Scott O. Kuznicki ,  P.E.





Scott O. Kuznicki, P.E., is a traffic engineer and project manager who leverages public agency and private practice experience to create engineering and policy solutions that show deference to the concerns of every stakeholder. Scott possesses a comprehensive knowledge of all aspects of transportation facility planning and design, traffic operations and safety, and system management and preservation; this broad expertise is an asset to several large transportation policy and research organizations. His technical acumen and project management skills make him an ideal leader.

Scott is currently the Director of Safety and Mobility Technology Solutions at the Transpo Group in Kirkland, Washington State. In his private practice he was the President and Managing Engineer of Modern Traffic Consultants on Mercer Island in Washington State Scott has nearly 20 years of experience in transportation engineering and project management work, as both a public sector employee and consultant. His academic experience includes the ongoing position of Adjunct Lecturer in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Departments at both the University of Washington in Seattle and the University of Wisconsin - Platteville, his alma mater. He is a member of the National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, serves on two TRB committees, remains active in ITE and ASCE.


Publications and Presentations

  • Kuznicki, S. Ambiguous Infrastructure: Using First-Order Logic Models to Ensure Consistent Applications of Traffic Control Devices. Proceedings of the European Road Conference, Special Session on - Traffic Signs & Pavement Markings: International State of the Art on Policies & Research. Dubrovnik, Croatia, October 2018.
  • Kuznicki, S. Using Gamification to Provide Transport Behavior Incentives. State of Transportation Planning. American Planning Association, Chicago, IL, July 2018.
  • Kuznicki, S., Watson, B. Reading the Road Ahead: Infrastructure Readiness. Organizing and Presiding Officer, Workshop Session (4 hours), Automated Vehicles Symposium, AUVSI and TRB. San Francisco, CA, July 2018.
  • Kuznicki, S. Reading the Road Ahead: Infrastructure Readiness. Organizing Official and Presiding Officer, Workshop Session (4 hours), Automated Vehicles Symposium, AUVSI and TRB. San Francisco, CA, July 2017.
  • Hamood, F., Kuznicki, S., Perry, L. Ramp Terminal Crosswalk for San Diego Airport, Terminal 1. Proceedings of the Western District Meeting of the ITE. San Diego, CA, June 2017.
  • Kuznicki, S. Rural Road Safety Research: Practical Applications. Organizing Official and Presiding Officer, Session 516, 96th Annual Meeting of the TRB. Washington, DC, January 2017.
  • Katz, B., Kuznicki, S., Miller, S., Kehoe, N., Jackson, S. Enhancing Safety and Operations in Complex Interchanges Final Project Report. Publication FHWA-HRT-17-048. FHWA, Washington, DC, 2017.
  • Katz, B., Kissner, E., Kuznicki, S., Shurbutt, J. Evaluation and Recommendations for Design Consistency of Guide Signs. Paper 17-04477, Proceedings of the 96th Annual Meeting of the TRB. Washington, DC, 2017.
  • Kuznicki, S., Katz, B., Shurbutt, J., Kehoe, N., Cobb, D. Using Unmanned Aerial Systems in Transportation Operations Research. Paper 17-00709, Submitted for the 96th Annual Meeting of the TRB. Washington, DC, 2017.
  • Katz, B., Kuznicki, S., Kissner, E. Designing for People: Unlocking Human Behavior to Build a Better Transportation System. ITE Journal. Part 2 of 2, August 2016.
  • Kuznicki, S. Ambiguous Infrastructure: When Signing and Pavement Markings Don’t Make Sense to Drivers or Machines. Presentation Session, Automated Vehicles Symposium, AUVSI and TRB. San Francisco, CA, 2016.
  • Miller, S., Kuznicki, S. Designing for People: Unlocking Human Behavior to Build a Better Transportation System. ITE Journal. Part 1 of 2, May 2016.
  • Kuznicki, S., Ibarguen, B., Symoun, J., Pavao, P. Highway Safety Improvement Program Final Report. FHWA-SA-16-024, Washington, DC, April 2016.
  • Kuznicki, S., Giancola, A. Rural Road Safety Research: Practical Applications. Organizing Official and Presiding Officer, Session 211, 95th Annual Meeting of the TRB. Washington, DC, January 2016.
  • Kuznicki, S. and Katz, B. Designing for Consistency: Matching Applications to Scenarios in the Use of Traffic Control Devices / Pavement Markings. Paper 164, Proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on Highway Geometric Design. Vancouver, BC, Canada, 2015.
  • Kuznicki, S. and Katz, B. Designing for Consistency: Matching Applications to Scenarios in the Use of Traffic Control Devices / Signing. Paper 163, Proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on Highway Geometric Design. Vancouver, BC, Canada, 2015.
  • Kuznicki, S. and Avery, R. Database-Driven Implementation for Future Editions of the MUTCD. Paper 14-0448, Proceedings of the 93rd Annual Meeting of the TRB. Washington, DC, 2014 Presented at the 93rd Annual Meeting of the TRB, the July 2014 Joint Meeting of the Western and Midwestern Districts of ITE, and the January 2015 meeting of the National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Devices.
  • Kuznicki, S. Getting Around to Signing. Roundabouts Now. April 2012.
  • Kuznicki, S. Evaluating Pavement Marking and Signing Characteristics and Asset Management Approach for Traffic Sign Maintenance. Presiding Officer, Session 261, 90th Annual Meeting of the TRB. Washington, DC, 2011.
  • Kuznicki, S. Challenges in Design, Selection, and Placement of Traffic Control Devices: TRB Human Factors Workshop Series. Workshop Organizer and Chair, 89th Annual Meeting of the TRB, January 2010
  • Kuznicki, S. Signing of Option Lanes on Freeways and Expressways. Presented at the 89th Annual Meeting of the TRB to the Traffic Control Devices Committee (AHB50), January 2010

Professional and Civic Activities

  • University Lecture Activities
    • Adjunct lecturer, University of Washington (federal regulatory process)
    • Invited lecturer, University of Wisconsin – Platteville (vehicle automation, federal regulatory process)
    • Invited lecturer, University of Belgrade (U.S. aviation regulations and general aviation)
  • National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Devices
    • Technical Member, Regulatory and Warning Signs Technical
    • Task Force Lead for four task forces, including Pedestrian Signing at Crosswalks
    • Member of Toll and Managed Lanes Task Force
  • Transportation Research Board
    • Member, Traffic Control Devices (AHB 50) and Signing and Marking Materials Committees (AHD 55)
    • Member, Subcommittee on Highway Automation (AHB20, Freeway Operations Committee)
    • Member, Joint Sub-Committee on Rural Road Safety Policy, Programming, and Implementation
    • Friend, Vehicle-Highway Automation (AHB30) and Operational Effects of Geometric Design (AHB65)
    • American Society of Civil Engineers (Member)
    • Institute of Transportation Engineers (Fellow)
    • Graduate of the 2015 LeadershipITE program
    • Executive Board Member, Transportation Forensics and Risk Management Council
    • Member of the Advocacy Committee
    • Member of Traffic Engineering Council
  • Civil Air Patrol, 69th Squadron, Washington Wing
    • Aerospace Education Officer and Operations Officer, Renton Squadron (PRIOR)
    • Assistant Washington Wing Director of Operations
    • Commander of the Renton Composite Squadron
    • Air Force-certified Mission Pilot, Mission Observer, Mission Scanner
    • Cadet Orientation Pilot and AFJROTC Orientation Pilot
    • Certified in National Incident Management System (NIMS)
    • Mission Staff Assistant for Incident Command Systems (ICS)

Certifications

  • Registered Professional Engineer Wisconsin (6-38377) and Washington State (43074)
  • Washington State Commercial Driver’s License current DOT Medical Card
  • Valid FAA Private Pilot Certificate Instrument Rated and current with privileges to operate single-engine, piston-powered aircraft) valid Third-Class FAA Medical Certificate
  • Valid FAA Unmanned Aerial Systems Remote Pilot Certificate
  • Certified Instructor, National Highway Institute

Projects and Programs

  • Congestion Trends Reports for New York City, San Francisco, and Chicago, Lyft
  • Electric Bus Vehicle Needs Analysis, Port of Seattle
  • Preparing for Connected Autonomous Transportation, Washington State Department of Transportation
  • LIght Rail Mitigation Planning, City of Mercer Island, Washington State
  • Enterprise Command and Control Center, Roads and Transport Authority Dubai, UAE
  • Sheikh Zayed Road Congestion Management Strategies, Roads and Transport Authority Dubai, UAE
  • Smart Parking Project, Roads and Transport Authority, Dubai, UAE
  • Enterprise Information Portals (NCHRP 20-103)
  • Highway Safety Improvement Program Scan Tour, FHWA
  • Enhancing Safety and Operations in Complex Interchanges, FHWA Office of Operations Research and Development
  • Honolulu Light Rail Transit Program, City and County of Honolulu, Hawai'i
  • SR 99 Tunnel Request for Proposals, Washington State Department of Transportation
  • Sounder Commuter Rail Extension (D St to M St in Tacoma), Sound Transit, Seattle, WA
  • I-75/575 Express Lanes Interchange Justification Report, Georgia Department of Transportation, Atlanta, GA
  • General Engineering , Toll Division, Washington State Department of Transportation
  • Active Traffic Management Program Concept of Operations
  • I-405 Renton Design-Build, Washington State Department of Transportation
  • Alaskan Way Viaduct and Seawall Replacement Program, Washington State DOT and City of Seattle
    • Waterfront Scope Development
    • Holgate to King Street, Phase II
    • Holgate to King Street, Phase I
    • Battery Street Tunnel Retrofit
    • Fire & Life Safety
    • Early Utilities Relocation
    • Transit Mitigation Program
    • Tunnel Signing Technical Memorandum
  • Kingery Expressway Reconstruction Program, Illinois Department of Transportation
  • Dan Ryan Expressway Reconstruction Program, Illinois Department of Transportation
  • Illinois Route 1 at Crete-Monee Rd Intersection Reconstruction and New Traffic Signal
  • Illinois Route 126 Rehabilitation
  • Numerous Pavement Patching and Bridge Patching Contracts