40 Kittelson team members will be attending the 100th Transportation Research Board (TRB) Annual Meeting from January 5-29, 2021. (It will also be the first-ever virtual TRB Annual Meeting–you can read what to expect on our blog!)

We hope to see you at our workshops, presentations, poster sessions and lecterns! Looking forward to sharing and learning with you as we discuss the biggest research questions affecting today’s communities. Here’s where you can find us:

Kittelson’s TRB Schedule

Wednesday, January 6

2:00 PM—5:00 PM ET
Committee Meeting Conference, ACP60(1); Research, ACP60(2); Outreach, ACP60(3) Subcommittees

Thursday, January 7

2:00 PM—5:00 PM ET
Committee Meeting Bicycle Transportation Committee

Tuesday, January 12

12:00 PM—1:30 PM ET
Committee Meeting Truck and Bus Technology Subcommittee 


2:00 PM—5:00 PM ET
Committee Meeting Performance Effects of Geometric Design Committee

This committee is concerned with all aspects of geometric design for components of the roadway system, with emphasis on research to inform geometric design policies, guidance, and best practices. The Committee scope includes the development of frameworks, methods, and tools to support performance-based geometric design approaches that speak to measurable performance outcomes such as road user safety and operational quality of service.

Thursday, January 14

12:00 PM—1:30 PM ET
Committee Meeting Leadership Subcommittee, ACP40(6) – Recent HCM Research

Friday, January 22

10:00 AM—1:00 PM ET
Careers in Motion Networking Fair

Kittelson is excited to participate in the virtual iteration of TRB’s career fair. Career fair participants will have the opportunity to live chat directly with hiring managers and learn about job opportunities. Learn more here.

Careers in Motion

10:00 AM—1:00 PM ET
Workshop Adapting Managed Lanes in the Era of Transformational Technologies and Unforeseen Events

This workshop will explore ideas for adapting managed lanes, establishing their operational guidelines, and modifying existing infrastructure to prepare for and accommodate the potential impacts of new technologies (CAV, shared mobilities, MaaS) and their novel applications. It will also focus on changes associated with operational and revenue aspects of managed lanes due to unforeseen disruptors such as weather-related events or pandemics like COVID-19. The workshop will include several breakout sessions to engage the audience and draw out their experiences and insights.

10:00 AM—1:00 PM ET
Workshop Safety Performance Decision Making: Advancing Research Through Implementation

This workshop will build on the 2019 TRB Annual Meeting podium session, Using the Highway Safety Manual in the Real World, and the 2020 Use of Safety Performance in Day-to-Day Decision-Making workshop.  The workshop will advance the science of safety analysis, decision making, and putting research into practice. A key objective is to identify gaps that may lead to future research, resource development, or training needs. This workshop will present interactive case studies, discuss unique aspects of safety performance calculations, outcomes and use in day-to-day transportation decision making and offer suggestions for addressing needs and communicating results to obtain outcomes

10:00 AM—1:00 PM ET
Workshop Applications of Machine Learning to Transportation

This workshop will provide recent in-depth examples that illustrate how ML can be applied to solve practical transportation problems. The presentations will focus on how ML methods are developed, tested, and deployed to solve different types of challenging problems including demand and traffic prediction, asset management, event detection and classification, traffic safety, system control, traffic management, etc.

10:00 AM—1:00 PM ET
Workshop Breaking Down Silos to Embrace Life in a Multimodal Performance Based Solution

Transportation professionals around the world are challenged to improve the safety and mobility of their transportation network to serve multimodal users. This workshop will begin with brief discussions of perspectives and issues associated with ‘silos’ within the transportation industry, such as institutional, organizational, planning/design, and operations/safety/design, as well as highlighting success stories how agencies have broken down these types silos. This will be followed by breakout sessions, where participants will engage in continuing identifying ongoing ‘silos’ and their associated challenges, what were done to break these down, as well as identifying needs and gaps to obtain answers to ongoing questions.

Monday, January 25

11:30 AM—1:00 PM ET
Poster Session Extreme Weather and Climate Change Resilience

  • Megan Morrow presenting: A Comparison of Mapping Methodologies Identifying Transportation Disadvantaged Populations and Extreme Weather Risk

1:00 PM—2:30 PM ET
Poster Session Exposure to Risk, Stress, Conflicts, and Crashes: Innovative Pedestrian Safety Analysis Methods

  • Paul Ryus presenting: Measuring Pedestrian Level of Stress in Urban Environments: A Naturalistic Walking Pilot Study


Tuesday, January 26

11:30 PM—1:00 PM ET
Poster Session Safety Performance and Analysis, Act 1: Pedestrians, Bicyclists, E-Bikes, and Couriers (Act 2, Session 1202; Act 3, Session 1295; Act 4, Session 1327)

  • Spencer Maddox presenting: Automated Video Processing for Pedestrian-Vehicle Conflict Analysis

1:00 PM—2:30 PM ET
Poster Session Highway Capacity and Quality of Service for Interrupted Flow Facilities 2021

  • Bastian Schroeder presenting: Highway Capacity Manual (HCM) Capacity Adjustment Factor (CAF) Development for Connected and Automated Traffic at Signalized Intersections

2:30 PM—4:00 PM ET
Poster Session Multimodal Traffic Signal Control

  • Burak Cesme, Ryan Casburn, and Kevin Lee presenting: Development of Pedestrian Recall versus Actuation Guidelines for Pedestrian Crossings at Signalized Intersections

Wednesday, January 27

10:00 AM—11:30 AM ET
Lectern What to Expect in the Upcoming HCM 6.1 Edition

2:30 PM—4:00 PM ET
Poster Session Graduate Student Research in Geometric Design and Performance

  • Zachary Bugg presenting: Design, Operations and Traffic Management, Safety and Human Factors

Thursday, January 28

1:00 PM—2:30 PM ET
Poster Session Bus System Operations, Technology, and Applications, Part 1 (Part 2, Session 1393)

  • Spencer Maddox presenting: Using GTFS to Calculate Travel Time Savings Potential of Bus Preferential Treatments

Friday, January 29

11:30 AM—1:00 PM ET
Poster Session Strengthening the Linkages between Geometric Design and Roadway Performance

  • Pete Jenior presenting: Operations and Traffic Management, Transportation, General