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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...

TRB's Neil Pedersen featured on Hard Facts podcast

Neil Pedersen shares the details of TRB’s The Future Interstate Report: 10 Big Ideas for the 21st Century   on the Hard Facts podcast.  From the podcast website: "It is no secret that America’s worn out interstate highway infrastructure has surpassed its intended shelf life. Our current highway system can’t keep up with increasing severe weather events and rising levels of congestion. Infrastructure investment is necessary, yet Congress still struggles to find a sustainable funding mechanism de...

RFP: Manual for Incorporating Nondestructive Testing (NDT) in Quality Assurance of Highway Pavement Construction

TRB's National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) has issued a request for proposals to develop a guidance manual to assist state departments of transportation in selecting and incorporating non-destructive testing methods into their quality assurance programs for highway pavement construction. Proposals are due December 19, 2019.

RFP: State Practices Promoting Older Driver Safety

TRB's Behavioral Traffic Safety Cooperative Research Program (BTSCRP) has issued a request for proposals to develop a guide for state highway safety offices to enhance older driver safety based on Highway Safety Program Guideline No. 13, Older Driver Safety. Proposals are due January 7, 2020.

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...

Using Medical X-Ray Machine to Determine the Service Life of Concrete

Concrete is a porous material that allows materials to move through it. The number of pores connected in the concrete, also known as the permeability, influences the ability of fluids to penetration the concrete. And this permeability parameter is an important transport mechanism for freeze-thaw damage, corrosion, alkali silica reaction, and sulfate attack. The TRB Innovations Deserving Exploratory Analysis Program's IDEA Final Report 199: Using Medical X-Ray Machine to Determine the Service Life of Conc...

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 ...

2020 TRB Annual Meeting: Sunday Group Centennial Photo

Be a part of TRB history! All 2020 Annual Meeting attendees are invited to participate in a group photo to celebrate TRB’s centennial. Come to Ballroom C in the convention center on Sunday, at 1:00 p.m., and the photo will be taken promptly at 1:15 p.m. Space in the ballroom is limited to about 2,000 and attendees will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Register and make hotel reservations today for the TRB 99th Annual Meeting, January 12-16, 2020, in Washington, D.C. Registration is requir...

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