Subcommittees

AP075 sponsors three active subcommittees:

AP075(1) Streetcar Subcommittee

Monica Meade, Chair

Formerly designated as the Subcommittee on Light Rail Circulator Systems AP075(1), the subcommittee meets annually in Washington, DC during the TRB Annual Meeting and mid-year meetings are arranged when conditions indicate an opportunity for good attendance.

The subcommittee is very active throughout the year through its Working Groups. All of these groups are engaged in continuing research and two, Streetcar Electrification and Trackway Infrastructure have produced written reports of their current findings which are posted on this site under Research. Listing of current members of the subcommittee can be found under Members following the listing of the members of our parent committee. Individuals interested in participating in the activities of subcommittee AP075(1) are invited to contact the Chair (Monica Meade).

AP075(2) Light Rail Conference Planning

Tom Furmaniak, Chair

As part of the continuing effort to hold a jointly sponsored (TRB and APTA) national LRT Conference every three to four years, AP075(2) maintains a close working relationship with the American Public Transportation Association LRT Task Force. This relationship will continue. The subcommittee took the lead in planning the 14th National Light Rail Transit Conference that took place in Jersey City in April 2019, and will begin planning for the future at TRB in 2020.

AP075(3) International Light Rail Transit Developments

Margarita Novales, Chair

This subcommittee promotes and reports on research into new and emerging LRT system developments outside of North America. Research interests focus on identifying transferable techniques and applications in subject areas that include planning, design, construction, operations, urban design, technologies, and institutional aspects. In addition, the subcommittee seeks to develop and maintain international partnerships between the TRB LRT Committee and similar international research entities through: sharing technical information, supporting joint research activities and conferences, and enhancing international participation in TRB activities. Annual Meeting and LRT Conference sessions on the subject of "French Tramways" have been organized by this subcommittee.