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T&DI Committee Meetings

Transportation & Development Institute (T&DI) Committees serve as a key opportunity for members to connect and engage in knowledge exchange and act as advocates for innovative transportation and development. T&DI committee meetings will be held on , at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown. Committee meetings are open to all ICTD 2018 conference attendees.

Schedule - Sunday, July 15

(Subject to change)

T&DI Committee Meetings From 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

  • Airfield Pavement Committee | Sterling 1-3
  • Connected & Autonomous Vehicles Impacts Committee | Brigade
  • Freight & Logistics Committee | Benedum 
  • Highway Construction Committee | Board Room
  • Infrastructure Systems Committee | Smithfield 
  • Public Transport Committee | Forbes 
  • Sustainability & Environment Committee | Traders
  • Transportation Safety Committee | Duquesne 

T&DI Committee Meetings From 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

  • Advanced Technologies Committee | Brigade
  • Aviation Planning & Operations Committee | Benedum 
  • Highway Pavement Committee | Sterling 1-3
  • Planning, Economics, & Finance Committee | Smithfield 
  • Rail Transport Committee | Forbes 
  • Street & Highway Operations Committee | Duquesne 

T&DI Committee Meetings From 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

  • Journal of Transportation Engineering, Part A: Systems | Rivers 

TRB AV070 Committee – Aircraft/Airport Compatibility
Sunday, July 15 | 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. | Benedum 

TRB ABJ70 Committee – Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Computing Applications
Tuesday, July 17 | 5:15 – 6:45 p.m. | Brigade 


T&DI Committee Details

Advanced Technologies Committee

3:00 – 5:00 p.m. | Brigade

Purpose: To provide a forum for the discussion on advanced technologies, and interaction among the varied professional transportation specialties involved. To encourage and guide the ASCE community in seeking out and implementing new opportunities for advanced technology applications in transportation; to provide leadership for ASCE conferences in the application of advanced technologies in transportation. To foster international exchanges and education on advanced technologies.

Chair: Byungkyu (Brian) Park, M.ASCE
Vice Chair: Praveen Edara, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE

ATC Agenda July 2018

Airfield Pavement Committee

1:00 - 3:00 p.m. | Sterling 1-3

Purpose: To study and report on airfield pavement developments and requirements

Chair: Richard L. Boudreau, P.E., M.ASCE, Boudreau Engineering, Inc. 
Vice Chair: Bernadette Caparas, P.E., M.ASCE, MWAA
Secretary: Navneet Garg, Ph.D., Federal Aviation Administration 

APC Agenda Jul 2018

Aviation Planning & Operations Committee

3:00 – 5:00 p.m. | Benedum 

Purpose: To address issues dealing with the planning and design of airport runways, taxiways, aprons, terminals, ground transportation facilities, and support facilities (excepting airfield pavement design) and the safe, secure, and efficient operation of these facilities. The Committee's purpose is to advance the art and science of civil engineering by: (1) promoting the civil engineer's leading role in the planning and design of airports and associated ground transportation facilities, (2) fostering education and research in airport design and operations to improve the civil engineer's analytical and design capabilities, (3) promoting state of the art methods of analysis - including fast-time and real-time simulation - to address planning, security, environmental, and operational issues facing airport operators, national and state aviation agencies, airport users, and the traveling public, (4) promoting advances in the field of airport planning and design by civil engineering, (5) working with other technical divisions of the Society demonstrated in the relationship between their concerns and airport planning and development.

Chair: Amiy Varma, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE
Vice Chair: Vivek Khanna, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASC

APOC Agenga July 2018

Connected & Autonomous Vehicles Impact Committee

1:00 – 3:00 p.m. | Brigade

Purpose: To a) Track advancements of the CAV technologies and evaluate potential impacts of the advancements on transportation and development policy, research, and practice; b) Inform relevant entities for preparation in adapting to the potential changes; and c) Foster collaborations between CAV technology providers and transportation agencies and companies.

Co-Chair: Jianming Ma, P.E., Ph.D., M.ASCE
Co-Chair: Yinhai Wang, Ph.D., M.ASCE

CAV Agenda Jul 2018

Freight & Logistics Committee

1:00 – 3:00 p.m. | Benedum 

Purpose: To address all types of intermodal freight transportation, including rail-water, rail-highway, highway- water, and highway-air modal combinations. All aspects that impact freight movement, such as rates, routes, services, transfer facilities, and containers are considered. The purpose of the committee is to advance the art and science of civil engineering by: (1) promoting the civil engineer's leading role in intermodal transportation, (2) disseminating information regarding state of the art technology as applicable to intermodal transportation, (3) fostering education and research in intermodal matters, and (4) collaborating with other technical committees of the Society and with multimodal committees of other organizations.

Chair: Alison Conway, Ph.D., A.M.ASCE

Freight and Logistics Committee Agenda July 2018

Highway Construction Committee

1:00 – 3:00 p.m. | Board Room

Purpose: To participate in the development and dissemination of best practices for transportation project construction; to develop and encourage the use of new methods and procedures for the sound and economic construction of transportation projects; to sponsor activities designed to increase the over-all knowledge of construction methods, equipment, materials, and cost; to investigate and report on specific problems in the field of transportation construction, maintenance, and operation; to act as a focal point within the Society for all activities relating to transportation project construction; and to cooperate with other committees both within and outside of the Society to effect the above objectives.

Chair: Rajib Mallick, P.E., M.ASCE
Vice Chair: James Gallagher, P.E., F.ASCE
Secretary: Robert Scancella, P.E., M.ASCE

HCC Agenda July 2018

Highway Pavement Committee

3:00 – 5:00 p.m. | Sterling 1-3

Purpose: To gather, review, develop, evaluate, and present newly developed technologies and other information in the areas of Pavement Design, Construction, Maintenance, and Rehabilitation. This information will be shared with the international pavement community, in a timely manner, in the form of technical presentations at conferences, ASCE sponsored publications and other means of telecommunications. The committee will also partner with other entities from the industry and other Federal, State, and local agencies to foster the delivery of the above services to the International Pavement Community.

Chair: Hasan Ozer, A.M.ASCE
Vice Chair: Muhammad Kutay, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE

HPC Agenda July 2018

Infrastructure Systems Committee

1:00 – 3:00 p.m. | Smithfield 

Purpose: To study, evaluate, and report on current practices and promote new developments in the science of infrastructure management. The committee's focus is on broad infrastructure related practices such as: Planning & Development, Operations & Maintenance, and improving Infrastructure Management Strategies as they relate to transportation, public works, and parks and recreation infrastructure systems. Scientific and civil engineering disciplines include inventory management, condition assessment, deterioration modeling, evaluation of impacts of deteriorating infrastructure, decision making, and financing strategies. The committee activities include the promotion of new and cross-cutting technologies such as computer-aided decision support, the development of analytical models, automated data collection techniques, and other products via specialty conferences, web pages, white papers and other special projects.

Chair: Diniece Peters, EIT, A.M.ASCE
Vice Chair: Carlos Chang, P.E., M.ASCE

ISC Agenda July 2018

Journal of Transportation Engineering, Part A: System

5:00 – 6:00 p.m. | Rivers 

The Journal of Transportation Engineering, Part A: Systems contains technical and professional engineering articles on the planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of air, highway, rail, and urban transportation systems and infrastructure. Specific topics include management of roads, bridges, and transit systems; traffic management technology and intelligent transportation systems; connected and automated vehicle impacts; highway engineering; railway engineering; and economics, safety, and environmental aspects of transportation.

Editorial Board

Editor in Chief: Chris T. Hendrickson, Ph.D., Hon.M.ASCE, Carnegie Mellon University

Managing Editor: Laurence R. Rilett, Ph.D., P.E., University of Nebraska, Lincoln

Editor in Chief Emeritus: Kumares C. Sinha, Ph.D., P.E., Hon. M.ASCE, Purdue University

Planning, Economics & Finance Committee

3:00 – 5:00 p.m. | Smithfield 

Purpose: To study and disseminate information on technical and policy aspects of transportation planning, economics, and finance, including topics such as travel demand modeling, data collection and analysis, system management, project evaluation, roadway pricing and cost-effectiveness. To advance effective planning, evaluation, and assessment of transportation systems by exchange of information on experience and outcomes through professional conferences/meetings, webinars, publications, and other communication mechanisms.

Chair: Samuel Labi, Ph.D., M.ASCE

PEF Committee Agenda July 2018

Public Transport Committee

1:00 – 3:00 p.m. | Forbes 

Purpose: To examine and evaluate the developments in public transport modes, with emphasis on the planning, design, construction, and rehabilitation of capital facilities; and further to address such developments from both technical and management considerations; and to sponsor publications and meetings to disseminate state-of-the-art information.

Chair: Steven Lee Jones, M.ASCE

Public Transport Committee Agenda July 2018

Rail Transport Committee

3:00 – 5:00 p.m. | Forbes 

Purpose: To advance the science and civil engineering applications of the rail transportation mode that is currently transporting seventy percent of the total multi-modal freight by tonnage, and that is subjected to new passenger transportation challenges in the USA. The central purpose of the Rail Transportation Committee (RTC) is to reflect the growing interest in rail transport to further enhance the benefits inherent to the rail mode, such as high efficiency of energy use, the effectiveness of land utilization, direct access to city centers, and major environmental advantages. Also, the RTC looks at theoretical and practical aspects of high-speed rail passenger transportation, in the high-speed rail field, major reductions of travel times, and unequaled travel safety. Theoretical and practical aspects of high- speed rail passenger transportation are, therefore, an indispensable component of the RTC's activities, that involve also technological and economic issues of multipurpose utilization of existing active and inactive railway lines and right of ways.

Chair: Hai Huang, P.E., M.ASCE
Vice Chair: Dimitris Rizos, C.Eng., M.ASCE

Rail Transport Committee Agenda July 2018

Street & Highway Operations Committee

3:00 – 5:00 p.m. | Duquesne 

Purpose: To review, develop, promote, advance, and put into practice concepts, standards and technology to achieve the safe, efficient, and reliable movement of people and goods on streets and highways.

Chair: Majed Al-Ghandour, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE
Vice Chair: Srikanth Panguluri, P.E., M.ASCE

SHOC Agenda July 2018

Sustainability & Environment Committee

1:00 – 3:00 p.m. | Traders

Purpose: The mission of the ASCE T&DI Committee on Sustainability and Environment (CSE) is to engage transportation and development engineers, environmental scientists, social scientists and other professionals in the development and dissemination of information and knowledge pertaining to improving the sustainability of transportation and urban development. The CSE considers the full life cycle of transportation and urban development, including planning, design, construction, operation and renewal of urban places, transportation facilities and related systems. The CSE focuses on systems issues related to the interactions of transportation systems and urban development with the natural, social and institutional environments, and their impacts on economic development and human quality of life.

Chair: John Harvey, P.E., M.ASCE
Co-Chair: Baabak Ashuri, Ph.D., A.M.ASCE

Sustainability & Environment Agenda July 2018

Transportation Safety Committee

1:00 – 3:00 p.m. | Duquesne 

Purpose: To disseminate safety information and to provide education and training pertaining to safety issues related to the planning, design, construction, and operation of transportation facilities. The committee's emphasis will be on increasing safety awareness of all aspects of transportation infrastructure operations and improvement.

Chair: Sunanda Dissanayake, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE
Vice Chair: Deogratias Eustace, P.E., M.ASCE

Transportation Safety Committee Agenda July 2018

Locations of T&DI Committee Meetings at ICTD 2018 may change. Please check back for final room assignments.

TRB Committee Meetings at ICTD

TRB AV070 Committee – Aircraft/Airport Compatibility

Sunday, July 15 | 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. | Benedum 

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) AV070 - Aircraft/Airport Compatibility Committee is concerned with the development and application of techniques for analyzing the interface of civil aircraft with the airport and its environs and for providing a basis for decisions concerning design and operations of aircraft and airports that are compatible, integrated and cost-effective.

TRB ABJ70 Committee – Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Computing Applications

Tuesday, July 17 | 5:15 – 6:45 p.m. | Brigade 

The scope of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) ABJ70 - Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Computing Applications is to provide a focal point for all forms of artificial intelligence and advanced computing research activities across the various transportation-related disciplines, and to act as a forum for the evaluation and dissemination of information relative to the benefits of the technology to the transportation profession. The ABJ70 Mission is to serve as a technical forum on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and advanced computing solutions for the promotion of research on and their application to transportation problems, for the evaluation of their theoretical and practical merits, and for the dissemination of those solutions that are deemed credible and potentially useful to the transportation community.


Additional meetings are taking place on Sunday, July 15th at the Wyndham Grand Hotel. If you are seeking information about a particular meeting and don't see it listed on this page, please contact Debi Denney at [email protected] for more information.

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