Intern | New York State Department of Transportation | Summer 2008
Member of a team of interns who evaluated the quality and accessiblity of sidewalks to ascertain NYSDOT compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); inputed data into GIS creating a statewide layer of sidewalks and their ratings
Graduate Assistant | Office of Campus Planning | University at Albany, SUNY | 2007-2008
Assists in the implementation of the University's interior and exterior signage and wayfinding initiative; development of a campus place making initiative, campus preservation
2007-08 Advanced Institute for Transportation Education/University Transportation Research Council 2- Scholarship Recipient
Vice-President of the Graduate Planning Student Association (GPSA) 2008
Having recently returned from Montreal, Trey Joseph has gained a greater appreciation for urbanism. He loves modernist architecture and is known to fervently defend the principles and ideals of the modernists. Overall, he is specializing in transporation planning with a keen interest in public transport modes such as metros, bus rapid transit, and high speed rail as alternatives to the automobile. He believes that cars hold a place in our transportation system, but should be minimized whenever possible in daily commutes/errands; rather being reserved for short distance trips and or the infrequent moving of cargo. Ideally, Trey Joseph, would like to see cities return as the epicenters of regional activity in terms of recreational, residential, commercial, and industrial functions, turning the page on the last fifty years of unsustainable dispersal of activities in low-density sprawl.
Thesis/Research Paper Topic
Trey Joseph is exploring two topics of enquiry for his thesis. He is interested in researching transportation accessibility for elderly residents in suburban environments - hoping to cast light on an upcoming demographic shift in our nation's population towards an older society; ultimately working towards gearing our infrastructure to better serve these citizens away from a car oriented society and into equitable, sustainable and accessible transport modes. Trey Josephs other topic of prospective interest is in the realm of resource conflicts for public transportation funds; researching the possibility of the siphoning of monies away from inner-city transit services and towards the expansion of suburban transit services in the name of going green/saving energy...