TRB's 61st Annual Workshop on Transportation Law

Transportation Research Board's 61st Annual Workshop on Transportation Law
07.24.2022 – 07.27.2022
Portland, OR

On July 24-27, 2022, Christine Ryan, Nancy Smith and Bernadette Duran-Brown participated in panel discussions during the Transportation Research Board's (TRB) 61st Annual Workshop on Transportation Law in Portland, OR.

On July 25, Christine served as a panelist during “Avoiding Disputes by Drafting Understandable and Enforceable Contracts.” Nancy served as the moderator. The panel discussed complications in drafting and interpreting contracts for state and local transportation agencies, as well as legal issue considered in resolving disputes, and provided practical tips about measures that agencies can adopt to reduce the chances of future problems.

On July 26, Bernadette participated in the session “Years in Review: Developments in Eminent Domain and Land Use Law and Practice 2020-2022.” She and her fellow panelists reviewed recent developments and emerging issues in eminent domain law and property valuation including the SCOTUS Cedar Point Nursery; use of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; valuation of reversionary interests in roads, streets and highways; and severance of water rights resulting from takings, among others.

Each year TRB's Workshop on Transportation Law provides opportunities to meet and hear from federal, state and local government transportation attorneys and private transportation practitioners from around the country. In-depth sessions on significant legal issues in transportation are presented by leading subject matter practitioners including senior attorneys from the Federal Highway Administration, Federal Transit Administration and Federal Railroad Administration.

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