WRI Ross Center at 2019 Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting
The Transportation Research Board (TRB)'s 98th Annual Meeting will be held in Washington, D.C., January 13-17, 2019. The program covers all modes of transportation, with more than 5,000 presentations in 800 workshops and sessions. WRI has been an active TRB participant for years, presenting numerous papers and presiding workshops and committees, and has won two prestigious Burggraf Awards.
An annual highlight during TRB is the Sustainable Transport Award ceremony, held this year on January 15. WRI serves on the award committee, which recognizes cities that have demonstrated profound leadership and vision for transformative change in sustainable transport. This year, the recipient city is Fortaleza, which is being recognized for implementing scalable, low-cost advancements in road safety and complete street design. In 2018, the city achieved a goal of 108 kilometers of dedicated bus lanes and 225 kilometers of cycling infrastructure, while integrating bike-share systems with public transport. (To attend the event, please register here).
WRI experts will be participating in events throughout TRB and Transforming Transportation from January 17-18. Below, we summarize WRI’s involvement at TRB:
Sunday, January 13, 2019
Global Implementation of the Safe Systems Approach
Sunday 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Convention Center 103A
Claudia Adriazola-Steil, WRI
Workshop 1039: From Silos to Safe Systems: An Integrated Response to the Global Road Safety Crisis
Vision Zero, a holistic effort to achieve zero traffic-related fatalities and serious injuries for all road users, is a financial as well as ethical imperative. Achieving this goal globally requires moving away from siloed interventions toward a comprehensive Safe System approach. The fundamental premise of a Safe System is that human error is inevitable, but traffic fatalities and serious injuries are not. This workshop examines lessons from previous implementations of the Safe System approach and discusses the way forward.
Preparing for an SAV (Shared Autonomous Vehicles) Future
Sunday 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM, Convention Center 150A
Robert J. Sheehan, Federal Highway Administration; Allen Greenberg, Federal Highway Administration; Marlene Connor, Marlene Connor Associates; Jean Ruestman, Michigan Department of Transportation; Adam Davidson, WRI; Emily Ryou, Arity; Amy O’Hara, Noblis, Inc.; Carolina Burnier, Noblis, Inc; Neda Masoud, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Workshop 1086: Mobility on Demand: A Smart, Sustainable, and Equitable Future, Part 2
Advancements in technology, such as automated driving systems, are rapidly transforming transportation. This interactive workshop focuses on the world of public transportation automation and the policies needed to support the SAV transition. The goal of the workshop is to create a vision, identify challenges to implementation and outline a research agenda.
Monday, January 14, 2019
Procurement Model for Electric Buses in Latin America
Monday 8:00 AM – 9:45 AM, Convention Center 154
Jone Orbea, WRI; Sebastian Castellanos, WRI; Cristina Albuquerque Moreira, WRI; Ryan Sclar, WRI; Berta Pinheiro, WRI
Lecture Session 1097: Business Models and Appraisal for Developing Country Public Transport
Electric buses are difficult to procure in Latin America, particularly when contracts need to be formed to manage high upfront costs and unknown risks. This presentation highlights a new contractual model, based on literature and case study research, which suggests the separation of bus service responsibilities.
Global Airfreight Networks and Regional Competitiveness: Modeling Value in Minnesota’s Evolving Medical Supply Chain
Monday 3:45 PM – 5:30 PM, Convention Center, Exhibit Hall A, A179
Travis Fried, WRI; Lee W. Munnich, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities; Thomas Horan, University of Redlands
Poster Session 1371: Current Issues in Aviation
Minnesota is home to a large medical device industry headquarters, world-renowned healthcare centers, and a public/private transportation sector that relies on strategic freight network investments to promote regional economic competitiveness. Findings from this study suggest that medical supply chain managers increasingly seek airfreight network investments that ensure the reliable and timely flow of medical devices and products.
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Examining the Relationship Between Road Safety Outcomes and the Built Environment in Bogotá, Colombia
Tuesday 10:15 AM – 12:00 PM, Convention Center, Exhibit Hall A, A103
Poster Session 1490: Traffic Safety in Developing Countries
C. Erik Vergel-Tovar, Universidad del Rosario; Jose Segundo Lopez, WRI; Natalia Lleras Rodriguez, WRI; Dario Hidalgo, WRI; Maryfely Rincón, Universidad del Rosario; Sebastian Orjuela Rincón, Universidad del Rosario
This presentation discusses the findings from a quantitative analysis of geo-referenced road crash data from Bogotá, Colombia between 2012 and 2016. The study uses generalized ordinal logit models and log-linear regressions to estimate the influence of the built environment on road fatalities and injuries in the city.
Sustainable Transport Award Ceremony 2019 (please click the link to RSVP)
Tuesday 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mount Vernon Place Northeast, Ballroom C, Washington D.C., 20001
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Public Transport, Bus Rapid Transit, and Innovations Subcommittee
Wednesday 8:00 AM – 9:45 AM, Marriott Marquis, Howard University Level M1
This year’s agenda includes the following items:
- Manjiri Akalkotkar, VIA Metropolitan Transit, and Nicolas Estupiñán, Development Bank of Latin America, CAF: Introduction and agenda review
- Robin Chase, NUMO: “One Vision and Shared Values: The Shared Mobility Principles”
- Diego Canales, Transit Screen: “Data Innovation and Impacts on Accessibility”
- Maruxa Cardama, SLoCaT: “Decarbonizing the Transport Sector to Achieve Paris Agreement Targets”
- Carlos Mojica, IADB: “Electric Buses: Charging Towards Mass Deployment”
- Robin King, WRI: “Towards a More Equal City”
- Sheila Watson, FIA Foundation: “Elle se Mueve Segura – She Moves Safe – A Case Study of Women’s Security on Public Transport”
- Dana Yanocha, ITDP: “Policy Guidance for New Mobility: Learning from TNCs and Dockless Bikeshare”
- Felipe Targa, World Bank: “Planning Low-Stress Bicycle Networks from Unconventional Data Sources”
- Natalie Elwell, WRI: “Aligning Mobility Supply with Equitably Identified Demand”
- Armin Wagner, GIZ-TUMI: “TUMI Challenge – Upscaling of Innovative Solutions”
- Juan Jose Mendez, Secretary of Transportation, Buenos Aires, Argentina: Government official
- Dario Hidalgo, WRI: Closing remarks
From Temporary to Permanent: A Way to Enhance Road Safety in Indian Cities – Evidence from Mumbai
Wednesday 8:00 AM – 9:45 AM, Convention Center, Exhibit Hall A, B406
Dhawal Ashar, WRI; Rohit Vijay Tak, WRI
Poster Session 1708: Advances in Pedestrian Safety Research
Road safety in the urban context is a design issue. This presentation highlights evidence-based, disruptive approaches to introducing safe street design principles in Mumbai, drawing lessons from interventions at high-risk intersections in the city.
Taxis, Apps, and Transit: How the Flow of Information May Redistribute Transport Supply to Meet Demand
Wednesday 10:15 AM – 12:00 PM, Convention Center, Exhibit Hall A, A130
Adam Davidson, WRI
Poster Session 1750: Shared Mobility and Changing Travel Behaviors
The transport data that fuels smartphone apps has become a key tool for increasing access to mobility – adding legibility, usability and reliability to the transport ecosystem. This study explores the impact of data and information on transportation supply by evaluating the spatial distribution of New York City’s for-hire-vehicle (FHV) market. Specifically, the presentation compares the spatial distribution of trip origins between street-hail taxis, Uber, and Uber booked through Transit App.