Make Plans to Attend the YPT Transpo Trifecta in D.C. This January!

Save the Date for the Transpo Trifecta!

Make your plans now to come to Washington, D.C. for a transportation event trifecta the weekend of January 11 -12!  YPT, TRB and TransportationCamp are all happening on the SAME WEEKEND in D.C. this year making it a great time to get those continuing ed credits, makes some connections, and make the most of one-weekend packed with everything to start your year off right!

1. YPT’s 2014 Chapter Leadership Forum: What if you could meet leaders from all the YPT chapters in one place?  You can!  It’s face-to-face, it’s big ideas, it’s all about what’s next for YPT, and if you’re a chapter leader, this is where a year of big plans starts!

Details: 1/12, 5:30 -7:30PM, Washington Marriott Wardman, Balcony B, 2660 Woodley Road NW, Washington, DC 20008

Register here to let us know you’re coming!

2. TRB’s Conference and Young Professionals Reception

TRB puts on the best transportation family reunion every year (aka Annual Meeting), and they want YPTers there.  Their Young Members Council has a discounted rate for every young professional who wants to go (only $290 before 11/30), and they’re partnering with YPT to put on a must-go reception for Young Professionals on Sunday night to kick off a great conference.

Details: 1/12, 9 – 10:30PM, Washington Marriott Wardman, 2660 Woodley Road NW, Washington, DC 20008

Register here for the conference.

3. TransportationCamp DC

This $20 transpo “unconference” is designed to bring together transportation professionals and technologists right where urban transportation meets technology. We’re talking mobile solutions, datatastic possibilities, and the next big connection idea. Come ready to not just listen but join in on some of the most hyperconnected conversations in the industry!

Details: 1/11, 9AM – 5PM, George Mason University Founders Hall, 3351 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22201

Register here!

DC Event Alert: Advanced Transportation Symposium / Podcar City 7

Innovations in Transporation, presented in cooperation with INIST International Institute of Sustainable Transportation, US Department of Transportation, Swedish Transportation Administration, KOMPASS Network, Mineta Transportation Institute, Advanced Transit Association, George Mason University and Lea+Elliott.

This conference is also a part of the seventh Podcar City Conference and the DOT initiative Advanced Transit Symposium. We join forces in order to provide a networking environment to educate, facilitate and convene for a free flow of thoughts, ideas and concepts – to develop and showcase new and improved modes of transportation based on sustainability and renewable energy.

A part of the conference will be the exhibits of implemented and new ideas in the field of Innovation in Transportation.

The conference is being held at George Mason University between October 23-25. Congressman Jim Oberstar will be the featured keynote speaker. For more information visit,

DC Event Alert: Register Now for the Fairfax County Bike Summit

fairfaxbikesummitThe program for the second Fairfax Bike Summit, to be held on Saturday, Nov. 2 at George Mason University, is nearly finalized. Congressman Gerry Connolly and other dignitaries will welcome participants at 10 a.m.. The keynote speaker is Jeff Olson, author of the The Third Mode: Towards a Green Society, about the importance of walking and bicycling not only as a transportation mode but as an indicator of the quality of life of our communities.

While the focus of the summit is on transforming Tysons into a bike-friendly community, we’ll be discussing many other topics during the panel discussions and breakout sessions. A list of the sessions includes:

  • Importance of bicycling to the future of Tysons and other transit-oriented communities
  • Bicycle and transit integration
  • Access and encouragement for all
  • Safe Routes to School and getting more kids on bikes
  • Bikes and business
  • Safety, law enforcement, and evaluation
  • Where to next for Fairfax biking?

Register for ARTBA’s TransOvation Conference in San Jose

October 28-30 Dr. J Don TransOvation™ Workshop

Third Annual Event Held at San Jose Tech Museum of Innovation


There is little doubt Google’s driverless car and other technologies under development by manufacturers will transform the future of U.S. transportation. But, how will these innovations impact the design and construction of highways and bridges? What will it mean for motorists and businesses? Will the public agencies that manage these transportation networks be prepared? Executives from IBM, Microsoft, the Automobile Manufacturers Alliance, public and private sector transportation construction professionals, and other thought leaders will explore these issues October 28-30 during the American Road & Transportation Builders Association’s (ARTBA) Dr. J. Don Brock TransOvation Workshop™, held in San Jose, Calif.

Now in its third year, TransOvation brings together the brightest minds in transportation development and business to help them build innovative thinking into their professional skill set in order to tap new markets and increase efficiency, productivity and profit for their employers. This year’s theme is “Where Technology Meets the Road.” World-class innovators will lead attendees during interactive workshops, where they will identify the design, building and management challenges posed by self-driving cars and other game-changing technologies. Attendees will break into groups and be tasked with creating a blueprint to help the transportation construction industry meet these challenges.

The impressive line-up of speakers and workshop leaders includes: Phaedra Boinodiris, producer of IBM’s award-winning INNOV8 series of serious games, is responsible for the company’s broader global serious games strategy. He leads efforts to leverage serious games to provide greater agility for businesses and organizations in an increasingly complex environment.

Mitch Bainwol, president & CEO of the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, the trade association representing 12 major automakers, including BMW Group, Chrysler Group, Ford Motor Company, General Motors, Jaguar Land Rover, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz USA, Mitsubishi Motors, Porsche, Toyota, Volkswagen and Volvo. Ross Smith, head of software testing at Microsoft, is one of the nation’s top innovation thought leaders, and has spent over 20 years developing and testing software. He holds five patents, and has been featured in the “Wall Street Journal” and on CNBC and MSNBC.

Bryant Walker Smith, a fellow at the Center for Automotive Research at Stanford and the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School, writes, speaks, and teaches on the legal and policy aspects of increasing automation. He designed and taught the first-ever course on the legal aspects of autonomous driving and frequently lectures in both law and engineering courses.

Ted Zoli, a heralded bridge engineer and a vice president at HNTB, is a 2009 MacArthur Foundation Fellowship recipient. “Esquire” magazine labeled him “The Brightest: 16 Geniuses Who Give Us Hope.” He teaches at Princeton and Columbia. John Hillman, president & CEO of HC Bridge Company, was named a “Champion of Change” in 2013 by the White House. He is the 2010 “Engineering News-Record” magazine “Award of Excellence” winner for his development of the Hybrid Composite Beam. Dr. Raymond Chiu, an MIT-educated, 20-year veteran of 3M Corporation, where he currently heads the firm’s research and development team working on high performance solutions for vehicle and traffic management systems.

James P. Pinkerton, a national thought leader, is a contributor to Fox News. He is the author of “What Comes Next: The End of Big Government & the New Paradigm Ahead.” Pinkerton worked in the White House domestic policy offices of Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush. The TransOvation Awards will also be presented during a special October 28 event. The program honors “ innovative transportation infrastructure-related products, services, technologies and techniques that improve safety, save transportation users and taxpayers time and money and make our infrastructure more environmentally sustainable.”

DC Event Alert: USDOT Workshop on Analysis of Network and Non-Network Impacts upon Traveler Choice


The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), is hosting a workshop on integrating traveler choice into transportation models and forecasts. This workshop provides an opportunity for stakeholders to provide input and perspectives that are necessary for advancing the state of the practice in traveler choice research.

The workshop will be held on Tuesday, September 17, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. EDT at FHWA Turner Fairbank Highway Research Center (TFHRC) located at 6300 Georgetown Pike, McLean, VA 22101.

The full-day workshop will help FHWA identify research gaps and needs in traveler choice data modeling in an effort to encourage practicitioners to develop and use national and regional traveler choice data and adjustment factors to improve their models and forecasts. More details can be viewed here:

Please RSVP for this workshop by replying to Cara O’Donnell at with:

  •   Your Full Name,
  •   Organization,
  •   Position and
  •   Email.

Please RSVP no later than Thursday, September 12, 2013.

Once your RSVP has been received, a detailed agenda. reference materials, and meeting logistics will be emailed to you.

For questions, please do not hesitate to contact

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