Dr. Andrew Farkas

Director, National Transportation Center / Professor
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Dr. Andrew Farkas is Director of the National Transportation Center and Professor of Transportation at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland. He has responsibilities for managing a federally funded university transportation center and all of its research, education and technology transfer programs. He was appointed in 2011 to the Maryland Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Council by Governor Martin O'Malley to help the state plan and prepare for electric vehicles. He has served as president of the Council of University Transportation Centers, the organization for all university transportation centers in the nation. In 2011 the American Road and Transportation Builders Association presented its S.S. Steinberg Outstanding Educator Award to Dr. Farkas for his contributions to transportation education.

Dr. Farkas has had responsibilities for teaching and research in transportation economics and policy, logistics, public transportation and land use. His recent research focuses have been on electric vehicle commuting and willingness-to-pay for connected vehicles. He has also conducted research on urban transportation policy, particularly transportation funding, congestion, safety, environmental impact and demand management. He developed grant proposals and conducted research on strategic transportation planning, energy consumption of transportation systems, employee commute options, and socioeconomic impacts of road pricing. He has published numerous articles on transportation research and presented research papers here and abroad.

Prior to joining Morgan State University in 1983, Dr. Farkas worked as transportation and engineering economist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture and as research associate in economics for the Georgia Department of Transportation. He received the Ph.D. in Geography and the M.A. in Economics from the University of Georgia and an A.B. in Economics from Georgia Southern College.