January 13-17, 2019
Washington, D.C.
TRB 98th Annual Meeting

The Nexus of Transportation and Environmental Health Governance: Intersections and Collisions Across and Within Borders

Sunday, January 08, 2017, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM, Convention Center 2017
O. A. Elrahman, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI); Georgios Giannopoulos, Academy of Athens; Heidi Guenin, GridWorks, presiding
Sponsored by Standing Committee on International Cooperation; and Joint Subcommittee on Health and Transportation

Policies aimed at protecting or improving the well-being of people have at times caused direct or indirect impacts on other levels of policy and law. This workshop considers case studies and analyses of transportation decisions made at the subnational level that have had impacts on environmental health, which is influenced by national and international regulations, laws, and protocols. Studies also analyze how governance of transportation-related decisions may deviate from or collide with existing international and national rules.

UC Davis
Daniel Sperling, University of California, Davis


Texas A&M
Josias Zietsman, Texas A&M Transportation Institute


Urban Transport and Poverty: Mobility and Accessibility Effects of Bus Rapid Transit Systems in Cali and Lima
Lynn Scholl, Inter-American Development Bank


Aging Populations and Mobility Policies: Implications for Safety, Health, and the Environment
Evangelos Bekiaris, CERTH-HIT


Transport Strategies and Health Assessment: Lessons from Greater London
Jennifer Mindell, UCL


Role of Transportation Policies, Protocols, and Regulations in Mitigating Environmental Health Risks
Rae Zimmerman, New York University


Mobility Patterns, Physical Activities, and Safety: Case Studies from Ahmedabad, India, and Mexico City, Mexico
Amit Bhatt, WRI; Claudia Adriazola-delgado, WRI


Opportunities for considering health in urban transportation policy making in Latin America
Daniel Rodriguez, University of California