80 articles and reports. His research has ranged from studies of motor vehicle injury for specific populations (children, beginning drivers, seat-belted occupants) to projects aimed at identifying and strengthening research methodologies in the roadway safety field. Over the past 15 years, he has directed the planning, development, and implementation of FHWA’s Highway Safety Information System, a database that contains crash, roadway inventory, and traffic volume data for nine states. Dr. Council chaired the National Research Council’s Committee for Review of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Large Truck Crash Causation Study and served on the Research and Technology Coordinating Committee and the Committee for Guidance on Setting and Enforcing Speed Limits. He has also served on several Transportation Research Board (TRB) standing committees and National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) project panels. He earned his BS, MS, and PhD from North Carolina State University, all in civil engineering. Dr. Council is Chair of the SHRP 2 Safety Technical Coordinating Committee.
C. Douglass Couto is Director of Transportation for State and Local Government at Citrix Systems, Inc. Previously he held various public-sector positions. He was Information Officer in the Michigan Department of Information Technology, providing support for major enterprise systems and MDOT. He also was Chief Information Officer for MDOT after serving as Chief Information Officer for the state of Iowa. Mr. Couto spent 22 years in various information management positions while on active duty with the United States Air Force, including Director of Information Management for the Air Force Intelligence Agency in San Antonio, Texas. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Iowa and master’s degrees in business administration and public administration from the George Washington University. He is also a graduate of the National Defense University. He chairs TRB’s Information Systems and Technology Committee.
Thomas B. Deen (NAE) is a transportation consultant and served as Executive Director of TRB from 1980 to 1994. He is former Chairman and President of PRC-Voorhees, a transportation engineering and planning consulting firm, where he was in charge of major urban highway and rail transit projects, both in this country and abroad. Mr. Deen served as Chair of the national inter-