||Transit Research and Development: Federal Role in the National Program
|Transportation Research Board
Transportation and Infrastructure
Transit Research and Development: Federal Role in the National Program
August 19, 2010 - August 20, 2010
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:
Thursday, August 19, 2010 - Keck Center Room 101
CLOSED SESSION (TRAC Committee and TRB Staff Only)
8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
9:45 – 10:00 a.m.
Welcome and Introductions
- Barry Barker, Chair, TRB Transit Research Analysis Committee
10:00 – 10:15 a.m.
Dr. Therese McMillan, Deputy Administrator, Federal Transit Administration
10:15 – 10:30 a.m.
FTA’s Mission, Goals of the Workshop
Vincent Valdes, Associate Administrator for Research, Demonstration, and Innovation, FTA
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
FOCUS SESSION 1: Transit Safety Research: Current Status & Key Issues
Moderator: Les Hoel, TRAC Member
- Mike Flanigon, Director, Office of Safety and Security, FTA
- Ed Watt, Health and Safety Director, Transport Workers Union (TWU) of America
- John McGuiggan, Director, systems Engineering and Safety Division, Volpe National Transportation Systems Center (To Be Confirmed)
- Amber Reep, Program Manager, Center for Urban Transportation Research, University of South Florida
Discussant: Greg Hull, APTA
12:30 – 1:15 p.m.
Working Lunch in Meeting Room
1:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
FOCUS SESSION 2: Research on Safety Culture, Human Factors, and Safety Management Systems; and their Implications for Transit Safety Research
Moderator: Anna Barry, TRAC Member
- Kristen Bell, Vice President, Research and Development, Behavioral Science Technology (BST)
Safety Culture in Transportation Organizations
- Barry Strauch, Chief, Major Investigations Division (Office of Marine Safety), National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)
Culture and Team Performance in Transportation
- Ralf Resch, General Secretariat, CEEP (The European Centre of Employers and Enterprises providing Public Services)
European Safety Programs and Research on Standardization in Public Transit, with Special Focus on Metros and Trams
Discussant: Ralf Resch, TRAC Member
3:30 – 3:45 p.m.
3:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
FOCUS SESSION 3: Transit Safety Research: Its Contribution to Safety Culture, Identification of Data Needs, Contribution to Standards Development, and Implications for Federal Transit Research Priorities
Moderator: Linda Bohlinger, TRAC Member
- Mark Campbell, Chief Safety and Security Officer, FRA (retired)
Lessons leaned from previous transit incidents, how safety data is used to support the conclusions drawn from these analyses, and how this is used to identify additional safety data research needs
- Bill Parsons, Director of Operating Rules, Metro North Commuter Rail (retired)
Safety Data Needs (So Cal Metrolink Safety Peer Review and APTA examples) – implications for federal regulation, potential research and standards development needs
- Patrick Sherry, Professor, University of Denver
Safety vs. Fatigue Research and Application – Implications for Federal Regulation and Further Research
- Martin Schroeder, Chief Engineer, American Public Transportation Association (APTA)
Crash Energy Management Work Group Efforts; ASME heavy and light rail crashworthiness standards; SCRRA specification; potential future performance-based approaches
Discussant: Paul Jamieson, TRAC Member
Reception (3rd Floor Atrium)
ALL ARE INVITED AND ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND
6::00 p.m. Reception Begins
Friday, August 20, 2010, Keck Center Room 101
8:45 - 10:30 a.m.
Welcome and meeting objectives
- Barry Barker, committee chair
Discussion of Workshop – Issues Raised, Gaps Identified, Potential Research Needs
Overall Outcome of Workshop
- Barry Barker
Focus Session 1: Key Research Issues, Outcome, and Research Action Agenda
- Les Hoel
Focus Session 2: Key Research Issues, Outcome, and Research Action Agenda
- Anna Barry
Focus Session 3: Key Research Issues, Outcome, and Research Action Agenda
- Linda Bohlinger
10:30 am BREAK
CLOSED SESSION (TRAC Committee and TRB staff only)
Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting
The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the meeting:
The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
assessment of workshop and possible letter report to sponsor; bias and conflict of interest discussion; plans for next meeting; composition of the committee.
The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:
Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
August 20, 2010