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Building large scale resilience to natural disasters

A toolkit for responding to natural disasters is outlined in Regional Resilience Toolkit: Five Steps to Build Large Scale Resilience to Natural Disasters , a report by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The toolkit describes a coordinated process for meeting many different state and federal planning requirements and provides guidance on communication and outreach resources.

Effectiveness of noise barriers on Dallas highway

Lightweight noise barriers on Interstate Highway 30 near downtown Dallas are analyzed in Analysis of Lightweight Transparent Noise Barriers on IH-30 Elevated Structures in Dallas, Texas , a report from the Center for Transportation Research at the University of Texas at Austin. The highway segment in question, which carries substantial commuter traffic as well as heavy trucks, has presented noise problems for the adjacent neighborhood ever since its expansion in the early 2000s. A lightweight noise barri...

Call for Nominations: Sharon D. Banks Award for Humanitarian Leadership in Transportation - Nominations Due July 31!

The Transportation Research Board is seeking nominations for the Sharon D. Banks Award for Humanitarian Leadership in Transportation . This TRB award, which recognizes excellence in people-oriented initiatives throughout transportation, was inaugurated in 2002 and is presented biennially. The next presentation of the award will be made during the Chair’s Luncheon on January 15, 2020, during the TRB 99th Annual Meeting . Nominations must be submitted no later than July 31, 2019. Sharon D. Banks was the Ge...

2020 TRB Annual Meeting: Papers Due August 1!

TRB is accepting papers for consideration as part of the program for the 99th TRB Annual Meeting, January 12-16, 2020, in Washington, D.C., and/or for publication in the Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board (TRR). All papers for presentation at the 2020 TRB Annual Meeting must be submitted to TRB’s paper submission website by August 1, 2019. Please be sure to consult the Instructions for Authors before submitting your paper. The spotlight theme for the 2020 meeting...

Analyzing animal-vehicle collisions in Texas

Animal-vehicle conflict mitigation options are reviewed in White Paper: The Incorporation of Wildlife Crossing Structures into TxDOT’s Projects and Operations , a report from the Center for Transportation Research at the University of Texas at Austin. This report identifies the safety and economic impacts of animal-vehicle conflicts and discusses possible mitigation strategies.

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 ...

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 http://www.trb.org/Centennial/CenturyClub.aspx . Additional information on the Centennial Celebration activities is avail...

2019 Texas Department of Transportation Annual Environmental Conference*

TRB is cosponsoring the Texas Department of Transportation Annual Environmental Conference in September 10-12, 2019 in Austin, Texas. The conference brings together over 300 policy-makers, project managers, planners, designers, and scientists in the environmental and transportation sectors to identify new opportunities to better integrate environmental concerns into infrastructure and other development projects. Register before July 15 to take advantage of the early bird rates. For more information, cont...

Thank You to Organizations that have Contributed to TRB's Centennial Activities! Join Them Today!

TRB turns 100 on November 11, 2020. Your organization is invited to join the entities listed below that have contributed to the TRB Century Patron program 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. Century Patron contribution levels begin at $3,000 for organizations with fewer than 30 employees and $5,000 for larger organizations. Additional information on the Cent...

Monitoring and Habitat Assessment of Declining Bumble Bees in Roadsides in the Twin Cities Metro Area of Minnesota

The Minnesota Department of Transportation has released a report that characterizes the bumble bee community and floral availability within roadsides in the Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minnesota metro areas. The goal of this report is to provide an opportunity to increase roadside habitats for declining species of bumble bees.

 
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