TTI Research ScientistMobility Analysis
Texas A&M Transportation Institute
1111 RELLIS Parkway
Bryan, TX 77807
(979) 317-2488 x42488
- Ph.D., Public Policy and Administration, University of Maryland Baltimore County, 2019
- M.A., Public Policy and Administration, Johns Hopkins University, 2001
- B.A., Psychology, University of Notre Dame of Maryland, 1999
Nicole Katsikides is a research scientist for TTI. She has twenty years of public sector experience in transportation planning and policy analysis, logistics, economic development and land use/real estate planning with specific expertise in freight mobility and operations. Dr. Katsikides most recently served as the Deputy Director of the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) State Highway Administration (SHA) Office of Planning and Preliminary Engineering (OPPE) where she led strategic planning and implementation efforts for connected and automated vehicle programs, mobility analysis, performance based planning, freight and asset management. Prior to that, she served as the Freight Performance Program Manager for the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Office of Freight Management and designed the freight formula program presented in the GROW AMERICA surface transportation proposal that formed the basis for the freight program in the FAST Act. She also helped work with TTI and others to advance the data and analytics needed to evaluate multimodal freight analysis throughout the nation. Before joining FHWA, Dr. Katsikides was MDOT’s Director of Freight and Multimodalism providing freight performance, mobility, policy and planning leadership, as well as oversight of the state's short line railroad and project development for both freight and passenger rail.
Dr. Katsikides serves on the TRB Freight Fluidity Task Force, the TRB Freight Planning and Logistics committee and has supported several NCHPR projects. She is a member of the Advisory Board for the Freight Mobility Research Institute at Florida Atlantic University. She has a Master’s degree in policy analysis from Johns Hopkins and recently completed a Ph.D. at the University of Maryland Baltimore County in public policy, urban policy with a focus on freight movement.