The TRB 2019 meeting is scheduled to begin Sunday January 13 in Washington, D.C. The question is what effect the government shut down is going to have on this important event.
The Transportation Research Board (TRB) 98th Annual Meeting will be held January 13–17, 2019, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, in Washington, D.C. The information-packed program is expected to attract more than 13,000 transportation professionals from around the world.
The meeting program 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. A number of sessions and workshops will focus on the spotlight theme for the 2019 meeting: Transportation for a Smart, Sustainable, and Equitable Future.
A quick search of the program revealed 65 sessions involving autonomous vehicles, there are 22 involving lidar and UAS has 17. These are certainly the hot topics, not only in transportation.
Plan to visit the nearly 200 exhibits, including the TRB booth, showcasing the many transportation-related products and services. View the floor plan and interactively search for exhibiting organizations on the Mobile App. Between sessions, food concessions are available in the Exhibit Hall.
New this year! Located in the exhibit hall, theTRB Live! theaters will feature presentations from exhibiting and patron organizations on the goods, services, and solutions they provide. Presentations begin every half hour during exhibit hours, and are 30 minutes in length. Presentations that start on the hour are in the TRB Live! East theater (behind booth 1236). Those that start on the half hour are in the TRB Live!West theater (facing booth 439).
There are some rumblings on the news this morning that there may be a deal in the works to open up the government. We can always hope. In the meantime it looks like the states and academics will have to carry the ball.
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