Transportation Research Board 2015

Faculty researchers, affiliated faculty, staff and student researchers from the Urban Transportation Center took part in one of the transportation industry’s foremost events, the 94th Annual Transportation Research Board AnnualReception eleven_reduced Meeting January 11-15 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

One highlight of the event was the reception held the evening of Tuesday, January 13 at the Penn Commons restaurant in Washington. UTC Executive Director Steve Schlickman welcomed the more than 60 transportation industry professionals and students who attended. Former UTC directors Dr. Ashish Sen and Dr. Siim Sööt were among those in attendance.

Thanks was offered to these event sponsors:

Union Pacific Rail Road
Alfred Benesch & Company
Globetrotters Engineering Corporation

During the four days of workshops, meetings and sessions, UTC faculty or affiliated faculty, participated in the following events:

Monday January 12, 2015

Session 364 – Research Advances in Freight Rail Transportation

1:30 to 3:15 p.m. “CReception seven_reducedapacity Allocation in Vertically Integrated Railway Systems: A Rubinstein Sequential Bargaining Game Approach.
Presenters: Ahmadreza Talebian and Bo Zou

Tuesday January 13, 2015

Session 531 — Current Issues in Transportation and Air Quality/Poster Session
8:30 to 10:15 p.m. “Reducing Commuting-Related Environmental Impacts in the Healthcare Sector: An Exploratory Study.”
Presenters: Ning Ai, Susan Kaplan, Peter Orris, P. S. Sriraj

Session 638 — Inclusive Transportation: Infrastructure and Services/Poster Session
2 to 3:45 p.m. “Evaluating the State of Mobility Management and Human Service Transportation Coordination.”
Presenters: Jeremy Mattson, James Miller, Jay A. Goodwill, P.S. Sriraj, Jill Hough

Session 657 — Automated Transit Systems/Poster Session
2 to 3:45 p.m. “Proven Safety Advantages of Automated Guideway Transit Systems”
Presenters: Nadereh Moini and Rongfang Liu

Session 711 — Environmental Justice in Transportation/Poster Session
4:15 to 6 p.m. Six topics.
Presiding: P.S. Sriraj

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Session 786 — Contemporary Research in Land Use and Transportation Planning/Poster Session

8:30 to 10:15 a.m. “Transportation Networks, People, and Buildings: Characterization of Urban System Components”
Presenters: Sybil Derrible, Farideddin Peiravian, Matthieu de Lapparent

Session 820 – Digging Deeper: New Insights from Existing Freight Data Sources and Methods
2:30 to 4 p.m. “Urban Freight Survey Sampling: Challenges and Strategies”
Presenters: Takanori Sakai, Kazuya Kawamura and Tetsuro Hyodo