TRB Annual Meeting 2017 Activites

Event 200 – Monday 8:00AM – 9:45AM Convention Center 154

Methods and Tools for Collaboration in a New Era

Alexander Linthicum, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology, presiding

Data and Information Technology, Administration and Management Mobile computing, social media, open data, and new information platforms are transforming how humans generate, process, and exchange information. Yet despite the availability of new technologies, mature organizations with long-established cultures may have difficulty integrating them into their businesses. This session investigates how transportation organizations-their people, management structures, and cultures-are using novel tools and methods to boost internal communication, collaboration, knowledge sharing, and institutional memory.


Event 271 – Monday 10:15AM-12:00PM Convention Center 152B

The Brass Tacks of Knowledge Management: Five Things to Know and Do

Becky Burk, Maryland State Highway Administration

This session highlights specific knowledge management techniques that can be applied in a transportation agency. It is designed for staff within human resources, engineering, research, planning, or information technology functions who are interested in starting up a knowledge management initiative or pilot and want to gain an operational understanding of what would be involved. The session will provide stories and information from those who have implemented knowledge management in their organizations.


Event 554 – Tuesday 10:15AM – 12:00PM Convention Center 152B

How Career Pathway Demonstration Programs Can Unite Industry and Academic Leaders to Prepare the Next Generation of Transportation Professionals

Tyler Reeb, California State University, Long Beach

The National Network for the Transportation Workforce (NNTW) is launching a series of career pathway demonstration programs at U.S. technical schools, community colleges, and universities. The demonstrations will leverage insights from employers to empower students to first learn about critical transportation occupations and then develop the skills to meet the related workforce challenges. The demonstrations will directly address critical transportation occupations in planning, engineering, safety, operations, and environment.


Event 609 – Tuesday 3:45PM – 5:30PM Convention Center 152A

Data and Information Technology

Historically, cities were built around roads and vehicles. Today, advances in information and communications technologies focus smart city design on meeting accessibility needs through an expanded range of options linking people to services and products. This session uses examples from award-winning smart cities to explore applications of data and analytics that enable community engagement in developing smart cities. Panelists will discuss the nexus among information, smart design, and resident needs, and how such ideas may benefit all cities.


Wednesday 8:00AM – 12:00PM Marriot Marquis, Libert N (M4)

Knowledge Management Task Force

Leni Oman, Washington State Department of Transportation

Administration and Management, Data and Information Technology, Education and Training


Event 821 – Wednesday 10:15AM – 12:00PM Convention Center 152B

Risk Taking and Innovation in Workforce Development and Training

“That so few now dare to be eccentric marks the chief danger of our time.”-John Stuart Mill (1806 – 1873). Innovation in our era of rapid change must occur in order to continue moving our society forward. Movement of our society through transportation has been a chief hallmark of its advancement on all levels-easier movement of people and goods from place to place, improving our overall quality of life.


Event 862 Wednesday 2:30PM – 4:00PM Convention Center 152B

Leveraging Technology for Transportation Agency Workforce Development and Training

Emily Parkany, University of Virginia, presiding

Education and Training, Transportation, General

Transportation agencies have constant training needs. Employees must be trained to meet performance expectations and to learn new technical and managerial skills. All of this must be accomplished by transportation agencies facing reductions in funding. One alternative agencies are pursuing is information and communication technologies (ICT). The focus of this study is on the use of ICT-assisted training for state and local roadway transportation workforce development and training programs within the United States.