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NGTS Faculty and MiTSO Attend TRB Transportation Meeting

A group from the Michigan Transportation Student Organization (MiTSO), along with six CEE faculty members, traveled to D.C. to learn more about the latest issues and innovations involving transportation.| Short Read

Civil and Environmental Engineering faculty and students recently attended one of the world’s largest gatherings of transportation professionals. The Transportation Research Board (TRB) held their 97th Annual Meeting in Washington D.C on January 7-11, 2018. A group from the Michigan Transportation Student Organization (MiTSO), along with six CEE faculty members, traveled to D.C. to learn more about the latest issues and innovations involving transportation.

The TRB Annual Meeting attracts more than 13,000 transportation professional from all around the world. The event involves over 5,000 presentations in nearly 800 sessions and workshops, addressing topics of interest to policy makers, administrators, practitioners, researchers, and representatives of government, industry, and academic institutions.

  • MITSO TRB Transportation Meeting
  • MITSO TRB Transportation Meeting
  • MITSO TRB Transportation Meeting
  • MITSO TRB Transportation Meeting

The theme for the 2018 TRB meeting was “Transportation: Moving the Economy of the Future.” Many of the presentations centered around the hot-button topics of resilience and sustainability, transportation and public health and transformational technologies.

CEE’s Next Generation Transportation Systems (NGTS) faculty and students are actively working on technical research focused on these very topics, making the annual TRB Meeting the top transportation event for NGTS.

TRB is one of seven program units of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. TRB engages engineers, scientists, and other transportation researchers and practitioners from the public and private sectors and academia.

The undergraduate and graduate students group was accompanied to the Annual Meeting by CEE faculty members Tierra Bills, Henry Liu, Neda Masoud, Yafeng Yin, Branko Kerkez, and Jerome Lynch.

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Researchers
  • Tierra Bills

    Tierra Bills

    Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

  • Branko Kerkez

    Branko Kerkez

    Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

  • Henry Liu

    Henry Liu

    Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

  • Jerome Lynch

    Jerome Lynch

    Professor Civil and Environmental Engineering and Donald Malloure Department Chair

  • Neda Masoud

    Neda Masoud

    Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

  • Yafeng Yin

    Yafeng Yin

    Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

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