84th annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board
This annual meeting is one of the largest forums in the world on transportation research, policy, and practice. The event will include 500 sessions at which more than 2,500 papers and presentations will be discussed among nearly 9,000 participants. This year's theme is transportation from the customer's perspective. Participants will explore how to provide safe, secure, and integrated transportation systems.
Brian O'Neill, president of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, a nonprofit organization funded by auto insurers and located in Arlington, Va., will be the featured speaker at the Chairman's Luncheon on Jan. 12 from noon to 2 p.m. Balcony seating without lunch is available for press registrants. Tickets, which cost $55, are required for lunch and table seating.
The meeting will be held in three hotels: the Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Road, N.W.; the Omni Shoreham, 2500 Calvert St., N.W.; and the Hilton Washington Hotel and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave., N.W. Newsrooms will be located in all three hotels: Room 8205 at the Marriott Wardman Park; the Council Room at the Omni Shoreham; and the Terrace Conference Room at the Hilton Washington Hotel and Towers. The newsrooms will be open on Jan. 9-11 from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.; Jan. 12 from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Jan. 13 from 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
REGISTRATION IS MANDATORY FOR MEMBERS OF THE NEWS MEDIA. Registration forms are available online at http://trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=4305
. Registered members of the press will receive a CD-ROM compendium of the meeting's papers. More information, including an interactive program to create a personal itinerary, is available online at http://www.trb.org/meeting/
CONTACTS: Office of News and Public Information, 202-334-2138
Russell Houston, TRB, 202-334-3252, or Pliney Davies, TRB, 202-334-3708
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