TTI Senior Research EngineerData Analysis and Visualization
Texas A&M Transportation Institute
1111 RELLIS Parkway, Room 2222
Bryan, TX 77807-3135
- M.S., Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University, 1993
- B.S., Civil Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, 1991
Shawn Turner is a Senior Research Engineer at TTI, where he has developed, conducted, and managed applied research for 32 years. Shawn is a nationally recognized expert with practical experience in multimodal travel data collection and analysis, performance measures and monitoring, and mobility analysis. He has pioneered using private-sector GPS probe traffic data for mobility and reliability performance monitoring. Shawn works with FHWA, state, and local agencies to advance the use of best available and high-quality data in planning, performance management, and traffic monitoring.
In the past decade, Shawn has led or been integrally involved with several national performance monitoring efforts, including FHWA’s National Performance Management Research Dataset (NPMRDS), analytic development, testing, and guidance for the MAP-21 System Performance Measures (PM-3), and FHWA’s Urban Congestion Report. He has also written chapters in several national guidance documents on traffic monitoring for motor vehicles (e.g., AASHTO’s Guidelines for Traffic Data Programs) and for bicyclists and pedestrians (e.g., FHWA’s 2013 Traffic Monitoring Guide). Shawn also has extensive experience in pedestrian and bicyclist data—he leads the efforts to develop, launch, and currently maintain Texas DOT’s Bike and Pedestrian Count Program.