David Hurst

David Hurst

Transportation Planning and Asset Management

David has 19 years of experience helping maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of transportation on the local, state, and national level.

  • Access Ohio (statewide plan), Pennsylvania and West Virginia LRTPs
  • Mississippi DOT freight master plan
  • 7 freight-oriented projects
  • Interstate 15 Corridor System Master Plan  

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CONTACT

dhurst@metroanalytics.com

CERTIFICATIONS

  • American Planning Association
  • Transportation Research Board (TRB)
  • Asset Management
  • Long-Range Transportation Planning
  • Corridor Planning
  • Freight Planning
  • Project Prioritization
  • Performance Measures
  • Economic Impact Analysis
  • GIS
  • Data Management
  • Research coordinator TRB Committee Statewide Data and Information Systems
  • NCHRP Synthesis 508 (Data Maintenance and Governance Practices) Committee
  • NCHRP 19-14:  Right-Sizing Transportation Investments for Changing Economic Times (PI)
  • Oklahoma DOT LRTP
  • Nevada DOT’s Maintenance Budget Model and Analysis Tool
  • Louisiana STIP: Quadrennial Status Report and Update
  • MBA, Darla Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina
  • BA, University of South Carolina


Specialties of Excellence

David has 19 years of experience helping maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of transportation on the local, state, and national level. David has demonstrated proficiency in transportation asset management, maintenance optimization and budgeting, data collection, long range planning for DOTs and MPOs, and geographic information system (GIS).  He has served on the committee for NCHRP Synthesis 508 (Data Maintenance and Governance Practices), as well as member and research coordinator of TRB Committee on Statewide Data and Information Systems. 

David has worked on Access Ohio (statewide plan) as a deputy PM and was charged with needs estimates.  In addition, David worked on both the Pennsylvania and West Virginia LRTPs, which both had a component of freight as related to infrastructure planning and needs to accommodate the growth of their respective freight industries.  Similarly, he worked on the Mississippi DOT freight master plan.  As part of this study, David identified and conducted stakeholder interviews across the state to identify network utilization and needs across the state.   

On a sub-state level, David has worked on multiple freight-oriented projects.  The Tri-County Coal Haul Truck Study project assessed the impact (traffic operations, safety, and asset management) of increasing coal truck activity between the coal mine in Alton, Utah and the final rail load facility west of Cedar City.  Las Vegas Region Freight Data Collection Study was an effort to update the RTCSNV (Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada) travel demand model for freight truck forecast capabilities.  David managed the collection, validation, and analysis of truck trip activity for model enhancement while initiating private sector interaction regarding the long-term transportation concerns of trucking in Las Vegas.  As a multi-state effort, Interstate 15 Corridor System Master Plan was a multi-state effort to evaluate the 840-mile long corridor from San Diego, CA to the northern border of Utah. Part of this effort was to analyze freight flows across every mode to offer recommendations and solutions which integrated good movements with commuter travel. 


Projects

Freight Planning

  • Mississippi Statewide Freight Plan – Conducted in-person interviews with shippers and customers across the state to understand the utilization of the network for freight movement – including rail, water, air, and highway.  The goal was to discuss current activities, discuss improvement plans and needs, and engage in conversation around future issues and potential solutions.  Findings were reported back to MDOT.  Strategies for addressing freight concerns where developed and included as DOT policies or projects. 

    Louisiana STIP: Quadrennial Status Report and Update –Conducted staff interviews, advisory committee meetings, and policy discussions regarding a transportation plan for all modes (including air and water port) within the state, as well as, adding a non-transportation aspect not previously in the plan.  Developed four funding scenarios which were derived with new revenue projections – allocating projected money across all departments within the DOTD. 

    PA On Track, Pennsylvania – Led the asset needs identification for the Pennsylvania’s Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) and Comprehensive Freight Movement Plan (CFMP). The process determined needs for State and non-DOT highways, bridges, culverts, tunnels, signals, and other transportation assets out to 2040. The outputs will help inform the decision makers and guide the scenario planning effort. 

    Las Vegas Region Freight Data Collection Study – Lead effort to update the RTCSNV (Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada) travel demand model for freight truck forecast capabilities. Managed the collection, validation, and analysis of truck trip activity for model enhancement while initiating private sector interaction regarding the long-term transportation concerns of trucking in Las Vegas. 

    Interstate 15 Corridor System Master Plan – Coordinated a multi-state effort to evaluate the 840- mile long corridor from San Diego, CA to the northern border of Utah. Defined future transportation infrastructure, support national, regional, and local goals, address congestion strategy and enhance the movement of people and freight. Managed data collected and analysis efforts, as well as coordinate with DOT staff to display spatial data in a web-based GIS tool. Analyzed freight flows (using Transearch data) across modes to offer recommendations and solutions which integrated good movements with commuter travel. 

    Tri-county Coal Haul Truck Study, Cedar City, Utah – Assess the impact of increasing coal truck activity between the coal mine in Alton, Utah and the final rail load facility west of Cedar City. A 110-mile route was selected because of environmental and safety concerns on the most direct route. The selected route was assessed for traffic operations, safety, and asset management of pavement and bridges. Final recommendations were given cost estimations and an implementation timeframe for consideration in the STIP and County planning.  

    I-95/Maury Street Traffic Study, Richmond, Virginia – The purpose of the study was to evaluate the changing traffic needs in the area due to redevelopment around Maury Street, I-95, and Hull Street in southern Richmond. The area is presently heavily freight oriented and will continue to have a significant manufacturing/warehouse presence into the future. Recommendation for road design, intersection improvements, and traffic operations to safely accommodate trucks and the developing commercial area. 

Planning

  • Alabama DOT TAMP – Managed the development of a comprehensive Transportation Asset Management Plan (TAMP) that will improve the Alabama DOT’s asset management business processes. Managing the review and documentation of current equipment processes and systems; comparing processes against DOT and national best practices; supporting development of a recommended future model; conducting a review workshop with stakeholders; and contributing to the development of an implementation plan. 

    Oklahoma DOT LRTP – Deputy Project Manager and led the asset needs identification for Oklahoma’s Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP). The process will include the inventory and condition assessment for existing DOT assets. A forecast of needs for these assets will help guide the focus of the DOT in the short- and long-term. 

    PA On Track, Pennsylvania LRTP – Led the asset needs identification for the Pennsylvania’s Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) and Comprehensive Freight Movement Plan (CFMP). The process determined needs for State and non-DOT highways, bridges, culverts, tunnels, signals, and other transportation assets out to 2040. The outputs will help inform the decision makers and guide the scenario planning effort. 

    VTrans2035 Update – Determined a framework of evaluation for prioritizing Virginia’s Investment Priorities to guide long-term vision  and goal performance. Assisted in assessment and modification of Virginia’s performance measures. Conducted interviews to update cost and project status for state agencies, involved in monthly working group and public participation efforts, and prepared CTB presentations. 

    Louisiana STIP: Quadrennial Status Report and Update – Developed four funding scenarios which were derived with new revenue projections – allocating projected money across all departments within the DOTD. Conducted staff interviews, advisory committee meetings, and policy discussions regarding a transportation plan for all modes within the state, as well as, adding a non-transportation aspect not previously in the plan. 

    Access Ohio 2040 – Ohio Statewide Plan – Prepared the state HPMS and NBI data for use in planning software (HERS-ST and NBIAS) to determine the funding highway and bridge needs for transportation planning across the state. Identified inaccuracies in the data and worked with DOT personnel to correct the fields. Presented multiple webinars to DOT personnel to help determine state specific condition settings for the needs assessment portion of the long range plan and ultimately conducted multiple model runs and analyzed results per scenario. 

    Pavement and Asset Management, Columbus, OH – Managed the development and implementation of an asset management system for the City of Columbus.  The solution, SAM IS (Smart Asset Management and Inventory System), is a customizable web-based tool built on ESRI’s ArcGIS Online.  The pavement management module was configured for the city, with training on on-going technical support. 


Education & History

Education

  • MBA, Darla Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina
  • BA, University of South Carolina

Professional Involvement

  • American Planning Association
  • Transportation Research Board (TRB)