Summary of expertise:
Peter Gertler has 23 years of experience in public transportation and program management across the United States and around the world. Since joining the firm in 2004, Gertler has worked as a project manager, technical lead, West Division sales officer and is currently the chairman of HNTB's high-speed rail services. Throughout his career, Gertler has focused on developing and implementing public transportation alternatives through comprehensive and innovative technical and analytical means, as well as through broad-based community and stakeholder outreach. His skills span strategy development of practical applications and system operation, which he has applied to projects throughout the U.S. including: -Dumbarton Rail Corridor Study--San Mateo, Calif. (Project Manager) -BART Strategic Plan -- Oakland, Calif. (Transportation Planner) -Railtrack, London -Dublin International Airport Transport Study -Johannesburg Metropolitan Area Airport Transport Linkages Study
Blog/Web site: www.hntb.com
Journalists can turn to Gertler for insights related to: -America needs a high-speed rail program -America's transportation network needs balance -Funding for public transit -Positive Train Control: the cornerstone of a safer railway system in America
Educating America About High-Speed Rail
Trains and the city | Chicago's history as a rail hub provides roadmap to the future
Professional Affiliations: -Member -- American Public Transportation Association -Member -- APTA Executive Board of the High-Speed and Intercity Rail Committee -Member -- American Road and Transportation Builders Association High-Speed Rail Development Council -Member -- American Planning Association -Member -- American Institute of Certified Planners -Member -- Transportation Research Board -President Emeritus and Executive Board Member -- Association for California High-Speed Rail -Board of Directors -- International Air Rail Organization Awards: -2010 CE News Power List -- Annual listing of the 15 most prominent people in civil engineering
Prior media experience:
-National Journal, May 15, 2010 -- Quoted in story, ¿Is Obama On the Right Track?" -The Bond Buyer, April 28, 2010 -- Quoted in story, ¿Rail plans raise hope and doubts¿ -Engineering News-Record, Feb. 3, 2010 -- Quoted in story, ¿ `Excited¿ high-speed rail builders get ready¿ -Bloomberg Radio, Jan. 29, 2010 -- Interviewed on ¿Taking Stock¿ -Bloomberg News, Jan. 27 2010 -- Quoted in story, ¿Obama to give 13 areas $8 billion for high-speed rail¿ -Wall Street Journal, Jan. 25 2010 -- Quoted in story, ¿Florida likely to win high-speed rail grant¿ -Fox Business, June 16, 2009 -- Interviewed on "Money for Breakfast"
-Master of Science, 1987, Transportation, University of Pennsylvania -Master of Arts, 1987, City Planning, University of Pennsylvania -Bachelor of Science, 1982, Political Economy, University of California at Berkley
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