Neil Pedersen, executive director of the Transportation Research Board (TRB), joins the ITE Talks Transportation podcast to discuss the “Critical Issues in Transportation” report recently released by TRB. The discussion notes some of the significant changes since the last update in 2013, with a focus on topics including technology, safety, and public health. Pedersen also shares ways in which transportation engineers can utilize the report.
Come February 1, the Transportation Research Board will have a new executive director. Neil Pedersen, who spent much of his career at the Maryland State Highway Administration and most recently with TRB’s SHRP 2 program, will follow Robert Skinner’s long tenure in the position. During TRB’s annual meeting in Washington, DC, Bernie Wagenblast spoke with Pedersen.