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Alison Conway is an Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering at the City College of New York and the Associate Director for New Initiatives at UTRC. Previous to this position, she was a graduate research assistant at the University of Texas at Austin. At CCNY, Dr. Conway teaches courses in transportation engineering and planning, and her primary areas of research focus include commercial freight policy and logistics, sustainable freight transportation, and multi-modal interactions in an urban environment. Currently, her work is supported by the US Department of Transportation (through UTRC and the Center for Transportation and Livable Systems at the University of Connecticut), and by the New York State Energy Research Development Authority (NYSERDA) and New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT). Dr. Conway also works with the Material Exchange Development Program (MEDP) of the NYC Department of Sanitation’s Bureau of Waste Prevention, Reuse and Recycling (BWPRR) to address transportation and logistics challenges in New York City’s Material Reuse Sector. MEDP is housed in the Civil Engineering Department at City College and directed by Professor Vasil Diyamandoglu.

In addition to teaching and research, Dr. Conway serves as the CCNY Campus Program Manager for the Dwight D. Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program. Over the last two years, the program, which is administered by the Federal Highway Administration, has supported seven CCNY undergraduate students to work on research projects and attend the TRB Annual meeting, providing a total of $41,000 in support. In 2011, she was appointed as the Freight Systems Group Representative to the TRB Young Members Council, and she currently chairs the Freight and Marine Young Members Council subcommittee. Additionally, Dr.Conway serves as the Secretary of TRB’s Freight Data Committee and the Technical Reviews Chair for TRB’s Truck Size and Weight Committee, and she is a member of the Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS), the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), and the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE).