I'm Kevin Muhs from Green Bay, Wisconsin. I came to MIT by way of an undergrad in civil engineering from Marquette University in Milwaukee. I'm a second year M.S.T. student in the Transit Research Lab, studying the impacts on travel behavior of a new rail line in London. Professor Nigel Wilson and Lecturer and Research Associate John Attanucci are my research advisors. I'm interested in regional capital planning, the urban environment and improving the operation of transit services.
I'll be attending and blogging the 91st annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) of the National Academies in Washington, D.C. from January 22-26, 2012. The conference has presentations, workshops and forums with academics, practitioners and industry officials covering almost every transportation-related topic. As in the past, thousands of participants will crowd the lecture halls and exhibit space of three hotels to meet and network at this conference, one of the industry’s largest and most important gatherings. MIT students, faculty and alumni play an important role at TRB each year — presenting research, leading committee meetings, hosting receptions and supporting the organization and execution of the conference itself.