John Cavan, PE | Transportation Engineering & Planning | W+A Skip to main content

John F. Cavan IV

Senior Associate

John has over a decade of experience in traffic, parking, and transportation engineering and planning with W+A. He possesses broad expertise that includes traffic impact analysis, roadway capacity analyses and traffic forecasting, parking analysis, parking reduction studies, Transportation Demand Management monitoring, signal warrant analysis and design, sign and pavement marking design, speed limit studies, neighborhood traffic management plans, and other operational analyses. He has a range of clients. 


+What do you like best about working at W+A? 
I enjoy working with a good team of people here.

+What motivates you? 
I like finding new and innovative solutions to problems.

+How do you relax? 
I enjoy going on good hike. I also like to watch a good game on TV while I have something cooking in the slow-cooker. 

+If you could live in any other time period, what would it be and why? 
I am fascinated with Ancient Rome. The engineer in me was always interested in the cities, buildings, and aqueducts that they built. 

+Starbucks order? 
Black coffee. Guess I never mastered the Starbucks ordering thing. 

+Favorite sports team? 
Washington Capitals 

+Favorite subject in school? 


Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, University of Virginia 

Professional Certifications 

Professional Engineer (P.E.): Virginia, Maryland, Ohio, Florida, Delaware, and North Dakota 

Professional Traffic Operations Engineer (PTOE): Institute of Transportation Engineers 

Featured +