Executive Consultant ---------------------------CCClick here to Download Bio

Steve Ditmeyer has held a number of high-level positions in both the public and private sectors of the transportation industry. He worked for predecessor companies of each of the current big four railroads, was one of the founders of Amtrak, and was intimately involved in the deregulation of the freight railroad industry. He has been involved in the development of network-centric systems (digital communications, positioning systems, computers, and sensors) on the various surface transportation modes to enhance their safety, security, capacity, efficiency, and profitability.

Agency Knowledge:

  • The World Bank
  • US Department of Defense – US Transportation Command, other logistics activities, National Defense University
  • US Department of Transportation – Office of the Secretary, FRA, FAA, FHWA, FTA, FMCSA, FMCSA, PHMSA, MARAD, RITA


  • Engineering
  • Economics
  • Research and development
  • Transportation policy
  • Information technology
  • Marketing
  • Management
  • Education

Selected Positions:

  • Transportation Economist, The World Bank
  • General Manager, The Alaska Railroad
  • Director of R&D and Chief Engineer – Communications and Control Systems, Burlington Northern Railroad
  • Vice President of Marketing and Business Development and of Strategic Planning, Locomotive Division, Morrison Knudsen Corporation
  • Associate Administrator for Policy and Associate Administrator for Research and Development, Federal Railroad Administration, US Department of Transportation
  • Department of Transportation Faculty Chair and Associate Professor of Economics, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, National Defense University

Education and Awards:

  • Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Master of Arts in Economics and The Certificate in Transportation, Yale University
  • Charter Member, Senior Executive Service