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Transit Research Analysis Committee Letter Report: April 22, 2019 (2019)

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Suggested Citation:"Attachment A: Joint Meeting Agenda." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2019. Transit Research Analysis Committee Letter Report: April 22, 2019. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25449.
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Attachment A: Joint Meeting Agenda Transit Research Analysis Committee/Research and Technology Coordinating Committee December 12–13, 2018 National Academy of Sciences Building, Lecture Room 2101 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20418 Wednesday, December 12, 2018 OPEN SESSION 8:00 am Breakfast in meeting room 8:30 Welcome and Committee Member Introductions Anna Barry, Transit Research Analysis Committee (TRAC) Chair Timothy Henkel, Research and Technology Coordinating Committee (RTCC) Chair 8:45 Remarks Neil Pedersen, Executive Director, Transportation Research Board (TRB) Vincent Valdes, Associate Administrator for Research, Demonstration, and Innovation, Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Hari Kalla, Associate Administrator for R&D, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) 9:15 Overview of Agency Research and Development (R&D) Programs 9:15 FTA 9:45 FHWA 10:15 Break 10:30 Discussion Questions How can highway and transit agencies better accommodate each other’s needs? o What insights can bus operators provide highway agencies about traffic operations? o What are the opportunities for making more effective use of HOV/dedicated bus lanes? How are shared mobility services affecting the supply and operations of transit and highways? How is this likely to change? Funding strategies: What is the common interest in exploring new sources of federal funding for highways and transit beyond fuel taxes? For example, highway pricing models that aid with congestion relief and the complementary role of transit services. How can transit and highway providers deliver innovation together?

12:00 pm Lunch in meeting room 1:00 Research Management, Priority Setting, and Innovation FHWA will explain how it prioritizes and evaluates research and how it promotes technology transfer/implementation. FTA will explain its new nested evaluation framework as well as efforts to expand technology transfer and implementation. Topics to include Every Day Counts, Accelerated Innovation Deployment, and State Transportation Innovation Councils programs. 2:00 Joint Discussion What do the committees view as the essential elements of innovative deployment and technology transfer? How effective are evaluations as mechanisms for identifying promising research topics and practices and for assessing and communicating research impact? How can we leverage data to identify trends, issues, and needs? 5:00 Adjourn/Reception Thursday, December 13, 2018 OPEN SESSION 8:00 am Breakfast in meeting room 8:30 Debriefing with FTA and FHWA leadership 9:30 Committees separate for discussions with each modal administration. 10:30 Open session adjourns CLOSED SESSION (TRAC only) 10:45 Insights from and value of joint meeting? 11:15 Conflict/bias discussion with committee members 11:30 Discuss letter report themes 12:00 pm Lunch available (working lunch) 1:00 Develop outline for letter report 3:15 Adjournment

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TRB's Transit Research Analysis Committee (TRAC) has delivered a letter report to Mr. Vincent Valdes, Associate Administrator for Research, Demonstration, and Innovation at the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). The April 22, 2019 letter report provides feedback to FTA on its innovation initiatives that are a focus of the administration’s research plan.

TRAC, an interdisciplinary committee of experts from industry, academia, and the private and public sectors, will examine and recommend actions FTA can take to ensure that its research and innovation program is relevant, timely, and effective in meeting the diverse and changing needs of the public transportation community.

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