Robert holds a Bachelor and Master’s of Civil Engineering from the Universities of Texas and Washington respectively. As the lead mobility professional for the City of Austin, he is responsible for the City’s multi-modal transportation portfolio and SMART City mobility programs. Under Robert’s leadership, the City of Austin has modernized its signal systems and intelligent transport technologies, championed an open data policy that fosters innovation through new smartphone technologies, replaced the City’s parking management system and sponsored a pedestrian and vehicle way-finding system amongst other achievements. Prior to Austin, Robert served the City of Seattle as Director of Traffic Management. In 1988 he was named a Valle Fellow at the University of Washington, publishing research on park-and-ride demand. In 1995 he was named a William Barclay Parsons Fellow, publishing a monograph on Park-and-Ride Planning and Design Guidelines, later adopted by the American Association of State Transportation Officials (AASHTO).
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