Three Oaks Welcomes Cody McChane to Our Transit Practice

Durham, NC – September 14, 2022

Three Oaks Engineering is pleased to announce that Cody McChane, AICP, joined our Durham, NC, office, helping expand our growing transit practice!

Cody will serve as a Transportation Planner supporting our clients with transit, bicycle, and pedestrian planning; public engagement; and environmental review. He brings over 10 years of experience in the public and active transportation field. Prior to joining Three Oaks, Cody worked on several planning projects for the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) and other transit agencies, including two years as an embedded consultant on CTA’s Red Line Extension program management team. More recently, Cody helped design bicycle facilities in the City of Chicago and develop bicycle and pedestrian plans for communities throughout the Chicago region.

“We are excited to continue growing our transit practice, which supports our commitment to sustainable transportation planning,” said Three Oaks President Suzanne Unger Young. Transit practice leader, Meghan Makoid, added “we look forward to offering Cody’s active and public transportation planning experience to our clients.”

“I’m excited for the opportunity to join Three Oaks’ growing transit practice, and I look forward to supporting our clients with their transit, bicycle, and pedestrian planning needs. I am dedicated to helping improve the safety and quality of all modes of active and public transportation,” Cody stated.

In addition to his commitment to transportation planning, Cody is active in transportation advocacy. He has spent time at Active Transportation Alliance in Chicago as an employee, intern, and volunteer, and served on the board of Transport Chicago, a regional conference focused on transportation research, policy, and practice. He looks forward to getting plugged-in with local transportation advocacy groups, such as Bike Durham, an advocacy organization that Three Oaks actively sponsors to help empower all people to walk, bike, and ride transit more often.

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Three Oaks Welcomes Christy Shumate to Our Columbia, SC, Office!

Three Oaks Engineering is pleased to announce that Christy Shumate, AICP, has joined our Columbia, South Carolina, office!

Christy will serve as a Senior Environmental Planner and will support our transportation clients such as the South Carolina Department of Transportation and County Transportation divisions. She has over 20 years of experience in the transportation industry with DOT projects completed in SC, NC, VA, WV, and GA. In her recent role as Senior Transportation Planner/ Project Manager, she led some of the largest environmental analysis projects in recent NCDOT history and assisted the NCDOT in developing guidance documents related to NEPA streamlining and the Clean Water Act Section 404 Merger process. In addition to her planning and NEPA experience, she provides expertise in visual impact assessment, Section 4(f) and Section 6(f) compliance, public and stakeholder outreach, and Environmental Justice evaluation.

“I am so excited to join the Three Oaks team in South Carolina and am looking forward to getting involved in some of the great projects they are working on with SCDOT and others across the state,” Christy stated.

“We couldn’t be happier to welcome Christy to our team,” said Three Oaks SC practice leader Mark Mohr. ” She is incredibly talented, and we are excited about her future with us.”

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