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FHWA R&T Now - March/April 2019

The U.S. Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has released the latest issue of its Research and Technology (R&T) Now news update. Each issue reports on research, technology, and development activities taking place within the U.S. Department of Transportation. This edition features information about: Large diameter, open-end piles projects Long-Term Bridge Performance Program’s InfoBridge web portal Use of ultra-high performance concrete on bridges How transportation assists aging populations

TRB Webinar: How Agency Culture Is Transforming with the Use of Performance Measures

TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, June 27, 2019, from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM ET to discuss how transportation agencies are heading toward performance management practices as part of agency culture. Presenters will explain how agencies may achieve strategic objectives by using oversight performance measures to drive organizational improvements. This webinar will focus on how agencies are making their journey, overcoming obstacles along the way, and planning future steps to eventually reach sustainable p...

Call for Nominations: Sharon D. Banks Award for Humanitarian Leadership in Transportation - Nominations Due July 31!

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...

13th Annual Competition and Call for Communications Concepts with John and Jane Q. Public: Entries due July 26, 2019

The TRB Technical Activities Division’s Standing Committee on Public Involvement in Transportation is holding its 13th annual John and Jane Public Communications Contest. The John and Jane Public Communications contest recognizes excellence in communications on technical transportation topics or issues to lay persons. This year’s theme is on the need for transportation investments and issues related to funding. The deadline to apply is July 26, 2019.  Additional information on the contest and entry ...

Thank You to Organizations that have Contributed to TRB's Centennial Activities! Join Them Today!

TRB turns 100 on November 11, 2020. Your organization is invited to join the entities listed below that have contributed to the TRB Century Patron program 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. Century Patron contribution levels begin at $3,000 for organizations with fewer than 30 employees and $5,000 for larger organizations. Additional information on the Cent...

2020 TRB Annual Meeting: Papers Due August 1!

TRB is accepting papers for consideration as part of the program for the 99th TRB Annual Meeting, January 12-16, 2020, in Washington, D.C., and/or for publication in the Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board (TRR). All papers for presentation at the 2020 TRB Annual Meeting must be submitted to TRB’s paper submission website by August 1, 2019. Please be sure to consult the Instructions for Authors before submitting your paper. The spotlight theme for the 2020 meeting...

TRB Straight to Recording for All: Evidence-Based Methods for Cities to Actively Manage the Final 50 Feet of the Urban Goods System to Gain Productivity

TRB released a series of recordings in June 2019 that explores how cities may strategically manage the final 50 feet of the urban goods delivery system. After a brief introduction, the presenters will identify key findings on commercial vehicles loading and unloading at curbs and alleys in dense urban areas. They will also discuss research outcomes for the final 50 feet and how this research is being used to inform new developments.  This series was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Ur...

New Directions for Data-Driven Transport Safety

The International Transport Forum has released a report that explores how data collection, analysis, and data sharing may unlock innovations in transportation safety. This report examines emerging solutions to better assess crash numbers and to understand factors that contribute to them. It also identifies ways to address infrastructure safety problems in a proactive manner and determine how road safety may benefit from driver assistance systems and cooperative connected solutions.

TRB Webinar: Innovations in Freight Data

TRB will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, July 16, 2019, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET to highlight key presentations from the April workshop entitled Innovations in Freight Data . Presenters will discuss the latest applications of emerging data sources and data fusion methods. They will identify freight data tools that are adaptable, flexible, user-friendly, and preserve proprietary data, or that are developed with open source technology. Presenters will also describe transferable methods of data collection, ...

TRB Webinar: Visualization for Transportation Decision-Making, Operations, and Safety

TRB will conduct a webinar on Monday, July 8, 2019, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that discusses visualization in transportation decision-making, operations, and safety. In the transportation industry, visualization is a way to build consensus and monitor the progress of initiatives. Properly utilizing visualization techniques may bring clarity to complex data sets and improve communication between technical experts and policymakers. The presenters will discuss ways that visualization may enhance transporta...

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