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TRB's Standing Committee on Accessible Transportation and Mobility (ABE 60)

TRB's Standing Committee on Accessible Transportation and Mobility (ABE 60)

The Committee's mandate is to educate everyone on the issues and gaps related to mobility needs for people with limited transportation options - people with mobility, sensory and cognitive disabilities; older adults; and individuals without private transportation. With a large proportion of our population reaching their golden years, the Committee is dedicated to ensuring mobility options that will provide older adults with a high level of accessibility and affordability.

Providing accessible transportation enables all individuals to participate fully in an active community life. Accessible transportation through universal and inclusive design is one of the key messages the Committee communicates to various groups involved in providing seamless, accessible transportation.

The TRB Committee on Accessible Transportation and Mobility works closely with other TRB Committees to collaborate and sponsor joint activities.

 
Committee Officers
Co-chairs
Ms. Julie Babinard 
Senior Transport Specialist
The World Bank
Mr. Joey Goldman
Principal
Nelson/Nygaard Consulting Associates
TRB Staff Representative
Mr. Stephen J. Andrle
Program Manager, SHRP2 NDS Safety Data and Public Transportation
Transportation Research Board
Secretary
Dr. Kenneth Joh
Assistant Professor
Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments
Committee Research Coordinator
Dr. Trevor Hanson
Associate Professor
University of New Brunswick
Committee Communications Coordinator
Mr. Joey Goldman
Principal
Nelson/Nygaard Consulting Associates

Committee Members
Dr. Chengbo Ai
Assistant Professor
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Ms. Melissa Anderson
Vice President of Engineering for Accessibility
Cole Engineering
Dr. Billie Bentzen
Director of Research
Accessible Design for the Blind (ADB)
Mr. Dennis Cannon
Transportation Acessibility Specialist
Synergy LLC
Mrs. Susan Clarke
Manager, Accessible Transportation
Canadian Transportation Agency
Mr. Peter Cosyn
IR.
Tractebel Engineering
Ms. Ann Frye
Director
Ann Frye Limited
Mr. Russell Thatcher
Sr. Transport Planner
TranSystems Corporation
Dr. Sungyop Kim
Associate Professor
University of Missouri, Kansas City
Mr. Jonathan Klein
Transportation Program Specialist
U.S. Department of Transportation
Ms. Andrea Lubin
Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center
 
Mr. Rex Luk
Director, Accessible Transport and Travel
Hong Kong Society for Rehabilitation
Dr. Claude Marin-Lamellet
Senior Researcher
IFSTTAR
Dr. James Marston
Research Scientist
Atlanta Veterans Administration
Mrs. Elaine McCloud
President and Chief Executive Officer
McCloud Transportation and Associates
Ms. Abha Negi
Chairperson
Global Centre for Empowerment
Ms. Lilian Salazar
Professor
Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey
Dr. John Schoon
Research Visitor
University of Southampton
Mr. Richard Schultze
Senior Associate
RLS and Associates, Inc.
Dr. Judy Shanley
Director, Student Engagement and Mobility Management
Easter Seals
Prof. Anabela Simoes
Full Professor
Instituto Superior de Educa&çáo e Cié (ISEC)
Dr. Aaron Steinfeld
Systems Scientist
Carnegie Mellon University
Dr. Piyushimita Thakuriah
Director, Urban Big Data Centre, Halcrow Chair of Transport, Professor of Urban Studies and Affiliat
University of Glasgow
Ms. Karen Wolf-Branigin
 
The Arc
Mr. Mohammed Yousuf
Research Electronics Engineer
Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)

Emeritus Members
Dr. Christopher G.B. (Kit) Mitchell
Retired, British Govt.Transport and Road Research Laboratory
Transport Research Laboratory from 1970 to 1994
Ms. Ling Suen
Co-founder and Secretary General
International Centre for Accessible Transportation (ICAT)
Ms. Betsy Buxer
 
MV Transportation, Inc. 
Dr. Katharine Hunter-Zaworski
Associate Professor
Oregon State University
Dr. David Lewis
 
HDR, Inc.
 


Young Members
Ms. Torsha Bhattacharya
 
Florida State University
Dr. Daniel Blais
Research Officer
Transport Canada
Mr. Colin Rowan
Student & Research Assistant
Portland State University