The University of Utah
College of Architecture + Planning
Jeff Harris

Jeff Harris brings over twenty years of achievement in transportation planning, research, and policy development related to multi-modal transportation networks. He has six years of state DOT experience as well as eleven years of experience with the Utah Transit Authority (UTA), five years of consulting experience, and a solid track record of transportation research leadership with NCHRP, AASHTO, APTA, ACEC, and other national research organizations. Jeff served on the AASHTO Planning Committee as well as the AASHTO CV/AV Planning sub-committee until March 2019 when he left the Utah DOT (UDOT). While at UDOT, Jeff was invited to participate in FHWA’s effort to develop CV/AV scenario planning guidance. Currently, he is serving as the Principal Analyst on NCHRP o8-124: Quantifying the Impacts of Corridor Management.  Recently, Jeff served on the panel of NCHRP 8(36)-146: Incorporating Resilience into Transportation Planning and Assessment, offering substantive guidance on the final deliverable. He also played a key role on the panel of NCHRP 8(36)-147: Strategic Mobility Research: Enhancing Mobility, Stimulating Economic Activity, Saving Lives. When at UDOT, Jeff led the implementation of the Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP2) C-15 Guide to Better Integrating Freight Transport into Highway Capacity Planning and Decisions, as well as SHRP C-22 Freight Demand Modeling and Data Improvement, using network models to pinpoint economically sensitive freight network enhancement needs. He led UDOT’s involvement in the implementation and testing of SHRP CO1 Capacity Program, the SHRP CO3 (Transportation Project Impact Case Studies, or T-PICS), and SHRP2 C11 Reliability Tools. Jeff’s extensive involvement as a leading implementor of NCHRP research uniquely qualifies him to deliver our research plan.