Technical Committees of TRG

TCT-A01: Pavements and materials

The scope of this TCT will include developing knowledge so as to build road infrastructure which is safe, durable, reliable, and economical. This TCT will deal with all aspects material characterization, analysis, design, construction, evaluation and maintenance of pavement structures. The topics include (but not limited to) warm mix technology, use of innovative materials, pavement recycling, stabilization of highway materials, low volume of roads, composite pavements, preventive and preservation techniques, rehabilitation, pavement preservation, pavement instrumentation, performance monitoring, pavement deterioration modelling, forensic investigations, life cycle cost analysis, pavement maintenance management system, pavement drainage, airport pavements and railway track.

Core member(s) of committee A01: Dharamveer Singh, IIT Bombay (chair) and Animesh Das, IIT Kanpur

TCT-B01: Traffic flow theory, operations and facilities

The TCT on ‘Traffic flow theory, operations and facilities’ is concerned with understanding vehicular traffic operations on different types of facilities (e.g. expressway, arterial) as well as designing of these facilities in order to provide mobility in an efficient, reliable and safe manner. This theme covers the topics (but are not limited to) related to traffic operations, traffic control and management, traffic flow theory and modeling, operational effects of road geometry, signals and signs, traffic simulation, design of traffic facilities like roadways, intersections, toll-plazas, parking lots, transportation network analysis and optimization, real time traffic data collection and analysis, vehicle dynamics, applications of trajectory data in modeling, design and operation of road transportation systems, connected and autonomous vehicles.

Core member(s) of committee B01: Akhilesh Kumar Maurya, IIT Guwahati (Chair), GowriAsaithambi, IIT Tirupati

TCT-C01: Transport planning, policy, economics and project finance

This TCT will focus on transport policy, economics and project finance. Topics would include (but are not limited to) pricing strategies, public private partnership, user impact of multimodal transport projects, project evaluation, cost-benefit analysis, performance measures and related resource management strategies, policy analysis, interaction with political, socio-economic and physical environment, transport as a means for economic development, social equity, transport education and driver education

Core member(s) of committee C01: BhargabMaitra IITKGP (chair), DebasisBasu IIT Bhubaneshwar

TCT-D01: Travel behavior and transport demand

This TCT will focus on research on Travel Demand Forecasting and Travel Behaviour that aims to obtain a detailed understanding of how much, where, how, when, and why people travel. This research can help transportation planners to more accurately estimate the demand for travel (including multi-modal networks), evaluate infrastructural projects, and frame policies to encourage sustainable transportation solutions and meet the growing demand for travel. Topics include (but are not limited to) travel demand management; spatial analysis of travel patterns; determinants of travel behaviour; data collection methods for capturing travel demand; activitybased travel demand models; tour, stop and trip generation models; destination and mode choice for developing economies; route choice and assignment for heterogeneous traffic networks; valuation of travel time, cost and reliability; role of service quality and subjective factors like attitude/perception on travel choices and demand; endogeneity in travel choice dimensions; dynamics in travel decisions; alternatives to utility maximization framework, etc.
Core member(s) of committee D01: Ashish Verma, IIScBangaluru (chair) and Abdul Rawoof Pinjari, IIScBangaluru

TCT-E01: Environment (including energy) and sustainability in transportation

Topics include (but are not limited to) sustainable transportation and land use, socio-economic impacts of transport projects, issues related to energy, public health, safety, and short, medium &long term transport climate change, asset management, green design and construction, ecosystem and land surface degradation, case studies of best practices, effective institutions and governance.

Core member(s) of committee E01: ManoranjanParida, IIT Roorkee (chair), Madhu Errampalli, CSIR-CRRI New Delhi

TCT-F01: Transportation safety and security

Topics include (but are not limited to) crash data collection, analysis and modeling; safety issues in various transportation modes such as highway, railway, waterway and aviation; analysis of transportation policy and planning for safety and security; adaptation of user behavior and human factor in transportation safety and design improvements; safety evaluation of devices, treatments and infrastructure design; effectiveness of control systems, operation and maintenance strategies, construction practices, adopted technologies and management techniques for safety and security of transportation network.

Core member(s) of committee F01: AvijitMaji, IIT Bombay (chair), P. Vedagiri, IIT Bombay

TCT-G01: Transport and mobility networks (including public transportation, freight and logistics)

This track deals with the topics related to efficient planning and design of multimodal transport systems, transport data and analytics, big data and transport modelling, transport and climate change, planning, implementation, operation and management of all forms of urban and regional public transit systems, transit demand estimation, transit capacity and level of service, impact assessment of transit and policy issues, public transport and demand responsive systems, smart mobility and quality of life. transport accessibility, mobility and transport for elderly and disabled persons, smart city network design, traffic assignment, freight demand modeling, city logistics systems; freight traffic management, intermodal freight transport, application of technologies in freight transportation.

Core member(s) of committee G01: S. Velmurugan, CSIR-CRRI New delhi (Chair), PrasanthaSahu, BITS-Hyderabad

TCT-H01: Emerging travel technologies (ITS and IOT)

New technologies such as smartphones, inexpensive computing power, “the Internet of things,” artificial intelligence (AI) etc. are influencing all areas of life. Within the transportation sector, the new technologies and models of transportation service delivery are likely to transform the transportation sector. This committee intend to cover topics coming under the broad umbrella of technology advances in transportation. Some of the areas included, but not limited to, are:

  1. Connected and autonomous vehicles and their modeling;
  2. Technology enabled models of mobility services;
  3. Technology enabled freight and urban goods movement;
  4. Technology enabled multi-modal integration
  5. Intelligent Transportation Systems
  6. Robotics, artificial intelligence and augmented reality in TE
  7. Image processing for TE application
  8. Big data analytics for TE
  9. V2X communication in TE
  10. Internet of things in TE

Core member(s) of committee H01: Lelitha Devi, IIT Madras (chair), GeetakrishnaRamadurai, IIT Madras

TCT-I01: Other transportation modes (including NMT) and pedestrian

Scope of this committee includes various modes of transportation like Air, Water, Rails and Roads (limited to Non-Motorized Transport, NMT, only). Topics include (but not limited to) aviation system planning, control and management; aviation economics and forecasting; port, harbor and fleeting services; marine operation and safety; railway system planning, design, operation and management; rail-road operation and safety; all aspects of pedestrian and (bi/tri) cycle including activity models and facilities design & evaluation for their safe, comfortable and efficient movement.

Core member(s) of committee I01: Rajat Rastogi, IIT Roorkee (chair), Shriniwas Arkatkar, SVNIT Surat