I snagged this as a friend of the Land Use Committee. Please pass it
along to anyone interested.
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Subject: Fwd: Call for Poster - Communicating Transportation Concepts
Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2007 09:42:57 -0400
From: Jonathan Gifford <jgifford(a)GMU.EDU>
Reply-To: Jonathan Gifford <jgifford(a)GMU.EDU>
Please see the attached poster sessions on communicating with the
public from the Planning and Environment Group at TRB (which is our
committee's parent group). Thanks. -Jonathan
Jonathan Gifford, Professor & Director, Master's in Transportation
Policy, Operations & Logistics
School of Public Policy
George Mason University
3401 Fairfax Drive MS3B1
Arlington, VA 22201 U.S.A.
+1-703-993-2275 / fax +1-801-749-9198
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> From: "Fisher, Kimberly" <KFisher(a)nas.edu>
> Date: September 20, 2007 6:49:44 PM EDT
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> Subject: Call for Poster - Communicating Transportation Concepts
> Please find attached to this email a call for poster being issued
> by the Planning and Environment Group. Please distribute this call
> to your members and friends.
> Thank you,
> Kimberly M. Fisher
> Transportation Research Board
> 500 Fifth Street, NW
> Washington, DC 20001
> ph. 202.334.2968
> fx 202.334.2003
> email kfisher(a)nas.edu
> Communicating with John and Jane Public !
> Communicating Transportation Concepts to Non-Professional Audiences
> Entries Due October 25
> Transportation matters to the public. Congestion, neighborhood
> land use decisions, and new transportation facilities really matter
> to the public. But how many public meetings have you attended
> where the transportation planner or engineer tries to explain
> future level of service or higher density development only to lose
> the audience. Or how many policy boards have listened to several
> technical presentations on the merits of various transportation
> alternatives and then asked Can you just tell us which is best?
> Transportation professionals are all struggling with ways to
> communicate critical transportation concepts to a non-technical
> audience. Some have found tools, graphics, or just the right words
> to explain a concept. However, despite our best efforts, opinion
> research shows we face a skeptical public. We need fresh and
> creative ideas and we need to share those ideas with the profession
> at large. How can the public and press not just transportation
> performance geeks get the picture?
> Heres your chance to help make a difference.
> The Transportation Research Boards Planning and Environment Group
> is holding a competition to find top methods for communicating
> transportation concepts to non-professional audiences. The
> concepts could range across the transportation profession level
> of service, transit oriented design, congestion, high density
> residential development, travel demand, transportation demand
> forecasting, alternative evaluation, average daily traffic
> volumes. The communication forms we are interested in also range
> widely --- graphics, illustrations, photos, software,
> demonstrations, interactive exercises or games. The entries will
> be evaluated by a panel of judges representing technical as well as
> communication disciplines. The winner will be announced at the TRB
> 2007 Annual Meeting in Washington in January. The top ten entries
> will be showcased in a poster session at the TRB Meeting, and
> featured in a Transportation Research News article.
> Who can submit an entry?
> Students, professors, transportation professionals, journalists,
> media and advertising specialists, and anyone else who might have
> an interest. All are welcome!
> What should my entry be?
> Your entry should include an explanation of the communication tool
> and the setting is designed for. Please limit your explanation to
> about 200 words. The text and accompanying graphics,
> illustrations, photos, software applications, or other
> documentation should be in one of three files formats - pdf, Word
> or PowerPoint files.
> How will entries be judged?
> A small group of transportation professional, journalists, and
> communication specialists will judge the entries on difficulty of
> the concept, how well the concept is communicated, and finally how
> widely the concept is used in transportation planning.
> When is my entry due?
> On October 25, 2007. Winners will be notified November 15, 2007.
> Where do I send the entry?
> Who do I contact for more information?
> Kim Fisher
> Transportation Research Board
As you see when you you at the call for abstracts the committee is
heavily invested in NATMEC. Please consider submitting abstracts where
relevant, plan on attending next summer and pass this on to anyone you
think might be interested.
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Subject: NATMEC 2008 Call for Presentations
Date: Thu, 6 Sep 2007 16:24:17 -0400
From: "Floyd, David" <DFloyd(a)nas.edu>
CC: "Palmerlee, Thomas" <TPalmerlee(a)nas.edu>
North American Traffic Monitoring Exposition and Conference 2008 is
encouraging interested individuals to submit abstracts to be considered
for presentation at the 2008 conference at the Omni Shoreham Hotel,
Washington, DC, August 6-8, 2008. The conference will be a forum for
exchange and dissemination of information related to the collection,
management, and use of monitored traffic data in all applications. Look
for more information at www.natmec.org.
The conference planning committee has developed a set of sessions based
on systematic input from traffic professionals and from past conference
participants. A listing of the proposed sessions and descriptions along
with the conference details can be found at
http://www.trb.org/conferences/2008/NATMEC/Sessions.pdf The planning
committee is specifically seeking participation in these sessions and
the submission process will ask you to choose a session. Abstracts on
other topics will also be considered for inclusion in the conference
You will need to prepare and abstract in file, using Word or similar
software. Submit abstracts to
http://www.trb.org/submissions/default.asp?event=294 . After logging in
you will need to enter the software as an Author and then click on
Create a new paper. You will be asked for a title, short abstract
and to identify which session best fits you submittal. You can only
pick one session or No Session Selected. The Planning Committee may
well consider other sessions where your abstract might better fit..
After completing this screen you will be given another screen and asked
to upload your word processing file with the abstract. You MUST upload
a file with the abstract. This is a redundancy with the software that
can not be changed and we apologize for this redundancy.
Abstracts should not be more than 500 words in length and should clearly
convey the material that will be presented and relevance to the session
topic. Individual presentations will be approximately 20 minutes in
length; panel presentations may vary in length. Formal papers are
welcome but are not required. Sales presentations on specific products
or services will not be accepted.
Abstract Deadline: October 1
Mid November Notification of Submitters
August 6, 2008 Conference Starts
Questions or Problems
Contact Planning Committee Chair Dave Gardner of Ohio DOT,
dave.gardner(a)dot.state.oh.us, (614) 752-5740, with questions about
topics or relevance of subjects. On the submission process, check with
David Floyd, Dfloyd(a)nas.edu , 202-334-2966, or Tom Palmerlee,
tpalmerlee(a)nas.edu or 202-334-2907.