Introducing Michael D. Meyer, Ph.d., P.E.

Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1978;
M.S., Civil Engineering, Northwestern University, 1975;

B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1974

Professional Affiliations
National Academy of Sciences: Transportation Research Board
American Planning Association, Institute of Transportation Engineers
American Society of Civil Engineers
Professional Registration
P.E. Georgia, 1988  #18238

Dr. Michael D. Meyer is currently Senior Advisor to Parsons Brinckerhoff.  From 1988 to 2012, he was a Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Director of the Georgia Transportation Institute 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.   Prior to this, he was a professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at M.I.T.   

Dr. Meyer 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 an active member of numerous professional organizations, and has chaired committees relating to transportation planning, climate change, performance measures, public transportation, freight, environmental impact analysis, transportation policy, and intermodal transportation. In 2006, he was Chairman of Executive Committee of the Transportation Research Board.

Dr. Meyer has been principal investigator on several climate change and adaptation research and consulting projects.  He was principal author of NCHRP 750, volume 2 on climate adaptation and the nation’s highway system; co-director of the USDOT’s Gulf Coast 2 project on climate impacts in Mobile, AL; major researcher on an adaptation project for USDOT’s Western Federal Lands; principal investigator on an FTA project on climate change impacts on transit operations; and principal author of numerous publications on climate change and its impacts on transportation systems.  He was co-lead author of the transportation chapter for the 2014 National Climate Assessment. He has been principal investigator on research over $50 million during his career.

Dr. Meyer has been the recipient of numerous awards including the 2009 W.N. Carey Jr. Award, given to individuals who have given leadership and distinguished service to the Transportation Research Board; the 2006 ITE Wilbur Smith Distinguished Transportation Educator Award; 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.