Ben Sperry

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Ben Sperry is an assistant professor in the Department of Civil Engineering. Dr. Sperry’s research focuses on using innovative analysis techniques to examine traveler behavior and measure traveler responses to different policy initiatives, with a goal of informing decision-making on transportation improvements across all modes of travel. Specific research interests include multimodal passenger and freight transportation planning and policy, site planning, and traffic impact analysis, travel survey methods for transportation planning, and environmental analysis. His research portfolio includes a variety of projects for sponsors including several cooperative research programs of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) as well as state Departments of Transportation in Michigan, Ohio, and Texas. His publication record includes more than 30 peer-reviewed journal articles and technical research reports. Dr. Sperry is a member of the TRB Intercity Passenger Rail Systems committee (AR010) and is a member of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).