The Transportation Research Board (TRB) 96th Annual Meeting will be held in Washington D.C. on January 7-12. The meeting program will cover all modes of transportation, with more than 5,000 presentations in over 800 sessions and workshops, addressing topics of interest to policy makers, administrators, practitioners, researchers and representatives of government, industry and academic institutions. This year’s spotlight theme will be “Transportation Innovation: Leading the Way in an Era of Rapid Change.”
WRI has been an active TRB participant in the past, presenting multiple papers in lectures and poster sessions, including two award-winning papers. This year is no exception; we will have a strong presence in multiple workshops, sessions and committees. Below we highlight events in which WRI researchers will be present:
Sunday, January 8, 2017
Sunday, January 8, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Convention Center, 147A, Workshop 101
Claudia Adriazola-Steil and Amit Bhatt, WRI
Presentation: Mobility Patterns, Physical Activities and Safety: Case Studies from Ahmedabad and Mexico City
This research explores the nature of implementing a bus rapid transit (BRT) lane in an arterial street in Mexico City and its impact on traffic safety, air quality and physical activity. The results show positive impacts for health and also provide cues for further research and design adjustments to have a greater positive impact.
Sunday, January 8, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Convention Center, 101, Workshop 136
Claudia Adriazola-Steil, WRI and Natalie Draisin, FIA Foundation
Presentation: Global Update and SDG 3.6
This session will review the progress achieved in the UN Sustainable Development Goal 3.6: “Globally, the United Nations has set a sustainable development goal to halve the number of global deaths and injuries from traffic accidents by 2025.”
Sunday, January 8, 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM, Convention Center, Salon B, Workshop 155
Dario Hidalgo, WRI
Financing Sustainable Mobility in Bogotá and Cali, Colombia and Santiago, Chile. Analysis of how Bogotá has financed its BRT, bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure networks as well as how it is looking for ways to cover the public transport funding gap through Transport Demand Management measures, also replicated in Cali, Colombia and Santiago, Chile.
Monday, January 9, 2017
Monday, January 9, 1:30 PM – 5:30 PM, Marriott Marquis, Marquis Ballroom Salon 10 (M2)
Adriana Lobo, Amit Bhat, Adriana Lobo and Madhav Pai, WRI
This session highlights the research and activities of multilateral, bilateral and non-government organizations, including WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities.
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Tuesday, January 10, 1:30 PM – 3:15 PM, Convention Center, Hall E
Luis A. Lindau, Mariana Barcelos, Maria Beatriz Berti da Costa, Carla ten Caten, Cristina Albuquerque Moreira da Silva, Brenda Pereira, WRI Brazil
Poster: Benchmarking Focused on Satisfaction of Bus Transit Users
This session discusses the results and lessons from standardized user satisfaction surveys applied in several Latin American Cities.
Tuesday, January 10, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Convention Center, Ballroom C
Holger Dalkmann, WRI; Clayton Lane and Michael Kodransky, ITDP
The Sustainable Transport Award recognizes profound leadership, vision, and achievement in sustainable transport and urban livability. Established in 2005, it has been given annually to a city that has implemented innovative sustainable transport projects in the preceding year. These strategies improve mobility for all residents, reduce transport greenhouse and air pollution emissions, and improve safety and access for bicyclists and pedestrians. Award committee members represent the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP), The World Bank, WRI Clean Air Asia, Clean Air Institute, Codatu, Despacio, GIZ, ICLEI and the BRT Center of Excellence.
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Tuesday, January 10, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM, Convention Center, 103A
Ajay Kumar, The World Bank and Dario Hidalgo, WRI, presiding
This session discusses research from applications in Indonesia, China and Mexico.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Wednesday, January 11, 8:00 AM – 9:45 AM, Marriott Marquis, Marquis Ballroom Salon 13 (M2)
Dario Hidalgo, WRI, presiding
Juan Pablo Bocarejo/Claudia Diaz, Secretary of Transportation, Bogotá Colombia, Plans and Progress for Making Bogotá the Bicycling Capital of the Americas
Jyot Chada/Amit Bhatt, WRI India. “Gender and Innovation in Public Transport, India Perspective”
Clayton Lane/Aimee Gauthier, ITDP, “Evaluating Country Performance in Meeting Transit Needs of Urban Populations”
Juan Carlos Muñoz, CEDEUS, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, “Free Transit: Uthopian or Practical?”
Andrea Monje/Isabel Granada, Inter-American Development Bank (Gender and Transport)
Jorge Kogan/Harvey Scorcia, CAF-Development Bank of Latin America (Urban Mobility Observatory)
Holly Krambeck/Roger Gorgham, World Bank (Innovation, Big Data/Africa)
Wednesday, January 11, 10:15 AM – 12:00 PM, Convention Center, 103A
Pablo Guarda, Juan M. Velasquez, Thet Hein Tun, WRI; Xumei Chen, Zhong Guo, China Academy of Transportation Sciences
Presentation: Comparing Chinese and Non-Chinese Bus Rapid Transit: Evidence from Evaluation of Global BRT Based on BRT Design Indicators
Benchmarking study on design features and performance of systems compared with Chinese applications.