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America Walks Attends TRB Annual Meeting

This past week America Walks staff had the pleasure of attending Transportation Research Board’s (TRB) Annual Meeting in Washington D.C. This Conference, with the theme Transportation Innovation: Leading the Way in an Era of Rapid Change was full of important and interesting transportation research and attracted over 13,000 people from around the world. With over 800 sessions and workshops addressing everything from policy to research to practice this conference had something for everyone.

One of the highlights of the week was a plenary session with Secretary Anthony Foxx who shared his vision for transportation in the next era and charged the attendees with being forward thinking and inclusive about our plans for transportation in the future. The America Walks staff also had the opportunity to attend the pedestrian committee meeting during the conference where we shared some of our most recent work and heard what other pedestrian advocates are researching and putting into practice. We look forward to partnering with many of our new friends from TRB in the coming months.