Dr. Beverly Scott Appointed to High-Speed Rail Authority Peer Review Group

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Dr. Beverly Scott. Photo courtesy of California Treasury Dept.

California Treasurer Fiona Ma says Dr. Scott best in her field and has decades of experience

California Treasurer Fiona Ma has appointed Dr. Beverly A. Scott of Albany to the California High-Speed Rail Authority Peer Review Group.

The California High-Speed Rail Peer Review Group is an eight-member body that evaluates the California High Speed Rail Authority’s funding plans and renders its independent judgment as to the feasibility and reasonableness of the authority’s plans.

“I am thankful to Dr. Scott for her commitment to serve on this important peer review group,” said Ma. “She is among the best in her field and has decades of experience as the top administrator to many public transportation systems, which will be an asset to this project.”

Scott is CEO of Beverly Scott Associates and a senior partner in Parker Infrastructure Partners, a developer of essential infrastructure with a focus on projects that create value for both the public and private sectors.

She is a senior fellow at the Transportation Learning Center, a unique transportation labor-management partnership focused on skills training, research, safety and health for the sector’s frontline workforce.

A research associate and adjunct professor at the Mineta Transportation Institute at San Jose State University, Scott also serves in an advisory capacity to the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice at Harvard University Law School in the areas of transportation, infrastructure, and equity.

In 2011, President Barack Obama appointed  Scott to the National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC), a panel of experts that includes top business executives, leading academics and local government officials who report to the White House  through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

The group is responsible for making policy recommendations to protect and preserve the physical assets that are critical to the U.S. economy and national security.

In 2012, she was appointed NIAC vice-chair and currently serves in that capacity.

Also in 2012, she was named a “Transportation Innovator of Change” by Obama and the U.S. Department of Transportation in recognition of her long record of exemplary leadership and service in the transportation industry.

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