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Please contact Garland Chow (cc’d here) if any questions.
The 54th annual conference of the Canadian Transportation Research Forum is on May 26-29, 2019 in Vancouver, Canada. The theme of the conference is “Change, Disruption and Innovation in Canadian Transportation: Navigating the New Normal”. In light of Vancouver’s role as a gateway and important seaport, all major modes of transportation will be featured. Similar to the 2018 conference in Ottawa, the 2019 conference will be forward looking and of interest to policymakers, transportation service providers and their customers, research professionals in academia and research organizations. Among the interlocking topics we hope to feature in plenaries and paper sessions are: international trade and transportation (the Asia Pacific Gateway and Corridor); energy supply chains; transportation infrastructure investment; mobility pricing; innovative transportation technologies such as transportation network platforms, autonomous vehicles and drones; information innovations such as cloud sourcing, AI, block chain; transportation for rural and remote Canadian communities; green transportation and climate change. Paper presentations are solicited on operational, technological, managerial and economic matters, as well as policy issues for all forms of transportation. Papers are welcome from the private sector, academia and all levels of government, from all disciplines and perspectives, and from experiences outside of Canada as well as within. We look forward to your abstract submission (See Call for Papers attached or at http://ctrf.ca/ ) Additional conference details and registration information will be sent out in early 2019. To receive information, keep in touch at http://ctrf.ca/ and click “subscribe to CTRF mailing list” (http://ctrf.ca/?page_id=3135).
Garland Chow, VP Program, garland.chow(a)sauder.ubc.ca <mailto:email@example.com>
Robin Lindsey, VP Meeting, robin.lindsey(a)sauder.ubc.ca <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
Hi -The TRB annual meetings will be held in Washington DC from January
13-17, 2019 at the Convention Center and Marriott Marquis. All activities
are on-site (there is not a remote attendance option).
ABJ30 will meet on Tuesday morning (Jan 15) from 8 am to noon. A draft
agenda is attached.
For a complete list of committee activities, please visit our website:
For those of you traveling to DC the weekend of January 12-13, please note
the following travel advisory:
As some of you are aware, the DC Metro system has been undergoing major
renovations. Just in the last day or two, they announced that the Yellow
and Blue lines will be completely shut down on the weekend of January 12-13,
2019 between the Reagan National Airport and Pentagon stations. This means
that there will be NO Metro service to get you from Reagan National to the
Annual Meeting on the weekend that the meeting begins. Bus service will be
available from the airport to stations that are in service, but this bus
service is notoriously crowded and unreliable. Also please note that the
last time service to the airport was shut down, there was major traffic
gridlock in and around the airport. You can monitor the situation on the
WMATA website at www.wmata.com
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Best wishes for a happy holiday season and hope to see you at TRB in a few
Stacey G. Bricka, PhD
Chair, TRB Committee on Urban Transportation Data and Information Systems