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TRB Webinar: Why surface transportation agencies use drones

Unmanned aircraft systems (UASs), or drones, have broad applications. TRB is hosting a webinar on Tuesday, February 25, from 2:00 to 3:30 PM Eastern that explores UAS applications for surface transportation agencies. The webinar will address how UASs can be implemented within state departments of transportation and what their applications are. Presenters will discuss challenges and opportunities regarding using UASs for data collection and identify potential impacts on future applications. This webinar d...

Take what you learned at #TRBAM and get involved with TRB

We hope you had a wonderful experience at the 2020 TRB Annual Meeting. Thank you for joining us. The meeting may be over, but this is a great time to jump start your interactions with TRB. Subscribe & follow: Weekly newsletter TR News print subscription TRR Journal Social media Be a friend: Receive email updates and volunteer opportunities. Log into MyTRB , update your Profile and navigate to the Committees tab to Become a Friend of a Committee. Look up your new contacts from the Annual Meeting in th...

New TRB video: Your Future in Transportation

Your Future in Transportation, a new video produced especially for the TRB Centennial Celebration, is now available. You can view it on the Centennial website's homepage or watch it here. Critical to TRB’s and the transportation community’s future is a diverse workforce that can creatively deal with the innovations that will define transportation in the future. This video highlights the excitement, challenges, and fulfillment that those who select transportation as their career path can expect to address...

The Transportation Research Board, 1920-2020; Everyone Interested is Invited - On sale now

TRB is pleased to announce that the TRB Centennial Book is now available for purchase. In The Transportation Research Board, 1920–2020: Everyone Interested Is Invited , author Sarah Jo Peterson tells the story of how people and institutions created and have continued to shape TRB. In a compelling narrative accompanied by more than 150 images exploring the history of transportation and research, she argues that TRB can be best understood as an infrastructure—one that people purposely designed and devotedl...

“Tell Us ‘Our’ Story” - How has TRB helped enhance the quality of life, safety, and/or economy of your physical community?

TRB officially turns 100 on November 11, 2020. To help celebrate the centennial TRB is asking you to “Tell Us ‘Our’ Story.” This month’s question is: How has TRB helped enhance the quality of life, safety, and/or economy of your physical community? Please submit your responses in to this month's question by January 31, 2020. TRB welcomes all stories: small or large, profound or light-hearted, sobering or humorous. The TRB “Tell Us ‘Our’ Story" centennial activity is designed to allow as many of you (TRB...

U.S. Transportation Secretary Chao highlights autonomous vehicles, innovative technologies at TRB Annual Meeting 2020

Autonomous vehicles (AV) took center stage at the Chair’s Luncheon of the Transportation Research Board’s Annual Meeting this week. U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao announced “AV 4.0,” a new DOT-White House initiative created to unify AV efforts across 38 federal government entities, focusing chiefly on the potential of increased safety with less human error. One part of this initiative is an expansion of the Partnership for Analytics Research in Traffic Safety (PARTS) program, ...

RFP: Application of Big Data Approaches for Traffic Incident Management (TIM)

TRB's National Cooperative Highway Research Program has issued a request for proposals to demonstrate the feasibility and practical value of Big Data approaches to improve traffic incident management. Proposals are due February 18, 2020.

Massive group photo kicks off the TRBAM 2020

TRB gathered a group photo at the Annual Meeting to celebrate attendees and a record year of attendance at 13,900+. The result was a magnificent display of many of the world's best and brightest thinkers in the world of transportation, also showing what a multimodal group the annual meeting brings together of people from all over the world. For the full-size photo that allows you to scroll close and find yourself and your colleagues, go here .

New TRB video: Your future in transportation

TRB released a new video, Your future in transportation , at the TRB Annual Meeting. As the Transportation Research Board of the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine turns 100 on November 11, 2020, we are focused on the role of research and taking the lessons learned into the future of transportation. Along with the video, we released a companion book, The Transportation Research Board, 1920–2020 Everyone Interested Is Invited . This is an exciting time for young people to be cons...

Featured Centennial Paper - Challenges and the Road Ahead for Intermodal Freight Terminals

Intermodal terminal design and operations are now facing different kinds of challenges, with escalating volumes, rising customer expectations, and increased community concerns over emissions and traffic congestion. The Standing Committee on Intermodal Freight Terminal Design and Operations (AT050) has evolved by both broadening the scope of the intermodal terminal issues it addresses and fostering deeper understanding of the processes and technologies critical for the industry’s future. To learn more abo...

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