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Traffic Forecasting Accuracy Assessment Research

Accurate traffic forecasts for highway planning and design help ensure that public dollars are spent wisely. Forecasts inform discussions about whether, when, how, and where to invest public resources to manage traffic flow, widen and remodel existing facilities, and where to locate, align, and how to size new ones. The TRB National Cooperative Highway Research Program's NCHRP Report 934: Traffic Forecasting Accuracy Assessment Research seeks to develop a process and methods by which to analyze and impro...

NHTSA: Specifying safety data

Auxiliary safety data are presented in the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) Auxiliary Datasets Analytical User’s Manual, 1982-2018 , a manual from The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. This manual includes elements that make it easier to extract certain data classifications and topical areas, such as commonly used age groups, crashes due to speeding, and crashes due to distraction.

NHTSA: Documenting safety data

Historical coding practices of safety data are documented in the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) from 1975 to 2018 , a manual from The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. This manual aims to enable the users to become familiar with the FARS data system. FARS is used to identify highway safety problem areas, provide a basis for regulatory and consumer information initiatives, and form the basis for cost and benefit analyses of highway safety initiatives.

RFP: Legal Considerations for Telecommunications at Airports

TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) has issued a request for proposals to produce a legal digest that examines the federal regulatory requirements and best practices for the various areas of telecommunications at airports, important emerging trends, and current issues. Proposals are due January 8, 2019.

TRB Straight to Recording for All: Visualization for Improving Transportation Planning and Asset Management

TRB released a series of recordings in November 2019 that explore how visualization may enhance transportation outcomes through improved transportation planning and asset management. Visualization is a powerful but often under-utilized approach in the transportation industry to build consensus and monitor progress of key transportation initiatives. Appropriate use of visualization techniques may bring clarity to complex data sets and improve communication between technical experts and policy makers....

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 act...

2020 TRB Annual Meeting: Register Today

Register and make hotel reservations today for the TRB 99th Annual Meeting, January 12-16, 2020, in Washington, D.C. Registration is required for all Annual Meeting attendees, including session speakers, poster presenters, and those who attend the exhibit hall, career fair, or any workshops. As part of TRB's Centennial Celebration, all full registrants at the 99th Annual Meeting will be eligible to pick up a complimentary copy of the book, The Transportation Research Board, 1920–2020: Everyone Intereste...

History Highlights - The Highway Capacity Manual: The Transportation Research Board’s Instant Best Seller

For some 70 years, the Highway Capacity Manual (HCM) has presented tools for quickly evaluating and comparing the operational effects of alternative design scenarios, allowing analysists to screen a variety of approaches, and select a reasonable number before considering more costly measures. Learn about the history of the HCM--TRB's "Best Seller." As part of the Centennial Celebration, TRB has initiated the History Highlights series that will regularly release stories that highlight the events and peopl...

Development of pathNav: A Pedestrian Navigation Tool that Utilizes Smart Data for Improved Accessibility and Walkability

The condition of sidewalks and pathways affect all pedestrians, but people with disabilities, older adults, and injured veterans are especially affected by them. For instance, among wheelchair users surveyed in the U.S., the wheelchair and the physical environment were the most significant factors limiting community participation. The TRB IDEA (Innovations Deserving Exploratory Analysis) Program's Transit IDEA Final Report 87: Development of pathNav: A Pedestrian Navigation Tool that Utilizes Smart Data ...

2020 TRB Annual Meeting: Plan Now to Exhibit

Act now to secure your exhibit space at the 2020 TRB Annual Meeting, January 12-16, 2020, in Washington, D.C. All indications are that attendance at the meeting will be the largest ever. Don't miss this opportunity to demonstrate your organization's support for transportation research and innovation, and to showcase your products and services to more than 13,000 transportation professionals. Some  149 organizations  have already secured space to be part of the 2020 exhibit, but prime locations ...

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