A great man is one who collects knowledge the way a bee collects honey and uses it to help people overcome the difficulties they endure - hunger, ignorance and disease!
- Nikola Tesla

Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists.
- Franklin Roosevelt

While their territory has been devastated and their homes despoiled, the spirit of the Serbian people has not been broken.
- Woodrow Wilson

Vukan R. Vuchic

Education
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 Member, 1993
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 livable cities.

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.

Courses Taught
Transportation Systems Engineering;
Design of Transportation Systems and Facilities;
Transit Systems and Technology;
Cities and Transportation;
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 others.

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 – Istanbul Ulasim.

Publications
Books:
"Transit Operating Manual", Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, 1978.
"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 book's web page at the publisher's home page.

Articles:
About 120 articles, mostly on urban transportation, published in the United States, Yugoslavia/Serbia, Germany, Italy, Japan, Belgium, and other countries. Selected recent articles are available here.

Reports:
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" - 1979
(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" - 1994
"Cars, Transit and Livable Cities" - 1996
"Transportation Improvements for Increased Livability in the Philadelphia Region" - 1999

Consulting
Consultant on planning, design and operations of transportation systems to:
U.S. Department of Transportation - FTA

Cities:
Belgrade, Serbia;
Edmonton, Canada;
Lima, Peru;
Manchester, Great Britain;
New York and Philadelphia, USA;
Perth, Australia;
Rome and Naples, Italy;
Toronto, Canada
Mexico City, Mexico

Transit and planning agencies:
NYCT - New York,
SEPTA- Philadelphia,
BART – San Francisco,
WMATA - Washington

Consulting firms:
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.

Personal
Born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, in 1935. Immigrated in the United States in 1961.
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 history.

From Personal Web-Page


SA

 

People Directory

Metropolitan Christopher (Kovačević)

(1963–1978)

Bishop Christopher came at the helm of the Eastern American and Canadian Diocese when the Diocese was well organized by his two predecessors. He focused on the Church schools and religious education of adults. There was already an Education Department with developed plans and programs. In addition to the Church Educational work during the period of Bishop Christopher’s administration, new Church School Congregations and parishes were organized; new Churches and other facilities were built.

In 1910, Petar Kovacevich left his town of Grahovo and after a lengthy and arduous journey he arrived in the southern part of America, on the shore of the Gulf Coast in the city of Galveston where the oldest organized Serbian parish in America originated in 1862–1864. After four years, in 1914 on St. Vitus Day (Vidovdan), his bride Rista nee Vujačić, a native of Grahovo, arrived and together through hard physical labor they gave birth and raised twelve children, eight sons and four daughters. The ninth born child, Velimir, was born on 25 December 1928, according to the new calendar, which he, despite his baptized name Velimir, was nicknamed Chris by his American friends, by which he was known to his circle of friends and acquaintances.

Read more ...

Publishing

Theological Disambiguations

An Unconventional Handbook of Orthodox Theology

by Rev. Vladan Perisic

Foreword
by Fr John Behr

It is a great pleasure to see this work published, making available some of the most important writings of Fr Vladan Perisic over the last couple of decades available, together in one volume, to an English speaking audience. Fr Vladan’s work is well known in Serbia, and in broader academic and ecumenical circles. But it can now receive the much wider readership that it deserves, and, as a collected volume, its scope, coherence, and significance is sure to receive the recognition it deserves.

The eighteen essays collected here treat diverse topics, from academic theology (and its place in the Church) to questions of life and death, from historically oriented studies, on Sts Ignatius and Gregory Palamas, to contemporary issues, such as human rights and ecology. Each of them is characterized by meticulous scholarship and great insight, clarity of thought and expression.

Read more ...