agency committee that prepared the strategic plan for America’s development of intelligent transportation systems. In recent years, he has been appointed chair of several blue ribbon Maryland state committees investigating significant rail and road projects in the state. He also serves on an advisory board for the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics. Mr. Deen holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Kentucky and a certificate from Yale University’s Bureau of Highway Traffic.
Joel P. Ettinger is currently Executive Director of the New York Metropolitan Transportation Council, the transportation planning organization for the New York metropolitan region. Before that appointment, he was Regional Administrator for the Federal Transit Administration in Chicago, with responsibility for federal transit activities in the states of Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin. Between 1976 and 1981, he served as Chief of the Analysis Division in the Headquarters Office of the Urban Mass Transportation Administration (UMTA), where he was responsible for managing the alternatives analysis program for major urban mass transit investments. Mr. Ettinger joined the federal government in 1968 as a highway engineer trainee in FHWA. He completed an 18-month training program that included assignments at FHWA regional and division offices and at the Puget Sound Governmental Conference, the metropolitan planning organization in Seattle, Washington. He joined UMTA in 1971 as a Transportation Planner in the Headquarters Office and helped administer UMTA’s planning program for urban areas and states. He received a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the City College of New York and a master of science degree in transportation planning from Northwestern University.
David R. Gehr is Senior Vice President, Highway Markets, for Parsons Brinckerhoff (PB), providing marketing guidance and technical expertise to PB’s highway-related pursuits and ongoing projects and developing strategies for growth in the firm’s highway portfolio. Previously Mr. Gehr worked for the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) from 1971 to 1999. He held several senior executive positions at VDOT, including District Engineer, Director of Operations, Chief Engineer, and Assistant Commissioner for Operations. In 1994 he was appointed