1974 M.S. Urban/Environmental Studies, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
1972 B.A. History, cum laude, University at Albany
Ted Orosz was born and raised in New York City. He took city buses to get to school and was always puzzled by the fact that buses seldom, if ever, ran as scheduled. After attending the University at Albany and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute for his undergraduate and graduate studies, respectively, Ted embarked on a lengthy career as a professional transportation planner, focusing on public transportation.
After working for several years in Massachusetts and five years in Minnesota, Ted returned to New York and worked at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority as a bus planning manager for over 30 years. As part of his work in New York City, he led public engagement for bus route changes, attending about 1,000 meetings through the years. For his last 10 years at the MTA, he was a project manager for the Select Bus Service program, NYC’s version of the Bus Rapid Transit.
Ted was a frequent speaker at conferences, often presenting peer-reviewed papers. In 2014, Ted relocated to Saratoga Springs and since then has been working at WSP USA, a large international engineering company that supervises bus and BRT planning work. Ted taught at Hunter College for 10 years and at UAlbany since 2015.
Research and Professional Interests
- Bus route design
- Bus rapid transit
- Development of planned cities in the United States
- A PLN 548/A USP 485: Public Transportation Planning
- A GOG 125/A USP 125: The American City