MATC Affiliates Meet as TRB Conference Returns to In-Person

The Transportation Research Board’s (TRB’s) 101st annual meeting returned to an in-person event at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. The conference hosted policy makers, administrators, practitioners, researchers, and representatives of the government, industry, and academic institutions for over 400 sessions and workshops. Thirty sessions gave special attention to issues dealing with COVID-19 ramifications. Over 35 sessions cover the conference’s spotlight theme of “Innovating an Equitable, Resilient, Sustainable, and Safe Transportation System”.

The MATC Affiliate Dinner was January 9, 2022 at Carmine’s Italian Restaurant in Washington, DC. Thirty attendees from the Missouri University of Science & Technology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Florida International University, University of Kansas, University of Tennessee-Knoxville, and University of Kansas Medical Center met for dinner and conversation after only being able to attend the conference virtually for the past two years. It was an opportunity to see and hear from other researchers and students conducting research at MATC and other university transportation centers.

The entire conference was from January 9 to 13 and included session presentations and student posters with topics like TMS capabilities, cyber resiliency, rail planning and implementation, pile resistance technology, BIM and more. All presentations from the conference are listed on their website.

The next TRB conference is scheduled for January 8-12, 2023 with the spotlight theme “Rejuvenation out of Disruption: Envisioning a Transportation System for a Dynamic Future.”

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