TTI Senior Research Scientist Johanna Zmud has been selected as a National Associate of the National Research Council. Zmud was selected as a member of the 2016 Class of National Associates — which includes 8 other members — for her voluntary “extraordinary service” to the Transportation Research Board (TRB). “National Associate” is an honorary, lifetime title bestowed by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.
Zmud is the director TTI’s Washington, D.C. office and has 30 years of transportation research and consulting experience. She’s internationally known for her work related to mobility analysis, technology applications for travel-data collection, emerging data management issues and the impacts of new technologies on travel demand. Zmud has served on numerous TRB committees and groups over the past 20 years, including as chair for the Travel Survey Committee, the Data and Information Section and the Policy and Organization Group.
“This is a tremendous honor from TRB, and totally unexpected,” Zmud says. “I’ve been involved with TRB because of the opportunities to contribute my expertise, to learn, and to network with transportation researchers around the globe.”
Zmud was selected for the honor from thousands of individuals who serve on committees of the National Research Council. TRB is one of seven program units of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, “which provides independent, objective analysis and advice to the nation and conducts other activities to solve complex problems and inform public policy decisions.”