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Cutting-Edge Global Transportation Practices - Transportation Research

This program will not be running January 2014

This program is a travel course to the annual Transportation Research Board meetings in Washington, DC. The meetings involve 11,000 U.S. and International transportation professionals. Students who wish to participate in this program will be required to submit a transportation-related research project to the poster-session competition and those chosen must present their research at the various poster sessions. Students will also earn their credit hours by completing and submitting the results of a research study to a competitive session, and participating in the remaining sessions of the conference. Students will be given the option to choose from hundreds of topics covered at the conference for a final report.

In addition, students will have the opportunity to participate in the U.S. University Transportation Research Centers annual awards banquet, where one student can be selected to receive an award for an outstanding research project. Students will also have the ability to interact with fellow undergraduate and graduate students majoring in transportation and logistics disciplines from 112 countries, as well as governmental, academic, and industry participants. As part of the conference, there will be committee meetings where cutting-edge transportation research ideas are first developed and vetted that the students can also attend. This is the best professional networking opportunity for general transportation-related fields and will allow students to be exposed to global transportation issues and cutting-edge solutions that will not be accessible in journals for many years.


Students will earn 3 URI credits for BUS 493: Independent Study, Advanced Transportation Research.

Housing and Dining:

Students will stay in double-occupancy rooms at the conference hotels. Students will be responsible for their own food and ground transportation.

Note: Please contact Professor Hales about the required one page proposal, in advance of your application at:


Program Fee:

In-State: $2290.00   Out-of-State:$2840.00

3 URI credits Supplemental MedEx insurance Excursions and cultural activities


 NOTE: All fees subject to change



Program Deadlines
Application Deadline: November 8, 2013 Final Payment Due: January 1, 2014

For more information, please contact:


Program Director URI Faculty-Led Programs Coordinator
Douglas Hales Kelly Watts
College of Business Office of International Education
401-874-7882 401-874-2019


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