This research was completed at the facilities of the California State Library's California Research Bureau, and was supported by the Reason Foundation with resources provided by the James Irvine Foundation. We appreciate the valuable research assistance provided by Assist. Prof. Deva Deka, formerly of the University of Sourthern California, and currently a faculty member at Florida State University. Los Angeles freeway and busway traffic counts were provided by Dawn Helou, Senior Transportation Engineer, Transportation Management / HOV Operations, Caltrans District 7, Los Angeles. We also appreciate the materials and discussion provided by Robert Poole and Ken Green of the Reason Foundation. We are grateful for the substantive improvements suggested by two anonymous referees. The authors remain responsible for conclusions presented here.
About the Authors
James E. Moore, II (firstname.lastname@example.org) is Associate Professor of Civil Engineering -and- Public Policy and Management at the University of Southern California. His research focuses on performance and evaluation of urban transportation systems. He is Associate Director of the National Center for Metropolitan Transportation Research (METRANS), and Director of the Transportation Engineering program. Moore was a member of Northwestern University's Civil Engineering faculty prior to joining USC. He earned his PhD in Civil Engineering (Infrastructure Planning and Management) from Stanford University.
Thomas A. Rubin, CPA, CMA, CMC, CIA, CGFM, CFM (email@example.com) is a mass transit consultant in Oakland, California. He served as Controller-Treasurer of the Southern California Rapid Transit District from 1989 until the SCRTD/LACTC merger that formed the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority in 1993. Prior to joining the SCRTD, he was a partner in and National Transit Services Director for Deloitte Haskins & Sells (now Deloitte & Touche). He earned his BSBA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and his MBA from Indiana University-Bloomington.
Shin Lee (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a post-defense Ph.D. candidate in Urban Planning in the School of Policy, Planning and Development at the University of Southern California. Her dissertation, "Evaluation of Policy Alternatives to Alleviate Transportation-Related Air Pollution," focuses on the cost effectiveness of market oriented and other policy options for controlling on-road mobile source emissions.