Scott Kuznicki

Research Fellow, Cascadia Center for Regional Development

Scott O. Kuznicki is the recipient of the 2019-2021 Transportation Futures Research Fellowship with the Discovery Institute's Cascadia Center for Regional Development. The Transportation Futures Research Fellowship is designed to encourage collaborative graduate-level research related to transportation policy and operations with an emphasis on human behavior, machine learning, technology integration, and long-term sustainability of the transportation system.  This fellowship offers the opportunity to collaborate with leading organizations, including the International Road Federation, the Transportation Research Board, the Washington Policy Center, and the Cato Institute.  The theme of the 2019-2021 fellowship is "Serving Real Markets in Transportation" and addresses autonomous, connected, electric, and shared technologies.  Mr. Kuznicki also serves the Discovery Institute's members and supporters as the Programs Director for the ACES Northwest Network.  He is a registered Professional Engineer, the President of Modern Traffic Consultants, and the CEO of Battery Renewal Systems.

Mr. Kuznicki's research in 2019 led to speaking engagements at the First International Symposium on Traffic Signs and Pavement Markings in Zagreb, Croatia, followed by an invited speaking engagement at the Intelligent Transportation Society's World Congress in Singapore.  His past research on traffic control devices and self-driving transportation led to the development of the principles of consistency and differentiability for signing, marking, and delineation, and the Road Assessment System for Self-Driving Transport Operations, a result of Mr. Kuznicki's five-year program of research related to machine vision interactions with traffic control devices.  He is currently collaborating with colleagues from around the world to assess the ongoing impacts of motorway networks on market economies and freedom of movement and is collaborating with partners on Transportation Research Board committees to prepare a seminal synthesis of practice of the state of toll collection systems relative to public perception.  These latter two efforts build on work directly supported by the Transportation Futures Fellowship.


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