See You at TRB 2019

Will you be at the Transportation Research Board’s 2019 Annual Meeting in Washington DC next month? Members of our team of researchers, designers, and planners will be attending the conference and sharing their knowledge of cutting-edge issues in active transportation and beyond.

Interested in using your skills to improve active transportation and Vision Zero research? We are currently looking for a Director of Research to lead our practice developing new methods and standards for active transportation and multimodal streets across the continent. Are you looking for a job that lets you apply your thinking directly to projects and make an impact right away? This is the opportunity for you.

Here’s where you can hear from our team, and where they will be participating as members or friends of various TRB committees:

Sunday, January 13:

Workshop 1047A – The Rapid Rise in Pedestrian Fatalities: Changing Driver and Pedestrian Behavior to Save Pedestrian Lives (Ticket Required)


9:00am – 5:00pm

Frank Proulx, PhD, Presiding


Workshop 1036 – Risky Business?: Exploring What Lies Ahead for Designing Roads for All Users

Convention Center – Salon B, 

9:00am – 12:00pm

Bill Schultheiss, P.E., presenting

Toole Design Vice President Bill Schultheiss will participate in this combination workshop and panel discussion focused “on achieving the integration of pedestrian and bicycle facilities, including accessible features, into road projects, including those at alternative or innovative intersections.” He will discuss the role of professional ethics in transportation planning and engineering for non-motorized modes, and the importance of guidance that meets the needs of all road users.

Free and open to the public.


Careers in Motion Networking Fair

Convention Center – Exhibit Hall A


Anikwenze Ogbue, P.E., Rachael Thompson PanikAlexandra “Zan” Frackelton, AICP

Interested in applying your skills to making streets work for people of all ages and abilities, regardless of mode? Visit our booth at the 2nd annual TRB Careers in Motion Networking fair! We’ll be there to answer your questions about the world of multimodal transportation, from the latest research to tried-and-tested best practices. If you are a current college or graduate student, please ask us about Internship opportunities!


Monday, January 14:

Poster: Does Walking and Bicycling More Mean Exercising Less? Evidence from the US and the Netherlands

Emerging Research in Health & Transportation, Convention Center, Hall A

Rachael Thompson Panik


Poster: Innovative Applications of Dockless Bikeshare Data: Washington DC and Montgomery County, Maryland.

Collecting and Analyzing Pedestrian Data, Convention Center Hall A

10:15am – 12:00pm

Alexandra “Zan” Frackelton, AICP; Frank Proulx, PhD


Tuesday, January 15:

Poster: High Injury Networks – Why, When, and How to Use Them: A Case Study

Transportation Safety Management from Start to Finish, Convention Center Hall A

8:00am – 9:45am

Frank Proulx, PhD


Lectern 1645: Innovations in Collecting and Analyzing Pedestrian and Bicyclist Data

Convention Center 152B

6:00pm – 7:30pm

Frank Proulx, PhD, Presiding


Wednesday, January 16:

Standing Committee on Public Transportation Planning and Development (AP025)

Marriott Marquis, Union Station (M3)

8:00am – 12:00pm

RJ Eldridge, Presenter

RJ Eldridge will present a brief summary of the process and outcomes of TCRP Synthesis 132 – Public Transit and Bikesharing, a new report from the Transit Cooperative Research Program on the relationship between public transportation and the growing body of knowledge surrounding bike sharing.


Bicycle and Pedestrian Data (ABJ35(3)), Joint Subcommittee of ABJ35, ABJ20, ABJ30, ABJ40, ANF20, ANF10)

Marriott Marquis, Liberty J (M4)

12:15pm – 2:15pm

Frank Proulx, PhD, Leadership Team Member


Thursday, January 17:

Exploring the Complexity of Pedestrian Fatality Trends: Understanding the Underlying System

Workshop, Convention Center, 202A

8:00am – 12:00pm

Ian Lockwood, P.E., Panelist

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