Michelle has over 30 years of local government and consulting experience managing and preparing feasibility studies, land use plans, multi-modal plans, environmental plans, and EIS/EA/CE documents under NEPA/SEPA for DOT transportation projects, as well as many other types of public and private projects.
She is certified in conflict resolution and is experienced with leading public involvement programs including agency and local officials’ meetings, facilitating public meetings, and generating project newsletters and website text.
Michelle holds a BS in Biological Sciences from California Polytechnic State University and has earned certification granted by the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP).
Associate / NC Manager of Planning + Environmental + GIS
Rajit has 15 years of transportation planning and engineering experience and has managed more than 100 projects of varying complexity for clients statewide. He is proficient in state and federal policies and procedures and has completed numerous projects involving Complete Streets, multimodal design, streetscapes, and bicycle and pedestrian improvements utilizing AASHTO and NACTO guidelines.
Additionally, Rajit’s expertise spans greenway facilities, feasibility studies, SEPA/NEPA, urban planning, environmental screening, permitting, parking, traffic noise analysis, and grant assistance. A proven project engineer, he leads multi-disciplinary teams with a focus on planning, collaboration, and engaging project stakeholders effectively.
Rajit holds a MS in Civil Engineering from North Carolina State University and a Bachelor of Technology Civil Engineering from the University of Kerala. He also holds a NCDOT Complete Streets Certification.
In his 34 years of experience, Rob has directed varied and complex projects and groups as well as provided project management/project delivery of hundreds of highway improvements ranging from minor intersection improvements to major freeways during his career at NCDOT.
Additionally, he has vast experience managing employees facilitating public engagement with citizens, and collaboration with resource agencies, elected officials, and NCDOT officials.
Rob holds a Masters in Civil Engineering from North Carolina State University as well as a BS in Civil Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He is a member of the Institute of Transportation Engineers.