Professional Biography

With more than 34 years of experience in transportation consulting, Mr. Schiffer is a proven leader in the transportation planning community. From his experience at consulting, engineering, and software firms, to his leadership roles and volunteer work in national organizations like the Transportation Research Board, the Institute of Transportation Engineers, and the American Planning Association, he is an acknowledged expert in transportation planning and travel demand modeling. Mr. Schiffer is an experienced staff mentor, project manager, and marketing leader with a diverse background in all areas of transportation planning and an author of publications that stand the test of time. His experience encompasses planning studies and travel demand models for national, statewide, regional, municipal, subarea, and rural jurisdictions.

He possesses a wide range of expertise in all areas of transportation planning with a special emphasis on:

 developing, validating, and calibrating statewide, urban, and regional travel demand models;  researching best practices for studies on national, statewide, long- distance & rural travel;  preparing comprehensive, multimodal long-range transportation plans;  forecasting travel demand for highway and transit projects;  conducting travel behavior and origin-destination travel surveys of all transportation modes;  authoring and delivering training workshops/courses in travel demand modeling;  studying site impacts (e.g., developments of regional impact and concurrency management);  assessing the feasibility of expressways, bridges, managed lanes, and interchanges;  compiling and analyzing socioeconomic/demographic data for travel demand models; and  providing leadership on national and regional transportation planning conferences.

Education: M.S., Urban and Regional Planning, Transportation Specialization Florida State University, 1984; B.A., Geography and Urban Studies, Memphis State University, 1982 (now University of Memphis)


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Industry Affiliations

Transportation Research Board: •Committee on Transportation Planning for Small & Medium-Sized Communities (ADA30), Member since 2014, •Committee on Transportation Planning Applications (ADB50), Member for 9 years, •Statewide Travel Forecasting Joint Subcommittee of ADA10/ADB40 (Charter Member), •Friend on 6 additional TRB committees and subcommittees; Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE), Fellow: •ITE Transportation Planners Council, •Florida Section ITE, •Big Bend Florida Chapter ITE; American Planning Association: •American Institute of Certified Planners, •APA Transportation Planning Division, •APA Florida, •APA Capital Area Chapter,