TheCityFix Guide to TRB 87th Annual Meeting

lee1.jpgLee Schipper at TRB. Photo by Ethan Arpi.

Every year in January, the U.S. National Academy of Sciences Transportation Research Board holds it’s annual meeting. Over the years, this meeting has become one of the largest transportation conferences in the world, drawing over 10,000 transportation professionals and enthusiasts to Washington, DC for the week long event.

EMBARQ, the WRI Center for Sustainable Transport will be heavily involved in this year’s event, hosting a session on Sunday and hosting its own Transforming Transportation event together with the World Bank. Because there are hundreds of panels, presentations, committee meetings, and poster sessions it’s easy to get overwhelmed. To make it easy, has put together a list of the top events to check out while at this years TRB annual meeting:

Transportation in Developing Urban Areas: Addressing Air Quality and Climate Change Issues
Hilton – Lincoln West
Sunday, 8:30 AM–12:00 PM

Cutting Carbs in the Transportation Sector: International Efforts to Address Global Climate Change
Hilton – International East
Sunday, 12:15 PM–5:30 PM

Transportation in the Developing Countries Committee
Hilton – Lincoln South
Monday, 8:00 AM–12:00 PM

Delivering the Goods: Opportunities for Reducing Energy and Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Freight Operations
Hilton – Lincoln West Monday, 3:45 PM–5:30 PM

Transportation and Sustainability Committee
Monday, 7:30 PM–9:30 PM

Environment and Energy
Hilton – International Center
Tuesday, 9:30 AM–12:00 PM

Global Trends and Environmental Effects of Biofuels, Part 1: International Perspectives
Hilton – International East
Tuesday, 1:30 PM–3:15 PM

International Experiences with Congestion Pricing
Hilton – Monroe East
Tuesday, 1:30 PM–3:15 PM

Global Trends and Environmental Effects of Biofuels, Part 2: Supplies and Impacts
Hilton – International East
Tuesday, 3:45 PM–5:30 PM

International Aspects of Transportation Energy Subcommittee
Hilton – Chevy Chase
Tuesday, 5:45 PM–7:15 PM

Opportunities for Energy Security and Greenhouse Gas Emission Reductions from Improved Fuel Efficiency
Hilton – International East
Wednesday, 8:00 AM–9:45 AM

Low Carbon and Renewable Fuels: Policies to Reduce Greenhouse Gases and Enhance Sustainability
Hilton – International East
Wednesday, 10:15 AM–12:00 PM

Transportation Energy and Alternative Fuels Committee
Hilton – Hemisphere
Wednesday, 4:30 PM–8:30 PM

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