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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


Ridership Experience Research Needs Workshop
June 30, 2011 - July 1, 2011
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: Claudia Sauls
Email: csauls@nas.edu
Phone: 202/334-2373
Fax: 202/334-3510


Agenda:

CLOSED SESSION (TRAC Members and TRB Staff Only)

7:45 – 8:25 a.m.

OPEN SESSION

8:35 – 8:50 a.m.
Welcome and Introductions
Barry Barker, Chair, TRAC
Bruce Robinson, FTA

8:50 –9:10 a.m.
Kickoff Speaker: Rob Bertini, Deputy Administrator, RITA (invited)

9:10 – 11:10 a.m.
PANEL SESSION 1: Methods of Surveying Riders
Moderator: Anna Barry, TRAC Member
Panelists:
Ahmed El-Geneidy, Professor, McGill University
Understanding the needs of the transit market
Kathryn Coffel ,
ITS data in transit market research
Marcelo Oliveira, GeoStats and Jesse Casas, NuStats
Innovative technologies to improve on-board surveys
Q&A Discussion

11:15 – 12:30 p.m.

PANEL SESSION 2: Amenities and Technologies
Moderator: TRAC Member

Panelists:
Kim Green, President, GFI
Smart cards and other fare payment methods
Alan Borning, University of Washington
OneBusAway and real-time bus information
Josh Robin, Director of Innovation, MBTA
MBTA’s smart phone apps and other tech concepts

12:30 -1:30
Lunch

OPEN SESSION

1:30 – 2:00 p.m.

PANEL SESSION 2 (Continued)
Q&A Discussion

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
FOCUS SESSION 3: Service attributes that interest riders
Moderator: Barry Barker, TRAC Chair
Panelists:
Jennifer Flynn, University of South Florida
BRT image and perception
Graham Carey
Experience with BLIMP
Jill Hough, North Dakota State University
Issue to small transit systems


Q&A Discussion

4:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Break

OPEN SESSION

4:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Plenary Wrap up and CLOSING REMARKS

5:30 p.m.
Reception and Light Buffet (1st Floor outside of Room 100)

Transit Research Analysis Committee
Transit Safety Research Workshop
Keck Center of the National Academies
500 Fifth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Room 101

Friday 1 July 2011


CLOSED SESSION

8:00 – 8:45 a.m.

OPEN SESSION

9:00-10:30

Discussion with FTA of Workshop Results – Issues Raised, Gaps Identified, Potential Research Needs

Overall Outcome of Workshop
Barry Barker
Panel 1—Key Research Issues, Outcome, and Research Action Agenda
Anna Barry
Panel 2—Key Research Issues, Outcome, and Research Action Agenda
TRAC Member
Panel 3—Key Research Issues, Outcome, and Research Action Agenda
Barry Barker
FTA Assessment
Bruce Robinson

10:30
BREAK

OPEN SESSION

10:45
Next Steps and Follow-on Workshop Topics

Noon
LUNCH AND ADJOURN



Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the meeting:
J. Barry Barker

Ann August
Anna Barry

Charles Carr

Barbara Cline

Kim Green

Ralf Resch

Susan Shaheen


The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
The committee discussed the workshop presentations and held an update of potential sources of bias and conflict of interest discussion

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

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: July 1, 2011