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Call for Nominations: Sharon D. Banks Award for Humanitarian Leadership in Transportation

The Transportation Research Board is seeking nominations for the Sharon D. Banks Award for Humanitarian Leadership in Transportation . This TRB award, which recognizes excellence in people-oriented initiatives throughout transportation, was inaugurated in 2002 and is presented biennially. The next presentation of the award will be made during the Chair’s Luncheon on January 15, 2020, during the TRB 99th Annual Meeting . Nominations must be submitted no later than July 31, 2019. Sharon D. Banks was the Ge...

NASEM Webinar Series: The Future of Light-Duty Vehicle Technologies and Infrastructure

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is hosting a webinar series about the future of light-duty vehicle technologies and infrastructure. The goal of the webinar series is to discuss particular technology topics from a variety of public and private sector perspectives. Presenters will estimate the cost and effectiveness of fuel efficiency technologies for light duty vehicles in the 2025-2035 time period. There will be a total of eight webinars, and attendees have the option to reg...

Digital Trends in the Rail Sector

Unife in Belgium has released a report that outlines how digital trends are affecting the rail industry and how they will do so in the future. This report focuses on the experience of rail passengers as well as the logistics for carrying freight. It identifies major areas in digital trends and their impact on the rail industry.

SHRP 2 Safety Data Student Paper Competition 2017-2019

TRB's Transportation Research Circular E-C243: SHRP 2 Safety Data Student Paper Competition 2017-2019 contains student papers that were selected from a competition to promote use of the SHRP 2 Safety Data. A call for abstracts was issued in October 2017 to graduate students across the country, soliciting innovative ideas for using the data. The Review Panel for the SHRP 2 Safety Data Student Paper Competition selected eight students to conduct their research. These students subsequently received a d...

Which of Your Colleagues Have Contributed to TRB's Centennial Activities? Join Them Today!

TRB turns 100 on November 11, 2020. You are invited to join your colleagues listed below who have contributed to the TRB Century Club to support activities that will mark the anniversary; promote the value of transportation research; and celebrate the achievements of TRB’s volunteers, sponsors, affiliates, and staff. Details on the Century Club and a link to contribute is available at . Additional information on the Centennial Celebration activities is avail...

TRB Webinar: The Making of a Smart Airport: Preparing for the Internet of Things

TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, May 22, 2019, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that features research from the Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Research Report 191 : A Primer to Prepare for the Connected Airport and the Internet of Things. The Internet of Things (IoT), as defined by the International Telecommunications Union, is “a global infrastructure for the information society, enabling advanced services by interconnecting (physical and virtual) things based on existing and evolving int...

Public Transit Rider Origin–Destination Survey Methods and Technologies

TRB’s Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Synthesis 138: Public Transit Rider Origin–Destination Survey Methods and Technologies captures the state of the practice among agencies of different sizes, geographic locations, and modes and evaluates the opportunities for and challenges of conducting surveys in an era of emerging technologies. The report presents the reality and complexity of conducting origin–destination surveys and will allow agencies to compare what they are currently doing with wha...

Development and Demonstration of Merge Assist System using Connected Vehicle Technology

The Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of Minnesota has released a report that develops a merge assist system using vehicle-to-vehicle communication technologies. The goal of this report is to accurately acquire vehicle positioning information at a freeway entrance ramp in order to make merging safer.

Low Cost ITS

PIARC has released a report that investigates low-cost information technology services (ITS) for low- and middle-income countries to increase their urban mobility. This report seeks to clarify service areas, stakeholders, business models and costs, system architecture, quality of service, and other aspects of low-cost ITS. The report is available for no fee after logging onto the site.

International Conference on Advances in Materials and Pavement Performance Prediction (AM3P)*

TRB is cosponsoring the International Conference on Advances in Materials and Pavement Performance Prediction (AM3P) on May 27-29, 2020 in San Antonio, Texas. This conference provides an international forum for researchers and practitioners involved in computational modeling, experimental characterization, and field testing for the prediction of the short and long-term performance of various types of pavements. The conference will explore mechanistic pavement analysis, design and rehabilitation, and the ...

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