Covarrubias on the Standing Committee on International Trade and Transportation

Director of the Texas Center for Border Economic and Enterprise Development at Texas A&M International University, Dr. Daniel Covarrubias, was recently named a member of the Standing Committee on International Trade and Transportation of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine Transportation Research Board.

Covarrubias was named a committee member by Juan Carlos Villa, committee chair and regional director of the Texas A&M Transportation Institute for Latin America.

“This committee works on research, management and regional, national or international policy issues associated with international trade and transportation,” Covarrubias said, “it studies market trends and forces in global trade and transportation technological, economic, financial, institutional, or managerial innovations, and barriers to international trade in transport and science goods.

As part of the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine, TRB provides research leadership in a wide range of improvements and innovations for all forms of transportation, Covarrubias said.

“TRB is one of seven research programs of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. It provides the academy with independent, objective analysis and advice on public policy to inform better decision-making. decision,” explained Covarrubias.

The TAMIU TCBEED looks forward to connecting with leading researchers and industry professionals by participating in this Standing Committee on International Trade and Transportation, he said.

Located in the Anthony J. and Georgia A. Pellegrino Halls of TAMIU, TCBEED provides leadership and support to South Texas border communities in their economic development efforts, including activities in the areas of business development, education, health, public administration and the environment.

For more information, please contact Covarrubias at 956-326-2620, email [email protected], or visit

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