Professional Service 

National Freight Advisory Committee


A member of the National Freight Advisory Committee (NFAC), Giuliano was joined by USDOT Secretary Anthony Foxx, and other committee members Fran Inman (Majestic Realty and California Transportation Commission), Bonnie Lowenthal (California State Assembly), and Kristen Decas (Port of Hueneme), as well as federal, state, and local elected officials, industry representatives and local port executives on the tour of the Berth 200 West Basin Rail Yard Project at the Los Angeles-Long Beach port complex.

Dr. Giuliano was appointed a member of the National Freight Advisory Committee by United States Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood in 2013. The National Freight Advisory Committee (NFAC) represents stakeholders from throughout the freight industry. It provides advice and recommendations to the Secretary of the Department of Transportation on matters related to freight transportation in the United States including implementation of the freight transportation requirements of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act, establishment of the National Freight Network, and development of a National Freight Strategic Plan. Giuliano is one of three academic experts appointed to the Committee. The academic experts serve as advisors and analysts for the Committee.

Dr. Giuliano has been appointed to the California Freight Efficiency Strategies Development Group (FESDG). Governor Brown has issued an Executive Order to achieve efficiency and sustainability goals in the freight sector. Like NFAC, this is an industry group with a few faculty experts. Its task is to recommend strategies and policies to achieve the California goals. Giuliano chaired the committee on information technology applications and wrote the white paper that presents the committee recommendations. FESDG recommendations were incorporated into the California Sustainable Freight Action Plan, released in July 2016. Dr. Giuliano will continue to serve on FESDG to advise on plan implementation.

Dr. Giuliano has also recently been appointed a member of the Study Committee on the Future of the Interstate Highway System. This study has been mandated by the FAST Act, and calls for the Committee to make recommendations for future investment and operation of the Interstate Highway System through 2050.

Other Service

Dr. Giuliano is a frequent participant in local committees and task forces. Recent local efforts include a Blue Ribbon committee on transit operations for LA Metro, and the steering committee for SCAG’s regional congestion pricing study.

Academic Service 

National Academy of Sciences


Dr. Giuliano is a frequent participant in policy studies conducted by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS). Established by an Act of Congress in 1863, the NAS is charged with providing independent, objective advice to the nation on matters related to science and technology. She has just completed service on the Committee for a Study of Intercity Passenger Travel issues and Opportunities in Short-Haul Markets. The Committee report was released in January 2016 and is available here. Other recent policy studies include examination of national research policy and funding, and the National Research Council’s study on global climate change.

Committee for a Study of Intercity Passenger Travel Issues and Opportunities in Short Haul Markets (2016), Interregional Travel: A New Perspective for Policy Making. Special Report 320. Washington DC: Transportation Research Board.

Committee on National Research Frameworks: Application to Transportation (2013). Framing Surface Transportation Research for the Nation’s Future. Special Report 313. Washington DC: Transportation Research Board.

Panel on Limiting Magnitude of Future Climate Change (2010) Limiting the Magnitude of Climate Change. Expert Report D of America’s Climate Choices. Washington DC: Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate.

Editorial Boards

Journal of Transport Policy, Research in Transportation Business and Management, Case Studies in Transport Policy.