Emil H. Frankel is the Director of Transportation Policy for the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington, DC, and an independent consultant on transportation policy and public management issues. In early 2008 he served, as Acting Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Transportation. From 2005 to 2007 he was a Principal Consultant of Parsons Brinckerhoff, the international engineering and consulting firm. He is currently a Visiting Lecturer at the Yale School of Management and the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Mr. Frankel was Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy of the U.S. Department of Transportation from 2002 to 2005. Appointed by President George W. Bush, Mr. Frankel played a key role in the coordination and development of the Administration’s proposal to reauthorize the Federal highway, transit, and highway safety programs. He also provided policy leadership in such areas as intermodal freight transportation, reform of the Nation’s intercity passenger rail system, trasportation project financing, and the application of information technologies to transportation systems operations.