Metropolitan Policy Program

Adie Tomer
Senior Research Associate and Associate Fellow, Metropolitan Policy Program


Adie Tomer is a senior research associate and associate fellow at the Brookings Institution Metropolitan Policy Program and a member of the Metropolitan Infrastructure Initiative. His work focuses on metropolitan infrastructure usage patterns, including personal and freight transportation, and the intersections between infrastructure and technological development. He is a frequent contributor to The Avenue blog. Prior to work at Brookings, Adie was a Senior Analyst at the New York County District Attorney’s Office where he advised senior executives on policy-relevant matters. He holds a master’s in Public Policy from American University and a B.A. from the University of Florida.

Publications: 

  • A New Alignment: Strengthening America's Commitment to Passenger Rail 
  • Global Gateways: International Aviation in Metropolitan America 
  • Transit Access and Zero-Vehicle Households 
  • Apple’s Form and Function Meets Location Efficiency
  • Missed Opportunity: Transit and Jobs in Metropolitan America
  • Driving's Back Up ... Or Is It? 
  • The State of Metropolitan America: Commuting (chapter)
  • Iceland’s Volcanic Fury Hobbles Metropolitan Hubs
  • How Should We Target Job Creation?
  • Expect Delays: An Analysis of Air Travel Trends in the United States 
  • An Analysis of Air Travel Trends in the Great Lakes Region
  • The Other Highway Funding Crisis
  • Untangling Transportation Funding
  • The Road…Less Traveled: An Analysis of Vehicle Miles Traveled Trends in the U.S.