Chris Yake

Chris Yake

Chris Yake

Project Manager

Master’s in City & Regional Planning, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, NC (2003)
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA (1999)
King County Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Academy, Seattle, WA (2016)


Transportation Management & Design, Inc
City of Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT)
Reconnecting America/Center for Transit Oriented Development (CTOD)
Portland Metro

Service Recognition

Transportation Cooperative Research Panel (TCRP H-45): Livable Transit Corridors
Mayors’ Institute on City Design (MICD), Resource Team Member, 2012
Mass Transit Top 40 Under 40, 2012
Rail~Volution National Steering Committee, 2009-2012


Christopher Yake joined TMD as an experienced city and regional transportation planner specializing in spatial analysis, mapping, and data visualization to enhance multimodal transportation planning. With advanced training in GIS and Adobe Creative Cloud products, he uses analysis and visualization to empower communities to plan and develop sustainable transportation systems. Over the past ten years, he has applied his technical GIS expertise and creative design skills in managing a broad range of transportation and land use planning projects for both the private and public sectors. Most recently, Chris served as Senior Transportation Planner with the City of Seattle’s Department of Transportation, where he directed a variety of community planning efforts to better integrate land use and transportation, assess multimodal system performance, and support urban revitalization. In 2012, he was recognized as one of Mass Transit Magazine’s Top 40 under 40 while serving as lead spatial analyst and cartographer for the Portland Metro TOD Strategic Plan. His innovative, GIS-based approach to analyzing and prioritizing bus corridors and station areas has been widely adopted in other regions to help communicate transit investment alternatives to community stakeholders.

Project Experience
Rochester Reimagine RTS
Pocatello Regional Transit MTP