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TRB Webinar: Research and Lessons Learned Implementing Diverging Diamond Interchanges

TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, June 26, 2019, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that discusses diverging diamond interchanges (DDIs). An increasing number of states are utilizing DDIs as a way to potentially solve their congestion and safety hotspots. Research is now underway to determine how states may apply DDIs in specific situations. This webinar will discuss previous and current research into DDIs. The presenters will tie this research into the design phase in order to show how DDIs may be implem...

FHWA R&T Now - March/April 2019

The U.S. Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has released the latest issue of its Research and Technology (R&T) Now news update. Each issue reports on research, technology, and development activities taking place within the U.S. Department of Transportation. This edition features information about: Large diameter, open-end piles projects Long-Term Bridge Performance Program’s InfoBridge web portal Use of ultra-high performance concrete on bridges How transportation assists aging populations

TRB Webinar: Rapid Scenario Planning: Freeway Facilities Analysis Using the HCM

TRB will conduct a webinar on Monday, July 29, 2019, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that provides updates to the latest version of the Highway Capacity Manual (HCM), Sixth Edition: A Guide for Multimodal Mobility Analysis, which will be released next year. HCM is commonly used by transportation agencies to evaluate and forecast operations of roadway facilities. It may also be used to cost-effectively and reliably support agencies’ planning, programming, and management decisions. This webinar will provide an ...

TRB Webinar: Cone Penetration Test and Liquefaction Evaluation for Highway Bridges

TRB will conduct a webinar on Monday, June 24, 2019, from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM ET that discusses the cone penetration test (CPT), which can provide data for investigating and characterizing site specific subsurface conditions . Improperly characterizing subsurface conditions may increase risks during the planning, design, construction, and operation of transportation infrastructure. This webinar will focus on using CPT to assess geoseismic hazards, such as liquefaction, using a case study of a highway brid...

Call for Nominations: Sharon D. Banks Award for Humanitarian Leadership in Transportation - Nominations Due July 31!

The Transportation Research Board is seeking nominations for the Sharon D. Banks Award for Humanitarian Leadership in Transportation . This TRB award, which recognizes excellence in people-oriented initiatives throughout transportation, was inaugurated in 2002 and is presented biennially. The next presentation of the award will be made during the Chair’s Luncheon on January 15, 2020, during the TRB 99th Annual Meeting . Nominations must be submitted no later than July 31, 2019. Sharon D. Banks was the Ge...

13th Annual Competition and Call for Communications Concepts with John and Jane Q. Public: Entries due July 26, 2019

The TRB Technical Activities Division’s Standing Committee on Public Involvement in Transportation is holding its 13th annual John and Jane Public Communications Contest. The John and Jane Public Communications contest recognizes excellence in communications on technical transportation topics or issues to lay persons. This year’s theme is on the need for transportation investments and issues related to funding. The deadline to apply is July 26, 2019.  Additional information on the contest and entry ...

Thank You to Organizations that have Contributed to TRB's Centennial Activities! Join Them Today!

TRB turns 100 on November 11, 2020. Your organization is invited to join the entities listed below that have contributed to the TRB Century Patron program 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. Century Patron contribution levels begin at $3,000 for organizations with fewer than 30 employees and $5,000 for larger organizations. Additional information on the Cent...

Transportation Research OnlineFirst: This Week’s Update of Recently Released Transportation Research Record Papers

Papers released the week of June 10 through the Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board OnlineFirst portal include the following: Data Collection and Modeling Results to Permit Estimation of Meteorological Effects on Roadway Noise - Roger L. Wayson, Kenneth Kaliski, John M. MacDonald, Erik M. Salomons, Darlene D. Reiter Extracting Horizontal Curvature Data from GIS Maps: Clustering Method - Bekir Bartin, Kaan Ozbay, Chuan Xu Flexural Capacity Enhancement of Timber Bea...

2020 TRB Annual Meeting: Papers Due August 1!

TRB is accepting papers for consideration as part of the program for the 99th TRB Annual Meeting, January 12-16, 2020, in Washington, D.C., and/or for publication in the Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board (TRR). All papers for presentation at the 2020 TRB Annual Meeting must be submitted to TRB’s paper submission website by August 1, 2019. Please be sure to consult the Instructions for Authors before submitting your paper. The spotlight theme for the 2020 meeting...

Transportation Research OnlineFirst: This Week’s Update of Recently Released Transportation Research Record Papers

Papers released the week of June 3 through the Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board OnlineFirst portal include the following: Wreck on the Highway: Intersectionality of Driver Culpability, Tetrahydrocannabinols, Other Intoxicants and Fatalities in Washington State - Youngki Woo, Dale W. Willits, Mary K. Stohr, Craig Hemmens, Staci Hoff Development of Risk Predictive Collision Avoidance System and Its Impact on Traffic and Vehicular Safety - Donghoun Lee, Sehyun Tak...

 
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