ABJ30 Members and Friends -
Here's an opportunity to participate in a webinar --
As members and friends of TRB Committees we volunteer considerable time and effort identifying research needs and supporting the conduct of research. Our efforts result in papers, presentations, workshops, conference proceedings, and cooperative research program reports. There are practitioners who would benefit but are not adopting new practices or technology, new practices or technology that could make their jobs easier, the travel safer, facilities longer lasting and less congested, or improve the environment.
During the TRB Joint Summer Meeting we will be holding a Peer Exchange on Moving Research into Practice. TRB Committee members and friends attending the Summer Meeting are invited to participate in a peer exchange to increase the movement of research into practice.
The purpose of the peer exchange is to -
· Identify areas where gaps exist between available research
(state‐of‐the‐art) and the state‐of-the‐practice that address current challenges to the transportation industry;
· Explore approaches for moving research into practice, which includes recognition of common barriers to innovation and promising solutions; and
· Draft a strategy for how TRB and its Committees can address improved implementation of research results where the industry is facing the greatest challenges.
In preparation for the face-to-face peer exchange, or for those not able to attend the Summer Meeting, we are holding a webinar to get the conversation started. The webinar will be held June 27 from 1 pm to 2 pm eastern time. To join the webinar go to https://www1.gotomeeting.com/join/487139753 and to join in on the audio portion of the webinar call (877) 339-0018 and enter the meeting number is *1173525*. The * s are required.
The webinar will provide
· A discussion on which recently completed research results or documented effective practices could advance the state of the practice.
· Details on how to get involved in moving research into practice.
We hope you will be able to participate in both the webinar and the face-to-face meeting!
Kimberly M Fisher
Transportation Research Board
500 Fifth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Phone - 202.334.2968
Fax - 202.334.2003
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ABJ30 Members and Friends,
Following up on our discussions on future surveys and how best to leverage existing surveys like the ATUS - you are welcome to participate in this outreach effort to improve the ATUS -
From: ATUSinfo [mailto:ATUSinfo@BLS.GOV]
Sent: Monday, June 13, 2011 9:44 AM
Subject: Please help us improve the American Time Use Survey
We are contacting you as a current, former, or potential user of products produced by the American Time Use Survey (ATUS), a program conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
The ATUS provides nationally-representative estimates of how, where, and with whom Americans spend their time, and is the only federal survey providing data on the full range of nonmarket activities, from childcare to volunteering.
We are seeking your feedback on how we can improve ATUS products. By completing a brief questionnaire, you will provide valuable information about whether ATUS products are meeting your needs and, if not, how we can improve them.
To access the survey, please click on the following link: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/M2CMHC3. (You can also access the survey from a link on the ATUS home page: http://www.bls.gov/tus.)
While your participation is voluntary, it is important to the success of this survey. We estimate it will take approximately 10 minutes to complete.
For more information about the ATUS, please visit: http://www.bls.gov/tus. If you have any questions, please contact ATUS staff at ATUSInfo(a)bls.gov<mailto:ATUSInfo@bls.gov> or (202) 691-6339.
Thank you very much for your help in improving the ATUS.
NOTE: If you do not wish to receive additional announcements about the American Time Use Survey, please reply to this message with "Remove" in the subject line.
ABJ30 Members and Friends,
Just-in-time opportunity – TOMORROW!!!! In addition, Ted will be part of our Travel Time, Speed and Reliability session on Wednesday -
You all are invited to a presentation Using Data To Manage Traffic Flows by Ted Trepanier, a representative from INRIX.
June 7th, from 1:00 pm–2:30 pm in room E37-302
To participate in the webinars, please visit: http://fhwa.adobeconnect.com/actsmeeting/ and click on “Enter as Guest,” type your name, and enter the room.
Or call: 1-877-336-1839 (pass code 2683607)
ABJ30 Members and Friends,
I received this invitation to participate in the re-establishment of the Transportation Statistics Interest Group - and hope you and others would like to jump in and help Peg Young with this important work -
Transportation Statistics Interest Group
We in BTS are in the process of re-establishing the Transportation Statistics Interest Group within the American Statistical Association. This 'no-dues' group will be composed of statisticians, economists and analysts who are interested in (1) developing and applying statistical methods to problems to problems in transportation, (2) analyzing transportation data, (3) collecting transportation data, and (4) formulating mathematical models which describe and explain underlying mechanisms or processes in transportation. In order to establish the interest group, we not only need 'signatures' of interested individuals, but we also need at least 25 of those signing up to be ASA members.
So - here is what we are asking:
Are you interested in becoming a member of the Transportation Statistics Interest Group?
Are you an ASA member?
If you ARE interested, please respond to Peg Young (peg.young(a)dot.gov<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>) and say you would like to be a member, and also specify whether you are, or are not, a member of ASA. Many thanks for your support.
Catherine T. Lawson, Ph.D.
Director, MRP Program
Geography and Planning Department
University at Albany
Geography & Planning
AS 218 1400 Washington
Albany, New York 12222
(518) 442-4742 FAX
(518) 209-1155 CELL