Growing in Orlando

Along with client and community partnerships growing in our Orlando, Florida office, so is our staff! We’re excited to announce that Fred Choa, Billy Hattaway, Elizabeth Connell, and Jim Moser are joining Kathrin Tellez to round out our growing Florida team. Fred will bring a range of transportation planning and traffic engineering services to assist communities in improving multimodal reliability of travel time, reducing congestion, and improving air quality. Billy’s expertise and local knowledge will be key to partnering closely with community leaders, agencies, private clients, and community members to plan and collaborate all the way from concept to construction to improve quality of life and safety for all with a particular focus on Vision Zero, bicycle and pedestrian planning, and complete streets. Elizabeth will get involved in technical analysis, and as we continue to grow, assist in training and integrating new local staff. Jim brings his design background, expanding on the technical design services provided to clients and communities in Orlando and throughout Florida. We look forward to connecting with you!

Orlando Office

Kathrin Tellez, AICP, PTP, RSP1

Operations Manager

Kathrin has 20 years of experience in numerous facets of transportation planning and engineering. Often her work involves helping clients consider the potential effects of disruptive mobility trends. For example, she helps clients plan for autonomous vehicles through scenario planning, future-proofing assessments, flexible performance metrics, and curb space management strategies. Kathrin also customizes quick-response tools to help public agencies evaluate land development projects and identify context-sensitive transportation demand management strategies to minimize VMT growth.

Fred Choa, TE

Senior Market Leader

Fred has over 25 years of experience in multimodal transportation planning and traffic operations engineering. As our National Traffic Operations Expert, Fred has published several professional papers related to multimodal traffic operations and simulation for the Institute of Transportation Engineers and the Transportation Research Board. Fred is also an adjunct professor of over 17 years for U.C. Berkeley’s Institute of Transportation Studies Tech Transfer Program, where he gives back to our profession by teaching multimodal planning and operations analysis using SYNCHRO and SimTraffic.

Elizabeth Suárez, PE


Elizabeth has partnered with both public agencies and private developers to conduct analysis and plan for community futures across the Sacramento, California region. Recently, Elizabeth authored the paper, “Human Trafficking and the Transportation Profession: How Can We Be Part of the Solution?,” and participated as a technical session moderator and the Marketing Co-Chair for the 2019 Women’s Issues in Transportation Conference. She also contributed a poster to the 2019 ITE International Conference, which was entitled, “State and Local DOTs’ Contribution to the Disruption of Human Trafficking.”

Jim Moser

Senior Engineering Technician

Jim is a technical specialist with over 25 years of experience using CAD. Jim’s experience includes preparing plans for the design of traffic signals, signal interconnect systems, signing and striping, traffic calming and traffic control, parking layout design, roadway conceptual designs, and roundabout concept designs. He has completed projects in communities across California, Nevada, Colorado, and Washington and is proficient with multiple software programs, including: AutoCAD and Microstation, Autoturn, vehicle turning analysis software, ParkCAD Software, and Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.

Billy Hattaway, PE, RSP1

Senior Transportation Leader

With a distinguished career spanning 43 years in the transportation industry, Billy Hattaway makes a difference in communities with his expertise in transportation safety. He is well known for successfully championing changes to roadway design standards to incorporate complete streets concepts, making community infrastructure safe for all users. At Fehr & Peers, Billy uses his expertise and energy to partner closely with community leaders, agencies, private clients, and community members to plan and collaborate all the way from concept to construction reality in order to improve the quality of life for residents and visitors through transportation safety for all.

Stephen Spana, EIT


Additional Contributors

Matthew Ridgway

President, Fehr & Peers DC

Matthew has worked with Fehr & Peers since 1994 and helped open offices in San Francisco, Seattle, Oakland, and Washington, DC.  He supports Fehr & Peers’ offices in Florida and Texas. He has been involved in many of the Firm’s highest visibility and most complex projects. His key strengths include a broad background and multimodal approach to large area and modal plans, many using innovative performance measures and creative designs. He is a regular contributor to professional organizations such as the Institute of Transportation Engineers and the Transportation Research Board and has written a number of national publications related to complete streets and bicycle and pedestrian planning and design.

Jeremy Klop

Fehr & Peers’ Director of Strategy

Jeremy brings over two decades of experience in developing comprehensive and award-winning multimodal transportation plans and inclusive community engagement techniques to solve complex transportation issues. His current project work is focused on a dignity-infused community engagement approach to achieving Vision Zero goals in Los Angeles and implementing transportation technology solutions to achieve strategic and equitable outcomes.

 Jeremy has helped lead and deliver many of the firm’s most complex and award-winning comprehensive multimodal transportation plans.  His current project work is focused on implementing transportation technology solutions to achieve strategic and equitable community goals such as Vision Zero in the context of competing interests and diverse stakeholders.

Where you can find us.

300 South Orange Avenue, Suite 1120
Orlando, FL 32801


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