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Transportation and Traffic Engineering Expert Serve as a litigation consultant and frequently provide advice at the initial stages of a legal matter for impartial input that can make the crucial difference between success and failure.  Ability to explain complex issues in layman terms, suggest strategies, investigate and uncover facts.  Typical assignments include: depositions and courtroom testimony; accident and safety analysis; evaluation and study report; interpret industry and government rules, regulations, guidelines, controls, training, policies, procedures and standards; pedestrian/passenger injuries and fatalities (subway, commuter rail, AMTRAK, light rail, transit bus, commuter bus, intercity bus, ferry, cruise ship, bicycle, motorcycle, commercial vehicle, roadway and intermodal terminal); school bus and student safety (bus stop, walking and occupant), vehicle speed, time and braking distance; railroad-grade crossings (vehicle and pedestrian); slips, trips, missteps and falls (vehicle, walking area,pathway, escalator, elevator, ramp, stairway and height); passenger terminal, station and platform safety, human factors in pedestrian and vehicle interaction (perception-response and fatigue); vehicle operator human errors and mishaps; environmental issues; lighting; geometric design (highways and streets); information technology, signage and communication systems; work zone and workplace safety; traffic regulations and controls (intersection, signage, roadway markings, traffic signals and access management)

Consulting Established a reputation as a leading expert and educator in transportation and logistics planning, design, engineering, construction, maintenance, operations and management.  Background encompasses urban and regional transportation, intermodal transportation, passenger and freight terminal facilities, traffic impact, trip generation, trip distribution, parking, bus and rail transit, highways, air transportation, economics, performance standards, modeling and simulation, transportation algorithms and network analysis, hazardous materials, traffic and environmental safety, health and safety, commuter rail, human factors, construction technology, infrastructure maintenance and rehabilitation, international transportation management, facility and supply chain management, goods movement, marine transportation, port development and operations, airport development and operations.  Conducted corridor analyses, transportation feasibility studies, and environmental impact assessments.  Planned and managed capital construction projects.  Established new transportation technologies and systems.

Recent Assignments Platform to railcar gap accidents; pedestrians on railroad right-of-way; passenger falling from platform onto active track; passenger struck by train while standing on platform; pedestrian struck by train while standing on or near railroad track; youngsters walking on railroad track; pedestrian and train collision; vehicle and train (light rail, commuter rail and motor vehicle) collision; pedestrian and vehicle collision, railroad grade-crossing safety and sight distance; vehicle operator and sight distance; railroad right-of-way fence collapse; metal plate in curb cut; train and light rail jerk while in station and in motion; failure to follow job rules and regulations; premature railcar door closing/opening; terminal and station crowd management; information technology and communication systems; operation of terminals, stations, parking and intermodal facilities; human factors and errors in operating vehicles (train, light rail, commercial vehicle, bus, school bus, cog train); highway intersection and crosswalk safety; bicycle master planning and safe operations; work zone and work place safety (pedestrians, workers, vehicles, OSHA, FELA and Jones Act); safe bus stops, shelter locations and design; accommodations for the elderly and disabled; vehicle securement systems for the disabled, school bus passenger safety and security, school bus stop location, safety, routing, roles and responsibilities.

General Management Managed, organized, bureaus, divisions, units, project teams and task forces, as well as a private practice with full profit and loss responsibility.  Developed short- and long-range strategic and business plans. Formulated policies, procedures, systems and controls.  Reviewed and streamlined operations to improve overall productivity and efficiency.  Directed up to 800 managerial, professional, and technical and support personnel.  Recruited, hired and trained all levels of staff and consultants.  Forecasted and developed operating and capital budgets.  Organized and monitored special events and other projects.  Cultivated and maintained an excellent rapport with clients and associates. 

Communications and Public Affairs Planned and conducted major presentations, proposals, speeches and lectures to small and large audiences consisting of members from government, academia, business and the general public.  Chaired numerous task forces, committees, executive meetings and public hearings.  Represented top government officials, acted as media spokesperson, conducting numerous interviews on live national television and radio, as well as with print journalists.  Oversaw media relations including the review of press releases and other information dissemination.  Wrote and edited numerous reports, studies and columns for major publications, journals, newspapers and scholarly periodicals.  Interfaced with federal, state and local legislators, agencies and commissions.

Consulting and Business Development Customized programs and strategies to suit the objectives and requirements of diverse clients, including corporations, governments and academic institutions both in the US and abroad.  Advisor on privatization, asset management, resource utilization and the free market economy.  Effective and competent expert witness who can deal with technical complexities in the courtroom.  Identified new business opportunities, joint ventures, through extensive market research, comprehensive interviews with clients, analysis and forecasting.  Negotiated numerous contracts and agreements.  Established and maintained contacts with high-level officials and executives both in the private and public sectors on a global scale.  Traveled extensively acquiring an understanding of customs, cultural nuances, business and academic practices (Europe, Former Soviet Union, Middle East, Central America, Caribbean and Far East).


  • Designed and implemented innovative management information system and formal analyses techniques, establishing standards of performance.
  • Contributed to a significant improvement in the management of private transportation operations, by developing an organization structure complete with goals, objectives, and position descriptions.
  • Pioneered research programs in transportation planning, engineering and management.
  • Established an international network of educators to promote work/study exchanges with the United States to enhance and promote understanding and good will among nations.
  • Garnered recognition and numerous honors, awards, nominations and appointments for outstanding contributions to the private industry, public sector and academic world.
  • Established education and training programs with Eastern Europe, China, Central Asia and Russia.
  • Establishing programs for minority students in science, mathematics and technology.
  • Founder of nationally and internationally recognized pre-college programs in math and science.
  • Directed a $100 million capital improvement program designed to improve overall efficiency while reducing operating and maintenance costs.
  • Founder and first President, International Marine Transit Association and Metropolitan Association of Urban Designers and Environmental Planners, forum for interdisciplinary technology exchange.


  • Experts’ Transportation Group, Transportation Consultants, 1988 – July, 2015
  • New York City Department of Transportation, New York, NY, 1970 - 1988
  • Chief of Transit Planning/Administrative Engineer, 1984 - 1988
  • Bureau of Ferries and Aviation
  • Administrative Engineer, 1982 - 1984
  • Assistant Commissioner/Executive Director, 1976 - 1982
  • Central Staff
  • Director of Planning and Research, 1970 - 1976
  • New York State Office of Planning Coordination, New York, NY, 1967 - 1970
  • Associate Transportation Planner
  • New York State Department of Transportation, New York, NY, 1963 - 1967
  • Transportation Planning Engineer
  • New York City Transit Authority, New York, NY, 1962 - 1963
  • Junior Engineer, Construction Division (Summer and Spring Semester Internship)
  • New York City Department of Health, Environmental Division, New York, NY, 1961
  • Engineering Technician (Summer Internship)
  • Essential Demolition Company, Brooklyn, NY, 1958 – 1960
  • Field Supervisor (Summer Internship)


  • Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL, 2005 – 2006
  • Distinguished Professor and Director, Center for Intermodal Transportation Safety and Security, 2005 - 2006
  • Deputy Executive Director, University Consortium for Intermodal Transportation Safety and Security, 2005 - 2006
  • Dowling College, Oakdale, NY, 1994 – 2005
  • Professor of Aviation and Transportation, School of Aviation and Transportation, 1994 - 2005
  • Department Coordinator, 1994 – 2002
  • Academic Chair, School of Aviation and Transportation, September 2001
  • Executive Director, Intermodal Transportation Research Institute, 1996 - 2000
  • Interim Dean, School of Aviation and Transportation, July - August 1996
  • United States Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, NY, 2001 – 2002
  • Lecturer in Transportation Management, Global Maritime and Transportation School
  • City University of New York, New York, NY, 1972 - 1994
  • Senior Research Fellow, School of Education, The City College, 1993 - 1994
  • Research Associate, The Bronx Community College and The City College, 1991 - 1994 
  • Visiting Professor, School of Education, The City College, 1990 - 1991
  • Visiting Professor, Schools of Engineering and Education, The City College, 1989 - 1990
  • Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Transportation Systems, The City College, 1988 - 1989
  • Adjunct Professor of Transportation Engineering, The City College, 1988 - 1989
  • Adjunct Professor of Transportation Management, NYC Technical College, 1986 - 1989
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor of Management, College of Staten Island, 1979 - 1980
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor of Transportation, City College, 1972 - 1973
  • New York Institute of Technology, New York, NY, 1976 - 1978
  • Adjunct Professor of Management
  • St. John's University, Staten Island, NY, 1973 - 1976
  • Assistant Professor of Transportation


  • Polytechnic Institute of New York (NYU-Poly), New York, NY
  • Ph.D. in Transportation Planning and Engineering 
  • (Minors: Management and Operation Research), 1985
  • M.S.T.P. in Transportation Planning, 1971
  • City College, Bernard Baruch School of Business, New York, NY  
  • MBA in Industrial Management for Engineers, 1967
  • City College, School of Engineering, New York, NY
  • BCE in Civil Engineering, 1963


  • Professional Engineer: New York, New Jersey
  • American Institute of Certified Planners, Charter Member
  • American Planning Association, Member
  • American Public Transit Association, Member Technical Committees (Public Safety, Rail Safety and Security, Rail Safety, Bus Safety and Rail Standards Policy and Planning)
  • American Railway Engineering and Maintenance of Way Association, Member Technical Committees 11 and 12
  • American Society for Engineering Education, Past Member
  • American Society of Safety Engineers, Member Transportation Practice Specialty
  • American Society for Transportation and Logistics/Merged with APICS, Academic Member
  • American Society of Civil Engineers, Fellow and Member Transportation Education and Security Committees
  • American National Standards Institute, Member
  • Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals, Member
  • ASTM, International, Member Technical Committee F13 and Task Group D11.20.01 (Recycled Rubber)
  • Charter Institute of Logistics and Transport (Great Britain), Charter Member
  • Council of Logistics Management, Past Member
  • Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies, Past Member
  • Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Surface Transportation Technical Group, Member
  • Intelligent Transportation Society of New York State, Past Member
  • Intermodal Council, American Trucking Association, Past Member
  • Institute of Transportation Engineers, Member
  • Intermodal Association of North America, Past Member
  • Intermodal Freight Technology Working Group (FHWA), Past Member
  • International Marine Transit Association/Interferry, Honorary Director
  • National Association of Railroad Safety Consultants and Investigators, Member
  • National Fire Protection Association, Member
  • Rubber Pavement Association, Individual Member
  • Society of Automotive and Aerospace Engineers, Past Member
  • Transportation Research Board, University Representative, (Dowling and Florida Atlantic)
  • Transportation Research Forum, Past Member
  • Warehouse Education Research Council, Past Member
  • Women in Transportation Seminar, Past Member


  • Florida Atlantic University
  • Member of the University Safety and Security Committee
  • Developed study proposal of man-made and natural disasters
  • Developed congestion reduction strategy for Dubai International Transportation Competition
  • Developed proposal for an Honors High School
  • Developed proposal for a Waterborne Transportation Institute at the University
  • Developed proposal for a Rail Transportation Institute at the University
  • Assisted in developing proposal for an Institute for Safety and Security
  • Co-Principal Investigator, Center for Coastline Security
  • Assisted in developing proposal for the Navy Sea-Basing program

Dowling College

  • Helped established off-site MBA in intermodal transportation management with the Long Island Railroad, 2001-2003
  • Assisted marketing and recruiting campaign for MBA in transportation management, 2001
  • Proposed logistics and supply chain management software and simulation laboratory, 2001
  • Worked with Dowling Institute to develop joint program in conjunction with MBA in intermodal transportation management with the US Merchant Marine Academy and the World Trade Institute of Pace University, 2001
  • Developed distance learning components in intermodal transportation management, USDOT grant,  2001-2002
  • Dowling College Representative to LI Import Export Association, Women in International Trade, LIA Transportation Committee, 2000-2001
  • Director, MBA Program in intermodal transportation management, 2000 – 2005
  • Advisor to student transportation clubs, 1998 - 2005
  • Member, Curriculum Committee, 2001 – 2004
  • Member, Enrollment Committee for Aviation and Transportation, 1999
  • LaSalle Planning Committee and Subcommittees, 1998
  • Member Honors College Committee, 1998 - 2001
  • Alternate Representative to University Transportation Research Center, Region II, 1998-2000
  • Jointly developed proposal and curriculum for a BS in Logistics Management, 1998-1999
  • Member, Academic Standards Committee, 1997 - 2001
  • Member, Academic Research Committee, 1997 - 2001
  • Advisor to Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) program, 1997 - 1998
  • Appointed to Garrett A. Morgan Roundtable by US Secretary of Transportation, 1997
  • Helped to develop AASHTO/TRAC program in New York State, 1996 - 1997
  • Established first non-engineering school student chapter, Institute of Transportation Engineers, 1996 - 1998
  • Established $12,000 Endowment Fund for the Institute for Transportation Engineers, 1996
  • Member, MS in Transportation Science Development Committee, 1996 - 1999
  • Helped to reorganize and expand internship program for transportation majors, 1996 - 2004
  • Coordinator, Long Island Association Vision 20/20 Project, 1996 - 2000
  • Member, Presidents Recruitment Committee, School of Aviation and Transportation, 1996 - 1997
  • Member of the President’s Annual Tribute Dinner for New York City High School Students, 1995 - 1998
  • Establishing an American Planning Association student chapter, 1996 - 1998
  • Developed proposal and curriculum for MBA in Intermodal Transportation Management, 1995 - 2000
  • Member, Theme Committee: “Community of Learning,” 1995 - 1996
  • Initiated outreach with Guia Multimodal, 1995 - 1996
  • Faculty Advisor, International Students and the International Club, 1995
  • Developed scholarship opportunities for transportation and logistics majors, 1995 – 2005
  • Working with Career Services to develop an extensive local, national and international network of internships, co-ops and job placements, 1995 – 2005
  • Working with Enrollment Services to provide outreach in recruiting new students, 1995 – 2001
  • Counsel students on career opportunities in transportation, 1994 - 2005
  • Assisted in the establishment Student Chapter of Women in Transportation Seminar, 1995 - 1997
  • Established student chapter, Intelligent Transportation Society of America and Faculty Advisor, 1994 - 1998
  • Helped to establish a transportation consortium for USDOT, Region II with Cooper Union, Columbia University, Webb Institute, Syracuse University, Niagara University, Monmouth University and Farleigh Dickinson University, 1994
  • Member Distance Learning Task Force, 1994
  • Developed Pre-College and Russia Summer Institutes, 1994
  • Developed special recruitment and high school articulation programs with AFROTC, NYC Board of Education, Long Island high schools and CUNY Community Colleges, 1994
  • Coordinated Dowling College’s Russian Initiative with St. Petersburg, Samara and Moscow aviation universities, 1994
  • Active in student recruiting for the transportation programs, 1994 - 2001
  • Session Chair, Intermodal Conferences, February and May, 1994
  • Grant Writer, Faculty Exchanges, University Partnerships, Young Scholars, ARPA, Minority Student Science and Math Programs and Transportation Planning and Research, 1994 - 1995
  • Coordinated the “First Little League Exchange Program with Russia and the US,” 1994
  • Advisor, Kazakhstan graduate student exchange program, 1994
  • Director, SMARTT program proposal, 1994
  • The City University of New York
  • Curriculum Program Development, The Bronx Community College, 1992 - 1993
  • Advisory Board, Transportation Program, New York City Technical College, 1986 - 1991
  • Curriculum Development Committee, Transportation Program, The Bronx Community College, 1991
  • Member, Advisory Board, Frederick Douglas School for Technology of Harlem, 1989 - 1990
  • Grants Committee, Salvadori Educational Center on the Built Environment, 1990 - 1991
  • Program Development Advisor, The Global Education Telecommunications Network, 1990
  • Corridor Project Advisor, School District Five, 1990 - 1991
  • Developed programs to encourage high school students to pursue Westinghouse Talent Search Research Projects as a first step to careers in science, mathematics and technology, 1990 - 1994
  • Director, Math/Science Residential Institute, New York City Board of Education and The City College of New York, 1989 - 1994
  • Manhattan High School Division, Program to Recruit Minority Middle School Students into the Specialized High Schools, 1989 - 1990
  • Program Advisor, Institute for Transportation Systems, 1985 - 1989

Stuyvesant High School

  • Director, Stuyvesant Institute, Stony Brook University, 1989
  • Founder, Director, International Education Center, Sponsors Programs in Asia and Russia, 1988 - 1994
  • Founder, International Summer Institute and Young Astronauts Program, 1987 - 1994
  • Chairman, Stuyvesant H.S. Foundation, Fund-Raising Organization, New York City, 1986 - 1996
  • Director, Southampton Science and Mathematics Institute for Gifted and Talented Students, 1985 - 1989
  • Founder, Chair, Stuyvesant H.S. Institute, Programs for Gifted and Talented and Westinghouse Talent Search (Intel), 1983 – 1998

New York Institute of Technology

  • Developed Program for National Transportation Institute at Nova University, 1981
  • Special Advisor, Vice President, Industry and Intergovernmental Affairs, New York Center, 1979 – 1989

St. John’s University

  • Designed MBA Program in  Transportation Management, College of Business Administration, 1975
  • Developed Curriculum for Notre Dame College, Transportation Management Program, 1973


  • International Institute for Safety and Security, Dubai, Acting Dean, 2006 - 2008
  • Guest Lecturer, US Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, GMAT Program, 2001
  • Advisor, National Institute for World Trade, Education and Training Programs, 1992 - 1994
  • Advisor, SUNY Maritime Transportation Program, 1993
  • Curriculum Program Development, Touro College, 1992 - 1993
  • Developed Program for an International Transportation Research Center at Adelphi University, 1990


  • Consultant and Project Manager, Qatar Bicycle Master Plan, 2007 - 2008
  • Consultant, Qatar Transportation Master Plan, 2007 – 2008
  • Dubai Congestion Management International Competition (with PTV), Third Place, 2007.
  • Assisted the NAFTA Intermodal Transportation Institute on cross border transportation issues, 1997 - 2001
  • Developed university articulation programs in Hong Kong, Sao Paulo, Taiwan and Germany, 1996 - 1998
  • Developed, US/Russia initiatives in educational exchanges, teacher training, research and student exchange programs, 1994 - 1997
  • Co-director, Privatization of Food Distribution Industries in Russia, The St. Petersburg Model 1995 - 1998
  • Advisor, Moscow Business University, International University of Moscow, Baltic Academy of St. Petersburg, Moscow Academy of Medicine and Moscow State Pedagogical University, 1991 - 1994
  • Marine Transit Research Center, sharing Russian/American waterborne transportation technology, 1994 - 1997
  • Co-director, AITIC, Structure for Improving International Business Between Central Asia and the US, 1992
  • Co-director, BIZNET and TECHNET, Systems for Training and Promoting Free Enterprise in the Former Soviet Union, 1992 - 1993
  • Establishing UN club system in New York secondary schools, 1993 - 1995
  • Aqua Line, Marine Transit System for Washington, DC using international hovercraft technology, 1990
  • Retraining Russian immigrants as science and math secondary school teachers, 1990 - 1994
  • Advisor, Rusautoservice, Ministry of Transportation, Sovinterautoservice, Russia, 1993 - 1994
  • Chairperson, Management and Police Science Training, Russia, 1993
  • Co-Chairperson, International Trade Mission, St. Petersburg and Moscow, 1993
  • Academic and Internship Advisor, Moscow Business University, 1991 - 1994
  • Academy for Management Education and Training in Eastern Europe, 1992
  • Program Director, Teaching for Peace, Russia and Eastern Europe, 1992
  • Advisor, Immigrant Nurse and Filipino Nursing Association, 1990 - 1994
  • Developed, International Cultural Center, Moscow, Training Teachers in English as a Second Language, 1990
  • Advisor, Academy for Agricultural Management in St. Petersburg with SUNY, 1990
  • Coordinator, Weizmann Institute Perach Program with The City College of New York, 1990 - 1992
  • Advisor, The Bronx Community College in Moscow and St. Petersburg, 1990 - 1993
  • Coordinator, International Transportation Management and Logistics Institute in St. Petersburg with the International Enterprise Center, Russian transportation agencies and institutes, 1990 - 1993
  • Advisor, Amtorg Consulting Group, Amtorg Travel Service, 1989 - 1993
  • Department of Rapid Transit, Taipei, Training and Education Program with World Trade Institute, 1989 - 1990
  • Advisor, International Association of Business Collaboration with Foreign Countries in the field of education, science, culture and social development, 1989 -1991
  • Advisor, Business Development and Education, Union of Leaseholders and Entrepreneurs of the Commonwealth of Independent States. (Private Enterprise Association), 1989 - 1991
  • Association of Exporters of the Former Soviet Union, advising on joint development projects, 1989 - 1992
  • Advisor, Ministry of Education of the Russian Republic, teacher training and  business training, 1989 -1991
  • American Representative, International Enterprise Center of St. Petersburg, 1989 - 1993
  • Advisor, developing educational programs in business and management, Russian-American Educational Programs, Joint Venture with the Ministry of Education of the Russian Republic, 1989 -1993
  • Organized US -Soviet Trade Groups, promoting doing business with the Russian Republic, 1989 - 1993
  • Chairperson, student exchange program with the St. Petersburg Board of Education, 1990 - 1991
  • Advisor, Touro-Moscow School of Business, teacher recruitment and curriculum development, 1989 - 1990
  • Developed and managed educator and student exchange programs with Xiamen University, Qufu University and Shanghai University in China, 1983 - 1992.
  • Developed and implemented summer camp in China with Interlocken, 1981 - 1983
  • Developed and Implemented International Programs for American Universities in the PRC, 1980 - 1989
  • Advisor, program development, China International Meeting Services, 1980 -1984
  • People's Republic of China, Business Development Projects for Shipbuilding, Transportation, Aviation, communications and Education Ministries, 1979 -1982
  • Co-Chairperson, First US-China Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Delegation, PRC, 1979
  • Chairperson, First Engineering, Management and Technology Delegation,  PRC, 1978
  • Board, Conference Service Bureau, international business development programs and publishing, Hong Kong, Peoples Republic of China, Europe and U.S., 1977 - 1983
  • Chairperson and President, Metropolitan Association of Urban Designers and Environmental Planners, international exchange programs, Russia, China, Eastern Europe, Middle East, Japan, Hong Kong, Europe, Africa, Central America, Caribbean and South America, 1968 – 1984


  • Contributed to the development of new curriculum and the improvement of existing curriculum: BS Transportation Planning and Management, BS International Business and Transportation
  • Developed BS Logistics Management, MBA Intermodal Transportation Management
  • Developing MS Transportation Science, Certificate Programs in Logistics, Simulation, Planning, Safety, Human Factors, Environment, Technology and Intermodal, Joint BS degree programs in transportation and engineering, BS/MBA and MS/MBA


Guest Lecturer:  Moscow Business University, International Business University of Moscow, Baltic Academy, Long Island University, University of California, Polytechnic Institute of New York, New York University, New School, Shanghai Science and Technology Institute, China Ministry of Communications and Shipbuilding, China Societies of Naval Architecture and Highway Engineering, 1973 - 1993

Head Instructor, New York State Department of Transportation, In-Service Technical Training, 1965 – 1967


New York State Department of Transportation, in-service training: planning, design,  safety, property management, coastal engineering, construction management, fiscal planning, legal affairs, information systems, materials testing, soils engineering, traffic engineering and critical path methods

Operations research, system science, computer simulation, traffic demand management, traffic calming, continuous flow intersection, airport planning and management, traditional neighborhood development, maintenance management, waterborne transportation, urban development, public transportation, urban goods movement, global supply chain management, customer service, property management, grantsmanship, waterfront development, infrastructure management, logistics management, warehousing, marine engineering, performance evaluation, management-by objective, urban design, bicycle/pedestrian planning-design-implementation budgeting management and analysis, microcomputers, citizen  participation, environmental sciences, UNIX, infrastructure rehabilitation, contracts, conference management, environmental impact statement, land use planning, Kepner-Tragoe program and transportation facility planning-design-implementation management


American Society of Civil Engineers: Past Chair, Waterborne Transportation Committee and Urban Seminar Committee; Past Member, Urban Transportation Division, Intermodal Transportation and Hazardous Materials Committees; member Education and Security Committees.

American Railway Engineering and Maintenance of Way, Member Committee 11 – Commuter and Intercity and Committee 12 – Rail Transit.

ASTM, International, Voting Member, Committee F13 - Pedestrian/Walkway Safety.

American Public Transit Association, Appointed to the Rail Gap Working Group

Metropolitan Section, American Society of Civil Engineers: Past Chairman, Program Committee, Urban Transportation Group; Co-founder, Urban Planning Group

National Academy of Science, Transportation Research Board: University Representative; Past Member, Education and Training Committee; Member and Past Chair, Waterborne Task Force; Past Chair, Waterborne Passenger Transportation Committee; Co-founder, Urban Goods Movement and Bicycle Transportation Committees; Past Member, Inland Waterway Committee, Past Member Ferry Transportation Committee

International Marine Transit Association (Interferry): Founder, Past President and Director; Past Chair Publicity Committee; and Elected Honorary Director

Professional Engineering Society: Past Director, New York Chapter; Past Chair, Program Committee

Metropolitan Association of Urban Designers and Environmental Planners (MAUDEP): Founder, Past President, Past Chair, and Past Director

Institute for Transportation Engineers: Past Chair, Goods Movement Committee; Executive Board Member, Goods Movement and Expert Witness Council (Past Vice Chair for Technology), Past Executive Board Member Educators Council, and Annual Meeting Technical Program Committee and Council Policy Group

Intermodal Association of North America, Member Public Relations Committee, Past Chair Education Subcommittee, Ex-officio member of the Education Committee

International Intermodal Expo, Dowling College Representative

Fritz Institute of Global Logistics, Past Member, Academic Advisor Board

Women in Transportation Seminar, Past Member and co-student chapter advisor

Intelligent Transportation Society of America, Past Member of Intermodal Committee, Education Subcommittee, Educational Conference Task Force, Student Chapter’s Task Force, Past Chair Special Committee and Student Chapter Advisor

Intelligent Transportation Society of New York State, Past Member of the Board of Directors, Past Chair Education and Training Committee and Past Member student Outreach Committee

National Council for Excellence in Education: Past Vice President

Institute for Advanced Education: Past Advisory Board Member

International Pedestrian Federation, Member

Moscow Business University, Past Member, Advisory Board

National Institute for World Trade, Past Vice President

US-NIS Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Founder and Past Secretary

Council of Logistics Management, Past Member NYC Roundtable, Education Committee, Past Member Norman Thomas High School Logistics Program Committee and Dowling Representative Connecticut Roundtable

Friends of the Staten Island Ferry, Past Director

Stuyvesant Institute, Executive Director (Retired)

Stuyvesant Center for International Education, Chairperson (Retired)

International Education Center, Chairperson (Retired)

American Planning Association, Charter Member

American Institute of Certified Planners, Charter Member

Listings:   Who's Who in the World, East, Government, Finance and Industry,  Environment,  American Jewry,   Men  of   Achievement,  Dictionary of   International  Biography;    American   Men   and  Women in Science;  Environmental  Protection  Directory; World Environmental Directory; Personalities of America; Directory of Distinguished Americans; International Who's Who of Intellectuals


  • Suffolk County Planning Commission, Commissioner, 2002 – 2004
  • Transportation Research Board, University Representative, 1995 - 2006
  • National Academy of Science, National Committee on Tunneling Technology, Standing Subcommittee No. 3, 1974 - 1975
  • Engineering Foundation, Conference on Urban Goods Movement, Steering Committee, 1973 - 1975
  • Advisor, World Bicycle Week, United Nations, 1975
  • Israel Advisory Committee, International Conference, Pedestrian/Bicycle Transportation, December, 1976
  • Staten Island Borough President's Transportation Committee, Staten Island, 1975
  • Advisory Board, Richmond Memorial Hospital, 1983-1985
  • Distinguished Professor for 1996, International Intermodal Exposition, Atlanta, GA, 1996


  • Pedestrian Safety (Slip, Trip, Misstep and Fall)
  • Walking on Icy and Wet Surfaces
  • ADA and Safe Walking
  • Passenger Transportation Safety
  • Pedestrian Safety in a Terminal Environment
  • Passenger Terminal and Station Safety Audit
  • Safe Operation of Public Transportation
  • Rail Transit Platform Safety
  • Train to Platform Horizontal and Vertical Gap
  • Training Transportation Employees
  • Best Practices in Transportation Safety
  • Rail and Bus Transit Jerk Rate
  • Rail Transit Station Operations and Safety
  • Rail Platform Crowding
  • Rail Transit Platform Gaps
  • Railcar Door Operations and Human Error
  • Operator Perception/Reaction Time
  • Design of Stairs, Ramps and Pathways
  • Bus and Railcar Stairways
  • Railroad Grade-Crossing Safety
  • Safe Pedestrian Crossings
  • Railroad Right-of-Way Trespassing
  • Airport Pedestrian Safety
  • Transporting of Garbage by Rail
  • Highway Intersection Safety
  • Geometric Design of Roadways
  • Bus Stop and Shelter Design
  • Transit Bus Stop Safety
  • Saw Tooth Bus Stop Design
  • School Bus Stop Safety
  • School Bus Safety
  • Bus Occupant Safety
  • Bus and Train Operator Perception-Reaction Time
  • Student Safety Door to Door
  • Pedestrian Vehicle Collisions
  • Work Zone Safety
  • Workplace Safety (OSHA, Jones Act and FELA)
  • Rail Corridor Analysis
  • Design of the Rail Car Floor Plate for Commuter Rail
  • General Aviation and Human Factor Issues
  • Intermodal Transportation and Air Cargo
  • Information Technology and Intermodal Transportation
  • Innovative Transportation Financing
  • Transit Terminal Planning, Design, Operation and Safety
  • Transportation and Traffic Impact Study Guidelines
  • Transportation Impact of Major Developments
  • Congestion Management and Mitigation
  • Planning and Designing Parking Facilities
  • Bicycle Master Planning
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems and Parking
  • Intelligent Intersection Design
  • Continuous Flow Intersections
  • Congestion and Incident Management
  • High-speed Marine Transit System for Washington, DC, (with Bell-Halter Marine)


Urban Truck Project, Auto Free Zone, Transportation Facilitation Centers, Designing for People, Freight Consolidation, Waterborne Transportation, Cargo Security, Pedestrian Malls, Marine Structures, Sub-Regional Planning, Managerial Training, Behavioral Modeling, Cycloidal Propulsion, Marine Borer, Ferry Docking Facilities, Ferry Rider-ship Survey, Functional Design of Ferry Systems, Behavioral Characteristics of Ferry Riders, Future Requirements of Staten Island Ferry Fleet, Vehicle Passenger Control Systems, Structural Analysis, Subway Access, Mini-Ferries, Behavioral Modeling/Ferry User Characteristics, Ferry Cost Analysis, Transit Access, Fast Ferries, Ferry Vehicle Users and Marketing Transportation


Intelligent Marine Transportation System: Swift Marine Advance Response Transportation Technology 

UNISYS Heliport Study 

Intermodal Passenger Transportation System Serving Staten Island

Monitoring ITS Technology

Best Practices in the Design of Passenger Terminals

International Transportation and Logistics Management

Career Opportunities in Intermodal Transportation

Russia’s Food Distribution Systems in St. Petersburg and Moscow

Vision 20/20 Long Island Transportation and Economic Development Plan

Continuous Flow Intersection Technology

Preparing Minority Students for Careers in Transportation and Science

Application of Intelligent Transportation System Technology to Reduce Automobile Theft

Prevention of Automobile Insurance Fraud Using Internet

Transportation to Health Care Facilities

Issues Impacting Cross Border Crossings

Local Area Traffic and Transportation Issues

Intermodal Connectivity, CAST II


Founder Award, Arden Heights Boulevard Jewish Center, 1998

Distinguished Service, Council of Jewish Organizations, 1992

Stuyvesant Parents Association, 1990

Distinguished Service, International Summer Institute, 1988

Honorary Degree, Stuyvesant High School, New York City Board of Education, 1987

Distinguished Service, Stuyvesant H.S. Parents Assoc., 1987

Parents Leadership, Council of Supervisors & Admin., 1987

Past President, Arden Heights Boulevard Jewish Center, 1987

Village Green Soccer Club Distinguished Service, 1983

Distinguished Service, Friends of the Ferry, 1982

Scouting Award, Pack and Troop #444, 1981

Israel Leadership, Israel Bonds, 1979

Distinguished Service, Council of Jewish Organizations, 1979

Distinguished Service, MAUDEP, 1979

New Life, Israel Bonds, 1979

Lion of David, Israel Bonds, 1979

Shalom Award, Arden Heights Boulevard Jewish Center, 1978

Dedicated Service, Council of Jewish Organizations, 1978

Twelve Tribes of Israel, Israel Bonds, 1978

Distinguished Service, Council of Jewish Organizations, 1977

Service Award, Borough President of Staten Island, Community Board #3, 1997

Past President, Arden Heights Boulevard Jewish Center, 1974

Distinguished Service, MAUDEP, 1974


Past President and Current Director, The Waterways Civic Association, Moriches, NY

Past Member, William Floyd Community Summit, Moriches-Shirley-Mastic

Past Member, Bay Area Civic Association, Shirley-Mastic

Past Member, Moriches Bay Civic Association, Moriches-Center Moriches

Founder, First President, Past Trustee, Arden Heights Boulevard Jewish Center

Past President, Staten Island Council of Jewish Organizations

Delegate and Founding Member, Jewish Community Relations Council of New York.

Past Committee Person, Cub Pack #444

Founder, Past Chairperson, Boy Scout Troop #444

Past Delegate, New York City Metropolitan Council on Poverty

Former Member, Staten Island Community Planning Board #3 and #4

Member Transportation Committee, Staten Island Community Planning Board #3

Delegate, NYC Council on Soviet Jewry

Former Coach, Village Green Little League

Founder and First Chair, Staten Island Jewish National Fund

Past Chair and Member, Staten Island Israel Bonds

Past Director, Silver Lake Soccer Club

Co-founder Staten Island Soccer Federation

Past President, Executive Committee member and chair of many committees, Stuyvesant High School Parents Association

Co-founder, Staten Island Fencing Club

Co-founder, Village Green Soccer League

Coach Village Green Soccer Club

Past Member, Board of Directors, Staten Island Jewish Community Center

Co-founder Staten Island Jewish Historical Society

Past Member, Board of Guardians and Jewish Family Service

Chairperson, Staten Island’s 25th Anniversary Celebration of Israel’s Founding

Committee Chair, Village Green Residents Association

Co-founder and Director, Staten Island PED

Founder and Director, Stuyvesant Institute

Member Community Advisory Board, Richmond Memorial Hospital

Founder, Director, Friends of the Staten Island Ferry

SCHOLARLY ACTIVITIES (Publications and Presentations)

Full List Available Upon Request

 Publisher/Coeditor MAUDEP Press

  • Pedestrian Planning and Design by Dr. John Fruin
  • Proceedings Bicycle/Pedestrian Conferences (Eleven)
  • Waterborne Passenger Transportation Proceedings (Two)
  • Proceedings Moped Transportation Conference


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