60th Annual Forum

Be a Part of the Transportation Research Forum* (TRF) 60th Diamond Jubilee!

Join transportation practitioners, regulators and researchers from the DC region and across the nation as they gather in Washington, D.C. May 2 – 4, 2019.  Attendees will learn the best in current transportation research, applied practices and innovations which are impacting public sector policy initiatives, enhancing existing markets, and creating new market opportunities to meet current demands and future expectations in the transportation arena.

About the Conference

Through a combination of plenary sessions, notable speakers, research presentations and policy discussions, transportation professionals from a cross-section of modes and sectors will come together to share ideas, explore current research and policy issues, and build networks.

Field trips before and after the conference program will take you behind the scenes to several DC-based transportation systems and facilities.

You can participate in two ways:

  • Submit a paper or poster – according to the General Schedule below – to be considered for presentation at one of several conference lecterns.
  • Attend and engage in discussion in various venues including the research presentations, panel sessions, and networking forums.

Registration for the 60th Annual Transportation Research Forum is now open!

General Schedule

  • Abstract Submission Due: 8 February 2019
  • Acceptance Notification: 20 February 2019
  • Author Registration Due: 9 March 2019
  • Early Registration Deadline: 15 March 2019
  • Podium Session Full Paper Submissions and Poster Submission Due: 31 March 2019
  • Pre-Registration Closes: 19 April 2019
  • Conference Dates: 2-3 May 2019
  • Tours on May 2nd & 4th, 2019

Preliminary Program Agenda

All events at the Capital Hilton unless otherwise indicated.  Specific times and topics for research lecterns and panel discussions are preliminary.

Thursday May 2nd    

Lunch on your Own

Registration Opens

1:00 – 4:30 p.m.  Presentations 

Concurrent Lectern Sessions with Graduate Student Submitted Abstracts

 

Afternoon:  Field Trips and Tours – Transportation in DC

(Dates and times are subject to change.  Advance registration is required. Limits on number of people per tour)

  • Transit Rail and Bus Operations: Tour the Washington Metro’s Transit Control Center and Emergency Training Facility (2 hours).
  • Capitol Hill Briefing: Update and Outlook on Surface Transportation Programs and Policies (1 hour)

Other tours pending

5:00-7:00 p.m.: Welcome Reception and Poster Presentations

 

Friday May 3rd   

7:00-8:00 a.m.:  Registration and Breakfast

8 a.m.-Noon:  Concurrent Research and Panel Discussions

  • Research Lectern Discussions on Submitted Abstracts
  • Panel Discussions: Guest Panelists Discuss Current and Emerging Transportation Policy and Practice Issues

12:15-1:45 p.m.:  Award Luncheon and Guest Speaker

2:00-5:15 p.m.:  Concurrent Research and Panel Discussions

  • Research Lectern Discussions on Submitted Abstracts
  • Panel Discussions: Guest Panelists Discuss Current and Emerging Transportation Policy and Practice Issues

5:30-6:30 p.m.: TRF Council Meeting

7:00-8:30 p.m.: TRF No-Host Dinner

 

Saturday May 4th     Morning    Field Trips and Tours – Transportation in DC Part II

(Dates and times are subject to change.  Advance registration is required. Limits on number of people per tour)

  • Washington Union Station: Tour the past, present and future of Washington’s intermodal Union Station.
  • Cycle Tour of Washington:  Guided bike tour of DC’s bike-friendly development and transportation history,
  • Walking History Tour – Ford’s Theater:  Guided tour retraces the steps of President’s Lincoln’s last night.

Check back for additional tour opportunities.