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John Halkias

John Halkias




  • BSCE, UCONN, 1978
  • MSCE, WVU, 1981
  • PHD, WVU, 1986

John Halkias, Ph.D. P.E., Retired, formally the Team Leader of Innovative Operations Strategies in the Office of Operations with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).

Over the course of the last forty-eight years, Dr. Halkias has worked as an educator, researcher, practitioner, and for FHWA. His contributions to the practice of transportation engineering include projects of national significance dealing with facilitating technology transfer and development of state-of-the-art and advanced highway transportation technologies, traffic signal control systems, communication systems and transportation congestion management technologies and strategies.

He currently leads a team that is focusing chiefly on congestion mitigation. Before joining FHWA in 2000, Dr. Halkias was President of Halkias Traffic Analysis Consultants. For over thirty years, he had been teaching, as an adjunct professor, at the Carey School of Business, John Hopkins University. He has extensive experience in the quantitative analysis, statistics, simulation modeling and transportation systems engineering fields within the private, academic and federal governmental sectors.

Dr. Halkias initiated FHWA’s Traffic Analysis Toolbox as well as the internal FHWA Traffic Analysis Team.  He led and was actively involved in the initiation of many major FHWA Operations program areas of national significance, including the Integrated Corridor Management (ICM) and Active Transportation and Demand Management (ATDM) programs.  Dr. Halkias had been an integral member of numerous major research activities, including the Next Generation Simulation (NGSIM) program, the connected Vehicle (CV) Pilot program, the Automated Vehicle program.

He was a member of the American Society of Engineering Education and the Institute of Transportation Engineers, and he served on numerous committees of the Transportation Research Board. Dr. Halkias received his B.S. (‘78), from the University of Connecticut, M.S. (’81) and Ph.D. (’86) degrees in Civil Engineering from West Virginia University, Morgantown.