About

The purpose of this committee is to identify emerging women's issues in the use of transportation; define research needs related to these issues; and stimulate, gather, and disseminate relevant research findings.

First organized at a time when gender-related research interests were not always well-received, the people who proposed and supported the Women's Issues in Transportation group recognized the need to consider gender as an important factor in the way people travel. The Committee began as a subcommittee of Committee on Safety Data, Analysis, and Evaluation in 1994. The subcommittee applied for and was granted Task Force Status in 1997. TRB granted full committee status in February 2000 with Gloria Jeff as the Chair and Susan Herbel as the Secretary. The group has consistently had diverse representation including public and private sector transportation professionals, international representatives, and students/young members. To view the full roster of current committee membership, please visit the committee's page on the TRB website.

Working Groups

The committee houses a number of working groups.

Communications Team

Lead: Alyssa Ryan

Younger Member Outreach Team

Leads: Brittney Gick


Webinar Team

Lead: Victoria Deguzman

WTS Liaison

Lead: Sara Stickler

Research Team

Lead: Alireza Ermagun

Outreach and Engagement Team

Leads: Sheila Mitra-Sarkar and Floridea Di Ciommo

Mainstreaming Gender Data Subcommittee

Leads: Sheila Mitra-Sarkar

Transportation Research Board

This committee is a standing committee of the Transportation Board in the Transportation and Society Section of the Transportation Sustainability and Resilience Group. The mission of the Transportation Research Board is to provide leadership in transportation innovation and progress through research and information exchange, conducted within a setting that is objective, interdisciplinary, and multimodal. Learn more about TRB's mission and services.

Masks in Public Transportation