• TRB 100th Annual Meeting - A Virtual Event

      January 2021

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Annual Meeting Event Detail

Workshop 896

Strategic Planning for Decarbonization Pathways for U.S. Transportation

Thursday, January 12 8:00 AM- 12:00 PM ET
Timothy Sexton, Minnesota Department of Transportation,
Steven Cliff, California Air Resources Board (CARB)

Sponsored by:
Standing Committee on Transportation and Sustainability (ADD40)

A brief overview of how this strategic planning has worked in other countries will be presented. We will review examples of a framework broken out into three educational areas: cars and other vehicles, fuels, and human action and behavior, now supported by a transition platform and secretariat devoted to this work. The Strategic Innovation Agenda identifies challenges, development, and barriers to achieve a fossil-fuel-free vehicle fleet by 2030, along with a map of the activities and measures necessary.

Strategic Planning for Decarbonization Pathways for US Transportation Sector, Thursday, 8-noon, Conv. Center, Salon A, Chairs: Tim Sexton (MnDOT) & Steve Cliff (CA), Chair of the International Symposium (EC/USDOT/TRB) on Transportation, CC Mitigation to be held in May 2017

8:00        Introductory remarks (15 min) Tim Sexton, Steve Cliff, Marie Venner, and invitees, Overview of May 2017 Climate Mitigation Symposium Planning.  Desire to identify strategies/areas for substantial action, impediments, paths forward , research needs, calls for papers, teams and sessions for this meeting and another in 2018.  


8:20        Review session details (10 min) – tight schedule, please take a break as needed


8:30        10 minute overviews of Sessions/Latest by Decarbonization Subject Area

·         Mitigation/decarbonization Planning Overview, air quality and healthmarie@vennerconsulting.com

·         Shared mobility and transit:  Sharon Feigon, sharon@sharedusemobilitycenter.org

·         EV transition:  Dan Welch, WelchD@c2es.org 

·         Land use and demand considerations: giovanni.circella@ce.gatech.edu

·         DataJohanna.Levene@nrel.gov

·         Indicators:  Stark, Seth StarkS@wsdot.wa.gov

·         Bicycle/Ped: Ralph Buehler, ralphbu@vt.edu

·         Platforms for transition support: Mattias Goldmann, mattias.goldmann@fores.se

·         Closing and introduction to the second part


10 am    BREAK


10:15   Roundtable discussions to identify issues & next steps, formation of teams.  Chatham House Rules: "When a meeting, or part thereof, is held under the Chatham House Rule, participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed." (i.e., can say, a state DOT said or a city practitioner said…) the focus is to come up with strategies and next steps.  Teams can exchange contact information and we will create google docs for joint work, out of the meeting.

·         Groups should select someone to speak at the end/report out

·         Submit notes via email to marie@rapidshift.net or leave in online google doc for others to add and work to continue

·         Identify

o   Key needs to be addressed for action to occur and next steps.  These might be framed as research statements or actions, who, etc.

o   Local level actions that could help implement

o   State level actions that could help implement


11:30     Half hour report out and large group response/discussion about next steps


Noon     Adjourn


Title Presentation Number
Table Leader 1
Simon Edwards, Ricardo
Platforms for transition support
Mattias Goldmann, Fores 2030
Seth Stark, Washington State Department of Transportation
Johanna Levene, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
Land use and demand considerations
Giovanni Circella, University of California, Davis
Ralph Buehler, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech)
EV transition
Dan Welch, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions
Shared mobility and transit
Sharon Feigon, Shared-Use Mobility Center
Mitigation/decarbonization Planning Overview, air quality and health
Marie Venner, Venner Consulting
Opening Remarks and Address
Cornie Huizenga, CAI-Asia

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