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Bio for Michael D. Meyer, Ph.D., P.E.
Dr. Michael D. Meyer is a Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and former Chair of the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. From 1983 to 1988, Dr. Meyer was Director of Transportation Planning and Development for Massachusetts where he was responsible for statewide planning, project development, traffic engineering, and transportation research, a responsibility that led to numerous planning efforts in Massachusetts metropolitan areas in which induced demand was a critical challenge. Prior to this, he was a professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at M.I.T.
Dr. Meyer has written over 120 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. Most recently, he finished Transportation Congestion and Mobility: A Toolbox for Transportation Officials, a book sponsored by the Institute of Transportation Engineers and the Federal Highway Administration. He is an active member of numerous professional organizations, and has chaired committees relating to public transportation, transportation planning, environmental impact analysis, transportation policy, transportation education, and intermodal transportation.
Dr. Meyer has consulted with many transportation organizations and has been involved with numerous expert review panels that have advised state and local officials on the most cost effective investment in transportation. He has conducted studies for the Federal Highway Administration and the Federal Transit Administration on numerous aspects of implementing transportation actions at the federal and state level. Dr. Meyer has a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Wisconsin, an M.S. degree in Civil Engineering from Northwestern University and a Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering from M.I.T. He is a registered professional engineer in the State of Georgia.