Travis Dunn

Managing Partner

Travis Dunn brings a lifelong passion for transportation to D’Artagnan. He believes in improving human mobility through policy transformation and business innovation driven by vivid imagination, careful analysis, and thoughtful debate. As D’Artagnan’s Managing Partner, Dr. Dunn enjoys modernizing road funding policies in the U.S. and abroad. He aspires to one day travel across his home state of Texas on smooth pavements in a driverless car, hike the Appalachian Trail, and visit space.

Travis Dunn, Managing Partner, brings over a decade of experience as an analyst and policy advisor to local, state, and national transportation agencies and private clients in the areas of road use charging, infrastructure planning, and ITS. He combines academic training in theories of transport pricing, economics, and strategy with practical experience in policy development and program implementation. He has supported road pricing projects from concept to implementation in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Portugal, and the UK.

Since 2011, Dr. Dunn has led financial modeling, organizational design, evaluation strategy development, and economic viability analysis for the Oregon Department of Transportation’s breakthrough distance-based road usage charge program. He has also led the development of a financial model, business case analysis, and administrative assessment of road usage charging in support of the Washington State Transportation Commission’s Road Usage Charge Steering Committee. Currently, he is leading the financial analysis of road funding policy alternatives for the Indiana Department of Transportation. In 2010-2011, while serving as a U.S. Fulbright Fellow in Mexico City, he advised officials on the design of a national transportation technology strategy, including nationwide interoperability of electronic tolling.

Dr. Dunn is a 2010 graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) interdepartmental doctoral program in transportation, where he conducted research on alternatives for the strategic management of the Portuguese national toll highway system as part of the MIT-Portugal Program. His work produced several innovative computational approaches to analyzing transportation systems, including an automated, agent-based simulation model of highway network evolution. He holds a BA in Plan II (Humanities) and BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, MS in Transportation from MIT, and PhD in Civil & Environmental Systems from MIT.