Illumine Transportation rethinks how to approach transportation. We find ways for people to better move through everyday life and develop creative and practical solutions to meet their specific needs.

Illumine Transportation, LLC is certified as a Disadvantage Business Enterprise (DBE) company in multiple states.


Illumine Transportation was founded in 2022 by Kevin Lee. The vision was to provide multidisciplinary transportation and traffic solutions for communities, working collaboratively to create and innovate while learning and sharing along the way. 

The company’s core services are research, transportation planning, and traffic engineering. Illumine Transportation places high value on understanding how solutions can work to better inform planning, design, construction, operations, and maintenance.


Founder & Principal

Illumine Transportation founder Kevin Lee has focused on multimodal traffic signal operations for nearly 20 years, successfully leading projects that encompass planning, designing, and evaluating context-sensitive solutions in transportation networks. His expertise focuses on working with multiple stakeholders to plan for and implement user-focused preferential treatments along urban corridors.

Kevin’s areas of specialty include multimodal intelligent transportation systems (ITS) technologies, traffic signal systems and operations, emerging technologies, system performance, transit-preferential treatments, transit signal priority, pedestrian and bicycle treatments, and traffic engineering. He strives to identify implementable solutions that meet user needs, which bridges the gaps across research, planning, design, and operations.

Kevin has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering from Purdue University. He is currently the Secretary and member of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Traffic Signals Committee. Previously, he served as president of ITS Maryland (2014-2015) and as a member of the TRB Regional Transportation Systems Management and Operations Committee (2009-2020).