Stephen Lockwood

Stephen Lockwood

Mr Lockwood has over 50 years of experience. He was educated in architecture, urban planning, urban design and transportation planning at Harvard and the University of Pennsylvania. Mr Lockwood has authored over 100 reports, technical papers and articles and lectures widely.

His professional focus is on “Institutional Engineering” for transportation agencies — related to the intersection of institutional, organizational and process issues with new technology systems.

In the 1970s, with both AMV and PRC consultants, he led several pioneering efforts in major multidisciplinary urban transportation development mega-projects, involving innovative solutions to complex urban and highway and transit development – including innovative approaches to urban design, environmental and community impact and involvement. He served as the Resident Manager for the American consortium that developed the site selection and master plan for the new capital city of Nigeria, Abuja – and other development projects in West Africa and Southeast Asia.

In the 1980s, he served as director of the Transportation 2020 Alternatives Group – a public-private consortium seeking a new national highway program.  Subsequently appointed FHWA Associate Administrator for Policy –he pursued these issues in policy research and development — including heading the FHWA Highway Program Reauthorization (ISTEA) Task Force.

In the 1990s, as Sr. Vice President of Parsons Brinckerhoff, he led several key highway policy projects including The Future of the Interstate System for AASHTO, I-95 Corridor Coalition Long Range Vision Plan, and the Program for a Constrained Federal Aid Program for FHWA. Following 9/11, he led several projects focused on infrastructure security, vulnerability analysis and emergency response guidance.

After 2000, in response to increasing constraints in infrastructure development, Mr Lockwood turned his attention to transportation systems operational management via Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) and Transportation Systems Management and Operations (TSMO). He conducted the ground-breaking research for NCHRP that developed the Capability Maturity Model (CMM) and related self-evaluation framework that identifies the key process and institutional capacities that agencies require to develop effect systems operations.

Based on this research Mr Lockwood facilitated over 30 state DOT self –evaluation workshops  and also prepared the background paper leading to the establishment of the National Operations of Excellence (NOCoE) and developed the  CITE course on TSMO Program Planning. After establishing is independent consultancy in 2015, he has continued his focus on utilizing new technology to improve transportation systems effectiveness as principal author of the FHWA Guide Making the Business Case for Institutional, Organization and Process Changes to Support TSMO – and studies of work force development for TSMO for the NOCoE).

Recently, Mr Lockwood has extended his work in identifying the preconditions to effective transportation agency capitalizing on new technology as part of a team investigating Business Models to facilitate Deployment of Connected Vehicles (CV) and an application of the CMM to CV. He is currently involved in projects relating to the integration of TSMO with IT, Active Traffic Management concepts, federal aid risk management and the development of transportation planning workforce.

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