U.S. Department of Transportation at the Transportation Research Board 2020 Annual Meeting

The U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) will have a significant presence at the Transportation Research Board (TRB) 2020 Annual Meeting, to be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC, from January 12 to 16. As a leader in transportation research and development, the U.S. DOT's presence will include participation in more than two dozen sessions, as well as exhibit booths highlighting the exciting work the Department and its modes are doing.

Swing by the U.S. DOT exhibit booth #735 as well as the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology (OST-R) booth #835. Booths will be active during the following times.

  • Sunday, January 12: 4:00 - 7:00 pm
  • Monday, January 13: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Tuesday, January 14: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

 The following are highlights of the U.S. DOT's participation.

Date

Time

Session

Title

U.S. DOT Representative(s)

Sunday, January 12

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Workshop 1030

Vision, Concepts, and Capabilities for the Next Generation of Traffic Management Systems

Jon Obenberger, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)

 

1:30 - 4:30 pm

Workshop 1048

Accelerating Automated Vehicle Acceptance with Technology Transfer

Ariel Gold, Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office (ITS JPO)

 

1:30 - 4:30 pm

Workshop 1081

Mobility Innovation: A Vision for Our Transportation Future, Part 2 (Part 1 Session 1040)

Shari Schaftlein, FHWA
Bob Sheehan, FHWA
Jim Hunt, FHWA

Monday, January 13

8:00 - 9:45 am

Lectern Session 1128

Shared Mobility and Traveler Choices

Vince Valdez, Federal Transit Administration (FTA)

 

10:15 am - 12:00 pm

Lectern Session 1203

FHWA Leadership in Innovation

Tony Furst, FHWA

 

10:15 am - 12:00 pm

Lectern Session 1164

GIS Data Needs for Connected Autonomous Vehicles

Edward Strocko, OST-R/Bureau of Transportation Statistics

 

10:15 am - 12:00 pm

Poster Session 1494

Recent Applications of Connected and Automated Vehicles

Mohamed Ahmed, FHWA

 

1:30 - 3:15 pm

Lectern Session 1250

Intelligent Transportation Systems: State of the Industry 2020

Ken Leonard, ITS JPO

 

1:30 - 3:15 pm

Lectern Session 1273

Laying a Foundation for Advanced Transportation Technology

Finch Fulton, Office of the Secretary of Transportation (OST)

 

1:30 - 3:15 pm

Poster Session 1278

Advances in Artificial Intelligence Applications in Transportation and Road Infrastructure, Part 2

Peter Huang, FHWA

 

3:45 - 5:30 pm

Lectern Session 1286

How Smart Cities Manage Knowledge

Alexander Linthicum, OST-R/ Volpe Center

 

3:45 - 5:30 pm

Lectern Session 1329

Infrastructure Policy in 2020 and Beyond

Jannine Miller, U.S. DOT
Ron Batory, Federal Railroad Administration
Nicole Nason, FHWA

 

6:00 - 7:30 pm

Lectern Session 1348

Real-World Deployment of Connected Vehicles: Challenges and Lessons Learned

Mohamad Talas, New York City Department of Transportation
Robert Rausch, TransCore ITS, LLC
Robert Frey, Tampa-Hillsborough County Expressway
Deepak Gopalakrishna, ICF International INC

Tuesday, January 14

8:00 - 9:45 am

Lectern Session 1386

Preparing for Connected and Automated Vehicles: Results from EU-U.S. Research Collaboration

Brian Cronin, FHWA
Rachel James, FHWA

 

8:00 - 9:45 am

Lectern Session 1390

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's Safety Activities and Priorities

Kelly Regal, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)
Jim Mullen, FMCSA
Joseph DeLorenzo, FMCSA
Larry Minor, FMCSA
Jeffrey Loftus, FMCSA

 

10:15 am - 12:00 pm

Lectern Session 1463

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's Research Activities and Priorities

Kelly Regal, FMCSA
Olu Ajayi, FMCSA
Scott Valentine, FMCSA
Nicole Michel, FMCSA
Jonathan Mueller, FMCSA

 

10:15 am - 12:00 pm

Poster Session 1494

Recent Applications of Connected and Automated Vehicles

James Pol, FHWA
Mohamed Ahmed, FHWA

 

1:30 - 3:15 pm

Lectern Session 1513

Leveraging the Power of Machine Learning for Safer Roads

Mohamed Ahmed, FHWA

 

1:30 - 3:15 pm

Lectern Session 1530

Practical Insights in Administering U.S. DOT's Disadvantaged Business Program

Marc Pentino, OST
Charles James, OST
Marcus H England, Federal Aviation Administration
Scheryl Portee, FTA

 

3:45 - 5:30 pm

Lectern Session 1576

Now Hiring: New Skills Needed to Meet Changing Demands in Transportation

Michael Nesbitt, FHWA

 

3:45 - 5:30 pm

Lectern Session 1606

User Information Needs for Connected and Automated Vehicle Technologies

Mohamed Ahmed, FHWA

Wednesday, January 15

10:15 am - 12:00 pm

Lectern Session 1707

Keeping Our Nation's Transportation Assets Secure from Cyber Attacks

Steve Sill, FHWA

 

2:30 - 4:00 pm

Lectern Session 1741

Data Governance Is a Journey, Not a Destination

Brian Brotsos, FHWA

 

2:30 - 6:00 pm

Lectern Session 1762

Intelligent Transportation System Project Updates

Brian Cronin, FHWA
Jonathan Walker, ITS JPO

Thursday, January 16

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Workshop 1770

Research Data Management for State DOTs

David Kuehn, FHWA
Leighton Christiansen, OST-R/Bureau of Transportation Statistics