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Distinguished Professor of Civil Engineering Purdue University and
Guest Lockheed Martin Professor of Engineering and Computer Science
University of Central Florida

The Economic Development Effects of Transportation: Can These be Measured?


The seminar will examine possible relationships between transportation and economy. A review of various concepts and methodologies for measuring the impact of transportation developments on economic growth will be discussed. Examples of modeling efforts to assess possible interactions will be described and the lessons that can be drawn will be presented.


Dr. Kumares C. Sinha is Guest Lockheed Martin Professor of Engineering and Computer Science in University of Central Florida and Edgar B. & Hedwig M. Olson Distinguished Professor of Civil Engineering at Purdue University. He is also an Eminent Scholar in Residence at Texas A&M University. He has been active in teaching, research and practice in transportation systems planning and engineering for about five decades. He currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Transportation Research Board and he is the Editor-in- Chief Emeritus of the Journal of Transportation Engineering. He has served on several Federal Advisory Committees in the US and has consulted for the World Bank on infrastructure and transportation issues. He is an Honorary Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and a Member of the US National Academy of Engineering


Civil, Environmental and Construction Engineering Department
University of Central Florida
12800 Pegasus Drive, Suite 211
Orlando, Florida 32816-2450

Phone: (407) 823-2841

Fax: (407) 823-3315


Chair   Dr. Mohamed Abdel-Aty, P.E.
Engr II 211-F
Associate Chair   Kevin Mackie, Ph.D., P.E.,
Engr II 211-H
Graduate Director   Dr. Andrew A. Randall, P.E.
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Graduate Student Services Coordinator   Ana Lucia Salas, M.S.
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Phone E: 407-823-1299
Academic Advisor II (Undergraduate Advisor)   Mary Smith, MSEd
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Phone E: 407-823-2128