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TR News: Integrating Stormwater Infrastructure into State Department of Transportation Processes

The Alabama Department of Transportation (DOT) incorporated post-construction stormwater management design into the overall roadway design process. The Texas DOT developed the approval process for products used in the construction of a roadway to promote vegetation. And the Virginia DOT improved the management of data associated with stormwater infrastructure best management practices to effectively focus maintenance efforts. In a feature article in TR News magazine, Number 328, July-August 2020, the aut...

Reducing electrical demand on passenger trains

Load Shedding - Phase II & III: Concept Passenger Rail Equipment , released by the U.S. Federal Railroad Administration

Right-sizing an engine on a passenger train

Feasibility of Load Shedding to Improve Efficiency and Reduce Energy Consumption on Passenger Locomotives, Phase I , released by the U.S. Federal Railroad Administration

Save the date for How We Move Matters - July 14-15, 2021

Technology-enabled transportation services – like ridehailing, delivery apps, automated vehicles, and e-scooters – have revolutionized the way we move. But changing how we get around also impacts our environment. How does ridehailing affect air pollution in our communities? What are the environmental impacts of having packages delivered to our front door? Mark your calendars to join us on July 14-15, 2021 for How We Move Matters: Exploring theConnections between New Transportation and Mobility Options an...

National Academy of Engineering virtual annual meeting set for October 4-7

On October 4-7, the National Academy of Engineering will host its 56th annual meeting, on Engineering for Pandemics: Preparedness, Response, and Recovery . Plenary speakers and technical forum panelists will offer their perspectives on past pandemics, their impacts, and the role of engineering in preparing for and addressing them. The event will be held entirely online. The public program will begin at noon EDT Sunday, Oct. 4, with remarks by NAE Chair Donald C. Winter, NAE President John L. Anderson, an...

TR News July-August 2020 issue table of contents now online

The July-August 2020 issue of TR News —with a focus on stormwater—is available in hard copy and digital copy for subscribers. For those who are not subscribers, the table of contents is available. Feature articles in the issue include "Integrating Stormwater Infrastructure into State Department of Transportation Processes," "Transportation Perspective on Virginia’s Nonpoint Source Nutrient Credit Program," "Five Pillars of Construction Stormwater Management," and much more. This is Issue 328.

Critical Issues in Transportation 2019

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and equity issues will be included soon in   Critical Issues in Transportation 2019 . In this report, which is updated periodically by the TRB Executive Committee, a series of challenging questions are posed to explore issues and opportunities that may arise 10 to 20 years into the future. These questions, 63 in all, have been organized into 12 topic areas and provide a way to frame future areas of research, policy analysis, and debate. Critical issues identified...

“Tell Us ‘Our’ Story”: "How has TRB helped enrich your professional life?"

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, which are our stories. The “Tell Us ‘Our” Story” centennial activity consists of a series of monthly questions that will help capture your stories. TRB welcomes all stories: small or large, profound or light-hearted, sobering or humorous. September's Question - How has TRB helped enrich you...

Assessing aircraft fuel burn

Fuel Burn of New Commercial Jet Aircraft: 1960 to 2019 , released by the International Council on Clean Transportation

2021 TRB Annual Meeting: Create or update your MyTRB profile

You've heard the news that TRBAM is going virtual for 2021. In order to attend the meeting, be sure to create or update your MyTRB profile  now. MyTRB allows TRB volunteers, contributors, and participants to maintain their own contact information. You can identify your areas of interest, upload your bio, become a friend of a standing committee, update your address, and order print publications. If you already are active in a TRB standing committee, the MyTRB portal provides various other servic...

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