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Arup experts participate in Transportation Research Board’s 99th annual meeting

Jackie Wei Green Jackie Wei Green Senior Communications Leader,Los Angeles
7 January 2020

From January 12 to January 16, 2020, transportation professionals from 10 Arup offices across the US, Canada, Australia and the U.K. will gather with transportation policy makers, technical peers and industry leaders at the Transportation Research Board’s (TRB) 99th annual meeting in Washington, D.C. Commemorating the TRB’s centennial, A Century of Progress: Foundation for the Future will explore how we can continue driving innovation across the fast-changing transportation sector. 

The five-day event will feature presentations, papers, workshops and lectures from Arup experts in aviation, traffic, highways and rail, acoustics and bridges and structures. 

 

Conference Agenda

Sunday, January 12

  • The Nexus of Speed Management and Human Factors as a Focal Point of Safe Systems

Megan Gee, 9:00 am | Convention Center Room 101

  • The 2050 Transportation Workforce Transformation Challenges: International Prospects and Strategies

Hemal Patel (Moderating), 9:00 am | Convention Center Room 145A

  • Reimagining the Future of Transportation with Personal Flight: Preparing and Planning for Urban Air Mobility, Part 1 

Justin Guan (Moderating), 9:00 am | Convention Center Room 150A

  • Reimagining the Future of Transportation with Personal Flight: Preparing and Planning for Urban Air Mobility, Part 2 

Justin Guan (Moderating) and Byron Thurber, 1:30 pm | Convention Center Room 150A

 

Monday, January 13

  • Alternate Bicycle Forecasting Methodology for the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge West Span Pathway Project with the Presence of Electric Assist Bikes

Joseph Kaylor, 8:00 am | Convention Center Hall A

  • Foundations Topic 2

Negin Yousefpour, 3:45 pm | Convention Center Room 204A

 

Tuesday, January 14

  • A Context-Sensitive Solution in Allston: Balancing the Needs of Engineers, Abutters, Operators, and Travelers

Matthew Ciborowski, 8:00 am | Convention Center Room 204B

  • Predicting and Visualizing Flood Risk in Subway Tunnels

Dominic Herkes, Dmitrijs Obolevics and Camille Tigner, 8:00 am | Convention Center Hall A

  • Impacts of New Technologies and Processes on Passenger Flow in Airport Terminals

Aarshabh Misra, 10:15 am | Convention Center Room 143B

  • Utilizing FAA SWIM Data to Develop Real-Time Airfield Surface Movements on a Mapping Platform

Yeying Huang, 3:45pm | Mariott Marquis Chinatown (M3)

  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Applications for Geotechnical Design and Analysis: Next Generation of Engineering Practice

Negin Yousefpour (Moderating), 3:45pm | Convention Center Room 209B

  • Bridge Scour Forecast Using Artificial Intelligence

Negin Yousefpour, 3:45 pm | Convention Center Room 209B

  • Views from the Other Side of the Road: Exploring Public Attitudes towards Autonomous Vehicles

Melissa Ruhl, Thomas A. Norton, Tim Armitage, 6:00 pm | Convention Center Hall A

 

Wednesday, January 15

  • Sound Design in Transportation Environments

Elizabeth Valmont, 10:15am | Convention Center Room 146B