Robert Brakman

Robert Brakman

Visiting Lecturer

Department : Civil & Environmental Engineering

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Phone : 718-862-3863

Office : LEO 309


MS, Polytechnic University
BE, CUNY: City College


Mr. Brakman is a Licensed Professional Engineer and a Certified Professional Traffic Operations An Engineer with over 40 years of experience in all aspects of Transportation Planning, Civil Design, Traffic Engineering, Intelligent Transportation Systems, Construction Inspection, Environmental Permitting, Agency Coordination, and Project Management.  His experience includes advancing complex capital and operational projects from initial conception through construction.  His transit experience includes the direction and preparation of preliminary designs, feasibility studies, environmental impact studies, and alternatives analyses.  He currently a Visiting Lecturer at Manhattan College, teaching Transportation Engineering and Highway Design courses. Before that, he was Manager of Transportation Systems for Jacobs Engineering.   Mr. Brakman has served as Regional Supervisor of Transportation Planning and Development with the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT). Mr. Brakman is a Fellow and Past President of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE), Met Section.

Publications & Professional Activities

Mr. Brakman is a Fellow and Past President of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE), Met Section.  A technical reviewer of the Institute of Transportation Engineers Recommended Practice: Context Sensitive Solutions in Designing Major Urban Thoroughfares for Walkable Communities.  His most recent professional publications include ITS at the Hudson Valley Traffic Management Center, for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and Roundabout Retrofit for the ITE. 

Honors & Awards

2008 recipient of the Ivor Wisepart award for “Significant Contribution to the Field of Transportation Engineering”


Mr. Brakman also serves his community as President of the Rondout Harbor Homeowners Association, Port Ewen, NY

Courses Taught/Teaching

  • CIVL 202      Transportation
  • CIVL 301      Transportation
  • CIVL 412      Highway Design