“The theme of the 2017 TRB meeting is Transformational Technologies, Resilience, and Public Health,” said Paula Hammond, national transportation market leader for WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff. “Many of our firm’s technical presentations will provide examples of how transformational technologies have worked in the real world and how planning for resiliency has become an integral part of every major transportation and transit initiative. In addition, more than 60 WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff professionals lead or participate on TRB committees on such topics as resiliency, managed lanes and sustainability.
Sessions in which WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff transportation experts will take part include:
• Adapting Transportation to Climate Change and Extreme Weather Events, Sunday, January 8 at 1.30 p.m.
• Congestion Pricing and Managed Lane Case Studies, Monday, January 9 at 8:00 p.m.
• P3 Transportation Solutions: Issues and Considerations, Monday, January 9 at 8:00 a.m.
• Growing Operational Resilience within the Inland Water Transportation System, Monday, January 9 at 10.15 a.m.
• Advancing Asset Management: Case Studies and Emerging Tools and Techniques, Monday, January 9 at 10:15 a.m.
• The Future of Pricing: Considerations for Congestion Pricing and Priced Managed Lanes, Monday, January 9 at 3:45p.m.
• Positive Train Control: Implementation Lessons Learned, Tuesday, January 10 at 10:15 a.m.
• State Department of Transportation CEO Roundtable: Women CEOs Speak About Transportation Leadership, Tuesday, January 10 at 10:15 a.m.
• Lessons Learned for Incorporating Climate Change into Transportation Engineering: Synthesis, Wednesday, January 11 at 8:00 a.m.
A complete list of WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff technical sessions is available on the company’s website.
The TRB meeting, which is expected to attract more than 12,000 transportation professionals from around the world, will cover all transportation modes, with more than 5,000 presentations in nearly 800 sessions and workshops, addressing topics of interest to policy makers, administrators, practitioners, researchers, and representatives of government, industry and academic institutions.
About WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff
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