Matthew Kaufman

Director of Planning

It’s a beautiful thing when a plan moves into action.  It takes a special planner to keep a plan from collecting dust on the shelf, and that is where Matthew comes in. He has fifteen years of experience developing transportation plans and programs that actively reduce vehicle trips, improve public health, and support smart land use. His project portfolio spans the United States and Canada and includes the creation of numerous TDM plans for redevelopment sites, shopping centers, urban corridors, office developments, and municipalities.

Some of Matthew’s recent work includes the development of TDM plans to mitigate impacts associated with major roadway and transit construction projects in the Denver and Atlanta regions, plans to significantly reduce vehicle trips at new mixed use developments, and complex analyses of TDM programs to better understand the impacts of individual strategies and how impacts are affected by land use.

Matthew is very interested in the intersection of parking policy and TDM. He was the lead author of an FHWA primer on parking pricing strategies, has presented at numerous parking workshops and conferences, and has helped multiple communities develop land use regulations that integrate parking and TDM requirements into the development review process.

His work is supported by his innate ability to analyze and evaluate transportation data, which allows UrbanTrans to deliver data–driven and metric-based recommendations, plans, and assessments.  His attention to detail and vast data collection experience results in superior program design, delivery, and evaluation.

As a member of important industry associations, Matthew has been invited to be a part of expert panels and featured speakers series.  Today he is an active member of the American Planning Association, American Institute of Certified Planners, and Association for Commuter Transportation, and he is actively involved with the Transportation Research Board.