Mr. Robert B. Case
Principal Transportation Engineer
Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization (TPO)
Mr. Robert Case is an adjunct faculty member in the Civil & Environmental Engineering Department. He is licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia as a Professional Engineer (PE), is a Fellow in the American Society of Civil Engineers, earned an M.S. in Civil Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and has more than 25 years of civil engineering experience, including 15 years in transportation research and analysis at the Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization (TPO).
At the TPO, he has led the long-range planning process and developed models for the analysis of the cost of bikeways, the capacity of HOV lanes, the capacity of hurricane evacuation scenarios, the cost/benefit of intersection improvements, the ridership of a local bus system, and the mobility of non-drivers. At Old Dominion University he conducted research on the safety of highways with HOV lanes and the effectiveness of variable-message highway signs. He has published several papers on these TPO and ODU efforts and presented his work at national conferences. In 2006, he received the Institute of Transportation Engineers "Innovative Intermodal Solutions for Urban Transportation Award" for his work on elderly non-drivers. He currently leads the Near-term Improvements section of the TPO staff, responsible for advising the TPO on congestion, commuter assistance, safety, operations, freight, non-drivers, and corridor improvement. He is co-chair of the Hampton Roads Transportation Operations working group, teaches the transportation and construction portions of the Civil Engineering PE Exam Prep class offered by ODU’s Virginia Applied Technology & Professional Development Center (VATPDC), and teaches Transportation Planning at ODU’s College of Engineering and Technology.