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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. – Reseach Associate

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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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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Jason Jackman, MPA – Research Associate

  Jason Jackman, MPA Traffics Operations & Safety Research Associate Email: Jackman@cutr.usf.edu Phone: 813-974-6065       Education: Masters of Public Administration, University of South Florida, 2012 B.A., Technical and Professional Writing, University of South Florida, 2005   Specialties: University Safety Outreach and Education Transportation Demand Management Safe Routes to School Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Grant Writing Project Management Technical Writing

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Cong Chen, Ph.D – Research Associate

  Cong Chen, Ph.D Research Associate Email: congchen1@cutr.usf.edu Tel: 813-974-2344     Dr. Cong Chen is a research associate with the ITS, Traffic Operation and Safety Program at CUTR. He received his Ph.D. degree in transportation engineering from the University of New Mexico in 2015, and his research focuses on traffic crash modeling and safety analysis, advanced traffic safety model development,

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Michael Bato – Student Research Assistant

Michael is an Undergraduate Research Assistant majoring in Industrial Engineering. He is pursuing the 5-Year Accelerated Master’s Program and is expected to graduate in Spring 2015. He began working with the Center of Urban Transportation in 2012 as a recruiter for the SHRP 2 Naturalistic Driving Study. He has also worked on several other studies like the Determination of Speed Limits on USF Tampa Campus and Pedestrian Program Evaluation and Data Collection. He is currently working on the Prevention of Incorrect Turns at Highway-rail Grade and Street Lighting Measurements on Selected Corridors in FDOT district 7.

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Qiong Shan Chen – ITS Educational Outreach Coordinator

Qiong Shan Chen Email: qiong@cutr.usf.edu       Ms. Chen was hired as an Undergraduate Research Assistant for the Center of Urban Transportation Research to work on Florida’s Comprehensive Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety project, funded by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). Her responsibilities included surveying, observing, and analyzing pedestrian and bicycle behavior throughout the state of Florida. She was

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