Kenneth E. Kruckemeyer is a research associate at the Center for Transportation and Logistics and a lecturer in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at MIT. He is also a private consultant specializing in the design of civic infrastructure, focusing on integrated public transport systems, pedestrian and bicycle facilities, and roadway and bridge design.
His current work combines theory and practice, and centers on public transportation systems in San Juan, Puerto Rico and Chicago, Illinois. As part of MIT's collaboration with the University of Puerto Rico and The University of Illinois at Chicago, Mr. Kruckemeyer teaches and supervises student research on transportation facilities and urban design. He also provides technical advice to the Chicago Transit Authority on the rehabilitation of its transit network.
Mr. Kruckemeyer served as associate commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Public Works from 1983 to 1991. There, he was responsible for Bridge and Highway Engineering, and co-authored the book: Bridge Design--Aesthetics and Developing Technologies. In the 1970's and early 80's he was project manager of the Southwest Corridor Project in Boston, a $750 million investment in railroad and rapid transit facilities, city streets, parkland and urban revitalization that received a Presidential Design Award and was named the Outstanding Engineering Achievement of 1988 by the American Society of Civil Engineers.