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Transportation Research Board
The Transportation Research Board (TRB), as part of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, is a leading organization in transportation improvements and innovation. TRB facilitates the trusted, timely, impartial, and evidence-based exchange of information, research, and advice regarding all modes of transportation. Many Kimley-Horn staff begin their involvement in TRB during college and continue that participation throughout their careers. Our staff have been selected to chair committees, lead workshops, facilitate lectern sessions, present research, and publish papers in the Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board (TRR). To date, we have written or contributed to more than 50 papers published in the TRR.

2024 TRB Annual Meeting

KIMLEY-HORN SPEAKERS, PRESENTERS, AND FACILITATORS

2024 TRB Annual Meeting

John Karachepone, PE

Committee Chair

Applications Subcommittee

January 7, 2024 | 1:00pm – 2:15pm ET

Lance Ballard, PE

Session

Data Infused Workflows for TMC's

January 8, 2024 | 8:00am – 9:45am ET

This presentation will provide agencies and their consultants with examples of how to infuse data into their workflow so that their data is turned into action. Currently, many traffic management centers (TMCs) are overwhelmed with responsibilities and data, and there is a large gap between the two. How can we turn our data into action when there seems to be a chasm between the state of our data and the tasks we want them to influence. We struggle to aggregate, visualize and use our data. This presentation aims to give agencies examples of how to identify their ideal workflow and begin to infuse their data into those processes by using the Austin Transportation Department’s (ATD) Mobility Management Center (MMC) as an example.

Raul Pineda-Mendez

Poster Session

Effectiveness of Speed Reduction Treatments on Rural-to-Urban Freeway Transition Zones

January 8, 2024 | 8:00am-9:45am ET

Drivers’ noncompliance with the posted speed limit reductions on rural-to-urban freeway transition zones is a recurrent problem. Speed reduction treatments, such as pavement markings and active signing, aim to mitigate this issue by providing additional cues to promote adequate operating speeds. This study summarizes the results from an experimental implementation of various combinations of speed-reduction treatments in selected rural-to-urban freeway transition zones in Indiana.
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Pam Keidel-Adams

Session

A Retrospective Analysis in Aviation Pandemic Relief Programs 

January 8, 2024 | 1:30pm – 3:15pm ET

There were many pandemic relief programs created to sustain the aviation industry due to the devastating impacts to commercial passenger activity and other facets of aviation demand. The FAA managed several programs for airports, while airlines worked directly with the US Treasury Department on federal aid for payroll support. State aviation agencies that work with individual airports also realized a variety of impacts as a result of the federal programs, some positive and others negative. This session will provide a retrospective of the various programs and analysis of their impacts to state aviation, airports, and airlines. The session will identify potential lessons learned to respond to future major disruptions in the aviation industry. 

Aaron Heustess, PE

Committee Chair

Highway Noise and Vibration Subcommittee

January 8, 2024 | 6:00pm – 7:30pm ET

Meridith Krebs

Session

Wildlife Connectivity and Reduction of Wildlife-Vehicle Collisions

January 9, 2024 | 8:00am – 9:45am ET

This session includes studies evaluating wildlife-vehicle collision rates, locations and cost-effective ways to reduce collisions. The presentations are based on studies in Texas, Minnesota, Ohio and Virginia, with a focus on deer and elk. 

Raul Pineda-Mendez

Session

Safety Performance of Indiana Barrier End Treatments - In-Service Evaluation Results

January 9, 2024 | 8:00am – 9:45am ET

Collisions with barrier end treatments tend to have higher severity levels than those with barrier faces. To guide the selection of effective barrier end treatments, an in-service safety evaluation of such end treatments under various operational conditions is needed. This study linked seven years of crash records in Indiana with the corresponding end treatments using the inventory data from the Indiana Road Network Dataset.
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Mark Lenters, PE

Session

Roundabout Education Outreach, and Videos

January 9, 2024 | 1:00pm – 2:00pm ET

Danielle McCray, PE

Session

Outcome-Based Equity Analysis for Sidewalk and Trail Programming

January 9, 2024 | 1:30pm – 3:15pm ET

Loudoun County in the Commonwealth of Virginia developed an innovative framework and approach to perform equity analysis when planning and prioritizing future sidewalk and trail projects. To incorporate equity considerations into the prioritized list, an innovative equity lens framework was developed using available public health indexes and the average percent of sidewalk and trail network completed within a census tract.

Meridith Krebs

Session

Environmental Analysis and Ecology Topics

January 9, 2024 | 1:30pm – 3:15pm ET

The TRB Standing Committee on Environmental Analysis and Ecology is concerned with the integration of environmentally- and ecologically-sound principles in applied research, education, practice and policy associated with all modes of surface-based transportation. It applies a multidisciplinary, science-based approach pertaining to the interactions between the human, physical and natural environments.

Meridith Krebs

Session

Considering Cumulative Effects and Environmental Justice in the National Environmental Policy Act Process

January 9, 2024 | 3:45pm – 5:30pm ET

Decisionmakers are recognizing the importance of looking at projects in the context of prior impacts and developments within the community/region. Direct effects continue to be most important to decisionmakers. Nonetheless, the importance of other environmental stressors requires the need to address cumulative impacts on environmental justice (EJ) populations. The purpose of the session is to increase understanding of cumulative effects consideration of EJ populations in the NEPA review. The specific focus is understanding cumulative effects are caused by the aggregate of past, present, and reasonably foreseeable future actions that, for many EJ populations, may last for years beyond the life of the action that caused the effects.  

Meridith Krebs

Committee Chair

Environmental Analysis and Ecology Committee

January 10, 2024 | 8:00am – 12:00pm ET

 

Lisa Burgess, PMP

WORKSHOP MODERATOR

Framing Traffic Management Systems Strategic Direction Improvements

January 8, 2023 | 9:00am – 12:00pm ET

Traffic Management Systems (TMSs) support a variety of different services, functions, tasks, and actions. TMSs may also have different roles and responsibilities that involve sharing, coordinating, or making information available to other agencies, systems, or service providers. TMSs also range in size (i.e., coverage area), functionality, services, and capabilities (e.g., whether or not the system includes a traffic management center, which can be used for sharing information, in addition to managing traffic). The workshop will leverage the collective insights and experience of attendees to identify and explore current practices, available and needed resources, and issues agencies may consider.

Michael Garau, P.E.

Aaron Heustess, P.E., RSP1

WORKSHOP

What Is All of the Noise About?: The Intersection of Noise and Public Engagement 

January 8, 2023 | 9:00am – 12:00pm ET

The potential for more noise generated from a new highway, rail, or airport expansion project can create public controversy and concern. Explaining the process for determining noise levels, impacts, and mitigation is complex and challenging, requiring extensive public engagement and communications. This interactive workshop will walk through the process of engaging the public for projects with noise impacts. Participants will work through multiple scenarios to evaluate various techniques.

PAST EVENTS

Kimley-Horn Presenters

Lisa Burgess, PMP
Workshop Moderator: Framing Traffic Management Systems Strategic Direction Improvements Connect on LinkedIn | Send an Email

Michael Garau, PE & Aaron Heustess, PE, RSP1
Workshop Moderator and Speaker: What Is All of the Noise About?: The Intersection of Noise and Public Engagement
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Meredith Krebs
Session Presenter: The National Environmental Policy Act Is Not the Problem and Current and Emerging Topics in Environmental Analysis and Ecology
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Alainie Sawtelle, EIT
Poster Session: Severity of Lane Departure Crashes in Maine: Examining the Impact of Driver, Roadway, and Weather Factors
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Catherine Sydnor, PE
Poster Session: Roundabout Education, Outreach, and Videos
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Sami Lau, EIT & Mason Shoaf, EIT
Speaker: Evaluating Signal Preemption Requests in Utah Using V2X DSRC Equipped Snowplows
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Kimley-Horn Presenters

Dan Malsom, PE, RSP
A4: Weather / Resiliency, Part 1 Monterey County

CONCURRENT SESSION B7: Traffic Safety Partnerships Workshop

CONCURRENT SESSION B8: Traffic Safety Planning

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Kimley-Horn Presenters

Sean Houck, PE
Boronda Road Roundabout Corridor ICE

CONCURRENT SESSION 1A – Roundabout Communities | Regional Roundabout Study: The Growth of Roundabouts in Monterey County

CONCURRENT SESSION 3B – Transit and Trucks | Roundabout Corridor with Transit Priority

CONCURRENT SESSION 3B – Transit and Trucks | Roundabout Corridor with Transit Priority

CONCURRENT SESSION 9C – Roundabouts in the Ground | Bardin Road Safe Routes to School Project
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Catherine Sydnor, PE
CONCURRENT SESSION 3C – Roundabout Support | Chief of Police and Fire Chief Roundabout Testimonials, Version 2.0
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Kimley-Horn Presenters

Lisa Burgess, PMP
Workshop Moderator and Speaker: Assessing Performance, Capabilities, and Support for Traffic Management Systems
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Jacob Farnsworth, PE, RSP1
Workshop Moderator and Speaker: Assessing Performance, Capabilities, and Support for Traffic Management Systems
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Christopher Lira, EIT
Poster Session Presenter: Express Lane Sentiment: Are Express Lanes Meeting the Public’s Expectations?
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Emily Grenzke, MIAM
Speaker: Embracing the Triple Bottom Line: Incorporating Social Equity and Environmental Sustainability into Your Asset Management Program
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Timothy Miller, PE
Poster Session Moderator: Innovations in Pavement Condition Evaluation
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Michael Garau, PE
Speaker: Historically Speaking: Engagement and Communications in the Context of Cultural and Historic Resources
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Kimley-Horn Presenters

Doug Gettman, Ph.D.
Workshop: Managing Traffic Management Systems (TMS) Assets and Resources
Lectern Session: Artificial Intelligence in Signal Timing Applications, Tee-Up the Session: AI or Not, Owners Just Want Their Timings Up-to-Date
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Lisa Burgess
Workshop: Managing Traffic Management Systems (TMS) Assets and Resources
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Jacob Farnsworth
Workshop: Safety Performance Decision Making: Advancing Research Through Implementation
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Carlye Lide
Poster Presenter: The Disconnect Between the Practice’s and Community’s View on Transportation Performance
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Dhruva Lahon
Poster Presenter: Case Studies in Performance Based Analysis of Geometric Design, Performance-Based Analysis for Safety Plan and HSIP Project Prioritization
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Kimley-Horn Presenters

Zach DeVeau
Lectern Session Presenter: Sustainability Means What to Your Organization?
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Doug Gettman
Lectern Session Presenter: TRB Research on Automated and Connected Vehicle Technologies
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Stacie Phillips
Lectern Session Presenter: Reversing the Superstreet: Flexibility to Innovative Intersection Control
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Nick Jehn
Poster Presenter: Uninterrupted Flow
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Kathy Keegan
Poster Presenter: Pavement Monitoring: Looking to the Future
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Cristina Pastore and Beth Tucker
Poster Presenter: Policy, Politics, and Engagement in Public Transportation
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Alex Weber
Poster Presenter: Innovations in Arterial and Network Traffic Signal Optimization
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Lisa Burgess
Workshop Presenter: What Do Agencies Need to Assess, Plan, and Develop the Next Generation of Traffic Management Systems?
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Kimley-Horn Presenters

Doug Gettman
Examples of Decision Support Systems Used by Traffic Management Systems and TMCs to Actively Manage Traffic
Decision Support Subsystem to Automate Updates to Adaptive Timing Signal Timing Plans
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Lynn Laquinta
Rail Transit Structures: Managing Structures in LRT Mega Projects
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John Kissinger
Righting the Wrong-Way Driver: Generating Mitigration Measures for Wrong-Way Freeway Collisions
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Lucy Richardson
Critical Traffic Signal System Performance Measures to Monitor During Construction
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