Paul Ryus

Senior Principal Engineer

Paul Ryus

Paul grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and lived in Portland, Oregon, for 15 years. Since 2009, Paul has telecommuted to Kittelson’s Reston office from Denmark. Paul combines 26 years of practical work on multimodal projects in the United States and abroad with extensive research experience to develop creative solutions to difficult transportation problems. Paul is the lead author of several national guidebooks published by the Transportation Research Board (TRB), including: Transit Capacity and Quality of Service Manual, 3rd Edition; Guidebook on Pedestrian and Bicycle Volume Data Collection; A Guidebook on Transit Performance Measurement; A Methodology for Performance Measurement and Peer Comparison in the Transit Industry; and A Guidebook on Transit-Supportive Roadway Strategies. He also served as technical editor for the two most recent editions of the Highway Capacity Manual. Paul’s practical experience includes strategic service planning for spectator shuttles for the Vancouver Winter Olympics and numerous bus rapid transit proposals, long-range transit and transportation planning, and traffic impact analysis. Paul is the past chair of TRB’s Committee on Transit Capacity and Quality of Service.

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