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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:

Kortum, Katherine

Subject/Focus Area:
Transportation and Infrastructure

TRAC Fall 2006 Meeting
November 30, 2006 - December 1, 2006
Keck Center
500 5th Street, NW
Washington D.C. 20001

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: Laura Toth
Phone: 202-334-2545
Fax: 202-334-3510


Thursday, November 30, 2006

10:15 am
Update on FTA’s Multi-year Research Program Plan
Presentation from FTA staff, followed by group discussion

11:15 am
Transit Research at the University Transportation Centers
Presentation from Mohammad Qureshi, Director, Institute for Multimodal Transportation, Jackson State University, followed by group discussion

12:15 pm

1:15 pm – 5:15 pm
Rail Research at FTA: Gaps and Future Opportunities

1:15 pm
Ron Hynes, Deputy Associate Administrator for Research, Demonstration and Innovation, FTA

1:45 pm
Scope of Federal Railroad Administration’s (FRA’s) Research
Speaker from FRA

2:00 pm
Volpe Report on Rail Transit ITS Research Opportunities
Joe Giulietti, Executive Director, South Florida Regional Transportation Authority

2:20 pm
Comments from Expert Panel
Anna Barry, Director of Subway Operations, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
Bill Mooney, Vice President, Chicago Transit Authority
Paul O’Brien, Rail Service General Manager, Utah Transit Authority

3:00 pm

3:15 pm – 5:15 pm
Group discussion

5:15 pm

Friday, December 1, 2006

10:15 am
Informal discussion with FTA sponsor

11:30 am

Closed Session Summary Posted After 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
Paul Jamieson
Brian Macleod
Cal Marsella
Jeffrey Rosenberg
Nigel Wilson

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
• Future TRAC role, activities, and membership
• FTA’s Multi-Year Research Program Plan and Rail Transit ITS Research and Deployment Strategic Action Plan
• Information and ideas from presentations during open sessions of meeting
• Content of committee’s next letter report to FTA

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

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: December 6, 2006