College

Department
Alabama Transportation Institute

Email
polunsky@ua.edu

Phone
205-348-4574

Steven Polunsky is the director of the Alabama Transportation Policy Research Center. He previously was a research scientist with the Texas A&M Transportation Institute, and served as the director of the Texas Senate Committee on Business and Commerce, and the Texas Senate Committee on Transportation and Homeland Security. Polunsky led an award-winning technology initiative to improve government transparency and interactivity that saved thousands of taxpayer dollars, concept-proved a nonintrusive instant feedback loop for public hearings, debuted the use of live spatial data in a legislative hearing, and produced the first mobile app of any state legislative committee in the country. His areas of expertise include: transportation, mobility, homeland security, technology and government transparency.