I am interested in planning transportation systems that people can use to safely, economically, and effectively meet their mobility needs. My interest in transportation dates back to my childhood in Southern California where an early fascination with the extensive local freeway system grew into a curiosity about cars, trains, buses, and planes and how their use shaped cities and affected the lives of city residents. My research explores: the role of public transportation in contemporary cities; transportation finance; the interplay between the finance, planning, and use of transportation systems; the relationship between transportation and the built environment; and the history of planning. My most recent work includes an examination of streetcar systems in US cities and an assessment of strategies for transit to serve aging populations, particularly those residing in rural areas and small communities.
Research Interests: Transportation, Land Use and Accessibility; Planning for an Aging Population