The Transportation Research Board’s 94th Annual Meeting is well under way in Washington D.C. (January 11-15, 2015). The meeting, which has attracted over 12,000 attendees and 300 exhibitors this year, provides an opportunity for transportation professionals to share knowledge and perspectives with colleagues and to learn about the latest developments in transportation research, policy, and practice. More than 5,000 presentations and almost 750 sessions and workshops address topics of interest to policy makers, administrators, practitioners, and researchers. A partial list of the sessions I’ve had the opportunity to attend include:
- “To MAP-21 and Beyond: Implementation Efforts Across the Country”;
- “Learning from the Curve: Effective Strategies Used to Prevail in Recent FHWA and FTA NEPA Litigation”;
- “Pathways to Automated Transit and Shared Mobility”; and
- “Meeting Environmental Commitments in Design-Build Projects”.
I’ve also had the opportunity to attend multiple meetings of the 200-plus standing committees who assemble the TRB’s annual program and engage in cutting edge discussions with colleagues. A partial list of the committee meetings I’ve had the pleasure of attending include:
- Eminent Domain and Land Use Committee
- Public-Private Partnerships Subcommittee
- Transportation Law Committee
- Environmental Issues in Transportation Law Committee
Looking forward to attending another day of excellent programs and workshops, and the opportunity to share thoughts and discussions with transportation professionals.