Our Team


We are for objective analysis that informs decision making in today’s political reality. Based in a firm understanding of policy, design, impacts, we are committed to working with clients to define your unique problem, form alternative strategies, assess costs and benefits, and recommend cost-effective, specific solutions to meet your unique needs.

Whitney Shephard, PE, LEED AP, M.ASCE

As Principal Engineer/Planner, Ms. Shephard manages projects and serves as technical lead for geographic information systems applications, travel demand modeling, traffic engineering, and public transportation.  She cofounded Transport Studio in 2013.

With fifteen years experience in planning and design, Whitney has focused on transportation planning and engineering for ten years.  She most recently managed regional and local government projects including travel demand model validation, socioeconomic data projections, transit planning, subarea transportation and land-use Master Plans, and long-range transportation plans. Whitney has worked in both the public and private sectors.  Her passion for the built and natural environments extends beyond Transport Studio.  With her husband, she co-owns Green Truck Neighborhood Pub, a Savannah restaurant that features local and organic farmers.  Together they support the local food movement and a variety of community organizations.


Michael D. Meyer, Ph.D., PE, F.ASCE

Dr. Michael D. Meyer cofounded Transport Studio in 2013.  He is a recognized national expert in transportation planning and policy.  Dr. Meyer was a professor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Georgia Tech for 25 years, where he served as Director of the Georgia Transportation Institute for eight years. He was Director of Transportation Planning and Development for Massachusetts for five years, responsible for statewide planning, project development, traffic engineering, and transportation research.  Dr. Meyer was also a professor in Civil Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Dr. Meyer’s interests include transportation engineering, transportation planning, environmental impact assessment, policy analysis, public works finance, public transportation, climate change, and engineering management.  He has published numerous books, chapters, and articles on infrastructure planning and policy, including the college textbook for McGraw Hill entitled Urban Transportation Planning: A Decision Oriented Approach.  He is an active member of Transportation Research Board, American Society of Civil Engineers, American Planning Association, and Institute of Transportation Engineers, among other professional societies.