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Argonne researchers present insights at 2024 Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting

Discussions and poster sessions focused on the latest advancements and challenges in pioneering sustainable and efficient transportation solutions.

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) Annual Meeting, held in Washington D.C. Jan. 7-11, 2024, brought together professionals from across the world to discuss the future of transportation. The program covered all transportation modes, with sessions and workshops addressing topics of interest to policy makers, administrators, practitioners, researchers, and representatives of government, industry, and academic institutions.

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory researchers shared their expertise on numerous topics that could shape the future of how we move, including:

  • Tour-Level Mode Choices: Examining how travel decisions and safety impact car ownership.
  • Optimizing Truck Routes: Using simulations to improve efficiency in truck transportation.
  • Rideshare Choices: Analyzing user behaviors to enhance rideshare services.
  • Automated Vehicle Fleet Competition: Simulating how different operators can compete in shared automated vehicle services.
  • Rail Decarbonization Alternatives: Assessing environmental benefits in freight rail transport.
  • Connected Vehicle Impacts: Investigating the effects of connected and automated technologies on mobility, energy, and land use.

Studies explored everything from drone delivery energy impacts to the intricate web of factors influencing public transit in low ridership areas. For more information, visit the TRB Annual Meeting website and browse the online program.