Associate Director for New Initiatives and Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering
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Dr. Alison Conway is the Associate Director for New Initiatives at UTRC. Dr. Conway is an Assistant Professor in the Dept of Civil Engineering at the City College of New York. As a graduate research assistant at the Center for Transportation Research at The University of Texas at Austin, Dr. Conway contributed to numerous projects examining commercial truck operations and policy. She has published and presented her work on truck road pricing, size and weight impacts, security, and ITS technology applications. At CCNY, in addition to her research pursuits, Dr. Conway teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in transportation engineering and planning.
Dr. Conway is a member of the Transportation Research Board (TRB), the Institute of Transportation Engineers, and the Women´s Transportation Seminar. She serves as a Young Member on TRB´s Freight Data Committee, and serves as both a Young Member and Technical Reviews Coordinator for TRB´s Truck Size and Weight Committee. She was a recipient of an Eisenhower Fellowship in 2006 and 2007, and was invited to attend the Eno Foundation´s Transportation Leadership Development Conference in 2008. Dr. Conway holds a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (Transportation) from the University of Texas at Austin (2009), a Master´s in Civil Engineering (Transportation) from UT Austin (2005), and a Bachelor´s of Civil Engineering from the University of Delaware.
Policy Options for Truck User Charging
Year: 2009
Type: Research article

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