ARTBA member RS&H is expanding its service offerings to help clients keep pace in today’s rapidly changing technology and infrastructure era. The engineering, architecture and consulting firm hired Tony Ahmad, above right, and Julie Evans, PE, as the foundation of a new Emerging Technologies group that will focus on helping its clients navigate new technologies and explore, test, and implement data-driven solutions.

Ahmad and Evans led the Federal Highway Administration’s research in Connected and Automated Vehicles (CAV) and supported the planning and deployment of Smart City infrastructure and applications across the country. They will offer RS&H clients new solutions for advanced connectivity and computing, data management, and cybersecurity.

Ahmad will lead Emerging Technologies within RS&H’s Tolls and Technology Service Group, with technical and policy support from Evans, who works directly with clients to integrate technology modernization into existing operations and long-term plans. To start, they will focus on expanding existing contract opportunities that focus on automation-enabling capabilities.

“To move agencies forward with implementing new technologies, they need a 360 degree-view, and end-to-end solutions for practical implementation. Tony and Julie will help bring this to our clients,” said Mike Davis, PE, RS&H vice president and the Tolls and Technology Service Group leader RS&H said in a release.