Coming to you live from his home in Texas, TDS Program Director, Russell Henk will host a Q&A with traffic safety experts. This is a unique opportunity for attendees to ask the expert their pressing questions. TDS hopes to create a space for sharing knowledge and resources. Grab your lunch and join us for a chat with the experts below.
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Mr. Wunderlich is a Senior Research Engineer and the Director of the Center for Transportation Safety at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute. In that role, he is responsible for leading the Center’s efforts in traffic safety research, policy analysis, education, and outreach. Over the past few years, much of Mr. Wunderlich’s work has focused on understanding the factors associated with traffic fatalities and injuries at the state and national levels and finding ways to lower them. He most recently led TTI’s work in assisting the Texas Department of Transportation with developing the Texas Strategic Highway Safety plan and the pilot project to incorporate data-driven safety analyses into decision-making in a TxDOT District.
Buck Russel serves as Union Pacific Railroads Manager of Public Safety. His main objective is to prevent rail related accidents through education, enforcement, engineering and community outreach. Buck is a part of a team that focuses on promoting public safety across Union Pacific Railroads system, which encompasses 23 states. The team works with Federal, State and local governments to address driver behaviors and railroad crossing engineering improvements to increase safety for the general public and Union Pacific Railroads employees. Buck started his career with Union Pacific Railroad as a locomotive engineer over 20 years ago. Prior to joining Union Pacific, he served in the U.S. Air Force and a Police Officer as a Patrol Corporal.