Bachelor of Civil Engineering, City College of New York, 1944. Postgraduate, DePaul University Law School, 1959—1960. Master of Civil Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology, 1969.
Structural designer, field engineer New York Central R.R., 1944—1956. Consultant engineer Plumb, Tuckett and Pikarsky, 1956—1959. Project coordinator Blue Island R.R. Group, 1959—1960.
Engineer public works City of Chgo.1, 1960—1963. Commissioner public works, 1964—1973. Chairman, chief executive officer Chicago Transit Authority, 1973—1975, Regional Transportation Authority, 1975—1978.
Adjunct professor University Illinois Chicago, 1976—1984. Director Transportation Research Institute, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, 1979—1984, research professor, 1979—1984. Distinguished Professor civil engineering director Institute Transportation Systems, City College of New York, 1984.
Director engineering studies National Council Public Works Improvement, 1986. Chairman state and regional planning panel Energy Engineering Board, National Research Council, 1987—1988. Member advisory council science and engineering City College of New York, 1980, University Pennsylvania, 1974—1983, University Illinois Chicago, 1984.
Member Massachusetts Institute of Technology Center Transportation Studies. Director Chicago area TRUST project, 1984—1985. Technical advisor public transportation system several foreign governments.
Member executive committee Chicago South Side Planning Board, 1980—1985. Trustee Children's World Montessori School Park Ridge, Illinois, Inventors' Council Chicago, 1983—1987. Served United States Navy, 1944-1946.
(Book by Pikarsky, Milton)
Fellow: American Society of Civil Engineers (control group of transportation research council, James Lurie prize 1977, Civil Government award 1973, Civil Engineer of 1970 award), American Association for the Advancement of Science. Member: National Research Council (executive committee 1982), Illinois Universities Transportation Research Consortium (chairman executive committee), Western Society Engineers (chairman transportation division 1980-1985), Illinois Society Professional Engineers (past director), National Society Professional Engineers, American Road and Transportation Builders Association, American Public Works Association (1 of 10 Public Works Men of Year 1969), American Railway Engineering Association, National Academy Engineering (membership committee 1984-1987), Economic, Ground Hog (Chicago), Chi Epsilon., Tau Beta Pi, Sigma Xi.
Married Sally Nesel; 1 child Joel Jay. Married Christiane Mickelson Johnson (divorced). 1 child Amy Jo.