Andrew Nash has over 30-years experience in consulting, government and academia. He has lived in Vienna Austria since 2007 and works as an independent consultant on a wide variety of planning, research and communications projects. He is a Senior Researcher at the St Pölten University of Applied Sciences and a lecturer at ETH Zurich. Between 2001 and 2007 Nash was a researcher at the ETH Zurich’s Institute for Transport Planning and Systems (IVT) focusing on public transport planning, railway operations, and technology. Recent projects focus on using information technology to improve the planning, management and operation of sustainable transport systems.
Before moving to Europe Nash served as executive director of the San Francisco County Transportation Authority, where he directed the city’s long-range transportation planning and financing programs. He also worked as a senior manager for Caltrain and the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority, and as a consultant with CDM Smith.
Nash was a leader in the San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association (SPUR) and in Greenbelt Alliance. In 1990, he led an effort to draft and pass a citizen’s initiative requiring comprehensive planning for San Francisco’s waterfront. Nash was honoured by the San Francisco Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) as Member of the Year in 1989. He also received over 30,000 votes in an unsuccessful run for election to the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) District Board of Directors in 1992.
Nash is a registered professional civil engineer. He is a member of the US Transportation Research Board’s Public Involvement Committee, Light Rail Transit Committee and the City Transportation Issues Coordinating Council. He has masters degrees in City and Regional Planning and Civil Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley, Northeastern University, and obtained his BS degree in Civil Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.