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The Transportation Research Board Health and Transportation Subcommittee (ADD50-01) advances research, education, and professional practice in public health and transportation. 

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Health and Transportation Subcommittee at the 
2016 TRB Annual Meeting
See the Interactive Program for meeting and event locations 

Subcommittee Meeting (agenda and annual report)
Tuesday, Jan 12, 3:45 PM-5:30 PM

Workshop 118
Institutionalizing Health in Transportation Agency Practice
Sunday, Jan 10, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

With growing interest in the health impacts of transportation decisions, this workshop focuses on institutionalizing the practice of public health in transportation through workforce development, leadership buy-in, and funding. Speakers from transportation agencies and their public health partners use case studies, an information-sharing lightning round, and audience participation to share lessons learned on starting pilot initiatives that can be leveraged into longer-term programs.

Poster Session (Event 309)
Innovations in Health and Transportation Research
Monday, Jan 11, 10:45 AM-12:30 PM

Examining Relationship between Transit Use and Active Transportation in Canada: Time Use Approach of the Active Lifestyle of Transit Users, Ugo Lachapelle, Université du Québec à Montréal (16-0743)

Spatial Aggregation Method for Anonymous Surveys: Case Study for Associations Between Urban Environment and Obesity, Nima Amini, Taha Rashidi, Lauren Gardner and S. Travis Waller, University of New South Wales (16-6258)

Health Impacts of Active Transportation in Rural Communities: Case Study in Ennis, Three Forks, and Townsend, Montana, Yiyi Wang, Montana State University, Hui Wu, University of Texas, Austin, Meia Matsuda, University of California, Berkeley (16-3829)

Intake of Air Pollutants by Cyclists in Urban Environments: Characterization Using Low-Cost Mobile Monitoring, Ronan Doorley, Conor de Courcy, Francesco Pilla, Vikram Pakrashi, Bidisha Ghosh, Trinity College, Dublin (16-3447)

Socioeconomic Discrepancies in Children’s Access to Physical Activity Facilities: An Activity Space Analysis, Lea Ravensbergen, Ronald Buliung, Kathi Wilson, Guy Faulkner, University of Toronto (16-2906)

Transportation Planning and Quality of Life: Where Do They Intersect? Richard Lee, Ipek Sener, Texas A&M Transportation Institute (16-1805)

Behavioral Effects of Completing a Critical Link in the American Tobacco Trail, Thomas Cook, Institute for Transportation Research and Education, Sarah O’Brien, North Carolina State University, Kristy Jackson, North Carolina State University, Daniel Findley, Institute for Transportation Research and Education, Sarah Searcy, North Carolina State University (16-3811)

Task Force on Arterials and Public Health (ADD55T)
Monday, Jan 11, 3:45 PM-5:30 PM

The purpose of the Task Force is to develop a research agenda that is needed to inform the planning, design and operation of arterials while considering health implications. By bringing together a group with diverse interests and tasking it with a single purpose will allow for closer collaboration in identifying where the most relevant and important research is needed.