A place to highlight best practices and discuss key issues (security, environmental, etc.) related to transportation, including (but not limited to!) the impact of Web-based tools and mobile applications.
Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting 2011
January 5, 2011 at 6:05 pm #119489
Please add recommendations for sessions, papers, committee meetings and/or informal meetings over coffee. Thanks!
I will be demonstrating my Bus Meister Web 2.0 project during the week, but unsure where just now. Here’s a link with more information on the project: http://www.andynash.com/projects/busmeister/index.html
January 7, 2011 at 3:38 pm #119507
January 7, 2011 at 5:06 pm #119505
The Young Professionals in Transportation (YPT) group is hosting a Transportation Tweetup+Happy Hour during the 2011 TRB Annual Meeting. From what I can tell, this would be the first ever tweetup in the Transportation community at one of the largest industry gatherings, which means by just showing up you get to be a part of Transportation history. I’m already super excited about the possibilities this event offers, looking forward to connecting with various communities of transportation professionals all under one roof. For now pencil the date on your calendars and Submit your RSVPs here: http://ypt2011trb.eventbrite.com.
January 9, 2011 at 3:51 pm #119503
I am pleased to recommend the sessions below, that either I or my colleagues helped put together
Workshop number 106, Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) for Bridge Maintenance, on Sunday, January 23 from 9:00AM- 12:00PM in the Marriott. The public sector has invested significant effort in developing NDE and structural health monitoring tools suitable for objective condition assessment of highways and bridges. This workshop addresses use of NDE as a tool for bridge maintenance and asset management. It is designed for stakeholders, practitioners, and researchers and focuses on three key aspects of NDE: tools and technologies; best fit for maintenance and preservation; and barriers to implementation in the bridge management program. I will be discussing leveraging research resources and accelerating discovery in NDE to improve bridge infrastructure asset management. The workshop is sponsored by the Transportation Asset Management (ABC40) , Field Testing and Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) of Transportation Structures (AFF40) , Structures Maintenance (AHD30), and Bridge Management (AHD35) Committees.
Workshop number 176, International Collaboration: The Why and How to Achieve Results, on Sunday, January 23 from 1:30PM- 4:30PM in the Hilton. This “how-to” workshop focuses on best practices for working together more effectively among international partners. Roles of state departments of transportation in the U.S., federal agencies, professional associations, European transport authorities, and TRB will be examined. The workshop presents lessons learned and tools (e.g., collaborative agreements, program management structures, and joint funding mechanisms) for collaboration on projects from inception to implementation.
Poster session 324, Search, Discovery, and Current Awareness: New and Innovative Uses of Online Research Tools in Transportation Research and Implementation, on Monday, January 24, from 1:30PM- 5:30PM in the Hilton.
Panel session 542, Research Implementation, Moving from Ideas to Implementation, on Tuesday, January 25, from 1:30PM- 3:15PM in the Hilton, and panel session, 584, Being Smart About Intellectual Property Rights: Use and Impact for Researchers and Practitioners on Tuesday, January 25, from 3:45PM- 5:30PM in the Hilton.
Poster session 553, TRB’s IDEA Programs: Sponsoring Innovation in Transportation, on Tuesday, January 25, from 2:30PM- 5:00PM in the Marriott.
Poster session 659, Looking Towards the Horizon: Research Results from FHWA Exploratory Advanced Research Program, on Wednesday, January 26, from 8:00AM- 12:00PM in the Hilton.
January 9, 2011 at 6:34 pm #119501
Thanks for the post, unfortunately the RSVP link did not work. Also when are you planning the event?
January 9, 2011 at 6:41 pm #119499
Sorry to hear that the link did not work. Let’s try this again: http://ypt2011trb.eventbrite.com
To answer your question, the event is scheduled for 5:30PM on Jan 24th (Monday). If you have any difficulties accessing the RSVP page, just send me a note to my e-mail ([email protected]) and I’ll make sure you are added to our list. Looking forward to seeing you on the 24th. Also, please share this event with your colleagues and friends attending the 2011 TRB Annual Meeting.
January 9, 2011 at 7:11 pm #119497
Would love to help any way GovLoop can. We’ve helped at other events by items such as having discussions pre and post event online, live streaming parts of conference, promoting the conference in events calendar and newsletter.
Would be cool to have panel on using social media and online tactics to improve transportation performance. Whether that is more drivers to public transit or mitigate traffic patterns. Or campaigns to decrease risky driving behaviors. Basically showing examples of how it helped with mission…and if it is still early and not a ton of examples, I would focus the discuss on how it can be used to help with mission. Often just seen as the cool, shiny toy for fun.
January 10, 2011 at 4:48 pm #119495
I agree, but looking through this year’s program I saw some papers that touch on Web 2.0, but did not notice any sessions or meta-level papers … that’s why I originally posted this discussion … wondering if anyone else has found any papers like this?
January 10, 2011 at 5:27 pm #119493
Hi Andrew, have you checked out TRB’s interactive program? Narrowing my search to planning and operations sessions that involve the web, I found a couple of sessions that may be of interest to you. One that jumped out at me was Public Transport Innovations on January 24. The Interactive Program keyword and subject area search will help you find more sessions that coincide with your interests: http://pressamp.trb.org/conferenceinteractiveprogram/default.aspx
January 10, 2011 at 6:18 pm #119491
That’s a great idea, Steve. I just added the event to the GovLoop calendar. We do have some events related to online tactics/information to improve public transit and traffic, as mentioned below. The best way to find them are through our Interactive Program.
One of the items that TRB is focusing on is bringing general awareness to how social media and other Web 2.0 applications can be used professionally. I think you’re right – there is a stigma that social media is just a cool, shiny toy for fun. In a survey taken last year by Montana DOT, 19 state departments of transportation (that responded to the survey) block Facebook and 16 block twitter. However, there are other state departments of transportation that developed social media tools for various topics (traffic updates, public relations), and they’re using them successfully. A workshop that I’m participating in on Sunday, Jan. 23, “Enhancing Communications: Engaging and Promoting Active Communications,” reviews these Web 2.0. The aim is to help people figure out what tools are right for them, and what practices have worked for other, similar organizations or TRB committees. Should be an interesting session!
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