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Brown Bag Lecture Series:
TRC Brown Bag Series – Livable Communities and Transportation – May 17, 2013 – Discussion Leader: Jennifer Wallace-Brodeur, AARP, Senior Adviser States, Education and Outreach. AARP has been advancing the concept of Livable Communities on many fronts, and in Vermont this has included the Vermont Complete Streets initiative that lead to state legislation , and the Burlington Livable Communities Project . Jennifer lead these initiatives at the state level and recently was promoted to advance this agenda nationally for AARP from her Burlington office. She will talk about some of the initiatives and the challenges ahead, as well as opportunities for connecting with this work.
TRC Brown Bag Series – Omya – August 23, 2013 – Mike Laurent and Craig Rautiola from Omya Inc. join us for our 2013 Brown Bag Seminar Series.
TRC Brown Bag Series – Parking and Transportation – Fletcher Allen Health Care – September 13, 2013 – This talk was recorded on September 13th, 2013 at the Transportation Research Center in Burlington, Vermont. Jack Conry, Director of Security, Safety, and Parking at Fletcher Allen Health Care.
TRC Brown Bag Series – A Primer on Software Intellectual Property and Licensing Strategy – November 21, 2013 – Daniel Dardani from MIT’s Technology Licensing Office provided a introduction into IP and licensing strategies at the Transportation Research Center at UVM.
TRC Brown Bag Series – Pervious Concrete – January 9, 2014 – In this talk we are joined by Ian Anderson, Lalita Oka, Dylan Walsh, Mandar Dewookar, George McCain, Mark Suozzo, and Bradford Berry.
TRC Brown Bag Series – The Slow Transportation Movement and the Emergence of the Cargobike – July 18, 2014 – Approaching transportation issues with insights drawn from the field of neuropsychology, this presentation explores the sensory-deficit phenomenon experienced within the confines of the automobile and the impact this has on us as individuals as well as its larger sociological implications. We’ll also investigate the coded language and internal logic of the car culture and how it has radically transformed our sense of space, time, and place and immensely alters our worldview. In contrast to this, we’ll consider the Slow Transportation Movement (STM), a model that not only underscores travelling at a slower pace, but also emphasizes engaging our bodies and keeping us attuned to the social and ecological worlds we move through, as well as our impacts on them. Finally, we will look at an array of exciting vehicles that fit within the criteria of the STM, with a focus on the new cargobike designs and electric-assist options that are profoundly extending the range, comfort, carrying capacity (kids & cargo), hill climbing ease and relevance of bicycle transportation.
TRC Brown Bag Lecture Series – The Marine Engine Testing and Emissions Laboratory (METEL) – July 23, 2014 – This talk will discuss the Marine Engine Testing and Emissions Laboratory (METEL) at MMA and the various projects the center is now engaged. The mission of METEL is to advance practical emissions reductions and efficiency improvements to marine diesel engines. The talk will summarize the current emissions regulatory environment that the the marine industry is facing. A summary of current emissions reductions technologies and their limitations will be discussed. Then the research efforts of METEL on new emissions technologies the lab is evaluating. These new technologies are practical solutions which have the potential to lower cost and maintenance of emissions control systems.
TRC Brown Bag Lecture Series – Getting Around Bogotá by Bicycle: Some Ethnographic Reflections – July 28, 2014 – Dr. Luis Vivanco, a cultural anthropologist at the University of Vermont, loves bicycles so much he made them into a topic of research. Between February and June 2014 he and his family lived in Bogotá, Colombia doing ethnographic research on the city’s bike culture and politics and teaching at the National University on a Fulbright Scholarship.
TRC Brown Bag Lecture Series – Visualizing Critical Infrastructure – August 1, 2014 – The State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) exists to provide leadership decision support and to enable operational coordination in time of crisis. It is the State nexus of information, interaction, and initiative during large scale emergency incidents. One primary responsibility of SEOC staff is to create and maintain a Common Operational Picture (COP) of the incident area in order to facilitate situational awareness and concomitant operational decisions. A key consideration of COP construction is to represent the myriad facilities and networks contained within the 16 Critical Infrastructure (CI) Sectors. The domain is broad and contains many dynamic pieces. Getting a solid grasp on the holistic CI picture, and then operationalizing it is rife with many challenges. The purpose of this talk is to review Vermont’s approach to CI in emergency management, discuss the need for a coherent CI picture in the SEOC, and to outline the main hurdles to achieving this requisite high fidelity.
TRC Brown Bag Lecture Series – Teleworking:Vermont’s Greenest Commute – April 3, 2014 – Providing telecommuting options to employees has become a popular practice across the US. Join us as we hear from a panel of three Vermont businesses who are implementing progressive telecommuting policies that expand employee flexibility, reduce environmental impacts of driving, and lower consumption of petroleum. Tim Shea from National Life and Jennifer Chiodo from Cx Associates will highlight:
Policies and programs that support telecommuting or working remotely
How to measures and track value behind this practice
Strategies for improving their program and recommendations to other employers seeking to incorporate telecommuting into their tool box of practices
Cx Associates provides commissioning, measurement and verification, and consulting services to clients committed to the sustainable design and construction of their new and renovated facilities.
TRC Brown Bag Lecture Series – Cycling in Plato’s Cave:Poetry by David Cavannaugh – October 16, 2014 – Poetry and pedals. We are co-sponsoring a reading and discussion with the UVM Humanities Center and will host poet David Cavannaugh whose recent book “Cycling in Plato’s Cave” based on his experience as an avid bicyclist. Grab your lunch and join us.
TRC Brown Bag Lecture Series – Understanding Long-Distance Travel Behavior – April 20, 2015 – The Longitudinal Study of Overnight Travel (LSOT) was conducted monthly between February 2013 and February 2014 by Resource Systems Group, Inc. (RSG) using an online survey instrument developed byAultman-Hall andLaMondia at the University of Vermont and Auburn University. A total of 628 of the initial 1,220 participants, including many from the University of Vermont (and surrounding communities), completed the panel that collected data on overnight trip planning, trip tour attributes andgeocoded overnight stops. This seminar summarizes the who, what, where, and when of long distance travel observed in the unique LSOT sample in order to move towards a long distance tour-based approach to data collection and modeling that more fully incorporates the complexity of spatial patterns and purpose, including mixed purposes. The seminar will also critically assesses what it will take to collect long distance travel data needed for the policy questions facing the national and global transportation sector. The LSOT provides many insights related to survey design that stimulate a wider discussion about how to collect overnight travel data in a way that is understandable by respondents and useful for planning. The complexity of factors influencing overnight travel behavior and the one-year plus study time frame suggest that, while passive data collection from cell phones and other devices may be used to observe spatial patterns of travel, surveys will still be needed to capture complementary details about the planning processes, motivations, trip details, and demographics.
Transportation Talks, Karen Glitman, VEIC – December 4, 2013 – Our first episode of Transportation Talks at the TRC. This episode features Karen Glitman, Director of Transportation Efficiency at Vermont Energy Investment Corporation. Karen stopped by to talk to Dr. Brian Lee’s class at the TRC.
Transportation Talks, Vermont’s 2014 Engineers of the Year – March 24, 2014 – Carolyn Carlson PE and Jennifer M.V. Fitch PE discuss their selection as Engineer and Young Engineer of the Year by the Vermont Society for Engineers as well as their experience as women in the civil engineering field.
Transportation Talks, 2014 Student Research Conference One-Minute Overview – April 21, 2014 – The Transportation Research Center had a great showing at this years conference. Congratulations to all of our students who presented.
Transportation Talks, Cow Power! – May 5, 2014 – For our latest Transportation Talk episode, we talked to a number of Vermont’s renewable natural gas leaders at the “Cow Power: Turning Organic Waste into Vehicle Fuel for Vermont” conference.
Transportation Talks, 2015 Transportation Research Boards Annual Meeting – January 26, 2015 – This is our highlight video from our trip to the in Washington, DC.
Burack Lecture Series: