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  • Todd Alexander Litman
    ... VTPI NEWS - TRB Special Edition ... Victoria Transport Policy Institute Efficiency - Equity - Clarity ... January 2013 ... The Victoria Transport Policy
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 8, 2013


                   VTPI NEWS – TRB Special Edition


                    Victoria Transport Policy Institute

                    "Efficiency - Equity - Clarity"


                            January 2013


      The Victoria Transport Policy Institute is an independent research organization dedicated to developing innovative solutions to transportation problems. The VTPI website (http://www.vtpi.org ) has many resources addressing a wide range of transport policy and planning issues. VTPI also provides consulting services.



      The Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting takes place next week, January 13-17, in Washington DC.

      For more information see  http://www.trb.org/AnnualMeeting2013/AnnualMeeting2013.aspx .


      Below are my key sessions. I present two papers, facilitate three panel sessions, and preside at one Subcommittee meeting. I hope to see you there!


      "Local Funding Options for Public Transportation" (http://www.vtpi.org/tranfund.pdf )

      Paper 13-3125, Revenue and Finance Showcase (#296)

      Mon 1/14/2013, 10:45am-12:30pm, Hilton, International Center

      This paper summarizes research concerning potential local public transport funding options. It evaluates seventeen options according to eight criteria, a somewhat larger set of options and more detailed and systematic evaluation process than most previous studies of this type.


      "Safer Than You Think! Revising the Transit Safety Narrative" (http://www.vtpi.org/safer.pdf )

      Innovative Approaches and Case Studies in Transit Management and Performance (#352)

      Monday 14 January, 2:00pm- 3:45pm, Hilton, International Center

      Public transportation is overall a very safe form of travel, yet many people have unjustified fears of this mode. This paper discusses ways that transit agencies can better communicate the relative safety of public transport travel, enhance overall safety and security, and improve passengers’ sense of security.


      Valuing Transportation-Related Data (#458)

      Monday, 14 January, 7:30pm- 9:30pm, Hilton, International West

      This panel session will explore the critical roles data plays in effective transport planning, current data program needs and gaps, and ways to better communicate the value of data programs to decision-makers and the general public.


      Sustainable Transportation Indicators Subcommittee (ADD40[1])

      Tuesday, 15 January, 12:15pm- 1:15pm, Hilton, Columbia Hall 4

      This Subcommittee develops resources for defining, evaluating and monitoring sustainable transportation.


      Transport Data Program Development: International Best Practices, Part 1 (#798) and Part 2 (#824)

      Wednesday, 16 January, 2:30pm- 4:00pm (Part 1), and 4:30pm- 6:00pm (Part 2), Hilton, International West

      These two panel sessions will discuss international experience with transport data program development, lessons learned, and best practices. Experts will describe their programs and discuss a strategic vision for improving data programs and international cooperation.

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      Todd Litman
      Victoria Transport Policy Institute (www.vtpi.org)

      Phone & Fax 250-360-1560
      1250 Rudlin Street, Victoria, BC, V8V 3R7, CANADA
      “Efficiency - Equity - Clarity”


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