Shaheen Joins TRB Exec Committee

February 4, 2019

Congratulations to Transportation Sustainability Research Center Co-Director and Civil and Environmental Engineering Adjunct Professor Susan Shaheen on her appointment to the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Executive Committee for a three-year term beginning in January 2019.  She is one of eight new members and four reappointments of current members. 

“I think that you will agree with me that the nominating committee selected an impressive slate of candidates to help guide TRB into our second century,” says Neil J. Pedersen, Executive Director of the Transportation Research Board, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

Shaheen joins a strong legacy of ITS Berkeley and College of Engineering faculty who have served on the Executive Committee, Shaheen is the first female to represent UC Berkeley on the committee.

The TRB Executive Committee is the senior policy body of TRB, composed of approximately 25 members appointed by the Chairman of the National Research Council (NRC). These members are selected so as to provide balanced representation of transportation modes, academic disciplines, private and public sectors, levels of government, geographical regions, and other relevant factors.

The Executive Committee meets twice a year, once at TRB's Annual Meeting in Washington each January and once in June.