The University Transportation Research Center (UTRC), located at The City College of New York (CCNY) of the City University of New York (CUNY), announced the appointment of Distinguished Lecturer Matthew W. Daus, Esq. as Transportation Technology Chair.
Mr. Daus was the longest-serving New York City Taxi & Limousine Commission (TLC) Chair. He is also President of the International Association of Transportation Regulators (IATR), has worked at the UTRC for the past eight years and has authored and published substantial research in the area of transportation policy, innovation, law and regulation. He has also lectured around the world and continues to teach courses in transportation sustainability, history, technology, regulation and policy to graduate students at CCNY’s Grove School of Engineering.
Distinguished Lecturer Daus will continue to serve in his faculty and academic position at CUNY but will immediately undertake enhanced responsibilities at the UTRC as Transportation Technology Chair. He will have the responsibility to grow and support the activities of the UTRC throughout the region and globally, through collaboration on educational activities and events, research endeavors, strategic partnerships and other initiatives involving transportation policy, technology, multi-modal integration, automation and innovation.
“Matt has and continues to do an outstanding job of helping the UTRC spread knowledge and influence policy through his research, lectures and activities at CUNY, and at this critical time of mobility change, is well positioned to help build and expand the influence and reach of the UTRC,” said Dr. Camille Kamga, UTRC Director.
In addition to teaching and researching, Mr. Daus’ expanded responsibilities will now include the following initiatives and roles:
- To Chair and build the UTRC Advisory Board, and foster relationships and strategic partnerships with other academic institutions, transportation related organizations, government agencies and the private sector to promote collaboration in research and educational initiatives involving data management and transfer.
- To focus on law, policy and governance in the transportation technology mobility ecosystem, and to conduct research and educational endeavors in the areas of data privacy and access, insurance, labor and employment law and other disciplines related to the advent of “Mobility-As-A-Service”, Shared & Automated Vehicle Mobility.
- To build, manage and maintain the UTRC transportation Data Commons, through hosting, participating in and conducting transportation related “Hack-a-Thons” and “Data Challenges” for a wide variety of purposes and goals, and to develop partnerships with academic institutions, students, non-profit think tanks and organizations, government agencies and the private sector to advance the scope of knowledge, innovation and proactive policy change.
- To oversee and supervise government affairs and relations for the UTRC with respect to events, partnerships, grants and strategic initiatives, and to enhance the public profile of the UTRC locally and internationally.
In addition to these new and challenging set of goals, Distinguished Lecturer Daus will maintain his existing responsibilities at CCNY/CUNY and the UTRC, including:
- Lecturing at CCNY/CUNY, teaching graduate courses in transportation sustainability, history, technology, policy and regulation.
- To continue to build and expand the IATR, www.iatr.global, a non-profit organization of government regulators that promotes educational activities, including training and conferences, as well as best practices in for-hire ground transportation.
- Organize, moderate and plan symposia and other events for the UTRC involving transportation technology and policy, both locally and abroad, to further knowledge, collaboration and partnerships with government agencies, academia and the private sector.