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Analyze This! What YOU want to know.
Unsolved Mysteries: Have a hard-to-solve problem that needs to be solved?
JOINT CALL FOR WORKSHOP IDEAS
Sunday, January 8, 2017 . 9 AM - 12 PM . Washington, D.C.
Six standing committees of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) are
coming together to sponsor an interactive workshop for the 2017 Annual
Meeting. The workshop entitled, "Analyze This! What YOU Want to Know" will
present three intriguing, real-world problems faced by professionals in
transportation. Working in small teams, participants will come up with
strategies to address each problem and to share and learn amongst their
peers. This workshop is intended to:
(A) create an atmosphere where people with diverse backgrounds and skills
interact and share ideas
(B) enable discussion of various approaches with a definite application but
without a foregone conclusion
(C) highlight areas where further research is needed
Three hard-to-solve problems will be selected from a pool of submissions
before the workshop. These real-world problems should summarize a case study
from the perspective of an individual or project team. The case studies
should contain pertinent information on the type of problem presented,
geographic context, who was impacted, and the impact of not reaching a
resolution. All three problems will be shared on-line before the Annual
Meeting so that participants have a chance to see what will be discussed.
The authors of the problems selected will present their problem at the TRB
Problem Idea Submission
The workshop is scheduled for 9 AM - 12 PM on Sunday, January 8, 2016 during
the TRB Annual Meeting. The six sponsoring TRB Committees are asking members
of the greater transportation community to submit problem ideas that will be
used as case studies during the workshop. Submissions will be reviewed by
members and friends of the sponsoring committees. Deadline for submission is
October 1, 2016. Please submit an idea using the on-line form located at:
. Selected problem ideas will be
notified by October 15, 2016.
Last year, workshop attendees addressed three mysteries. Coca-Cola was
seeking corporate strategies to reduce single occupancy vehicle trips. The
City of Boulder asked the group to explore repurposing travel lanes for
multimodal projects. Lastly, the City of Edmonton wanted to know how to
represent connected and autonomous vehicle technologies in their regional
travel demand model.
Stacey G. Bricka, PhD
Vice President, ETC Institute
725 W. Frontier Circle, Olathe, KS 66061
Direct: (913) 254-4560 Fax: (913) 829-1591