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TR News: Integrating Stormwater Infrastructure into State Department of Transportation Processes

The Alabama Department of Transportation (DOT) incorporated post-construction stormwater management design into the overall roadway design process. The Texas DOT developed the approval process for products used in the construction of a roadway to promote vegetation. And the Virginia DOT improved the management of data associated with stormwater infrastructure best management practices to effectively focus maintenance efforts. In a feature article in TR News magazine, Number 328, July-August 2020, the aut...

TRB Webinar: Keep on Truckin’--Using Simulators for CDL Testing During COVID-19

Truck driver training schools and Commercial Drivers’ License (CDL) testing agencies face pressure to keep up with the perennial driver shortages. During the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, these pressures are exacerbated by social distancing rules that increase the time and manpower demands for CDL road tests. TRB is hosting a webinar on Friday, November 6, 2020 from 1:00 to 2:30 PM Eastern that will explore the advantages of conducting CDL tests using truck driving simulators programmed to meet the s...

Advancing AI in transportation

Real-World AI Scenarios in Transportation for Possible Deployment , released by the U.S. Department of Transportation

Research helps connected and automated vehicles steer closer to reality

Connected and automated vehicles (CAVs) are the wave of the future, but when will we be ready for them? As part of the process towards getting there, TRB will host a webinar on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 that will present findings from a national pooled fund study on planning level capacity impacts of CAVs. Presenters will evaluate CAVs’ impacts on freeways and arterials under varying market penetration rates. The results of this research appear in the most recent edition of the Highway Capacity Manual ...

Save the date for How We Move Matters - July 14-15, 2021

Technology-enabled transportation services – like ridehailing, delivery apps, automated vehicles, and e-scooters – have revolutionized the way we move. But changing how we get around also impacts our environment. How does ridehailing affect air pollution in our communities? What are the environmental impacts of having packages delivered to our front door? Mark your calendars to join us on July 14-15, 2021 for How We Move Matters: Exploring theConnections between New Transportation and Mobility Options an...

National Academy of Engineering virtual annual meeting set for October 4-7

On October 4-7, the National Academy of Engineering will host its 56th annual meeting, on Engineering for Pandemics: Preparedness, Response, and Recovery . Plenary speakers and technical forum panelists will offer their perspectives on past pandemics, their impacts, and the role of engineering in preparing for and addressing them. The event will be held entirely online. The public program will begin at noon EDT Sunday, Oct. 4, with remarks by NAE Chair Donald C. Winter, NAE President John L. Anderson, an...

TRB Webinar: Benefitting from Weigh-in-Motion Data

How are state departments of transportation incorporating weigh-in-motion (WIM) data into their highway projects? TRB will host a webinar on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 from 12:00-1:30 PM Eastern that will discuss WIM data use in the United States and in Europe. Presenters will focus on the benefits of using WIM data for bridge and pavement design and management, load ratings, weight enforcement support, and freight planning logistics. This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Highway ...

TR News July-August 2020 issue table of contents now online

The July-August 2020 issue of TR News —with a focus on stormwater—is available in hard copy and digital copy for subscribers. For those who are not subscribers, the table of contents is available. Feature articles in the issue include "Integrating Stormwater Infrastructure into State Department of Transportation Processes," "Transportation Perspective on Virginia’s Nonpoint Source Nutrient Credit Program," "Five Pillars of Construction Stormwater Management," and much more. This is Issue 328.

TRB Webinar: Balancing the Scales--Equity Analysis in Transportation Planning

Historically, certain individuals and communities, including those from minority, low-income, and limited English proficiency populations, have not benefited equitably from transportation investments and programs. Understanding the impacts of transportation investments on these individuals and communities and taking steps to address inequities are critical functions of transportation agencies. TRB will cohost a webinar with COMTO on Thursday, October 22, 2020 from 2:00 to 3:30 pm Eastern that will help t...

Critical Issues in Transportation 2019

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and equity issues will be included soon in   Critical Issues in Transportation 2019 . In this report, which is updated periodically by the TRB Executive Committee, a series of challenging questions are posed to explore issues and opportunities that may arise 10 to 20 years into the future. These questions, 63 in all, have been organized into 12 topic areas and provide a way to frame future areas of research, policy analysis, and debate. Critical issues identified...

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