Matthew specializes in transportation planning, economics, and financial analysis.
Matthew Kitchen is a Senior Policy Analyst with over 20 years of experience in transportation planning analysis and economic development. Matthew brings the unique combination of experience with a major, innovative MPO (Puget Sound Regional Council) and as leader of ECONorthwest’s transportation economics practice. The latter practice includes its managed lane practice using ECONorthwest’s Toll Optimization Model (TOM). He specializes in transportation planning, economics and financial analysis. Prior to joining ECONorthwest, Matthew held a senior management position within the Data Systems and Analysis Department at the Puget Sound Regional Council, the Metropolitan Planning Organization in the Seattle region. Matthew has led efforts to integrate transportation and land use models and develop activity-based transport models, including a $3 million behavioral research experiment, the Traffic Choices Study.