Transportation Research Board (TRB) 2021 Conference Featured Westat Expertise

Westat’s experts in occupant protection, driver behavior, household travel surveys, traffic operations, and other topics shared best practices and research challenges with international colleagues at the 2021 Transportation Research Board (TRB) Annual Meeting—A Virtual Event, held throughout January 2021.

Westat staff (names in bold) participated and contributed to sessions and committee meetings focused on the spotlight theme for the 2021 meeting: Launching a New Century of Mobility and Quality of Life. This year’s meeting also featured dozens of sessions on how COVID-19 has impacted transportation and how transportation professionals and researchers are responding.

Westat-Provided Presentations

Laura Mangus, John Lenneman, and James Jenness. (Poster). The Formation and Evolution of Mental Models in Drivers with Driver Assistance Technology.

Westat’s TRB Committee Member Activity

Presentation to Automated Vehicle Subcommittee:

James Jenness, John Lenneman, and Laura Mangus. Insights from a Longitudinal Study of ADAS Technology Mental Models.

Presentation to Training and Licensing Committee:

John Lenneman, Laura Mangus, and James Jenness. The Formation and Evolution of Mental Models in Drivers with Driver Assistance Technology (Overview).

Emanuel Robinson

  • Resilient Emergency Transportation Operations Subcommittee

Laura Wilson

  • Travel Survey Methods Committee

Westat’s TRB Committee Activity as Friend of Committee

Jesse Casas

  • Airlines Subcommittee
  • Emerging Methods Subcommittee
  • Household Surveys Subcommittee
  • International Travel Behavior Subcommittee
  • Long-Distance Travel Subcommittee
  • Paratransit Subcommittee
  • Standing Committee on Transit Data
  • Statewide/National Data and Information Systems Committee
  • Transit Data Committee
  • Transit Surveys Subcommittee
  • Transportation in Military Communities Subcommittee
  • Transportation in the Developing Countries Committee
  • Transportation Needs of National Parks and Public Lands Committee
  • Transportation Planning Analysis and Application Committee
  • Travel Survey Methods Committee

Rick Huey

  • Law Enforcement Committee

James Jenness

  • Human Factors in Road Vehicle Automation Subcommittee
  • Human Factors of Vehicles Committee
  • Vehicle User Education, Training,, and Licensing Committee

Laura Mangus

  • Vehicle User Education, Training, and Licensing Committee

Adele Polson

  • Occupant Protection Committee

Emanuel Robinson

  • Freeway Operations Committee
  • Human Factors of Infrastructure Design and Operations Committee
  • Planning for Operations Subcommittee
  • Regional Transportation Systems Management and Operations Committee
  • Strategic Management Committee
  • Workforce Development and Organizational Excellence Committee

Laura Wilson

  • Bicycle and Pedestrian Data Subcommittee
  • Household Surveys Subcommittee
  • International Travel Behavior Subcommittee
  • Long-Distance Travel Subcommittee
  • Pedestrians Committee
  • Transit Surveys Subcommittee
  • Transportation and Public Health Committee
  • Travel Behavior and Values Committee
  • Visualization in Transportation Committee

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