Catherine L. Ross 760 Spring Street, Suite 213 Atlanta, Georgia 30308



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CATHERINE L. ROSS

760 Spring Street, Suite 213

Atlanta, Georgia 30308

404-385-5133

catherine.ross@design.gatech.edu

 

EDUCATION


 

Undergraduate Kent State University

B.A. in History, B.A. in Sociology and Education Certification
Graduate Cornell University

Ithaca, New York

Master of Regional Planning

Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning

Major Planning Theory

Minor Quantitative Methods and Civil Engineering


Post-Doctoral, University of California, Berkeley

RESEARCH AND TEACHING INTEREST

Transportation planning; regional development; urban revitalization; environmental planning; spatial analysis; land use planning; sustainable development and quality growth; regional planning, research methods; planning theory.



CAREER HISTORY

Deputy Director, National Center for Transportation Productivity and Management, 2012 - present


Harry West Professor of City and Regional Planning, 2003 - present
Director, Center for Quality Growth and Regional Development (CQGRD), Atlanta, GA, 2003 – present
College of Architecture ADVANCE Professor, 2008-present
Executive Director, Georgia Regional Transportation Authority (GRTA), Atlanta, GA, 1999 – 2003
Principal, Catherine Ross and Associates, Inc. - Atlanta, GA. 1980 - 1999
Professor, Graduate City Planning Program, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, 1990
Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, 1995 - 1996
Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, 1994 -1995
Special Assistant to the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, Office of Academic Affairs, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, 1993 - 1994
Senior Policy Advisor, National Academy of Sciences, National Research Council, Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C., 1991-1992
Co-Director, Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC), Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, 1991-1996
Director, Doctoral Program, College of Architecture, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, 1987 - 1993
Associate Professor, Graduate City Planning Program, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, 1984 - 1990
Assistant Professor, Graduate City Planning Program, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, 1976 - 1983
Assistant Professor, Public Administration Department, Atlanta University, Atlanta, GA, 1977 - 1979
Transportation Planner, Dalton-Dalton-Little-Newport (Engineers and Planners), Shaker Heights, Ohio, 1973 - 1974

FUNDED RESEARCH PROJECTS



Principal Investigator

“Implementing Megaregions”, Cambridge Systematics Inc., / Cambridge, MA, 08/04/2016 – 11/30/2017, $91,676


Principal Investigator

2016 Eisenhower Graduate Fellowship Program-Elliot Sperling”, US Department of Transportation/ Federal Highway Administration, 08/01/2016 - 09/01/2017, $5,000


Co-Principal Investigator

“GDOT Local Beneficiary Analysis of TIA project expenditures, Phase II,” Georgia Department of Transportation, 07/14/2016 – 04/14/2018, $43,227.97


Co-Principal Investigator

“Crowdsourced social media monitoring system,” Georgia Department of Transportation, 05/25/2016 - 05/25/2017, $94,918.


Principal Investigator

“Challenges to CV and AV application in tuck freight operations,” Booz, Allen and Hamilton Inc., 11/23/2015-12/14/2016, $ 15,254.


Principal Investigator

“SHRP 2 – Implementation Assistance Program,” The Atlanta Regional Commission, 2015- 2017, $30,000.


Principal Investigator

“Multimodal Planning at the Megaregion Scale,” The American Planning Association, American Planning Association, Washington, D.C. 06/01/2015 – 12/31/2016, $70,000


Principal Investigator

“A collaborative model for healthy freight planning,” The Pew Charitable Trusts Washington, D.C., 11/01/2014 – 10/31/2016, $257,308.00 


Principal Investigator

“2014 Eisenhower Fellowship/PHylton, US Department of Transportation/ Federal Highway Administration, 08/01/2014 - 09/01/2015, $5,000


Investigator

(GDOT #14-34) Managing Transportation System Health, Georgia Department of Transportation, 05/08/2014-07/15/2015, $ 15,612.75


Co-Principal Investigator

GDOT Local Beneficiary Analysis of TIA Project Expenditures: Phase I (Establishment of Baseline Conditions, Expectations and Beneficiaries), Georgia Department of Transportation, 2013-2015, $164,662.


Principal Investigator

Freight-Movement, Port Facilities, and Economic Competitiveness - Supplemental Task: County-to-County Freight Movement (National and State Level), Georgia Department of Transportation, 2013-16, $ 47,249.66


Co-Principal Investigator

PLAN 2040 HIA: CREATING A NATIONAL MODEL FOR REGIONAL HIA IMPLEMENTATION, Pew Charitable Trusts, Washington, DC, 2014, $ 22,518.


Principal Investigator

Freight impacts on Small Urban and Rural Areas, National Transportation Center for Productivity and Management, UTC, 2013, $ 140,000.00


Principal Investigator

National MAP-21 Implementation and Monitoring, National Transportation Center for Productivity and Management, UTC, 2013, $ 100,000.00


Co-principal Investigator

A Data Driven Approach to State Transportation Investment Decisions: a Transportation Project Investment and Evaluation Resource (T-Pier), National Transportation Center for Productivity and Management, UTC, 2013, $ 150,000.00


Co-principal Investigator and Deputy Director

Selected a Tier 1 University Transportation Center (UTC): Center for Transportation System Performance and Management. Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), United States Department of Transportation (US DOT), January 2012, $14,000,000.00


Principal Investigator

Freight Movement, Port Facilities, and Economic Competitiveness, National Transportation Center for Productivity and Management, UTC, 2012, $ 162,000.00


Principal Investigator

Georgia SPLOST Database and Clearinghouse for Transportation Finance. Woodruff Foundation, 2012, $80,000.00


Principal Investigator

Health Impact Assessment Technical Assistance. Georgia Department of Community Health. 2012, $104,000.00


Co-principal Investigator

Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail: Population Comparison Measuring Changes in Behavior Related to Health. Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Georgia, Inc. March 2012, $34,996


Co-principal Investigator

Impact of Environmental Justice Analysis on Transportation Planning. Georgia Department of Transportation. 2011, $100,000


Principal Investigator

HIA, Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Program, Department of Community Health, Division of Public Health. 2011, $9,320.10


Principal Investigator

Health Benefits of the Atlanta Beltline Eastside Trail: A Pre-Post Impact Assessment, Beltline Partnership. 2011-2012, $51,251.72


Principal Investigator

The Architecture of the Megaregion. US Department of Transportation/ Federal Highway Administration. 2011-2013, $270,209.00; 2013-2014-$138,302.96 (Phase II optional on completion of Phase I)


Principal Investigator

Assessment and Community Revitalization at 10th and Monroe. Betty and Associates LLC. 2010-2011, $29,986.37


Principal Investigator

Impact of Regional SPLOST’s on County Infrastructure- Georgia Department of Transportation and United States Department of Transportation. 2010-2011, $100, 000.00


Principal Investigator

Development and Implementation of a Decision Support Tool for Atlanta Beltline Inc. Atlanta Beltline Inc. 2010-2011, $159,000.00


Co-principal Investigator

Impact of the Location of New Schools on Transportation Infrastructure and Finance. Georgia Department of Transportation. 2010-2011. $149,000


Principal Investigator

Health Impact Assessment (HIA) of Atlanta Regional Plan 2040. The Pew Charitable Trusts: 2010 – 2011, $144,992.00



Principal Investigator

Health Impact Assessment (HIA) on the Aerotropolis Atlanta Brownfield Redevelopment Project. The Pew Charitable Trusts: 2010 – 2011, $142,992.58


Principal Investigator

Estimating Safety Benefits of Context-Sensitive Design (CSD). Georgia Department of Transportation: 2010 – 2011, $160,534.62


Principal Investigator

Megaregions and Transportation Planning. U.S. Department of Transportation/Federal Highway Administration: 2007 – 2009, $124,209.00


Principal Investigator

Congestion-Pricing Implementations and Deployment Strategies for the Metropolitan Atlanta Area. Georgia Department of Transportation: 2007-2008, $501,843.99


Principal Investigator

Hospitals and Community Health: A Study of Localized Health Impacts of Hospitals. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: 2006-2007, $94,731.00


Principal Investigator

“Megacities and Megaregions: Frontiers in Spatial Planning” Funding for Book on American Spatial Planning. The Ford Foundation: 2006-2007, $36,000.00


Co-Principal Investigator

Community Transportation Plan for Decatur, Georgia. City of Decatur: 2006-2007, $106,250.00


Co-Principal Investigator

Freight Planning for Atlanta Region. Atlanta Regional Commission: 2005-2007, $30,000.00


Principal Investigator

Population Projections. Coastal Georgia Regional Development Center: 2006, $43,000.00


Principal Investigator

Health Impact Assessment of the Atlanta Beltline. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: 2005-2006, $87,000.00


Investigator

North Fulton Greenway Project. Georgia Legislature: 2006-2007, $45,930.00


Principal Investigator

Making the Case for Healthy Neighborhoods. Atlanta Neighborhood Development (ANDP): 2006, $20,000.00


Co-Principal Investigator

Evaluation of HOPE VI Revitalization of Grady Homes. Atlanta Housing Authority and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development: 2005,-2011 $501,447.00



Principal Investigator

A Time for Leadership: Growth Management and Florida 2060. 1000 Friends of Florida: 2006, $10,000.00


Co-Principal Investigator

A Generalized Model for Evaluating the Success of Mix-Income Revitalization: With a Case Study of the Chicago Housing Authority. The MacArthur Foundation: 2005-2006, $500,000.00


Co-Principal Investigator

Economic Diversification Plan. Camden County (GA) Public Service Authority: 2005, $125,000.00


Principal Investigator

“Context Sensitive Design” training seminar, Regional Coalition: 2005, $65,000.00


Principal Investigator

“Governments and Growth” training seminar, Regional Coalition: 2005, $40,000.00


Chair

Harry West endowed chair, Georgia Tech Foundation, 09/01/2004 - present


Co-Principal Investigator

“Materials Flow Modeling in Sustainable Industrial Systems within Urban Centers,” National Science Foundation: 2004-2005, $125,000.00


Principal Investigator

“Development Potential of the SR 365 Corridor in Hall County, Georgia: A Quality Growth Study,” Hall County Board of Commissioners: 2004, $50,000.00


Co-Principal Investigator

T. Boston and C. Ross. Grant to purchase 500 books to be distributed free of charge to government officials, policy analysts and researchers concerned with the economic problems of inner cities. T. Boston and C. Ross are authors of the book. The Ford Foundation: 1997-1998, $14,000.00


Co-Principal Investigator

“A Spatial and Statistical Analysis of Commercial Vehicle Activity in Metropolitan Atlanta.” U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: 1997-1998, $41,000.00. Contract G.35-X45


Principal Investigator

“Land Use and Transportation Interaction: An Examination of the 1995 NPTS Data”. Federal Highway Administration: 1996-1997, $25,000.00.


Co-Principal Investigator

“Building the Next Generation of Transportation and Air-Quality Models, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: 1995 to 1999 $372,700.00. Contract #EAS-EPA G-35-X45


Principal Investigator

“The MARTA Impact Study: Comprehensive Assessment of the Impact of the MARTA System on the Atlanta Region, component of the Transit Impact Monitoring Program, Atlanta Regional Commission: 1994 to 1996, $100,000.00. Contract #D-48-A73


Research Associate

“The Benefits and Costs for Rural Transit Systems, Georgia Department of Transportation: 1994-1995, $97,795. Contract #D-48-A94


Principal Investigator

“Building the Next Generation of Transportation and Air Quality Models, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: 1994 to 1999, $8,000,000.00Contract #CR-817732-01


Research Associate

“Mobility Indices,” U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT): 1993-1994, $150,000.00 Contract #AD-48-478


Co-Principal Investigator

Air Quality Modeling in Urban Environments. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: 1992, $800,000.00. Contract #UCAR S9170.


Principal Investigator

Air Quality Modeling In Urban Environments: Analysis of Major Contributors in Non-Attainment Areas and Implications for Improved Air Quality Modeling. Environmental Protection Agency: 1992, $325,000.00. Contract # UCAR S9170


Principal Investigator

The Federal Test Procedure (FTP) Atlanta: Vehicle instrumentation study to identify driving behavior of Atlanta residents. Environmental Protection Agency: 1992, $150,000.00. Contract # UCAR S9170


Principal Investigator

Air Quality Modeling In Urban Environments: Analysis of Major Contributors in Non-Attainment Areas and Implications for Improved Air Quality Modeling. Environmental Protection Agency: 1991, $250,000.00. Contract # UCAR S9170.


Co-Principal Investigator

Transportation Management Associations (TMA’s) in the United States. Assessing Public and Private Efforts to Relieve Congestion and Other Transportation Problems through TMA’s. U.S. Department of Transportation, Urban Mass Transportation Administration: 1991, $130,000.00. Contract # GA-11-0022-92-1


Co-Principal Investigator

The Impact of the Federal Overmatch Initiative. Project funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Urban Mass Transportation Administration, 1990, $104,898.00


Co-Principal Investor

Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship for Minorities: Development of a manuscript on natural disasters and transportation systems. Project funded by the Ford Foundation through the National Research Council, $31,000.00, September 1987 to September 1988.


Research Associate

Determination of an Appropriate Future Role for the Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority. Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority: 1987, $154,000.00. Contract #D-48-669.


Principal Investigator

Overcoming Barriers to Greater Private Sector Involvement in Transportation. U.S. Department of Transportation, Urban Mass Transportation Administration: 1986 – 1987, $93,956.00. Contract #GA110017


Principal Investigator

Private Provision of Transportation Services: Assessment of the ways in which the private sector participates in the delivery of transportation services. College of Architecture/Georgia Institute of Technology: 1984 – 1985, $7,500.00.


Principal Investigator

Transit Operations Institute. U.S. Department of Transportation, Urban Mass Transportation Administration: 1983 – 1984, $89,607.00. Contract #D48615


Principal Investigator

Impact Assessment of Natural Disasters on Transportation Lifelines: 1971 to 1981. National Science Foundation: 1983  1986, $150,000.00. Contract #D48608.


Principal Investigator

Lifeline Engineering: A preliminary examination of the impacts of disasters on a number of urban systems. Project funded by College of Architecture/Georgia Institute of Technology: 1982, $8,422.00.


Principal Investigator

Rural Transportation Planning. College of Architecture/Georgia Institute of Technology: 1981, $7,856.00.


Principal Investigator

Evaluation of Transportation Services. College of Architecture/ Georgia Institute of Technology: 1980, $7,483.00.


Co-Principal Investigator

Evaluating Energy Projects in the Southeast United States. Community Services Administration: 1980, $40,000.00. Contract #D48643.


Co-Principal Investigator

Conducting Type III Evaluations of CSA Programs in the Southeast United States (Region IV). Community Services Administration, Contract #D48643, $222,721.00 January 1980.


Principal Investigator

Policy Sensitive Approach to Transportation Evaluation. U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development/Atlanta University, Contract #5008RG, $16,000.00 September 1979.


Research Associate

Conducting Type III Evaluations of CSA Programs in Southeast United States (Region IV). Community Services Administration (CSA), Contract #D48634, $170,000.00 January 1979.


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