Rick Dowling, PhD

Senior Principal Engineer

Rick Dowling

Rick is a licensed Civil and Traffic Engineer in the State of California. He has over 30 years of experience in transportation planning, traffic engineering operations, research and education as a municipal employee and as a consultant. Rick has been the principal investigator for several research projects including: NCFRP 41, Incorporating Improved Truck Analysis in the Highway Capacity Manual; NCHRP 7-22, Development of a Planning Applications Guide for the Highway Capacity Manual; NCHRP 3-97, Traffic Signal Analysis with Varying Demands and Capacities; NCHRP 3-55(2), Planning Techniques for Estimating Speed and Level of Service; NCHRP 25-21, Predicting Short-Term and Long-Term Air Quality Effects of Traffic-Flow Improvement Projects; and NCHRP 3-70, Multimodal Level of Service for Urban Streets. He led the development of a new chapter in the 2010 Highway Capacity Manual on Active Traffic Management. Rick was chairman of the Transportation Research Board committee on Highway Capacity and Quality of Service (AHB40) from 2001 to 2010. He was extensively involved in the development of the 1994, 1997, 2000 and Year 2010 Highway Capacity Manuals.

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Projects Rick has worked on