Peter J. Haas, Ph.D., is currently Education Director for the Mineta Transportation Institute, a research and education organization located at San Jose State University and created by an Act of Congress in 1991. He is also a member of the faculty of the Master of Public Administration (MPA) program in the Department of Political Science. Haas earned his doctorate in the field of Public Policy and Public Administration from the Department of Political Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1985 and has also taught at the University of North Carolina, East Carolina University, and Virginia Tech. He is the author of many publications, including a co-authored textbook on policy analysis and program evaluation, Policy Research: Concepts and Cases. He recently published a co-authored text on the subject of politics and film entitled Projecting Politics: Political Messages in American Films. In 2003, Haas was awarded with a Senior Specialist Grant from the Fulbright Foundation to teach and study in Latvia. As Education Director for the Mineta Institute, he administrates a statewide program that prepares transportation professionals for upper-level management and executives positions throughout the transportation industry.
Gap Analysis (with Frances Edwards and Bill Medigovich), Security Research Plan, NCHRP Project 20–59(25), Norman Y. Mineta International Institute for Surface Transportation Policy Studies (2007)
Designing and Operating Safe and Secure Transit Systems: Assessing Current Practices in the U.S. and Abroad (with Brian D. Taylor, Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris, Robin Ligget, Camille Fink, Martin Wachs, Ellen Cavanagh, and Christopher Cherry), Norman Y. Mineta International Institute for Surface Transportation Policy Studies (2005)
Projecting Politics: Political Messages in American Films (with Terry Christensen), M.E. Sharpe, Inc. (2005)
Factors Influencing Voting Results of Local Transportation Funding Initiatives with a Substantial Transit Component: Case Studies of Ballot Measures in Eleven Communities (with Richard Werbel), Norman Y. Mineta International Institute for Surface Transportation Policy Studies (2002)
Increasing Transit Ridership: Lessons from the Most Successful Transit Systems in the 1990’s (with Brian Taylor), Norman Y. Mineta International Institute for Surface Transportation Policy Studies (2002)
Applied Policy Research: Concepts and Cases (with J. Fred Springer) (1998)
Refereed Journal Articles
Measuring the Performance of Livability Programs (with Lisa Fabish), Transportation Research Record (2011)
Revisiting Factors Associated with the Success of Ballot Initiatives with a Substantial Rail Transit Component (with Katherine Estrada), World Transit Research (2011)
This report presents the replication of an MTI study conducted in 2001 by Peter Haas...
Exploring the effectiveness of transit security awareness campaigns in the San Francisco Bay area (with Nina Rohlich and Francis L. Edwards), World Transit Research (2010)
Public involvement in alerting officials of suspicious and potentially harmful activity is critical to the...