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Michael D. Meyer

Michael D. Meyer

Modern Transport Solutions, LLC

DTI Faculty


Michael D. Meyer, PhD, PE, FASCE, is currently strategy advisor for Parsons
Brinckerhoff, Inc. and president of his own consulting firm, Modern Transport
Solutions, LLC. He was director of Transportation Planning and Development for
Massachusetts from 1983 to 1988, where he was responsible for statewide planning,
project development, traffic engineering, and transportation research. Prior to this,
he was a professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at MIT. From 1988 to
2012, he was a professor of civil engineering and Director of the Georgia
Transportation Institute at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
He has written over 200 technical articles and has authored or co-authored
numerous texts on transportation planning and policy, including a college textbook for
McGraw Hill entitled Urban Transportation Planning: A Decision Oriented Approach.
He is the author of Transportation Congestion and Mobility: A Toolbox for
Transportation Officials, a book sponsored by the Institute of Transportation
Engineers and the Federal Highway Administration that focuses on transportation
actions that can be implemented to enhance mobility.
He is an active member of numerous professional organizations and has chaired
professional committees relating to transportation planning, public transportation,
environmental impact analysis, transportation policy, transportation education, and
intermodal transportation. He was chairman of the Transportation Research Board's
Executive Committee in 2006.
Meyer is the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2000 Theodore M. Matson
Memorial Award in recognition of outstanding contributions in the field of transportation engineering; the 1995 Pyke Johnson Award of the Transportation Research Board for best paper in planning and administration delivered at the TRB Annual Meeting; and the 1988 Harland Bartholomew Award of the American Society of Civil Engineers for contribution to the enhancement of the role of the civil engineer in urban planning and development. Meyer has a BS degree in civil engineering from the University of Wisconsin, an MS degree in civil engineering from Northwestern University, and a PhD degree in civil engineering from MIT. He is a registered professional engineer in the State of Georgia.