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Tamer Al-Turk

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Robert L. Bertini, Ph.D., PE, CUTR Director

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Nikhil Menon, Ph.D.

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Dennis Hinebaugh, Transit Research Program Director

Director, Transit Program. BS, Social Sciences, Michigan State University, 1978. Specialties: transit system planning, bus rapid transit, rail transit planning, transitways, short and long range capital and operating planning, transit fare policy. Email:hinebaugh@cutr.usf.edu Phone:(813)974-9833…

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Lisa Staes, TSWD Program Director

Director, Transit Technical Assistance & Training Program. BS, Geography, Florida State University, 1987; AASHTO/FDOT Leadership Academy, 1997. Specialties: Federal Transit Administration programs and policies, FDOT grant programs and directives,transit safety, transit planning, transportation disadvantaged planning, and state and federal transportation legislation.

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Stephen Wachtler, TSWD Deputy Director

Senior Research Associate. MPA, University of South Florida, 2007; BBA, McKendree Business College, 1989. Specialties: maintenance management and analysis, maintenance training and curriculum development, fleet performance measurement and reporting, trend analysis, preventive maintenance planning and development.

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Juan Battle, TSWD Transit Development Manager

Senior Research Associate. MPA, University of South Florida, 2007; BBA, McKendree Business College, 1989. Specialties: maintenance management and analysis, maintenance training and curriculum development, fleet performance measurement and reporting, trend analysis, preventive maintenance planning and development.

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Nicole Tremblay

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Pei-Sung Lin, Ph.D., P.E., PTOE, FITE – Program Director

Ph.D., PE, PTOE, FITE, Director, ITS, Traffic Operations & Safety Program. PhD, Civil Engineering, University of Florida, 1995; MS, Civil Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, 1991; BS, Civil Engineering, National Chung-Hsing University, Taiwan, 1986. Specialties: ITS, traffic engineering and operations, traffic signal systems, traffic safety, pedestrian safety, transit safety, incident management, performance measures, and traffic impact studies.

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Achilleas Kourtellis, Ph.D. – Assistant Program Director

Research Associate. Ph.D., University of South Florida, 2009; M. Civil Engineering (Transportation), University of South Florida, 2006; B.S. Civil Engineering, University of South Florida, 2004. Specialties: statistical analysis, ITS implementations and in-vehicle safety devices, driver experiments for technology testing

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Seckin Ozkul, Ph.D., P.E. – Research Associate Faculty

Seckin Ozkul, Ph.D., P.E. Traffic Operations & Safety Research Associate Faculty Email: sozkul@cutr.usf.edu Phone: 813-974-0445       Education: Ph. D., Civil Engineering (Transportation), University of Florida, 2014 M.S., Civil Engineering, University of South Florida, 2009 B.S., Civil Engineering, Auburn University, 2006   Specialties: Commercial vehicle operations Survey design and conduction Freight management Freight logistics Economic impacts of freight transportation

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Zhenyu Wang, Ph.D. – Research Associate

Zhenyu Wang’s research and teaching interests focuses on transportation safety, traffic engineering and operations, intelligent transportation systems, traffic simulation, and application development in transportation engineering. Zhenyu Wang has conducted 17 funded research projects, published 11 academic papers on peer-review journals, and developed four transportation software packages for Florida DOT. He also served as instructors of graduate/undergraduate courses, reviewers for academic journals, and members of thesis/dissertation committees.

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