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EVENTS ON February 26, 2015

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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Potholes or Tolls? Perspectives on Transportation Finance

Speaker Dr. Joseph Schofer, Professor of Civil Engineering &; Transportation and Associate Dean, McCormick School of Engineering, Northwestern University

Everyone is talking about the need for more funding for infrastructure – mostly highway infrastructure. In this discussion we will consider the need, how we got here, the options – real and imagined – and how we might address the problem.

Bio: Joseph Schofer is Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Associate Dean of the Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science at Northwestern University. His research and teaching focus on transportation policy, particularly understanding and supporting decision making for transportation and other infrastructure systems investments and operations, needs for and use of data and information, learning from experience, and the role of transactions in decision making. Schofer is a National Associate of the National Research Council of the National Academies, a life Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Chair of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Data and Information System Section and its Task Forces on Data for Decisions and Performance Measures and Development of Freight Fluidity Performance Measures. He also serves as a member of the Pace Citizen's Advisory Board and the Transportation Committee for the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP). Professor Schofer received the TRB Roy W. Crum Distinguished Service Award in 2011 in recognition of outstanding achievement in transportation research.

Schofer earned his B.E. degree in Civil Engineering from Yale University and his M.S. and Ph.D. in transportation engineering from Northwestern.


Contact Info: Diana Marek

Location: Chambers Hall 600 Foster St Ruan Conference Center - Lower Level Evanston IL 60208

Event URL: http://www.transportation.northwestern.edu/