Presentation on theme: "2011 Mid-Year Report ADC-60 Business Meeting. TRB Technical Activities Council 2011 Strategic Initiative: Research TAC and Committee on Research to give."— Presentation transcript:
TRB Technical Activities Council 2011 Strategic Initiative: Research TAC and Committee on Research to give Standing Committees knowledge and Tools to: – Identify research needs – Increase probability research will be conducted – Disseminate information on ongoing and completed research Each Committee expected to: – Develop and maintain set of Research Needs Statements (RNSs) – Use TRB RNS database – Educate research proposers on deadlines and requirements – Monitor research progress of sponsored projects – Promote availability of completed research – Appoint a Committee Research Coordinator
2011 Strategic Initiative: Research (Continued) Raising the profile of transportation research –Current Struggles/Challenges –Recent TRB Activities –Dreaming Big potential action items for future TAC to refine list of issues and action items Committees to discuss and send summaries/recommendations to TRB
TRB Technical Activities Council 2011 Strategic Initiative: Committee Membership Structure Review of structure of standing committees Committee Chairs Survey Review items –Number and categories of members –Membership terms –Membership rotation –Committee friends Recommendations late 2011
TRB Technical Activities Council 2011 Strategic Initiative: Other Giving Young Members a Voice –TAC approved new Young Members council –To develop 3 Annual Meeting Sessions –Develop other tools to promote understanding of TRB Transportation Research Record (TRR) review –Look at quality, publication costs, efficiency opportunities –TRB staff to solicit input
Annual Meetings: 2011 and 2012 2011 –Largest to date –High usage of TRB Annual Meeting Online –Compendium of Papers – Download or DVD 2012 –Spotlight Theme: Transportation: Putting innovation and People to Work –NO conference calls or internet for Committee meetings –Options for more accesible content: apps, e-readers, etc.
General TRB News Annual Meeting set records for attendance, exhibitors, patrons, and advertising Paper submittals and website visits at record levels Webinar program reached nearly 10,000 participants in 2010, TRB Core Program budget sound – for now Cooperative Research Program – funding uncertainties Strategic Highway Research Program 2 –3 Themes: Renewal, Reliability, Capacity –Focus on research implementation