Triennial Strategic Plan

Scope: Identify emerging gender issues in the field of transportation related to both technical and career matters; define research needs related to these issues; and stimulate, gather, and disseminate relevant research findings.

Revised April 2022

 
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Mission Statement

Illuminate the importance of gender differences in all aspects of transportation.

 

Key Issues and Topics

  • women's value of time

  • non-commute trips

  • street and transit harassment of women, femme, non-binary, and transgender people

  • women in the 15-minute city

  • human trafficking

  • women in non-typical transportation jobs (e.g. trucking) and basic challenges (e.g. bathrooms)

  • women in leadership

  • women, LBGTQ+, minority recruitment and retention

  • emerging technology and women/gender

  • women and micromobility;

  • connected vehicles; autonomous vehicles

 

Subcommittees and administrative task forces

Subcommittees and administrative task forces will meet regularly and report to the Committee on ongoing activities and projects. Subcommittee initiatives, including public outreach events and communications, must be approved by a majority vote of the Committee. Subcommittees and administrative task forces are governed by the rules set forth by TRB in the latest approved version of “Treatment of Subcommittees and Task Forces in New Technical Activities Structure.”

Mainstreaming Global Research and Multi-Faceted Data Collection on Gender Issues in Transportation (“Data”) Subcommittee

focuses on promoting and mainstreaming research on gender issues in transportation through strategic collaborations to:

  • broaden the understanding of gender in data collection and research;

  • promote multi-faceted data collection that identifies the socio-economic and cultural factors that inhibit accessibility to transportation based on gender;

  • identify relevant transportation data that ensures balanced research on gender and transportation;

  • encourage and support women who are interested in pursuing research in transportation; and

  • identify best practices from private sectors in gender-based data collection.





Communications Task Force

  • Capture and disseminate meeting minutes (Committee Secretary)

  • Engage and inform stakeholders in committee activities through a variety of communications mechanisms, including the committee website, e-newsletters, Facebook, and Twitter (Committee Communication Coordinator)





Research Task Force

identifies and supports initiatives on women- and gender-related transportation research topics. The team is also responsible for:

  • Encourage the development of research needs statements and submitting appropriate statements to TRB

  • Develop Calls for Papers

  • Coordinate the Committee’s paper review process

  • Serve as a resource to the International Conference on Women’s Issues in Transportation (WIiT) planning committee

Outreach and Engagement Task Force

  • Identify opportunities to partner with other TRB committees; communicate AME20 activities to other related committees

  • Develop TRB Annual Meeting Workshops

  • Develop TRB Webinars

WTS International Partnership Task Force

  • Develop opportunities to partner with WTS International (e.g. include committee-sponsored sessions in the WTS Annual Conference; have a stronger committee presence at the WTS Reception during the TRB Annual Meeting)

Younger Members Outreach Task Force

  • Develop opportunities to engage younger professionals in committee activities

  • Provide mentoring/relationship-building opportunities

International Conference Subcommittee

  • Separate planning committees are established for the committee-sponsored international conferences. The Chair of AME20 serves in an advisory role to the conference planning committee. The conference planning committee structure is created to ensure that the conference and committee work are aligned and complementary. Historically, the conference identifies research, education, and outreach needs that the committee can help address.