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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 5, 2005 - December 6, 2005
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


Monday, December 5, 2005

9:45 am
Provisions of SAFETEA-LU and Implications for FTA's Research Program
Barbara Sisson, Associate Administrator for Research, Demonstration and
Innovation, Federal Transit Administration (FTA)

10:45 am

11:00 am
FTA's Strategic Research Plan - Current Status and Future Plans
Bruce Robinson, Transportation Systems Manager and Strategic Analysis Team
Leader, FTA

12:00 noon

1:00 pm
Session on Electric Drive Technologies for Transit Applications

The purpose of this session is to identify research needs in the area of
electric drive technologies for transit applications and opportunities for FTA
to contribute to this research.

Following a series of short presentations, the invited speakers, committee
members, and other meeting guests will engage in a discussion of future
research needs and FTA's possible role in such research.

Overview of Current FTA Research on Electric Drive Technologies
Walt Kulyk, Director, Office of Mobility Innovation, FTA

Analysis of Electric Drive Technologies for Transit Applications - Findings and
Suggestions for Moving Forward
Sheila Lynch, Executive Director, Northeast Advanced Vehicle Consortium

Activities of the East Coast Hybrid Consortium
Yina Moore, Executive Director, East Coast Hybrid Consortium (invited)

New York City Transit Hybrid Bus Experience
Dana Lowell, Senior Consultant, M. J. Bradley and Associates

Pittsburgh Operational Experience with Hybrid Buses
Rick Snyder, Manager, Vehicle Procurement, Port Authority of Allegheny County

5:00 pm

Tuesday, December 6, 2005

10:45 am
Informal discussion with FTA sponsor

12:00 noon

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
Brian Macleod
Mike Mulhern
Nigel Wilson

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
1. September 30, 2005 edition of the Federal Transit Administration's (FTA's)
strategic research plan and possible revisions and updates to this plan
2. Lessons learned from presentations during open sessions of meeting
3. Content of committee's second letter report to FTA
4. Proposed TRAC membership rotation

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

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: December 16, 2005