The Infrastructure Technology Resources Consortium (ITRC) Seminar Series on “Resilience and Sustainability of Urban Transportation Infrastructure” occurs every 2nd Friday.
This seminar is an introduction to the latest research efforts sponsored by the National Cooperative Research Program (NCHRP)/Transportation Research Board of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine addressing the complex issues of resilience as they apply to transportation planning. This review is not meant to cover all of the efforts underway or previously completed under the NCHRP, nor does it represent all the broader efforts by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Rather, we will demonstrate how the latest research helps to focus on an analytical framework for evaluating resilience efforts usable by state DOTs and other transportation planning agencies and the necessary tools and techniques for applying that framework.
Lawrence D. Goldstein
Senior Program Officer
Transportation Research Board
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Mr. Goldstein is a Senior Program Officer, helping to manage research projects as part of the Cooperative Research Programs at the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. He has been with The National Academies for nearly 14 years, managing over $40 Million in research for National Cooperative Highway Research Program, the Airport Cooperative Research Program, the Transit Cooperative Research Program, and National Cooperative Rail Research Program. For NCHRP, his projects have concentrated on asset management, cost-benefit analysis, travel forecasting, data management, and other studies. His most recent ACRP studies include research on resilience, changes in competitive travel demand, wetland mitigation, and evolving application of benefit–cost analysis. For ACRP he has also managed the Graduate Research Award Program and the University Design Competition helping to link graduate and undergraduate students to original research in innovative and transformative solutions to airport and aviation problems. Transit studies have dealt with workforce health issues, joint development, and other topics related to data use and application. Before joining TRB, he worked as a private consultant, specializing in infrastructure financial and economic analysis for more than 30 years.
Mr. Goldstein received a BA in Physics and Mathematics from Columbia College of Columbia University in New York City, an MA in Astronomy from Columbia University, and a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning, with a concentration in economic development, from George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
Global Technology Leader, Transportation Performance Management and Policy
Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.
After retiring from the Missouri Department of Transportation with nearly 25 years of hands-on DOT experience, Mara Campbell joined Jacobs Engineering Group in 2015 to lead and deliver performance, asset, and risk management frameworks and systems for key clients. As a leader in transportation performance and policy with expertise in implementing innovations, she brings nearly three decades of experience as a change agent in the development, integration, documentation and implementation of complex transportation systems. Currently, Ms. Campbell works closely with the Nevada, Colorado, Oregon, Hawaii and Maryland Departments of Transportation (NDOT, CDOT, ODOT, HDOT, and MDOT) to implement performance and risk management at the planning and project levels including developing risk and resilience metrics. She is the Principal Investigator for two NCHRP projects related to performance and risk management (NCHRP 08-113 and NCHRP 20-123(04) and working on several other NCHRP projects.
Ms. Campbell represented the USA on the World Road Association Technical Committee on Performance Management within Road Administration where she has presented on performance and risk management and “telling your story” thru effective communication in over 25 countries. Currently, she serves on TRB’s newly created Section – Executive Issues, after serving as Chair of the TRB Performance Management Committee for over 8 years. She is also active in WTS – as she is passionate about advancing women in transportation!
Maria A. Pena
Transportation Analyst and Researcher
Applied Engineering Management Corporation
Ms. Pena is a Transportation Analyst and researcher with Applied Engineering Management Corporation (AEM). She has over 7 years of experience conducting engineering work and research for TRB, FHWA, and several state DOTs. Over the past several years, her main focus has been performing research for risk and resilience modelling for transportation infrastructure at the asset management and emergency response levels. She has worked closely with the Colorado, Utah, Iowa and Maryland Departments of Transportation (CDOT, UDOT, Iowa DOT, MDOT) to implement risk and resilience models at the planning and project levels to develop resilience metrics and perform detailed economic analysis of mitigation projects to increase infrastructure resilience.
Currently, Ms. Pena is leading two NCHRP projects related to risk and resilience (NCHRP 08-129 and NCHRP 23-09) and working on several other projects on the topic.