Richard W. Lee, PhD., AICP
Director of Innovation & Sustainability, VRPA Project Manager
Dr. Lee has over 25 years of experience as a transportation consultant and academic. His consulting experience includes management of Regional Transportation Plans, transit projects (including rail) and smart growth transportation studies, as well as a wide variety of traffic impact analysis, travel demand management, and transportation policy studies.
The majority of his recent work focuses on analysis of the transportation effects of land use factors, including their efficacy in promoting transit and other alternative modes. Richard works extensively with local, regional and state agencies as well as private developers to analyze the effects of infrastructure and land development projects and to develop feasible alternatives that address issues of circulation and community needs. Richard has taught transportation planning and led major transportation research projects at several universities, including Massey University in New Zealand, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, UC-Berkeley, UC-Davis and San José State University.