Our Team

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 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.

William 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 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 Figone has over 40 years worth of senior management and hands-on experience in transit operations and management. He is a nationally recognized expert in transit operations and scheduling. He has successfully implemented route startups, schedule modifications, and labor provision changes. Angelo has also conducted financial audits of transit agencies, and led technical training seminars for transit operators. Recently, he worked closely with senior management of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency on the planning and implementation of the Muni Forward program in San Francisco. Muni Forward comprehensively reviewed and restructured Muni’s bus system and routes to make it more efficient and reliable.
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.

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.

Magnus Barber has 12 years of experience in multimodal transportation planning and engineering, specializing in transportation and climate modeling, pedestrian and bicycle facility design, and parking and transportation demand management programs. His background combines strong data management and quantitative analysis skills with an understanding of multimodal planning.He has worked on multimodal and complete streets projects around the country and has helped a wide range of corporate clients implement parking and transportation demand management programs that optimize their transportation investments and take the pain out of employee commutes.

Terri O’Connor has more than 18 years of experience as a transportation planner in California and the western United States, and leads CHS’s parking and TDM practice. She is an industry expert in developing comprehensive parking management plans, Transportation Demand Management (TDM) strategies, and implementation plans. She has developed comprehensive parking management and vehicle miles traveled (VMT) reduction strategies for both public and private clients to meet TDM/mode share goals. Terri’s consulting work emphasizes a community-based, consensus-building process to develop guiding principles, which are used to steer the development of future parking and TDM plans. She has worked in urban, suburban, small-town, and college-town communities, for affordable housing and market-rate developers, as well as for public agencies and private employers. Her work also includes award-winning projects for the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), City of San Diego, and BART.

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.

Gary Hsueh’s experience spans nearly 20 years across a wide range of projects encompassing transportation infrastructure, transit-oriented development, campus master planning, Transportation Demand Management and commute pilot programs, traveler information systems, and feasibility and implementation of new transportation modes including active mobility and road- and guideway-based automated systems.

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.

Kevin Stankiewicz is a Senior Transportation Engineer. Kevin brings 21 years of experience being the traffic task lead on large corridor studies including the I-205 & I-5 Coridor System Management Plan (CSMP) for Caltrans (CA), the Al Shindagha Corridor (R1013) for RTA (Dubai, UAE), the George Massey Tunnel Replacement for MOTI (BC, Canada), Highway 99 Sea-to-Sky Corridor Study for MOTI (BC, Canada), and the I-405 SR 522 Vicinity to SR 527 Express Toll Lane Improvement Project for WSDOT (WA). He led the large corridor microscopic traffic simulation modeling for all these projects. Kevin has also been the traffic lead on large development traffic impact studies including the Folsom South of US 50 Specific Plan for Folsom (CA), the new city proposed for California (private) and the Dubai Heath Care City 2 for Dubai Heath Care City (Dubai, UAE). Prior to joining CHS Kevin worked for HDR in Bellevue, Washington. Kevin will lead CHS’s corridor traffic study and corridor microscopic traffic simulation modeling practice.

Award Winning

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