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January 14, 2022

Carnegie Mellon University students & transportation club members, Donner Kahl and Ibraheem Ameer attended the Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.

“I had the opportunity to listen to and engage with policy experts and industry professionals. For me, one of the sessions that stood out was about mobility in the developing world. The discussion varied from models that have worked previously, introduction of new micro mobility options, to the sustainability of these practices to improve mobility for more people in these countries …I not only got to connect with industry experts but also got this amazing opportunity to become associated with a committee at the conference.” – Ibraheem Ameer

“I met industry leaders in measuring the economic impact of infrastructure developments. Sessions included collaborations between professionals to develop practical community engagement plans for urban transportation improvements. Speakers addressed a range of topics, including discussing the importance of public outreach for automated vehicle adoption. The influence of Traffic21 and CMU was apparent during my conversations with researchers and businesses. Mentions of the institute, university, or professors received nods of recognition and engaging inquiries….The annual meeting acted as a station where I learned about the exciting opportunities and relationships within transportation and from which I can take the line that best suits my interests and abilities…” – Donner Kahl