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David Grachen
Team Leader / Lead Environmental Program Specialist
61 Forsyth Street, SW, Suite 17T26
Atlanta, GA 30303

Ph: (404) 562-3668
FAX: (404) 562-3700
david.grachen@dot.gov

Joined FHWA in 1987

Education
•    Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, University of Maryland

Expertise/Specialty
•    Section 4(f)
•    Federal requirements for Local Public Agencies (LPAs)
•    Environmental Commitments
•    NEPA Project Development
•    Tribal Consultation
•    Section 106

Professional Highlights
•    Completed various assignments in areas of research, technology transfer, environment, project development, and construction in various FHWA Offices. Concentrated duties in NEPA and project development area since 1994.

•    U.S. DOT Secretary of Transportation´s Way to Go Award, 1991

•    FHWA Administrator´s Superior Accomplishment Award for Atlanta Olympic Games, 1996

•    DOT Secretary´s Gold Medal Team Award for Atlanta Olympic Games, 1996

•    Coastal America Spirit of Teamwork Award for Georgia Watershed Signage Project, 2002

•    National Association of Environmental Professionals Environmental Excellence Award for Public Involvement, 2003

•    FHWA Exemplary Ecosystems Initiative Award, 2004

•    American Association of State and Local History Award of Merit, 2004

•    National Partnership for Highway Quality Making a Difference Bronze Award for Partnering, 2004

•    Member of Executive Order 13274 Interagency Workgroup for development of Purpose and Need guidance, 2005

•    Member of FHWA Headquarters Workgroup for developing guidance to implement the environmental provisions contained in SAFETEA-LU, 2005-2006

•    Member of TRB ADC10 Committee on Environmental Analysis in Transportation, 2006-2009

•    Member of SAFETEA-LU Section 6005 NEPA delegation pilot audit team, 2006-2011

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