EUTRAIN activities during 2013 TRB Annual Meeting

13/01/2013

EUTRAIN project actively participated in the TRB 92nd Annual Meeting, held on January 13-17, 2013 in Washington DC, USA, by contributing in the following sessions:

Monday, January 14, 2013, 1:30 pm – 3:15 pm, Hilton Hotel, Jefferson East
International Research Collaboration and Coordination (Session 329)
Presided by Prof. George Giannopoulos – HIT, Hellenic Institute of Transport
Sponsored by the International Activities Committees (A0010)

This session included presentations by Kevin Womack, US/DOT, and by Alessandro Damiani, European Commission DG RDI, on “European Union‐United States International Transport Symposium Series”, Prof. G. Giannopoulos, HIT, on “Themes and priorities for international transport research cooperative work: results of the global EUTRAIN project workshops”, by Patrick Malléjacq, IFSTTAR, on “ERA‐NET Road and ERA‐NET Transport: Two European Pooled Research Programs”, and by Marcel Rommerts, European Commission DG‐MOVE, on “Setting a Framework in Support to Strategic Transport Technologies in Europe”.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013, 8:00 am – 9:45 am, Hilton Hotel, Embassy
ECTRI/TRB Action Plan Review Subcommittee, Subcommittee of the International Activities Committee
Presided by Prof. George Giannopoulos – HIT, Hellenic Institute of Transport
Sponsored by the International Activities Committee (A0010)

This meeting placed focus on the status and update of the ECTRI/TRB MoU, and in particular on the EUTRAIN project progress report, the ECTRI Scanning Tour 2013 in US and the Young Researchers Seminar 2013. Possible future activities were also discussed.