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1999 Transportation Division Programs
Minneapolis - June 6-10, 1999

Last modified: 10-19-99

Sunday - June 6

8:30am - 3:00pm

Government Transportation Research Information Committee Meeting (GTRIC)

To be held at the Minnesota DOT Library. The GTRIC program will provide a forum for discussion of practical issues of importance to state, provincial, and other government transportation libraries, focusing on Minnesota's cooperative transportation library program as one model.

Transportation provided. Meet at the Ball Room Entrance to the Convention Center on 2nd Ave.

Sponsor: West Group, EBSCO, FHWA
Moderator: Jerry Baldwin
Speakers: Bob Benke, Minnesota Dept. of Transportation
  David Johnson, Minnesota Dept. of Transportation
  Micky Ruiz, Minnesota Dept. of Transportation
  Nelda Bravo, Federal Highway Administration
  Barbara Post, Transportation Research Board
  Tom Palmerlee, Transportation Research Board
  Bob Zarnetske, Bureau of Transportation Statistics

Ticketed event

6:00pm -

No Host Dinner

A chance to meet new members and old friends.

Meet in the lobby of the Hyatt Regency Hotel.

Coordinators: Nelda Bravo, Federal Highway Administration
  Roberto Sarmiento, Northwestern University

Monday - June 7

10:15 - 11:45am

What's Happening with the National Transportation Library

The transportation reauthorization legislation passed in June 1998 mandated the development of a National Transportation Library (NTL). Staff from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics at the U.S. Department of Transportation working on the NTL project will discuss current initiatives and future plans of the NTL.

Division sponsor: Networking Committee
Moderator: Daniel Krummes, ITS, University of California, Berkeley
Speakers: Chris Berendes, Bureau of Transportation Statistics
  Janice Bain-Kerr, Bureau of Transportation Statistics
  Cindy Sparkman, Bureau of Transportation Statistics
12:00 - 1:15pm

Business Meeting & Lunch

Sponsors: Jane's Information Group
  American Society of Civil Engineers
Moderator: Barbara Post, Transportation Research Board

Ticketed event.


Tour Traffic Management Center

The Traffic Management Center in Minneapolis is a state-of-the art traffic facility using the latest advanced technology to control congestion. There will be a video describing the traffic management program as well as a guided tour to view the facility and equipment used to coordinate traffic in Minneapolis.

Meet at the Ball Room Entrance to the Convention Center on 2nd Ave.

(Hosted Event)

3:00 - 4:30pm

Association Information Services Caucus Roundtable

These roundtable discussions are an excellent opportunity to learn and network. Choose any of six concurrent sessions on subjects including web development, surviving organizational restructuring, marketing, etc.

Sponsor: Elsevier Science
Coordinator: Janice Dluzynski, American Trucking Associations
3:00 - 4:30pm

International Information Services Caucus Roundtable

This meeting is a networking and business meeting to energize membership and the focus is on future programs. Refreshments will be served.

Coordinator: Polin Lei, Arizona Health Science Library
9:00 - 11:00pm Open House - Hyatt Regency, Room - Greenway DE

Tuesday - June 8

7:30 - 8:45am

Executive Board Meeting

Moderator: Mary Silva, Arizona Department of Transportation,
9:00 - 10:15am

Applying Knowledge Management for Real: Case Studies of the Automotive Industry

Information specialists from two major corporations discuss how they have developed knowledge management systems to provide their users with up to date information on automotive and vehicular issues. The session will demonstrate knowledge management approaches that can provide insight into how you might put some of these techniques or principles to use in your information center.

Sponsor: Inmagic, Inc.
Moderator: Renee McHenry, Ernst & Young Center for Business Knowledge TM
Speakers: Francis J. Cizmar, Ernst & Young Center for Business Knowledge TM
  Maryanne Ward, Paccar Technical Center
1:30 - 2:45pm

Harnessing Information: AASHTO and KDOT Case Study

Rapid and efficient handling of information is critical to AASHTO and its member departments. This panel will discuss current improvements in information handling at AASHTO headquarters and Kansas Department of Transportation's advances in the development and implementation of document management and workflow.

Moderators: Nelda Bravo, Federal Highway Administration
Speakers: Sunny Schust, AASHTO
  Sue Swartzman, Kansas Department of Transportation
8:00pm -

Tour of 3M Visibility Center

3M pioneered the use of retroreflective technology in transportation. The tour of the Visibility Center will demonstrate the effectiveness of reflective signs, pavement markings, and work zone traffic control devices.

Meet in the lobby of the Hyatt Regency Hotel.
(Hosted Event)

Wednesday - June 9

1:00 - 2:15pm

The European Union and Transport: Two Perspectives

Mr.Anders Jessen, Transport/Energy/Environment Counselor of the European Commission Delegation to the US, will discuss the EU's Trans-European Networks (TENS) program--emphasizing the transport and documentation aspects. Ms. Sirpa Haapamaki, Librarian for the Finnish National Road Administration, will then describe the effects of TENS from the perspective of an EU member-state. (Go to paper.) A question-and-answer session will follow the presentations.

Division sponsors: Social Science Division (lead)
  Transportation Division
Sponsor: Jane's Information Group
Moderators: Ann Sweeney, European Union-European Commission Delegation
  Barbara Post, Transportation Research Board
Speakers: Anders C. Jessen, European Union-European Commission Delegation
  Sirpa Haapamaki, Finnish National Road Administration
2:30 - 4:00pm

International Transportation Projects

TEA 21, international conferences and collaborations, and the increasing interest by researchers in transportation literature beyond their native borders have encouraged increased attention to international information resources and contacts with international information professionals. Join your colleagues for an update on international initiatives by AASHTO,TRB and FHWA and a travelogue/report of a sabbatical study on transportation centers in Europe.

Moderators: Bonnie Osif, Pennsylvania State University
  Hema Ramachandran, California Institute of Technology
Speakers: Bonnie Osif, Pennsylvania State University
  Jeanne Thomas, Michigan Department of Transportation
  Polin P Lei, International Information Caucus, Arizona State University

Thursday - June 10

9:00am - 4:00pm

Field trip - Minnesota Zephyr

We will travel to Stillwater, Minnesota on the banks of the St. Croix River where we will have the opportunity to explore the Stillwater Depot Logging and Railroad Museum. We will board the Minnesota Zephyr (an elegant, classic, art deco train) for a scenic ride and special lunch. After the scenic train trip, we will return to Stillwater where there will be time to explore this picturesque town and visit the many bookstores, antique shops, and specialty shops before heading back to Minneapolis.

Sponsors: Canada Institute for Scientific and Technical Information
  SilverPlatter Information

Ticketed event - SOLD OUT