News and Events
Cass Information Systems Team Spoke in Transportation Class
Based in Bridgeton, Missouri, Cass Information Systems is the nation’s largest freight payment solutions provider and has hired several UMSL graduates who earned the Minor in Transportation Studies. The team from Cass described the company’s processes and outlined the attributes the firm seeks in new employees.
Picture Above: Don Pesek (Director, Audit & Rating Services), Julie Fallon (Auditing Services Coordinator), Andy Skosky (Project Leader, Global Rating & Audit, and 2011 UMSL graduate with Minor in Transportation Studies), Conrad Pawlowski (Manager, Product Support), Tammy Schamber (Manager, Client Relations), Christi Reiter (Senior Human Resources Manager), and Dr. Daniel Rust
St. Louis Hosted AGTA and IATR Joint Conference
The Airport Ground Transportation Association and the International Association of Transportation Regulators partnered for their first-ever joint conference, held at St Louis’ Ballpark Hilton in September 2013, with the theme "Building Regulatory Bridges" between airports, operators and regulators.
Picture Above: Dr. Ray Mundy giving a presentation at the AGTA & IATR Joint Conference
Dr. Schwantes and Dr. Rust Presented at Lexington Group
Dr. Carlos A. Schwantes and Dr. Daniel Rust each made presentations at the annual meeting of the Lexington Group in Kansas City, October 2013. Dr. Schwantes’ presentation was entitled: “The Electric Interurban vs. Gasoline Automobiles,” and Dr. Rust’s presentation was entitled: “The Passenger Transportation Revolution of the 1950s.”
Picture Above: Dr. Rust (right) and Dr. Schwantes (left) inside the Kansas City Union Station
John Grant Helm Scholarship 2013 Winner Jill Bernard
Jill Bernard is pursuing her Ph.D. in Business Administration with an emphasis in Logistics and Supply Chain Management and Marketing as a supporting field. She is a Boeing Fellow and a member of Phi Kappa Phi, the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals and the American Marketing Association. Click here to know more about John Grant Helm Scholarships.
Dr. Daniel Rust Spoke at National Defense Transportation Association(NDTA)
Dr. Daniel Rust spoke on the topic of current trends in transportation at the National Defense Transportation Association (NDTA) Chapter 82’s National Transportation Week Luncheon on May 14, 2013, in O’Fallon, Illinois.
Wendell Cox Visited the Center for Transportation Studies
Wendell Cox is the principal and sole owner of Wendell Cox Consultancy/Demographia, based in the St. Louis and editor of three web sites, Demographia, The Public Purpose and Urban Tours by Rental Car. Mr. Cox is known as a leading proponent of the use of the private car over rail projects. He spoke at the CTS on urban transportation planning and economics.
Thomas Hoback Gave a Presentation on North America's Railroads
Thomas Hoback, President and Chief Executive Officer The Indiana Rail Road Company, gave faculty and students an extensive overview of the past, present, and future of railroads in North America on April 12, 2013. Click here to view his presentation slides.