Scott O. Kuznicki ,  P.E.



Scott O. Kuznicki, P.E., is a business strategy leader and project manager with extensive experience as transportation mobility expert, traffic engineer. He has led cross-functional teams at all levels, including policy development, planning, design, construction, and operations. His management skillset includes employee development including personal mentoring and strategies addressing successful retention and professional growth. Scott's comprehensive knowledge of all aspects of transportation system management and operations has led to internationally-recognized expertise in vehicle-highway automation and machine vision system interactions, including invited speaking engagements with the International Road Federation and the global Automated Vehicles Symposium. His broad expertise is an asset to clients around the globe and he is a vital partner in the ongoing work of numerous transportation policy and research organizations.

Scott is currently the President and Managing Engineer of Modern Traffic Consultants on Mercer Island in Washington State. Scott's 20 years of professional experience in transportation engineering and project management work includes both a public sector employee and consulting appointments, leading to relationships throughout the industry. 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

  • Kuznicki, S. and Harmsworth, M. Mobility Marketplaces
    Everett Herald. Everett, WA, 25 November 2018.
  • Kuznicki, S. Using Gamification to Provide Transport Behavior Incentives.
    State of Transportation Planning. American Planning Association, Chicago, IL, July 2018.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. and Katz, B. Designing for Consistency: Matching Applications to Scenarios in the Use of Traffic Control Devices / Signing.
    Paper 163 (Slides), 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 / Pavement Markings.
    Paper 164 (Slides), 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
    Presented at the July 2014 Joint Meeting of the Western and Midwestern Districts of ITE
    Presented at the January 2015 meeting of the National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Devices.
  • Kuznicki, S. Getting Around to Signing.
    Roundabouts Now. Richmond, BC, April 2012.

Presentations

  • Kuznicki, S., Smith, K., Carlson P., Chrysler, S. Reading the Road Ahead: Infrastructure Readiness.
    Organizing and Presiding Officer, Workshop Session (4 hours), Automated Vehicles Symposium, AUVSI and TRB. Orlando, FL, July 2019.
  • Kuznicki, S., Agnew B., Marshall, S. ACES Northwest Network Signature Event: Lawrence Burns, Author of Autonomy.
    Event Organizer and Host. Bellevue, Washington, April 2019.
  • Kuznicki, S. Charting a Course for Sustainable Transportation in the Pacific Northwest
    Presented at the Beyond Initiative 1631 Conference of the Low-Carbon Prosperity Institute. Mercer Island, WA, 28 November 2018.
  • 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., 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., Agnew B. ACES Northwest Network Community Forum: Autonomous Shuttles for Local Mobility.
    Event Organizer and Host, Mercer Island, Washington, October 2017.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. 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 (updated 2014)

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)
    • Washington State (43074)
  • Washington State Commercial Driver's License with current DOT Medical Card
  • FAA Private Pilot Certificate
    • Airplane Single-Engine Land
    • Instrument Rating
    • G1000 and Turbo qualified (Civil Air Patrol)
    • Cirrus Certified
    • Third-Class FAA Medical Certificate
  • FAA Unmanned Aerial Systems Remote Pilot Certificate
  • Certified Instructor, National Highway Institute

Projects and Programs

General Projects
  • Contracted NHI Instructor for Introducing Human Factors in Roadway Design and Operations
  • Contracted NHI Instructor for Signing and Marking for Complex Freeway Interchanges
  • Mobility for the Future: ACES Northwest Network 2018 Strategic Plan (Discovery Institute, Seattle, WA)
  • Congestion Trends Reports for New York City, San Francisco, and Chicago (Lyft, San Francisco, CA)
  • Electric Bus Vehicle Needs Analysis (Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Port of Seattle)
  • Light Rail Mitigation Planning (City of Mercer Island, Washington State)
  • City of Mercer Island vs. Sound Transit (Harrigan Leyh Farmer & Thomsen, Seattle, WA)
  • Honolulu Light Rail Transit Program (City and County of Honolulu, Hawai'i)
  • Sounder Commuter Rail Extension, D St to M St in Tacoma (Sound Transit, Seattle, WA)
  • I-75/575 Express Lanes Interchange Justification Report and Signing Plan(Georgia Department of Transportation, Atlanta, GA)
  • Guidance for Development and Management of Sustainable Enterprise Information Portals (Report 865, NCHRP 20-103)

Private Client Practice
  • Bellevue Connection: Autonomous Shuttles for Local Mobility
  • Future of Mobility in San Francisco
  • Indiana Toll Road Truck Traffic Study
  • Market for AV Shuttles

Expert Witness Practice Areas
  • Intersection Analysis
  • Uniform and State Vehicle Code Analysis
  • Sign and Monument Code Analysis
  • MUTCD and Tort Liability
  • Agency Policy Review

Federal Highway Administration (Washington, DC, USA)
  • Highway Safety Improvement Program Scan Tour (Office of Safety)
  • Enhancing Safety and Operations in Complex Interchanges (Office of Operations Research and Development)
Roads and Transport Authority (Dubai, UAE)
  • Enterprise Command and Control Center (Subject Matter Expert)
  • Sheikh Zayed Road Congestion Management Strategies (Project Manager)
  • Smart Parking Project (Construction Engineer)
  • Smart Parking Management Project (Conceptual Report Author)

Washington State Department of Transportation
  • Preparing for Cooperative Autonomous Transportation (Project Manager and Report Author)
  • SR 99 Tunnel Request for Proposals (Senior Reviewer)
  • Active Traffic Management Program Concept of Operations (Lead Traffic Engineer)
  • I-405 Renton Design-Build (Work Zone Design Manager)
  • Alaskan Way Viaduct and Seawall Replacement Program (Program Lead Traffic Engineer)
    • 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 (Design Engineer)
    • Transit Mitigation Program
    • Tunnel Signing Technical Memorandum, Signing (Lead Author)
  • General Engineering , Toll Division (Subject Matter Expert)
  • SR 202 at SR 520 Direct Access and HOV Project (Traffic Designer)

Illinois Department of Transportation
  • Kingery Expressway Reconstruction Program (Plan Review, Alternative Technical Concepts)
  • Dan Ryan Expressway Reconstruction Program (Pavement Marking Design, Plan Review)
  • I-290 Expansion Project, Schaumburg (Traffic Signing Design)
  • Illinois Route 1 at Crete-Monee Rd Intersection Reconstruction (Traffic Signal Design)
  • Illinois Route 126 Rehabilitation (Contract Plans Project Manager)
  • Pavement Patching and Bridge Patching Contracts (Contract Plans Project Manager)
  • Bridge Inspection and Asset Management Program (Bridge Inspector, Data Management)
  • Asset Management for Signing, Pavement Markings (Data Collection, Data Management, Planning)
  • Signing and Pavement Marking Maintenance Program (Field Engineering, Work Orders, QA)