TTI Research ScientistMobility Analysis
Texas A&M Transportation Institute
1111 RELLIS Parkway
Bryan, TX 77807-3135
- Ph.D., Urban And Regional Science, Texas A & M University, 2017
- M.U.P., Transportation Planning, Texas A & M University, 2011
- B.S., International Business, Oral Roberts University, 2007
Phil Lasley has been actively involved in mobility analysis, congestion mitigation, performance measurement, and transportation policy for over five years. He is a leading key researcher for TTI's Transportation Policy Research Center, a think-tank like research center working specifically with the Texas Legislature on projects of state interest.
Phil comes from a background with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in strategic management, capacity development, and planning. This experience, combined with experience in urban and aviation planning and transportation issues serves as the foundation for his work in transportation policy research.
He has worked on projects ranging from multimodal performance measure development for TTI’s Urban Mobility Report (https://mobility.tamu.edu/umr/) to non-motorized data quality management, developing quality assurance/quality control techniques that can be used with major data collection efforts.
Phil’s current work examines the housing location choice and transportation--looking at why people choose to live where they do and how transportation concerns impact that decision. Other efforts include developing tools to identify mobility improvement projects that provide the biggest bang for your buck in the areas that need it most and work with the state to identify over 125 innovative strategies to address congestion and mobility improvements, transportation funding, and public engagements using easy-to-digest information pieces (https://policy.tti.tamu.edu/congestion/how-to-fix-congestion/).
Phil has also taken an active role in identifying processes and systems to better disseminate and increase understanding of transportation research and policy through interactive data infographics.