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103rd edition of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) World Congress.

Gustave Eiffel University will participate in the 103rd edition of the Transportation Research Board (TRB), the largest global congress in the field of transportation, taking place from January 7th to 11th, 2024. This annual international event aims to promote and share innovations emerging from research.

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) is one of the six divisions of the National Research Council (NRC), which is administered by the three academies (National Academy of Sciences - NAS, National Academy of Engineering - NAE, Institute of Medicine - IOM).

The mission of the TRB is to actively contribute to innovation and progress in the field of multimodal transportation through the exchange of experiences and information, advice, research management, and dissemination of knowledge.

The TRB has existed since 1920. Each year, the TRB Annual Meeting brings together nearly 14,000 participants, 5,000 presentations grouped into 800 sessions, and an exhibition of 200 exhibitors, all in one venue: the Convention Center in Washington DC. International participation is significant, with nearly 20% of participants being non-Americans. It is noteworthy that there is regular participation from officials of the DG RTD and DG Move of the European Commission.

The TRB is structured into nearly 200 scientific committees; several researchers from Gustave Eiffel University are members or "friends" of committees and as such are involved in the review process of communication proposals and articles to be published in the Transport Research Records (TRR) journal.

Examples of committees involving researchers from Gustave Eiffel University include the Travel Survey Methods Committee, Highway Traffic Monitoring, Steel Bridges, Field Testing and Nondestructive Evaluation of Transportation Structures, Structural Fiber Reinforced Polymers, and Vehicle-Highway Automation.

Every year, between 20 and 35 researchers and leaders from the University attend the TRB Annual Meeting, and this has been the case for several decades.

To promote Gustave Eiffel University, a booth has been reserved for the 2024 edition, and President Gilles Roussel will be present. Several meetings will be held during the conference, including a meeting with representatives from the Department of Transportation, the Science and Technology Counselor of the French Embassy in the USA, the Executive Director of TRB, and the representative of the World Bank program. It will also be an opportunity to meet various representatives from universities with which Gustave Eiffel University has ongoing relationships.