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Office of Transportation Policy Studies Staff Directory

1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
8th Floor
Routing Code: HPTS
Fax Number: (202) 366-3297
Hours of Operations: Monday through Friday, 7:30am to 6:00pm EST

Name, Title, Phone Number Primary Responsibilities Backup Contact
Mary Lynn Tischer
Director
(202) 366-9232
Lead HPTS program of research supporting transportation policy development. Ross Crichton
(202) 366-5027
Janet Hanley
Program Support Assistant
(202) 366-9233
Administrative office support

Investment and Economic Analysis Team

Name, Title, Phone Number Primary Responsibilities Backup Contact
Ross Crichton
Team Leader
(202) 366-5027
Lead development of biennial "Status of the Nation's Highways, Bridges and Transit: Conditions and Performance" Report to Congress (C&P Report). Conduct highway needs and investment analysis. Manage HPTS research program. David Luskin
(202) 366-6597
Steven Sissel
Highway Engineer
(202) 366-5764
Project Manager for National Bridge Investment Analysis System (NBIAS). Co-author of "Status of the Nation's Highway, Bridges and Transit: Conditions and Performance" Report to Congress (C&P Report). Highway needs and Investment analysis and related research. Ross Crichton
(202) 366-5027
David Luskin
Economist
(202) 366-6597
Transportation economics and finance, and regulatory analysis. Project Manager for Highway Economic Requirements System (HERS). Co-author of "Status of the Nation's Highways, Bridge And Transit: Conditions and Performance" Report to Congress (C&P Report). Highway Needs and investment analysis and related Research.
Rabinder Bains
Economist
(202) 366-2073
Research and analysis of macroeconomic, microeconomic issues. Co-author of "Status of the Nation's Highways, Bridges and Transit: Conditions and Performance" Report to Congress (C&P Report). Performance Management.
Karen White
Transportation Specialist
(202) 366-9474
Macroeconomic, microeconomic and industry analysis and research. Rabinder Bains
(202) 366-2073

Policy Analysis Team

Name, Title, Phone Number Primary Responsibilities Backup Contact
Max Azizi
Team Leader
(202) 366-9237
Lead the development of analytic tools and data systems for policy analysis and evaluation. Conduct research study to assess emerging issues that may affect transportation policy. Ben Hawkinson
(202) 366-5044
Getachew Mekonnen
Research Analyst
(202) 366-9254
National level studies related to transportation infrastructure, highway user fee and financing, cost allocation, and truck size and weight studies. Max Azizi
(202) 366-9237
Benjamin Hawkinson
Program Analyst
(202) 366-5044
Manage and monitor a broad program of transportation policy studies concerning the infrastructure needs and transportation resources. Manage/participates in national-level analyses of transportation infrastructure, highway user fee and financing and highway cost allcoation related policy studies.

Strategic Management Team

Name, Title, Phone Number Primary Responsibilities Backup Contact
Woody Stanley
Team Leader
(202) 366-9070
Support the development and use of the FHWA Strategic Plans, performance-based budgets and reports. Mary Lynn Tischer
(202) 366-9232
Mary Lynn Tischer
Director, HPTS
(202) 366-9232
Co-chair Performance Planning Steering Committee Woody Stanley
(202) 366-9070

Transportation Futures Team

Name, Title, Phone Number Primary Responsibilities Backup Contact
Heather Rose
Team Leader
(202) 366-5060
Manage the development of Policy research programs, outreach and coordination, and leadership in policy research. Erica Interrante
202) 366-5048
Erica Interrante
Transportation Specialist
(202) 366-5048
Manage transportation studies related to emerging issues in the areas of travel behavior, transportation planning and support of new technology initiatives. Heather Rose
(202) 366-5060
Melanie Becker
Transportation Specialist
(202) 366-6904
Manage transportation futures studies in the areas of performance management, rural futures, land use, and travel demand Erica Interrante
(202) 366-5048
Marc Paladini
Statistician
(202) 366-1203
Manage transportation futures studies in the areas of demographics, performance management, and emerging social and Behavioral trends.

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