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

Research Success: How to Create a Freight Research Community That Learns from Failure

Sunday, January 07, 2018, 1:30 PM-4:30 PM, Convention Center 2018
Barbara Ivanov, University of Washington, presiding
Sponsored by Standing Committee on Intermodal Freight Terminal Design and Operations; Standing Committee on Freight Transportation Data; Freight Systems Group; Standing Committee on International Trade and Transportation; Standing Committee on Urban Freight Transportation; and Standing Committee on Agriculture and Food Transportation

Within research communities there tends to be a cultural bias to declare many research efforts a complete success without evidence to that effect.  The fact is that many research efforts initially fail.  How can we change our culture to more openly discuss failure and improve practice-wide learning?  Participants in this workshop will develop foundational principles that committees may use to know if applied transportation research projects are successful.

Principles of Evidence-Based Policy Making
Nick Hart, Bipartisan Policy Center
Collaboration to Increase Port Efficiency: The Supply Chain Optimization Group
Genevieve Giuliano, University of Southern California


CIVITAS in the European Union
Hans Quak, Toegepast Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek (TNO)


Barriers to Urban Freight Policy Implementation - The Case of UCC in Oslo
Astrid Bjorgen


Paris Chronopost Project
Laetitia Dablanc, IFSTTAR


Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) Port Performance Task Force
Thomas Wakeman, RES
U.S. DOT Freight Advanced Traveler Information Systems (FRATIS)
Edward McCormack, University of Washington