2024 TRB Annual NCIT Meeting Reception

Prairie View A&M University’s National Center for Infrastructure Transformation marked a significant milestone by hosting its inaugural reception during the 103rd Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting. The event, held at the Texas A&M University Bush School in Washington, DC on January 8, 2024, provided a unique gathering for consortium partners, including Arizona State University, Blinn College District, Michigan State University, Rutgers, Texas A&M University, and Texas A&M Transportation Institute, as well as esteemed colleagues.

The reception, fostering a lively and celebratory atmosphere, served as a dynamic platform for networking and collaboration among participants dedicated to advancing research in the field of transportation. Beyond the festive ambiance, the event featured insightful remarks from key figures who play pivotal roles in shaping the landscape of infrastructure and transportation.

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology Robert Hampshire shared his perspectives on the transformative potential of the center. President of Prairie View A&M University Tomikia LeGrande contributed valuable insights into the heart of the center’s mission, and the occasion was further enriched by the presence of the honorable Greg Winfree, Director of TTI, who brought a wealth of experience and vision to the discussions.

This inaugural reception not only celebrated past achievements but also set the stage for future collaborative endeavors and breakthroughs in infrastructure research. The event’s success was a testament to the commitment and synergy of the participating institutions, establishing a strong foundation for continued collaboration and innovation within the National Center for Infrastructure Transformation.