Margo Dawes is a community planner in the Energy Analysis and Sustainability Division at the Volpe Center. She holds a master in city planning from MIT and a BS in civil engineering and planning from MIT.
Dawes works primarily with the Office of the Secretary of Transportation, the Federal Highway Administration, the Maritime Administration, and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency. Her research interests and current projects cover shared mobility, transit accessibility and connected/automated vehicles, sustainability planning, infrastructure and innovative finance, urban freight, level of service, and pedestrian and cyclist safety through Complete Streets and Vision Zero projects. Dawes also provides support for the Beyond Traffic 2045 report and the Smart City Challenge, and is currently leading the development of a Downtown Delivery Symposium for the Baltimore metropolitan area.