Associate Research Scientist
Email Brianne Glover
Brianne Glover is an Associate 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 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. She has also developed an economic impact assessment tool that produces economic and mobility results at the MPO level. Other projects include benefit-cost analyses for TIGER and BUILD 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.
While pursuing her Juris Doctor degree she interned with the State of Texas and Brazos County. Before attending law school, Dr. Glover worked for a local civil engineering firm that specialized in roadway, utility, traffic control and drainage design work for local city and TxDOT projects.
Senior Research Scientist
Email David Ellis
Dr. Ellis is a Senior Research Scientist at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute with the Infrastructure Investment Analysis Program. He received his undergraduate degree in agricultural economics (1979), a Master’s in Urban Planning (1990) and a doctorate in Urban and Regional Science (1995) from Texas A&M University. Dr. Ellis’s focuses include transportation economics and finance, demographics, the economic impacts of transportation investment, and tax policy.
His recent work at TTI includes research on transportation supply, demand and finance, transportation tax policy, modeling and forecasting fuel tax and other transportation revenue sources, benefit/cost analysis of transportation improvements, and the effect of fuel price changes on vehicle miles traveled.
Dr. Ellis is invited frequently to testify before the Texas Legislature on topics related to transportation finance, tax policy and revenue forecasting and has been invited on multiple occasions to provide briefings for legislative and congressional staff on the economic impact of infrastructure investment. He has also consulted on multiple occasions with transportation officials in the People’s Republic of China, the World Bank and other states on topics related to tax policy and the relationship between transportation and the economy.
Prior to returning to Texas A&M to work for TTI he was a lobbyist in Austin, representing a number of clients in the construction materials industry before the Texas Legislature and various state boards and agencies. Following that, he served as Director of Research for the Texas Department of Commerce. In that capacity he also served as Director of Research for both the Strategic Economic Policy Commission and the Rural Economic Development Commission.
Email Jeffrey Borowiec
Dr. Borowiec is a Research Scientist with TTI’s Infrastructure Investment Analysis Program in College Station, Texas. He has a variety of experience that primarily includes airport system planning and research, high-speed rail planning, airport land use compatibility, aviation education, air cargo analysis, travel demand modeling, and air quality analysis. He is currently working in TTI’s Infrastructure Investment Analysis Program where he works on aviation research and transportation policy issues involving a wide variety of transportation topics including transportation finance. He is currently actively involved in research projects with the Texas Department of Transportation involving unmanned aerial systems and innovative freight technologies. He also lead the ACRP Synthesis project on Attracting Investment at General Aviation Airports Through Public-Private Partnerships and was a team member of ACRP 01-33 Preparing for the Connected Airport and the Internet of Things.
He recently led projects examining the design-build project delivery method and VMT estimation methodologies. Dr. Borowiec led and recently completed a project developing an economic benefit tool for the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART). He also previously served as project supervisor for TTI’s high-speed rail support contract with TxDOT’s Rail Division. He assembled and supervised an interdisciplinary staff working to develop a high-speed rail compendium, perform education and outreach activities, coordinate between on-going HSR studies, identify the state role in HSR planning, and understand the economic development potential of HSR systems. He also managed and coordinated a nationally respected peer panel as part of the high-speed rail effort. He continues to do planning and research work for the Aviation Division.
Dr. Borowiec is an instrument-rated private pilot and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in aeronautical management technology and a Master of Public Administration with an option in public works management. 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 developed 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.
Assistant Transportation Researcher
Email Tengxi Wang
Dr. Wang recently completed his Ph.D degree in Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University. He earned his 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 programming the IIA program’s analytical models, geared at creating web user interfaces to help inform the public.
Graduate Assistant Researcher
Email Jacqueline Kuzio
Jacqueline Kuzio is a Graduate Assistant Researcher in the Infrastructure Investment Analysis Program of the Texas A&M Transportation Institute. Before joining TTI in 2016, Jacqueline earned her Bachelor of Arts in Politics and American Studies from The University of Nottingham and her Master of Public Administration degree from the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Sciences at Texas A&M University, with a focus on emerging technologies in transportation.
Engineering Graduate Student Worker
Email Bill Prieto
Bill Prieto is an Engineering Graduate Student Worker in the Infrastructure Investment Analysis Program of the Texas A&M Transportation Institute. Bill earned his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of North Texas. As an undergraduate student, he researched surface catalysts to efficiently convert biomass into energy. He is currently pursuing 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.
Engineering Graduate Student Worker
Email Eric Washington
Eric Washington is an Engineering Graduate Student Worker in the Infrastructure Investment Analysis Program. Eric is pursuing a Master of International Affairs with an emphasis on Foreign Policy, Grand Strategy, and Defense Policy at The Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University. Before joining the Texas A&M Transportation Institute in 2019, Eric worked as an AmeriCorps member for the College Advising Corps in Houston, TX. In 2016, Eric earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science with an emphasis on International Relations, Diversity, and Race, Ethnicity, and Gender Politics from Texas A&M University.
Email Brittan Rhome
Brittan Rhome is a Student Assistant in the Infrastructure Investment Analysis Program of the Texas A&M Transportation Institute. Brittan is currently a sophomore at Texas A&M University and is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Economics and plans on earning his Masters of Science in Finance beginning in the summer of 2020.