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10/18/2005



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Transportation Research Board's 85th annual meeting set for late January in D.C.


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The Transportation Research Board (TRB) will hold its 85th annual meeting Jan. 22-26, 2006, at the Connecticut Avenue Collection hotels in Washington, D.C. The venues include the Marriott Wardman Park, Omni Shoreham and Hilton Washington hotels.

The event will include sessions — including “spotlight” and “meet-the-author” sessions — meetings, workshops and exhibits. Rail workshops include “Railway Track and Vehicle Performance Data for Design and Maintenance Planning,” “Rail Transportation Ground-Bourne Noise and Vibration Prediction,” “Rail Transit Project Design Decisions and Choices; Effects on Vehicle-Track Dynamic Interaction,” and “Fatigue in Transportation: Issues and Countermeasures for the Operators of Trucks, Trains and Automobiles.”

For more information, call the TRB at 301-694-5243, send a fax to 301-694-5124 or visit www.trb.org/meeting.. A division of the National Research Council, the TRB promotes transportation research.


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