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October 27, 2022

Traffic Calming Approaches in Knoxville, Nashville and Memphis

Overview and Panel Discussion
CM - 1.5


9:40 am - 11:10 am


Salon B



Jason Oldham

Assistant Chief Transportation Systems Management//Nashville Department of Transportation

Jason Oldham is Nashville DOT’s Assistant Chief Engineer over Transportation Systems Management with 24 years of experience in both the public and private sector. He has lived and worked in numerous states across the country and has most recently served as State Traffic Engineer for the Tennessee DOT and Deputy Regional Operations Director for Virginia DOT’s Northern Virginia District. Jason graduated from Clemson University with a Master’s of Science in Civil Engineering and is a licensed professional engineer in the state of Tennessee and Virginia. Jason is married to Melissa, a US Navy Commander and has four boys Gavin, Grant, Griffin, and Gareth (4G Network).


Jeff Hammond

Senior Engineer//Burch Transportation

Jeff Hammond is a senior engineer and project manager with Burch Transportation, LLC in Nashville, TN. He has broad experience in transportation projects ranging from long-range programming of local and regional improvements to construction management for infrastructure capital investments. Prior to joining Burch Transportation, Mr. Hammond served as an assistant director of Metro Nashville’s Public Works Department and Department of Transportation with oversight of traffic operations, capital sidewalk and bikeway programs, parking operations, and bridges and culverts programs with a total annual budget of approximately $45M.


Shawn Garner

Transportation Engineer//City of Knoxville Dept. of Engineering

Shawn Garner has been a Transportation Engineer at the City of Knoxville since 2018. He received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington and is licensed as an Engineer Intern in Tennessee. Shawn has worked on several programs with the City of Knoxville including School Zone Management, Guardrail Replacement Program, and the Neighborhood Traffic Safety Program. 


Stephen J. King

Deputy Director of Engineering//City of Knoxville Dept. of Engineering

Steve King has 44 years of service and counting with the City of Knoxville Department of Engineering. He has served in multiple roles including as Director over both the City’s Engineering and Public Works departments. He has Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Tennessee. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Tennessee and served on the Tennessee State Board of Architecture & Engineering Examiners from 2012 to 2022. He has served on the UT Department of Civil Engineering Advisory Board since 2010 and was Past Chapter and State President of the Tennessee Society of Professional Engineers.


Wain Gaskins

Principal//Cannon & Cannon, Inc.

Wain Gaskins is a principal and Vice-President with Cannon & Cannon, Inc.(CCI).  He attended both UT-Martin and UT-Knoxville where he graduated with a BS in Civil Engineering.  More recently, He opened the Memphis office of CCI in 2016.  Prior to CCI, Wain’s career spanned both the public and private sectors.  On the public side, he served with the TDOT Region IV Traffic Engineer’s Office early in his career and later with the City of Memphis Division of Engineering where he served as the City Engineer.  In 1996, he developed and started the initial traffic calming program for the City of Memphis.  On the private sector side, Wain has worked for three Memphis-based engineering firms over the years.