JeffBoard member since 2016

Professor Casello’s interests lie in urban transportation systems and their impacts on healthy and economically viable urban are-as. As such, he conducts research on the design and operation of public transportation systems, urban roadway systems, and facilities for non-motorized modes. His research aims to pro-mote efficient, balanced transportation that enhances regional economic competitiveness and supports social mobility. He is an expert in the planning, design and operation of sustain-able transportation systems. He has written more than 50 articles and reports for both scholarly and professional audiences.

Dr. Casello has been asked to provide advice to governments throughout Canada. In 2014, he was invited to speak to members of Canadian Parliament on the future of public transportation. In 2016, he helped develop regional transportation policy for the Mayors of Southwestern Ontario. Professionally, Professor Casello has worked as a consultant, instructor and researcher with many transit agencies and cities in the US, Canada and abroad. These include Singapore (Land Transport Authority), Washington DC (WMATA), Houston (METRO), Philadelphia (SEPTA), the Regional Municipality of Waterloo (GRT), the City of Kingston, the City of London (LTC) and Mexico City (D.F.). Dr. Casello has also worked in the public sector for the New York State Department of Transportation. Jeff came to the University of Waterloo from the University of Pennsylvania, where he completed his Ph.D. and served as a Postdoctoral Researcher. He also did his undergraduate work in Philadelphia, as well as a Masters degree. He also completed a second Masters degree at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in Troy, New York, where his research involved traveler behaviour in the presence of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). Jeff is a Professional Engineer in New York and Pennsylvania.