Study Committee Biographical Information

Arnim H. Meyburg, Chair, is Professor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Cornell University, where he has been a faculty member for more than 30 years. He is also Director of the Transportation Infrastructure Research Consortium of the New York State Department of Transportation, a position he has held since 1995. Dr. Meyburg’s research interests include the development and use of models for planning passenger and freight movements; improved methods for surveying travel behavior intended for the development of travel behavior models; and the economics of transportation regulations, infrastructure, and systems management. He is a member of the National Research Council (NRC) Committee to Review the Bureau of Transportation Statistics’ Survey Programs and recently prepared the conference synthesis for the November 2001 meeting, “Data Needs in the Changing World of Logistics and Freight Transportation,” held in Saratoga Springs, New York. Dr. Meyburg holds a B.A. (equivalent) from the Free University of Berlin, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Northwestern University.


Paul H. Bingham is a principal with Global Insight, Inc., where he manages consulting work for the company’s global trade and transportation group. He has 19 years of experience in economic analyses of domestic and international freight transportation and is a specialist in freight transportation data. His work for public- and private-sector clients has included studies on the evolution of freight markets, patterns of international trade flows, and the economics of transportation infrastructure projects. He has managed freight forecasts for more than a dozen state departments of transportation or port authorities and several large metropolitan planning organizations. Mr. Bingham chairs the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Committee on Freight Transportation Data and was a member of the NRC Committee for the Study of Freight Transportation Capacity for the Next Century. He holds a B.S. in economics.



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A Concept for a National Freight Data Program: Special Report 276 Study Committee Biographical Information Arnim H. Meyburg, Chair, is Professor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Cornell University, where he has been a faculty member for more than 30 years. He is also Director of the Transportation Infrastructure Research Consortium of the New York State Department of Transportation, a position he has held since 1995. Dr. Meyburg’s research interests include the development and use of models for planning passenger and freight movements; improved methods for surveying travel behavior intended for the development of travel behavior models; and the economics of transportation regulations, infrastructure, and systems management. He is a member of the National Research Council (NRC) Committee to Review the Bureau of Transportation Statistics’ Survey Programs and recently prepared the conference synthesis for the November 2001 meeting, “Data Needs in the Changing World of Logistics and Freight Transportation,” held in Saratoga Springs, New York. Dr. Meyburg holds a B.A. (equivalent) from the Free University of Berlin, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Northwestern University. Paul H. Bingham is a principal with Global Insight, Inc., where he manages consulting work for the company’s global trade and transportation group. He has 19 years of experience in economic analyses of domestic and international freight transportation and is a specialist in freight transportation data. His work for public- and private-sector clients has included studies on the evolution of freight markets, patterns of international trade flows, and the economics of transportation infrastructure projects. He has managed freight forecasts for more than a dozen state departments of transportation or port authorities and several large metropolitan planning organizations. Mr. Bingham chairs the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Committee on Freight Transportation Data and was a member of the NRC Committee for the Study of Freight Transportation Capacity for the Next Century. He holds a B.S. in economics.

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A Concept for a National Freight Data Program: Special Report 276 Kenneth D. Boyer is Professor of Economics at Michigan State University, a position he has held since 1984. His current research focuses on the economics of transportation, the economics of antitrust and regulation, and the measurement of the costs and benefits of activity within geographic networks. His recent publications include papers on truck-ing deregulation, the effects of the North American Free Trade Agreement, and spatial techniques for analyzing transportation demand, and a textbook, Principles of Transportation Economics. Dr. Boyer is a member of the Industrial Organization Society and the Transportation and Public Utilities Group of the American Economic Association. He has served on several NRC committees, including the Committee for the Study of Public Policy for Surface Freight Transportation, which prepared the report Paying Our Way: Estimating Marginal Social Costs of Freight Transportation (TRB Special Report 246). He holds a B.A. from Amherst College and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Michigan, all in economics. Robert Costello is the Chief Economist and Vice President for the American Trucking Associations (ATA), the national trade association for the trucking industry. In this position, he manages all ATA’s collection, analysis, and dissemination of trucking economic information, including several monthly trucking economic indicators, motor carrier financial and operating data, and an annual freight transportation forecast. He also conducts economic analyses of proposed regulations and legislation affecting the trucking industry. Prior to joining ATA, Mr. Costello was an economist with Joel Popkin & Company in Washington, D.C., an economic consulting firm specializing in the analysis of wages, inflation, and macroeconomic trends. He holds a B.A. degree from Winona State University in Winona, Minnesota, and a master’s degree from the University of Northern Iowa. David L. Ganovski is Director of Rail Freight Services with the Maryland Department of Transportation. He administers statewide railroad issues and is the state’s primary consultative resource on matters relating to freight movements, particularly by rail. He served on the Maryland Governor’s merger task force that managed the recent breakup of Con-

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A Concept for a National Freight Data Program: Special Report 276 rail. Mr. Ganovski has participated in several United States–European Union intermodal summit meetings on rail movement and infrastructure planning; he also cochairs the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials’ rail subcommittee infrastructure task force. Before joining the Maryland Department of Transportation, Mr. Ganovski held management positions with CSX Transportation in Baltimore, Richmond, Pittsburgh, Houston, and Jacksonville. He was responsible for a range of sales, marketing, operations, and operations planning activities, and for many years he was involved in the CSX “Total Quality Process.” Mr. Ganovski majored in transportation law and regulation at the University of Baltimore and holds a Certificate of Transportation Management, also from the University of Baltimore. J. Susie Lahsene is transportation planning manager for the Port of Portland, Oregon. She manages transportation and logistics planning, transportation capital planning, and resource acquisition for the port’s surface transportation system. She chairs the TRB Committee on Urban Freight Transportation and is a founding member of the Portland Chapter of the Women’s Transportation Seminar. Ms. Lahsene holds a B.A. in urban studies and a master’s degree in urban and regional planning, both from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and an M.B.A. from the University of Portland. Catherine T. Lawson is Assistant Professor in Geography and Planning at the State University of New York at Albany, and Interim Director of the university’s Master’s Program in Urban and Regional Planning. Her research and teaching interests include freight and archived intelligent transportation systems, geographic information systems, transportation planning, and spatial analysis and statistical applications. She recently completed a project for the Oregon Department of Transportation on the development of an effective methodology to survey the freight community and is currently working with the Washington State Department of Transportation on the formulation of performance measures for freight movements in the I-5 corridor using In-Transit Visibility tech-

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A Concept for a National Freight Data Program: Special Report 276 nologies. Dr. Lawson holds a B.A. in economics and accounting from Western Washington University, master’s degrees in applied economics and urban and regional planning from Portland State University, and a Ph.D. in urban studies and regional science, also from Portland State University. Robert E. Martínez is Vice President, Marketing Services and International with Norfolk Southern Corporation, which owns Norfolk Southern Railway Company, a major freight railroad. From 1994 to 1998, Dr. Martínez was the Secretary of Transportation in the Commonwealth of Virginia with oversight responsibility for the development and implementation of Virginia’s transportation program. He also had management and budgetary responsibility for the commonwealth’s Department of Transportation, Department of Motor Vehicles, Department of Aviation, Department of Rail and Public Transportation, and Port Authority. His previous positions include Manager of Strategic Planning at Norfolk Southern Corporation and Associate Deputy Secretary of Transportation with the U.S. Department of Transportation. Dr. Martínez holds a B.A. degree from Columbia University, an M.A. degree in international relations from Yale University, and a Ph.D. degree in political science, also from Yale. Robert Tardif is a senior planner with the Ontario Ministry of Transportation in Downsview, Canada. He has 17 years of experience in transportation planning, with emphasis on demand forecasting and strategic studies. In recent years, his work has focused on the conduct and analysis of commercial vehicle surveys, and he was the project manager for Ontario’s 1999 Commercial Vehicle Survey. This activity involved developing partnerships with New York and Michigan through the Eastern Transportation Border Coalition to jointly fund data collection at international gateways. Mr. Tardif has developed models for forecasting future freight flows to assist the Ministry of Transportation in its planning and capital allocation processes. He holds a diploma in civil engineering technology from Humber College and has completed several transportation planning courses at the University of Toronto.

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A Concept for a National Freight Data Program: Special Report 276 C. Michael Walton is Professor of Civil Engineering and holds the Ernest H. Cockrell Centennial Chair in Engineering at the University of Texas. He also has a joint academic appointment in the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs. Dr. Walton is actively involved in developing and defining transportation policy through his research, publications, and national service to government and industry. He has contributed to more than 200 publications in the areas of intelligent transportation systems; freight transport; and transportation engineering, planning, policy, and economics. He is a founding member of the Intelligent Transportation Society of America and currently serves as Chair of its Board of Directors. Dr. Walton is a past chair of the TRB Executive Committee and a member of the National Academy of Engineering. He holds a B.S. from the Virginia Military Institute and master’s and Ph.D. degrees from North Carolina State University, all in civil engineering.