Technical Note - Transportation Research Board (TRB) Annual Meeting (Conference) 2009 & 2010: Highlights
The TRB Annual Meeting is a large conference held each January in Washington DC. The programme covers all transportation modes and attracts policy makers, administrators, practitioners, researchers, and representatives of government, industry, and academia. The Meeting draws attendees from throughout the United States and from 65 countries, and is probably the single largest annual gathering of transportation practitioners and researchers in the world with over 10,000 attendees. Each year there are over 3,000 presentations (including poster displays), almost 600 technical sessions and workshops and 200 committee and task force meetings. The authors are all TRB Committee members and regular recent attendees at this conference. This "conference highlights" technical note will include an outline of the Meeting, what topics are covered and why it is important that more New Zealand transport professionals should go to this conference (even though it is in the middle of the harsh USA winter!) or at least pay attention to the conference outcomes. It will include updates on recent developments in the Highway Capacity Manual for the 2010 edition, an outline of the first edition of the Highway Safety Manual soon to be released as well as updates on other programmes and initiatives, and guidance on how to "survive" a TRB Annual Meeting.