Moderator: Ángel Aparicio (UPM)

The scope and objectives of the ECTRI-TRB Task Force include implementing an action plan resulting from the ECTRI-TRB Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed in 2017.

The MoU is to encourage greater international cooperation and collaboration in transportation research between partners of both parties. Each action in the plan serves to achieve one or more of the following objectives:

  • enhance an exchange of information on national and international research projects,
  • facilitate regular contact between European and American researchers in the field of transport,
  • cooperate on the preparation of the next generation of transport researchers in Europe and the US, and
  • exchange experiences concerning the management of transport research.


« ECTRI-TRB report » on EU/US Transport research collaboration: challenges and opportunities, February 2009


ECTRI-TRB MoU 10 years celebration at TRB 2016


At the TRB 95th Annual Meeting which took place between January 10–14, 2016, in Washington, D.C, with a series of events supported by ECTRI. This Annual Meeting was a special occasion, as ECTRI celebrated 10 years of cooperation with TRB.




Signature of new ECTRI-TRB MoU at TRB 2017

At the TRB 96th Annual Meeting held in Washington, D.C. from January 8–12, 2017, ECTRI and TRB, renewed their 10 years’ partnership by signing a new Memorandum of Understanding with the objective to foster and facilitate greater synergies for information-sharing and cooperation between the two organisations on January 12th, 2017. This MoU will be implemented by a three year action plan.


Neil Pederson, TRB Executive Director and Mark Robinson, ECTRI President