Urban is pleased to announce that GVF TMA has named Daniel Hutton, AICP, and Ryan Potts as Transportation Demand Management (TDM) professionals under 40 years old. GVF presents these awards to enterprising individuals who are working to find creative solutions to communities through engineering, planning, marketing campaigns, and the development of commuting alternative programs that are shifting behavioral change.
“GVF presents the Top TDM Professionals Under 40 awards to ambitious leaders in our industry that are working to find creative solutions to improve our quality of life through TDM,” said Rob Henry, the executive director of GVF. “Congratulations to Daniel and Ryan. Our long-time partner Urban Engineers has been a consistent and strong support of TDM and GVF and we truly appreciate our partnership, working together to improve our region.”
With a background in policy, Mr. Hutton views his projects as discernible methods to affect positive changes in built environments and improve the livability of communities. Connecting the dots between community needs and solutions, he is able to bring considerable skills to his project work, including planning, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), graphic design, and web design. Along with transportation and land use planning, he is skilled at public outreach efforts both virtual and in-person. Bilingual in English and Spanish, Mr. Hutton ensures that messages about infrastructure projects make it to the correct audience in the language they know. A graduate of the University of Delaware, where he received degrees in public policy from the Biden School of Public Policy & Administration, and Spanish, Mr. Hutton went on to earn a Master of City and Regional Planning from the Bloustein School of Planning & Public Policy at Rutgers University.
Mr. Potts, a resident engineer at Urban, is a skilled and knowledgeable construction manager with 16 years of construction management/inspection experience. In addition, he holds multiple certifications specific to the construction industry, construction materials testing, and special inspections. Mr. Potts’s diverse construction experience, combined with a strong understanding of project management, construction management, inspection, and testing of materials for transportation, commercial, and residential projects, is an asset to any public or private project. Mr. Potts began his career at Urban as an inspector and had an electrical trades focus while studying at the Burlington County Institute of Technology. He is skilled in quality control, highways, contractors, bridges, and engineering. Among his additional accomplishments, Mr. Potts has worked on infrastructure projects like the American Street Streetscape project and 15th Street Bridge rehabilitation project for the City of Philadelphia’s Streets Department. Additionally, Mr. Potts has worked on SEPTA’s Villanova Station Improvements project and multiple phases of the Frankford Elevated Line Haunch Repairs project.
TDM affects everyone and their diverse backgrounds. GVF is a not-for-profit group created to advocate and promote a viable transportation network for the Greater Valley Forge region’s economic vitality. The organization honors TDM professionals under 40 annually as a testament of the ever-evolving role TDM and these individuals play in local communities.