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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: 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, Transportation Research Board 1920–2020: Everyone Interested Is ...

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

Papers released the week of October 7 through the Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board OnlineFirst portal include the following: Defining Psychometric Variables Related to Use of Autonomous Vehicles - Don MacKenzie, Andisheh Ranjbari, Yanbo Ge, Eric Barber, Elyse O'C. Lewis Implications of Including Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement Materials to Performance of Balanced Asphalt Concrete Mixes - Imad Abdallah, Jose Garibay, Luiza Barros, Victor M. Garcia, Soheil Nazarian Fo...

Road safety trends

The safety data of 41 countries is summarized in Road Safety: Annual Report 2019 , a report from the International Transport Forum. The goal of this report is to identify the safety trends in order to understand how to improve road safety.

Rural roads initiative

An initiative to address disparities in rural transportation infrastructure has been announced by the U.S. Department of Transportation. This initiative, Rural Opportunities to Use Transportation for Economic Success (ROUTES) , focuses on rural road safety and freight conditions.

TRB Webinar: Automated Pavement Condition Surveys

Pavement management professionals are invited to a TRB webinar on Monday, October 21, 2019, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET. The webinar will provide a summary of the findings from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP)’s Synthesis 531 Automated Pavement Condition Surveys. This Synthesis project conducted a literature search and survey of state highway and Canadian provincial agencies in relation to semi- and fully-automated pavement condition surveys. The webinar will discuss the results ...

TRB Webinar: Driving Surface Aggregate – Improving Performance and Sustainability

Pavement engineers are invited to a TRB webinar on Wednesday, November 13, 2019, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET. The webinar will provide an overview of driving surface aggregate (DSA) and how it can improve the performance and sustainability of unpaved, low volume roads. DSA is an aggregate specification developed by Penn State’s Center for Dirt and Gravel Studies, designed to achieve maximum compaction and resist erosion. The gradation of DSA, coupled with the recommended moisture and placement guidelines,...

TRB Webinar: Moving Beyond "Accommodating" – Integrated Multi-Modal Analysis in HCM6

Traffic operations and management practitioners are invited to a TRB webinar on Wednesday, October 23, 2019, from 2:00-3:30 PM. This webinar will discuss the multi-modal analysis methods incorporated into the Highway Capacity Manual (HCM), Sixth Edition. This guide is commonly used by transportation agencies to evaluate and forecast operations of roadway facilities.   Urban streets are used by a variety of travelers, including motorists, bicyclists, pedestrians, and public transit users. Projects in...

Featured Centennial Paper - Traffic Signal Systems Research: Past, Present, and Future Trends

Learn about the history of traffic signal systems, and of the shifting interests of the community of researchers interested in them in the Standing Technical Committee on Traffic Signal Systems' Centennial Paper. Over the years, the committee has served as one of the principal forums on signal control and has stimulated many currents in research that have had transformative impact on the industry. As part of TRB's Centennial Celebration, the Technical Activities Council invited all standing technical com...

Braceras, Shaheen among those appointed to lead TRB's Executive Committee

Dr. Marcia McNutt, president of the National Academy of Sciences, has approved appointments for the TRB Executive Committee. Carlos Braceras, Executive Director of the Utah Department of Transportation, will become Chair of the Executive Committee at the completion of the TRB Annual Meeting on January 16, 2020. At the same time, Susan Shaheen, a Professor from the University of California, Berkeley, will become Vice Chair. Marie Therese Dominguez , the Commissioner of New York State DOT, and Mike Goodchi...

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