The 2014 Transportation Research Board (TRB) Annual Meeting will be the last gathering at the Connecticut Avenue hotels in Washington, D.C., where the meeting has been held for nearly 60 years. In 2015, the annual meeting moves to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center to bring sessions, committee meetings and displays under one roof.
The 2014 meeting theme — Celebrating Our Legacy, Anticipating Our Future — offers an opportunity to reflect on Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) researchers’ involvement with TRB over many decades. The missions of TRB and TTI are complementary — providing leadership in transportation research, innovation and education in an objective manner and for all transportation modes.
Today, 81 TTI researchers are members of 128 TRB committees and task forces, and 14 serve as committee chairs. In addition, Paul Carlson chairs the Operations and Preservation Group, and Katie Turnbull chairs the Technical Activities Council.
TTI‘s groundbreaking research contributions in pavements, mobility, roadside safety, traveler information and many other areas have been advanced nationally through thousands of annual meeting presentations, posters and committee meetings (or simply through conversations with valued colleagues).
The Institute joins with our colleagues at TRB to celebrate that group’s strong and enduring legacy. We look forward to many more years of anticipating and shaping the future of transportation at the new annual meeting venue.