Walter Kulyk retired from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), U.S. Department of Transportation, in July of 2013 with over 40 years of progressive and responsible federal service. He was the Acting Deputy Associate Administrator for Research, Demonstration and Innovation for FTA prior to his retirement. He had direct supervision over all offices within the FTA charged with research, demonstration, evaluation, testing, and technical assistance activities related to public transportation. These activities included oversight of federal programs involving advanced and automated bus and rail transit, intelligent transportation systems, advanced propulsion systems, bus testing, University Research, Transit Cooperative Research Program, and international cooperation.
Mr. Kulyk served with the U.S. Air Force as an active duty military officer. He was a Professorial Lecturer at the graduate school level with George Washington University in Washington, D.C. He has a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Akron. He has spoken at, and presided over, many meetings, symposiums, and conferences over his career, including those associated with the Federal Government, state and local governments, academia, and national, international, and non-profit organizations.