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U.S.-China Mobility Management Meeting

China Highway and Transportation Society and TRB are jointly convening a U.S.-China Mobility Management Meeting on August 26-27, 2020 online. With the continuous development of new transportation and mobility technologies and the increased role of “Big Data”, the transportation field has ushered in great changes which effectively reduce crashes, increase mobility services and improve the efficiency of urban transportation. As a result, the changes improve mobility for residents and workers. This event wi...

TRB Executive Director Neil Pedersen to give closing plenary at ITE virutal annual meeting

On Thursday, August 13, Neil Pedersen will present the closing plenary session at the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) virtual annual meeting. Starting at 4 PM Eastern, he will share his insights on how the transportation industry has been impacted by and will continue to be shaped by the coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic.

U.S. DOT looking to hire a director for research and technology

The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology (OST-R) coordinates the U.S. DOT’s research programs and is charged with advancing the deployment of cross-cutting technologies to improve the U.S. transportation system. The Director of the Office of Research, Development and Technology, in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology (OST-R) plays a critical role in fulfilling OST-R's primary mission in coordination, facilitation, and review of U.S. Department of Tra...

TRR: Real-Time Piecewise Regression: Application to Effective and Economical Collection of GPS Trajectory Data

Trajectory data are reported to have served many different mobility purposes. Vehicle travel trajectories are acquired via real-time communication between a data center and in-vehicle gadgets such as smartphones and GPS navigators. "Real-Time Piecewise Regression: Application to Effective and Economical Collection of GPS Trajectory Data," by Yang Zhang, Yuandong Liu, and Lee D. Han, looks at the evaluation and compression of GPS locations as they are produced. From 2017, this study was 2019's third-most ...

Forum on Preparing for Automatied Vehicles and Shared Mobility

The National Academies/TRB Forum on Preparing for Automated Vehicles and Shared Mobility is hosting an online event for Forum members to provide feedback on drafts of white papers describing the status of priority research topics. The AV/SM Forum brings together public, private, and research organizational partner expert members to share perspectives on the critical issues surrounding the deployment of automated vehicles and shared mobility. A key emphasis is on the discussion, identification, and facili...

TRB Webinar: Framework for Managing Data from Emerging Technologies

With increased connectivity between vehicles, sensors, systems, shared-use transportation, and mobile devices, unexpected and unparalleled amounts of data are being added to the transportation domain at a rapid rate. These data are too large, too varied in nature, and will change too quickly to be handled by the traditional database management systems of most transportation agencies. TRB is hosting a webinar on Thursday, September 10, 2020 from 2:00 to 3:30 PM Eastern that will provide guidance for tran...

Self-driving vehicle fleets: A new form of transit

Most recent podcast episode from Monash University in Australia

Do automated and connected vehicles increase road capacity?

Assessment of Capacity Changes Due to Automated Vehicles on Interstate Corridors , released by the Virginia Department of Transportation

TRB Webinar: Stay Current on Research in Progress

All transportation researchers and students are invited to a TRB webinar on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM ET. The webinar will provide users of TRB's Research in Progress (RiP) Database with the latest information about RiP's search and data entry interfaces.  The RiP Database is a leading tool for transportation professionals to stay updated on current or recently-completed transportation research projects. In order to comply with federal Public Access Plan requirements, project...

TRB Webinar: Modeling Long-Distance Intercity Travel for Sustainable Global Travel

The majority of travel demand models are derived from daily home- and work-based travel. But modeling intercity travel is also important. TRB will host a webinar on Monday, September 21, 2020 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Eastern that will discuss long-distance intercity travel models from Vermont, Florida, and Ontario. These models use integrated air and surface mode choice, social media data, and activity-based methods. Presenters will explain how addressing the economic, environmental, and social equity iss...

 
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