TRB official to visit Idaho next week
Tom Palmerlee, associate director of the Technical Activities Division at the Transportation Research Board, will meet with ITD and other transportation officials next week as part of the organization’s regular field visits.
Although TRB officials generally try to visit each state annually, the last trip to Idaho was in 2008, said Ned Parrish, ITD’s research program manager. The meetings enable TRB technical staff to exchange information with transportation professionals.
The objectives are:
The Transportation Research Board administers two major research programs sponsored by other organizations – the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP), which is sponsored by the state transportation departments in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration, and the Transit Cooperative Research Program, which is sponsored by the Federal Transit Administration.
Both are applied research programs in which the potential users of research results have a direct role in project selection.
TRB produces and maintains Transportation Research Information Services (TRIS), the world’s largest and most comprehensive online bibliographic database of published and ongoing transportation research. For more information about TRB, visit its website.
While in Idaho Monday through Wednesday, Palmerlee will meet with a number of ITD administrative leaders as well as other local transportation officials and education researchers. Among the ITD officials scheduled to exchange ideas with Palmerlee are:
Matt Farrar, Bridge Engineer; Dave Tolman, Division of Administration; Sonna Lynn Fernandez, intermodal manager; Tom Cole, chief engineer; JV DeThomas, Division of Aeronautics; Jon Pope, Enterprise Technology Services; Loren Thomas, assistant chief engineer and Alan Frew, Division of Motor Vehicles.
For more information about Palmerlee’s three-day visit, contact Ned Parrish at 334-2896.