Email Brianne Glover
Brianne Glover is a Research Scientist with the Texas A&M Transportation Institute and Manager of the Infrastructure Investment Analysis Program. She is an Attorney and Counselor at Law, licensed to practice in the state of Texas. She has been involved with numerous research projects within the Infrastructure Investment Analysis Program and the Mobility Analysis Program that focus on transportation financing as well as the economic impacts associated with transportation improvements. Dr. Glover has testified before the Texas House of Representatives Transportation Subcommittee on Long- Term Planning Legislature regarding finance options as well as future funding needs.
Dr. Glover’s main focus is the maintenance and future development of the Transportation Revenue Estimator and Needs Determination System (TRENDS) model. The TRENDS model is designed to provide transportation planners, policy makers and the public with a tool to forecast transportation revenues and expenses based on a user-defined level of investment at both the state and local level. Other projects include legal reviews concerning right-of-way issues and compensation, benefit-cost analyses for federal grant applications, economic impact assessments for both the public and private sector, and on-call research support for the Texas legislature regarding financial tools and forecasts, as well as economic transportation topics. Her research spans all modes of transportation with sponsors ranging from local cities and counties, various state agencies both inside Texas and around the country, as well as participation in numerous national cooperative research program projects.
Senior Research Scientist
Aviation Practice Leader
Email Jeffrey Borowiec
Dr. Borowiec is a Senior Research Scientist with TTI’s Infrastructure Investment Analysis Program in College Station, Texas where he also serves as the Aviation Practice Leader. He has more than 25 years of experience in a variety of areas that primarily include airport planning and research, aviation education, high-speed rail planning and research, airport land use compatibility, air cargo analysis, travel demand modeling, and air quality analysis. He currently works in TTI’s Infrastructure Investment Analysis Program where he leads aviation and transportation policy related research. He is currently actively involved in projects with the Texas Department of Transportation’s Aviation Division and their Research and Technology Implementation Program in support of their airport system planning activities. He has been very active in both TRB and ACRP activities. He currently serves at Chair of the TRB Standing Committee on Aviation System Planning and as a Handling Editor for the Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research
Dr. Borowiec currently leads the research staff supporting Texas’ Urban Air Mobility Advisory Committee. The committee was established by Texas Senate Bill 763 (SB763) in the Spring of 2021 to help facilitate the urban air mobility industry in Texas. In this effort, he works closely with Texas Department of Transportation’s Aviation Division and Strategy and Innovation Division. In his work supporting TxDOT Aviation Division’s continuous planning program, he has visited more than 220 airports in the Texas Airport System Plan. He works closely with the Aviation Division’s Planning and Programming staff in conducting technical analyses related to the Texas Airport System. He also recently led aviation-related research projects for TxDOT’s Research and Technology Implementation Division. He has also conducted organizational customer service assessments for the Aviation Division. Since 2006 he has served as program chair for the annual Texas Aviation Conference and Executive Editor of the Aviation Division’s full-color, quarterly publication, Wingtips. He has also been the lead contributor to the Aviation in Texas of the Texas Almanac for 20 years.
Dr. Borowiec is an instrument-rated private pilot who also holds a remote pilot certificate with an sUASrating. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in aeronautical management technology from Arizona State University and a Master of Public Administration with an option in public works management from California State University, Long Beach. In addition, he has a Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Science, with a specialization in transportation/aviation, from Texas A&M University.
Assistant Research Scientist
Email Max Steadman
Max Steadman is an Assistant Research Scientist in the Infrastructure Investment Analysis Program of the Texas A&M Transportation Institute. Before joining TTI in 2014, Mr. Steadman earned his Bachelor of Science in Political Science degree from Texas A&M and his Master of Public Administration degree from the George Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M. While at the George Bush School, his concentrations were Policy Analysis and Energy, Environment and Technology Policy.
Since joining TTI, Mr. Steadman’s focus has been on economic impact assessments and cost benefit analyses for the public sector. He developed a comprehensive financial model which estimates the costs and benefits of a potential seawater desalination plant and pipeline network on the Texas coast. He has also co-authored a report on the state of funding for connected vehicle infrastructure and maintains a set of transportation related economic indicators. Mr. Steadman’s recent work focused on creating a benefit cost methodology for estimating the benefits to the agricultural sector resulting from transportation projects along the US-Mexico border.
Associate Transportation Researcher
Email Tengxi Wang
Dr. Wang is an Associate Transportation Researcher in the Infrastructure Investment Analysis Program of the Texas A&M Transportation Institute. Before joining TTI in 2017, he earned his Ph.D degree in Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University and Bachelor of Science degree and Master of Science degree in Automation from the Beijing Institute of Technology in Beijing, China. From 2009 to 2011, Tengxi was a Research & Development Engineer with Veros Systems in College Station, TX. While there he performed product development regarding both software and hardware.
Dr. Wang’s current work focuses on handling large GIS datasets and programming the IIA program’s analytical models, geared at creating web tools to help inform the public. The datasets he has dealt with include sales/property data in Texas, traffic data from TxDOT Roadway- Highway Inventory (RHiNo) road network and proprietary traffic speed data (INRIX). Some highlighted projects Dr. Wang is currently involved in are the Transportation Revenue Estimator and Needs Determination System (TRENDS) model, the Airport Rates and Charges Model, the Truck Congestion Analysis Tool(TCAT) and the Congestion Management Process Assessment Tool (COMPAT)
Assistant Research Scientist
Email Jacqueline Kuzio
Dr. Kuzio is an Assistant Research Scientist in the Infrastructure Investment Analysis (IIA) Program at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI). She began working with the IIA program in 2016 and during that time begun work on her Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Science at Texas A&M University. In 2021, she completed her Ph.D. that focused on transportation technology investment and how those investments can be equitable and just. Before joining TTI, Dr. Kuzio completed her Master’s in Public Administration at The George Bush School of Government and Public Service. Her studies at The Bush School concentrated on state and local government and transportation policy.
During her time at TTI, Dr. Kuzio has worked on a range of projects involving policy analysis, economic impact, and transportation funding and finance. She recently led an effort to develop an economic impact tool for electric vehicle infrastructure that will assist practitioners and policymakers with funding decisions. Dr. Kuzio has also utilized ArcGIS to develop maps and conduct spatial analysis for rail and hazard material transportation. Other project experience includes legal reviews relating to the right-of-way, economic impact assessments for various modes in both the public and private sector, and aviation planning and finance research.
Assistant Transportation Researcher
Email Bill Prieto
Bill Prieto is an Assistant Transportation Researcher in the Infrastructure Investment Analysis Program of the Texas A&M Transportation Institute. Mr.Prieto earned his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of North Texas, where he researched surface catalysts to efficiently convert biomass into energy. He recently completed a Master of Public Administration from the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M with a concentration in Policy Analysis and Energy, Environment, and Technology Policy. Since joining TTI in 2019 as an Engineering Graduate Student Worker, he helped his team with completing several projects including an airport rates and charges tool, an airport economic impact estimator tool, and an electric vehicle infrastructure economic impact tool.
Email Brittan Rhome
Brittan Rhome is a Student Assistant in the Infrastructure Investment Analysis Program of the Texas A&M Transportation Institute. He is currently a senior in Mays Business School at Texas A&M University, pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Business Management Pre-Law with a minor in Economics. Since joining the team in 2019, Brittan has provided assistance in various projects including an airport economic impact estimator tool, an economic impact study of electric vehicle infrastructure expansion on Texas Metros, as well as an economic assessment of wait times at the U.S.-Mexico border.