TTI Research EngineerWork Zone and Dynamic Signs
Texas A&M Transportation Institute
1111 RELLIS Parkway
(979) 317-2148 x42148
- M.S., Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University, 1999
- B.S., Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University, 1997
Melisa Finley is Research Engineer in the Traffic Operations and Roadway Safety Division of the Texas A&M Transportation Institute. She has over 20 years of experience as a principal investigator or key researcher on over 35 studies relating to work zone safety and operations, wrong-way driving, traffic control measures and devices, and educational outreach. These research activities were conducted for the various state transportation agencies, the National Cooperative Highway Research Program, Federal Highway Administration, North Texas Tollway Authority, and several University Transportation Centers. In addition, she has conducted several research projects for several private entities. Ms. Finley has published findings in Transportation Research Board (TRB) journals and other publications such as Roads and Bridges magazine. She has made numerous presentations on her research findings at TRB meetings, Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) meetings, American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA) meetings, and other venues.
Ms. Finley is actively involved in TRB, ITE, and ATSSA. Within TRB, she is a member of the Committee on Work Zone Traffic Control (AHB55), the chair of the Joint Subcommittee on Work Zone Positive Protection, and a past member of the Committee on Traffic Control Devices (AHB50). Within ITE, she is the Texas District Awards Coordinator and she was in the 2015 LeadershipITE class. Within ATSSA, she is a member of the Temporary Traffic Control Committee.
Ms. Finley received her Bachelor of Science (Cum Laude) and Master of Science degrees in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University. She is a registered professional engineer in the state of Texas.