Sam’s goal is to offer thoughtful solutions to improve transportation. To do this, he combines his work experience in public transit planning and scheduling with his urban sociological background; this combination provides a holistic vision that emphasizes the needs of key stakeholders and accounts for marginalized groups.
Prior to joining Nelson\Nygaard, Sam worked as a planner/scheduler for Sarasota County Area Transit, where he made sure that bus schedules were as accurate and efficient as possible. He was also involved in on-vehicle, dispatching, and scheduling software improvements. Sam’s academic work was focused on affordable housing, the landlord-tenant relationship, and neighborhood development.