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Transport Week 2023

March 13-17, 2023
Washington D.C. and online

Climate change, COVID-19, and macroeconomic indicators continue to disrupt the global transport sector – and the people and businesses that rely on it – in unprecedented ways.

Transforming Transportation 2023, the 20th edition of this flagship event, will be an in-person experience organized at the World Bank Headquarters in Washington, DC, on March 14-15, 2023.

During the week of March 13, there are several additional events that transport professionals are welcome to attend.


DateTime TitleRegistrationWatch Livestream
Tuesday, March 14 and Wednesday, March 15

8:30 AM-5:00 PM

Preston Auditorium

Transforming Transportation core forum daysRegister to attendRegister to watch livestream
  Join the 20th edition of this flagship event, where experts from all over the world will discuss some of the core challenges facing the transport sector in developing countries: resilience, logistics, decarbonization, innovation and financing.  
Thursday, March 16


MC C2-350

1st Annual World Bank Conference on Transport EconomicsRegister to AttendWebex Link
  The conference aims to serve as a place where young economists and transport specialist doing research on transportation issues relevant to developing countries present and discuss their work with researchers, policymakers, and transport practitioners.    
Thursday, March 16



Report Launch: Challenges and opportunities for end of life of electric vehicles batteries in low- and middle-income countriesRegister to AttendWebex Link
  Expecting a major increase of used electric vehicles in LMICs, this report looks at the impacts this can have in LMICs, and the opportunities of repurposing/ reuse and recycling.   
Thursday, March 16



Safe Roads to Decarbonize MobilityRegister to attendWebex Link  
  In this session speakers will share their experience in developing policies and interventions to mitigate climate change and the inter-relation between decarbonizing mobility and improving road safety.  
Thursday, March 16

8:15 AM - 5:45 PM


Paratransit DayRegister to AttendRegister to watch livestream
  The need to improve paratransit services and facilitate their integration into a decarbonized public transport system is clear, but the question is how? Join this session to share knowledge and initiatives around paratransit improvement. Find out more here.  
Friday, March 17



Towards a Transport Data Commons - Making High Quality Transport Data AccessibleRegister to attend Webex link
  The Transport Data Commons Initiative (TDCI) is a coalition of currently more than 20 leading organizations in transport working together to create a shared, public, accessible, and frequently updated database for the transportation sector. This workshop will provide a platform for engaging with the Transport Data Commons, and to find opportunities for data sharing.  
Friday, March 17



Roundtable Dialogue for establishing an African Transportation Research AllianceRegister to attendIn person only
  Help shape the direction of the African Transportation Research Alliance (ATRA) at this roundtable discussion (view the agenda).