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Photo: Bruce Lambert, M.S.Bruce Lambert, M.S.

Executive Director
Institute for Trade and Transportation Studies, New Orleans Board of Trade


Mr. Lambert serves as the Executive Director, Institute for Trade and Transportation Studies. ITTS is a multistate research institution formed to assist member states on understanding the relationship of transportation needs to international and commercial traffic.

Mr. Lambert has worked for various firms researching trade and transportation activities. At the Corps of Engineers, Mr. Lambert worked on general maritime policy and planning, while also serving as the Secretary to the U.S. Section of the International Navigation Association (PIANC), and worked on technology exchanges with the Latin American maritime community. Prior to joining the USACE, Mr. Lambert worked at the Federal Highway Administration. Mr. Lambert managed the Freight Analysis Framework study; the first large-scale project to map and outline the underlying transportation flows of the United States economy for national and regional policy research. In addition, Mr. Lambert developed performance measures for trucking movements on the interstate system. For his efforts, Mr. Lambert received the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Award of Meritorious Achievement in 2004. Before joining FHWA, Mr. Lambert worked as a Senior Economist at Standard and Poor’s DRI (now IHS Global Insight), where he examined global maritime shipments and international trade forecasts. Mr. Lambert spent six years at the Port of Long Beach as the Port’s Trade Analyst, conducting market research for senior management. Mr. Lambert also spent a year at LSU as a researcher studying the importation of Latin American produce into the Gulf South.

After receiving a Bachelor’s of Science Degree from Louisiana State University, Mr. Lambert earned a Master’s of Science Degree from the University of Tennessee.

Areas of work: Trade and transportation activities, maritime policy and planning

Website: www.ittsresearch.org/membership.html


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