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Barbara Wells, PE

Associate, Technical Strategy Leader for Transportation Planning and Design

With more than 20 years of transportation planning and tolling design experience, Barb understands what it takes to execute a successful transportation project. Her work on projects including the Kansas freight and rail plans and the Kansas City International Airport master plan have included extensive coordination with public and private stakeholders and diligent management of plans, budgets, schedules and resources.
Why CDM Smith? The firm offers opportunities and diversity that I’ve never seen with any other firm. The quality of projects coupled with a diverse staff makes for an enriching experience that has propelled my career to a new level.

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How might clients describe you? I think they see me as a very social, motivated and intelligent consultant. I make the time to get to know them professionally and personally so that we can establish a great relationship.

What’s something that people might be surprised to know about you? I’m fluent in French. I have traveled to France three times and would love to retire there someday.

What’s your personal motto? There’s no traffic jam on the extra mile.
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It's collaboration that inspires me to be the best person, employee and team player I can be.
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Barb is a certified professional engineer in both Kansas and Missouri.
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