Chris Huffman, PE
Access Management Expert, Certified Appraiser
Effects of Projects on Real Estate
Access Management Strategies
Chris does on-call work with Urban Innovators, and in the meantime runs Huffman Corridor Consulting.
Specialties of Excellence
Chris served for many years in the Kansas DOT as their Corridor Access Management Engineer and as a certified real estate appraiser tasked with determining the fiscal impacts of potential state action on affected areas. He has led training courses on Access Management for the National Highway Institute, and served on many NCHRP panels regarding access and real estate value topics. He is called upon frequently as an Expert Witness in court cases regarding whether or not there is agency liability in accidents involving access design standards. Chris has led right-sizing and other efforts all across the nation.
Chris has served on TRB's Access Management Committee (AHB70) and on their Eminent Domain and Land Use committee (AL060). He was selected by peers as a panel member on seven NCHRP research efforts. For the SHRP II program, Chris assessed the right-of-way and economic impacts resulting from transportation renewal programs. For FHWA, Chris procured and analyzed more than 34 million records to examine recovery of residential real estate markets from the 2008 crash and subsequent economic recession.
FHWA: Alternative Uses of Right of Way – Principal Investigator examining how federal aid acquired real property might be managed, disposed, utilized, or even monetized in compliance with Title 23. Project completed through Huffman Corridor Consulting.
NCHRP Right-Sizing Transportation Investments, Implementation Playbook: In association with Metro Analytics, Chris worked with Georgia DOT to develop implementation frameworks for corridor management and right-of-way property management. The right-of-way remnant parcel application is designed to reduce the administrative burden of managing a remnant parcel inventory of over 8,000 parcels and elevate as many of those parcels as possible to their best and highest use.
Atlanta Area Corridors and Livable Centers Initiatives (LCI): In association with Metro Analytics, Chris helped Fairburn and Sandy Springs with corridor planning and small area traffic management to improve access management, safety, pedestrian experience. He also advised on actions that could help or hinder the real estate market for mixed-use development. When transportation is well coordinated with land use, it is possible to maximize real estate value, which in turn can be leveraged, capturing some of the value, to help pay for the right-of-way features that create the value.
Education and History
Bachelor of Science – Civil Engineering, University of Missouri-Rolla, 1992
CERTIFICATIONS & COURSES:
National Highway Institute (NHI) Course #420018A – Instructor Development Course
NHI Course #133078 – Access Management, Location, and Design
NHI Course #133005C – Highway Capacity and Quality of Flow
NHI Course #380032A – Roadside Design Guide
NHI Course #137022 – CORSIM Traffic Simulation Model Training
NHI Course #152054 – Introduction to Urban Travel Demand Forecasting
NHI Course #14205 – Context Sensitive Solutions
NHI Course #35005 – Highway Program Financing
McTRANS Highay Capacity Manual Update – On-line webinar