College Station Job Alert: Assistant/Associate Research Scientist

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Position Description
The Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) seeks to hire a special individual to take a leadership role in the Infrastructure Investment Analysis program and, thereby, a leadership role in developing innovative transportation funding solutions. The Infrastructure Investment Analysis (IIA) program within TTI is just one year old but has already become the preeminent source of information and analysis for policymakers on transportation funding and finance issues and the economic impact of transportation investments.  Within the past year alone, the IIA program has taken a lead role in major analysis projects involving financial, funding, and economic impact analysis of highways, high speed passenger rail, freight rail, port expansion, the Gulf Intercoastal Waterway, and airports.  In addition, the IIA program provides ongoing analysis for key legislative committees in the areas of transportation funding and finance, economic impact assessment, and policy.  Further, the Texas Legislature recently funded the Transportation Policy Center as a part of TTI to provide policy and analytical support to members of the Texas House of Representatives and Texas Senate in general and the House Transportation and Senate Homeland Security and Transportation Committees specifically.  Transportation finance is one of the five major analytical areas of the Center and will be led primarily by the IIA program.

The general purpose of this position is to obtain and conduct research in policy research and implementation support for various forms of transportation finance and funding including public/private partnerships, equity finance, traditional public finance, road pricing, managed lanes, high-occupancy toll (HOT) lanes, toll facilities and other road user fees. This position will also assist an ongoing research program in the areas of federal, state and local transportation funding and finance. Incumbent will serve as a key member of the Infrastructure Investment Analysis Program team. Help lead research efforts in the areas of transportation funding and finance, public/private partnerships in transportation, equity finance of transportation projects, and the socio-economic impact of transportation projects. IIA research constituents typically include the Texas Legislature, state departments of transportation, regional and local public transportation planning agencies, state and federal agencies, and the private sector. Timely and accurate response to IIA constituents is a must.

Continued employment in this position is contingent upon availability of funding and satisfactory performance.


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