Associate Provost, Graduate Studies
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and School of Planning, University of Waterloo
Professor Casello’s interests lie in urban transportation systems and their impacts on healthy and economically viable urban areas. As such, he conducts research on the design and operation of public transportation systems, urban roadway systems, and facilities for non-motorized modes. His research aims to promote efficient, balanced transportation that enhances regional economic competitiveness and supports social mobility.
He is an expert in the planning, design and operation of public transportation systems. He is the lead author (with Vukan R. Vuchic) of Transit Planning for the Institute of Transportation Engineer’s (ITE) 3rd edition of the Transportation Planning Handbook. He has written more than 40 articles or reports on transportation including a 2009 report for CUTA assessing the economic benefits of transit for Canada. In addition, he is an acknowledged contributor to three seminal texts in the field of urban transportation: Urban Transit Systems and Technology and Urban Transit Planning, Operations and Economics, and Transportation for Livable Cities all by Professor Vuchic.
Professionally, Professor Casello has worked as a consultant, instructor and researcher with many transit agencies and cities in the US, Canada and abroad. These include Singapore (Land Transport Authority), Washington DC (WMATA), Houston (METRO), Philadelphia (SEPTA), the Regional Municipality of Waterloo (GRT), the City of Kingston, the City of London (LTC) and Mexico City (D.F.). Dr. Casello has also worked in the public sector for the New York State Department of Transportation.
Jeff came to the University of Waterloo from the University of Pennsylvania, where he completed his Ph.D. and served as a Postdoctoral Researcher. He also did his undergraduate work in Philadelphia, as well as a Masters degree. He also completed a second Masters degree at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in Troy, New York, where his research involved traveler behaviour in the presence of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). Jeff is a Professional Engineer in New York and Pennsylvania.
Central Transit Corridor Monitoring Program, Kitchener-Cambridge-Waterloo, Baseline Monitoring Report Technical Report
Region of Waterloo Waterloo, ON, Canada, 2015.
Developing a vector-based land market model Conference
The Association of American Geographers annual conference, Tampa, FL, 2014.