Cubic Transportation Systems has announced the appointment of Professor David Begg, DSc., BA, to its advisory board.
Professor Begg is a leading authority on transportation, regularly advising the UK government on strategic road, rail and airport infrastructure projects. He also serves as a non-executive director of Heathrow Airport Holdings Limited (formerly BAA), is visiting Professor in Sustainable Transport at Plymouth University and a sought-after media commentator on transportation-related matters.
Cubic established its advisory board two years ago as a key measure in the mission to transform its business. The company’s customers face rapidly changing dynamics and unprecedented challenges as the growth of urban populations continues. Cubic’s aim is to become an ever more agile partner for its customers as they seek to develop more effective services and infrastructure capabilities.
Professor Begg joins a panel of luminaries that includes Bruce Baird, previously holder of several Australian government ministerial posts; Willie Brown, former Mayor of San Francisco and Speaker of the California State Assembly; Robert D. Jamison, one-time deputy administrator of the U.S. Federal Transit Administration, acting administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration, and under secretary for the Department of Homeland Security, and Norman Mineta, who served in both the Clinton and George W. Bush administrations, lastly as secretary of transportation.
Commenting on his appointment, Professor Begg said, “Intelligent transport systems have the potential to transform travel behavior in the way the railway did in the 19th century and the internal combustion engine did in the 20th. Cubic is at the forefront of making that revolution a reality and I am delighted to have the opportunity to contribute to that progress.”
Steve Shewmaker, president of Cubic Transportation Systems and executive vice president of Cubic Corp., said, “The value of the advisory board is evident in the progress we have made in the two years since its formation. We welcome Professor Begg and recognize that with his appointment we gain access to the knowledge and experience of a key opinion former in the travel and transportation fields.”