About Chris Huffman

Chris Huffman of Huffman Corridor Consulting

Chris Huffman, P.E.

Professional Background

Twenty eight years of experience with much of it focused upon the interaction of transportation and land use (supply and demand).

Mr. Huffman created and was the first Administrator of the Kansas DOT’s Corridor (Access) Management Program. This program was the first of its kind to utilize intergovernmental agreements and public-private partnerships to implement corridor master plans through leveraging of local and private monies so that the private property impacts of transportation improvements are managed, minimized, and mitigated.

Other innovations of this program included the first fully electronic policy manual for the Kansas DOT, Kansas’ first spatially enabled intersection and driveway inventory and the fully electronic Highway Access Permit System (HAPS).

Since leaving the Kansas DOT for private practice Mr. Huffman has put his credentials as certified real property appraiser, mediator, and Registered Professional Engineer to work analyzing how property development connects to and impacts transportation networks and how changes in transportation networks impact highest and best use and market price of property.

Education

  • Bachelor of Science Civil Engineering, University of Missouri-Rolla, 1992
  • Kansas Supreme Court Approved Core & Civil Mediator, 2005
  • General Certified Real Property Appraiser, Kansas and Missouri, 2008
  • National Highway Institute Certified Instructor, 2008

Certifications

  • NCEES Registered Professional Engineer #35531
  • KS General Certified Appraiser G-2537
  • MO General Certified Appraiser 2008018065
  • NHI Instructor #0180; Instructor of Excellence 2009-2017

Experience(s)

  • 15 years, Kansas DOT – Traffic Engineering / Corridor Management
  • 13 years, Private Consultant, traffic consulting, corridor planning, real estate appraisal, Uniform Act

Specialties

  • Interaction of land-use and transportation, property access and connectivity, highest-and-best use of property.

Affiliations & Memberships

TRB Access Management Committee Website – Chris is a member of this committee, and have been for many years.

TRB Eminent Domain and Land Use – A former member, looking to make a return very soon.

The Cadmus Group, LLC – Chris has acted as Principle Investigator on three FHWA Right-of-Way projects with Cadmus in the last three years.

Kittelson Associates – Chris has worked with Kittleson to redevelop the NHI Access Management Course three times, and is currently working with them to teach that course, including a virtual delivery version.

Metro Analytics – Through an affiliation with this group, Chris has worked in the fields of right-sizing, corridor management, resilience, livable centers, and access management.

Martens Appraisal – Chris have been affiliated with this company since July, 2005 and does all his property valuation work through this affiliation.