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U.S. DOT job opening: Electronics Engineer, OST-R

The Department of Transportation (DOT) is seeking an Electronics Engineer within the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology's (OST-R) Positioning, Navigation, and Timing and Spectrum Management Program. Applications accepted through March 9, 2021.

Watch: Equity and the Black Experience Webinar

The first episode of a webinar series on equity and the Black experience in transportation is now available to view online . TRB Executive Director Neil Pedersen moderated the event, which was hosted by the Council of University Transportation Centers - CUTC and included speakers Dorval Carter, Jr., President, Chicago Transit Authority; Jackie Grimshaw, Vice President, Government Affairs, Center for Neighborhood Technology; and Gregory D. Winfree, Director, Texas A&M Transportation Institute.

World Transit Research Newsletter: February 2021

Bimonthly newsletter released by the Institute of Transport Studies at Monash University

Improving bus route data

Bus on the Edge: Continuous Monitoring of Traffic and Infrastructure , released by Carnegie Mellon University

The Era of Smart Infrastructure Demands Strong Data, Technology Management

Asset management is necessary to keep transportation moving. Generally, it’s a process of maintaining, upgrading, and expanding physical assets. And we are on the verge of using technology to make it even more exciting. With limited staff and budgets, advanced technology appeals to managers in airports, sea ports, rail systems, transit agencies, and state departments of transportation alike. University of Washington Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering Yinhai Wang is the incoming chair of TRB...

RFP: Artificial Intelligence Opportunities for State and Local DOTs – A Research Roadmap

TRB's National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) has issued a request for proposals to develop a research roadmap that identifies and prioritizes research needs that will provide state and local departments of transportation with a better understanding of Artificial Intelligence (AI), what activities are suited for AI, and the potential ways AI could be applied. Proposals are due April 22, 2021 by 5:00 PM Eastern.

Automated Road Transportation Symposium 2021

Convened by TRB, the 2021 Automated Road Transportation Symposium (ARTS2021) will be held July 12-15, 2021 online. ARTS2021 is the continuation of the highly successful series of Automated Vehicle Symposia that TRB has convened since 2012 (with cosponsor Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International for the past seven years). This Symposium will continue to build on the previous symposia with discussions on the topics of shared mobility; cybersecurity; urban mobility planning; safety; artificial...

National Academies New Voices in Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Accepting Applications

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine New Voices in Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is now accepting applications for the next cohort. Outstanding early-to-mid-career leaders can provide new perspectives on issues and public communication modes for the National Academies, and help identify activities designed to expand the diversity of expertise that is engaged in the convening and advisory functions of the National Academies. During the course of the two year program, members...

Using Electronic Devices While Driving: Legislation and Enforcement Implications

Distracted driving is a complex and ever-increasing risk to public safety on roadways. Drivers’ use of electronic devices significantly diverts human attention resources away from the driving task. The enforcement community faces significant challenges as electronic device use has expanded beyond simply texting or talking. Legislation regulating electronic device use while driving is inconsistent in content and implementation. The TRB Behavioral Traffic Safety Cooperative Research Program's BTSCRP Resear...

TRB Webinar: Emerging Challenges for Congestion Pricing on Managed Lanes

There is often a disparity between the goals that state departments of transportation have for priced managed lanes and the public assumption for those goals. The public tends to be skeptical of priced managed lanes because the concept is difficult to explain to a non-technical audience. TRB will host a webinar on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 from 2:00-3:30 PM Eastern that will describe agency experiences about implementing priced managed lanes. Presenters will provide specific case examples and lessons le...

 
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