José Holguin-Veras, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Albany, New York
Dr. Holguín-Veras is the William H. Hart Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Director of the Center for Infrastructure, Transportation, and the Environment. His research interests are: intermodal freight transportation, humanitarian logistics, freight demand modeling, transportation planning, and transportation economics. Dr. Holguín-Veras is the author of numerous peer reviewed papers on transportation economics, freight transportation, and transportation planning; and one of the most widely published and cited freight transportation researchers in the world. Besides being nominated by the Governor and confirmed by the New York State Senate as a member of the Thruway Authority/Canal Corporation Boards in May 2010, he is the recipient of a number of national awards, including the Milton Pikarsky Memorial Award, the Robert Kerker Award, and the National Science Foundation’s CAREER Award, for his contributions to freight transportation modeling and economics.
Andreas Kossak, Kossak Research & Consulting, Hamburg, Germany
Dr. Andreas Kossak is a transport engineer and town planner. Managing his own research and consulting company for nearly 30 years, Andreas is active in all transport sectors - specializing in strategic and political policy, infrastructure financing, infrastructure project assessment and PPPs. He served as a permanent advisor to the German High Commission on “Financing the Federal Transport Infrastructure” and was a member of the “Expert Group on Interurban Roads” - EU network “Implementing Pricing Reforms in Transport”. Andreas is a member of the “Committee on Congestion Pricing” , Transportation Research Board of the US National Academies of Sciences, and scientific advisor of the recently appointed German National Commission on the “Future of Financing/ Funding the Transport Infrastructure”. Prior to setting up his own firm, he was department-head and partner of the Free Planning Group Berlin GmbH for a decade and held the post of managing director of a Transit Research Company for 5 years. Andreas studied Civil Engineering and Town-Planning at the Technical University of Berlin and received his PhD in engineering from the Technical University of Darmstadt.
Stephen Laskowski, Ontario Trucking Association, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
As Senior Vice President at the Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) and the Canadian Trucking Alliance, Stephen performs a leading role in the day-to-day operation and strategic planning of the two organizations. A passionate and knowledgeable defender of industry interests since joining the OTA in 1994, Stephen is well regarded for his understanding of intermodal, environmental, tax and border issues. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from McMaster University and a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Western Ontario.
Robin Lindsey, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Dr. Lindsey's research interests include road pricing, traffic congestion models, paying for roads, traveler risk aversion and advanced traveler information systems. He has participated in several European Union projects concerned with efficient transportation pricing, usage of user charge revenues, and institutional factors in transport policy implementation. Dr. Lindsey has also studied private provision of roads and other topics related to market structure and efficiency. He holds a Ph.D in economics from Princeton University as well as an M.A. and B.A. (Economics and Physics) from Queen's University.
Murray McLeod, Transportation Performance Solutions, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Murray McLeod is a transportation engineer in private practice and brings experience with highway, urban transit, high speed rail, marine and aviation planning and intermodal analysis from both a passenger and goods movement perspective. He is a specialist in transportation demand and supply modelling and market analysis, performance analysis and metrics, economic performance, benefit cost analysis and evaluation. Murray's career spans all three levels of government in Canada (Transport Canada, Ontario Ministry of Transportation and Peel Region) and he has consulted widely. While at the MTO, he led the development of a new benefit cost analysis system for the capital investment program for Ontario’s highway system. Murray holds a Masters of Engineering degree in Aerospace Studies from the University of Toronto and a special Civil Engineering degree in Transportation Systems from M.I.T. He recently received the Award for Service from the Transportation Association of Canada.
Ian Parry, International Monetary Fund, Washington, DC, USA
Dr. Ian Parry is a Technical Assistance Advisor (Climate Change and Environment) in the Fiscal Affairs Department of the International Monetary Fund. He was previously at Resources for the Future where he was the first appointee to the Allen V. Kneese Chair in Environmental Economics. His research focuses on climate and environmental policy, transportation policy, and energy policy. In recent work he has studied the cost-effectiveness of alternative climate mitigation policies; the appropriate balance between environmental taxes and broader fiscal policies; climate policy and technological innovation; the taxation of motor vehicles and fuels to reduce externalities; the optimal pricing of public transit systems; and the cost-effectiveness of policies to reduce oil dependence. He holds a PhD in economics from the University of Chicago and a MA in economics from Warwick University in Coventry, UK.
Lisa Salsberg, Metrolinx, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Lisa Salsberg is the Manager of Systems Planning and Strategic Policy at Metrolinx, the Regional Transportation Authority for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. Lisa is a planner and an MBA with over 15 years’ experience working at the City of Toronto, the Greater Toronto Services Board and the Ontario Ministries of Public Infrastructure Renewal and Transportation. She has led numerous transportation and growth management planning projects in her career, including developing the policies for the Provincial Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, which won the prestigious Daniel Burnham Award from the American Planning Association in 2007.
Wayne Scott, HOOF&CYCLE Courier Coalition, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Wayne Scott is a green transportation activist and writer. Beginning in 1981, and for much of the next quarter century, he worked the streets of Toronto as a foot, bike and transit messenger. In 1996, Wayne co-founded the HOOF&CYCLE Courier Coalition, an internationally recognized, active transport workers' guild that advocates for an inter-modal transportation system that better accommodates a more sustainable, healthier lifestyle. He lobbied Revenue Canada for eighteen years and, in 1998, won the right to have the extra food that foot and bike couriers require for fuel recognized as a tax-deductible expense. In addition, Wayne helped establish the City's Pedestrian Committee and acted as that advisory committee’s longest serving member ever, including an eighteen-month term as co-chair. He has also worked as a Toronto City Cycling Ambassador and run twice as a federal Green Party candidate in the riding of Davenport.
David Turnbull, Canadian Courier & Logistics Association, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Courier & Logistics Association in October 2006, David Turnbull represents and advances the interests of couriers and time-sensitive logistics service providers operating in Canada. A former cabinet minister and member of the Ontario Legislature from 1990 to 2003, Mr. Turnbull held various government roles including Minister of Transportation, Solicitor General and Associate Minister of Enterprise, Opportunity and Innovation, Chief Government Whip and Minister Without Portfolio. Prior to entering politics, Mr. Turnbull was president of Turnbull-Luetolf Ltd, which he resumed after leaving government. He also served as a director of the Swiss Canadian Chamber of Commerce (Ontario) Inc. Mr. Turnbull is a graduate of the Canadian Institute of Management and St. Margaret’s University in Scotland.