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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Steven Polzin, Ph.D., Program Director, Mobility Policy Research

PE, Director, Mobility Research Program. PhD, Civil Engineering, Transportation, Northwestern University, 1986; MSCE, Urban Systems Engineering, Northwestern, 1976; BSCE, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1974. Specialties: public transportation, public policy analysis, transportation planning, systems evaluation, planning process design, mobility analysis.

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Joel Volinski, NCTR Program Director

I’m the Director of the National Center for Transit Research (NCTR) at CUTR, one of the 22 federally funded University Transportation Centers in the United States. In this capacity I manage the research selection process, review all reports, present results of research, produce annual reports and semi-annual performance reports of the Center’s activities, represent the Center at meetings with federal and state agencies and with peers and partners within the UTC community, develop the strategic plan for the Center and all competitive applications for continued designation as a UTC.

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