Mr. Casper has over 27 years of experience in transportation planning, including over fifteen years working at MPOs and twelve years as a private consultant. He is a certified professional planner in both transportation planning and environmental planning. Planning teams that he has led have won several national awards, including the 2012-2015 "Best of the Best" from the FHWA and FTA Transportation Planning Excellence Awards and "Outstanding Achievement in Transportation Planning" from the National Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations.
Craig has been involved with professional organizations for over 25 years, including membership on; the National Academies of Science Transportation Research Board Special Task Force on Climate Change and Energy, the Transportation Research Board Committee on Metropolitan Policy, Planning, and Process, the Transportation Research Board Committee on Environmental Analysis in Transportation, the Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations Policy Committee, and the American Planning Association Transportation Planning Division.
His expertise with planning innovations has led to his participation on 21 expert panels for AASHTO and FHWA on 9 topic areas in the past 10 years and he has presented 24 papers at national professional conferences in the past 11 years. His planning experience in Texas includes conducting the economic analysis for the Ports to Plains project and the environmental analysis for the I-69 Special Environmental Study.
Craig has a Master of Art degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Iowa with a focus on transportation economics and received his Bachelor of Arts Degrees in both Anthropology and History from Ripon College in Wisconsin. Craig grew up in the panhandle of Nebraska and he and his wife Krista have two high school age children and one in middle school.