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The Change-Makers

Kamran Khan
"Our studies don’t sit on shelves," says Kamran. Instead, they're used to advance projects and make a difference in people’s lives by improving travel times and increasing connectivity.
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Kamran Khan
"Our studies don’t sit on shelves," says Kamran. Instead, they're used to advance projects and make a difference in people’s lives by improving travel times and increasing connectivity.
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Justine Sydello
As policy expert and former DOT leader, Justine knows how to manage political considerations when delivering new, innovative initiatives. 
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Justine Sydello
As policy expert and former DOT leader, Justine knows how to manage political considerations when delivering new, innovative initiatives. 
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Marwan Madi
Marwan thinks of emerging technology as a means to an end. "That end is to build better mobility, better economic development, increase safety, security, quality of life and overall access."
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Marwan Madi
Marwan thinks of emerging technology as a means to an end. "That end is to build better mobility, better economic development, increase safety, security, quality of life and overall access."
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Terri Slack
Terri's 30-year career as a tolling industry leader means she's  able to strengthen the firm's ability to help clients navigate complex toll issues and make their programs successful.
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Terri Slack
Terri's 30-year career as a tolling industry leader means she's  able to strengthen the firm's ability to help clients navigate complex toll issues and make their programs successful.
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Phani Jammala­madaka
Phani's tolling financing studies have generated more than $8 billion for clients across America. But he says it's the chance to exceed clients' expectations that translates to success for him.
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Phani Jammala­madaka
Phani's tolling financing studies have generated more than $8 billion for clients across America. But he says it's the chance to exceed clients' expectations that translates to success for him.
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Ben Ritchey
Ben helps private and public sector clients tackle their emerging infra­struc­ture challenges head on. He starts with understanding each community's needs and assessing the most impactful solutions.
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Ben Ritchey
Ben helps private and public sector clients tackle their emerging infra­struc­ture challenges head on. He starts with understanding each community's needs and assessing the most impactful solutions.
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Christopher Mwalwanda
“Excellence,” Christopher believes, “is achieved through the diversity of a well-rounded team.” Perhaps that’s how he’s supported the financing of over $18 billion in transportation infrastructure and managed 100+ toll feasibility analyses for state DOTs, regional authorities and private agencies.
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Christopher Mwalwanda
“Excellence,” Christopher believes, “is achieved through the diversity of a well-rounded team.” Perhaps that’s how he’s supported the financing of over $18 billion in transportation infrastructure and managed 100+ toll feasibility analyses for state DOTs, regional authorities and private agencies.
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Ed Regan
Ed has spent his career building CDM Smith’s national tolling practice. Under Ed’s leadership, clients have made modern advancements to improve functionality, boost revenue and promote eco-friendly expansion. 
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Ed Regan
Ed has spent his career building CDM Smith’s national tolling practice. Under Ed’s leadership, clients have made modern advancements to improve functionality, boost revenue and promote eco-friendly expansion. 
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Revenue

As industry pioneers, CDM Smith completes 60% of investment-grade traffic and revenue studies in the United States. We leverage these core strengths in revenue analysis to lead the development of new and emerging alternative funding strategies and innovative delivery opportunities. 
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Scenario Planning to Understand the Impacts of COVID-19 on Tolling 
Our experts explore the 'new normal' for the nation's tolling facilities and access the short- and long-term impacts of COVID-19 on agencies forced to adapt amidst the uncertainty.

Emerging Technology 

Our industry is fueled by innovation, and advancements in emerging technology are transforming the way people and goods move. CDM Smith’s emerging technologies practice offers consulting services across the entire project lifecycle, merging modal and real-world experience to guide federal, state, regional and local agencies through every stage of a technology infrastructure project. 
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How Will Driverless Vehicles Change the Way We Travel?
Ed Regan examines the trends set to change the way we travel: mobility as a service, vehicle electrification, automation, the economics of travel and big data.

Operational Efficiency

With today’s changing landscape, leaders are turning to experts who not only understand the industry, but who have real-world experience in advising owners on strategies to improve efficiency and performance. At CDM Smith, we focus on providing implementable mobility solutions that “connect all the dots” and help clients navigate all of their operational challenges.
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A Community-Friendly Freight Mobility Plan for Will County
To help maintain a reliable and efficient trans­porta­tion system that could support future growth, CDM Smith helped Will County develop a data-driven plan that prioritized quality of life for residents.

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