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The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Transportation Studies experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give attorneys a sense of the Transportation Studies landscape.

Expert Witness #246516

This expert is a transportation and traffic engineering expert with extensive multi-modal experience in planning, design, engineering, safety, security, construction, maintenance, operations and management, who has served as a litigation consultant for many years. This expert holds a Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering, a Master's Degree in Transportation Planning, and a Ph.D. in Transportation Planning and Engineering.

This expert has written and edited numerous reports, studies, articles and columns for major publications, journals, newspapers and scholarly periodicals. This expert is a Professional, and a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners, American Society of Civil Engineers (Fellow, Transportation Education and Safety Committees), Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals, Institute of Transportation Engineers, American Society of Safety Engineers, National Association of Railroad Safety Consultants and Investigators, American Society of Transportation and Logistics, American Railway Engineering and Maintenance of Way Association (Committees 11 and 12, Facilities and Structures Subcommittee), American National Standards Institute, ASTM International (Committee F13 - Pedestrian/Walkway Safety), American Public Transportation Association, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society and The Charter Institute of Logistics and Transport (UK).

This expert has the background and experience to be ideally suited to contribute important information at every stage in the litigation process. This expert has the ability to explain complex issues in layman terms, suggest strategies, investigate and uncover facts, perform literature reviews, research, and prepare safety evaluations. This expert is frequently consulted at the initial stages of a potential litigation for impartial input that can make the crucial difference between success and failure. As a transportation and traffic expert, this expert is able to assess the technical merits of a case and advise the client if the action is worth pursuing.

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Expert Witness #249742

This expert brings to the table a long career in the passenger transportation field. While this expert's focus has shifted the past two decades increasingly toward the provision of expert witness services, this expert has continued conducting and participating in consulting efforts in almost every sector of the non-rail ground passenger transportation industry. A quick sample of this expert's consulting work includes:

-  Analyzing various software scheduling programs to address the virtual unraveling of a city's Disabled Adults Transportation System.
-  Conducting two studies of loading constraints and on-time reliability problems for a special education system (as part of the effort to resolve a near decade-long class action lawsuit).
-  Re-designing a statewide, consolidated complementary paratransit system and social service agency-based system, including consolidating service areas, creating an RFP and operating contract for newly-selected service providers, directing the bid process and negotiating operating contracts with the winning bidders.
-  Developing technical specifications for a consolidated schoolbus/transit system's vehicles and operating parameters .

This expert has served as a consultant to a Department of Transportation, designing fixed route and paratransit systems, and co-owned and directed the operation of a major paratransit service for a decade. This expert designed, directed and supervised a 70-vehicle demand-responsive, flexible-schedule subscription service for 1,100 physically and developmentally disabled clients. This expert also performed a number of technical assistance functions to both public- and private-sector operated transportation service entities. This expert helped this multi-purpose transportation company monitor and restructure its dedicated vehicle and taxi-based dial-a-ride services provided to roughly a dozen cities, and prepared the PUC application for the Company's original route deviation "Supershuttle" operation, since then both franchised out, and otherwise replicated throughout the country. This expert has been deposed and testified many times.

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Expert Witness #254292

This expert is an award-winning industrial designer. This expert is a Professor of Transportation Design. As a freelance designer, this expert has become an authority in changing the way military vehicles are developed. This expert has worked extensively in military vehicles, trucks and tractors and has been recognized for innovations in design throughout the world. This expert is a vintage Jeep enthusiast, is well-versed in the history of the Jeep, and personally owns a restored CJ-2A, the earliest civilian-sold Jeep (retaining flat fenders, tailgate and mounted spare, like its military Willys MB predecessor). This expert has taught and presented at a military Development and Engineering Center and has a Defense Department Clearance.

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Expert Witness #247249

This expert joined a hazardous materials regulations and compliance company where he provides dangerous goods regulatory assistance to customers worldwide by drawing on vast experience and knowledge of the hazardous materials regulations. This expert served with an organization, where this expert was responsible for directing approximately 150 hazardous materials transportation specialists of the Hazardous Materials Transportation Safety Program, including overseeing the regulatory development, technical review and classification, international standards, outreach, special permits and approvals and enforcement offices. In this position this expert was involved in the development of domestic and international regulations and gained not only an understanding of the regulations but the intent and meaning behind the words. This expert has been involved in the development and implementation of hazardous materials safety regulations for many years and has been responsible for a broad range of domestic and international hazardous materials safety efforts.

Since leaving the government for private practice, this expert draws on vast experience to provide guidance and consulting services to clients ranging from major international corporations to small businesses. This expert has assisted numerous clients with bringing their operations into compliance. Typical services include:

-  Working with company staff to better their understand of regulatory issues, improve management oversight, hold suppliers more accountable and improve corporate safety;
-  Conducting compliance audits and providing corrective action reports and recommendations;
-  Providing compliance assistance (e.g. intermodal shipping strategies, hazard classification, regulations interpretation, etc.);
-  Developing operations and policy manuals, standard operating procedures and job aides;
-  Developing reverse logistics/customer return solutions;
-  Providing technical expertise for classifying hazardous materials including lithium batteries;
-  Identifying opportunities to use regulatory exceptions to lower shipping cost and reduce risk;
-  Penalty mitigation related to enforcement actions;
-  Serving as an expert witness in civil and criminal cases, including deposition and testimony;
-  Acquiring special permits and approvals;
-  Providing training development, assess employee competencies and function specific responsibilities; and
-  Developing and supplying customized dangerous goods products specific to client's needs.

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Expert Witness #249621

This expert is a Professor at a prestigious University. This expert's primary area of expertise is transportation and public policy, with a particular focus on transportation and infrastructure finance. This expert's recent research investigates transportation finance and the role of public private partnerships. This expert's book examines policies to improve the flexibility of urban transportation systems. This expert has also studied the role of standards in the development and adoption of technology, particularly technological cooperation across jurisdictional boundaries through coalitions and consortia. A case in point is the E-ZPass highway toll tag, now adopted by millions of households in the U.S. Mandatory standards setting processes, which are more common in Europe and Asia, have met with less successful adoption and serious implementation problems. This expert has twice chaired committees of the National Academy of Sciences that reviewed the U.S. Department of Transportation standards program for intelligent transportation systems.

This professor teaches a Master's in Transportation Policy, Operations and Logistics program. This unique program provides students with a solid knowledge of the theory, policy, law, research and practices required for effectively and efficiently supplying and managing modern transportation facilities and services. This expert has also taught a course on the Interstate highway system as a socio-technical system as part of the university's Honors in General Education, which examines the history and development of the Interstate highway system, and the role it has played in the development of modern America.

This expert received a B.S. in Civil Engineering, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (Transportation), with doctoral minors in economics, and urban and regional planning. This expert's dissertation examined the history and development of the Interstate highway system from its origins through its design and deployment and beyond.

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Expert Witness #247257

This expert is internationally recognized as a leader in the hazardous materials / dangerous goods compliance industry. This expert's extensive background includes work leading hazardous and dangerous goods initiatives at several organizations. Throughout a career in the transportation safety field, this expert has worked with legislative and regulatory staffs at the state, federal, and international level to draft, introduce, support, and implement reasonable and prudent controls within the transportation industry. This expert has developed and presented written and oral testimony on hazardous materials and transportation safety in both Houses of the U.S. Congress. This expert has written several books on the guiding principles of hazardous materials transportation and participates in the IMO Dangerous Goods Subcommittee and the UN Sub Committee of Experts on the Transportation of Dangerous Goods. This expert has participated on several committees of the National Academy of Sciences Transportation Research Board.

In addition to hundreds of industry seminars, this expert has taught the principles of hazardous materials transportation management at seminars and undergraduate and graduate degree programs at US universities. This expert has provided thousands of steamship representatives, State & Federal enforcement personnel, shippers & other Hazmat employees with dangerous goods and hazmat training products and services. This expert provides copies of regulatory code books and has also published a complete library of compliance guides & training programs. In addition, this expert provides professional Hazmat auditing and training, specializing in incorrectly classified, packaged or described shipments.

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Expert Witness #259805

This expert holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering and a PhD in Electrical Engineering, and serves as Professor and Chair of Electrical Engineering as well as Director of a Transportation Electronics Laboratory. This expert is also a Professional Engineer (P.E.), and leads a highly successful, internationally recognized consultancy specializing in forensic electrical and software engineering in automotive and transportation systems.

This expert held positions with major industrial companies, and served as a Director of the Alternative Fuels Laboratory at a Research Institute. This expert has published over 125 technical journal and conference papers and serves on the editorial review boards of four journals. This expert's consulting firm focuses on electronic analysis and data extraction in support of automotive intellectual property expert witness services, lemon law investigation and documentation, and product evaluation for safety, performance or compliance with specifications.  

This expert has extensive automotive electronics experience: academic research, hands on projects and IP/ IPR EE cases. This expert has faced the challenges of EM noise intrusion in the automotive environment and SOTA EM shielding and other methods to improve signal to noise ratio.

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