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Charles B. Solomon

Charles Solomon - photo

Master of Science (M.Sc.) – OPERATIONAL RESEARCH
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - ECONOMICS

Selected appointed positions

  • 2008 – 2011 Elected Chairperson – Team of Specialists on Public-Private- Partnerships (PPP), United Nations Economic Commission for Europe
  • 2007 – 2012 Chairman of the Implementation Authority of the Jerusalem Light Rail project – up to commercial operation (BOT Scheme)
  • 2003 – 2006 Israel Railways Company, Member of the Board of Directors
  • 2001 – 2005 Israel Airports Authority, Member of the Board of Directors

Professional experience
November 2000 – Present - Ministry of Transport and Road Safety, Israel - Deputy Director General (Economics & Strategic Planning)

  • I am a senior member of the managerial team in the Ministry of Transport
  • I manage a department responsible for Strategic Planning, Economics and Finance
  • Responsibilities include providing recommendations at the governmental level, setting transport economic policy, prioritizing and managing budget allocation, economic regulation & monitoring, enhancing privatization and organizational changes aimed to improve service levels.
  • I am responsible for advancing private sector involvement in financing, developing & operating transport facilities & services through tenders according to BOT/PFI (PPP) schemes.
  • Main areas of activity include:
  • Strategic Planning ( Transport Master Plan for Israel -2040: Land, Sea and Air, (2013)
  • Advancing Public Private Partnerships – Private Finance, Development & Management (Recommendations for the Evaluation of Additional Transport Projects to be promoted in cooperation with the Private Sector (PPP), up to 2015)
  • Economic & MCA Appraisal of Projects*

1991 - 2000 - Public Works Department (Highways), Head of Economics & Strategic Planning

Selected publications

  • (*) Transport Project Appraisal in Israel (2013); initial publication in Transportation Research Board, Pricing, Economics & Finance (2009)
  • The Effect of Investment in Transportation Infrastructure on the Debt-to-GDP Ratio, Transport Reviews (2011)
  • Evaluating Long-Distance Travel Patterns in Israel by Tracking Cellular Positions, Journal of Advanced Transportation (2011)
  • Intercity Person Trip Tables for Nationwide Transportation Planning in Israel obtained from Massive Cell Phone Data, Transportation Research Board (2009)