Prior Annual Meetings


Monday, January 9

8:00am – 9:45am
SESSION 2001 | City DOT Leadership Roundtable
This session is a roundtable discussion with several major city DOT executives about current issues and related research needs.


  • Christopher Coes, USDOT
  • Kimberly Lucas, City of Pittsburgh Department of Mobility and Innovation
  • Allison de Cerreño, New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Tuesday, January 10

8:00am – 9:45am


SESSION 3010| Moving Safety Research into Practice
Presenters will brainstorm, discuss, and develop strategies to ensure transportation safety practitioners require and researchers contemplate knowledge and technology transfer options for each research project and, if appropriate, set aside resources so implementation is possible once the research program is complete


Sunday, January 9

9:00am – 12:00pm | Workshop Session 1001: Coordinating and Innovating at Both the Rural and City Level
In this engaging, incubator-type workshop, multimodal and multidisciplinary committees from across the TRB structure will discuss the 2022 TRB theme of “Innovating an Equitable, Resilient, Sustainable and Safe Transportation System.” The workshop will begin with panel presentations, and then participants will engage in lively, interactive discussions comparing and contrasting this theme for cities and rural areas. The main goals of this workshop are to create new, cross-cutting research ideas and to coordinate collaborations across TRB sections and groups

Tuesday, January 11

8:00am – 10:30am | Session 1199: City DOT Leadership Roundtable on Resiliency
This session brings together senior leadership from big city DOTs to discuss resiliency challenges facing their cities and organizations.


  • Veronica Davis, Houston Department of Public Works
  • Michael Carroll, City of Philadelphia

4:00pm – 5:30pm



Sunday, January 12

9:00am – 12:00pm
WORKSHOP 1004 | Speed Management

WORKSHOP 1005 | Not the Cost, Not the Price: What’s the Value of Your Curb, Redux

WORKSHOP 1038 | Protecting Cyclists at Intersections: Design Guidance, Research, and Knowledge Gaps

WORKSHOP 1044 | Freight Beyond the City: Approaches to Improving Freight Mobility in the Suburban Context

WORKSHOP 1046 | Strategic War Games: Moving a Shifting Demographic

WORKSHOP 1047 | Cross-Cutting Issues in Urban Congestion

Monday, January 13

10:15am – 12:00pm
LECTERN SESSION 1161 | Greener in More Ways Than One: Environmentally Sustainable Funding and Financing Opportunities

POSTER SESSION 1206 | Hot Topics in Urban Transportation: Micromobility and Beyond

3:45pm – 5:30pm
LECTERN SESSION 1286 | How Smart Cities Manage Knowledge

LECTERN SESSION 1288 | Transportation Equity from the Director’s Perspective

Tuesday, January 14

8:00am – 12:00pm
COMMITTEE MEETING | Transportation Issues in Major Cities Committee

LECTERN SESSION 1402 | Urban Freight and Urban Form

LECTERN SESSION 1432 | Fitting It All in: Urban Transportation Challenges

SUBCOMMITTEE MEETING | Transportation Equity Joint Subcommittee

POSTER SESSION 1622 | Innovation in Transportation Equity for the Development of More Robust Performance Metrics and Standards

POSTER SESSION 1629 | Transportation Equity: Cross-Cutting Poster Session

POSTER SESSION 1630 | Environmental Justice in Transportation Equity

COMMITTEE MEETING | Planning Committee for the Transportation Equity 2020 Conference

POSTER SESSION 1652 | Emerging Research in Social and Economic Factors of Transportation

Wednesday, January 15

LECTERN SESSION 1738 | Multilevel Approaches of Innovation in Cities, Part 1

LECTERN SESSION 1763 | Multilevel Approaches of Innovation in Cities, Part 2

Thursday, January 16

WORKSHOP 1769 | Nudging the Commute: Behavioral Science and Mode Choice

WORKSHOP 1775 | Equity: Diagnosis and Restoration


Sunday, January 13

9:00am – 12:00pm | Workshop Session 1003: Cross-Subsidization for a Smart, Sustainable, and Equitable Future: Exploration of Opportunities and Constraints
This workshop addresses the revenue implications of intermodal revenue streams, including funding transfers between and integration with tolling, congestion pricing, transit, bikeshare, transportation network companies, broadband, value capture, and other approaches. Considered are opportunities and constraints to using cross-subsidies, including implications for cost incidence and equity. The workshop will have 3 panels: Panel 1 on Urban and Rural Cross-Subsidies from Value Capture, Broadband, and New Technology; Panel 2 on Cross-Subsidies from Tolling, Managed Lanes, and Congestion Pricing; Panel 3 on Putting Cross Subsidies into Action, including audience discussions of associated issues and opportunities.

9:00am – 12:00pm | Workshop Session 1004: Let’s Get Real About National Performance Measures, Part 1: Has the Process Driven You Mad Yet?!?
MAP-21 established the requirement for national performance measures to monitor the performance of the U.S. transportation system. Metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) and state DOTs were directed to establish targets corresponding to the new measures and monitoring performance of their systems. This workshop explores how MPOs and state DOTs have gone about establishing those targets and monitoring performance and how they have integrated these tasks into their planning and programming activities. Part 2 of this workshop is on Thursday, session 1050.

1:30pm – 5:00pm | Workshop Session 1049: War Games 2019: Mobility as a Service—Disruptor or Uniter?
How will new technologies, public and private organizations, and consumer preferences combine in the future? From safety to revenue models to social equity concerns, the time to shape mobility as a service is now. Building upon the NCHRP Foresight 750 series, participants will engage in an open-ended competition to “solve” how mobility as a service can be brought forward most effectively. Teams will be preassigned and may work together before the conference. Attendees also may observe teams in action at the second annual war games.

9:00am – 5:00pm | Workshop Session 1047A: HF-A: The Rapid Rise in Pedestrian Fatalities: Changing Driver and Pedestrian Behavior to Save Pedestrian Lives [TICKET REQUIRED]
Pedestrian fatalities caused by motor vehicle collisions have reached a 25-year high—despite significant efforts dedicated to transportation safety. The goal of this workshop is to identify areas of potential research for this problem by exploring the behaviors of drivers and pedestrians in the roadway environment that may be contributing to collisions. Areas of interest include the design of the roadway environment, transit operations, aging, distractions, the effects of alcohol and drugs, and other potentially relevant factors on behavior.

Monday, January 14

1:30pm – 3:15pm | Lectern Session 1242: The Equity Equation: Meaningful and Innovative Strategies That Define and Address Unmet Needs in Underserved Communities
The strategic management of transportation infrastructure must increasingly be viewed through an equity lens. Technological advances, including the widespread implementation of mobility as a service and automated vehicles, are likely to have equity-related impacts. In the best case, the future will see increased mobility for transportation-disadvantaged populations, but other more negative outcomes are possible. This session will include presentations from experts well positioned to comment on the future of transportation equity in an automated world. They will help the audience understand potential challenges and needed changes to existing planning/regulatory frameworks and approaches to transportation equity assessment.

Tuesday, January 15

8:00am – 12:00pm | Committee Meeting

8:00am – 9:45am | Lectern Session 1392: Transportation Accessibility, Equity, and Technology Innovations: Practical Ways to Achieve All Three
What are the relationships between emerging technologies and equity? How do you evaluate them? What are the policy implications? What’s the governmental role? This session will include brief presentations and a panel discussion on how transportation innovations involving areas of technology and mobility are able to effectively achieve goals for accessibility and equity. Panelists will include practitioners and industry experts offering State, MPO and City perspectives, who will offer their shared experience and lessons learned in this evolving area. The panel will also include a discussion on the application of accessibility analysis to test emerging technology applications and their impact on equity for different geographies.

1:30pm – 3:15pm | Lectern Session 1508: New Mobility Options
Emerging technologies and transportation options are quickly changing the way people travel in large cities. These changes often conflict with existing policies and the established urban form, forcing cities to consider new transportation infrastructure needs, modeling techniques, and regulations. This lectern session will explore the various impacts of autonomous taxi operations, TNCs, mobility on demand, and electronic scooter share.

6:00pm – 7:30pm | Transportation Equity Joint Subcommittee Meeting The Joint Subcommittee on Transportation Equity focuses on the practices, policies, and research needs to provide access to options of reliable, affordable transportation to all transportation users, including users in rural, low-density, low-income, and disadvantaged communities. It will also consider transportation practices and research affecting health, cultural, social, and economic factors of sustainable mobility through localities and regions.

Wednesday, January 16

8:00am – 9:45am | Lectern Session 1661: Evolving Methods of Measuring Transportation System Performance
Performance measures are integral to understanding how well a city is addressing its transportation needs. As technologies evolve, transportation performance measurements must also evolve. This lectern will review monitoring techniques from various cities, as well as more detailed looks into how a few specific cities are using new tools and data to measure traffic impact across various modes. This session will also explore how city block size impacts different transportation modes.

10:15am – 12:00pm | Lectern Session 1714: Balancing Cross-Agency Needs
Many large-scale city projects require the input of various city agencies, each agency with its own agenda, politics and demands. City transportation officials who effectively bring together these agencies can help create a more successful and robust project. This podium session will examine transportation projects from various agencies to understand their perspective on how different teams can successfully worked together.

2:30pm – 4:00pm | Poster Session 1779: Transportation Issues and Solution in Major Cities
This eclectic poster session will examine various transportation modes, including: the effect of intersection treatments on bicycle crashes; the evaluation of ride sourcing services in New York City; and user behavior of Metrocable riders in Medellín, Colombia.


Sunday, January 7

9:00am – 12:00pm | Workshop Session 138: Curbed Enthusiasm: Multimodal Planning, Operations, Enforcement, and Design to Optimize Curb Resources
With the increasing demand for curb space in urban areas and suburban centers, transportation professionals face challenges providing a safe, efficient, and effective system that moves freight and passengers and accommodates transit, transportation network companies, deliveries, parking, pedestrians, and bicyclists. What happens at the curb is important to the planning, funding, design, operations, and maintenance of a safe and efficient transportation system. This workshop is cosponsored by the Institute of Transportation Engineers and the National Association of City Transportation Officials.

1:30pm – 5:00pm | Workshop Session 146: War Games Come to TRB: May the Best Plan for Connecting Technology and Policy Win
New technologies likely will create winners, losers, and unanticipated ripple effects. How can technology, public policy, and market forces align to achieve the greatest societal benefits? Building on the National Cooperative Highway Research Program’s Foresight 750 series, this workshop offers the chance to participate in an open-ended competition to develop a transformational solution to the challenge of integrating policy and technology. Preassigned teams may work on solutions before the TRB Annual Meeting or may choose to observe TRB’s first-ever war game. The War Game is also being supported by the new National Academies of Science and TRB Forum on Preparing for Automated Vehicles and Shared Mobility.

1:30pm – 5:00pm | Workshop Session 148: Disruptive Technologies: Impacts on Transportation Revenues
This workshop examines the revenue impacts of technologies, such as connected and autonomous vehicles (CAV) and ridesharing services. As these technologies change the way people travel, they are displacing traditional revenue streams for transportation programs. Expert panels, interactive polling, and breakout roundtable discussions address the current and anticipated impact of these emerging mobility technologies on transit fare revenue, parking revenue, traffic and parking fines, managed lane and toll revenues, retail sales taxes, license fees, and registration fees. The session will consider impacts on airports, goods movement, land use and development, and equity considerations. The workshop is intended to identify high priority research topics.

1:30pm – 5:00pm | Workshop Session 153: Big Data Applications and Methods in Transportation
As the volume of transportation data grows, users grapple with the basics of big data implementation. The highest-priority request from more than 200 attendees of the 2017 Big Data Analytics Workshop was for case studies and examples of implementation. This workshop provides case studies of big data methods used in practice and hands-on analysis. The results of the workshop will be documented in a workbook and disseminated through the sponsoring committees.

Monday, January 8

1:30pm – 3:15pm | Lectern Session 332: Real-Time CEO Decision Making: Response to War Game Winner’s Pitch
As the sequel to TRB’s first-ever war game, CEOs will react in real time to the public- and private-sector pitches to bring technology, public policy, and market forces together and create transformational solutions. In this fast-paced nonscripted session, the winning pitch will be presented and CEOs will identify and debate the opportunities, challenges, and next steps related to the war game challenge and proposed solutions with a particular focus on implementation from cost, workforce, and political feasibility perspectives. Other dimensions used to evaluate the pitches will be discussed including energy outcomes, social equity, sustainability, safety, and urban and rural dynamics.

1:30pm – 3:15pm | Poster Session 380: Transportation Issues in Cities

3:45pm – 5:30pm | Lectern Session 399: Emerging Policies in City Transportation
Cities today are embracing new mobility, communication, and safety applications, what are emerging policies supporting advancements in urban and community transportation? This session will focus on emerging practices and technologies as they related to transportation in cities.

3:45pm – 5:30pm | Lectern Session 409: Economic, Social, and Environmental Sustainability in a Future of Transformative Transportation Technologies
How will transformative technologies affect the triple bottom line of people, planet, and prosperity? This is a question that begs holistic thought leadership from a cross section of the transportation research community. This session seeks to foster multidisciplinary collaboration in asking important questions in light of the fast-approaching shift to electrification, connectivity, and automation. Four distinguished panelists give short talks and then discuss and debate in an open format.

Tuesday, January 9

8:00am – 12:00pm | Committee Meeting A

8:00am – 9:45am | Lectern Session 467: Repurposing and Resizing Our Infrastructure: Responsible Investment for the New World
Transportation agencies are faced with managing a complex set of asset categories while also working to adopt greater performance management practices as defined by MAP-21 and the FAST Act. Among the concepts available to agencies is the idea of “right-sizing” investments and repurposing infrastructure to make the investment portfolio responsive to shifting economics, transportation markets, and customer needs. This panel explores ways that transportation agencies “right-size” and adapt their infrastructure investment strategies to account for changing economic realities and to improve livability. Topics will be multimodal.

10:15am – 12:00pm | Lectern Session 530: Evacuating Pedestrians and Carless Individuals During Disasters

3:45pm – 5:30pm | Lectern Session 662: Reorganizing for Effectiveness: Changing City DOTs
Many cities are restructuring their organizations to be more focused and nimble in responding to changing cities and changing needs in cities. This session will tap into several recently hired public sector transportation leaders to understand what are the key challenges they face, and what steps they are taking to try to modernize their organizations to be responsive to changing needs in cities. Topics to be discussed will include: political environment, organizational change, evolving workforce, needed skills, and new technologies.

Wednesday, January 10

8:00am – 9:45am | Lectern Session 734: Economic Impacts on Transportation Investments

10:15am – 12:00pm | Lectern Session 805: Planning Process and Environmental Justice
This session includes research associated with the program elements of the federal transportation process. The session includes environmental justice applications in 48 metropolitan areas, analysis of transportation improvement plans, and the connection between transportation and housing decisions.


Sunday, January 8

9:00am – 12:00pm | Workshop Session 103: Help Wanted: Agency Leaders Speak Out on Critical Research Needs to Support a Dramatically Changing Industry
We need research for good decision making in a rapidly changing industry, but identifying what we need and how to get it quickly enough remains a challenge.Professionals within and outside of transportation will share thoughts on our rapidly changing world and potential transportation impacts as agency leaders discuss how they use research to bolster support and make decisions and where more is needed. Join us and provide input on critical transportation research and learn how research can help prepare for the future.

1:30pm – 5:00pm | Workshop Session 196: Neighborhood Greenways: Applications, Research, and Effectiveness
Neighborhood greenways are growing in popularity as a tool for encouraging bike use on low-traffic streets without dedicated bike facilities while also introducing traffic calming elements to enhance pedestrian comfort. However, treatments vary and there is little research on the comparative effectiveness of specific elements for bicyclists or pedestrians or on which elements combine to have benefits greater than the sum of their parts. This workshop explores the state of research and practice.

Monday, January 9

10:15am – 12:00pm | Lectern Session 272: Confronting the Fear Factor of Change: Risks and Rewards
In an era of increasing uncertainty and significant change in how we operate and what we manage, the only thing we truly know is that we don’t know how or when change will happen. Creating a culture of innovation in an ever-changing world has to address the fear factor and “risks” inherent in being innovative while also being responsible and accountable stewards of the public dollar. Leadership needs to be on the forefront of managing change, creating value, and demonstrating innovation. Panel discussion will focus on how: leaders seek out innovation, it is supported in organizations, what does innovation look like and how is it planned, measures and accomplished?

1:30pm – 3:15pm | Lectern Session 346: Smart Cities, Smart Organizations
The recent award of the Smart City Challenge by the U.S. Department of Transportation to the City of Columbus, Ohio, has already set the stage for significant public-private funding for the advancement of smart cities in the United States.

1:30pm – 3:15pm | Poster Session 351: Transportation Issues & Solutions in Major Cities
Cities are where diverse populations, businesses, and health and academic institutions and agencies converge, creating a situation in which transportation modes and interests must operate within a confined spatial location. Please join the Major Cities Committee as we showcase research that explores these very complex issues and their possible solutions.

Tuesday, January 10

10:15am – 12:00pm | Lectern Session 551: Measuring Urban Mobility: Bridging the Gap Between Policy Objectives and Performance Measures
The federal surface transportation program is transitioning to a performance- and outcome-based program and recent rule making by the U.S. DOT has emphasized several areas where DOT performance measures are diverging from the policy goals of cities for congestion and mobility. This session presents several case studies of how cities and states are determining and using data-driven performance measures to address urban mobility and achieve policy goals for sustainable cities.

10:15am – 12:00pm | Lectern Session 566: On a Path to Equitable Transportation Access for All People

1:30pm – 5:30pm | Committee Meeting

Wednesday, January 11

10:15am – 12:00pm | Lectern Session 819: Translating “Aspirational Policy” into “Getting Stuff Done”: Challenges to Implementing Vision Zero
Cities across the United States are adopting Vision Zero policies and programs. Join the TRB Committee on Transportation Issues in Major Cities as we hear from some of the city transportation officials who are leading these programs as they have an honest discussion about how they are translating this policy into practice. Discussion topics include balancing competing objectives, understanding the gaps between research and practice, negotiating institutional hurdles and public resistance, and the relevance of the three E’s.

4:30pm – 6:00pm | Lectern Session 881: Experiments and Innovations in Urban Environments
Urban environments present distinct and complex policy, planning, and operating challenges to meet the needs of large volumes of pedestrians, bicycles, transit trips, private vehicles, and freight movements across a variety of surface transportation assets. Because of these unique challenges, urban environments must continue to provide innovative solutions to these complex issues. Join the TRB Committee on Transportation Issues in Major Cities as we hear from the authors of the most innovative papers we received this year.


Sunday, January 10

9:00am – 12:00pm | Workshop Session 105: Designing Streets for Transit
This workshop explores street design and how cities can and must actively provide for transit with street design beyond simply accommodating existing service. The Major Cities Committee will partner with the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) to unveil the new NACTO Transit Street Design Guide. Following expert presentations about designing streets for transit, a transit street design charrette will apply the guide’s principles to a local transit corridor.

9:00am – 12:00pm | Workshop Session 104: Ignite Your Future: Scenario Planning
This fast-paced workshop combines the power and allure of scenario planning with NCHRP Foresight 750 customizable tools.  With the rate of change in the transportation world accelerating due to emerging trends in technology, demographics, extreme weather and more, it’s time to get serious about planning for the future even though day to day challenges clamor for our collective attention.  From those focused on maintenance and operations to finance to multi-modal long-range planning, everyone needs to bet thinking about the long-term future and its implications for transportation programs.  Inspire strategic planning across your agency using insights and strategies developed in this hands-on workshop.  Enjoy exploring, discussing and debating the next 30 – 50 years in transportation – and then pivot quickly to identify specific and scalable steps that can be implemented in your agency now to prepare for the future.

9:00am – 12:00pm | Workshop Session 106: Bringing Extraordinary Data to Your Everyday Work
Transportation professionals have the potential to be consumers of massive data sets that can help make surface transportation more efficient. Join data scientists and other transportation professionals in this workshop that will help you move beyond buzzwords and learn the practical steps and costs to transforming “big data” into information useful for planning and policy decisions.Each presentation will describe projects where transportation planners worked through the process of answering an analysis question using data derived from GPS, cellphone, parking-payment, fare-payment, and mobile-application data. Then, to get you thinking about how you might apply their techniques to your work, join the speakers in small-group discussions where you will be able to ask follow-up questions, and explore topics of interest from the presentations in greater depth.

1:30pm – 4:30pm | Workshop Session 193: Protected Bike Lanes in North America and the European Union: New FHWA Guide, Emerging Research and Research Gaps, and Lessons Learned
Current research and practice for protected bike lanes in urban and rural areas examine design, usage-level forecasts, safety, and impacts on land use and business, including case studies in North America and Europe and identification of critical success factors. Early and experienced planners and designers and others learn about the operation and performance of protected bike lanes, including aspects of conflicts with pedestrians as well as ADA requirements.

Monday, January 11

1:30pm – 3:15pm | Lectern Session 333: Complete Streets for Transit: Best Practices in City and Transit Agency Collaboration

Cities depend on good transit service, yet city transportation agencies often feel constrained in embracing good transit design because of competing objectives (e.g., parking loss, automobile delay). This session will explore successful partnerships between North American cities and transit agencies to implement innovative transit improvements, including exploration of the political, policy, and financial commitments necessary for effective collaboration.

1:30pm – 3:15pm | Lectern Session 369: Integrating Freight Needs into Transportation Planning for Healthy and Active Communities
Since the intersection of active transportation and goods movement is a relatively new consideration in urban and transportation planning and policy, this session will seek to facilitate a dialogue between the panelists and audience regarding options and opportunities for advancing research and practice in this area.

7:30pm – 10:00pm | Lectern Session 474: Vision Zero: Pathways to the Safe City
As Vision Zero gains popularity throughout the United States, research exposes the diversity of implementation policies and practices as well as data needs. This session will review the findings of  papers discussing the importance of reliable crash data, cities’ varied experiments with physical design, and strategies to holistically structure Vision Zero policies.

Tuesday, January 12

8:30am – 10:15am | Poster Session 528: Transportation Issues & Solutions in Major Cities

Wednesday, January 13

8:00am – 9:45am | Lectern Session 746: Well, That Didn’t Go Exactly as I Planned: Failures and Lessons Learned from Past City Transportation Officials
At conferences we often hear only about success stories. However, just as much can be learned from sharing and hearing stories of “failure.” The Major Cities Committee is excited to present a judgment-free session in which three past city transportation officials will talk honestly about the policies, projects, programs, and approaches that didn’t work and the lessons they and their agencies learned as a result.

2:30pm – 6:00pm | Committee Meeting