Partial CV


University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering: Transportation (2012)

M.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering: Transportation (2008)

B.S.E., Civil and Environmental Engineering (2006)

Professional experience

State Smart Transportation Initiative, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Managing Director (2021-present)

Deputy Director (2018-2021)

Senior Associate (2013-2018)

Congress for the New Urbanism, Chicago, IL

Project Manager for Transportation Reform (2012-2013)

University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant (2006-2012)


Book chapters

  1. McCahill, C., Garrick, N., & Atkinson-Palombo, C. (2018). The Impact of Parking on the Fiscal and Social Well-Being of Cities. In D. Shoup (Ed.), Parking and the City (pp. 125-132). Routledge.

  2. McCahill, C., & Garrick, N. (2014). Parking Supply and Urban Impacts. In S. Ison & C. Mulley (Eds.), Parking: Issues and Policies (Transport and Sustainability) (pp. 33-55). Emerald Publishing Group.

Peer-reviewed journal articles

  1. McCahill, C., Jain, S., & Brenneis, M. (2020). Comparative assessment of accessibility metrics across the U.S. Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, 83: 102328.

  2. Song, Y., Chitturi, M., McCahill, C., & Noyce, D. People’s attitudes toward automated vehicle and transit integration: case study of small urban areas. Transportation Planning and Technology, 44(50): 449-469.

  3. Hardy, D., Bell, A., & McCahill, C. (2019). Accessibility Measurement for Project Prioritization in Virginia. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2673(12): 266-276.

  4. Marshall, W., Piatkowski, D., & McCahill, C. (2018). [Re]Evaluating how we value transportation. Research in Transportation & Business Management, 29: 1-3.

  5. McCahill, C. (2018). Non-work accessibility and related outcomes. Research in Transportation & Business Management, 29: 26-36.

  6. McCahill, C. (2017). Factors Affecting Residential Parking Occupancy in Madison, Wisconsin. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2651: 71–79.

  7. McCahill, C., Haerter-Ratchford, J., Garrick, N., & Atkinson-Palombo, C. (2014). Parking in Urban Centers: Policies, Supplies, and Implications in Six Cities. Transportation Research Record, 2469: 49-56.

  8. Blanc, B., Garrick, N., McCahill, C., Atkinson-Palombo, C., & Gangi, M. (2014). Effect of Urban Fabric Changes on Real Estate Property Tax Revenue: Evidence from Six American Cities. Transportation Research Record, 2453: 145-152.

  9. Garcaeu, T., Atkinson-Palombo, C., Garrick, N., Outlaw, J., McCahill, C., & Ahangari, H. (2013). Evaluating Selected Costs of Automobile-Oriented Transportation Systems from a Sustainability Perspective. Research in Transportation and Business Management, 7: 43-53.

  10. Zheng, J., Garrick, N., Atkinson-Palombo, C., McCahill, C., & Marshall, W. (2013). Guidelines on Developing Performance Metric for Evaluating Transportation Sustainability. Research in Transportation and Business Management, 7: 4-13.

  11. McCahill, C., & Garrick, N. (2012). Automobile Use and Land Consumption: Empirical Evidence from 12 Cities. Urban Design International, 17: 221-227.

  12. Zheng, J., Atkinson-Palombo, C., McCahill, C., O’Hara, R., & Garrick, N. (2011). Quantifying the Economic Domain of Transportation Sustainability. Transportation Research Record, 2242: 19-28.

  13. McCahill, C., & Garrick, N. (2010). Influence of Parking Policy on Built Environment and Travel Behavior in Two New England Cities, 1960 to 2007. Transportation Research Record, 2187: 123-130.

  14. McCahill, C., & Garrick, N. (2008). Applicability of Space Syntax to Bicycle Facility Planning. Transportation Research Record, 2074: 46-51.

Selected reports

  1. Noyce, D.A., McCahill, C., Sundquist, E. & Chitturi, M. (2021). Modern Project Prioritization for Transportation Investments. CTEDD 019-19.

  2. Sunduist, E., McCahill, C. & Brenneis, B. (2021). Measuring Accessibility: A Guide for Transportation and Land Use Practitioners. Madison, WI: State Smart Transportation Initiative.

  3. Contributor: Rhodium Group. (2018, April). Transcending Oil: Hawaii’s Path to a Clean Energy Economy.

  4. McCahill, C. & Sundquist, E. (2017, July). Connecting Sacramento: A Trip-Making and Accessibility Study. State Smart Transportation Initiative.

  5. Sundquist, E., McCahill, C., & Dredske, L. (2017, October). Accessibility in practice: A guide for transportation and land use decision making. State Smart Transportation Initiative.

  6. Lead author: Michael Baker International & State Smart Transportation Initiative. (2016, March). Trip-making data, TDM, and connectivity in Northern Virginia.

  7. McCahill, C. & Rhodes-Conway, S. (2015, May). Urban Parking: Rational Policy Approaches for Cities and Towns. Mayors Innovation Project.

Recent presentations

  1. McCahill, C. (2021, September 29). Planning Opportunities in Federal Funding [Virtual presentation]. Building Momentum: Policy & Advocacy Conference. American Planning Association.

  2. McCahill, C. (2021, November 21). Opt in to Parking Reform: Moving from Parking Requirements to Demand Management [Virtual presentation]. Desegregate Connecticut.

  3. McCahill, C. (2020, June). Development Regulations and Urban Transportation. Congress for the New Urbanism: A Virtual Gathering.

  4. Song, Y., Chitturi, M., McCahill, C., & Noyce, D. (2020, January). People's Attitudes Toward Autonomous Vehicles and Transit in Small Urban Areas. Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Washington, DC.

  5. McCahill, C., & Bennett, M. (2020, January). Wisconsin Pedestrian Crashes, 2008-2017. Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Washington, DC.

  6. McCahill, C. (2019, April). Modernizing Mitigation in Wisconsin. WISPIRG Transportation Talk & Mixer, Madison, WI.

  7. McCahill, C. (2018, November). Aligning Transportation Goals to Cut Traffic. Transport Hartford Multimodal Transit Summit, Hartford, CT.

  8. Sundquist, E., & McCahill, C. (2019, January). Parking is destiny. DMI Transportation Committee Meeting, Madison, WI.

  9. McCahill, C. (2018, September). Use of Big Data and Accessibility Analysis to Inform Planning and Project Programming. 2018 MPO/RPC/WisDOT Conference, Madison, WI.

  10. McCahill, C. (2018, August). Planning for Accessibility. Legacy Community Alliance for Health Transportation Workshop, Fitchburg, WI.

  11. McCahill, C. (2018, August). Connecting Communities and Measuring What Matters. ITE International Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN.

  12. McCahill, C. (2018, August). Big Data in Transportation Policy Decisions. US-Ignite Paradrop Day on Smart Transportation, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI.

  13. McCahill, C. & Steiner, C. (2018, June). Reduced emissions through reduced driving. Dane County Climate Council on behalf of Transportation and Land Use Working Group, Madison, WI.

  14. McCahill, C. (2018, April). Multimodal Big Data: Applications in Decision-Making. APA National Planning Conference, New Orleans, LA.

  15. McCahill, C. (2017, October). More Parking = More Driving (Now What?). Reinvigorating Cities, Redeveloping Parking Craters, Hartford, CT.

  16. McCahill, C. (2017, September). Metrics matter: Measuring transportation performance with big data. Transportation: The Future Is Now by 1,000 Friends of Wisconsin, Madison, WI.

  17. McCahill, C. (2017, May). Big Data for Small Projects: Applying Big Data. APA National Planning Conference, New York, NY.

  18. McCahill, C. (2017, May). Improving Last-Mile Connections to Transit: An Exploration of Data and Analysis Tools. Congress for the New Urbanism, Seattle, WA.

  19. McCahill, C. (2016, November). Accessibility Measures: Exploring Outcomes. Accessibility Performance Management Workshop by Governor’s Institute on Community Design, Minneapolis, MN.

  20. McCahill, C. (2016, August). Accessibility Measures: Madison, WI; Sacramento, CA; and Virginia. Moving Towards a Sustainable California, University of California, Berkeley, CA.

  21. McCahill, C. (2016, August). Effects of Parking Provision on Automobile Use in Cities: Inferring Causality. Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Washington, DC.

Professional activities

  • Co-editor of Research in Transportation and Business Management Special Volume, "[Re]Evaluating How We Value Transportation," with Wesley Marshall and Daniel Piatkowski.

  • Reviewer for Transportation Research Board, Research in Transportation and Business Management, Transport Policy, Accident Analysis and Prevention, International Journal of Sustainable Transportation, Congress for the New Urbanism, Elsevier, ETH Zurich and others.

  • Joint member of Transportation Commission / Transportation Policy and Planning Board, Madison, WI, 2019-present.

  • Board member of Congress for the New Urbanism, Wisconsin Chapter, 2019-present.

  • Member and co-chair of the transportation and land use working group and modeling working group for the Dane County Council on Climate Change in Wisconsin, 2018-present.

Last updated: August 2020