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Scientific American’s Science Talk - Science on the Hill: Calculating Climate

Scientific American and Nature Research with support from National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, and California Congressman Jerry McNerney hosted a special panel discussion via podcast . The podcast, part of the Science on the Hill series, featured experts speaking with Scientific American senior editor Mark Fischetti about what goes into modeling our climate—and how such models are used in addition to long-term climate prediction. The conversation included the possibility of a unifie...

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...

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...

Lessons continue to be learned in TRB events on COVID-19

As in many industries, transportation is facing significant challenges as a result of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. Through the ongoing and rapidly changing phases of the pandemic, TRB is giving researchers, practitioners, and experts opportunities to share their insights with a wider audience through our webinars, Zoom meetings, blog articles, social media, and other platforms we are using to meet the urgent demand. This has been a chance to refocus on health and safety At TRB’s Marine Bo...

Incorporating the Costs and Benefits of Adaptation Measures in Preparation for Extreme Weather Events and Climate Change—Guidebook

Extreme weather events and a changing climate increasingly boost costs to transportation agencies and to the traveling public. While Departments of Transportation (DOTs) are taking into account changing climate and extreme weather when making infrastructure decisions, they typically are not using a formal set of tools or cost-benefit analyses (CBAs) to address climate resilience because they may be too time-consuming and expensive to conduct routinely. The TRB National Cooperative Highway Research Progra...

Guidelines to Incorporate the Costs and Benefits of Adaptation Measures in Preparation for Extreme Weather Events and Climate Change

Cost-benefit analysis (CBA) is useful for climate change response and adaptation, and if used properly, it has great potential for long-range planning. CBA should help agencies navigate the spectrum of decisions from mitigation and greenhouse gas reduction to adaptation: where does investing public funds generate the most public good? The TRB National Cooperative Highway Research Program's NCHRP Web-Only Document 271: Guidelines to Incorporate the Costs and Benefits of Adaptation Measures in Preparation ...

2021 TRB Annual Meeting: Create or update your MyTRB profile

Create or update your MyTRB profile  now if you will be a credited author of a paper submitted for presentation or for inclusion in the Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board . Having up-to-date profile information in the MyTRB system will ensure that you’ll have a smooth paper-submission process. If you are the designated corresponding author for a paper, you also should encourage your coauthors to create or update their own MyTRB profiles. The paper submission...

How traffic noise affects wildlife crossings

Understanding Wildlife Behavioral Responses to Traffic Noise and Light to Improve Mitigation Planning , released by the National Center for Sustainable Transportation at the University of California, Davis

RFP: Legal Issues in Transit Mega Projects—Case Studies

TRB's Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) has issued a request for proposals to produce a legal research digest that includes lessons learned from transit agencies, sample provisions from third party contracts and intergovernmental agreements to address legal issues, links to transactional documents, Federal Transit Administration (FTA) guidance, instructive court or arbitration decisions, and other legal references. Proposals are due August 10, 2020 at 5:00 PM Eastern.

The Transportation Research Board, 1920-2020; Everyone Interested is Invited - ebook versions now available

The TRB Centennial Book is available for purchase in ebook or print format. In The Transportation Research Board, 1920–2020: Everyone Interested Is Invited , author Sarah Jo Peterson tells the story of how people and institutions created and have continued to shape TRB. In a compelling narrative accompanied by more than 150 images exploring the history of transportation and research, she argues that TRB can be best understood as an infrastructure—one that people purposely designed and devotedly maintained.

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