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Intercity Passenger Travel: Opportunities and Issues in Short-haul Markets


Project Scope:

This study will examine U.S. regional intercity passenger transportation, with a focus on markets for which there are potentially multiple modal options with distances in the range of 100 to 500 miles. Consideration will be given to travel by personal automobile, airplane, motor coach, and train, including attention to opportunities and challenges for service by high-speed and conventional passenger rail, curbside bus, and future modes of travel made available by emerging system technologies.

 

The study will describe U.S. intercity travel markets, including mode share for tripmaking, geographic patterns (e.g., coast, regional corridors), traveler characteristics (e.g., party size and household income), and trip characteristics (e.g., duration, distance).

 

In examining market demand, the committee will compile available information on factors that influence travel choices, such as service, price, accessibility, convenience, comfort, frequency, reliability, safety, and travel time. To the extent possible, this information will be interpreted with respect to traveler demographics and how they are expected to change over time.

 

In examining transportation supply, the study will draw upon experience in the United States and other industrialized nations with respect to factors such as modal competition and cooperation, service cost and revenues, funding requirements, and alternative institutional and financing mechanisms, including public-private partnerships. The study will also consider the physical condition, structure, and capacity of transportation networks.

 

The study will assess future travel markets and potential mixes of services to meet the demand for short-haul intercity passenger transportation. The committee will examine policy and planning issues that arise in public debates concerning the provision of transportation services. The report will offer guidance to policymakers where warranted to inform these debates, acknowledging areas of uncertainty and identifying those that may be addressed through further research.

 

Status: Completed

PIN: TRB-SASP-11-01

Project Duration (months): 20 month(s)

RSO: Menzies, Thomas

Board(s)/Committee(s):

SASP

Topic(s):

Transportation and Infrastructure



Geographic Focus:

Committee Membership

Committee Post Date: 05/18/2012

Martin Wachs - (Chair)
The RAND Corporation

Martin Wachs is Senior Principal Researcher at the RAND Corporation and a professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. He formerly served as Director of the RAND Transportation, Space, and Technology Program. Prior to joining RAND in 2005, he was professor of civil and environmental engineering and professor of city and regional planning at the University of California, Berkeley, where was also director of the Institute of Transportation Studies. Prior to joining the faculty at Berkeley, he spent 25 years at UCLA, where he served three terms as chairman of the Department of Urban Planning. He is author of more than 150 articles and four books on subjects related to the relationships between transportation, land use, and air quality; transportation needs of the elderly; techniques for the evaluation of transportation systems; and the use of performance measurement in transportation planning. His research also addresses issues of equity in transportation policy, problems of crime in public transit systems, and the response of transportation systems to natural disasters, including earthquakes. His most recent work focuses on transportation finance in relation to planning and policy. He has chaired many TRB study committees, including the Committee for the Evaluation of the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program, the Committee for a Study of Urban Transportation Congestion Pricing, and the Committee on Determination of the State of the Practice in Metropolitan Area Travel Forecasting. He has served on many other TRB committees, including the TRB Executive Committee, which he chaired in 2000. He holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the City University of New York and a master’s degree and Ph.D. in transportation planning from Northwestern University.
J. B. Barker
Transit Authority of River City

J. Barry Barker is Executive Director of the Transit Authority of River City in Louisville, Kentucky. He was previously General Manager of Metro in Akron, Ohio, and Assistant General Manager for Marketing and Management for the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority. He is a former chair of the Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Oversight and Project Selection Committee, has served on several TCRP panels, and was a member of the NRC Committee for a Study of Contracting Out Transit Services. He has chaired the National Transit Institute Board and served on the Easter Seals/Project Action National Steering Committee, the TRB Executive Committee, and the Subcommittee on Planning and Policy Review. He is currently chairman of TRB’s Transit Research Analysis Committee. He is a National Associate of the National Academies and recipient of the 2012 Sharon D. Banks Award for Humanitarian Leadership in Transportation. He earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Case Western Reserve University and a master’s degree in public administration from Cleveland State University.


John C. Bennett


John C. Bennett has more than four decades of experience in rail and public transportation policy and planning analysis. He retired from Amtrak as Assistant Vice President for Policy Management in 2011. He held several other executive positions at Amtrak, including Assistant Vice President for Policy Standards and Business Integration and Vice President for Transportation Planning and Policy for the Northeast Corridor. His experience includes strategic planning for intercity railroads and commuter railroads in the private and public sectors. He also has extensive experience in capital program management. While at Amtrak, he aided in the development of the Northeast Corridor Strategic Business Unit’s Strategic Plan, which supported development of higher-speed rail service in the corridor. Most recently, he led the development of the congressionally mandated report that defined the scope, funding, and schedule for completion of improvements to Amtrak’s 427 stations that require compliance with the Americans with Disability Act. Prior to joining Amtrak, he was Vice President of Infrastructure and Systems at the Long Island Rail Road and worked for the consulting firms KPMG-Peat Marwick and Booz Allen Hamilton. He was a member of the Passenger Rail Working Group of the National Surface Transportation Policy and Revenue Study Commission. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.
Alan J. Bing
Independent Consultant

Alan J. Bing is an independent transportation consultant specializing in railroad technology and safety, and with particular expertise in shared passenger and freight operations. Prior to becoming an independent consultant in 2011, he was a Technical Specialist at ICF International, joining that firm in 2002 as part of their acquisition of Arthur D. Little’s Environment and Risk Group. His consulting interests encompass many aspects of operations, maintenance, management, and technology of railroads and rail transit systems, as well as business and institutional issues associated with rail and its modal competitors. He worked at the British Rail Research and Development Department for ten years on analysis, design, and testing of innovative freight and passenger vehicles, followed by a period at the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Transportation Test Center at Pueblo Colorado. Most recently, he has been a leader in applying risk analysis and management techniques to transportation safety issues, combining risk assessment methodologies with transportation engineering, equipment, and operations. He has led or contributed to projects analyzing the safety of innovative rail train control systems, operations, and safety issues when associated with shared light rail and rail freight operations. He has served TRB as chair of the Committee on Passenger Rail Equipment and Systems Integration, member of the High Speed Rail IDEA Program Committee, and chair of the Committee to Review Federal Railroad R&D Programs. He holds a B.S. degree and Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of Nottingham, U.K.
Matthew A. Coogan
New England Transportation Institute

Matthew A. Coogan is an independent consultant and director of the New England Transportation Institute. His expertise is in transportation behavior and intermodal transportation planning, specializing in the deployment of new transportation technologies. He has served as principal investigator for numerous studies of high-speed rail, conventional rail, aviation, and highway intercity travel. From 1983 to 1991, he was Undersecretary for Transportation for Massachusetts, where he was project director for the Central Artery Third Harbor Tunnel Project and co-chairman of the Council of Northeast Governors High Speed Rail Task Force. From 1973 to 1979 he was Assistant Secretary of Transportation and from 1979 to 1983 he was Senior Project Coordinator for the Boston Redevelopment Authority. He served as a member of the TRB Committee for a Study of High-Speed Surface Transportation in the United States and the Committee for the Critique of the Federal Research Program on Magnetic Levitation Systems. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University.
Thomas B. Deen
National Research Council [Retired]

Thomas B. Deen (NAE) is former Executive Director of TRB, a position he held from 1980 to 1994. Prior to joining TRB, he was Chairman and President of PRC-Voorhees, a transportation engineering and consulting company with clients worldwide. He served as chief planner of the Washington Metro subway system during its development in the 1970s. His areas of expertise are surface transportation technology, performance, economics, finance, planning, and political feasibility. Since retiring from TRB, he has served on numerous NRC Committees including the Committee on the Federal Funding of Transportation Improvements in BRAC Cases, the Committee for the Strategic Highway Research Program 2, the Committee on Determination of the State of the Practice in Metropolitan Area Travel Forecasting, and the Committee for a Study on Transportation and a Sustainable Environment. He earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Kentucky.
Genevieve Giuliano
University of Southern California

Genevieve Giuliano is Professor and Senior Associate Dean of Research and Technology in the Sol Price School of Public Policy, University of Southern California (USC). She is also Director of the METRANS joint USC and California State University at Long Beach Transportation Center. In 2009 she was named the Margaret and John Ferraro Chair in Effective Local Government for her work in regional transportation policy. Her research focuses on the relationships between land use and transportation, transportation policy analysis, and information technology applications in transportation. She has published more than 150 papers on these and other topics. She serves on the editorial boards of Urban Studies and the Journal of Transport Policy. She is a past chair of the TRB Executive Committee and was named a National Associate of the National Academies in 2003. She has received several awards, most recently the Distinguished Researcher award from Transportation Research Forum. She has served on numerous TRB and NRC committees, including the Panel on Mitigation for America’s Climate Choices.
Mark Hansen
University of California, Berkeley

Mark Hansen is Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, and co-director of National Center for Excellence in Aviation Operations Research. His research interests include transportation economics, policy and planning, air transportation, and public transportation. He has written extensively on air transportation network flows, the impact of aircraft size on airline demand and market share, and aviation delays and operational performance. He was a member of the TRB Committee on Airfield and Airspace Capacity and Delay. He earned a bachelor’s degree in physics and philosophy from Yale University and a master’s degree in city planning and a Ph.D. in transportation engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.
Keith L. Killough
Arizona Department of Transportation

Keith L. Killough is Assistant Director for Travel Demand Modeling and Analysis and Chief of the Multimodal Planning Division of the Arizona Department of Transportation. Before joining the state transportation department in 2008, he was Director of Information Services for the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG), responsible for implementing travel simulation models and applying quantitative analyses to support regional transportation and air quality management planning. Before joining SCAG, he was owner of a consulting company specializing in transportation planning and modeling. Previously, he was Deputy Director for Countywide Planning for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Authority. He has also worked for the Southern California Rapid Transit District, heading the Planning and Policy Analysis Section. He currently chairs the TRB Joint Subcommittee on Statewide Travel Demand Forecasting and the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Panel on Long-Distance and Rural Travel Transferable Parameters for Statewide Travel Forecasting Models. He was a member of the TRB Committee for Review of Travel Demand Modeling by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments. He earned a bachelor’s degree in urban studies and planning from MIT.


Charles F. Manski
Northwestern University

Charles F. Manski (NAS) has been Board of Trustees Professor in Economics at Northwestern University since 1997. He previously was a faculty member at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and Carnegie Mellon University. His research spans econometrics, judgment and decision, and the analysis of social policy. He is author of Identification for Prediction and Decision (Harvard 2007), Social Choice with Partial Knowledge of Treatment Response (Princeton 2005), Partial Identification of Probability Distributions (Springer 2003), Identification Problems in the Social Sciences (Harvard 1995), and Analog Estimation Methods in Econometrics (Chapman & Hall 1988). He is also co-author of College Choice in America (Harvard 1983) and co-editor of Evaluating Welfare and Training Programs (Harvard 1992) and Structural Analysis of Discrete Data with Econometric Applications (MIT 1981). He is member of the DBASSE Committee on Law and Justice. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, Fellow of the Econometric Society, Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He holds a bachelor’s degree and Ph.D. in economics from M.I.T.


Nancy A. McGuckin
Independent Consultant

Nancy A. McGuckin is an independent consultant with expertise in travel behavior. She recently completed forecasts of travel by older Americans, migration and immigration patterns and trends, and non-work travel for the National Surface Transportation Policy and Revenue Study Commission. She previously worked for the Barton-Aschman and Parsons Transportation Group developing travel and ridership forecasts for major investment studies, including high-speed rail systems in Shanghai, San Juan, and Bangkok. She specializes in social and demographic indicators of travel demand, and integrates data from safety, health, economic, energy, time-use, and other pertinent sources to develop the context for planning and policy initiatives. She has extensive experience working with large national databases, including the National Household Travel Survey, American Travel Survey, American Housing Survey, and American Time Use Survey. She earned a bachelor’s degree in geography and political science from the University of Texas at Austin.
Paul F. Morris
North Carolina Department of Transportation

Paul F. Morris is Deputy Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), where he is responsible for administering the non-highway modal divisions, including rail and transit. In this position, he serves as NCDOT’s central point of contact for transportation initiatives involving the North Carolina Railroad and the Ports Authority. Before being appointed to this position in 2011, he was president of Greenleaf Strategies LLC, and before that he was Executive Vice President and Global Director of Strategic Consulting and Sustainability for Parsons Brinckerhoff, Inc. He was a member of the city of Raleigh’s Passenger Rail Task Force, charged with advising the city council on intercity passenger rail service to the city. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Oregon.
Christopher A. Nash
University of Leeds

Christopher A. Nash is Research Professor in the Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds. His research interests are in rail transport, transport pricing, and transport externalities. He has written extensively on rail passenger transportation, including high-speed rail. He has been on the faculty of the University of Leeds since 1975 and previously at the University of Southampton. He has acted as advisor to many bodies, including the European Commission High Level Group on Transport Infrastructure Charging, the European Union Committee of the House of Lords, the Transport Committee of the House of Commons, and the Railways Group of the European Conference of Ministers of Transport. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Transport Policy and Economics, the South African Journal of Transportation and Supply Chain Management, the International Journal of Transport Economics, and the International Journal of Green Economics. He earned a Ph.D. in transport economics.
Clinton V. Oster, Jr.
Indiana University

Clinton V. Oster, Jr. is Professor Emeritus and former Associate Dean for Bloomington Programs at the School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University. His research has centered on aviation safety, airline economics and competition policy, energy policy, and environmental and natural resource policy. He has co-authored five books on various aspects of air transportation including Deregulation and the Future of Intercity Passenger Travel with John Meyer, and Managing the Skies: Public Policy, Organization, and Financing of Air Navigation with John Strong. He has chaired and served on numerous NRC committees, including chair of the Committee for the Study of Traffic Safety Lessons from Benchmark Nations, chair of the Committee on the Federal Employers' Liability Act, chair of the Committee on the Effects of Commuting on Pilot Fatigue, and co-chair of the Committee on NASA's National Aviation Operational Monitoring Service Project. He was a member of the Committee for Guidance on Setting and Enforcing Speed Limits and the Committee for a Study on Air Passenger Service and Safety since Deregulation. He holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Princeton University, master’s degree in public affairs from Carnegie-Mellon University, and Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University.
Joseph P. Schwieterman
DePaul University

Joseph P. Schwieterman is Director of DePaul University’s Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development, which promotes effective urban planning. His research and professional interests are in public policy, transportation, urban planning, geographic information systems, and economics. He has published extensively on the economics of intercity transportation. He recently authored a book on the abandonment of American railroads, When the Railroad Leaves Town, and led student researchers in an analysis of intercity bus usage. The latter research led to the influential paper “The Intercity Bus: America’s Fastest Growing Transportation Mode,” which was reported in the Chicago Tribune as an article “Get on the Bus” (December 24, 2007). He is a long-standing contributor to TRB, having served on the Aviation Economics and Forecasting Committee. He earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial management from Purdue University, master’s degree in transportation from Northwestern University, and Ph.D. in public policy from the University of Chicago.
Katherine F. Turnbull
Texas Transportation Institute Texas A&M University

Katherine F. Turnbull is an Associate Director of the Texas Transportation Institute of the Texas A&M University System, where she heads the System Planning, Policy, and Environment Research Group. In addition, she is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning at Texas A&M University. Her research focuses on transit, transportation planning, travel demand management, and intelligent transportation systems. She is active in TRB and the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE). She is past chair of TRB’s Planning and Environment Group and served as chair of the High-Occupancy Vehicle Committee for 6 years. She was a member of the TRB Committee for the Evaluation of the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program and chair of the Steering Committee for the Conference on Travel Demand Management Innovation and Research. She is currently chair of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Transit Council and a member of the ITS America Coordinating Council. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota, master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin, and Ph.D. in urban and regional science from Texas A&M University.

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This meeting will be entirely in closed session.
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Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center
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Agenda
This meeting was entirely in closed session.
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Martin Wachs
J. Barry Barker
John C. Bennett
Alan J. Bing
Matthew A. Coogan
Thomas B. Deen
Genevieve Giuliano
Mark Hansen
Keith L. Killough
Charles F. Manski
Nancy A. McGuckin
Paul F. Morris
Christopher A. Nash
Clinton V. Oster
Joseph P. Schwieterman
Katherine F. Turnbull

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Committee discussed draft report.

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

na

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
September 12, 2014
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teleconference
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If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Tom Menzies
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Contact Phone:  202-334-1837

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Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Wachs
Deen
Nash
McGuckin
Killough
Bing
Bennett
Coogan
Hanson
Schweiterman
Turnbull
Mansk

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

final report draft

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

none

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
May 07, 2014
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Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Bing
Bennett
Wachs
Oster
Guiliano
Turnbull
Morris
Nash
Deen
Hanson
McGuckin

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

report drafts

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

none

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
February 18, 2014
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J. Erik Jonsson Woods Hole Center
314 Quissett Ave.
Woods Hole, Massachusetts
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Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Wachs
Barker
Bennet
Coogan
Giuliano
Hansen
Killough
Manskiu
McGuckin
Morris
BNash
Oster
Scwieterman
Turnbull.

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Draft report sections were discussed during the meetings closed sessions

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

none

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September 30, 2013
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Keck Center
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Agenda
Thursday, June 13
Keck 201

Open Session
1:00 Panel Session 1 Long-range Transportation Forecasting Challenges and Risks

Tom Adler, President, RSG, Inc.
Marisa Di Natale, Director, Moody’s Analytics
Rich Kuzmyak, Principal, Renaissance Planning Group

3:00 BREAK

Open Session (continued)

3:15 Panel Session 2: Institutional Challenges to Providing Regional Intercity Transportation Service

Melissa Porter, FRA General Counsel
Roy Kienitz, Roy Kienitz, LLC
Mort Downey, Senior Advisor, Parsons Brinckerhoff
Susan Binder, Cambridge Systematics

5:45 Adjourn

Friday, June 14
Keck 201

Open Session
9:30 Panel Session 3: Future Operations and Capacity of Intercity Highway and Aviation Systems
Jeff Lindley, FHWA Associate Administrator, Operations
Joseph Post, FAA NextGen, Systems Analysis & Modeling
Mark Hansen, UC Berkeley

Noon Open Session Adjournment

Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Martin Wachs;
J. Barry Barker;
John C. Bennett;
Alan J. Bing;
Matthew A. Coogan;
Thomas B. Deen;
Genevieve Giuliano;
Mark Hansen;
Keith L. Killough;
Charles F. Manski;
Nancy A. McGuckin;
Paul F. Morris;
Clinton V. Oster;
Joseph P. Schwieterman;
Katherine F. Turnbull


The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Committee discussed is draft report outline

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

none

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
June 20, 2013
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center
100 Academy Way, Irvine, CA 92617
Event Type :  
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If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Tom Menzies
Contact Email:  tmenzies@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  202-334-1837

Agenda
Open Data-Gathering Session
11:00 Network and Demand Planning, Curbside Intercity Bus Services, David Hall, GM, BoltBus

12:30 LUNCH

1:30 High-Speed Rail Development in Asia, Chris Nash

2:30 Planning and Development of the High-Speed Train to Las Vegas, Andrew Mack, XpressWest

3:30 BREAK

3:45 Intercity Travel Behavior and Information/Communication Technologies, Pat Mokhtarian, UC-Davis

4:45 Committee discussion with guest speakers

6:00 Adjournment
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Wachs
Giuiliano
Bennett
Oster
Manski
Turnbull
Schwieterman
Killough
McGuckin
Nash
Coogan
Deen
Morris
Hanson.

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Report drafts and plans for next meeting

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

none

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
February 19, 2013
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center
100 Academy Way, Irvine, CA 92617
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Agenda
AGENDA
Committee for a Study of Intercity Passenger Travel Issues
and Opportunities in Short-haul Markets
Beckman Center of the National Academies
100 Academy, Irvine, CA
October 19-20, 2012
Friday, October 19
Board Room

Open Session
9:00 Determinants of passenger travel demand, Nancy McGuckin and Keith Killough
(to include a review of NCHRP Guidebook 8-84 on Long-Distance and Rural State-wide Travel Forecasting)

9:45 Overview of Relevant ACRP/TCRP project reports, Matt Coogan and Mark Hansen
--Innovative Approaches to Addressing Aviation Capacity Issues in Coastal Mega-Regions
--Integrating Aviation and Passenger Rail Planning
--Improving Public Transportation Access to Large Airports

10:30 Break

10:45 Results of commissioned analyses of FHWA intercity demand data, Colin Smith, RSG, Inc.

Noon Lunch

Open Session
1:15 High-Speed Rail Discussion
• Summary of results of economic evaluations of HSR in Europe and description of institutional arrangements, Chris Nash
• Legal and institutional issues surrounding shared-use rail corridors in the U.S., drawing on NCHRP Report 657, Alan Bing

3:00 Break

3:15 High-Speed Rail Discussion (continued)
• California’s High-Speed Rail Initiative: Analyses of demand and technical issues, Lou Thompson, California High Speed Rail Peer Review Panel and co-author of HIGH SPEED RAIL PASSENGER SERVICES: WORLD EXPERIENCE AND U.S. APPLICATIONS
4:30 Break

4:45 Committee roundtable discussion with Lou Thompson, Chris Nash, and Alan Bing

5:45 Reception for members and guest presenters

6:15 Dinner for members and guest presenters (Beckman Executive Dining Room)



Saturday, October 20

Closed Session
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

M. Wachs
J.B. Barker
J. Bennett
A. Bing
M. Coogan
T. Deen
G. Guiliano
M. Hansen
K. Killough
C. Manski
N. McGuckin
P. Morris
C. Nash
C. Oster
J. Schweiterman
K. Turnbull

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

statement of task, report outline, plans for next meeting

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

none

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
October 23, 2012
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20418
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Tom Menzies
Contact Email:  tmenzies@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  202-334-1837

Agenda
July 16, 2012 Lecture Room, NAS Building

OPEN SESSION
10:15 AM Introductions of representatives from USDOT agencies and other guests

10:45 Origins of Study, Aib Kanafani, UC Berkeley (via telecon)

11:00 Bureau of Transportation Statistics
Overview of role of agency with respect to intercity travel
Ideas on how this study can help inform decisions
Agency data, reports, and other resources available/anticipated

11:45 Federal Highway Administration (similar structure as FRA)

12:30 PM Working Lunch (for committee and invited briefers)

1:30 Federal Aviation Administration (similar structure)

2:30 Federal Railroad Administration (similar structure)

4:00 State Perspectives (AASHT and Coalition of Northeast Governors)

4:45 OPEN SESSION ADJOURNMENT

5:45 OPEN SESSION
General discussion

6:30 OPEN SESSION ADJOURNMENT


July 17, 2012 Board Room

OPEN SESSION

10:30 AM 3:15 AMTRAK

11:15 AM Update on relevant TRB Cooperative Research Program (CRP) activities
Mike Salamone, Airports
Nanda Srinivasan, Highways
Ann Purdue, Rail

12:00 OPEN SESSION ADJOURNMENT

Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

The following members of the committee were present during the closed sessions: W. Wachs
K. Killough. C. Oster
M. Coogan
T. Deen
G. Guiliano
J.B. Barker
J. Bennet
M. Hansen
A. Bing
J. Schweiterman
N. McGuckin
P. Morris
K. Turnbull
C. Nash
and C. Manski (via telecon) for the closed sessions.

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Committee bias and conflict of interest discussion; committee composition and balance; statement of task; next meeting plans.

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

none

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
July 26, 2012
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

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Publications

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