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Developing a Guide to Ensuring Access to the Publications and Data of Federally Funded Transportation Research

The TRB National Cooperative Highway Research Program's NCHRP Web-Only Document 270: Developing a Guide to Ensuring Access to the Publications and Data of Federally Funded Transportation Research  provides guidance for state departments of transportation (DOTs) to help them meet the requirements of the U.S. DOT Public Access Plan requiring preservation of the products of all federally funded transportation research. The document is released in parallel with  NCHRP Research Report 936: Guide to ...

Featured Centennial Paper - Transportation Planning Applications: To TRBAppCon and Beyond!

Beginning with the first Planning Applications Conference in April 1987, transportation planners, engineers, and researchers from the public sector, private sector, and academia have gathered every two years to showcase practice-ready planning applications at every level of the transportation planning process. After the success of the first conference, the Conference Steering Committee was invited to become a TRB Task Force on Transportation Planning Applications on October 23, 1987. The Task Force Commi...

Featured Centennial Paper - A Century of Travel Surveys Informing Transportation Investments

Since the passage of the Federal-Aid Road Act in 1916, all levels of government have been using transportation surveys to determine both existing and future transportation needs. Travel surveys have been and continue to be the basis for transportation investment decisions. With the advent of Big Data, changing dynamics of travel and time use, transformational mobility alternatives (e.g., transportation network companies), more complex questions are being asked of travel survey data and TRB's Standing Tec...

See Winnie Okello's response and others that helped "Tell Us 'Our' Story" about her vision of TRB 100 years from now?

Winnie Okello, Senior Civil Engineer, told TRB that her "vision for TRB 100 years from now is that we will have transitioned to better more efficient and accessible modes of transportation. Modes that also take into consideration the complex utility needs of its users. The more technologically advanced society becomes the greater the desire for community and human connection; I hope we as transport-industry professionals re-imagine and build a transportation system that better accommodates for a truly co...

TRB Webinar: Accelerating Automated Vehicle Acceptance

To accelerate automated vehicle (AV) technology deployment, practitioners must set, measure, and monitor key AV safety and performance goals. TRB will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, July 14, 2020 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Eastern that will explore how to set and measure these goals to ensure public safety. Presenters will share current practices, the progress already made with setting goals for AV technologies, and identify obstacles that still remain to be solved. This webinar was organized by the TRB Sta...

Deployment practices of connected and automated vehicles

Connected and Autonomous Plant: Roadmap to 2035 , released by Highways England

FHWA HEP research quarterly newsletter: Spring 2020

The latest issue of the HEP research quarterly newsletter , released by U.S. Federal Highway Administration

Crash data of hazardous materials vehicles

Analysis of the Railroad-Highway Grade Crossing Rules , released by the U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

Enhancing sensor data quality in smart transportation systems

Improving Transportation Information Resilience: Error Estimation for Networked Sensor Data , released by the National Center for Sustainable Transportation at University of California, Davis

Submit papers on current topics to TRB 2021 Annual Meeting and TRR by August 1 deadline

The TRB 2021 Annual Meeting and TRB’s flagship journal, Transportation Research Record (TRR), invite research papers addressing Racial Inequity and the COVID-19 Pandemic. Paper submissions are due August 1, 2020. Racial Inequity Transportation can play a key role in addressing, as well as intensifying, the racial disparity that exists is in our society. We invite research that examines the transportation-related needs and issues of those who have been the victims of injustice and unequal treatment. Accep...

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