UFTI Hosts Reception at 93rd Annual Meeting of TRB

Each January, as it is customary, transportation professionals and practitioners from all over the world convene in Washington, D.C. for the Transportation Research Board’s (TRB) annual meeting. It is easy to spot a “TRBer” busily walking in and out and around the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel or the Omni Shoreham or others, with their name badges hanging around their necks, intense looks on their faces, some wired from an interesting session, and some tired from their long flights to the D.C. area.

During TRB, the largest exchange of information related to the transportation profession occurs, the biggest names in the transportation industry are present and students, the future of the transportation industry, come to learn and disseminate the latest in research and practice. Also during TRB, the UFTI hosts one of the best (it is said) receptions in the area, and this year was no different with faculty, students, staff, alumni, friends of UF, transportation professionals and others in attendance, complete with a Student Poster Showcase & Competition organized by the STRIDE Center, a USDOT grant-funded regional (Southeastern) University Transportation Center housed at UF.