Michael D Meyer
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 was chairman of the Transportation Research Board's Executive Committee in 2006. 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. 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.