Policy and Planning for Innovative Transportation
11:00 - 12:00 PM
The prospects of business models that treat mobility as a service, emerging technologies and propulsion systems, and ultimately automated vehicles, coupled with economic and demographic changes, create an extraordinarily challenging planning environment. Dr. Polzin will explore how future transportation projects and services may have far different impacts than is currently the case, and how planners may be challenged by estimating novel forms of impact and overcoming the prevailing perceptions of professionals, policy makers, and the public.
Dr. Polzin is the Director of Mobility Policy Research at the Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) at the University of South Florida, and he is also responsible for coordinating the Center's involvement in the University's educational program. He carries out research in mobility analysis, public transportation, travel behavior, planning process development, and transportation decision-making. Dr. Polzin is on the editorial board of the Journal of Public Transportation and serves on several Transportation Research Board and APTA Committees. He recently completed several years of service on the board of directors of the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (Tampa, Florida) and the Hillsborough County MPO's board of directors. Dr. Polzin worked for transit agencies in Chicago (RTA), Cleveland (GCRTA), and Dallas (DART) before joining the University of South Florida in 1988. He is a Civil Engineer with a BSCE from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and master's and Ph.D. degrees from Northwestern University.