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Membership and Finance Committee

Committee Scope: One of the goals of ATPIO is to be established as a self-sustaining, non-profit umbrella organization and a global leader to facilitate enhancing of transportation infrastructure in India. Membership and Finance committee of ATPIO is formed to assist in achieving this important goal for the organization.

This committee will play a crucial role to:

  1. Create a database of Indian professional contacts in public, private and academic sectors in the transportation industry (both in India and USA)
  2. Encourage the current members to maintain and renew ;their membership status every year with ATPIO
  3. Expand ATPIO membership in India and USA by developing and implementing an aggressive membership dri
  4. Coordinate with Liaison and Collaboration committee of ATPIO to increase the membership of the organization.
  5. Prepare/Update the “ATPIO Brochure” to promote the organization to public, private and academic sector in India and USA
  6. Complete registration process for ATPIO’s non-profit organization status and Develop “ATPIO Trust/Endowment Fund”
  7. Develop a relevant “Logo” for the organization.
  8. Prepare a committee report to share the accomplishments with the ATPIO members and the Board Members at the Annual Meeting in Washington DC at TRB Annual Meeting
Committee Members:

Hardik Shah – Co-Chair, Anuj Sharma – Co-Chair, Salil Gokhale, and Kanti Srikanth

Communications Committee

Committee Scope: The Communications committee will ensure that ATPIO activities are effectively communicated to its members and others.

This committee will play a crucial role to:

  1. Create and maintain an independent, easily accessible and “navigable” ATPIO website.
  2. Work closely with other committees to communicate/exchange ideas for better coordination among the committees.
  3. Publicize and update relevant programs, activities and/or achievements on the ATPIO website.
  4. Regularly update website with latest news items regarding transportation sector in India.
  5. Set up “conference calls”, when necessary to discuss and resolve issues through dialogue.
  6. Publish “Newsletters” highlighting the programs and achievements of ATPIO and distribute it to members.
  7. Prepare a committee report to share the accomplishments with the ATPIO membership at the Annual Meeting in Washington DC
Committee Members:

Sagar Onta and Prasanna Kumar

Meetings/Conferences and Events Committee

Committee Scope: The Meetings/Conferences and Events committee identifies key opportunities for participating in or organizing events of various kinds including short courses, training seminars, workshops, meetings, and conferences, with a view to facilitate professional networking, technology transfer, and information sharing.

This committee will play a crucial role to:

  1. Participate in conferences as a cooperating organization by organizing or having members presiding over session(s) in the conference, and publicizing the conference on the ATPIO website.
  2. Co-sponsor or organize at least one session at transportation-related conferences in the U.S. or India and encourage students/researchers in India to present in the co-sponsored sessions at TRB/other transportation meeting to keep the transportation community informed of the ongoing transportation research and developments in India.
  3. Join forces with Transportation Research Working Group that represents IIT, NIT and other institutes with key transportation faculty in India, to organize a joint biennial conference/symposium that focuses on research and technology transfer and will bring academics, students, and practitioners together
  4. Facilitate cooperative ventures with academic and government institutions, and NGOs in India to organize a series of short courses or training seminars on topics of mutual interest
  5. Coordinate with Liaison and Collaboration committee to seek opportunities to participate in conferences, meetings or events organized by other transportation organizations.
Committee Members:

Dr. Sudeshna Sen and Dr. Lalita Sen – Co-Chairs; Dr. Ram Pendyala

Liaison and Collaboration Committee

Committee Scope: The Liaison and Collaboration committee pursues opportunities to liaise and organize collaborative activities consistent with ATPIO goals with entities in public and private sector, professional organizations, and academic or research institutions in India and other countries. Its efforts will focus on facilitating technology and expertise exchanges and collaborative ventures among professionals of Indian Origin.

This committee will play a crucial role to:

  1. Identify and establish formal liaison with a select few public and private sector entities, professional organizations, and academic or research institutions and develop standards, protocol and the nature of content for communications.
  2. Identify and effectively pursue opportunities to organize collaborative activities consistent with the ATPIO Goals and coordinate with ‘Meetings, and Events’ committee to sustain collaborative efforts.
  3. Grow Membership to effectively sustain liaison and collaboration by enhancing ATPIO outreach to like-minded professional and public organizations as well as private sector firms in India and other countries.
  4. Create a blog or bulletin space in ATPIO website to facilitate exchange of personal profile/achievement of existing members, current issues, projects and programs each member is involved in or aware of, cool tools or cutting edge technology information, etc.
Committee Members:

Dr. Ram Pendyala, Dr. Mohan Venigalla, Santhosh Nair

Innovations and Monitoring Committee

Committee Scope:The Innovations and Monitoring Committee identifies and publicizes innovations by on-going monitoring of advances in research and practice of technology in order to facilitate enhancing of transportation infrastructure in India.

This committee will play a crucial role to:

  1. Work with the web master to create a home for this committee on ATPIO’s web site and post the objectives and other pertinent information on this committee’s activities.
  2. Serve as a clearinghouse for information about innovations in the field of transportation infrastructure planning (including financial planning for transportation projects), design, construction, operation and maintenance;
  3. Identify specific innovative strategies and technology in the field of transportation infrastructure planning, design, construction, operation and maintenance that could be used / adopted in India;
  4. Serve as a clearinghouse for information gleaned from monitoring of implementation process and the outcomes of various innovative strategies identified to be applicable in India;
  5. Assist the members, partners and associates of ATPIO in initiating and/or continuing communication/coordination related to the adoption and/or implementation and/or monitoring of innovative strategies used in India transportation infrastructure planning and development.
  6. Provide summary information and/or links to other resources
Committee Members:

Kanthi Srikanth and Dr. Mohan Venigalla