TRB 98th Annual Meeting

The TRB 98th Annual Meeting took place in Washington, D.C. USA from 13 to 17 January 2019. The meeting program covered all transportation modes, with more than 5,000 presentations in nearly 800 sessions and workshops, addressing topics of interest to policy makers, administrators, practitioners, researchers, and representatives of government, industry, and academic institutions. Several sessions and workshops focused on the spotlight theme for the 2019 meeting: Transportation for a Smart, Sustainable, and Equitable Future.

The final TRB 2019 programme is available here:

ECTRI contributed to the Conference by supporting a number of sessions and giving a European flavour to the Annual Meeting.

January 14, 2019

The Transport Research Arena Conference TRA 2020 was presented at the International Cooperation Committee (A0010) meeting by ECTRI Secretary General Caroline Alméras. More details: 

January 15, 2019

ECTRI supported workshop on Social Impacts of Connected, Automated Vehicles: A Research Agenda (1505) with presentations from ECTRI Members Angel Aparicio (UPM) and Gaele Lesteven (IFSTTAR). But also, Susan Shaheen (University of California, Berkeley) and Timothy Papandreou (Emerging Transport Advisors) More details:

Furthermore, progresses of ECTRI-TRB MoU actions were presented at the International Engagement & Monitoring of International Cooperative Agreements Subcommittee A0010(3). More details: 

At the same meeting, the H2020 BE OPEN “European forum and oBsErvatory for OPEN science in transport” project was presented by Professor Maria Boile. BE OPEN aims to create a common understanding on the practical impact of Open Science and to identify and put in place the mechanisms to make it a reality in transport research. Openness, transparency, fairness, reproducibility of science are key aspects around which BE OPEN will seek to establish the ground rules for the transport research communities. Presentation is available below.

ECTRI is involved in the BE OPEN project as Dissemination and Engagement WP leader together with ECTRI Members CERTH-HIT (Coordinator), TOI, NTUA, DLR, BME and CDV (as ECTRI TPs), AIT and LNEC (as FEHRL TPs).


European forum and oBsErvatory for OPEN science in transport – BE OPEN by Maria Boile (pdf)