J. Sam Lott has 35 years of experience planning and designing all modes of ground and rail transportation systems, with particular expertise in advanced transportation technologies. His experience includes system conceptual design and analysis, performance and operations analyses, cost estimating, system specifications, and design verification review and testing.
Transit: Specific project experience in monorail, maglev, automated people mover, bus rapid transit (BRT), street trolley, light rail (LRT), high-capacity rapid transit/metros, commuter rail systems and leading edge technologies for personal rapid transit (PRT) and group rapid transit (GRT).
Multimodal: Specific project experience with major activity centers, airports and intermodal centers, for pedestrian systems, elevator and escalator systems, and moving walkways; roadway systems for transit corridors and mixed mode traffic flows; and freeways under normal and congested flow conditions.
Simulations: Lead in development and application of the Advanced Land-Transportation Performance Simulation TM (ALPSTM), one of the most advanced analysis tools in the transportation field for modeling complex, multimodal operating environments.
International Recognition: – 10 years as the Vice Chairman of the ASCE Automated People Mover Standards Committee, that developed the first complete set of safety, design, and operational standards for fully automated transit systems – From 2002 and 2010 as the U.S. representative to Working Group 45 of the International Electrotechnical Commission, Technical Committee 9 Electrified Railways (IEC TC9) focusing on the development of safety standards for large-scale, fully automated urban metros, in particular high-capacity rapid transit and subway systems. – Speaker at the 2012 Transportation Research Board annual conference addressing the “Emerging Importance of Automated Guideway Transit in the Multimodal Context” at the request of the TRB Major Activity Center Circulation Systems subcommittee.