History of TED
This will be the third international conference on this subject. The first conference on the subject of
transportation and economic development was in Williamsburg, Virginia in November 1989. The initiators
of the conference TRB committee A1A06, the predecessor of the current TRB committee ADD-10. The program
is available from
There were 6 plenary sessions and
4 breakout sessions. The total attendance was about 100.
The second national conference on this subject, which was sponsored by a number of organizations*,
was held in Portland, Oregon in May 2002. Material from that conference is available at:
There were 3 plenary sessions and 19 breakout
sessions. Total attendance was about 230.
TED 2006, which is tentatively sponsored by, among others, TRB, the Federal Reserve Banks of St.
Louis and the FHWA (other sponsors are to be added), will address both regional and national transportation
issues in economic development. The Transportation and Logistics Program of Institute for Economic Advancement
at University of Arkansas at Little Rock and the TRB Committee ADD-10 (formerly called TRB committee A1A06)
are to organize TED 2006. The Peabody Hotel of Little Rock will be the site of the conference.
TED2006 will cover national and international issues but will also have special sessions to discuss the
perspectives and analysis of transportation issues in the Southwest and Southeast regions. These sessions
will cover NAFTA issues, and other related border, trade and transportation issues. This region is home to
logistics giants such as Wal-Mart based in Bentonville, AR and FedEx based in Memphis, TN.
* including the Transportation Research Board (TRB), the Rahall Appalachian Transportation Institute at
Marshall University the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO),
the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the American
Planning Association, the Association for European Transport, the Association of Metropolitan Planning
Organizations (MPOs), the ASCE Committee on Urban Transport and Economics, the CODATU Urban Transport
for the Third World, the Eno Transportation Foundation, the International Economic Development Council,
the National Association of Development Organizations, the National Association of State Development Agencies
and various State Transportation Departments and other TRB committees.