Dipl.-Ing., University of Belgrade, 1960
M. Eng., University of California/Berkeley, 1965
Ph.D., University of California/Berkeley, 1966
First recipient of the Dr. Friedrich Lehner
Medal, Munich, Germany, 1982
Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Foreign
Russian Academy of Architecture and
Construction Sciences, Foreign Member, 2005.
Areas of Research
Urban Transportation: Systems and their relationships. Intermodal and
balanced transportation systems. Policies and methods for achieving
intermodal balance. Impacts of different transportation modes on urban
environment, economy and social conditions. Measures to achieve
Urban Public Transportation: Technology, planning, design and operation
of transit systems. Bus transit system design and
operation. Light Rail, Metro and Regional Rail systems
characteristics, vehicles and infrastructure and operation. Automated
and special transit modes. ITS applications.
Highway Transportation: Design of highways and streets. Channelization. Traffic engineering. Traffic flow and
control of . Signal timing. ITS applications.
Bicycle and pedestrian systems and facilities planning. Traffic
calming and pedestrian zones.
Transportation Networks: Characteristics, design and operation of
freeway and street networks, bus and rail transit systems networks.
Railroad Systems: Amtrak and regional rail systems. High-speed railways
and Maglev systems.
Transportation Systems and Facilities;
Systems and Technology;
Senior Design Projects in Systems Engineering.
Lectures, Papers, Presentations and Testimonies
Presented lectures and short courses at 75 different universities,
including University of Alberta-Edmonton, Canada; University of Belgrade;
University of California, Berkeley; Carnegie-Mellon University; University
of Kobe; University of Lisbon; MIT; TU München,
Princeton University, Universidad de Rio de Janeiro; Universita
di Roma; Universidad de Sao Paolo, Brazil; Universidad
Simon Bolivar - Caracas; Universitait van Stellenbosch - RSA; Tokyo University; ETH Zürich and
Papers and presentations at the meetings of the Institute of Transportation
Engineers, International Union of Public
Transport, ORSA/INFORMS, Regional Science Association, Transportation
Research Board. Testimonies in US Congressional committees, Conference of
Mayors. Lecture in Departments of Transportation in U.S., Argentina
and South Africa.
Lectures in Transit and Planning Agencies:
Brisbane Transit - Brisbane; Hamburger Hochbahn -
Hamburg; London Transport - London; Metro - Lisbon; TRTA - Tokyo; MTA -
Baltimore; NYCT - New York; SEPTA – Philadelphia; METRO –
"Transit Operating Manual", Pennsylvania Department of
"Urban Public Transportation Systems and Technology",
Prentice-Hall,1981; 673 pages.
For information about Transportation for Livable Cities, or to order
the book, visit the "Transportation
for Livable Cities page". For information
about the two Urban Transit books or to order these books, visit the
web page at the publisher's home page.
About 120 articles, mostly on urban transportation, published in the United States, Yugoslavia/Serbia,
Germany, Italy, Japan,
and other countries. Selected
recent articles are available here.
About 30 reports, including:
"Value of Speed in Transit Services"
"Timed Transfer Systems: Planning, Design and Operation"
"Parking Policy as a Transportation System Management Measure" -
(With S. Kikuchi) "General Operations Plan for the SEPTA Regional High
Speed System" - 1984
"New York City Control Center Modernization" - 1990
"Bus Transit System - Its Underutilized Potential" - 1994
"Long-Range Plan for SEPTA's Regional Rail System"
"Cars, Transit and Livable Cities" - 1996
"Transportation Improvements for Increased Livability in the
Philadelphia Region" - 1999
Consultant on planning, design and operations of transportation systems to:
U.S. Department of Transportation - FTA
Manchester, Great Britain;
New York and Philadelphia, USA;
Rome and Naples, Italy;
Mexico City, Mexico
Transit and planning agencies:
NYCT - New York,
BART – San Francisco,
WMATA - Washington
Wilbur Smith and Associates, De Leuw Cather & Co., Parsons Brinckerhoff Quade
and Douglas, Venturi and Rauch, Gellman Associates, Cambridge Systematics, BKS - Pretoria, CRS Sirrine,
Buckhurst, Fish & Jacquemart and others.
Born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, in 1935. Immigrated in the United States in
Married to Radmila V. Vuchic,
Ph.D. Children: Monika, Boris, Lili and Victor.
Hobbies: music, mountaineering, swimming, ping-pong.
Languages: Serbo-Croatian (mother tongue), English and German. Some
Russian, French, Spanish.
Major field of interest: International relations and 19th - 20th century
220 South 33rd Street
Telephone: (215) 898-8345;
Fax: (215) 898-5020
Professor Vukan R. Vuchic
Department of Electrical and Systems
Philadelphia PA 19104-6315 or by
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