RICHARD KUZMYAK

Principal | Arlington, VA

About Rich: 

Family, Faith, Humor, Irony
Gaining insights, Giving insights            

Education: 

BS, Civil Engineering, University of Pittsburgh

MS, Public Management & Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University

Bio:

Rich is a transportation planner and policy analyst with extensive experience in the areas of travel demand analysis, the integration of transportation and land use, smart growth, performance based planning, travel demand management and air quality.  He has done leading research on many of these issues, created special tools to bring the findings into planning practice, and worked with federal, state and local governments and public/private organizations in their application.

What drives me... 

I have a quote from Woodrow Wilson that hangs above my desk where I can read it every day, and twice on days when I come to question why we try so hard to do the right thing when it seems like the rest of the world doesn’t care quite as much about how we treat the planet or each other:

 “You are here to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, and with a finer spirit of hope and achievement.  You are here to enrich the world. “

It would be extremely short-sighted to think that “I” know what is best for the world, but I find it my calling to use my energy and creativity to challenge the forces of conventional thinking to see a bigger picture and to embrace change that can bring us closer together in vibrant, diverse communities, make better use of our scarce resources, and leave the world a better place than the way we found it.