Dr. Sabbir Saiyed wins 2020 TAC Leadership Award

Congratulations to Smart Freight Centre Founding Board Member and Industry Liaison, Dr. Sabbir Saiyed, who has received a 2020 Transportation Association of Canada (TAC) Volunteer Contribution Award in the category TAC Leadership Award.

The award recognizes individual volunteers who have provided continuous, effective leadership during 10 or more years of active participation on TAC councils and committees, and who have earned a reputation among other TAC volunteers for their dedication, collaboration, knowledge and integrity.

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Dr. Sabbir Saiyed

Dr. Sabbir Saiyed is currently a Manager of Transportation System Planning at the Regional Municipality of Peel.

He has over 25 years of experience in progressively responsible positions in civil engineering, transportation and management and holds a PhD from Royal Military College of Canada and Master’s degree in Civil Engineering specializing in Transportation Planning from Carleton University.  He is also a Registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario.

Dr. Saiyed has extensively volunteered with Transportation Association of Canada for several years.  He has chaired the Urban Transportation Council, Transportation Planning and Research Standing Committee and currently Vice Chair of Integrated Climate Change Committee.  He has significantly contributed to several TAC project committees and recently chaired the TAC Award winning project Integrating Health and Transportation in Canada and Understanding Goods Movement in Canadian Context – Trends and Best Practices. Last year, he was the recipient of the 2019 Transportation Planning Professionals of the Year Award by Ontario Transportation Council.

Dr. Saiyed is currently leading the goods movement program and one of the founding Board members to work closely on the Smart Freight Centre with Canada’s three leading universities – University of Toronto, York University and Ryerson University.

Dr. Saiyed has worked extensively and contributed significantly to advance safe and efficient movement of goods and to recruit/attract young and emerging professionals to the transportation planning and engineering profession.