Dr. Alexander E. Metcalf, as President of the company,
assumes overall responsibility for the firms transportation,
economics and systems studies. He is an internationally recognized
authority in the areas of transportation economics, demand forecasting,
economic and financial analysis, and transportation models and systems,
with particular expertise in rail and port business planning. Dr.
Metcalf held management positions in different companies including
Cole, Sherman & Associates, Transecon International, British
Rail and London Transport. He has implemented projects Britain,
Ireland, Canada and the U.S.
Ms. Celia Pew, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Economist with TEMS,
is a highly experienced transportation and land use economist who
is a specialist in urban development economics. She has been responsible
for the project management and coordination of a number of major
economic and land use planning studies throughout North America.
These studies, both private and public sector, have included central
and local government, development agencies, and the railroad and
transit agencies and industries.
Dr. Edwin "Chip" Kraft, Director of Operations, has over
25 years of experience in the railroad industry. Dr. Kraft has worked
on both freight and passenger planning projects in prior positions
at ConRail, CSX, Union Pacific, and Amtrak. He is a recognized expert
in passenger and freight rail operations, simulation and project
evaluation. Dr. Kraft is the author of numerous papers and articles
on rail operations and line capacity modeling, and holds two U.S.
patents for improved rail yard designs. His current project management
responsibilities include the Midwest Regional Rail Initiative, Cleveland
Hub Study, VIA Rail infrastructure and operations systems project
and freight railroad capacity studies.