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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:

RSO:
Kortum, Katherine

Subject/Focus Area:
Transportation and Infrastructure


Meeting 9
December 5, 2007 - December 6, 2007
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
Email: ltoth@nas.edu
Phone: 202-334-2545
Fax: 202-334-3510


Agenda:

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

8:00 am – 9:45 am CLOSED SESSION

9:45 am – 5:15 pm OPEN SESSION
9:45 am – 10:00 am - Break

10:00 am – 12 noon
FTA Updates and Overview

11:00 am
Group discussion

12 noon – 1:00 pm
Lunch (continue discussion)

1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
The Federal Role in Transit RD&T: Challenges and Opportunities from Reauthorization

1:00 -2:00 pm
FTA Presentation

2:00 pm
Group Discussion

3:30 pm
Break

3:45
Earmarking of Research in the Federal Government: Rationale, Effects, and Solutions

4:30 -5:00 pm
Group discussion

5:00 -5:15
Session wrap-up

5:15 pm Reception for all meeting participants
6:00 pm Dinner (discuss key points of possible letter report)


Thursday, December 6, 2007

8:00 am – 10:15 am CLOSED SESSION

10:15 am – 12 noon OPEN SESSION
10:15 am – 10:30 am
Break

10:30 am – 12 noon
Group discussion with FTA

12 noon – 1:00 pm CLOSED SESSION

1:00 pm - Adjourn


Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the meeting:
Michael S. Townes
Hampton Roads Transit
Hampton
Virginia
chair
J. Barry Barker
Transit Authority of River City
Louisville
Kentucky
vice chair
Anna M. Barry
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
Boston
David Bayliss
Halcrow Group
London
England
Linda Bohlinger
HNTB Corporation
Santa Ana
California
Barbara Cline
Prairie Hills Transit
Spearfish
South Dakota
Ronald L. Epstein
New York State Department of Transportation
Albany
Lester A. Hoel
University of Virginia
Charlottesville
Brian Macleod
Gillig Corporation
Hayward
California
Jeffrey Rosenberg
Amalgamated Transit Union
Washington
D.C.
Nigel H. M. Wilson
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge


The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
The committee discussed the structure and content of its next planned letter report.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:
none

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: December 7, 2007