Foursquare ITP Opens Atlanta Office; Hires First Atlanta-Based Staff
Atlanta (April 2023)— Foursquare Integrated Transportation Planning, Inc. (Foursquare ITP) is excited to announce that we now have a presence in Atlanta, Georgia! Two new staff members will begin at our Atlanta location in early May.
Aileen Daney, formerly the Planning Director at the Atlanta-Region Transit Link Authority (the ATL), will be leading the Atlanta office. She has been hired as a Project Manager & Senior Transportation Planner.
Aileen has experience in public and private sectors and is committed to a career advancing affordable, safe, resilient, and equitable mobility options for all. While serving as Planning Director at the ATL, she established the Authority’s first-ever project database; analyzed and recommended priority transit investment opportunities for the Georgia Legislature, securing over $17 million between FY22 and FY23; and established and managed the Local Technical Assistance Program. She also served as Project Manager of the Annual Report and Audit, a planning, funding, and operations performance summary of all operators in the region. Prior to joining the ATL, Aileen worked at the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) and Alta Planning + Design. Aileen holds a Master of City and Regional Planning from Rutgers and a BA in Urban Studies from the University of Pittsburgh.
“I am incredibly grateful and thrilled to lead Foursquare ITP’s new office in Atlanta, capitalizing on the momentous partnerships and projects advancing transit, walking, and bicycling as preeminent modes for the region. Chao and I are eager to hit the ground running, effect change in our beloved community, and connect and work with you!”
We have also hired Chao Meng, AICP as Task Lead & Transportation Planner at the Atlanta office. His experience includes transportation planning, transit planning, travel demand modeling, data analysis, and geographic information systems (GIS).
Chao is proficient in STOPS modeling and ArcGIS and has experience with R Studio and Adobe Creative Suite. He has worked as transportation planner on several transit projects in Georgia and utilized his knowledge on transit planning and ridership forecasting to help clients with their future strategies and project prioritization based on the benefits associated with their proposed future projects.
Chao has five years of experience, having been a transportation planner and modeler at Modern Mobility Partners and as a transportation planner with HNTB, both in Atlanta. He holds a Master of City and Regional Planning from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a BS in Economics from The Ohio State University.
“I am excited to apply my knowledge in transit planning to help clients in Atlanta design transit systems that improve mobility, reduce congestion, and contribute to the region’s sustainability goals.”
Foursquare ITP, a multimodal transportation planning firm headquartered in Washington, DC, has a short but rich history in the Atlanta region. We have led the ATL Annual Report and Audit for the past four years (and starting the fifth). We are also currently leading the Gwinnett County Transit Development Plan and the CAP/ADID South Downtown Transportation Plan. As a sub, we’re currently participating in the Transit Centers Planning Study and the High-Capacity Transit Corridors Study for Cobb County. In the coming months we look forward to beginning work on the I-285 Top End BRT Study, the ARC Georgia Commute Options Program, the ATL Xpress Return to Ridership effort, and the MARTA General Planning Contract.
We are a woman-owned corporation founded in 2006 and have DBE certifications in 32 states, including Georgia. Our staff are not only experienced and technically strong, but passionate about what they do. We have nearly 50 transportation planners, transit service planners, data scientists, GIS experts, communications and visualization specialists, and transportation demand management specialists.