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APPENDIX A Committee Meetings and Other Activities FIRST COMMITTEE MEETING November 30–December 1, 2010, Washington, D.C. Invited speakers and individual committee members made the following presentations to the committee: Lessons/Highlights from 2008 International Scan on Transportation Research Program Administration David Huft, Committee Member The Research and Innovative Technology Administration’s (RITA’s) Efforts to Develop a Comprehensive R&D Strategic Plan for the U.S. Department of Transportation Jan Brecht-Clark, Associate Administrator of RD&T, RITA The Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA’s) Efforts to Develop a Highway R&D Strategic Plan Debra Elston, Director of the Office of Corporate Research, Technology, and Innovation Management, FHWA ACTIVITIES IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE 90th ANNUAL MEETING OF THE TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH BOARD January 23–27, 2011, Washington, D.C. Small groups of committee members met with some of the hosts from the 2008 scanning tour of Europe and Asia, which surveyed transportation 148

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Committee Meetings and Other Activities 149 research program administration.1 The purpose of these informal meet- ings was to discuss changes that have occurred in the two to three years since the scanning tour and to make the tour hosts aware of the study committee’s work. Meetings were held with the following individuals and groups: • Steve Phillips, Secretary General of the Forum of European National Highway Research Laboratories, Brussels, Belgium; • Jaehak Oh, Director of the Global Research Office for Green Growth and Convergence, Korea Transport Institute, Goyang-Si, South Korea; • Fred Wegman, Managing Director of the Institute for Road Safety Research (SWOV), Duindoorn, Netherlands; and • Joris Al (General Director) and Max Klok (Senior Advisor) of the Rijkswaterstaat Center for Transport and Navigation, Delft, Nether- lands; and Jan van der Waard, Program Manager of the Netherlands Institute for Transport Policy Analysis, The Hague, Netherlands. SECOND COMMITTEE MEETING March 31–April 1, 2011, Washington, D.C. Committee planning for workshops and other information-gathering activities were conducted. THIRD COMMITTEE MEETING AND FIRST WORKSHOP July 19–20, 2011, Washington, D.C. The committee hosted its first workshop to explore strategic research frameworks used in the transportation sector internationally and in nontransportation sectors in the United States. During the course of this workshop, invited speakers made the following presentations to the committee: 1 Elston, D., D. Huft, B. T. Harder, J. Curtis, M. R. Evans, C. W. Jenks, L. McGinnis, H. R. Paul, G. Roberts, E. Wingfield, and J. B. Wlaschin. 2009. Transportation Research Program Administra- tion in Europe and Asia. Report FHWA-PL-09-015. http://www.international.fhwa.dot.gov/pubs/ pl09015/pl09015.pdf.

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150 Framing Surface Transportation Research for the Nation’s Future A Perspective from the Netherlands Fred Wegman, Managing Director of the SWOV Institute for Road Safety Research, Duindoorn, Netherlands A Perspective from the European Commission Ludger Rogge, Research Program Officer of the Directorate–General for Research, European Commission, Brussels, Belgium A Perspective from the United Kingdom Anson Jack, Director of Policy, Research, and Risk and Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Rail Safety and Standards Board, London, United Kingdom A Perspective from France Bernard Jacob, Deputy Scientific Director for Transport, Infrastructure, and Safety, Institute of Science and Technology for Transport, Develop- ment, and Networks (IFSTTAR), Paris, France A Perspective from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Kei Koizumi, Assistant Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, Washington, D.C. A Perspective from the Agricultural Research Service Judy St. John, Associate Administrator for National Programs, Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Beltsville, Maryland A Perspective from the National Institutes of Health James Anderson, Deputy Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Director of the NIH Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives, Bethesda, Maryland The Decadal Science Strategy Survey Process Martha Haynes, Goldwin Smith Professor of Astronomy, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York Following the presentations, workshop participants divided into break- out groups for informal discussions on four themes of particular interest to the committee: • Agenda setting and processes, • Models for collaboration,

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Committee Meetings and Other Activities 151 • Performance assessment, and • Funding long-term research. Brief discussion papers on these themes (see Appendix B) were circulated to participants in advance of the workshop. FOURTH COMMITTEE MEETING AND SECOND WORKSHOP October 24–25, 2011, Washington, D.C. The committee hosted its second workshop to explore strategic research frameworks used in the transportation sector internationally and in non- transportation sectors in the United States. During the course of this work- shop, invited speakers made the following presentations to the committee: A Japanese Perspective Shigeru Morichi, Director of the Policy Research Center, National Grad- uate Institute for Policy Studies, Tokyo, Japan A Korean Perspective Jaehak Oh, Senior Research Fellow and Director of the Global Research Office for Green Growth and Convergence, Korea Transport Institute, Goyang-Si, South Korea A Perspective from the U.S. Department of Energy Dana Christensen, Deputy Laboratory Director for Science and Tech- nology at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, Colorado A Perspective from FIATECH, a Not-for-Profit Industry Consortium Ric Jackson, Founding Director of FIATECH, Potomac, Maryland A Perspective Motivated by National Science Foundation Research Opportunities Priscilla Nelson, Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark Following the presentations, workshop participants divided into break- out groups for informal discussions of the same four themes discussed at the third committee meeting and first workshop. As before, the discussion

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152 Framing Surface Transportation Research for the Nation’s Future papers on these themes (see Appendix B) were circulated to participants in advance of the workshop. TELECONFERENCE WITH RIJKSWATERSTAAT, THE NETHERLANDS December 1, 2011 Committee Chair Sue McNeil and Study Director Jill Wilson held a tele- conference with Roger Demkes, Head of Knowledge Management at the Rijkswaterstaat Center for Transport and Navigation (Delft, Netherlands), to discuss his organization’s strategic research framework(s). ACTIVITIES IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE 91st ANNUAL MEETING OF THE TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH BOARD January 22–26, 2012, Washington, D.C. Committee members hosted a two-part session on national research frameworks, with the objectives of learning more about transportation research frameworks in other countries (Part 1) and engaging meeting participants in discussions on how the current U.S. research framework for surface transportation needs to be improved (Part 2). Agendas for the session were as follows: Part 1: International Perspectives on Research Agenda Setting (Presentations) Presiding Officer: T. John Kim, University of Illinois, Urbana–Champaign EU Transportation Research: Priority Setting and Funding Schemes Alessandro Damiani, European Directorate–General for Research and Innovation, Brussels, Belgium Promoting International Transport–Research Cooperation: EU Activities and Future Work of the EUTRAIN Project George Giannopoulos, Hellenic Institute of Transport, Thessaloniki, Greece Transportation Research Agenda Setting Process in South Korea Jaehak Oh, Korea Transport Institute, Goyang-Si, South Korea

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Committee Meetings and Other Activities 153 Part 2: Town Hall Meeting (Discussions) Presiding Officer: Laurie McGinnis, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis Key Observations from National Research Frameworks Study David Huft, South Dakota Department of Transportation, Pierre Genevieve Giuliano, University of Southern California, Los Angeles Robert Gallamore, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware Stakeholder Reactions to Key Observations Harold Paul, Louisiana Department of Transportation and Develop- ment, Baton Rouge Shashi Nambisan, Iowa State University, Ames Lawrence Orcutt, California Department of Transportation, Sacramento Open Discussion FIFTH COMMITTEE MEETING February 23–24, 2012, Washington, D.C. Closed meeting for committee deliberations. SIXTH COMMITTEE MEETING June 18–19, 2012, Chicago, Illinois Committee conversation with Mort Downey, former Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation. Closed sessions for committee deliberations. SEVENTH COMMITTEE MEETING September 27–28, 2012, Irvine, California Closed meeting for committee deliberations. EIGHTH COMMITTEE MEETING November 29–30, 2012, Washington, D.C. Closed meeting for committee deliberations.