RailTEC Contributions to TRB

RailTEC will make a positive impact again this year at the 100th Annual Transportation Research Board (TRB) Meeting. RailTEC students, faculty, staff and alumni are referenced over 60 times in the meeting program, including 36 authors. Click here for a guide to 2021 RailTEC contributions at TRB.

 Dr. Avery Grimes

In addition, RailTEC alumni Dr. Avery Grimes, who was formerly the TRB Rail Chair, has been formally appointed as the TRB Technical Activities Council (TAC) Chair starting in April 2021.  Illinois assistant professor Eleftheria (Ria) Kontou will also be serving on the TAC representing the TRB Young Members Council. 

The 2021 TRB annual meeting is a virtual event and will be held throughout the month of January. Committee Meetings will be held January 5–8 and 11–15 while sessions and exhibits are on January 21–22 and 25–29. The spotlight theme for the meeting is Launching a New Century of Mobility and Quality of Life. It will feature dozens of sessions on how COVID-19 has impacted transportation and how transportation professionals and researchers are responding.  This meeting covers all transportation modes, addressing topics of interest to policy makers, administrators, practitioners, researchers, and representatives of government, industry, and academic institutions.