About ICF

Les Brown

Director, Transportation
Les is a certified planner and project manager with over a decade of experience in multimodal transportation planning and advocacy, and more than five years experience managing large and complex projects.

Les is a multimodal transportation expert, advocate, and certified project manager with more than 10 years of experience in planning and managing large and complex projects. He seeks to advance safe, sustainable, and efficient multimodal transportation systems for all.Les leads the independent evaluation of the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) Accelerating Innovative Mobility and Integrated Mobility Innovation programs. He also served as a project manager or contributing author for dozens of United States Department of Transportation publications. Additionally, Les led the comprehensive independent evaluation of the FTA’s Mobility on Demand Sandbox Demonstration Program. 

In addition to supporting the planning, evaluation, and deployment of mobility projects, Les contributed to numerous Federal Highway Administration research and capacity-building studies. These include “Addressing Changing Demographics in Environmental Justice Analysis: State of Practice,” the update of “Community Impact Assessment: A Quick Reference for Transportation,” the “Community Connections Innovation Handbook,” and the development of 10 case studies highlighting innovative techniques for ensuring meaningful involvement of underserved communities in transportation decision-making.

Further, Les conducted long-range transportation planning studies for diverse state and regional governments, such as the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency and the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments. He also provided strategic, technical, and task management support for New York State DOT’s 511NY Rideshare transportation demand management program.

Earlier in his career, Les led the development of Florida DOT’s Safe Routes to School Toolkit update, supported the adoption of bike-share and Vision Zero policies in New York City at Transportation Alternatives, and conducted pedestrian and bicycle facility performance evaluations. 

Education
  • M.U.R.P., University of Florida
  • B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara
  • A.I.C.P. #33004, American Institute of Certified Planners
  • Graduate Certificate, Geographic Information Systems for Urban and Regional Planners, University of Florida