Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) is one of the special initiatives of the Board of Governors of the Transportation & Development Institute (T&DI) of ASCE.

The mission of the DEI initiative is to increase equity, diversity, inclusion within T&DI. The goal is to provide a resource for T&DI members of different backgrounds to foster meaningful connections & share ideas; ensure cultural competence is a priority in T&DI’s leadership; and actively recruit diverse membership including students, academic, public, and private sector members.

Portrait of Diniece Mendes

Meet the Chair

Diniece Mendes, EIT, A. MASCE

Diniece serves as the Chair of T&DI's Planning & Development Council. She is a Civil Engineering professional with a specialty in Transportation Engineering; over 7 years of progressive experiences leading, streamlining, assessing, and implementing large-scale transportation planning and performance systems across the Greater New York City area; skilled at driving and producing results within the multi-layered and complex transportation sector, and at spearheading its development initiatives. Diniece is currently the Director, of Freight Mobility at the New York City Department of Transportation, managing a multi-million dollar freight program that seeks to advance policies and programs which provide safe, efficient, and environmentally responsible movement of goods.