The NITC Guide to the 2020 Transportation Research Board (TRB) Conference
This page serves as a homebase for our coverage of the 2020 Transportation Research Board (TRB) annual conference. Check back here for ongoing updates, as well as our Twitter and Facebook.
NITC GUIDE TO TRB (PDF): Our printable schedule of where all of our NITC researchers will be presenting at lectures, poster sessions, and workshops.
NITC RECEPTION AT TRB: Join us for transportation bingo and networking on Monday, January 13 (8:00 –10:30 PM) nearby at Fadó Irish Pub.
NITC STUDENT AWARD AT CUTC BANQUET: We’ll be celebrating our 2019 NITC “Student of the Year," Samuel Jensen of the University of Arizona, at the annual CUTC Banquet.
NITC AT TRB 2020 HIGHLIGHTS
Below is a small sampling of the expertise NITC is bringing to TRB 2020. For the full list of lecterns and poster sessions, see the NITC at TRB 2020 Guide.
- 82 faculty and 50 student researchers from NITC-funded universities contributed to the program.
- 100 papers were accepted for presentation at the conference, in
- 35 lectern presentations,
- 62 poster sessions, and
- 5 workshops.
MULTI UNIVERSITY: UNIVERSITY OF UTAH and UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA
The Connection between Investments in Bus Stops, Ridership, and ADA Accessibility—See this in-progress NITC study shared in two sessions:
Enabling Environments for Accessible Transport Lectern Session on Tuesday at 10:15 AM, presented by Ja Young Kim, Keith Bartholomew, Arlie Adkins and Divya Chandrasekhar
Bus Transit Research and Practices, Part 1 Poster Session on Monday at 10:15 AM, presented by Samuel Jensen, Arlie Adkins, Keith Bartholomew and Ja Young Kim
MULTI UNIVERSITY: UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT ARLINGTON and UNIVERSITY OF UTAH
Transportation and Land Development Poster Session on Tuesday at 6:00 PM:
Shima Hamidi, Muhammad Qaisrani (UTA) and Reid Ewing (UU) will present "Street-level Urban Design Features, Walkability and Property Values: A Multilevel Analysis in New York City, NY." Read about more NITC research into multimodal travel demand modeling, including how built environment factors affect non-motorized travel modes, led by Reid Ewing.
UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA
Analyzing and Planning the Pedestrian Environment Poster Session on Tuesday at 3:45 PM:
Nicole Iroz-Elardo, Arlie Adkins and Maia Ingram will present "Measuring Perceptions of Social Environments for Walking: a Systematic Review of Walkability Surveys." Learn more about NITC research into equity and walkability by watching a 2018 webinar presented by Arlie Adkins: "Aiming for Walkable, Inclusive Communities."
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON
Parking Space: Recent Research in Parking Topics Poster Session on Wednesday at 8:00 AM:
Benjamin Clark and Anne Brown will present "How are Uber/Lyft Shaping Municipal On-Street Parking Revenue?" Read about Clark's NITC research on how TNCs and AVs will affect parking, curb zones and city services; or watch Benjamin Clark and Anne Brown present in a 2019 webinar on the effects of ride-hailing services.
PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY
Bicycling Toward Equity: Opportunities, Barriers, and Policies for Vulnerable Groups Lectern Session on Tuesday at 8:00 AM:
Jennifer Dill, Nathan McNeil, John MacArthur and Joseph Broach will present "Bicycling and Bikeshare among Women of Color in 3 US Cities: Barriers and Opportunities," and in the same session John MacArthur, Nathan McNeil, Austin Cummings and Joseph Broach will present "Adaptive Bike Share: Expanding Bike Share to People with Disabilities and Older Adults." Read about PSU's extensive NITC-sponsored research into bike share equity, and check out our newly funded research to help make "new mobility" options accessible for all. For a deeper look at this research, tune in for a seminar on January 17 presented by Jennifer Dill and John MacArthur.
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT ARLINGTON
Engagement in Unexpected Places Lectern Session on Monday at 3:45 PM:
Vivian Miller, Noelle Fields, Stephen Mattingly and Melinda Kitchens will present "Utilizing an Inter-Professional Community Advisory Board: A Case Study to Inform Best Practices in Community-Engaged Research for Transportation Equity and Social Inclusion." Read about how the University of Texas at Arlington is pioneering a boldly interdisciplinary approach to tackling complex transportation and social justice problems.
UNIVERSITY OF UTAH
Travel Modeling Poster Session on Monday at 3:45 PM:
Sadegh Sabouri, Guang Tian and Reid Ewing will present "A Vehicle Ownership (Car Shedding) Model as a Pre-Step of Travel Demand Modeling." Read about Reid Ewing's NITC research into vehicle ownership rates going down as the built environment becomes denser, and how this affects travel demand models.
The National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC) is one of seven U.S. Department of Transportation national university transportation centers. NITC is a program of the Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC) at Portland State University. This PSU-led research partnership also includes the Oregon Institute of Technology, University of Arizona, University of Oregon, University of Texas at Arlington and University of Utah. We pursue our theme — improving mobility of people and goods to build strong communities — through research, education and technology transfer.