Kimberly Eccles, P.E, Principal, VHB, Inc., Raleigh, NC, USA, Paul
de Leur, Ph.D., Road Safety Engineer, Insurance Corporation of British Columbia,
Vancouver, BC, Canada, Phineas Baxandall, Ph.D., Sr. Analyst for Tax & Budget
Policy, U.S. Public Interest Research Group, Boston, MA, USA
Kim Eccles is a Principal with Vanasse Hangen Brustlin,
Inc. (VHB). She is committed to transportation safety, specializing in safety
evaluations, traffic control devices, and crash data analysis. She has published
papers on a variety of safety topics, with a particular concentration on safety
evaluations, intersections, and horizontal curves.
Paul de Leur has over 20 years of experience within the
discipline of road safety engineering. Dr. de Leur served as Director of the
Highway Safety Branch for the British Columbia Ministry of Transportation, and
later became an independent consultant, forming de Leur Consulting Ltd. in 1998,
providing specialized road safety engineering services. He has now recently
joined the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia as a Road Safety Engineer.
Phineas Baxandall is the Senior Policy Analyst for Tax and
Budget issues for U.S. PIRG. He oversees policy and strategy development for tax
and budget campaigns, including campaigns for transportation reform. Mr.
Baxandall is a leading expert in his field and has appeared on numerous talk
shows and conducted studio interviews and debates for outlets such as CNN,
MSNBC, Fox and PBS. His op-eds have appeared in dozens of newspapers across the
country and he has been quoted in numerous publications such as the New York
Times and the Economist. He often presents at conferences and has given invited
testimony and public comment to state legislatures, Congress, and the U.S.
Department of Transportation. His blogs appear often on the National Journal
Transportation Expert blog and on Huffington Post. He serves on the executive
board of the transportation coalition Transportation for America, as well as the
privatization study group, In the Public Interest