Workshops and Meetings

Workshops and Meetings for Committee Research Coordinators (CRC)

January 16, 2019 | TRB Annual Meeting

This workshop provided an opportunity to learn about and discuss the steps in the research cycle. Handouts for each step were provided.

Meeting Notes and Handouts

January 13, 2019 | TRB Annual Meeting

This meeting of the TRB Committee Research Coordinators (CRC) provided updates on the basics, including roles and responsibilities and newer resources, 2018 CRC Council goals review, introduction of preliminary 2019 goals, committee success stories, TRB Group discussion, and an open forum for Q&A and sharing.

The Basics Presentation - Sue Sillick, Montana Department of Transportation and CRC Council Chair

AHB60 Success Story: Identifying Research Gaps and Research Needs - Shanshan Zhao, University of Connecticut - Shanshan was unable to give his presentation due to weather delays. It is provided here for your information.

AND30 Success Story: Incorporating Research into Your Triennial Strategic Plans and Sharing Research Results - Omar Ahmad, National Advanced Driving Simulator (NADS), University of Iowa

AFH10 Success Story: Connection between AFH10 and AASHTO Committee on Construction - Christofer Harper, Colorado State University

Meeting Notes

January 10, 2018 | TRB Annual Meeting

“Workshop” for the Committee Research Coordinators

This workshop was held for the TRB Committee Research Coordinators (CRC). The goal of this workshop was to share successful practices and to learn about various resources and tools to assist the CRCs. Breakout Groups included: AASHTO-TRB Committee Connections; Funding Guidebook; TRB Committee Communication Coordinators (CCC); TRB Cooperative Research Programs (CRP); and TRB Research Needs Statements (RNS), Research in Progress (RIP), and Transportation Research International Documentation (TRID) databases.

Meeting Notes

AHB20 Success Story - James Colyar, Federal Highway Administration

AHB70 Success Story - Stuart Samberg; Rummel, Klepper, and Kahl, LLP (RK&K)

January 7, 2018 | TRB Annual Meeting

Meeting of the Committee Research Coordinators (CRC)

This was a meeting of the TRB Committee Research Coordinators (CRC). The goal of this meeting was to discuss 2017 and 2018 CRC Council goals and successful practices. Success Story presentations were made by TRB Blue Ribbon Committees awarded in the category of Advancing Research and by committees who volunteered to share their success stories.

Meeting Notes

Introduction and Background - Sue Sillick; Montana Department of Transportation; CRC Council Chair

Multiple Stages of the Research Cycle – AHB20 Success Story - Christopher Poe, Texas A&M Transportation Institute

Intra- and Inter-Committee Communication, Coordination, and Collaboration – ABG50 Success Story - Pierre Barrieau; Université de Montréal, ABG50 CCC and CRC

Identifying and Prioritizing Research Needs - AHB70 Success Story - Stuart Samberg, Rummel, Klepper, and Kahl, LLP (RK&K)

Developing Research Needs Statements (RNS) – AHB10 Success Story - Tom Jacobs, University of Maryland, College Park

RNS Database – AHB70 Success Story - Stuart Samberg, Rummel, Klepper, and Kahl, LLP (RK&K)

Monitoring Research and Sharing Results – AFB20 Success Story - Roger Bligh; Texas A&M Transportation Institute

January 8, 2017 | TRB Annual Meeting

Meeting of the Committee Research Coordinators (CRC)

This was a meeting of the TRB Committee Research Coordinators (CRC). The goal of this meeting was to discuss and gather input on the role of the CRC and CRC Council, activities and accomplishments, website resources, and 2016 and 2017 CRC Council Goals.

Meeting Notes

Introduction and Background - Sue Sillick; Montana Department of Transportation; CRC Council Chair

Student Engagement - Dimitra Pyrialakou; West Virginia University

Generating Participation and Research Ideas within Your Committee - Diana Long; Rahall Transportation Institute; CRC Council At-Large Representative

Coordination and Collaboration Among Committees and Others - Joana Conklin; Montgomery County Department of Transportation; CRC Council Public Transportation (AP000) Group Representative

Prioritizing Research Ideas - Joe Shalkowski; Atkins North America, Inc.; CRC Council Planning and Environment (AD000) Group Representative

Developing Research Needs Statements (RNS)/Problem Statements - Ernie Heymsfield; University of Arkansas, Fayetteville; CRC Council At-Large Representative

Securing Funding and Obtaining Funding Program Feedback - Amanda Emo; Federal Rail Administration; CRC Council Rail (AR000) Group Representative

Monitoring Research and Sharing Results - Cynthia Jones; Ohio Department of Transportation; CRC Council At-Large Representative

January 11, 2015 | TRB Annual Meeting:

Meeting of the Committee Research Coordinators (CRC)

This was a meeting of the TRB Committee Research Coordinators (CRC). The goal of this meeting was to discuss and gather input on the role of the CRC and CRC Council, activities and accomplishments, website resources, the TRB Research Needs Statement Database, and 2014 and 2015 CRC Council Goals.

Role of CRC and Council; Committee Presentation Template Review - Joseph S. Shalkowski, Atkins North America, Inc.

Website Resources - Ernest Heymsfield, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

TRB Research Needs Statements Database - Michael DeCarmine, Transportation Research Board

Review of Activities and Accomplishments - Joana Conklin, Montgomery County Department of Transportation

Review of 2014 Goals and Introduction of 2015 Goals - Georgene Geary, GGfGA Engineering, LLC

January 12, 2014 | TRB Annual Meeting:

Workshop 159: Back to Basics: Fostering and Nurturing Research Agendas

This workshop was held for CRCs, committee chairs, and others interested in fostering and nurturing research agendas for committees. Guidance and tools for CRCs were presented, including Research Needs Statements Database enhancements, strategies for committee collaboration, CRC–committee successful practices, CRC leadership council developments, and more.

Welcome, Introductions, and Updates - Sue Sillick, Montana Department of Transportation

TRB Research Needs Statements Database Update - Michael DeCarmine, Transportation Research Board

The Fine Art of Developing Research Needs Statements for TRB Cooperative Research Programs - Michael R. Salamone, Transportation Research Board

Success Stories

Mark L. Reno, Quincy Engineering

David L. Huft, South Dakota Department of Transportation, and Barbara Thomas Harder, B T Harder Inc.

Ilona Kastenhofer, Virginia Center for Transportation Innovation and Research

Amanda K. Emo, Federal Railroad Administration

January 13, 2013 | TRB Annual Meeting:

Workshop 150: Back to Basics: Fostering and Nurturing Research Agendas

This information workshop was held for CRCs and committee chairs interested in naming CRCs for committees. Guidance and tools for CRCs were presented, including Research Needs Statement Database enhancements, strategies for quality, committee collaboration, CRC–committee successful practices, CRC leadership council development, and more.

Welcome, Introductions, and CRC and CRC Council Updates - Sue Sillick, Montana Department of Transportation

TRB Research Needs Statements (RNS) Database Update - Michael DeCarmine, Transportation Research Board

Research Funding Programs – National Cooperative Highway Research Program - Nanda N. Srinivasan, Transportation Research Board

January 22, 2012 | TRB Annual Meeting:

Workshop 174: Back to Basics: Fostering and Nurturing Research Agendas for TRB Standing Committees

This workshop was an informational and organizational meeting for CRCs and committee representatives interested in learning about this TRB initiative. It was an opportunity for CRCs to discuss their role in overseeing committee research needs portfolios and as a community share experiences and successful practices. The workshop presented details of the initiative, discussed CRC roles, and gathered feedback for improvements to the Research Needs Statements Database.

Welcome and Overview: Brief Review of Back-to-Basics Initiative and the CRC Role - Barbara Thomas Harder, B T Harder Inc.

Overview of the TRB Research Needs Statements Database - Michael DeCarmine, Transportation Research Board

Potential Enhancements to TRB Research Needs Statements Database - Ronald R. Knipling, Safety for the Long Haul

Overview of Research Resources - Sue Sillick, Montana Department of Transportation

Successful Practices for Coordination and Collaboration Among TRB Standing Committees - Julie Lorenz, Burns & McDonnell

Summary of Results of November Survey of Committee Research Coordinators - Laura Melendy, University of California, Berkeley