Speaker Bio

Jeff Purdy

Jeff is the Freight Programs Team Leader in the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Office of Freight Management and Operations in Washington, DC.  His team is responsible for the National Highway Freight Program, state freight planning, commercial vehicle size and weight, freight transportation operations, truck parking, freight data and modeling tools, freight performance management, supply chain research, freight system resiliency, and emergency routing.  Prior to moving to FHWA Headquarters, Jeff served as the Technical Services Team Leader and Transportation Planner for the FHWA Wyoming Division, overseeing statewide and metropolitan transportation planning, air quality, local agency programs, right-of-way, and research.

Before joining FHWA, Jeff worked for a community and transportation planning consulting firm in Michigan preparing community comprehensive plans, multi-modal transportation plans, highway corridor studies, environmental impact statements, downtown urban design plans, and development codes.  Jeff began his career as a community planner for the Air Force, working on base comprehensive planning and site plans for the military construction program.

Jeff has a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Urban Planning from Michigan State University.  He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) and an ITE Professional Transportation Planner (PTP).