Robert J. Kogan is a TRA Vice President with extensive experience in guiding clients through a variety of technical consulting projects related to transit safety, security, operations, and maintenance. Among his current portfolio, Rob helps clients by: ensuring that major rail capital projects and system expansions are safe and secure to carry passengers; executing focused and effective safety and security program audits; navigating the increasingly complex federal regulatory environment for rail transit safety; transitioning State Safety Oversight (SSO) programs to comply with the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21); applying system safety program subject matter expertise to accident and hazard investigation and analysis; assisting transportation agency executive management to improve safety and security outcomes; and managing teams of TRA subject matter experts to apply skill sets to audits, investigations, and technical reviews. Rob has provided technical assistance to numerous clients during program audits by the Federal Transit Administration. Rob holds a Master of City Planning (M.C.P.) degree with a concentration in Transportation Planning from the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Psychology from the University of Michigan.
Rob’s formative years were spent in both the Washington, DC region and in Michigan. His passion for urban transportation systems stems from early exposure to both Washington’s Metrorail system and to the big roads and big cars of the Detroit area. In his adopted hometown of Philadelphia, Rob is a daily Broad Street Line rider. Rob’s hobbies are heavily focused on transportation, particularly bicycles, cars, trains, and planes. He also enjoys singing karaoke and even does a bit of voiceover work. Most of all, Rob enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter.