Raymond Chan is a transportation expert, a self proclaimed 'techie,' and a board game enthusiast.  Raymond graduated (thrice) from Northwestern University, completing his doctorate requirements in December 2015 under Professor Joseph L Schofer.  

After a short stint at Pace Suburban Bus, he now works at the Chicago Transit Authority as the Project Manager, Transportation Analytics, where he applies the latest academic research in asset management and risk analysis to ridership analyses within the planning department.

At both Pace and CTA, he works with Automated Fare Card (AFC) data, based an account based system developed by Cubic (known as Ventra in Chicago), Automated Passenger Counters (APC) data, and Automated Vehicle Location data to develop complex models to understand both passenger and operational issues.  


  • Doctorate of Philosophy in Civil Engineering - Northwestern University (2015)
    • Dissertation Title: Protecting and Restoring Public Transit Service: A Data Driven, Risk Management Approach to Severe Weather Disruption
    • Advisor: Joseph L Schofer
  • Masters of Science in Civil Engineering - Northwestern University (2011)
  • Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering - Northwestern University (2010)
    • Minor in Transportation and Logistics
    • Deans List: Spring 2008

Professional Affiliation

  • Committee Member Transportation Research Board Committee ABE30 (Transportation Issues in Major US Cities)
  • Student Member American Society of Civil Engineering
  • Member Young Professionals in Transportation


  • Engineering Intern (EIT) - State of Illinois