Prof. Valeriy Kovalyov, DSc graduated from Saint Petersburg State Transport University in 1981. Until 1994 he was in the management of Oktyabrskite Railways, where during the same year he has been appointed as Deputy Director. In 1995 he was Director of the Privolozhkite Railways. In 1997 was Deputy Minister of Transport of Russia. Since 1999 he has been Rector of Saint Petersburg State Transport University. Prof. Kovalyov is an outstanding scientist in the field of the organization and control of transport systems.