2015 TRB Annual Meeting | January 11-15, 2015

TRB’s 2015 Annual Meeting is rapidly approaching and we are looking forward to seeing you all there!  If you are planning to attend and you are a member or friend of ABE30, please fill out our quick survey so that we can get a quick sense of where / when we can expect to see you.  

Take a look at the full slate, including descriptions of workshop, poster, paper, and podium sessions that ABE30 is sponsoring and co-sponsoring this year by clicking here, a summarized table of sessions is as follows (and can be found in an easy-to-print version here):

Day / Time Title / Description Location
Sunday 9:00AM- 12:00PM Workshop 105 | The Art of Urban Street Performance Metrics

Jamie Parks, City of Oakland, presiding

Convention Center, 152B
Sunday 1:30PM- 4:30PM Workshop 161 | Funding and Financing Vital Corridors: A Workshop on the What, Why, How, and Who of Value Capture Methods

Sharada R. Vadali, Texas A&M Transportation Institute, Sasha Page, IMG/Rebel, Ema Yamamoto, City of Philadelphia, presiding

Convention Center, 140B
Monday 8:00AM- 9:45AM Session 228 | Goods Movement in Vibrant Urban Communities

Frederick C. Dock, City of Pasadena, presiding

Convention Center, 147A
Monday 10:15AM- 12:00PM Session 257 | City Transportation Officials: First Year on the Job

Rina Cutler, City of Philadelphia, presiding

Convention Center, 151B
Monday 2:00PM- 3:45PM Session 371 | Not Your Mother’s Parking Meter: Parking in the 21st Century

Gretchen A. M. Johnson, Nelson\Nygaard Consulting Associates, presiding

Convention Center, Hall E
Monday 5:45PM- 7:15PM Transportation Issues in Major U.S. Cities Committee Meeting

Rina Cutler, City of Philadelphia, presiding

Marriott Marquis, Liberty M (M4)
Tuesday 8:30AM- 10:15AM Session 527 | Understanding the Gender Gap in Urban Biking, Part 1 (Part 2, 735)

Ema Yamamoto, City of Philadelphia, presiding

Convention Center, Hall E
Tuesday 8:30AM- 10:15AM Session 528 | Transportation Issues and Solutions in Major Cities

Jennifer Buison, Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation, presiding

Convention Center, Hall E
Tuesday 10:15AM- 12:00PM Session 548

Livable Arterials: Urban Elixir or Oxymoron?

Madeline Brozen, University of California, Los Angeles, presiding

Convention Center, 151B
Tuesday 4:15PM- 6:00PM Session 729

Advanced Research and Practices in Urban Freight Transportation

Qian Wang, State University of New York, Buffalo, presiding

Convention Center, Hall E
Tuesday 4:15PM- 6:00PM Session 730 | Urban Freight Parking Research: To Curb or Not To Curb

Jesse Koehler, TransLink

Convention Center, Hall E
Tuesday 7:30PM- 9:30PM Session 735 | Understanding the Gender Gap in Urban Biking, Part 2 (Part 1, Session 527)

Fionnuala Quinn, Alta Planning + Design, presiding

Convention Center, 151B
Thursday 8:00AM- 12:00PM Workshop 867 | The Urgent Need for Improved Pedestrian Infrastructure and Options: Issues, Solutions, and Gaps

Ilona Kastenhofer, Virginia Center for Transportation Innovation and Research, presiding

Convention Center, 101
We especially hope that we will see you at the ABE30 Committee Meeting!  The agenda is jam-packed with presentation and updates, check it out:
Monday, January 12, 5:45pm – 7:15
Marriott Marquis, Liberty M (M4)
1. Welcome & Introductions | Rina Cutler, ABE30 Committe Chair
2. NACTO Update | Linda Bailey, NACTO
3. TRB Update | Monica Starnes, TRB
4. Special Remarks | Kathryn A. Wolfe, Politico
5. Sub-Committee Reports |
a. Strategic Plan
b. Paper Review
c. Research
d. Annual Meeting Organizers
e. Communications
6. Research Presentations |
a. How Big Travel Can Help Big Cities – Steve Buckley, City of Toronto
b. Small Travel Data Collection for Big Cities – Stephanie Dock, DDOT
c. How LOS Contravenes Smart Growth, and California’s Transition to VMT – Chris Ganson, California Governor’s Office of Planning and Research
7. Open Floor for Announcements | All
In addition, to all of the sessions and our committee meeting, there are a few receptions as well that we would like to highlight —

Sunday, January 11, 2:30pm – 4:00pm
Convention Center
Whether you’re a first-time attendee, or are a long-time veteran of the TRB Annual Meeting, you are invited to come and learn how to make the most of your time at the meeting. Offered are a brief overview of TRB, tips on navigating the Meeting and on networking during the meeting, the role TRB can play in career development, and how to become involved in TRB activities and committees. Refreshments are provided, and it is an opportunity for attendees to meet each other and TRB leaders from similar areas of interest.
Sunday, January 11, 5:30pm – 7:00pm
The Independence Ballroom, Marriott Marquis
WTS, in conjunction with the TRB’s Committee on Women’s Issues in Transportation, is hosting its annual winter reception during the Transportation Research Board’s annual meeting. WTS Members: Complimentary Admission, Non-Members: $30
Sunday, January 11, 9:00pm – 10:30pm
Convention Center
Co-hosted by the TRB Young Members Council (YMC) and Young Professionals in Transportation (YPT), this networking reception is open to all young professionals and supporters to discuss career development and to meet peers from around the country. Light refreshments will be served.
Monday, January 12, 6:00pm – 7:15pm
Convention Center
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. Honorees present overviews of their technical areas, covering the evolution, status, and prospects for the future.

We are looking forward to seeing you all at TRB, in the mean time, please have a safe and happy holiday season!