Eric Sundquist

Position title: Honorary Fellow


Eric Sundquist joined Caltrans in 2021 as Sustainability Advisor/SB 743 Program Manager.

In his role of sustainability advisor he serves as program manager for VMT reduction and SB 743 implementation. Prior to working at Caltrans, Eric worked as the director of the State Smart Transportation Initiative (SSTI) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. SSTI works with state DOTs nationally to modernize policy and practice around policy goals including environmental protection, equitable transportation service and impacts, and cost-savings. Eric has been active in the Transportation Research Board, chairing the Social, Economic, and Cultural Issues Section and serving as paper review coordinator for the Major Cities and Transportation and Sustainability Committees. Eric has a doctorate in City and Regional Planning and a master’s degree in Public Policy, both from Georgia Tech, as well as a master’s in humanities from the University of Richmond, and a BA from Miami University.