Erik Metzger has been working in the field of transportation engineering in New York City since 2000 and specializes in the preparation of transportation impact studies and traffic micro-simulation models. During his professional career he has had a significant role in several large and complex redevelopment projects in Midtown Manhattan including the No. 7 Subway Extension—Hudson Yards Rezoning, the master plan for the replacement of the Port Authority Bus Terminal, and the Greater East Midtown Rezoning.
Erik first became a student member of ASCE while studying at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY. He has been actively involved with the ASCE Metropolitan Section since 2002, having served as President of the Younger Member Forum, Director, and Chair of the Technology Committee. Erik became the Chair of the Metropolitan Section’s History & Heritage Committee in 2010 and was responsible for preparing the nomination of Grand Central Terminal as a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark for its Centennial in 2013. Erik was appointed as a member of ASCE’s National History and Heritage Committee in 2018.
Erik’s interest in the history and heritage of civil engineering was sparked by his godfather—Dr. John Tesoro—a structural engineer who led ASCE’s efforts to document the Statue of Liberty’s restoration for its Centennial in 1986 and was the recipient of ASCE’s William H. Wisely Award in 1988. Dr. Tesoro passed away in 1992 at the age of 49.