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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

Transit Research and Development: Federal Role in the National Program
December 17, 2008 - December 18, 2008
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: Nikisha Turman
Phone: 202/334-2373


National Academies / Transportation Research Board
Transit Research Analysis Committee (TRAC)

Winter Meeting 2008
Wednesday, December 17 – Thursday, December 18


Wednesday, December 17, 2008

9:45 am - Noon
FTA Presentations and Committee Discussion
Vincent Valdes, Associate Administrator, R&D
Bruce Robinson, Strategic Analysis Team Leader

Program Update and Overview
•Status of FTA research program, including developments since spring TRAC meeting
•Revisit purpose of TRAC and its continued role in assisting FTA
•Status of legislation reauthorizing the Federal Transit Program

Strategic R&D Plan and Process
•Recap of plan and process presented at San Francisco spring meeting
•Progress during the past 6 months

Electric Drive Portfolio
•“Expanded” example of the strategic planning process

11:30 am
Committee/FTA discussion

12:00 pm
Lunch in meeting room (continue discussion)

1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
RD&T Activities and Needs in Support of Human Services and Rider Accessibility

Guest panel
Mary Leary, Project ACTION and National Center on Senior Transportation, Easter Seals
Charles Dickson, Community Transportation Association
Art Guzzetti, American Public Transportation Association
Doug Birnie, Federal Transit Administration

2:30 pm
Committee discussion with guest panelists

3:30 pm

3:45 pm
Group discussion with FTA

Thursday, December 18, 2008

10:00 am
Group discussion with FTA

•Letter Report
•How can TRAC be of value to FTA? Desired Time Frame for Report?
•Plans for next meeting
•Possible discussion themes/topics

11:00 am

12:00 pm

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the meeting:
B. Barker
A. Barry
D. Bayliss
L. Bohlinger
B. Cline
N. Ford
P. Jamieson
B. MacLeod
G. Ogawa
R. Resch
J. Rosenbeg
L. Watson
N. Wilson.

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
--Conflict of interest and bias discussion.
--Key points for and struture of the 6th TRACletter report.

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

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: December 22, 2008