Brian Cronin

Brian Cronin is the Director of the Office of Safety and Operations Research and Development, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). In this capacity, he provides executive leadership and guidance for improving and advancing transportation safety and operations-related technologies and innovations through research, development, and testing.

Prior to his appointment to the SES, Brian served for 8 years as the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Research Team Leader in the ITS Joint Program Office (JPO). In this position, he provided strategic leadership and direction in the development of ITS solutions to improve transportation mobility, safety, and the environment. Brian provided technical leadership for the development of the connected vehicle research program and, most recently, the Secretary’s Smart City Challenge.

Prior to joining FHWA in 2003, Brian served as the Advanced Public Transportation Systems Team Leader with the Federal Transit Administration, where he oversaw the research and deployment of transit-related ITS technologies to improve transit operations.

Brian holds a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech. Brian is also a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Maryland.