• TRB 100th Annual Meeting - A Virtual Event

      January 2021

    • Online Program


Annual Meeting Event Detail

Planning Committee for the Transportation Equity 2020 Conference

Tuesday, January 14 6:00 PM- 7:30 PM ET
Gloria Jeff, Minnesota Department of Transportation,
Elizabeth Williams, Massachusetts Department of Transportation,

Beverly G Ward, BGW Associates, LLC
Sponsored by:
Standing Committee on Environmental Justice in Transportation (Changed to Equity in Transportation, AME10, on 4/15/2020) (ADD50)
Standing Committee on Strategic Management (Changed to AJE10 on 4/15/2020) (ABC10)
Standing Committee on Transportation and Sustainability (ADD40)
Standing Committee on Transportation Issues in Major Cities (Changed to City Transportation Issues Coordinating Council, A0030C, on 4/15/2020) (ABE30)
Standing Committee on Public Transportation Planning and Development (AP025)
Standing Committee on Social and Economic Factors of Transportation (ADD20)



  1. Introductions and hello – 5 minutes
  2. Update from the Steering Committee + TRB – 5 minutes
    1. Bill will review recent TRB news and how that affects our conference; Gloria will speak to her goals and objectives for the conference, including the application of research for practitioners

  3. Overall timeline – 10 minutes
    1. Review the timeline that was given to Liz (version 20190608); Liz marked up what was already accomplished and clarified what needs to be done to bring us up to date
      1. Develop Patron Prospectus
      2. Develop Marketing Plan
      3. Webinar for upcoming year?

    2. Move items around in timeline; reassign tasks as necessary (TRB handling hotel/accommodation logistics)

  4. Go over agenda items for the Equity Workshop on Thursday – 25 minutes
    1. Call for papers – what do we want to tell Workshop participants?
      1. Make it clear in the Call for Paper and in the conference announcement (and other materials/resources0 that this more than just a research conference, but an applied practice conference too - a good amount of the focus will be on the policies and processes happening in agencies – work that is being done right now in state DOTs, MPOs, RPAs, etc
      2. Commissioned papers?

    2. Potential participants – what do we want to tell Workshop participants?
      1. We are going out of our way to attract/bring in nontraditional conference attendees, including advocacy groups, nonprofits, non-transportation people (housing, economic and community development, public health, etc)
      2. More interactive panels and forums – maybe bring in a group like the Design Studio for Social Intervention to do creativity labs, interventions, other events

    3. Proposed definition of equity – what do we think? Share the version that Andrea has distributed and use that as a starting point for edits/feedback (see next page)
    4. Discussion of conference themes

  5. Subcommittee breakouts – 30 minutes
    1. Subcommittees should meet to get to know each other, clarify any outstanding questions for the Planning or Steering Committees, understand what their roles and responsibilities are and what they should be working on next
    2. Also spend some time talking about conference themes among smaller groups?
    3. Ideally we would love for Bill to spend 5 minutes with each group

  6. Wrap-up and next steps – 15 minutes
    1. According to the timeline, what are the next items on the list?
    2. What kinds of resources do we need from Bill/TRB to make that happen?
    3. Review of conference planning calendar and Google Drive locations/resources

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