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Transportation Division Program
93rd Annual Meeting
Special Libraries Association
Los Angeles, CA
June 7-13, 2002

Program Coordinator: Send mail to: Mary Ellen Tucker, University of North Carolina, Highway Safety Research Center.

Last modified: 8/21/2002

Main Conference Site Links:
SLA 2002 Conference Web Site
Registration/Housing Web Site

Saturday - June 8

6:00pm - 9:00pm

DTRN Early Arrivals No-Host Dinner

Join other members of the Transportation Division for an evening at Cicada Italian Restaurant. The group will meet at the Holiday Inn lobby @ 6:30 pm. We'll walk 4 blocks to Cicada Italian restaurant @ 617 South Olive next to the Pershing Square Metro stop. Dinner prices ca. $20.00. Restaurant information may be found at http://calendarlive.opentable.com/restaurant_profile.asp?ID=1296

Sunday - June 9

8:30am - 5:00pm
Track: Practitioner's Toolkit
Government Transportation Research Information Committee Meeting (GTRIC)

The morning program will include an update on the TRIS system (Barbara Post), news on the Midwestern Transportation Library Consortium (Roberto Sarmiento), current and upcoming National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) projects for information services (Sandra Tucker), and an update on what's new at the National Transportation Library (Nelda Bravo). The afternoon program will feature a training session on using the US Census Department's Internet products, including: American FactFinder; Censtats; Map Stats; QuickFacts; TIGER & TIGER Map Service Info; Maps Data Extraction System (DES), and Ferret Data. For a complete list of products and software, check: http://www.census.gov/main/www/access.html

- Nelda Bravo, National Transportation Library, U.S. Department of Transportation

- Sandra Tucker, Texas Transportation Institute
- Barbara Post, Transportation Research Board
- Nelda Bravo, National Transportation Library, U.S. Department of Transportation
- Roberto Sarmiento, Northwestern University Transportation Library

Ticketed event No. 365: $50.00

7:00pm - 9:00pm

Transportation Division No-Host Dinner

Join other members of the Transportation Division for an evening at La Golondrina Mexican Café, 17 Olvera Street. The group will meet at 6:30 at the 7th & Flower Metro station, and take the Red Line to Union Station. Olvera Street is across from Union Station.

Monday - June 10

3:00pm - 5:00 pm Los Angeles Metropolitan Transit Authority Library Site Visit

Join members from the Transportation Division as they visit this unique resource. The Dorothy Peyton Gray Transportation Library (Los Angeles MTA) is one of the most comprehensive transit-related, operator-owned resources of material in the United States. The group will assemble at 3:00 at the Southern California Chapter's booth. Led by DTRN member Linda Drake, the group will ride the Metro Rail Red Line to Union Station, which is very close to the Library.

8:00pm - 10:00pm Transportation Division Open House

Enjoy Transportation Division hospitality at our open house. Greet old and new friends over light refreshments.

Tuesday - June 11

7:00am - 8:30am Applications of Geographic Information Systems

This session is one of a series organized by SLA's Geography and Maps Division on the growing use of geographic information systems (GIS) across a wide variety of technical disciplines, including transportation.

- Vanette Schwartz, G & M Division

- Carol Brandt, U.S. Department of Transportation
- Marvin Penner, Natural Resources Department, Pacific Gas & Electric
- (Speaker TBA), EIP Associates, Los Angeles

Sponsored by: Petroleum Abstracts
and ESRI

11:30am - 1:00pm Transportation Division Business Meeting and Luncheon

Business Meeting and Luncheon for the Transportation Division.

- Mary Ellen Tucker, University of North Carolina

Sponsored by: American Society of Civil Engineers

Ticketed event No. 685: $40.00

3:30pm - 5:00pm New Developments in the International Transportation Information Network

Hear reports from two international conferences on worldwide transportation information access and exchange - St. Petersburg, Florida, and Lithuania. This is a great opportunity for networking with transportation librarians from around the world.

Related web site for online access to download proceedings of the International Conference on Accessing Transportation Information Worldwide:

- Lynn Matis, Massachusetts Department of Transportation

- Barbara Post, Transportation Research Board
- Bonnie A. Osif, Penn State University
- Jerome Baldwin, Minnesota Department of Transportation
- Shaun Moran, Transport Canada
- Nelda Bravo, National Transportation Library, U.S. Department of Transportation

Sponsored by: Elsevier Science, Inc.

9:00pm - 11:00pm


Members of the Transportation, Geography and Maps, Environment and Resource Management and Petroleum Divisions will gather to enjoy desserts in a relaxed, late-evening open house.

Sponsored by: Dialog, Inc.
and Factiva, Inc.

Wednesday - June 12

7:00 - 8:45am Transportation Division Executive Board Meeting

Executive Board Meeting of the Transportation Division. A continental breakfast will be served.


- Roberto Sarmiento, Northwestern University Transportation Library

2:00 - 3:30pm Sustainable Communities and Nonmotorized Transportation - Information Resources

Sustainable development, also known as "smart growth" is increasingly promoted as an antidote to urban sprawl that destroys natural areas and promotes dependence on transportation that depends on fossil fuels. A key component is to create an environment that makes nonmotorized transportation - walking and bicycling - a viable means of transportation in the community. Join members from the Transportation and Environment and Natural Resources Divisions, and professionals who plan transportation systems for sustainable communities as they explore this growing trend.
Related web sites:
FHWA's Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (http://www.pedbikeinfo.org/)
FHWA's Transportation and Community System Preservation Pilot Program (http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/////tcsp/index.html)
EPA's Smart Growth home page (http://www.epa.gov/livability/)
American Planning Association (http://www.planning.org/)

- Mary Ellen Tucker, University of North Carolina
- Linda Vida, University of California - Berkeley

- Trent Lethco, Oakland, CA, Metropolitan Transportation Organization
- Mary Ellen Tucker, University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center
- Clark Wilson, Community Design & Architecture Inc., Oakland, CA


4:00pm HOORAY! for Hollywood!

Following the last DTRN conference session, those who are interested in a glimpse of stardom will assemble at the Holiday Inn, and ride the Metro Red Line to Hollywood and Vine for a highly informal tour and dinner together.