This looks like it has great potential, especially with the messaging
involved in the transportation and health/safety/prevention fields.
I'm going to attend if my schedule permits and will try to share notes. If
anyone else attends, perhaps we could coordinate and share impressions with
Let me know if you sign up and you're interested in helping out on a
*Keeping up with Communication Technology:
An Online Workshop on the Practical Uses of Social Media*
*Social media and social networking. 20 presenters. 6 hours. **FREE**.*
*Wednesday, September 21, 2011 – Mark Your Calendar!*
The Transportation Research Board (TRB) is pleased to offer TRB’s first-ever
web-based online workshop on social media, specifically developed for
transportation agencies! We all know how many new and exciting things are
happening with social media and new technology. This event will allow you to
discuss these new communication tools with transportation industry experts
and your peers from a variety of perspectives. From live panel
presentations and interactive breakout sessions to viewing pre-recorded case
studies and tutorials, the web-based workshop offers you flexibility to
participate as you are able. Plus, you will network with your peers, learn
from other transportation professionals, and pick up valuable resources
along the way.
*WHAT* — Virtual Conference - Keeping up with Communication Technology:
An Online Workshop on the Practical Use of Social Media*
WHEN* — Wednesday, September 21, 2011 (10:00 a.m. — 4:00 p.m. U.S. Eastern
WHERE* — Your computer*
WHO* — You and your entire team (unlimited listeners per connection!)*
WHY* — Because you can’t afford to miss this!
*Panel Discussion: Planning and Strategizing a Social Media Portfolio*
* 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.*
*Breakout Session: Policy (Four simultaneous group discussions)*
* 12:00 noon – 12:45 p.m.*
*Breakout Session: Process (Four simultaneous group discussions) *
* 1:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.*
*Panel Discussion: Engaging your Audience*
* 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.*
Case Studies and Tutorials will be available prior, throughout, and after
*Free Registration Open from August 17 – September 21,
This online workshop is being organized by the TRB Committee Communications
Coordinators Council and the TRB Standing Committee on Public Involvement in
Safe Transportation Research and Education
University of California Transportation Center <http://www.uctc.net> (UCTC)
Institute for Urban and Regional Development
2614 Dwight Way
Berkeley CA 94720-7374
Dear friend of the TRB Health and Transportation Subcommittee (ADD50-01):
We'd welcome your help in reviewing papers for our new subcommittee. It's a great way to get involved and to learn more about the research being conducted on this topic. In our first year, we already have a great number of papers - 24!
If you are willing to review 1-3 papers for us over the next 5-6 weeks, please respond and answer the three brief questions below, so we can assign appropriate papers if you are selected. Please email your response to me at eloisa.raynault(a)apha.org.
Some of you had previously expressed your interest, and we thank you for that! We still invite those who responded previously to complete the form below so that we can better understand your expertise.
1) What is your area of interest/expertise? (check all that apply)
Access / Mobility
Air or noise pollution
2) What methods would you be comfortable reviewing? (check all that apply)
Travel Demand Forecasting
Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
Qualitative Methods/Case Studies
3) What journals have you published in, and/or what journals do you routinely read or review? (please list as many as relevant)
Greetings Health and Transportation Subcommittee,
FYI, there is plenty of 'anecdata', with a few references to recent
studies, in this article. It's still an interesting read though:
Eloisa Raynault | American Public Health Association | 800 I Street, NW,
Washington, DC 20001 | Transportation, Health and Equity Program Manager
| o: 202-777-2487 | http://www.apha.org/transportation
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Hello H & T colleagues,
In the Huffington Post, Prevention Institute's Larry Cohen and Dr. Richard Jackson, Chair of Environmental Health Sciences at the UCLA School of Public Health, examine the tragedy of the death of Raquel Nelson's child on a busy street. They conclude, "We shouldn't design highways where pedestrians who need to cross have no safe places to do so -- no lights and no cross walks within reasonable distances, and with cars going too fast...Instead of wasting our time debating who should be punished and how much, we need to invest our traffic safety funds in efforts that keep our children and families safe." Read the entire piece at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/larry/for-want-of-a-crosswalk-a_b_913582.html
Particularly timely given Senate hearings on the transportation bill!