Anne D. Aylward, Deputy Associate Administrator for Research and Innovation
Volpe National Transportation Systems Center, RITA/USDOT
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Anne Aylward is the Deputy Associate Administrator for Research, Innovation and Technology at the Volpe Center. In this role, Anne leads the Volpe Center's Centers of Innovation (COIs), which encompass all of the research, innovation, technology, and transportation program analysis functions performed by the Volpe Center for federal, state, local, international, and other organizations with transportation related missions. Most recently, Anne served as the Director of the Volpe Centerís Center of Innovation for Multimodal Systems Research and Analysis and Acting Director of the Center of Innovation for Advanced Vehicle and Information Network Systems.
Anne has more than 30 years experience in transportation planning, operations, and program management, and is a nationally recognized expert in freight and intermodal transportation planning and policy analysis. Prior to joining the Volpe Center's management team, she managed the transportation planning practice of EG&G, a division of the URS Corporation. From 1976 to 1993 she worked for the Massachusetts Port Authority, including ten years as Director of the Port of Boston. She was the first woman elected to chair the American Association of Port Authorities, and, as Executive Director of the National Commission on Intermodal Transportation, was primary author of the Commission's 1994 Report to Congress.
Ms. Aylward is a skilled communicator with strong management and organizational skills. She is extremely effective in translating technical and operational issues into the public policy arena. She excels at bringing together diverse interests to build consensus and facilitate communication between public and private sector groups to manage multi-disciplinary projects.
Ms. Aylward received an A.B. from Harvard/Radcliffe in 1969 and a Masters in Planning from MIT in 1975. In 1993 she was selected as Woman of the Year by the National Women's Transportation Seminar. She has served two terms as a member of the National Academy of Sciences Marine Board and is a current member of several TRB freight and intermodal committees. She is an active member of the I-95 Corridor Coalition's Intermodal Committee.