Date: Jan. 11, 2013
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TRB's 2013 Annual Meeting Highlights Using Transportation Research to Do Things Smarter, Better, and Faster
The meeting will take place in
Superstorm Sandy: Transportation Challenges and Research Opportunities in the Aftermath of a Disaster
This session will feature presentations from individuals who were on the front lines of preparation, response, and recovery associated with Superstorm Sandy, an event that led to cascading failures across all transportation modes, as well as other critical infrastructure sectors.
JAN. 13, 7 P.M. TO 9:30 P.M., MARRIOTT
Deploying Transportation Research: Video Theater
Watch videos showcasing transportation research results and innovations that have been successfully deployed, including FHWA’s "The New
JAN. 14, 9:30 A.M. TO 4 P.M., MARRIOTT
Thomas B. Deen Distinguished Lecture and Presentation of Awards
The Deen Distinguished Lectureship award recognizes the career contributions and achievements of an individual in areas covered by the Transportation Research Board's Technical Activities Division. As the 2013 recipient, John P. Broomfeld will present an overview of his holistic approach to transportation infrastructure maintenance and preservation. A number of TRB awards will also be presented at this event.
JAN. 14, 6 P.M. TO 7:15 P.M., MARRIOTT
Resolved: The Federal Government Should Substantially Increase Investment for Transportation Infrastructure
Two high school debate teams from
JAN. 16, 10:15 A.M. TO NOON, MARRIOTT
As the premier event and the largest single gathering at the meeting, this luncheon is attended by leaders in the transportation field from the
JAN. 16, NOON TO 2 P.M., SHOREHAM
MAP-21 Implementation: A View From the U.S. Department of Transportation
Undersecretary for Policy Polly Trottenberg will lead a discussion with other officials from the U.S. Department of Transportation on progress in the implementation of major policy directions dictated by MAP-21, including project delivery and freight.
JAN. 16, 2:30 P.M. TO 4 P.M., SHOREHAM
Other sessions that may be of interest:
This workshop will examine how results of SHRP 2 research in the areas of renewal, capacity, reliability, and safety can be implemented by state departments of transportation in order to address some of the most pressing needs related to the nation’s highways. The adoption of such research products could potentially evolve into standard practice over the next 20 years.
JAN. 13, 9 A.M. TO NOON, HILTON
In the scientific arena and at public infrastructure agencies, discussions on climate change have now evolved to include preventive measures combined with risk-based decision making to reduce climate change-related costs and risks. This workshop will present worldwide, state-of-the-art research and initiatives to address this issue.
JAN. 13, 9 A.M. TO NOON, HILTON
Speakers in this session will discuss the potential for high-speed rail, including methods to forecast demand and possible impacts on land use.
JAN. 14, 1:30 P.M. TO 3:15 P.M, SHOREHAM
This session will include discussion of freeway incident management and the impact of traffic congestion, whether or not it is incident related.
JAN. 14, 2 P.M. TO 3:45 P.M, MARRIOTT
This session will look at the future competitiveness, demand, and policy implications of restructuring for the airline industry.
JAN. 15, 10:15 A.M. TO NOON, SHOREHAM
This comprehensive poster session will address several aspects of roundabouts in transportation, including pedestrian crossings, comparison to traffic signal control, analysis of crash rate, and more.
JAN. 15, 10:45 A.M. TO 12:30 P.M., MARRIOTT
This session provides a unique opportunity for attendees to interact with an international audience and share their experiences with automated enforcement systems. Specifically, the presented studies evaluate the systems' effectiveness and their impacts on highway safety and driver behavior.
JAN. 15, 4:15 P.M. TO 6 P.M., MARRIOTT
Presenters at this session will discuss new research in emergency evacuation, including how evacuee route choice impacts evacuation and how to predict the availability of bus transit drivers.
JAN. 16, 2:30 P.M. TO 4 P.M., MARRIOTT
The presenters will share research that challenges common beliefs and practices about driver speeding behaviors, and will stimulate discussion of research needed toward developing more effective speed management practices and countermeasures.
JAN. 16, 4:30 P.M. TO 6 P.M., MARRIOTT
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