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Hearing: Where’s my stuff? Examining the economic, environmental, and societal impacts of freight transportation

On December 5, 2019, the U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittees on Highways and Transit; and Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials held a joint hearing to examine impacts of freight transportation. Witnesses included experts from metropolitan planning organizations, universities, and non-governmental organizations. Witness statements and a webcast of the hearing are available.

University of California: A greener freight system

The environmental impacts and costs for on-road goods movement in California are quantified in Life Cycle Modeling of Technologies and Strategies for a Sustainable Freight System in California , a report from the National Center for Sustainable Transportation at the University of California at Davis. The freight system in California is a significant contributor to greenhouse gas emissions and generates air pollution. The report is available for no fee after logging onto the site.

2020 TRB Annual Meeting: Exhibit Space Still Available

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  200 organizations  have already secured space to be part of the 2020 exhibit, but prime locations ...

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 ac...

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...

“Tell Us ‘Our’ Story” - How has TRB enhanced the performance of your organization?

TRB officially turns 100 on November 11, 2020. To help celebrate the centennial 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, which are our stories. The “Tell Us ‘Our” Story” centennial activity consists of a series of monthly questions that will help capture your stories. This month’s quest...

ITF: Regulations in the transportation sector

Environmental and safety regulations that affect the transportation system are discussed in Assessing the Impacts of Vehicle Emissions and Safety Regulations , a report from the International Transport Forum. This report explores the relationship between regulations and costs, and examines the ethical issues of these regulations.

Featured Centennial Paper - Rural Public Transportation: History and Prospects

Before the mid-1970s, publicly-supported transportation services open to the general public were rarely available in rural communities. In TRB's Rural Public and Intercity Bus Transportation Committee's Centennial Paper, learn how over the last five decades, TRB’s Rural Public and Intercity Bus Transportation Committee and its members have helped document, research, and share through regular conferences the unique characteristics of rural public transportation. As part of TRB's Centennial Celebration, th...

"Tell Us 'Our' Story" November Responses Online - What are some of your most memorable TRB Annual Meeting experiences?

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. According to Vesa Mannisto, Senior Advisor, Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency his most memorable TRB Annual Meeting experience was "definitely my first presenta...

Maryland: Measuring floods on coastal plains

Measurements of flood discharges in Maryland are updated in Regression Equations for Estimating Flood Discharges for the Eastern Coastal Plain Region of Maryland , a report from the Maryland Department of Transportation. These updated measurements will be used to design bridges and culverts in Maryland.

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