Abby Morgan, PhD
Abby leads Kittelson’s connected and automated vehicle (CAV) practice and manages CAV deployment evaluations, policy development, freight system performance evaluations, and technology transition planning. Abby was the lead researcher for the first national guidebook on the impacts of transformational technologies on land use and transportation, NCHRP Report 924: Foreseeing the Impact of Transformational Technologies on Land Use and Transportation. She has since helped planning agencies in Florida, Texas, California, and Alaska implement technology transition plans. She is also passionate about freight planning and has led the Virginia Statewide Truck Parking Study as well as updated the Alaska Weigh-in-Motion Plan. Abby also helps local agencies plan for the impacts of e-commerce on curb management.
Abby is a transportation engineer with her bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degrees in civil engineering—transportation. She is also a licensed professional engineer in Florida and Virginia. Before joining Kittelson, Abby worked at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) as a rulemaking engineer responsible for developing federal motor vehicle safety standards for advanced crash avoidance technologies. Abby managed NHTSA’s agency-wide multidisciplinary team responsible for researching and developing policy recommendations for automatic emergency braking systems—one of the earliest versions of an automated driving system.
Abby loves food-themed traveling and being outdoors. While stuck at home during the pandemic, Abby discovered the joys of cooking, grilling, and Zooming with friends.