Transportation is the backbone of our society and our economy and we face significant challenges and opportunities including:
What is the role for transportation research and education in meeting these grand challenges? How can you shape your research so your results can better influence policy? How can you make a difference in the transportation field, whether in the public/government, private or academic/research sectors?
Join Professor Robert Bertini from Portland State University and become part of tomorrow’s transportation enterprise.
Robert Bertini is a professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Portland State University. From 2009-2011, he served as Deputy Administrator of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration at the U.S. Department of Transportation, and from 2011-2012 he was a visiting professor at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands.
From these unique vantage points, building on a 25-year career in the transportation field, he was able to view the intersections of science, policy and politics. In Europe, he had the chance to live day to day in an environment that many U.S. cities are striving to become.
Featuring today's thought leaders in transportation, Straight from the Source is an engaging speaker series that enables a stimulating information exchange on emerging and future transportation issues. The transportation community is invited to join the conversation. For further information, please contact Ellen Bell, director of strategic initiatives for research and innovation.