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TR News March-April 2019: Renewing the National Commitment to the Interstate Highway System: A Foundation for the Future

The full version of the March-April 2019 TR News is available for download.  TRB's policy is to release the full version of a TR News four months after its release in print format. The March-April 2019 edition of the TR News explores TRB Special Report 329, Renewing the National Commitment to the Interstate Highway System  by examining the challenges facing interstate highways, including aging assets, increased traffic, reduced revenues, a radically changing vehicle fleet, and more. Articles al...

TRB Webinar: Open Graded Pavements: A Primer with Emphasis on Water Quality Benefits

Pavement designers are invited to a TRB webinar on Thursday, September 19, 2019, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET. This webinar will describe open graded pavement designs for highways, including Permeable Friction Course (PFC) overlays. These overlays are thin-lift open-graded pavement sections placed over a conventional highway pavement section that are used to reduce noise, enhance traction during wet weather, and improve visibility. PFCs also have the potential to improve runoff water quality from highways....

TRB Webinar: Emerging Technologies for Construction Delivery

Construction professionals are invited to a TRB webinar on Wednesday, September 18, 2019, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET. The webinar features research from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP)’s Synthesis 534 : Emerging Technologies for Construction Delivery. The webinar will provide an overview of the current practices state departments of transportation use for construction delivery. This webinar will focus on global positioning systems for layout, machine guidance, and quantity track...

TRB Centennial: What do you believe is TRB’s greatest strength? – Participate in “Tell Us ‘Our’ Story”

TRB officially turns 100 on November 11, 2020. To help celebrate, TRB is asking you to “Tell Us ‘Our’ Story.” The TRB “Tell Us ‘Our’ Story centennial activity is designed to allow as many of you (TRB’s volunteers and friends) as possible to participate in the TRB Centennial Celebration through the submission of your stories. The “Tell Us ‘Our” Story” Centennial activity consists of a series of monthly questions that will help capture your stories. This month’s question is: What do you believe is TRB’s gr...

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

Papers released the week of August 5 through the Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board OnlineFirst portal include the following: Effectiveness of Seasonal Deer Advisories on Changeable Message Signs as a Deer Crash Mitigation Tool - Bridget M. Donaldson, Young-Jun Kweon STEM K-12 Outreach as the Root of Transportation Education: Experiences from the Railway Engineering Field - C. Tyler Dick, Pasi Lautala, Bryan W. Schlake Feasibility of Reusing Marine Dredged Clay S...

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. Contributions made before September 30, 2019, will be recognized in TRB's 100 year history book, which will be make available to all full registrant attendees at the 2020 Annual Meeting. Det...

TRB Webinar: Not Your Average Analysis – Introducing Travel Time Reliability in the HCM

Traffic operations and management practitioners are invited to a TRB webinar on Thursday, August 22, 2019, from 1:00-2:30 PM. This webinar will discuss the proposed chapters for incorporating travel time reliability into the Highway Capacity Manual (HCM), Sixth Edition: A Guide for Multimodal Mobility Analysis. HCM is commonly used by transportation agencies to evaluate and forecast operations of roadway facilities. An updated version will be released next year. Travel time reliability aims to quantify t...

Landscape Development and Management Practices for Urban Freeway Roadsides

Current practices used by state departments of transporttion to design and manage the urban freeway roadsides (UFRs) environment is the focus of National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Synthesis 539: Landscape Development and Management Practices for Urban Freeway Roadsides. The urban freeway roadsides (UFRs) for this synthesis are those roadsides associated with high visibility urban freeways with limited pedestrian access, such as wider medians, interchanges, and overpasses. The UFR is pa...

FY 2020 National Cooperative Highway Research Program Legal Studies Topics

TRB's National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) is soliciting ideas on candidate topics for the FY 2020 Legal Studies Program. The NCHRP Legal Research Digest series reports on timely legal issues and problems significant to state departments of transportation. Ideas for study topics for the FY 2020 program will be accepted until October 1, 2019. There is a list of all NCHRP legal projects to date.

TRB Seeking Consultants for New 2019 NCHRP Synthesis Projects - Letters of Interest Due August 27, 2019

TRB’s National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) has issued an invitation for letters of interest from those wishing to be considered as a consultant for one or more of fiscal year 2019 NCHRP synthesis topics. Submit Letters of Interest  online by August 27, 2019. For the list of new synthesis topics and for further information for potential consultants, please visit FY 2019 Synthesis Topics .

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