COVID-19 trends impacting the future of transportation planning and research

TRB Executive Director Neil Pedersen recently shared insights on how the transportation industry has been impacted by and will continue to be shaped by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) global pandemic. He presented Thursday, August 13 at the closing plenary session of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) virtual annual meeting.

Pedersen shared a number of statistics on how different modes are performing in comparison to last year and then honed in on some of the behavioral changes that will determine what happens with transportation in the future. Throughout the presentation, the audience of transportation engineers took polls to make their own predictions on 2021 performances.