Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Anthony Perl joins Railway Age bloggers

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Noted transportation academician Anthony Perl added his considerable expertise in rail transportation to the pool of Railway Age bloggers this week.

Perl's first entry covers high speed rail's prospects in North America.

Perl is director of the Urban Studies Program at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, British Columbia; he has previously worked at the City University of New York, the University of Calgary, and Université Lumière in Lyon, France.

He has authored or co-authored four books, most recently Transport Revolutions: Moving People and Freight Without Oil (2010). Anthony's research crosses disciplinary and national boundaries to explore the policy decisions that affect transportation, cities, and the environment.

Anthony PerlPerl (pictured at left) also has published in scholarly journals such as Energy Policy, Transportation Research, Transportation Quarterly, World Transport Policy and Practice, and Scientific American. His work been awarded prizes for outstanding papers presented at the World Conference on Transport Research and the Canadian Transportation Research Forum.

Currently, Perl chairs the Rail Group of the Transportation Research Board, a division of the National Research Council. He also is a member of VIA Rail Canada's board of directors.

"As an academic who is passionate about connecting theory with practice in transportation, I am looking forward to sharing my ideas with the professional railroaders who make such important contributions to moving freight and passengers across North America every day," Perl said.