World’s Largest Gathering of Transportation Professionals in D.C. Jan. 13-17

More than 13,000 people – including industry leaders, policymakers, administrators, and researchers from government, industry, and academia – are expected to gather for the Transportation Research Board’s 98th Annual Meeting, taking place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., from Jan. 13-17, 2019.

This year's spotlight theme is “Transportation for a Smart, Sustainable, and Equitable Future.” Nearly 800 total sessions and workshops and more than 5,000 presentations will cover all transportation modes. The annual meeting also will feature an exhibit hall with more than 300 exhibitors from government agencies, research organizations, and commercial businesses showcasing their products and services.

Additionally, TRB’s Careers in Motion Networking Fair will be held on Jan. 13. The fair will include presentations on topics such as networking and interviewing basics, short talks from transportation leaders, a resume critique table, and opportunities to network and meet with recruiting employers.

A newsroom will be available to reporters in Room 304 at the Convention Center, 801 Mt. Vernon Place N.W., Washington, D.C. Members of the media must register for access to the room. For registration information, review media registration requirements and contact Lisa Berardi Marflak (information below). 

Attendees can download the free annual meeting app to access information on the schedule of events, program participants, floor plans, exhibitors, and more. To download, search for "TRB 2019" in the iTunes App Store or Google Play. To follow online conversations about the annual meeting, use the hashtag #TRBAM and follow TRB on Twitter @NASEMTRB.

TRB is a program unit of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine -- private, nonprofit institutions that provide independent, objective analysis and advice to the nation to solve complex problems and inform public policy decisions related to science, technology, and medicine. The Academies operate under an 1863 congressional charter to the National Academy of Sciences, signed by President Lincoln. 

Lisa Berardi Marflak, Director of Communications/Media
Transportation Research Board
202-334-3134; e-mail

Jennifer Walsh, Director of Media Relations
Andrew Robinson, Media Relations Assistant
Office of News and Public Information
202-334-2138; e-mail