Current Projects
 
Search
 

Home
Search for Projects
View Projects
Project Title
by Subject/Focus Area
by Board/Committee
by Major Unit
Provisional Committee Appointments Open for Formal Public Comments
by Last Update
Meeting Information
Conflict of Interest Policy
Committee Appointment Process
FAQ
  meetingview
More Project Information and to provide FEEDBACK on the Project

 Printer Friendly Version


Meeting Information



Project Title: Transit Research and Development: Federal Role in the National Program

PIN: SAIS-P-03-05-A         

Major Unit:
Transportation Research Board

Sub Unit:

RSO:
Kortum, Katherine

Subject/Focus Area:
Transportation and Infrastructure


Transit Research Analysis Committee
July 6, 2006 - July 7, 2006
J. Erik Jonsson Woods Hole Center
314 Quissett Ave.
Woods Hole, Massachusetts


If you would like to attend the sessions of this meeting that are open
to the public or need more information please contact:


Contact Name: Jill Wilson
Email: jwilson@nas.edu
Phone: (202) 334-3817
Fax: (202) 334-3510


Agenda:

Thursday, July 6, 2006

10:15 am
Update on FTA’s Research Activities and Budget
Ron Hynes, Deputy Associate Administrator for Research, Demonstration and Innovation, Federal Transit Administration (FTA)

10:35 am
Development of FTA’s Multi-year Research Program Plan
FTA staff and representative from Battelle (contractor)

11:40 am
FTA’s Program Assessment Rating Tool (PART) Review
Bruce Robinson, Transportation Systems Manager and Strategic Analysis Team Leader, FTA

12 noon
LUNCH

1:00 pm
Introduction to benchmarking
Ray Ellis, Director, AECOM Enterprises

1:30 pm
Metro rail and bus benchmarking groups
Eric Randall, Senior Research Associate, Imperial College, London

2:30 pm
Break

2:45 pm
Data for benchmarking of transit systems: issues and research opportunities

The National Transit Database
Brian McCollom, McCollom Management Consulting, Inc.

Discussion points
Nigel Wilson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (committee member)

3:30 pm
Group discussion

5:00 pm
Adjourn

Friday, July 7, 2006

10:15 am
Informal discussion with FTA sponsor

12 noon
Adjourn


Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the meeting:
The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the meeting:

Michael Townes
Barry Barker
David Bayliss
Linda Bohlinger
Barbara Cline
Ron Epstein
Brian Macleod
Cal Marsella
Nigel Wilson


The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

• Committee composition and balance
• Future TRAC role and activities
• Opportunities to help FTA develop and implement its strategic research plan
• Lessons learned from presentations during open sessions of meeting


The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:
The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

None


Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: July 10, 2006