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Thomas Walter Brahms, American engineering institute executive. Recipient Burton W. Marsh award for Distinguished Service Institute Transportation Engineers, 1988, Administrator's award for outstanding service Urban Mass Transportation Administration, United States Department Transportation, 1988.


Brahms, Thomas Walter was born on March 12, 1945 in Brookline, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Samuel David and Barbara Ann (Robinson) Brahms.


Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Northeastern University, 1971.


Transportation planner, Boston Redevelopment Authority, 1965-1969;senior traffic engineer aide, traffic and parking department, Town of Brookline, 1970-1971;project engineer (traffic), Tippetts, Abbett, McCarthy & Stratton, Brookline, 1971-1973;director technical affairs, Institute Transportation Engineers, Arlington, Virginia, 1973-1976;executive director, Institute Transportation Engineers, since 1976;mini-bus officer, Reston Commuter Bus, Inc., Virginia, 1973-1976, 77;vice president, Reston Commuter Bus, Inc., 1976-1977, 78-79;president, Reston Commuter Bus, Inc., 1979. Vice president Ward Six Civic Association, West Somerville, Massachusetts, 1972-1973. Board dirs.Reston Internal Bus System, 1977.


President Fairway Cluster Association, Reston, 1973-1975. Coach Reston Soccer Association, 1975-1976. Member Reston Homeowners Association Architectural Board Review, 1977.

Representative Transportation Research Board, since 1976. Secretary Theodore M. Matson Memorial Award Committee, since 1974. Trustee Transportation Museum, Boston, 1981-1984.

Member technical education advisory county Fairfax County, 1990-1993. Secretary Intelligent Vehicle Highway Society American, 1991-1992, director, since 1991. Board regents Eno Center for Transportation LeadershipDevel., since 1992.

Fellow Institute Transp Engineers. Member American Society of Civil Engineers, Council Engineering and Science Society Executives, American Society Association Executives, Road Gang, World Interchange Network (board directors since 1995), Roadway Safety Foundation (research subcommittee since 1995), Institute of Transportation Studies World Congress (board directors), Institute of Transportation Studies American (board directors 1992-1996).


Married Virginia Wahlen, December 30, 1966. Children– Theodore S., Anna Elisabeth.

Samuel David Brahms

Barbara Ann (Robinson) Brahms

Virginia Wahlen

Theodore S. Brahms

Anna Elisabeth Brahms