About

About 2019-03-20T13:37:07-04:00
Atlanta, Georgia

Co-Founders from Left to Right:  Keli P. Kemp, AICP, PTP and Yinghua (Jennifer) Zhan, AICP, PTP

Modern Mobility Partners, LLC is an Atlanta-based transportation planning training and consulting firm. The transportation industry is embarking on one of the biggest inflection points in history. Technology is revolutionizing the way people move from point A to point B and will greatly affect all aspects of transportation from planning, design to implementation. At Modern Mobility Partners, we will not only solve our client’s challenges with innovative and cost-effective solutions, we will educate and empower them to be part of the solution.

Modern Mobility Partners, LLC was co-founded by Yinghua (Jennifer) Zhan, AICP, PTP and Keli P. Kemp, AICP, PTP.  We are proud to be a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE), and Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) in Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, and North Carolina.

Jennifer and Keli worked together at their prior firm for almost six years, and have developed a good working dynamic and complementary skillsets. Combined, Jennifer and Keli have almost 40 years of consulting experience on over 110 projects, and have served over 50 clients in more than 10 states.

Experience

YINGHUA (JENNIFER) ZHAN, AICP, PTP
YINGHUA (JENNIFER) ZHAN, AICP, PTP
With over 18 years of consulting experience in transportation planning, modeling, and engineering, Jennifer brings an in-depth knowledge and proven track record of data-driven decision making through the development of spreadsheet-based tools and travel demand modeling.

Jennifer has led transportation planning projects, corridor studies, travel demand modeling development, traffic and revenue analyses, funding analyses and grant applications in over 10 states for a variety of clients including the Federal Highway Administration, Departments of Transportation (DOTs), tolling agencies, Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs), counties, municipalities and chambers of commerce.

Jennifer has developed, validated, and applied every travel demand model in Georgia outside of Atlanta and developed the first toll diversion module in Atlanta’s 4-step travel demand model for the Atlanta Managed Lane System Plan and Managed Lane Implementation Plan. More recently, Jennifer has implemented enhancements to the Atlanta activity-based model for better estimating the traffic and revenue potential for Managed Lanes identified in Georgia’s Major Mobility Investment Program (MMIP), the largest transportation program in Georgia’s history. Jennifer has also led traffic and revenue analyses in Florida, North Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia, Illinois, Arkansas and Louisiana.

Jennifer has developed a suite of dynamic spreadsheet tools to allow transportation agencies to fully understand project benefits and impacts on-the-fly. These tools, including those related to project cost estimation, evaluation, prioritization, and benefit-cost analysis, support better decision-making processes for prioritizing investments. Furthermore, Jennifer developed the Policy Options Evaluation Tool for Managed Lanes (POET-ML) tool for the Federal Highway Administration to evaluate managed lane policies throughout the U.S.

Jennifer is both a certified planner (American Institute of Certified Planners) and a Professional Transportation Planner (PTP).

KELI P. KEMP, AICP, PTP
KELI P. KEMP, AICP, PTP
With almost 20 years of consulting experience in transportation planning and travel demand modeling, Keli brings the unique ability to translate technical information into ways people can understand that lead to data-driven policy decisions.

Keli has led transportation planning projects, corridor studies, travel demand modeling development, air quality conformity, project prioritization and economic impact analyses, funding analyses and grant applications in over 10 states for a variety of clients including the National Academy of Sciences, Federal Highway Administration, DOTs, tolling agencies, transit agencies, MPOs, counties, municipalities, and chambers of commerce.

One of Keli’s most notable accomplishments is her role in leading the development and presentation of the high-profile report, Demonstrating the Economic Benefits of Investing in Transportation, to the legislature’s Joint Study Committee on Critical Transportation Infrastructure Funding which led to the most significant transportation funding mechanism in Georgia history. House Bill (HB) 170, also known as the Transportation Funding Act (TFA) of 2015, resulted in an additional $1.8B a year, doubling Georgia’s transportation funding.

As an autonomous and connected vehicle planning enthusiast, Keli is excited to integrate modern mobility solutions into our everyday transportation planning efforts. She has over 10 long-range transportation plans, as well as multiple short- and long-range system plans and corridor studies, under her belt. Keli is familiar with every model in Georgia, as well as many in Florida, having previously led the development and instruction of multiple travel demand modeling courses throughout Florida. Keli will use her training background and rich interest in autonomous and connected vehicles to develop our training series.

Keli is both a certified planner (American Institute of Certified Planners) and a Professional Transportation Planner (PTP).