Anthony Perl is a professor of urban studies and political science at Simon Fraser University.
His current research crosses disciplinary and national boundaries to explore the policy decisions that affect transportation, cities and the environment.
His findings have been published in numerous political science, environmental, urban and transportation journals. He has received awards for outstanding papers presented at the World Conference on Transport Research and the Canadian Transportation Research Forum.
He has also produced five books including New Departures: Rethinking Rail Passenger Policy in the Twenty-First Century (University Press of Kentucky 2001) and his latest book, co-authored with Richard Gilbert, Transport Revolutions: Moving People and Freight Without Oil (New Society Publishers 2010).
He has advised governments in Australia, Belgium, Canada, France and the United States on transportation and environmental research and policy development. He is a member of the Board of Directors of VIA Rail Canada and chairs the intercity passenger rail committee of the U.S. Transportation Research Board, a division of the National Research Council.