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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 Analysis Committee
December 2, 2004 - December 3, 2004
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: Jill Wilson
Phone: 202/334-3817
Fax: 202/334-3510



Thursday, December 2, 2004

9:45 am
FTA's Strategic Research Plan
Barbara Sisson, Associate Administrator for Research, Demonstration and
Innovation, Federal Transit Administration

10:15 am
Measuring progress toward FTA's strategic research goals
Richard Marshment, Oklahoma Transportation Center / University of Oklahoma

10:35 am
Panel discussion on performance measurement in R&D programs
Rosalie Ruegg, TIA Consulting, Inc.
Bill Valdez, Office of Planning and Analysis, U.S. Department of Energy
Speaker on state R&D programs

12:15 pm

1:15 pm
FTA criteria for selecting research projects
Bruce Robinson, Transportation Program Specialist, FTA

1:45 pm
Group discussion

2:45 pm

3:00 pm
FTA's research analysis and upcoming research
Barbara Sisson, Associate Administrator for Research, Demonstration and
Innovation, FTA

3:20 pm
Group discussion

4:00 pm

Friday, December 3, 2004

9:15 am - 10:15 am
Informal discussion with FTA representatives

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the meeting:
Michael Townes
Karen Antion
Barry Barker
David Bayliss
Santo Grande
Paul Jamieson
Brian Macleod
Cal Marsella
Nigel Wilson

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
-- TRB workshop on earmarking of transportation research funds held on October
29, 2004
-- Informal discussions with Federal Transit Administration (FTA) staff
following the first committee meeting in April 2004
-- FTA's strategic research plan
-- Items raised during the presentations and panel discussion at the meeting
-- Committee composition and balance
-- Major messages of the committee's first letter report to FTA
-- The committee's proposed recommendations for inclusion in the letter report

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

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: December 10, 2004