August 25, 2014
PacTrans Region 10 Transportation Conference: The IOUs of Safety – Infrastructure, Operations and Users
The PacTrans Region 10 Transportation Conference brings together the Pacific Northwest’s transportation community to network and share current research results for technology transfer and ideas for future collaboration. This year’s conference focuses on transportation safety; we will discuss research needs and developments in designing safe infrastructure, safe operations, and safe users. Showcasing research products completed in the 2013-2014 academic year and initiating possible technology transfer processes are important objectives of this conference. We’ll also focus on workforce development and education and how PacTrans is involved in training and identifying the transportation industry’s needs.
The conference will start with a plenary session featuring public and private sector views of the state of transportation safety. A lunchtime poster session will include a presentation of current PacTrans research. Afternoon sessions will focus on the changing educational needs of the transportation workforce and the secrets for moving research into practice, and we’ll conclude the day with a discussion of PacTrans’ future directions. All conference attendees will have a chance to participate.
Friday, October 17, 2014
University of Washington – Seattle campus
Haggett Cascade Room
8:30 AM Welcome
9:00 AM Keynote Address: Naturalistic Driving Study
10:00 AM Brief introductions by PIs for poster session
10:30 AM Break
11:00 AM Research Session
12:00 PM Lunch and poster session
1:00 PM Workforce Development
2:00 PM Tech Transfer
2:45 PM Break
3:00 PM Breakout Groups
4:30 PM Report Back/Closing Remarks
5:00 PM Social Hour and Networking
6:30 PM End of Conference
June 06, 2014
This year, PacTrans participated in the CUTC 2014 Summer Meeting which was held June 2-5, 2014 at the city of Lincoln, Nebraska with over 200 attendees from different University Transportation Centers across the country. It was a wonderful event that brought together transportation professionals, administrators and educators to talk about, discuss and share, state-of-the-art ideas and methods to advance research, education and development in the transportation field.
Denise Dunn, Grants Manager, UTC OST-R with Maria Bayya, Tamara Noble and David Block
Tamara Noble, University of Idaho, with, Maggie Griscavage UAF and Kathy Holeton, University of Iowa
January 10, 2014
If you plan to attend TRB this year, please take a look at the list of presentations by grad students and researchers at PacTrans consortium universities and Region 10 agencies.
August 23, 2013
Save the Date: PacTrans is organizing a Region 10 Student Transportation Conference on Saturday, October 19th on the UW campus in Seattle, Washington.
More information: PacTrans-ITE Region 10 2013 Student Conference Flier
Please register online (and choose the student conference) as an option.
*Please note that students attending the Region 10 Student Transportation Conference on Saturday, Oct. 19th at the UW are also welcome to attend the Region 10 Transportation Conference on Friday, Oct. 18th.
Region 10 Transportation Conference on Oct. 18th at the UW: “Transportation Decision Making in the Big Data World”
The PacTrans Region 10 Transportation Conference brings together the Pacific Northwest’s transportation community to network and to share current research results and ideas for future collaboration. This year’s conference focuses on how transportation agencies and companies can improve transportation decision making by using modern technology for less costly data collection, improved methods for data sharing, and better decision support tools.
The conference will start with a dynamic plenary session featuring public and private sector views of the benefits offered by open public databases, along with the lessons learned from agencies’ experiences with open data efforts. A lunchtime poster session will include a presentation of current PacTrans research. Afternoon sessions will focus on the changing educational needs of the transportation workforce and the secrets for moving research into practice, whether starting a company, successfully applying for a patent, or simply incorporating research findings into standard agency practice. For more information, download the flier here.