Nina Babiarz began her career as an engineering news reporter for McGraw-Hill covering many large transportation and infrastructure projects. With a background in Education and a BA in Communications she focused her career in transportation technology marketing. Nina has had the unique opportunity to be on the forefront of many interesting transportation technology efforts such as:
Director of the Energy Technology Training Center (ETTC) for the State of CA; one of 10 Advanced Transportation Technology and Energy Centers (ATTEi) in the community college system. Had a National Science Fdn. (NSF) grant and served as a Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Review Team Coordinator of Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Training materials. Served on Governor Schwarzenegger’s California Hydrogen Highway; topic Team of Public Education
Conducted public education programs for DoT on the National Automated Highway System Consortium (NAHSC) technical feasibility demonstration conducted in San Diego in 1997. Her contributions helped California secure the 1998 ITS National Award for ‘Most Effective ITS Promotion by a Public-Private Partnership’.
As Director of Marketing for PEPCO, a producer of electric vehicle rapid charging systems, she represented the company at the State of California EV mandate hearings and served as a member of the California Energy Commission EV Infrastructure Committee.
As Director of Marketing for Technology Management Inc., Babiarz was instrumental in transitioning the firm’s expertise in defense industry command and control design into Transportation Management Center (TMC) design for Caltrans and CHP throughout the state.
Ms. Babiarz was the 1999 recipient of the San Diego Business Journal’s annual “Women Who Mean Business” award in the category of Transportation.
As a founding college member of the Southern California Regional Transit Training Consortium (SCRTTC) she assisted in teamed efforts to secure its initial Federal funding. Under the 2005 Safe, Accountable, Flexible, and Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU), the SCRTTC was awarded $1.28 million in Research and Technology funds over a four-year period, specifically for the development and delivery of training to the transit industry.
In 2007 Babiarz was tapped in to coordinate and facilitate the SCRTTC efforts in bringing the training goals of the consortium to fruition. In 2015 National Transit Institute’s prestigious (NTI) Achievements in Transit Training Model Program Award, they were presented the California Transit Association’s (CTA) ‘Transit Innovation Award’