Peter joined MPC as urban development director in 1996. For the past 16 years, he has played a lead role in expanding MPC�s capacity to produce quality research, develop sound policies, and advocate for sensible development in Chicagoland.He has led several major policy initiatives, including spending five years on the passage of Illinois� Public Private Partnerships for Transportation Act enacted in 2011 and is actively working on bringing Bus Rapid Transit to Chicago's west side. He staffed Mayor Rahm Emanuel's Transportation and Infrastructure transition committee and currently co�chairs the Mayors Pedestrian Advisory Committee with Gabe Klein, commissioner of the Chicago Dept. of Transportation and he Chaired the Midway Advisory Panel overseeing the proposed long term lease of Midway Airport. He is also a member of the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning Transportation Committee and University of Illinois-Chicago (UIC) Campus Advisory Board.
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