Gary has 45 years of professional experience in both the public and private sectors with large and small projects involving traffic and transportation engineering and planning, and intelligent transportation systems (ITS) planning, design, operations, maintenance and management. After serving in the public sector as a city traffic engineer and county traffic operations and safety engineer, he joined a consulting engineering firm and focused on serving public sector clients. Gary has served in multiple project roles on a wide variety of ITS and traffic projects:project manager; principal-in-charge; lead designer; technical support; outreach facilitation and consensus building; and quality assurance and quality control.
Gary founded Rylander Consulting, LLC in 2007 as a one-person consulting firm offering professional services in the planning, design, operations and management of traffic and transportation engineering and ITS projects. As a CEE adjunct professor since 2009, he has served as the lead instructor for CEE 573 (Geometric Design of Transportation Facilities), CEE 679 Special Topics in Transportation (Intelligent Transportation Systems); and CEE 679 (Site Impact Traffic Studies). In addition, he has served as a mentor and judge for the CEE 578 (Senior Capstone Design) course. Beginning in 2012, Gary also serves as an adjunct instructor for the Northwestern University Center for Public Safety's transportation engineering continuing education program, formerly known as the Traffic Institute.