Incase you have seen this. Look for the program and speaker notices to come out this week.
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> From: TRBTechnicalActivitiesDivision <TRBTechnicalActivitiesDivision(a)nas.edu>
> Date: November 10, 2020 at 3:40:18 PM CST
> Cc: TRBTechnicalActivitiesDivision <TRBTechnicalActivitiesDivision(a)nas.edu>
> Subject: TRB Annual Meeting Update
> Dear TRB Technical Activities Council, Chairs and Members of Technical Activities Division standing committees, and Chairs of Sections and Coordinating Councils,
> It has been a while since my last email regarding the Annual Meeting. I have started this email several times only to find that something I was “certain” about changed. However, too much time has gone by. We have been making good progress and I would like to keep you in the loop.
> Committee Meetings
> Committee, subcommittee, coordinating council, and executive board meetings will take place in the first two weeks of January. More than 400 meetings are scheduled. All of these meetings will be supported by TRB staff using our staff Zoom accounts. We are putting together checklists and tips for both staff and chairs to ensure smooth operation of these meetings. We also have back up plans in place in the event that any staff person is unexpectedly unavailable, loses electricity or internet connection, etc. National Academies IT staff have been very helpful in getting us set up and will also be available to provide technical assistance during the meetings.
> Because of the virtual nature of the meeting, we expect to see attendance from many new people who do not normally have the opportunity to attend the in-person meeting. we are hearing from many of our year-round sponsors that more of their staff will be able to attend. We hope that more younger professionals, students, and international colleagues will be able to participate as well. I mention this so that you keep it in mind as you plan your committee meetings. Try to avoid using TRB codes and jargon (like committee codes) that new people will not understand. A great first step in making people feel welcome is not to make them feel lost! Within the constraints and challenges of a large Zoom meeting, try to think of some ways that new people can be engaged. For example, ask newcomers to introduce themselves in the chat box, encourage questions in the Q&A box and assign a couple of committee meetings to monitor the questions. Leave time to address these questions or fold them into the meeting as it progresses.
> Thanks to the work of TRB’s IT staff, we have been able to include direct links to the Zoom committee meetings in the online interactive program. These links will only be accessible to registered Annual Meeting attendees so make sure you and your committee friends are registered (there is a complimentary registration category this year for those who only attend the committee meetings and/or the exhibits). The Annual Meeting registration page is at http://www.trb.org/AnnualMeeting/Registration.aspx.
> First, thank you for getting your session information in under conditions of uncertainty and extra constraints. From what I have seen so far, this is going to be another great program. Not surprisingly, there is a lot on COVID-19 impacts and on equity issues in transportation. There is plenty in all the other areas we usually cover as well. A special thanks to all those who worked on paring down the number of workshops to what we could afford to support. We have retained data on all the unscheduled workshops in our system, so if you still feel some of them are relevant next year it will be easy to resurrect them.
> One of the silver linings of a virtual meeting is that we can have true plenary sessions. One will be the Deen Distinguished Lecture on Monday, January 25 at 5:30 pm ET/GMT-5. Mr. Dorval Carter, President of the Chicago Transit Authority, is the Deen lecturer. The title of his presentation is “Our Work is Never Done: Examining Equity Impacts in Public Transportation.” After Mr. Carter speaks, he will engage in a discussion with former Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx; our TAC chair Hyun-A Park will serve as moderator. The second plenary session will be the Chair’s Plenary Session on Wednesday, January 27 at 11:30 am ET/GMT-5. This session takes the place of the Chair’s Luncheon. The keynote speaker for this session is Dr. Marcia McNutt, the president of the National Academy of Sciences—the first woman to serve in this role since NAS was founded in 1863.
> Another feature (or bug, depending on your perspective) of this virtual meeting is that the session time limits are absolute. Our virtual platform conference vendor, Community Brands (CB) provides 90 minute sessions, not our usual 105 minutes, and will end the sessions on time so that they can move on to the next session. (Our three-hour workshops are two 90-minute sessions). If you are monitoring a session you will want to make sure your speakers understand that they have to stick to their presentation durations. You might also want to keep questions until the end of the session so that all speakers can speak.
> Speaker Issues
> We have experienced delays in getting speaker invitations finalized and sent out due to all the IT changes required to accommodate a virtual meeting and to establish the necessary methods for transferring data to CB. Official invitations are expected to go out this week. I apologize for the 300 or so invitations that went out erroneously using last year’s invitation email. That was simply human error, pushing a “button” before it was ready.
> In addition to the limit on session duration, there are two important changes in requirements for speakers this year. First, speakers must respond to their invitation to confirm that they will speak. We always ask them to do this but many do not and we just trust that they will show up. However, this year their response includes language allowing us to broadcast their image and presentation as well as language related to copyright permissions. If speakers do not confirm their involvement and agree to this language they will not be permitted to speak. Second, the majority of lectern session presentations and many workshop presentations will need to be pre-recorded, which must be done prior to the meeting—no working on powerpoints the night before the session! These two requirements are beyond TRB’s control, being required by Academy lawyers in the first case and by CB in the second. We may need your assistance in following up with speakers to ensure that these requirements are met so we don’t lose any of the great content planned for the meeting.
> Virtual Platform
> We are working closely with Community Brands to get the many aspects of the platform set up, tested, and populated with workshops, sessions, and exhibits. The TRB Annual Meeting is larger and more complex than many virtual meetings, so there has been more back-and-forth, more clarifications and modifications, with CB than we had anticipated. In addition to getting the technical content organized and transferred, we’ve been able to obtain photos from the Convention Center and have asked CB to replace their lobby and networking lounge images with these photos as a small way to maintain visual continuity with past and future Annual Meetings.
> Program Tools
> The delay in sending out speaker invitations led to a delay in posting the online interactive program, which should also take place this week. We have decided to use our usual online interactive program, in parallel with CB’s program and search functions, for several reasons: The committee meetings will not be on CB’s platform so we have to put them in our own system. The search functionality on our system is more inclusive than CB’s. Using our system allows the program to persist after the meeting in an archived version, which will be accessible from our Annual Meeting webpage.
> We have also decided to use our usual mobile app again this year because so many attendees have told us how much they depend on it. This will provide some continuity and familiarity for those accustomed to using this tool. As in the past, you will be able to create a personal program schedule in either the online interactive program or the mobile app and sync your personal program between the two (unfortunately, this personal program will not sync with CB).
> We are currently developing resources for moderators, speakers, and attendees to help them navigate the virtual platform and make the most of the 2021 Annual Meeting. As these resources are ready they will be made available on the Annual Meeting webpage. We are also developing a welcome video, in place of the usual Sunday Welcome Session, that will be available on our Annual Meeting webpage prior to the committee meetings and throughout the meeting.
> In the virtual Exhibit Hall TRB will have a number of virtual exhibit booths, including one for the Technical Activities Division. This booth will be a place for attendees to learn more about committees, specialty conferences, and other TAD activities. The current thought is that we will have a serious of “open houses,” possibly at the Group and Section level, to take the place of the committee tables that we use during the Sunday welcome session to discuss committee involvement with new attendees. These open houses would be in the form of Zoom meetings; the schedule of open houses and Zoom links would be available in the TAD exhibit booth. Stay tuned for more information about this opportunity to attract new Friends and potential future committee members.
> Registration, Exhibits, and Patrons
> Before signing off, a reminder that early bird registration fees expire November 30, so encourage people to register soon at http://www.trb.org/AnnualMeeting/Registration.aspx.
> If your organization is interested in exhibiting at the Annual Meeting or being an Annual Meeting patron, the rates this year are lower than usual so this could be a great opportunity to both support TRB and advertise your own organizations’ work. Information about the Exhibitor and Patron packages can be found at https://events.jspargo.com/trb21/public/enter.aspx.
> I hope you all have a happy and healthy holiday season!
> Ann M. Brach, Ph.D., P.E.
> Director, Technical Activities
> Transportation Research Board
> The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
> TRB 100th Annual Meeting
> January 5-8, 11-15, 21-22, and 25-29, 2021
> Washington, DC
Please share this email with your professional network to help spread the word...ICTH 2021 is BACK!
International Conference on Transport & Health: Changing Perspectives Following Global Disruption Virtual Event June 2021
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
Abstract Submission OPENS 31 January
The two highest scoring abstracts in five categories and the two best posters of ICTH will win $200 USD CASH
Transport and Health Behaviour
· Active travel
· Disruptive mobility & cultural shifts
· Methods, performance measures & outcomes
· Public education/public involvement
· Social marketing & other behavioural interventions
· Gender and transport
· Autonomous/connected vehicle technologies
· Transport Network Companies (TNC); Uber, Lyft and others
· Technologies to assist active travel (i.e., Wayfinding apps, etc)
· Infrastructure adaptations & technologies
· Electric vehicles (including e-bikes)
· Renewable energies
Transport and Health Impacts
· Road safety danger reduction & injury
· Health/environmental impact assessments
· Air quality
· Noise pollution
· Water contamination
· Climate change
· Community severance
· Mental health
· Complete/healthy streets/governance
· Aging populations
· Disability assisted mobility (paratransit)
· Planning & infrastructure challenges
· Built environment density, distance
· Monitoring & evaluation
· Socio-technical challenge
· Work/school travel plans
· Green/natural space (biodiversity)
· Environment/social justice/inequities
· Transport economics
· Infrastructure for transport beyond the private car (i.e., walking/cycling)
If you do not see a specific transport and health abstract category that your abstract fits, submit it anyway under the "Other" category option. The ICTH Programme Committee will take a look and figure out a way to work your unique research into the programme. The ICTH platform is all about a different way of thinking.
NOTE: Abstracts will be evaluated and scored by a minimum of three independent peer-reviewers. The final score is taken as an average of the three independent scores. Research and practitioner abstracts are scored separately. Notification of acceptance will be sent out on a rolling basis to the presenting author on or before.
ICTH abstract submission and registration details will be available on 31 January, 2021, upon opening of the abstract submission portal.
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TRB's Standing Committee on Transportation and Public Health (AME70)<https://www.trbhealth.org/> is recruiting ambassadors to share a ready-made PowerPoint (link<https://www.google.com/url?q=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dropbox.com%2Fs%2Fc2eisx4ak3…>) of key findings from the NCHRP Guidebook for Communications between Transportation and Public Health Communities (Guide). You do not have to be an expert on the Guide to share it. We would appreciate you letting people know it's out there! An upcoming speaking engagement, staff meeting, gathering of a working group or task force that you participate, or even a newsletter blurb in provide excellent opportunities to share the Guide. Please adapt it for your audience and time available. Contact us with questions and we would love to hear your thoughts on the Guide and how you are putting it into practice: AME70(a)trbhealth.org.
AME70 website: https://www.trbhealth.org/
This may be of interest to some.
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*Sent:* Thursday, January 14, 2021 9:02 AM
*Subject:* CISA Releases Cybersecurity Perspectives Healthcare and
Public Health (HPH) Response to COVID-19
Critical Infrastructure Stakeholders and Partners,
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Healthcare and Public Health (HPH) Response
provides an overview of vulnerabilities that could be exploited in the
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Propose New Topics for the 2021 TCRP Synthesis Program Submissions due March 19, 2021
TRB is seeking potential synthesis study topics for the 2021 TCRP Synthesis Program. Topics may be submitted at any time; however, the deadline for the upcoming submission cycle is March 19, 2021.
In the coming year, TCRP will fund seven (7) new synthesis topics. Anyone may propose topics.
New this year! An outline to guide you in creating your synthesis topic is available here: Synthesis Topic Outline<https://gcc01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fonlinepubs…>
All proposals for topics must be submitted through the TCRP Synthesis Topic Submission Portal: TCRP Synthesis Topic Submission Portal<https://gcc01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fsurvey.al…>
A synthesis study documents current practice and experience for specific public transportation topics. The following factors are considered in the selection process for new topics.
* The objective of the scope of work is to document current practices in public transportation and/or public transit agencies;
* The synthesis documents current practice, not best practice; it is not a research project or a guidebook;
* The topic addresses an area of practice that is widespread and of general interest to public transit and/ or public transportation; and
* The topic should be timely and critical for expediting delivery, improving the quality, or lowering the cost of programs.
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The Behavioral Traffic Safety Cooperative Research Program has issued its Call for FY 2022 Research Problem Statements - Due by February 26, 2021. They're looking for good ideas!
From: Snell, Joseph [mailto:JSnell@nas.edu]
Sent: Tuesday, January 5, 2021 12:38 PM
Subject: [TCRP_ANNOUNCE] BTSCRP FY 2022 Call for Research Problem Statements - Due by February 26, 2021
Behavioral Traffic Safety Cooperative Research Program
January 7, 2021
FROM: Christopher J. Hedges
Director, Cooperative Research Programs
Transportation Research Board
SUBJECT: Potential Research Topics for the Fiscal Year 2022
Behavioral Traffic Safety Cooperative Research Program Due by
February 26, 2021
The purpose of this announcement is to solicit problem statements identifying research needs for the Behavioral Traffic Safety Cooperative Research Program (BTSCRP) Fiscal Year 2022 Program. These are not proposals to conduct the research but are used to identify potential research needs and form the basis for selection of the annual BTSCRP research program. The format for problem statements is short and concise. Most are 1-3 pages in length using the enclosed research problem statement outline.
The BTSCRP is a forum for coordinated and collaborative research to address issues integral to the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and traffic safety professionals at all levels of government and the private sector. BTSCRP provides practical, ready-to-implement solutions to save lives, prevent injuries, and reduce costs of road traffic crashes associated with unsafe behaviors. BTSCRP is a partnership between GHSA, NHTSA, and the Transportation Research Board (TRB).
The BTSCRP undertakes research for any behavioral issue faced by traffic safety stakeholders. Particular emphasis areas are alcohol-impaired driving, autonomous vehicles, bicyclists and pedestrians, child passenger safety, distracted driving, drowsy driving, drug-impaired driving, law enforcement, mature drivers, motorcyclist safety, seat belts, speed and red light cameras, speeding and aggressive driving, teen driver safety, and traffic records. Anyone can write or contribute to preparing a problem statement.
A research problem statement outline is enclosed, along with guidance for writing successful problem statements. The deadline for submitting problems for consideration in the FY 2022 research program is February 26, 2021. Problem statements may be submitted by email to BTSCRP(a)NAS.EDU<mailto:BTSCRP@NAS.EDU> and it is preferred that the problem statement be sent as an attachment to the e-mail message in Microsoft Word format.
The GHSA Executive Board will select the research problem statements for the FY 2022 program in June 2021. For problems they select, requests for proposals will be issued, and contractors will be selected through a competitive process.
Thank you very much for your consideration. Your willingness to participate in the identification of relevant behavioral traffic safety topics is a key element of a successful stakeholder-driven BTSCRP. Should you have any questions or need additional information, please feel free to contact William C. Rogers, Senior Program Officer, BTSCRP, at 202-334-1621 or wrogers(a)nas.edu<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>.
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Dear friends and colleagues,
Happy New Year and I hope you had a good break. I wanted to share with you a new curriculum we developed at CARTEEH around traffic-related air pollution and human health. See this link for the open access slides which you can use as you please: https://www.carteeh.org/education/carteeh-curriculum-for-transportation-emi… and the attached document for a brief description.
I hope you find this useful. I am also looking for contributors to develop slides on the below topics (or recycle existing slides from your teaching or presentations/ collaborate with me to develop the slide decks). This is an opportunity to contribute to this unique cross-disciplinary effort and we will be disseminating the course widely in addition to teaching it at our institutes and making it open access for anyone to use. Your contribution would be highly appreciated, and we are able to pay American authors an honorarium for their effort.
I look forward to working with you if any of these topics interest you or fall within your expertise.
Thanks, and best wishes,
Haneen Khreis (h-khreis(a)tti.tamu.edu).
* Vehicle emission standards and underlying evidence base
* History of key laws and regulations and quantifiable impacts
* Environmental justice
* Photochemical modeling methods and data sources
* Personal monitoring in exposure assessment and the contribution of traffic
* Source apportionment and micro-environmental exposures
* Observational analytical epidemiological studies
* Experimental studies
* Transferability of toxicological evidence and human relevance
* Biomarkers including OMICS (genomics, proteomics, or metabolomics) of health effects associated with traffic-related air pollution
* Sensitive subpopulations (children, the elderly, the ill, and lower socioeconomic classes) and differential health effects in sensitive subpopulations
* Differential burden of disease of traffic-related air pollution in sensitive sub-populations
* Policies to mitigate traffic-related emissions
* Policies to mitigate traffic-related air pollution
* Policies to mitigate traffic-related air pollution exposures
* Overlap with sustainable transportation and built environment policies
* Barriers and facilitators
* Market solutions