TRB 97th Annual Meeting (January 7-11, 2018)

Tools for the Zombie Apocalypse: Avoiding the Brain Drain in Transportation Organizations (TPS18-0031)

Information is coming in and knowledge is going out more rapidly than anticipated. Not only are we losing knowledge from long-time employees, but consultants and contractors have an equal amount of knowledge that could escape at any moment. How can transportation agencies make sure that essential knowledge is retained? How can they make sure that employees have access to the right information at the right time to be effective and contribute to the success of the organization? This session will focus on recent guidance and current practices that transportation agencies can apply to tackle these challenges. Becky Burk, Maryland State Highway Administration, presiding. Sponsored by Task Force on Knowledge Management (AB010T); Standing Committee on Transportation

Education and Training (ABG20); Standing Committee on Information Systems and Technology (ABJ50)

  • Leaning Forward: Knowledge and Information Management for a Nimble Organization (P18- 20936) – Leni Oman, Washington State Department of Transportation
  • Anticipatory Knowledge (P18-20938) – Donna Cuomo, MITRE Corporation
  • Capturing and Learning Essential Consultant-Developed Knowledge within Departments of
  • Transportation (P18-20931) – Frances Harrison, Spy Pond Partners, LLC
  • Guidance for Development and Management of Sustainable Information Portals (P18-20935) – Benjamin Pecheux, Applied Engineering Management Corporation

Identifying Knowledge Assets: A Case Approach (TPW18-0004)

WORKSHOP: Meet UpDOT, an average department of transportation with above-average challenges and opportunities. In this facilitated, case-based workshop, participants work together to identify UpDOT’s knowledge assets, conduct a knowledge audit, and apply a useful framework to identify specific management solutions. Presented are simple and effective ways for organizations to share knowledge. Alexander Linthicum, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology, presiding. Sponsored by Task Force on Knowledge Management (AB010T)

The Future of Transportation and Reliance on Knowledge Sharing Among Transportation Organizations (TPS18-0030)

Knowledge sharing among transportation organizations is essential for advancing the safety, mobility, and environmental goals we’ve all adopted. However, the nature of how our transportation system is organized presents structural challenges in the sharing of knowledge. We’ll hear about how leaders in the transportation field combat these structural challenges and share information via methods that include the development of resource centers, the streamlining of meta-data, interactive and innovative peer exchanges, and creative knowledge capture methods. We’ll also discuss how knowledge transfer efforts are necessary to meet the growing needs of the 21st century transportation revolution at the international, state, and municipal levels. Adam Hopps, Toxcel, LLC, presiding. Sponsored by Task Force on Knowledge Management (AB010T)

  • The Vital Role of Inter-Agency Knowledge Sharing in Traffic Incident Management Programs (P18-
  • 20927) Eric Rensel, Gannett Fleming, Inc.
  • Communicating Among Smart Cities (P18-20928) – Denise Bedford, Georgetown University
  • How State DOTs Benefit from Knowledge Sharing (P18-20929) – Thomas Kern, AASHTO
  • Sharing Transportation Knowledge Internationally (P18-20930) – Ashok Kumar, The World Bank