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decision-making environment, an incomprehensible governance
structure, and perhaps the lack of discipline and shared values that
would make this task easier.
The immediate challenge of transportation professionals is to
understand the impacts of COVID-19 in the context of transportation and then revisit everything we do, and how we do it, to best
accommodate the post COVID-19 transportation reality. itej

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Steve Polzin, Ph.D. recently completed an appointment as the senior advisor for Research and Technology
in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and
Technology at the U.S. Department of Transportation
(USDOT). Before his appointment at USDOT in June
2019, he served as director of Mobility Policy Research at the Center
for Urban Transportation Research at the University of South
Florida. Prior positions included working for transit agencies in
Chicago, IL, USA; Cleveland, OH, USA; and Dallas, TX, USA. He
served for 13 years as a member of the board of directors for the
Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority in Florida, USA and
seven years as a board member for the Hillsborough Metropolitan
Planning Organization. His professional interests include transportation policy, travel behavior and travel demand, travel data
analysis, transportation decision-making, and public transportation.
Dr. Polzin has a bachelor's of Civil Engineering from the University
of Wisconsin-Madison, and master's and Ph.D. degrees from
Northwestern University.

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