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Research Day at ITF Annual Summit - Transport Innovation for Sustainable Development

The International Transport Forum (ITF), together with the European Conference of Transport Research Institutes (ECTRI), Transportation Research Board (TRB), and the World Conference on Transport Research Society (WCTRS) will hold a Research Day on Transport Innovation for Sustainable Development during the ITF Annual Summit May 26-28, 2021 in Leipzig, Germany. The Research Day would focus on three specific topics. Policy makers need the input from researchers to provide knowledge and solutions on how to...

Position Available: Supervisory General Engineer

The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has an  opening for a position  that closes August 24, 2020.

TRB Executive Director Neil Pedersen to give closing plenary at ITE virutal annual meeting

On Thursday, August 13, Neil Pedersen will present the closing plenary session at the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) virtual annual meeting. Starting at 4 PM Eastern, he will share his insights on how the transportation industry has been impacted by and will continue to be shaped by the coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic.

TRR: Real-Time Piecewise Regression: Application to Effective and Economical Collection of GPS Trajectory Data

Trajectory data are reported to have served many different mobility purposes. Vehicle travel trajectories are acquired via real-time communication between a data center and in-vehicle gadgets such as smartphones and GPS navigators. "Real-Time Piecewise Regression: Application to Effective and Economical Collection of GPS Trajectory Data," by Yang Zhang, Yuandong Liu, and Lee D. Han, looks at the evaluation and compression of GPS locations as they are produced. From 2017, this study was 2019's third-most ...

Forum on Preparing for Automatied Vehicles and Shared Mobility

The National Academies/TRB Forum on Preparing for Automated Vehicles and Shared Mobility is hosting an online event for Forum members to provide feedback on drafts of white papers describing the status of priority research topics. The AV/SM Forum brings together public, private, and research organizational partner expert members to share perspectives on the critical issues surrounding the deployment of automated vehicles and shared mobility. A key emphasis is on the discussion, identification, and facili...

Guidelines for Drafting Liability Neutral Transportation Engineering Documents and Communication Strategies

In the legal system, transportation engineering documents drafted by the transportation industry include manuals, studies, research documents, memoranda, and email. These documents are frequently used by litigants and courts as evidence bearing on the standard of care or duties for transportation agencies sued for alleged negligence in operation of transportation facilities. The TRB National Cooperative Highway Research Program's NCHRP Legal Research Digest 83: Guidelines for Drafting Liability Neutral T...

TRB Webinar: Stay Current on Research in Progress

All transportation researchers and students are invited to a TRB webinar on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM ET. The webinar will provide users of TRB's Research in Progress (RiP) Database with the latest information about RiP's search and data entry interfaces.  The RiP Database is a leading tool for transportation professionals to stay updated on current or recently-completed transportation research projects. In order to comply with federal Public Access Plan requirements, project...

History Highlights: Organizing the American Association of Highway Officials (AASHO) Road Test

The AASHO (American Association of State Highway Officials) Road Test, which would end up costing two orders of magnitude more than the 1950 Maryland road test, started as the regional project of the Mississippi Valley Conference of State Highway Departments. As with the WASHO (Western Association of State Highway Officials) Road Test, planning began in 1951, but already AASHO members had an appetite to do something bigger. They aspired to build new test loops that would accommodate a wider range of both...

ITF Summit announces dates for May 2021 in Germany

The next International Transport Forum (ITF) Summit will take place May 26-28, 2021 in Leipzig, Germany, after a hiatus imposed by COVID-19. The theme of the Summit will be “Transport Innovation for Sustainable Development.” Stay tuned for future updates on registration, speakers, and more. TRB is a proud co-sponsor of the event.

Featured Centennial Paper - 100 Years of TRB Steel Bridge Research

Steel has been used in bridges for well over 100 years, beginning with the construction of Eads Bridge in St. Louis, MO in 1874, the first steel bridge in the world. Over the years, the HRB/TRB Standing Technical Committee on Steel Bridges has contributed to major advancements in the state of knowledge of steel bridge engineering, helping to develop, review, and disseminate results of research in welding of steel bridges, low-alloy steels, high strength steels, weathering steel and other corrosion-resist...

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