Christopher Rick

Chris Rick

Christopher Rick is an assistant professor of public policy at Gettysburg College with expertise in transportation policy and how it relates to other aspects of society, including the environment, health, and education. Before graduate school, Chris worked on government contracts and projects for the Federal Highway Administration, Department of Energy, and Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS). Chris also worked in the freight mobility office of the New York City Department of Transportation. Recently, Chris worked on the Transportation Statistics Annual Report 2023, a legislatively mandated report covering transportation statistics in the United States and designed a study for BTS to help New York State examine the effect of low-bridge wayfinding alerts in commercial routing platforms.

In the academic world, Chris studies transportation-related air pollution – and its effects on environmental quality and human health, with an emphasis on how it affects environmental justice communities. Chris also researches how students travel to school, including how school buses and public transit break the link between residential neighborhood and school quality.

Chris doing SBS Outreach