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Drunk walking, calories, and funding: A few tidbits from TRB Annual Meeting

In case you haven’t heard, the Transportation Research Board’s 91st Annual Meeting is being held right now in Washington D.C. It’s a major event in the transportation world that attracts the best and brightest thinkers and policymakers from around the country. I’ve been following updates from the event via Twitter and two quotes have been … Read more

Portlanders in D.C. for major transportation research conference

Head of traffic signals for PBOT, Peter Koonce, is among the attendees. Looking to share knowledge on the latest and greatest innovations in transportation research, Portland has a very strong presence in Washington D.C. this week at the 90th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board. Portland is home to many of the nation’s top … Read more

At TRB, wonks are celebrities (and they wear funny ties)

Spotted at TRB 2010.(Photo: Robert Rescot/Twitter) The Transportation Research Board is wrapping up their Annual Meeting in Washington D.C. this week. For the uninitiated, the TRB’s mission is to “promote innovation and progress in transportation through research.” Our own Elly Blue attended (along with about 11,000 others) last year and dubbed it the Great Transportation … Read more

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Editorial: Conservative columnist speaks out against highways

“The US has big economic problems. But they have been made worse, and harder to resolve, by a half-century in which, at federal urging, the country was misbuilt.”— Christopher Caldwell, The Weekly Standard Reflecting on Obama’s address to congress last week (in which he said that America “cannot walk away from” the automobile), columnist Christopher … Read more

TRB profile: Roads and bike paths on the reservations

[Publisher’s note: This article is a dispatch by Managing Editor Elly Blue, who recently attended the Transportation Research Board conference in Washington D.C. Read more articles from Elly’s East Coast Tour.] John La Verdure (Photo by Elly Blue) Taking a break in the lobby of the Marriott during the TRB conference, I noticed a man … Read more

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In D.C.: The great transportation convergence

You can take a shuttle between conference venues, or a ten minute walk across this gorgeous bridge on Connecticut Ave.(Photos by Elly Blue) Washington, DC is the final stop on my East Coast Tour. I am here for the week-long Transportation Research Board (TRB) annual meeting. TRB is the big transportation conference in North America, … Read more