus on the safety and operational effects of highway geometric design, intersection safety, speed management, work zone safety, traffic control devices, and highway visibility issues. Before joining FHWA in 1997, Krammes was on the civil engineering faculty at Texas A&M University and conducted research through the Texas Transportation Institute. He received a bachelor's degree, master's degree, and Ph.D. in civil engineering from Pennsylvania State University. He is a licensed professional engineer in Texas. He chairs the TRB Committee on Operational Effects of Geometrics and is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and Institute of Transportation Engineers.

Dr. Beverly Kuhn (report facilitator) is a research engineer and head of the System Management Division of the Texas Transportation Institute in College Station, TX. She leads a project providing technical support to the FHWA Office of Operations developing cross-cutting studies on incorporating managed lanes in the planning and project development processes, providing guidance and identifying research needs on managed lanes traffic control devices, and developing a 10-year program plan for managed lanes research. She also directs a research project for the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), assessing the feasibility of and developing guidelines for applying managed lanes strategies to ramps. She has more than 17 years' experience in transportation research and recently co-led a 5-year project on the complex and interrelated issues with operating managed lanes facilities for TxDOT. Kuhn has a Ph.D. in civil engineering from Pennsylvania State University and a master's degree in engineering and a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from Texas A&M University. She is chair of the TRB Committee on User Information Systems and vice-chair of the Traffic Engineering Council of the Institute of Transportation Engineers.

Robin M. Mayhew is a transportation planner with the FHWA Office of Planning, Environment, and Realty. Mayhew serves this office as a key resource on linking transportation planning and operations. Her 13 years of experience in the public and private sectors have focused on transportation demand management strategies. Mayhew has a bachelor's degree in community and family services and a master's degree in public administration from the University of Delaware. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners, American Planning Association, and Institute of Transportation Engineers.

Margaret A. (Meg) Moore is director of the Traffic Engineering Section of the Traffic Operations Division of the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). Moore oversees the guidelines associated with the design, placement, and use of traffic control devices such as signs, signals, pavement markings, and intelligent transportation systems (ITS). She also oversees development of the guidelines and standards associated with managed lanes, roadway lighting, and safety engineering construction programs. Before becoming the State traffic engineer in 2004, Moore managed the Traffic Engineering Field Area, with responsibility for providing traffic engineering, ITS, and roadway safety expertise to the 25 TxDOT districts, along with design, development, and review of plans, specifications, and estimates for traffic control devices and ITS. Moore has been with TxDOT for more than 20 years and has experience with traffic engineering, safety engineering, and construction. Moore has a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from Texas A&M University. She is a licensed professional engineer in Texas and serves on a number of national and State research panels and committees, including the AASHTO Subcommittee on Traffic Engineering.

Khani Sahebjam is the metropolitan district engineer for the Minnesota Department of Transportation (Mn/DOT), overseeing the planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of interstate and trunk highway systems in St. Paul, Minneapolis, and the surrounding eight counties. He has been with Mn/DOT for more than 16 years and has extensive experience in research, State aid, bridges and structures, and program delivery. He also has more than 6 years of consulting experience. He has a bachelor's degree in civil engineering and a master's degree in structural engineering from South Dakota State University. Sahebjam is a registered professional engineer in Minnesota and a member of the National and Minnesota Societies of Professional Engineers.

Craig J. Stone is a deputy regional administrator with the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT). Located in Seattle with the Urban Corridors Office, he provides leadership for a $5 billion capital program of freeway capacity expansions and major bridge replacements. Included are WSDOT's pilot high- occupancy toll lanes, as well as evaluation of managed lane systems and bridge tolling in the central Puget Sound region. He has 28 years' experience in State and private consulting in the transportation industry, including traffic systems design and operations, freeway design, construction management, and long-range systems planning. He has bachelor's and master's degrees in civil engineering from the University of Washington. He is a licensed engineer in Washington State.

Jessie L. Yung is the freeway Management Program manager for the FHWA Office of Transportation Management in Washington, DC. Yung is responsible for providing guidance and direction in developing, implementing, and managing multiyear national program plans that focus on advancing the state of the practice and state of the art for highway traffic operations, freeway management systems, managed lanes, and HOV systems. Before joining the Office of Transportation Management, Yung was the transportation management engineer in the FHWA Pennsylvania and Georgia Divisions and had a short assignment in the Arizona Division. She was responsible for providing technical guidance and oversight of all federally funded ITS projects. Yung has bachelor's and master's degrees in civil engineering from the University of Maryland at College Park. She is a registered professional engineer in Maryland and a member of the TRB Committee on High-Occupancy Vehicle Systems.

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