The way that we think about and use transportation as it exists today has been shaped by innovative women leaders throughout history. They have contributed greatly to the safety of all modes of travel, efficiency of our transportation systems, and the development of new technology that drives transportation into the future.


As the Region 2 USDOT University Transportation Center, Rutgers Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation (CAIT) tackles some of the country’s most pressing infrastructure challenges, especially those that are endemic in high-volume multimodal corridors such as the Northeast. Many of these initiatives, from autonomous vehicles to ensuring transportation equity and access to mobility services, are led by women researchers in the Center.

On International Women’s Day, CAIT took the time to recognize some of these women leaders in transportation research, and their recent work. Watch a recording of our seminar celebrating International Women’s Day here to learn more.