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2020 Transportation Research Board (TRB) Annual Meeting

January 12 - 16, 2020

Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mt. Vernon Pl NW
Washington, DC
United States

Join the more than 13,000 transportation professionals from around the world — including many of our own — at the 2020 TRB Annual Meeting!

Make sure to come see us at the Careers in Motion Networking Fair on January 12 as well! Let’s talk about how you can add your experience to our comprehensive full lifecycle services and multidisciplinary teams.

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Our TRB Sessions

Sunday, January 12

Structured Data: The Future Promise of BIM

  • 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Presenter: Connor Christian, HDR

Building Information Modeling for Bridges and Structures: Research and What's Next?

  • 1:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Presenter: Julie Rivera, HDR

Employing Weigh-in-Motion Data to Design, Rate, Manage, and Preserve the Nation's Bridge Structures: Welcoming and Opening Statements from TRB Standing Committee Chairs

  • 1:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Presenter: Daniel Haake, HDR

Why Quantitative Safety Performance is Important and Process for Achieving Appropriate Decisions

  • 1:30-4:30 p.m. 
  • Presenter: Elizabeth Wemple, HDR

Adaptive Right Sizing: Building and Managing a Transportation System to Meet Evolving Needs 

  • 1:30-4:30 P.M.
  • Marissa Birtz, HDR, presiding

Highway Capacity and Quality of Service Cross-Cutting Issues Subcommittee

  • 2:45-4:15 p.m.
  • Christopher Kinzel, HDR, presiding

Modifying Highway Capacity Manual Methodology for Inclusion of Flashing-Yellow-Arrow Delay and Suppression

  • Presenter: Dan Cook, HDR

Monday, January 13

Rail Transit Infrastructure Committee 

  • 8-9:45 a.m. 
  • Anthony Bohara, HDR, presiding

Reference Guide for Load Rating of Tunnel Structures

  • 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Presenter: Brian Leshko, HDR

Addressing Changing Demographics in Environmental Justice Analysis: Review of Demographic Trends and State of Practice

  • 10:15 a.m.-12 p.m. 
  • Presenter: Madison Levy, HDR

Development of Seaport Berth Utilization Measures using Vessel AIS Data

  • 10:15 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Presenters: Makarand Gawade & Brittany Wood, HDR

Innovations in Rail Transit System Structures

  • 10:15 a.m.-12 p.m. 
  • John Lobo, HDR, presiding

Rail Structure Interaction on a Long Transit Structure

  • 10:15 a.m.-12 p.m. 
  • Presenter: Ying Tan, HDR

Investigating Factors that Contributed to the Large Reduction and Subsequent Increase in Roadway Fatalities in the United States between 2005 and 2016

  • 1:30-3:15 p.m. 
  • Poster Presenter: Tahmida Shimu, HDR

Traffic Safety and Operational Benefits of Connected and Automated Vehicle on Expressways: Application of Real-World Validated CAV Data

  • 3:45-5:30 p.m. 
  • Poster Presenter: Md Sharikur Rahman, HDR

Truck Size and Weight Committee

  • 3:45-5:30 p.m.
  • Daniel Haake, HDR, presiding

Highway Capacity Manual Interrupted Flow

  • 3:45-5:30 p.m. 
  • Christopher Kinzel, HDR, presiding

Uncovering Deep Structure of Determinants in Large Truck Fatal Crashes

  • 3:45-5:30 p.m. 
  • Poster Presenter: Tahmida Shimu, HDR

Traffic Safety Countermeasures: Considering Impacts on Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety

  • 6-7 p.m. 
  • Poster Presenter: Dan Cook, HDR

Tuesday, January 14

Taking It to the Streets: Strategies for Protecting the Public Realm of Urban Thoroughfares 

  • 8-9:45 a.m. 
  • Craig Churchward, HDR, presiding

Safety and Operational Impact of Connected Vehicles’ Lane Configuration Design on Freeway Facilities with Managed Toll Lanes

  • 10:15 a.m.-12 p.m. 
  • Presenter: Md Sharikur Rahman, HDR

Risk in Shipbuilding and Passenger Services

  • 10:15 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Noel Comeaux, HDR, presiding 

What are the Risks in Passenger Ferry Services?

  • Presenter: Noel Comeaux, HDR

Traffic Safety Impacts of Dedicated Lanes for Connected Vehicle Platooning on Expressways

  • 10:15 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Poster Presenter: Md Sharikur Rahman, HDR

Reference Guide for Load Rating of Tunnel Structures

  • 11:30 a.m.-12 p.m. 
  • Presenter: Brian Leshko, HDR

One Federal Decision — Background and Practice

  • 1:30-3:15 p.m. 
  • Presenter: Diane Nulton, HDR

Ferry Transportation Committee

  • 1:30-3:15 p.m.
  • Noel Comeaux, HDR, presiding

Streamlining the Fabrication Process: The Impact of the BIM for Bridges and Structures Pooled Fund Study

  • 1:30-3:15 p.m.
  • Presenter: Connor Christian, HDR

Development of a Test Level 4, Side-Mounted, Steel-Tube Bridge Rail

  • 1:30-3:15 p.m. 
  • Presenter: Pascual Mauricio, HDR

Connected and Automated Vehicle Impacts on Highway Agency Maintenance Programs

  • 1:30-3:15 p.m. 
  • Presenter: Jonathan Markt, HDR

Standardizing Micro-Simulations for Local Conditions

  • 3:45-5:30 p.m.
  • Poster Presenters: Robert Frazier & Adam Hedges, HDR

Transfuture: A Probabilistic Scenario Planning Tool for Considering Emerging Technologies and Societal Trends

  • 3:45-5:30 p.m.
  • Poster Presenters: Santanu Roy & Makarand Gawade, HDR

Precision Scheduled Railroading

  • 3:45-5:30 p.m.
  • Kevin Keller, HDR, presiding

Latest in Truck Size and Weight Research

  • 3:45-5:30 p.m. 
  • Daniel Haake, HDR, presiding

Wednesday, January 15

The Hop: An Overview of the Milwaukee Streetcar

  • 8-9:45 a.m.
  • Presenter: Chris Romansky, HDR

Fifty Years of the National Environmental Policy Act: Is the Clock Ticking? Where We Are at and Where We May Go

  • 8-9:45 a.m. 
  • Presenter: Diane Nulton, HDR

Steel Bridges Committee

  • 8 a.m.-12 p.m. 
  • Domenic Coletti, HDR, presiding

The Modern Construction Site: Are You Ready for Paperless Plans?

  • 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Presenter: Alexa Mitchell, HDR

Incorporating Pavement Smoothness Benefits to Enhance the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Pavement Type Determination Process

  • 10:15 a.m.-12 p.m. 
  • Poster Presenter: Christopher Williges, HDR 

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