A lifelong Coloradan and 2009 MURP grad, Ryan is the Transportation Planning and Traffic Engineering Lead at Parsons, focusing on project management and helping deliver safe multimodal transportation infrastructure across the City. He has developed a well-rounded perspective through 15 years of experience around the unique transportation demands presented by one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the country.
Ryan has worked with the City and County of Denver, Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), and RTD to deliver transportation infrastructure projects across the City, the region, and state. From multi-billion transit investments in metro Denver to freight diversion studies on Colorado’s eastern plains to corridor studies identifying multimodal infrastructure needed to promote safety and modal shift, Ryan has worked across the planning spectrum to deliver projects of all sizes and complexities.
He worked on the Regional Transportation District (RTD)’s FasTracks project for nearly 12 years. FasTracks is one of the nation’s largest transit infrastructure programs to date, totaling more than $6 billion. He filled numerous roles including transit-oriented development (TOD) support, grant writing, tours, risk and contingency management, and acting as the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) liaison for the EAGLE Public-Private Partnership (P3) commuter rail project.
He also served a co-lead of Denver’s United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) Smart City Challenge application, which worked to build a comprehensive, inclusive, and equitable smart city program from the ground up. Built upon an innovative data management system, the program integrated mobility-on-demand and electric vehicle programs with connected and automated vehicle (CAV) deployments across the City to help with mobility issues while simultaneously delivering tangible benefits to residents and visitors alike.