Our Vision

We can make our physical environment healthier and more sustainable by helping the public and decision makers make wise choices.

Our Mission

Deliver creative and innovative transportation planning and engineering services to solve complex urban transportation problems, and foster sustainable development.

Our Core Values


We are dedicated to creating safe, smart, and efficient transportation systems for our society.


We hold our work and our relationships to the highest ethical standards.


We deliver high-quality work products to our clients on time. We respect and value our employees.


We bridge the gap between architects, planners, and engineers to produce integrated solutions.

Our Team

CHS Consulting Group provides multimodal transportation planning and engineering services. We focus on complex urban transportation systems, and our skills cover a wide range of transportation modes. Each member of our leadership team contributes a unique proficiency and depth of experience, and collaborates with the others to provide an integrated approach to address challenging urban transportation problems. Our senior planners and engineers have proven track records of past accomplishments. They provide 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 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 Lieberman is a veteran in transit planning and operations with more than 40 years of experience. He has held senior-level positions with government agencies and private consulting firms. Bill was Director of Planning and Operations for the San Diego Metropolitan Transit Development Board for 17 years, and later the Director of Planning for the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA).

Bill’s public transit work ranges from strategic plans for developing regional transit systems to detailed station circulation and wayfinding schemes. Bill was one of the key individuals involved in the 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.

Jill Hough has 28 years of experience as a seasoned project manager, transportation planner, and travel demand modeler. She has extensive travel demand modeling experience in model development and applications and has developed travel forecasts for many highway and transit projects.

Jill holds a standing membership on the award-winning, blue-ribbon ADB50 Transportation Planning Applications Committee of the Transportation Research Board, and is actively involved in the review of leading-edge research papers in model development for public agencies from across the country. Jill received her Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering degree from Carnegie Mellon University.

Frank Penry has 22 years of experience in transportation planning and traffic engineering design. His experience includes traffic signal design; signal timing and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) projects; railway projects; roadway and intersection design; signing and striping design; and traffic control plans. Frank’s ITS work has encompassed the Systems Engineering Process required for federally funded ITS projects, product procurement, specialized telemetry, vehicular or geometric prioritization, software development, and adaptive systems such as the Sydney Coordinated Adaptive Traffic System (SCATS).

Frank has served as the City Traffic Engineer for the Cities of Petaluma, Cotati, Sonoma, and Fortuna, managing the development of Citywide Studies, Specific Plan Studies and Program Development. Frank holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree from Chico State University. He is registered as a Civil Engineer and Traffic Engineer in California, as a Civil Engineer in Oregon, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and Guam, and is a registered Professional Traffic Operations Engineer.

Andrew Kluter has 22 years of experience in multimodal transportation planning and transportation engineering. His experience encompasses transportation impact analyses and CEQA documents, parking and transportation demand management, traffic operations analysis for corridor studies, complete streets projects, and multimodal transit access projects.

Andrew is CHS Consulting Group’s lead for transportation impact studies meeting CEQA/NEPA requirements, and has completed several recent analyses using Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) as a metric. He is a registered Civil Engineer in California, and holds Master of Science in Transportation Engineering and Master of City of Planning degrees from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.