TTI Research FellowMobility Analysis
Texas A&M Transportation Institute
1111 RELLIS Parkway, Room 2230
Bryan, TX 77807-3135
- Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University, 1987
- M.Eng., Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University, 1982
- B.S., Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University, 1979
Dr. Lomax has been extensively involved in urban mobility research for more than 40 years. He developed, applied and evolved a methodology to assess areawide and corridor traffic congestion levels and congestion costs. The Urban Mobility Report examines trends in U.S. urban area mobility and documents the effect of transportation investments. A related pooled-fund research project supported by more than 15 state departments of transportation has developed several performance measures and analytical techniques to describe mobility to a wide range of audiences including transportation professionals, public policy decision-makers, the media and the public.
Dr. Lomax has also been involved in developing and evaluating a wide range of mobility solutions, including high-occupancy vehicle facilities, and in improving decision-making processes and performance measurement. He has also played a role in regional and statewide congestion analyses and in developing principles and performance measures to evaluate and communicate solution strategies. He was the lead researcher in a project to examine the benefits of transportation improvements and the cost of addressing congestion in major Texas metropolitan regions for the Texas Governor’s Business Council and a joint working group of Texas DOT and Metropolitan Planning Organizations.
Dr. Lomax is also the coordinator of gameday transportation at Texas A&M University. A football stadium expansion to more than 100,000 seats and an emphasis on providing fans with better game weekend experiences means he is responsible for extensive coordination between game attendees, local business groups, local governments, athletic operations, marketing and transportation operations groups on campus and in the community.
Dr. Lomax has been invited to make presentations on congestion, mobility, event management and performance measure issues to many groups including civic, business and university groups, agency leadership and state and local governments in the U.S. He has testified before subcommittees of the U.S. and Texas House of Representatives and Senate on mobility issues. He has appeared on national radio and television network news shows and many newspapers, radio and television stations in major cities.