Jeff ZupanSenior Fellow, Transportation
Mr. Zupan has wide range of experience in transportation planning gained in his 48 years in the field. He serves as the Senior Fellow for Transportation for Regional Plan Association, having prepared the mobility element of their third regional plan and co-authored RPA's MetroLink: New Transit for New York, and Upgrading to World Class: The Future of the Airports in the New York Region. He has led RPA's work in all facets of transportation planning and policy, including airports, transportation financing, pricing, transportation systems management, transit planning and pedestrian circulation issues and studies. Mr. Zupan's consulting practice has brought him a wide range of assignments involving transportation planning with a strong focus on transit, travel demand, urban design and policy formulation. Clients have included the Long Island Rail Road, NJ TRANSIT, Metro North, Amtrak, SEPTA, the Conservation Law Foundation, the Transportation Research Board (TCRP Transit and Urban Form Study), the Los Angeles County MTA, 1000 Friends of Oregon, the City of White Plains, the Coalition of Northeastern Governors (CONEG), Environmental Defense Fund, the Delaware Department of Transportation, the Town of Rutland, Vermont, the Essex (NY) Community Heritage Organization, the Village Alliance (Business Improvement District in Manhattan), the New York City Partnership and Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Jamaica Development Corporation, the City of Wilmington, Scenic Hudson, Utahns for Better Transportation, the American Public Transportation Association and the Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers University. Prior to initiating his consulting practice in 1990, Mr. Zupan was Director of Planning for NJ TRANSIT (ten years), where he directed the formulation and evaluation of that agency's "new initiatives" program which directly led to over $2 billion of transit investments. He was Chief Planner for Regional Plan Association from 1969 to 1980, and prior to that he was a consultant. Mr. Zupan is co-author of three major books, Urban Rail in America, Public Transportation and Land Use Policy, and Urban Space for Pedestrians, and author of many reports and technical papers on a wide variety of transportation matters. He also is co-author of RPA's recent report, Upgrading to World Class: The Future of the Airports in the New York Region. Mr. Zupan has taught graduate level transportation courses at five universities. He is a graduate of City College of New York (Civil Engineering) and Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn (Transportation Engineering). Mr. Zupan is a registered Professional Engineer in New York State.