Undergraduate Title


Steven E. Polzin, Ph.D., P.E.
Director, Mobility Policy Research, Center for Urban Transportation Research
Phone: (813) 974-9849


Ph.D., Civil Engineering (Transportation), Northwestern University
M.S.C.E., Urban Systems Engineering, Northwestern University
B.S.C.E., Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Wisconsin

Previous Positions
Manager, Systems Planning/Manager, Long Range Planning/Interim Director, Service Planning/Senior Rail Planner, Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Transportation Planning Specialist/Sr. Transportation Planner, Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority
Instructor, Principal Investigator, Research Assistant, Northwestern University

Representative Experience

  • Conducted economic impact studies
  • Conducted travel behavior analysis
  • Conducted strategic transportation planning
  • Investigated transit system performance
  • Conducted transportation policy research, managed transit research program
  • Evaluated transportation management organization and coordination
  • Developed assessment of public transit needs
  • Managed patronage forecasting model development program
  • Directed transit systems planning program
  • Managed ridership forecast production
  • Conducted economic and financial analysis studies
  • Managed interagency coordination of transportation planning
  • Conducted fare and parking policy studies
  • Conducted operating and maintenance cost studies
  • Developed energy management programs
  • Prepared short and long range operating and capital budgets
  • Researched land use/transportation interrelationships
  • Conducted alternatives analysis studies
  • Conducted site selection and planning studies

Areas of Expertise
Public Transportation
Systems Evaluation
Transportation Planning
Planning Process Design
Policy Analysis
Mobility Needs Analysis
Travel Behavior
Economic Impacts