Baltimore, MD (12/13/23) – Wes
Guckert, PTP, President and CEO of The Traffic Group – one of the nation’s leading SDVOSB traffic engineering and transportation planning firms – has been appointed to the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Product Council.
The TOD Product Council is an invited collection of 50 industry professionals who meet over the course of the year around the DMV. The role of the council is to educate and actively promote best practices for sustainable, high-quality development in and around current and planned transit facilities. As the population of the region continues to expand, and shifts from vehicular dependent to more walkable development (urban and suburban), the TOD council is well positioned to positively influence development and quality of living for local communities, while advancing the Urban Land Institute’s core mission to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities.
The Council – which consists of both state transportation officials and private industry experts in traffic engineering, architecture, and law – focuses on:
- Sharing best practices in design, engineering, and execution
- Financial impediments and implications
- Facilitating mixed-use development at transit stations
- Adaptive re-use of obsolete facilities at or near transit
- Infrastructure investments and prioritization
- Advancing public/private partnerships
- Affordable and workforce housing
- Technology advancements and impacts
- Community engagement and outreach
- Sharing best policy practices
Guckert was invited to join the Council as a highly respected authority in the fields of traffic engineering and transportation planning. With nearly 50 years experience, he has played a major role in nearly 9,000 urban and suburban area projects throughout the United States and internationally, providing expertise in transit planning, traffic impact analysis, traffic signal design, and traffic circulation.
He currently serves as a member of the National Small Business Association’s Leadership Council. Guckert is also a former Instructor at Harvard University and a member of Texas A&M Transportation Technology Advisory Council, RELLIS Campus Development for transportation technology research and testing, and the Texas A&M Campus Transportation Technology Initiative deployment. He is also Past Chair of the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) Public Development Infrastructure Council.
A Fellow with the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE), Guckert is also a regular speaker nationally, presenting on the topic of self-driving vehicles to groups such as NAIOP, the International Council of Shopping Center’s RECon, the Intelligent Transportation Society’s ITS America, ITE’s Annual Meeting, the National Parking Association’s Convention & Expo, and numerous national and international ULI events