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TRB CUTC Roundtable Discussion. CUTC Meeting, Lincoln, NE June 4, 2014 James Bryant – TRB Staff for Education & Research. Agenda. TRB Overview Technical Activities Division TRB University Representatives Program Why are we here?. TRB in the National Academies. February 7, 2013.

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trb cutc roundtable discussion

TRB CUTC Roundtable Discussion

CUTC Meeting, Lincoln, NE

June 4, 2014

James Bryant – TRB Staff for Education & Research

  • TRB Overview
  • Technical Activities Division
  • TRB University Representatives Program
  • Why are we here?
February 7, 2013

Transportation Research Board

Executive Committee

  • Technical Activities
  • 250+ Standing Committees and Task Forces
  • Organizes Annual Meeting

Cooperative Research Programs

Highway, Transit, Airport, Freight, Hazardous Materials and Rail

  • Studies and Information Services
  • Policy & Synthesis Studies
  • IDEA Programs

Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP) II

Advances Research in Performance and Safety for U.S. Highway Users

  • Administration and Finance
  • Financial and Technical Support
  • Contract and Grants Oversight

Marine Board

Members Appointed by the National Research Council


Technical Activities Division

  • 250+ Standing Committees on Almost Every Transportation Mode/Topic
  • TRB Annual Meeting
  • Specialty Conferences, Workshop and Symposia
  • Over 7,000 volunteers

Why Get Involved?

  • To learn
  • To keep yourself and your organization up-to-date on the latest research and issues
  • Get to know leaders from all aspects of the industry
  • Leaders in the industry get to know you!
  • Become part of a community

University Representative

  • Recommended by the University and Appointed by TRB Executive Director.
  • Key Person in establishing and maintaining an effective working relationship between a university and TRB.
  • Keeps University Informed of on-going TRB activities. Keeps TRB informed of important developments at the University.

University Representative

  • Recommend qualified people for membership on TRB committees and panels
  • Encourage department personnel to offer papers for presentation at the Board’s meetings and for publications.
  • Submit items for consideration for Transportation Research News.
  • Send Executive Director suggestions for improving our services

University Representative

  • Benefits?
    • Reduced Annual Meeting Registration fee
    • Complimentary ticket for Chairman’s Luncheon
    • Selection of TRB publications
    • Listing on TRB’s Online Directory

The academic/university community participates very heavily in TRB activities and provides many meaningful contributions to TRB’s mission

  • Why are we here?
  • To explore ways TRB can strengthen its relationship with the university community, and enhance TRB’s value to the university community.

What would we like to know?

  • What TRB activities and resources do you (and colleagues & students at your institution) utilize and value the most?
  • What types of activities/programs do you feel could enhance the value received from TRB?
  • How can TRB help you, your colleagues, and your institution better connect with the broader Transportation Community?
  • And more……

Roundtable Discussion

  • Moderator:
  • ShashiNambisan, University of Tennessee
  • Panelist
  • Gen Giuliano, University of Southern California
  • John Mason, Auburn University
  • Larry Rilett, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
  • Lily Elefteriadou, U. Florida
  • James W. Bryant, Ph.D., P.E.
  • TRB Staff – Education & Research
  • 202-596-2087