ARC Session II: Data and Planning Program with RTP


This session provided a glimpse on how the travel demand model and other data are used to develop and evaluate the regional long-range transportation plan and highlights of quantitative applications for niche planning topics such as bicycle and pedestrian safety, regional truck parking challenges, ensuring transportation equity, quantifying environmental impacts and mitigation, assessing real-time impacts to major disruptions to system operations, sketch transit planning, etc.


Kofi Wakhisi

Kofi works in the Transportation Access and Mobility Group at ARC, supervising the Regional Planning and External Coordination team. This team is responsible for carrying out the federal planning process relating to active modes, freight and logistics, transportation systems management and operations, livability, and transportation equity. Kofi participated in numerous TRB research panels and projects and is the current Technical Committee Chair of the Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations (AMPO). Kofi holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering and a Master of City and Regional Planning from Georgia Tech, and juris doctorate degree from Georgia State University. He is a member of the Georgia Bar and the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP).


David Haynes

David Haynes has been with the Transportation Access and Mobility Group of the Atlanta Regional Comission since June 2001.  In his current role as the Long Range Planning Manager, he is responsible for overseeing development of the Regional Transportation Plan for the 20 county Atlanta metropolitan planninga area and coordinating those efforts with other agency initiatives. The group he manages works directly with the city, county, state and federal agencies, transit operators, elected officials, consultants and the public to define regional goals, policies and priorities for transportation funding. Prior to joining ARC, he worked in the private sector as a transportation planning consultant with the firms of Post, Buckley, Schuh &Jernigan and Day Wilburn Associates for a combined nine years. David earned his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Civil Engineering, with an emphasis on transportation, from Auburn University.