01/05/2021 | News release | Distributed by Public on 01/05/2021 13:45
Transportation Research Board (TRB) is holding its 100th annual - and first virtual - meeting themed Launching a New Century of Mobility and Quality of Life. At Jacobs, increasing smart mobility and enhancing quality of life to create a world that's better for all is part of the work we do every day.
While this annual meeting will look different than the events of years' past when typically, thousands of visitors converge on Washington D.C., we're excited to participate in the event happening throughout January.
Developing smarter and more sustainable transportation for today and tomorrow and improving quality of life continually challenges transportation professionals to achieve important goals with limited resources. In addition, 2020 has shown us that new circumstances can arise when we least expect it and we need to be nimble, flexible and ready to find solutions to unforeseen challenges.
'Now more than ever, transportation agencies are faced with an increasingly complex network of assets and competing demands,' explains Jacobs Global Technology Leader for Performance Management and Policy Mara Campbell. 'A fully integrated management framework is key for an agency's increasing capacity to deliver effective performance, asset and risk management practices as their program evolves.'
During Lectern Session 1239, titled How to get more out of what you have…. Effective Approaches Integrating Performance, Asset and Risk Management with Transportation Agencies, Mara and a panel of experts from transportation agencies in Maryland, Utah, Minnesota, California and Oregon will discuss the five core pillars for successful integration of performance, asset and risk management within a transportation agency.
When asked why it's important to integrate performance, asset and risk management within a transportation agency, panelists say it's because of a more comprehensive decision-making process, the ability to conduct capital improvement planning with more complete data and the ability to improve system performance and resiliency.
'The biggest benefit I see is how integrating these factors helps our agency move in the same direction to use our resources to their highest and best use,' explains Minnesota Department of Transportation Director of Performance, Risk & Investment Analysis, Office of Transportation System Management, Deanna Belden.
Along with Mara, several Jacobs leaders will be speaking on a variety of topics that impact transportation at TRB. Jacobs' employees sharing insights through presentations, posters and more, include:
If you're interested in learning more about how Jacobs is helping transportation agencies around the world prepare for the future, visit our booth at TRB 2021 or www.jacobs.com.