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2021 TRB Annual Meeting: Content available online for registrants

For sponsors and those who registered for the 2021 TRB Annual Meeting, held in January, content from the conference is available online. To access it, please make sure you are logged into MyTRB, then click on the Online Program .  Multimedia content can be located by clicking on "More Details" under individual events. Content includes recordings for nearly all the sessions and workshops, and, when available, presentations, abstracts, papers, and posters. Presenters may also upload their presentation...

A Pandemic Playbook for Transportation Agencies

Understanding pandemics, their impacts to transportation, and potential effective response has become more important, not only for the response to COVID-19, but also if, as the World Health Organization warns, we are now “living in a time of viruses.” TRB's National Cooperative Highway Research Program and Transit Cooperative Research Program have jointly issued  NCHRP Research Report 963/TCRP Research Report 225: A Pandemic Playbook for Transportation Agencies , which was created to improve transpo...

A Pandemic Playbook for Transportation Agencies

Understanding pandemics, their impacts to transportation, and potential effective response has become more important, not only for the response to COVID-19, but also if, as the World Health Organization warns, we are now “living in a time of viruses.” TRB's National Cooperative Highway Research Program and Transit Cooperative Research Program have jointly issued  NCHRP Research Report 963/TCRP Research Report 225: A Pandemic Playbook for Transportation Agencies , which was created to improve transpo...

Evaluation of an Automatic, Individual Computer-Based Driver Education and Training Program

Safety technologies and programs aimed at reducing or eliminating risky driving behaviors may prevent a large number of crashes. The TRB IDEA (Innovations Deserving Exploratory Analysis) Program's Transit IDEA Final Report 88: Evaluation of an Automatic, Individual Computer-Based Driver Education and Training Program analyzes a software program that uses onboard safety monitoring data to monitor driver behavior and automatically assign relevant, individualized online driver training as needed.

National Academies Climate Conversations: The Cost of Carbon

Join the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine for a conversation about the social cost of carbon in the United States. Register for Climate Conversations: The Cost of Carbon , which will be April 15 from 3-4 p.m. EST. The social cost of carbon is a metric used for incorporating the economic impacts of carbon emissions into federal decision-making. Justin Worland (TIME) will moderate a conversation with Richard Newell (Resources for the Future) and Rachel Cleetus (Union of Concerned S...

Long-Term Aging of Asphalt Mixtures for Performance Testing and Prediction: Phase III Results

The accurate characterization of the in situ aging of asphalt pavement materials over the service life of the pavement is of utmost importance to the implementation of mechanistic empirical (ME) pavement design and analysis methods. The TRB National Cooperative Highway Research Program's pre-publication draft of NCHRP   Research Report 973: Long-Term Aging of Asphalt Mixtures for Performance Testing and Prediction: Phase III Results refines the aging procedure developed in the original NCHRP Researc...

TR News November-December 2020: Recycled Material Web Map

The September–October 2020 issue of TRB's magazine is now available in full online. Issue 330 includes the cover story, “Recycled Material Web Map,” and features articles on topics including incorporating resiliency into freight mobility, living with transformational technologies, and pollution-reducing highway barriers. TR News is TRB's bimonthly magazine featuring timely articles on innovative and state-of-the-art research and practice in all modes of transportation. It also includes brief news items o...

TRB Webinar: Senior Leadership’s Role in Embedding Transportation Resilience

It is crucial that executive management and emergency response planners at state transportation agencies (DOTs) work together. TRB will host a webinar on Thursday, May 6, 2021 from 2:00-3:30 PM Eastern that will provide guidance for DOT senior executives about how to embed resilience into transportation planning. Presenters will share ways they have minimized the impact of and avoided potential disruptions. They will discuss implications and dimensions of resilience in transportation agencies and explai...

Measuring pedestrian traffic fatalities

Pedestrian Traffic Fatalities by State: 2020 Preliminary Data ,  released by the Governors' Highway Safety Association

Guidelines for Cost-Effective Safety Treatments of Roadside Ditches

Run-off-road traffic crashes account for almost one-third of the deaths and serious injuries each year on U.S. highways. The TRB National Cooperative Highway Research Program's NCHRP Web-Only Document 296: Guidelines for Cost-Effective Safety Treatments of Roadside Ditches provides new proposed design guidance for the configuration of ditches adjacent to the roadway. A supplemental PowerPoint Summary is available.

 
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