2 upcoming committee events

Multimodal Trends in Transportation Webinar
Tuesday, April 7, 12 noon – 1pm ET

This is the first in a webinar series the committee is doing in order to create a space for experts from industry, government, and academia can disucss potential advancements in multimodal transportation. The first webinar will focus on major issues in urban multimodal transportation, including the definition of multimodal transportation, performance metrics suitable to measure the success of multimodal projects, successful urban projects and implementation challenges, most recent research in technology and urban freight, and the potential for bridging the gap towards practical application. See the attached flyer and please share widely!

Speakers: Sylvain Haon (UITP), Jamie Parks (City of Oakland), Paul Supawanich (Nelson\Nygaard), Allison Conway & Candace Brakewood (City University of New York)

Register here: http://goo.gl/yftxFs

Committee Meeting
Thursday, April 16, 3-4pm ET

Join us for an update on committee activities and an extended discussion of our planned calls for papers and workshop proposals. We will be sending around proposed ideas in advance of the call. The agenda is posted in Committee Documents.

Committee Call Follow-Up

Following up on our committee call on July 8th, there are several action items. For the details of the call, see the minutes, posted in the committee documents.

1. Paper review survey! It is paper review season and our paper review coordinators, Eric Sundquist and Christine Yager, need to know who wants to review. We would appreciate everyone (even if you reviewed in past years) taking the 5 minutes or less to complete the following survey related to paper reviewing this year. Please respond no later than July 18th. For those that sign up to review papers this year, you will be hearing from Eric and Christine in the coming weeks.Survey here.

2. TRB papers are due August 1 if you are submitting for the Annual Meeting. The submission site is here. We hope to see lots of papers that respond to our paper calls, hint, hint.

3. TRB has asked us to invite a non-traditional stakeholder to speak at our committee or a session. A non-traditional stakeholder is someone who does work of interest to our committee but who represents an employer type, discipline, or sector important to our committee, but not historically involved in TRB activities or TRB meetings on a regular basis (TRB broadly, not just our committee). Send Ema Yamamoto ideas of non-traditional stakeholders by August 15.

4. TRB is having several tutorials for the Annual Meeting between now and December on topics including paper review and surviving the Annual Meeting. These webinars provide background information, practical advice, a walk through the TRB software, and plenty of time for questions. The schedule is posted on the website and recorded webinars may also be found on this site.

Plan to attend Major Cities sessions at TRB

he committee is sponsoring several sessions that should be of interest to our members and friends during the TRB Annual Meeting, January 12-16. When you know your plans for TRB, please fill out this quick survey so we know what friendly faces to look out for at the various sessions we’re sponsoring.

Sunday, January 12
9:00am – 12:00pm | Workshop Session: Designing Urban Streets for the 21st Century

Monday, January 13
8:30am – 10:15am | Poster Session: Transportation Issues and Solutions in Major Cities
10:15am – 12:00pm | Committee Meeting
3:45pm – 5:30pm | Presentation Session: Innovative Solutions to Congestion in Urban Areas
Tuesday, January 14
10:15am – 12:00pm | Paper Session: Using Social Media to Urban Transportation
3:45pm – 5:30pm | Presentation Session: State DOT Projects in Urban Area