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Tom Jacobs Named New Director of CATT

Tom Jacobs Named New Director of CATT

Tom Jacobs
Tom Jacobs

Tom Jacobs has been named the new Director of the Center for Advanced Transportation Technology (CATT). Jacobs has over 18 years of professional experience in the areas of program and project management, traffic engineering, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), and Management and Operations. He has been with the Center of Advanced Transportation Technology since 1999 and in that time has led the Capital Wireless Information Net (CapWIN) Program, overseen development of the Center for Advanced Transportation Technology Transportation Lab, provided ongoing assistance to various Maryland State Highway Administration CHART Program initiatives, and participated in numerous National Cooperative Highway Research projects. Jacobs’ areas of interest include traffic incident management, regional information systems, systems engineering, mobile data communications, performance measures, integrated corridor management, commercial vehicle operations, distance learning, technology transfer, and planning for operations.

The CATT Director Search Committee had recommended Jacobs unanimously following an extensive nationwide search. In his capacity as the Director of CATT, he will also direct the Technology Transfer Center that is now integrated into CATT operations.

The Civil and Environmental Engineering Department also thanks Mr. Philip Tarnoff for his dedicated service as the Director of CATT over the past 11 years. CATT grew by leaps and bounds to its current stature and recognition in the transportation arena under his leadership. Additionally, we would like to thank the search committee, and especially Dr. Chuck Schwartz, for their hard work in screening the applicants and identifying a very talented pool of candidate in the search process.

Congratulations to Tom!

January 30, 2009


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The CATT Director Search Committee had recommended Jacobs unanimously following an extensive nationwide search.

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