This first issue of Innovations for Tomorrow's Transportation is a result of research conducted for and discussed at a workshop held on January 9, 2009. The workshop included a diverse group of leaders in the transportation research field, who are listed below. Without the valuable contributions and insight of this group, this issue would not have been possible.
- Ken Adler, EPA
- Jennifer Ahlin, VDOT
- Sherri Alston, FHWA
- Victor Aragonés, FRA
- Paul Argyropoulos, EPA
- Jack Basso, AASHTO
- Paul Bingham, Global Insight
- Ken Boyer, Michigan State University
- Dan Brand, Charles River Associates
- Joe Bryan, Halcrow
- David Carlson, FHWA
- Bill Cowart, Cambridge Systematics, Inc.
- Cindy Essenmacher, FHWA
- Cristiano Facanha, ICF
- Jonathan Gifford, George Mason University
- Bruce Griesenbeck, Sacramento Area Council of Governments
- Ben Hawkinson, FHWA
- Damon Hill, ENO Foundation
- Michael Johnsen, FMCSA
- Robert Kafalenos, FHWA
- Anthony Kane, AASHTO
- Peter Kissinger, AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety
- David Kuehn, FHWA
- Michael Lawrence, Jack Faucett, Joung Lee, AASHTO
- William Linde, FHWA
- Steve Lockwood, PB Americas
- Becky Lupes, FHWA
- April Marchese, FHWA
- Gary Maring, Cambridge Systematics, Inc.
- Regina McElroy, FHWA
- Michael Onder, FHWA
- Mary Phillips, FHWA
- Ben Pierce, Battelle
- Robert Poole, Reason Foundation
- Jeff Price, FHWA
- Sherry Riklin, FTA
- Ben Ritchey, Battelle
- Mark Sarmietto, FHWA
- Craig Secrest, High Street Consulting
- Darren Timothy, FHWA
- Mary Lynn Tischer, VDOT
- Diane Turchetta, FHWA
- Jack Wells, DOT
- Porter Wheeler, Maryland Transportation Authority
- Karen White, FHWA
The workshop was facilitated by the presentation and guidance of six workshop participants, each of whom prepared one of the briefing papers included in this issue of Innovations. A brief biography for each speaker is provided below.
Steve Lockwood provides a unique combination of policy, finance, program, and technology knowledge and over 35 years of applications experience. He has special expertise in transportation-related institutional development and serves as consultant to state governments and associations. Prior to joining PB Americas, he served for three years as the senior Federal Highway Administration Policy Officer, two years as Director of the Transportation 2020 Coalition and over 15 years as a principal-in-charge leading highway and transit planning projects.
Paul Argyropoulos is a Senior Policy Advisor in EPA's Office of Transportation and Air Quality. He is responsible for providing advice and analysis to the Office Director on a broad range of transportation program issues with a focus on fuels. He chaired EPA's intra-agency work group for the first renewable fuels standard program and currently chairs the workgroup responsible for developing the new renewable fuels standard rule required under the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007.
Christiano Facanha is a transportation engineer with 10 years of experience in the freight transportation industry. Most of his work focuses on transportation modeling to evaluate the energy and environmental impacts of freight transportation. Dr. Facanha currently is employed by ICF International where he has evaluated emission models to better quantify emissions from freight transportation.
Bruce Griesenbeck has 20 years of experience in transportation planning and travel demand modeling, working directly for public agencies. He is currently the Principal Transportation Analyst for the Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG), and leads the transportation forecasting and analysis team and the transportation monitoring team. Over the last three years, he has led the development and implementation of SACOG's regional activity-based travel demand model, the first such model to be based on parcel-level land use data.
Joe Bryan is a Vice President for the surface freight transportation practice of Halcrow in Boston, MA, with over 25 years of experience in the field. He possesses broad practical experience in freight carrier management in multiple modes and has been a substantial contributor to the development of public and public-private freight planning in the United States. Mr. Bryan is an author of the original AASHTO Freight Rail Bottom Line Report and has contributed to subsequent series on logistics and multi-modal freight.
Dan Brand is a Senior Consultant to CRA International and has chaired three TRB standing committees: Passenger Travel Demand Forecasting, New Transportation Systems and Technology, and ITS. Mr. Brand has provided assistance in travel demand forecasting and planning to agencies in nearly every major city in the United States and cities in Europe and Asia. Prior to his 30 year career at CRA, Mr. Brand was the Massachusetts Undersecretary of Transportation.