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- Committee on Historic and Archaeological Preservation in Transportation
The Transportation Research Board (TRB) Committee on Historic and Archaeological Preservation in Transportation (ADC50) and the Native American Transportation Issues Committee (ABE80) will hold a joint midyear meeting July 21-24, 2013 in Sacramento, California. This meeting serves as an important venue for discussing current and best practices and disseminating research in support of the committees’ missions:
ADC50 and ABE80 invite proposals from individuals who wish to present case studies, posters, or current research related to relevant topics and resource types. Researchers may propose new topics or present on one of the following preliminary session topics:
Proposals may be for presentations of individual papers of 20 minutes for any of the above suggested sessions, an organized session of transportation-themed papers (90-minute maximum), or organized panel discussions (90-minute session. Posters will also be accepted for display and should be supported on an easel or similar device (presenters must provide their own support systems).
Each proposal must include: 1) presentation type (poster, paper, or session); 2) title; 3) abstract with detailed discussion of points, findings, or conclusions; and 4) presenter contact information including name, affiliation/organization, address, telephone and email. Panel organizers should submit all presentation proposals at once, accompanied by a title and a brief description of the theme or purpose. Please reference a session number above, if applicable.
Proposals will be evaluated by the ADC50 Program Subcommittee and ABE80 Program Subcommittee, which are responsible for developing the final program. Please note that the subcommittees will reserve time on the program for papers and/or sessions at their discretion, and may schedule papers and proposals received by other means.
Registration fees are as follows:
Meeting registration includes:
In addition, we are planning a “Mines and Wines” Field Trip to Kennedy Gold Mine and historic Amador County wineries. The separate $40 fee includes bus transportation, tours, guest lecture from a local historian, and box lunch.
The conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Sacramento located directly across from the state capitol in downtown Sacramento. The hotel rate is $84 plus tax – this is the government rate and you won’t find a better rate downtown. The hotel will also honor this rate three days before and after the conference.
This is an official joint meeting of the Historic and Archaeological Preservation in Transportation Committee (ADC50) and the Native American Transportation Issues Committee (ABE80). The single registration fee will allow entry into both meetings.
Check back here and ABE80 for more information on the meeting and for general information about what to do while in Sacramento.
About the Committee
Members of the Committee on Historic and Archaeological Preservation in Transportation (ADC50) are concerned with all cultural resources associated with transportation projects including highways, waterways, transit, and aviation. Cultural resources include: historic properties, structures, districts, landscapes, prehistoric and historic archaeological properties, Traditional Cultural Properties, Native American Interests, 20th-century properties, and issues associated with historic ethnic communities.
Federal laws require that impacts to cultural resources be considered in all federal actions (funded, permitted, loan guarantees, etc.). In addition, significant resources are to be avoided when possible and the impacts to the resource "mitigated" if avoidance is not possible. The Committee is dedicated to finding ways to effectively implement the cultural resources rules and regulations on transportation projects to protect resources and integrate the Historic Preservation laws with the National Environmental Policy Act to facilitate the implementation of needed transportation improvements for the public.
The Committee is charged with identifying cultural resource issues associated with the broad spectrum of transportation projects and programs. This is done through meetings, discussions, surveys, associations with other committees, and conferences. Members of the Committee take a lead in finding and sharing examples of best practices. Research is a primary function of the Committee and includes but is not limited to: 1) identifying critical research needs through interaction with federal Agencies, State Highway Agencies, State Historic Preservation Offices, consultants, universities and colleges, and other interested parties; and 2) developing research problem statements and promoting them for funding.
provides technical support to the Transportation Research Board who provides
similar support to the National Research Council which is under the aegis
of the National Academy of Sciences.