Matthew Coogan

Senior Director

Matt specializes in the application of intermodal and multimodal planning techniques. He is the author of many studies of multimodal transportation, having served as Principal Investigator on a dozen such projects for the Cooperative Research Programs of the Transportation Research Board.

For the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, he served as Undersecretary of Transportation and Project Director of the Central Artery/Third Harbor Crossing Project (also known as ‘the Big Dig”) and helped found the Coalition of Northeastern Governors’ Task Force on High Speed Rail. He has lectured on transportation issues throughout the United States and in Europe and Asia.

His work has been featured in The Economist, Engineering News Record, Architectural Record, The New York Times, USA Today, Bloomberg News Service, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post, and has appeared on The Today Show, WNYC, CBS News, and National Public Radio.

Matt is a frequent lecturer at major universities and enjoys working with students and younger transportation professionals. He is also a founding member of the Board of Directors of the International Air/Rail Organization based in Heathrow Airport, London.

BA, Social Relations, Harvard College

Loeb Fellowship in Advanced Environmental Studies, Harvard Graduate School of Design

ACRP Project 03-04, Air Demand in a Dynamic Competitive Context with the Automobile, as Principal Investigator for RSG, 2019, in press.

TCRP Research Report 201, Understanding Changes in Demographics, Preferences, and Markets for Public Transportation, as Principal Investigator for RSG, 2018.

NCHRP Project 08-36, Understanding Changes in Youth Mobility, Final Report, as Principal Investigator for RSG, 2017.

NCRRP Report #4: Intercity Passenger Rail in the Context of Dynamic Travel Markets, as Principal Investigator for RSG, National Cooperative Rail Research Program, 2016.

ACRP Report #118, Integrating Aviation and Passenger Rail Planning, as Principal Investigator for RSG, Airport Cooperative Research Program, 2015.

ACRP Report #4, Ground Access to Major Airports by Public Transportation, as Prime Contractor and Principal Investigator, with MarketSense Consulting LLC, and Jacobs Consultancy, July 2008.