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The U.S. DOT Volpe Center Staff Presenting at 2021 Transportation Research Board (TRB) Annual Meeting

Friday, January 15, 2021

100th Annual TRB Meeting Held Virtually throughout January 2021

U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) Volpe National Transportation Systems Center (Volpe Center) staff will participate in the 100th annual TRB meeting, held virtually throughout January 2021. 

Aligned with the 2021 TRB spotlight theme, “Launching a New Century of Mobility and Quality of Life,” U.S. DOT Volpe Center staff will lead or participate in technical committee meetings and will present papers or preside over workshops, lectern sessions, and poster sessions.

The following list of sessions includes speakers or presentations from U.S. DOT Volpe Center staff.  

Operations and Traffic Management

“Highlights from the 2020 Automated Vehicle Symposium,” Workshop 1003, Thursday, January 21, 2021, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. (ET), featuring presenter Joshua Cregger, technology policy analyst, Technology Innovation and Policy Division, U.S. DOT Volpe Center 

Rail Safety  

“Innovation in Track Monitoring and Measurement Technology,” Workshop 1012, Thursday, January 21, 2021, 2:00-5:00 p.m. (ET), featuring presenter Ted Sussmann, civil engineer, Structures and Dynamics Division, U.S. DOT Volpe Center  

Freight Planning, Operations, and Data

“Food Deliveries in Times of Uncertainty,” Workshop 1024, Thursday, January 21, 2021, 2:00-5:00 p.m. (ET), featuring workshop presider DJ Mason, technology policy analyst, Program Development and Capacity Building Division, U.S. DOT Volpe Center 

Safety and Human Factors

“Running Human Participants in Laboratory Experiments: The Challenges in the Coronaverse,” Workshop 1014, Thursday, January 21, 2021, 2:00-5:00 p.m. (ET), featuring workshop presider Don Fisher, engineer research psychologist, Transportation Human Factors Division, U.S. DOT Volpe Center, and presenter Gina Melnick, engineer research psychologist, Transportation Human Factors Division, U.S. DOT Volpe Center 

Environment, Ecology, and Policy    

“Heading Our Way? National Standards for Wildlife-Vehicle Collision (WVC) Data Collection,” Workshop 1041, Friday, January 22, 2021, 2:00-5:00 p.m. (ET), featuring presenter Julianne Schwarzer, chief, Policy Analysis and Strategic Planning Division, U.S. DOT Volpe Center 

Operations and Traffic Management, Security and Emergencies

“Regional Integration of Emergency Response into Connected Infrastructure Systems and Automation,” Lectern Session 1052, Monday, January 25, 2021, 10:00-11:30 a.m. (ET), featuring presenter Anita Kim, technology policy analyst, Technology Policy and Innovation Division, U.S. DOT Volpe Center 

Safety and Human Factors 

“Driver State Monitoring,” Lectern Session 1084, Monday, January 25, 2021, 1:00-2:30 p.m. (ET), featuring presenter Don Fisher, engineer research psychologist, Transportation Human Factors Division, U.S. DOT Volpe Center

Rail Safety and Human Factors 

“Positive Train Control (PTC) and PTC Integration Opportunities with Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Warning Systems to Improve Safety,” Lectern Session 1095, Monday, January 25, 2021, 1:00-2:30 p.m. (ET), featuring presenter Adrian Hellman, electronics engineer, Systems Safety and Engineering Division, U.S. DOT Volpe Center 

Rail Design, Maintenance, and Preservation 

“Track Maintenance and Design: Historical Perspective for Future Success,” Lectern Session 1152, Tuesday, January 26, 2021, 10:00-11:30 a.m. (ET), featuring presenter Ted Sussmann, civil engineer, Structures and Dynamics Division, U.S. DOT Volpe Center  

Data and Information Technology, Education, and Training

“Library and Knowledge Management Practices That Help Employees Find What They Need, Wherever They Are,” Lectern Session 1380, Thursday, January 28, 2021, 1:00-2:30 p.m. (ET), featuring presenter Alex Linthicum, lead, Project Management Office, U.S. DOT Volpe Center 

Rail Safety 

“Current Research in Railroad Infrastructure Design and Maintenance,” Poster Session 1456, Friday, January 29, 2021, 1:00-2:30 p.m. (ET), featuring presenter Ted Sussmann, civil engineer, Structures and Dynamics Division, U.S. DOT Volpe Center  

Visit our virtual booth at the 100th TRB Annual Meeting, Jan. 21-22 and 25-29, 2021. Search for "Volpe" in the exhibitor list.For more information on the TRB 2021 Annual Meeting, including the online program and session descriptions, virtual exhibit information, and registration, please visit the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine website.  

To visit the U.S. DOT Volpe Center booth at TRB’s online exhibit hall, registrants may search the exhibitors list for “Volpe” from the show’s main lobby. 

To learn more about the U.S. DOT Volpe Center’s 50-year legacy, please contact U.S. DOT Volpe Center Director of Strategic Initiatives for Research and Innovation Ellen E. Bell.

Celebrating 50 years of transportation innovation for the public good, the U.S. DOT Volpe Center’s mission is to help the transportation community navigate its most challenging problems.