Eric Plosky, MS

Chief of Transportation Planning, John A. Volpe Transportation Systems Center, US Department of Transportation
Eric J. Plosky is the chief of transportation planning at the US Department of Transportation's (DOT) John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center, a position he has held since 2010. His team works closely with the Office of the Secretary of Transportation, the Federal Highway Administration, the Federal Transit Administration, and other agencies on many different types of transportation planning efforts, at the project, program, and policy levels. Recent work has included assisting in the development of the DOT strategic plan, supporting transportation on federal land management agencies, research, regulatory analysis, international activities (such as those undertaken by the Millennium Challenge Corporation), and disaster recovery. Plosky runs an annual seminar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) called "How it Really Works," and has been a guest lecturer/presenter at MIT, Bentley University, the University of Southern California, the American Planning Association, and the Transportation Research Board. He earned bachelor's and master's degrees in planning from MIT.


  • MS Massachusetts Institute of Technology