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MEET SHERRI L. DAWSON, AICP >> Senior Transportation Planner

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American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP)

Masters in City & Regional Planning
Rutgers University

Bachelors in Economics & Political Science
Towson University

Columbia, Maryland

"Happy to take that on!"

Being a great storyteller in the planning world.

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Sherri has over nine years of experience in multi-modal transportation planning and community and stakeholder engagement implementation across Georgia, Maryland, New York, North Carolina, Texas, Virginia and Washington, D.C. As a Senior Planner, Sherri focuses on developing infrastructure and policy recommendations to improve accessibility to alternative modes of transportation and enhance the ease of use, performance, connectivity and safety of transportation networks. 


Prior to joining Modern Mobility Partners, Sherri was a Transportation Planner for Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. (VHB) Metro DC, responsible for transit and rail operations planning and bicycle and pedestrian planning in the New England, Mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions.  

Sherri specializes in public transit planning. She has played an integral role in the development of the long-range transit plans for agencies like Houston METRO, where she established performance measures and ranked proposed transit projects based on agency goals and community input. She has worked on statewide bus studies, rail feasibility studies, rail service cost estimations, rail system updates, transit demand analyses for redevelopment sites, bus rapid transit planning and implementation projects, as well first and last mile studies. Sherri’s transit planning work places a special emphasis on equity, and she ensures that all transit recommendations serve those who rely on it most, while also developing recommendations for choice riders as well.   

Sherri is also a skilled public engagement strategist. Having led all public engagement efforts for region-wide projects in Texas and North Carolina.  

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