Bob Murphy, P.E., PTOE, RLS
Bob is the President of RPM Transportation Consultants, where he has been a visionary leader of this innovative, award winning firm since 1987. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Tennessee. Bob is a Senior Professional Engineer registered in five states, and has over 35 years of professional transportation engineering experience. He is a certified Professional Traffic Operations Engineer and is a Registered Land Surveyor in Tennessee.
Since forming RPM, Bob has provided leadership for the firm on a wide range of traffic engineering and transportation planning projects for public, private and institutional clients. Bob is an accomplished engineer with a diversity of experience that includes traffic impact studies, traffic signal warrant studies, transportation master plans, traffic safety and accident analysis, parking studies, ITS planning and design plans, traffic signal optimization studies, traffic signal design plans, traffic signal system analysis, capacity analysis, traffic calming, roundabout design, roadway geometric design, and intersection design.
Bob has a longstanding commitment to multi-modal transportation solutions and sustainable design, and he is well known for his expertise in bicycle and pedestrian planning and design. One of Bob’s strengths is helping clients successfully deal with complex permitting and approval processes, and he has extensive experience facilitating public meetings and making presentations as an expert witness.
Bob has authored several papers on transportation planning and traffic engineering subjects, has served as an adjunct professor teaching traffic engineering, and is a frequent presenter at professional conferences throughout the country. He has also served on numerous national committees assisting in the review of national transportation engineering standards. Bob currently serves as the Chair of International ITE's Pedestrian and Bicycle Committee as well as on the boards of International ITE, Cumberland Region Tomorrow, and the TMA Group of Franklin.
Bob Murphy has been received the following awards for his professional and civic activities:
· Southern District ITE, Marble J. Hensley Individual Activity Award, 1996
· Tennessee Section ITE, Outstanding Individual Activity Award, 2000
· Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, Volunteer Award for Transportation, 2001
· Tennessee Section ITE, Volunteer Distinguished Service Award, 2008
· Nashville Business Journal, Williamson County Impact Award, 2008
· Walk/Bike Nashville, Kibby Clayton Memorial Friendly Street Award, 2014