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TRB 2024 - A first time attendee review

Alex's view from her first TRB annual meeting
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Now that I’ve (somewhat) recovered from a bumpy return from Washington D.C., let’s take a look at my experience of this year’s TRB!

It was a first for me at TRB, and what a conference it was. I was told it was one of the largest conferences of the year which naturally I underestimated. That said, it has by far been the best event I’ve exhibited at where I had the pleasure of meeting some great people and finally give a face-to-face hello to our current users.

The conference offered an abundance of talks and poster sessions (see the photo above for the Poster hall), where I had the opportunity to attend several of these. A couple of the more notable talks were that of Annie Nam from SCAG focusing on decarbonizing urban transportation and how 15-minute communities are playing a role in reducing GHG emissions. Truthfully, not something I had ever considered so it was great to get another angle on the impact 15/20-minute cities are potentially having.

Another was on a study highlighting the correlation between access to jobs and distance from CBD’s as part of research looking into the spatiotemporal disparity of transport and car access. This one really caught my attention as it’s an aspect that we’re soon bringing into our software TRACC.

I best leave it there as I could go on forever. The good news is that Basemap have signed up for another year and are already looking forward to what goodies TRB 2025 might bring us!