2023 TRB Annual Meeting
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2023 TRB Annual Meeting

January 8, 2023 January 12, 2023 CET

About the Event

The International Road Federation (IRF) is pleased to support the Transportation Research Board (TRB) 102nd Annual Meeting to be held on 8-12 January 2023 in Washington, D.C.

Expected to attract thousands of transportation professionals from around the world, the meeting programme covers all transportation modes, with sessions and workshops addressing topics of interest to policymakers, administrators, practitioners, researchers, and representatives of government, industry, and academic institutions.

A number of sessions and workshops focus on the spotlight theme for the 2023 meeting: Rejuvenation Out of Disruption: Envisioning a Transportation System for a Dynamic Future.

Workshop: Decarbonising Transport Now and Everywhere: A Global Research Perspective, Part 1 (#1001)

Sunday 8 January | 9:00 AM- 12:00 PM ET

Reaching carbon neutrality is one of the main policy goals at the United Nations level and in many countries. This two-part workshop will bring international experts and policymakers to discuss the challenges and opportunities for decarbonising the transport sector.

The first part will look at the nexus of climate change and transport and ongoing efforts in decarbonisation of transport, including strategies on reducing the carbon footprint of roads from planning to construction to maintenance and operations, moving away from fossil fuel dependence to alternative sources of renewable energies.

Workshop: Decarbonising Transport Now and Everywhere: A Research Perspective in Developing Countries, Part 2 (#1062)

Sunday 8 January | 1:30 PM- 4:30 PM ET

With mounting momentum for global climate action in the transport sector, there is a growing body of knowledge on the critical ‘building blocks’ of a low-carbon transport transition. However, which of these building blocks to use and how to piece them together varies significantly by context. In two workshops, we explore the appropriateness of different strategies for decarbonising transport in the context of different countries. In Part I (Workshop #1001), we discuss the perspective of low- and middle-income countries which still lack high-quality and affordable transportation infrastructure and services to meet growing demand for mobility. In these countries, decarbonisation must be considered in the context of other critical economic and social development goals. In Part II, we will discuss the perspective of higher-income countries and their responsibility for global cooperation and partnership.

Workshop: Setting a Strategic Direction for Agency Traffic Management Systems (#1005)

Sunday 8 January | 9:00 AM- 12:00 PM ET

Traffic Management Systems (TMSs) support a variety of different services, functions, tasks, and actions. TMSs may also have different roles and responsibilities that involve sharing, coordinating, or making information available to other agencies, systems, or service providers. TMSs also range in size (i.e., coverage area), functionality, services, and capabilities (e.g., whether or not the system includes a traffic management centre, which can be used for sharing information, in addition to managing traffic). The workshop will leverage the collective insights and experience of attendees to identify and explore current practices, available and needed resources, and issues agencies may consider.