DBi Services participates in 2021 TRB Annual Meeting
DBi Services proudly exhibited and presented at the Transportation Research Board (TRB) 100th Annual Meeting January 21-29.
Normally held in Washington, DC the event was held virtually for the first time in 2021. TRB is the largest transportation research conference in the world and the program attracted 20,000 transportation professionals from around the globe.
The meeting program covered all transportation modes, focusing on roadway safety, innovative roadway and bridge maintenance procedures and products. A number of sessions and workshops focused on the spotlight theme for the 2021 meeting: Launching a New Century of Mobility and Quality of Life.
The conference brings together a great mix of researchers, senior federal and state transportation officials, industry professionals, and representatives from various emergency response agencies with a common goal of improving transportation systems and increasing safety. Our team had the opportunity to attend committee meetings, workshops, sessions, and panel discussions and learn from others in their fields. With COVID-19 affecting our lives, there were numerous sessions discussing the impact on building, operating, and maintaining transportation systems.
Richard Fimbel presented during a workshop focused on how transportation agencies effectively and efficiently continue critical operations in order to maintain our roadways and railways during a global pandemic. He emphasized the importance of having an actionable CEMP (Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan) and COOP (Continuity of Operations Plan) already in place to service as a baseline for being able to quickly pivot and respond to multiple major and unique events. The DBi Team used this approach to meet and exceed our operational responsibilities while our team maintained a hyper focused approach to insuring a safe and healthy working environment for our stakeholders, while meeting and exceeding our client’s expectations. Richard was featured in an article in Transportation Topics where you can read more about his presentation.
TRB was established in 1920 as the National Advisory Board on Highway Research to provide a mechanism for the exchange of information and research results about highway technology. The mission of the Transportation Research Board is to promote innovation and progress in transportation through research, share information on transportation practice and policy and encourage it’s implementation