Study Committee Biographical Information
Les Sterman, Chairman, is Executive Director of the East-West Gateway Coordinating Council, the metropolitan planning organization for the St. Louis region. He joined the Council in 1979 and attained his current position in1983. He has served as cochairman of the National Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations, on the Transportation Research Board’s Executive Committee, and on the Steering Committee of the Surface Transportation Policy Project. He earned his M.S. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
David J. Armijo is Director of Operations for the Orange County Transportation Authority in Orange, California. He was previously Director of Contract Transit Services for Dallas Area Rapid Transit and Director of Transit for the City of Santa Fe, New Mexico. He currently serves as a board member for the California Transit Association and on the American Public Transportation Association’s Commuter Rail Committee. He earned his B.A. from San Diego State University.
David Bayliss is a transportation consultant with Halcrow Fox in London, England. Until 1999 he was Director of Planning for London Transport, where he led major planning efforts for the Docklands Light Railway, the Jubilee Line subway extension, and the Croydon Tramlink. He is a member of the Royal Academy of Engineering and has been an active participant in transportation-related activities of the World Bank and the European Union. He is a visiting professor at Imperial College, London. He earned his B.S. from the University of Manchester.
Stephen J. Del Giudice is Director of Planning and Development, Frederic R. Harris, Inc., Baltimore, Maryland. From 1991 to 1999, he was a Member of the Prince George’s County Council, Upper Marlboro, Maryland. He chaired the Council’s planning and transportation committees. In 1994 he served as Chairman of the Transportation Planning Board for the Washington Metropolitan Region. From 1985 to 1990, he was Mayor of the City of Takoma Park, Maryland, and in 1990 served as President of the Washington Metropolitan Council of Governments. He earned his J.D. from Antioch Law School and his M.A. from the University of Toledo.
Helen E. Gault is Manager of Planning and Development for the Ottawa-Carleton Regional Transit Commission, Ontario, Canada. She previously served as the Commission’s Director of Systems Planning. Before moving to Ottawa, she was a senior research associate in the Transport Operations Research Group at the University of Newcastle, England. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Durham, England.
Genevieve Giuliano is Professor in the School of Urban Planning and Development at the University of Southern California. She is a member of the Transportation Research Board’s Executive Committee and has served on several National Research Council committees, including the Committee on Improving the Future of U.S. Cities Through Improved Metropolitan Area Governance. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of California, Irvine.
Charles A. Lave is Professor of Economics and Director of the Graduate Program in Transportation Sciences at the University of California, Irvine. He was chairman of the Economics Department from 1978 to 1983 and chairman of the Faculty of Social Sciences from 1978 to 1984. He has served on several Transportation Research Board study committees and written extensively on highways, mass transit, and other modes of transportation. He earned his Ph.D. from Stanford University.
Herbert S. Levinson is a transportation consultant based in New Haven, Connecticut. He was previously Professor of Transportation at the Polytechnic University of New York and the University of Connecticut. He was Senior Vice President at Wilbur Smith and Associates, where he worked on transportation projects in the United States and abroad for more than 25 years. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and has
served on many Transportation Research Board committees and panels, including the Steering Committee for the Conference on Transportation Issues in Large U.S. Cities. He coedited the 1982 book Urban Transportation Perspectives and Prospects. He earned his B.S. from the Illinois Institute of Technology.
John R. Pucher is Professor of Urban Planning at Rutgers University, where he is also a research associate in the Transportation Policy Institute of the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center. His area of expertise is international transportation policy, economics, and finance. He coauthored the 1996 book The Urban Transportation Crisis in Europe and North America. He earned his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Jack M. Reilly is Director of Planning and Development for the Capital District Transportation Authority in Albany, New York. He is also an adjunct professor of civil engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He has served on numerous Transportation Research Board committees, including the Steering Committee for a Workshop on Transit Fare Policy and Management. He has toured and studied transit systems in Europe under the sponsorship of the German Marshall Fund of the United States. He earned his Ph.D. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Beverly A. Scott is General Manager of the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority, a statewide agency serving more than 900,000 people. She previously served as Deputy General Manager of the Washington Area Metropolitan Transit Authority, Assistant Executive Director for the New Jersey Transit Corporation, and Vice President for Surface Transportation at the New York City Transit Authority. She earned her Ph.D. from Howard University.
Joel A. Tarr is Richard S. Caliguiri Professor of Urban and Environmental History and Policy at Carnegie-Mellon University. He specializes in the study of how technology, infrastructure, and other historical factors have affected urban growth and development in the United States and abroad. He is past President of the Historical Society of the American Public Works Association. He earned his Ph.D. from Northwestern University.
Jeffrey M. Zupan is a transportation planning consultant based in Chestnut Ridge, New York. He previously served as Director of Planning for New Jersey Transit and as Chief Planner and Systems Analyst for the
Regional Plan Association. He has been a visiting professor and lecturer on urban design and transportation policy at New York University and Columbia University. He has written extensively on urban rail, land use, and public transportation policy. He earned his M.S. from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn.