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HRTPO Staff Updates

HRTPO Staff Updates

Dale M. Stith – Principal Transportation Planner

The HRTPO would like to announce the promotion of Ms. Dale M. Stith, AICP, GISP.  Ms. Stith has been a transportation planner with the HRTPO for 8 years.  She has been directly involved with the development of four long-range transportation plans for the region.  She has a Masters of Transportation and Urban Systems from North Dakota State University as well as a Bachelor of Science in Geography, with an emphasis in Geographic Information Systems, from Old Dominion University.

Ms. Stith will lead the long-range transportation planning team in the development and maintenance of a multimodal Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) for Hampton Roads.  This requires working with regional stakeholders to identify transportation needs and strategies to address these needs.  Among other duties, Ms. Stith will evaluate transportation investments by modeling future impacts using the regional travel demand model; additionally, she will coordinate the prioritization of transportation projects and continue to develop information to aid decision makers in the selection of transportation projects for the LRTP.  


John Mihaly – Transportation Analyst

The HRTPO welcomes John Mihaly.    John earned his Master’s Degree in Urban & Regional Planning from Eastern Michigan University in 2014, with graduate certificates in Transportation Planning and GIS for Professionals.  He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Eastern Michigan University in Geography and Business Administration. Prior to his appointment with the HRTPO, John worked as an Intern at the Washtenaw Area Transportation Study in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  

As a Transportation Analyst, John is responsible for transportation programming and funding, research and analysis on emerging critical topics, Transportation Improvement Program, GIS, and travel demand modeling.


Seth Schipinski – Transportation Engineer

The HRTPO welcomes Seth Schipinski.  Seth earned his Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Old Dominion University in 2014, and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Government from Regent University.

In his capacity of Transportation Engineer,  Seth  is responsible for measuring the performance of the transportation system, analyzing the impact of candidate projects for the 2040 Long-Range Transportation Plan, and forecasting travel needs in an effort to provide safe, efficient, and environmentally sound travel options for Hampton Roads residents, businesses, and visitors.


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