Call for Presentation Abstracts - 2nd ADA40 Conference

posted Nov 18, 2016, 1:40 PM by Steve Suder   [ updated Jan 9, 2017, 11:14 AM ]
NOTE: Abstract deadline extended through January 20th!
The 2nd Transportation Research Board Conference on Transportation Needs of National Parks and Public Lands: Partnerships for Enhancing Stewardship and Mobility
September 11-13, 2017
Keck Center, Washington, D.C.

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) Committee on Transportation Needs for National Parks and Public Lands (ADA40) is soliciting presentation abstracts for the 2nd TRB Conference on Transportation and Public Lands Partnerships: Enhancing Stewardship and Mobility. The conference focuses on transportation needs in National Parks and other Public Lands. It will highlight innovative approaches regarding data, managing demand, working with partners, and transportation impacts on sensitive resources. The conference will bring together professionals from federal land management and transportation agencies, state and local transportation and transit agencies, universities, consulting firms, foundations, and private non-profit groups.

Topics of interest for the conference include the following:

• Data

o Recreational travel & transportation supply and demand data

o How to obtain and analyze needed data, including crowd sourced data

o Identifying needs of changing visitor demographics

o Evaluation and performance metrics

• Managing Demand

o Approaches to manage demand

o Technologies to enhance visitor experience and stewardship

o Parking systems – predicting, monitoring, and managing parking demand

o Transit and alternate modes – experiences, new opportunities, and financing

o Meeting the travel needs of changing visitor demographics

o Ensuring equitable access to public lands

• Working with Partners

o Working with State and local communities

o Working with private and transportation technology partners

o Working with non-profits and academics

• Transportation Impacts on Sensitive Resources

o Habitat fragmentation, road ecology and other impacts

Presentation abstracts are also welcome on other important issues and topics, international partnerships and experiences welcome. Presentation abstracts should be no more than 250 words and should contain the contact information for the primary author. Please submit your presentation abstract by

January20, 2017 to: https://precis2.preciscentral.com/Link.aspx?ID=5D0D04F1C929386D.

Please contact Jennifer Weeks at jlweeks@nas.edu if you have any questions.