City and Regional Planning

Megan S. Ryerson

Assistant Professor

Courses Taught

Transportation Planning Methods, Advanced Transportation Seminar, Planning by Numbers

Research Interests
Dr. Megan Ryerson's research is on the design and management of resilient and sustainable transportation systems, particularly the air transportation system.

Dr. Ryerson's recent work focuses on the following areas:

--Airport infrastructure planning
--Intercity transportation network geography evolution --Optimal aircraft diversions in a disaster scenario --The impact of fuel prices on the intercity transportation system --The comparative environmental impact of aviation and High Speed Rail Systems

Professor Ryerson is a member of three Transportation Research Board (TRB) aviation committees. She serves on the Airport Cooperative Research Board Graduate Student Award Panel, the Program Committee for the International Conference on Research in Air Transportation, the INFORMS TSL Dissertation Prize Committee, and the Board of the Women’s Transportation Seminar Philadelphia Chapter Transportation YOU Program.

Recent Publications

Visit https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=JL54S94AAAAJ&hl=en&oi=ao for articles 

Ryerson, M.S., Ge, X. The Role of Turboprops in China's Growing Aviation System. Journal of Transport Geography. DOI:
10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2014.03.009

Ryerson, M.S., Kim, H. (2013). The Impact of Airline Mergers and Hub Reorganization on Aviation Fuel Consumption. Journal of Cleaner Production. DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2013.12.032

Woodburn, A., Ryerson, M. (2014). Airport Capacity Enhancement and Flight Predictability. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2400, 87-97.

Campbell, A., Cherry, C., Ryerson, M., Jones, L. (2014). Stated Preference Survey Methodology in a Data-Poor Environment.
Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board. In Press.

Chester, M., Ryerson, M.S.  (2014). Grand Challenges for High-speed Rail Environmental Assessment in the United States. Transport. Res.
Part A: Policy and Practice
, 61, 15-26.

Ryerson, M.S., Kim, H. (2013). Integrating Airline Operational Practices into Passenger Airline Hub Definition. Journal of Transport Geography, 31, 84–93.

Ryerson, M.S., Churchill, A. (2013). Aircraft Rerouting due to Abrupt Facility Outages: A Case Study of the 2011 Great Tōhoku Earthquake.
Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2336, 27–35.

Woodburn, A., Ryerson, M.S., Chester, M. (2013). Challenges to Air and Rail Alternatives Assessments in Government Environmental Impact Review Processes. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2336, 9-17.

Ryerson, M.S., Hansen, M. (2013). Capturing the Impact of Fuel Price on Jet Aircraft Operating Costs with Engineering and Econometric Models. Transport. Res. Part C: Emerging Technologies, 33, 282–296.

Ryerson, M.S., Hansen, M. (2013). Optimal Intercity Transportation Services with Heterogeneous Demand and Variable Fuel Price. IEEE Systems Journal. DOI: 10.1109/JSYST.2013.2249213.

Degrees and Experience

Bachelor of Science, Major: Systems Engineering, Minor: Mathematics, University of Pennsylvania, Spring 2003

Master of Science, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, Spring 2006

Doctor of Philosophy, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, Fall 2010

Work and Research
Professor Ryerson Discusses Competition Among Major US Airlines
Blog Post
Incentivize It and They Will Come? How Some of the Busiest U.S. Airports Are Building Air Service With Incentive Programs
Work Detail