Alan E. Pisarski
Writer, analyst, consultant in the fields of transportation research, policy and investment.
At the national level he has been invited frequently to testify in both Houses of the United States Congress on many occasions regarding economic and demographic factors that define travel demand, infrastructure investment requirements and public policy.
At the state level he has been invited to advise state Gubernatorial and Legislative Commissions regarding their economic, social, demographic and infrastructure circumstances. (Arizona, Washington, Georgia, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Missouri, Kansas, Ohio, Wisconsin, Texas, Virginia, and Maryland)
Internationally he has served the US AID, the World Bank, the United Nations, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the European Union, the World Tourism Organization and the European Tourism Commission.
As a writer and consultant in transportation public policy, travel behavior analysis and statistics his work related to transportation, particularly commuting and travel behavior, has been reviewed, discussed and quoted in all of the major national news magazines, and newspapers, appearing often on major national radio and television network programs, including the “Today Show”, “Good Morning America,” NBC, CBS and ABC Nightly News, "Nightline," and "20/20," discussing national transportation topics. Last year he completed the third in the Commuting in America series; and his latest “Bottom Line Report” for AASHTO addressing national reauthorization investment needs was released in the Spring of 2009.
1999, Invited to give the Distinguished Lecture at Transportation Research Board of National Academy of Sciences.
2000, P.D. McLean Award for outstanding contributions to the advancement of highway transportation in the public interest.
2003, Lawrence J. Truitt Award for Public Administration by the Section on Transportation Policy of American Society of Public Administration.
2004, named among the top 100 transportation figures in the 20th century by the American Road and Transportation Builders Association, ARTBA.
2005, elected to membership in the Cosmos Club based on his contributions to science and society.
2007, received the W.N. Carey Award for Lifetime Distinguished Service and Leadership in Transportation Research from the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies.