About ICF

Michael Grant

Vice President, Transportation
Michael has more than 25 years of experience helping transportation agencies advance performance-based planning and sustainable transportation decision-making to improve mobility, the environment, and community livability. 
Michael Grant has over 25 years of experience in transportation and environmental planning, policy, and economics. His work focuses broadly on advancing sustainable transportation decision-making, including policy and programs related to transportation demand management, transportation systems management and operations, and other strategies to enhance mobility, improve air quality, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and support community livability. 

Michael provided training and technical assistance to State departments of transportation, metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs), transit agencies, and other organizations on topics such as performance-based planning and programming, advancing planning for operations, congestion management, transportation air quality conformity, climate change mitigation, community impact assessment, and program evaluation. He developed resources and guidebooks used by agencies around the country, including the Federal Highway Administration’s Performance-based Planning and Programming Guidebook, Model Long-Range Transportation Plans: A Guide for Incorporating Performance-Based Planning, Congestion Management Process Guidebook, and Community Impact Assessment: A Quick Reference for Transportation.

Over his career, Michael managed complex projects for the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Transportation Research Board (TRB), and state and local transportation agencies around the country. He brings extensive experience in regional transportation planning and has helped many MPOs around the country—including those in Atlanta, Baltimore, Birmingham, Northern New Jersey, Pittsburgh, St. Louis, Southern California, and the Washington, DC metropolitan area—conduct regional planning studies that have involved visioning and developing performance measures, assessing needs, and identifying and prioritizing strategies for implementation. 

Michael brings experience conducting data-driven analysis and stakeholder engagement activities to address challenging regional issues and to facilitate consensus on solutions. He currently serves as program manager for multi-year contracts with the Federal Highway Administration, Maryland Department of Transportation, and Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments.  
  • M.S., Public Policy and Management, Carnegie Mellon University
  • B.A., Economics and Government and Politics, University of Maryland at College Park