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Dan Sperling Appointed 2015 Chair of Transportation Research Board’s Executive Committee

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Dan Sperling, director of the Institute of Transportation Studies at UC Davis, has been appointed the 2015 chair of the Transportation Research Board’s Executive Committee, which provides independent scientific advice to the nation on transportation issues.

The appointment was announced at this week’s 94th annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board in Washington, D.C., attended by 12,000 transportation professionals from across the United States and abroad. The Transportation Research Board is a major division of the National Research Council, the private, nonprofit institution that serves as the operating arm of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering and as an independent adviser to the U.S. government.

“The Institute of Transportation Studies is a global leader in sustainable transportation, and this appointment is a testament to Dan’s standing as a researcher and innovator in his field,” said UC Davis Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi. “I am sure that Dan’s leadership of the Transportation Research Board’s Executive Committee will serve as a tremendous boon for innovation in transportation across the country.”

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