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RFP: Improving Public Transportation in Rural Areas and Tribal Communities

TRB's National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) has issued a request for proposals to produce a guidebook on how to initiate new and enhance existing rural and tribal public transportation services that improve mobility and accessibility. The guidebook should promote practices that are responsive to customers and aid transit providers in improving efficiency and effectiveness. The guidebook should also help transit providers better leverage and coordinate resources, comply with federal requir...

Prioritizing road treatments

On-Road Public Transport Priority Tool , released by Austroads

Improving traffic management

Opportunities to Build Capacity in Traffic Management , released by Austroads

RFP: Considering Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Climate Change in Environmental Reviews: Resources for State DOTs

TRB's National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) has released a request for proposals to develop and pilot a handbook for state departments of transportation (DOTs) with resources and approaches for addressing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and climate change impacts in environmental reviews. Proposals are due March 11, 2021 at 5:00 PM Eastern.

RFP: Guidance on Risks Related to Emerging and Disruptive Transportation Technologies

TRB's National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) has issued a request for proposals to (1) develop a register of risks to state and local transportation agencies and their constituents posed by the emerging technologies of Connected and Automated vehicles, electric vehicles, Mobility on Demand/Mobility as a Service, and Advanced Air Mobility, (2) recommend approaches agencies can use to prioritize those risks, and (3) identify policies and actions to address the risks along with the potential ...

2021 TRB Annual Meeting: Mobile App Now Available

Download the TRB Annual Meeting mobile app before the 100th Annual Meeting. To download the app, search “TRB 2021” in the Apple Store or Google Play. When opening the app for the first time, enter the same email address used to register for the Annual Meeting to unlock the app. The app provides registered attendees with the ability to search the full schedule of events, program participants, exhibitors, and more through their iPhones, iPads, and Android devices. Create a personal itinerary and a list of ...

2021 TRB Annual Meeting: Resource Pages are Available

Resource pages for the 2021 TRB Annual Meeting are available. Visit this page for information about how to participate in the virtual meeting , the the online program , mobile app  (available in late December), and other information . The TRB 100th Annual Meeting will be conducted as a virtual event  throughout January 2021. Exact dates are January 5-8, 11-15, 21-22, and 25-29. Registration is required for all Annual Meeting attendees, including session speakers, poster presenters, and those w...

Second Episode of New Podcast, Transportation Explorers, is Available

TRB is pleased to announce the second episode of our new podcast, Transportation Explorers. The series gives voice to the many volunteers of the Transportation Research Board and other leading transportation experts. The co-hosts explore the latest and most critical research and innovations in transportation. In this episode, Katie Turnbull of the Texas A&M Transportation Institute discusses transportation priorities for the state and also for the rest of the United States as we continue recovering f...

The Role of Transit, Shared Modes, and Public Policy in the New Mobility Landscape

If combined with public transit and increased in scale, shared modes of transportation, such as ride-hailing, scooter sharing and bike sharing, can enhance mobility, equity, and sustainability in metropolitan areas. Cities, transit agencies, and shared mobility providers should collaborate in goal-setting, experimentation, testing, and implementation. These are among the findings in TRB Special Report 337: The Role of Transit, Shared Modes, and Public Policy in the New Mobility Landscape , from TRB and T...

TRB Webinar: A Two-Way Ticket – Collaborative Planning Among Airports & Public Agencies

How important is it for airports and public agencies to collaborate? TRB is hosting a webinar on Thursday, February 18, 2021 from 2:00 to 3:30 PM Eastern that will discuss these collaboration efforts. Public-use airports, metropolitan planning organizations, and local land-use/ transportation planning agencies all have independent yet interrelated planning processes. Presenters will provide examples of collaborative partnering among airport and surface transportation planning organizations. They will sh...

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