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Patricia (Trish) Hendren is the Executive Director of the I-95 Corridor Coalition, a partnership of over 100 state transportation agencies, toll authorities, and public safety organizations from Maine to Florida who keep people and goods moving throughout one of the world’s busiest transportation corridors. For over twenty-five years, the Coalition has served as a national model for accelerating improvements through the leveraging of individual agency efforts to ultimately benefit the safety, efficiency and productivity of the multimodal transportation system along the east coast.
Under Trish’s leadership, the Coalition has embarked on and enhanced initiatives related to transportation system funding alternatives, connected and automated vehicles, freight data and supply chain performance, truck parking, toll violation enforcement reciprocity, coordinated incident management, traveler information services, innovative data sources for operations, planning and performance management and multimodal capacity building initiatives. Trish brought to the Coalition, extensive work with State DOTs, MPOs and transit agencies on turning data into useful information, implementing data-based decision making, and demonstrating the value of transportation investments.
Trish has been actively involved in the Transportation Research Board since 2001 chairing or serving on committees, research panels and conference planning efforts. Dr. Hendren’s contributions to the field and focus on mentoring were recognized in her selection as the 2014 Women in Transportation Seminar (WTS) DC Chapter Woman of the Year. Trish is also currently serving on the Eno Board of Advisors. She holds a Ph.D in Transportation Technology and Policy and a Master’s Degree in Agricultural Economics, both from the UC Davis, and a B.A. in English from Duke University.