Principals

James R. "Rod" Wilburn, AICP   -  President and CEO. Over 40 years of experience in transportation planning,  transit planning, and traffic engineering/operations assignments for local, regional and state governments throughout the Southeast. Rod has conducted hundreds of multimodal transportation planning studies incorporating circulation, access, and parking for vehicular, transit, bicycle and pedestrian modes. His education combines undergraduate and graduate degrees in engineering with a Master of City Planning. This, together with his extensive experience managing interdisciplinary teams, has afforded him an excellent grasp of the complexities involved with planning, designing and constructing transportation improvements. A Certified Planner, Rod is a member of the American Planning Association and its Alabama, Geogria, South Carolina and Tennessee chapters. 

Stan Cauthen, PE.   -  Senior Vice President. More than 40 years of experience working as a civil engineer. Stan worked with Alabama DOT in roadway and bridge design and construction for 30 years, during which time he served as State Bridge Construction Engineer, State Construction Engineer (roadways and bridges), Office Engineer, Division Engineer, Assistant Chief Engineer and Chief Engineer. His private sector work has included roadway, bridge, drainage, sewer and water supply design for road projects, commercial and industrial developments, and public schools. Recent projects have also included bicycle/pedestrian facility design and roadway-railroad crossing safety. State is a registered engineer in Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina, and a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Planning Staff

Wade C. Carroll, AICP.  Mr. Carroll has eighteen years of experience that includes transportation, environmental, community, and land use planning activities. Prior to entering the private sector, Mr. Carroll worked for a large county government as well as a small, culturally diverse coastal community. Therefore, he has been active in public sector land use and transportation planning experience at both the municipal and MPO levels. Since entering the private sector, Mr. Carroll has managed and/or led technical analysis on a number of transportation, transit, projects throughout the Southeast.

Michael Anderson, PhD, PE. Works extensively with ALDOT and its MPOs on travel demand modeling and freight movement studies. He is an Associate Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Alabama Huntsville and does research on GIS and travel modeling. Dr. Anderson earned his bachelor's (1994), master's (1996), and doctoral (1998) degrees in civil engineering with a transportation-engineering specialty from Iowa State University. 

Carla Bamatraf. Fourteen years of experience working with a broad range of transportation planning aspects. Activities include analysis of travel demands, development of prioritization strategies, recommendation of transportation improvements and development of plan documentation. She has undertaken a diverse array of activities in support of public and committee outreach programs as a part of numerous transportation projects. Carla earned a bachelor's degree from Tulane University (1993). 

George Boulineau. Over 35 years of transportation planning expertise, including an emphasis on bicycle and pedestrian issues. Mr. Boulineau is retired from the Georgia DOT, where he served as Division Director for Planning and Programming and reported directly to the Department's Commissioner and State Transportation Board. A longtime bicycle advocate, Mr. Boulineau had a key role in the establishment of Georgia's bicycle and pedestrian program, including the development of the Silver Comet Trail. A "rail to trails" conversion project, the Silver Comet is a 61-mile non-motorized trail stretching from Atlanta to the Alabama state line, where it connects with the 33 mile Chief Ladiga trail. Mr. Boulineau is currently Chairman of the Douglas County Bicycle Committee, advising the locatl government whre he lives on bicyle and pedestrian issues. Mr. Boulineau earned a Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics from Georgia Tech. 

John Ritner. Retired in 2010 from a 32-year career in SCDOT's Division of Mass Transit and as an External Auditor. He also served in the Air Force on active duty and in the Reserve from 1969 through 1999, during which he acquired extensive organizational and personnel skills. John earned a bachelor's degree from The Citadel (1969) and a master's in transportation from the University of South Carolina (1976). 

Marta Rosen. Managed transportation and planning projects in the private sector for eight years since retiring from a 30-year career in Georgia DOT's offices of planning and intermodal programs. Marta has a bachelor's degree from Hofstra University (1969) and a master's degree in community development from Georgia State (1977). 

Engineering Staff

Wayne Saucer, PE. Over 40 years of experience with the Corps of Engineers and with private sector consultants. His experience includes project management and inspection of Corps of Engineer, Air Force Base, School, and ALDOT projects. Wayne received his bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from Auburn University. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Alabama, as well as a member of the Society of American Military Engineers.

Jennifer Schmidt, PE. Seven years of experience as a project manager on highway design projects with ALDOT's Consultant Management Department and commercial and residential projects with a civil site design firm. She also completed a summer internship with the City of Montgomery Planning Department. She has worked with numerous city/ county engineering, planning, and development departments, DOT's, and private developers across the Southeast. Jennifer earned a bachelor's in Civil Engineering (2002) and a master's of Community Planning (2011) from Auburn University. She is a registered professional engineer in Alabama, Georgia, and South Carolina. 

John Shill. Biologist and environmental planner retired from a 33-year career with ALDOT in 2009. As Assistant Environmental Coordinator for the Natural Resources unit, his responsibilities included attaining Section 404 Permits from the Corps of Engineers, Section 26A approval from the TVA, and Water Quality Certification from the Alabama Department of Environmental Management. John's training includes NEPA, Water Quality, Wetlands, Endangered Species, Hazardous Material, and Personnel Management. He has a bachelor's degree in Fisheries Biology from Auburn University (1969). 

Mark Strickland, PE. Over 40 years of experience in transportation engineering with Alabama DOT. His specialties include both structural and electrical engineering for roadway projects. Mark received his bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering and Electrical Engineering, and a master's in Civil Engineering from Auburn University. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Alabama, Georgia, and Florida.

Adam Crenshaw. Transporation Engineer with over 7 years of consulting experience. His competence on all aspects of roadway design as well as traffic engineering has been applied in DOT and city projects throughout Alabama. He is also very knowledgeable fo the National Flood Insuarance Program (NFIP) rules and regulations. He as submitted and published many Letters of Map Revision (LOMR) for various projects, he is very familiar with the processes of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in regards to floodplain modifications.