Eric C. Peterson is senior level expert in transport policy, project finance, infrastructure development, project management, regulatory affairs, congressional relations, and coalition building. Eric has an extensive knowledge of transportation, transportation policy and research, infrastructure, economic development and finance.
Eric has experience in the public and private sectors at all levels in the US and before various multi-lateral international organizations and has authored research papers, journal articles and book chapters on transportation issues including the funding and financing of infrastructure improvements, public/private partnerships, intercity and high-speed passenger rail, and economic development.
An active member of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academy of Sciences, the Eno Center for Transportation, the Transportation Research Forum and the American Public Transportation Association, Eric has organized workshops, participated in panel discussions, and delivered keynote speeches on a wide range of transportation issues including statistical research, intercity and high-speed passenger rail, transit system resilience, and funding and financing alternatives for transportation infrastructure.
Eric’s other transportation-related engagements include the promotion of green technology for unpaved and utility roads, and advancing intelligent transportation systems including V2V, PTC, and NextGen aviation navigation systems. Previously, Eric has been involved with the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, the Arlington County, Virginia Economic Development Commission, the Mineta Transportation Institute at San Diego State University, the Miller Center for Public Policy at the University of Virginia, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Eric has a Masters in public communication from Boston University and a Bachelors in political science from Nebraska Wesleyan University.