David Shipps AICP

Senior Planner, TranSystems Corporation

David is a Senior Planner with experience in managing transportation planning studies, public involvement, environmental documentation, and GIS analysis. He is a skilled project manager who has led significant multidiscipline projects. David’s management expertise enables him to deliver projects within budget and accelerated schedules to meet client expectations. David has cultivated a strong and diverse technical background through his key roles as both project manager and project planner in major transportation projects for Departments of Transportation, local municipalities, and freight rail companies. He is also a National Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Instructor who leads TranSystems SRTS projects which entail leading diverse stakeholders in identifying and ranking solutions that have the potential to increase walking and biking while at the same time improving safety for children. In addition, he leads a GIS staff and he has extensive graphic presentation experience including GIS and marketing graphics. The diversity of his background makes him exceptionally competent to lead public involvement activities, which include working with local groups and stakeholders in order to provide technical solutions for community problems. He is an excellent public speaker, facilitator, and hands-on project manager. David relies on his communication skills to ensure active management of technical staff and thorough reporting to project sponsors.