CHS Consulting Group is a SBE/DBE that provides multimodal transportation planning and engineering services. Our focus is on complex urban transportation systems and our skills cover a full range of transportation modes. Our leadership team includes 8 key individuals; each brings a unique specialty, expertise, and depth of experience and collaborates with the others to provide integrated approaches to addressing challenging urban transportation problems. This team of senior planners and engineers has a proven track record of past accomplishments, providing industry insights for our clients, creative and innovative approaches to problem solving, and timely delivery of our services.
Our services include:
- Transportation Planning
- Transit Planning, Operations, and Design
- Traffic Operations and Microsimulations
- Traffic Signal Design and Intelligent Transportation Systems Design
- Design-Build Projects
- International Projects
Chi-Hsin Shao TE, AICP
William Lieberman AICP
Principal Transportation Planner
Principal – Transit Operations
Senior Transportation Planner
Terri O’Connor AICP
Parking and TDM Practice Lead
Gary Hsueh PTP, AICP
Director of Mobility Programs
Senior Transportation Planner
Chi-Hsin Shao has 40 years of experience in transportation planning and engineering, specializing in multimodal transportation planning and systems. His diverse experience ranges from large-scale transit corridor, highway corridor and design-build projects to station area plans and Complete Streets projects. Throughout his career, Chi-Hsin has worked to integrate multiple transportation modes—transit, automobiles, bicycles, and pedestrians—along major transportation corridors in the US and abroad.
Prior to founding CHS Consulting Group, Chi-Hsin served as the Head of the San Francisco Planning Department’s Transportation Section, and Deputy Commissioner of Policy and Planning for the City of Boston Transportation Department. He received a Master of Science degree in Infrastructure Planning and Management from Stanford University, a Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Architecture from Chung Yuan University, and is a registered Traffic Engineer in California.
Bill’s public transit work ranges from strategic plans for developing regional transit systems to detailed station circulation and wayfinding schemes. Bill was key in implementing light rail transit projects in the US, including those in Portland and San Diego. He has completed feasibility studies for streetcar, commuter rail, bus, and bus rapid transit (BRT) lines. Bill holds a Master of Regional Planning degree from the University of North Carolina, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Northeastern University.
Angelo’s career includes positions with the San Francisco Municipal Transit Agency as Deputy General Manager, General Superintendent of Rail Transportation and System Scheduling, General Superintendent of Safety & Training and Scheduling and Data Services, and Manager of Scheduling and Data Services.
Prior to joining CHS, Terri was a Principal and Sector Leader with Nelson\Nygaard, where she tapped into her passion for helping communities understand parking as a means to achieve their economic, land use, and mobility goals. As Sector Lead, she developed and implemented the business plan for the firm’s parking and TDM business sector.
Terri received a MS in transportation engineering and city planning from UC Berkeley, a MEM in engineering management from Dartmouth College, and a BS in civil and environmental engineering from Northeastern University.
Most recently, he was Director of Mobility Programs at non-profit ProspectSV, where he developed and implemented mobility demonstration projects, convened industry technology working groups, and established industry-civic-academic partnerships. Previous to ProspectSV, Gary managed dozens of transportation projects at Arup. Gary is also deeply engaged with the Transportation Research Board and serves on the Standing Committee on Innovative Public Transportation Services and Technologies (AP020). He also has organized breakout sessions focused on public transit and shared mobility at the TRB-sponsored Automated Vehicles Symposium.
Migi has led numerous transportation studies for large-scale redevelopment and infrastructure projects for numerous public agencies, including:
- San Francisco Planning Department
- East Bay Municipal Utility District
- San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
- San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency
- San Francisco Public Works
- Los Angeles Department of Transportation.
- She has also supported the master planning efforts for the Guangzhou Baietan Area and Chengdu Tianfu International Airport City in China.
Migi received a MS in Urban Planning from Columbia University in New York and a BA in Architecture with a minor in City and Regional Planning from UC Berkeley.
Redwood City Downtown Precise Plan – 2007 Congress for the New Urbanism Charter Award, Block, Street, and Building Scale category; a 2008 California Redevelopment Association Award of Excellence for Public Space & Linkages; and a 2008 American Public Works Association, South Bay Chapter Project of the Year Award.
Guangzhou Baietan Area Master Plan – 2011 AIA San Francisco Chapter Urban Design Merit Award and the 2012 First Prize for Urban and Rural Planning Design from Guangzhou Municipality.
Tianjin Financial City Vision Plan – 2011 International Architecture Award from the European Centre for Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies; the Chicago Atheneum Museum of Architecture and Design; and a 2010 AIA California Council Merit Award for Urban Design.
Chengdu Tianfu International Airport City Aerotropolis Master Plan – 2018 Spark Design Award; 2019 International Architecture Award from the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design