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RFP: Liability Insurance Issues for Transit Lawyers: A Primer

TRB's Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) has issued a request for proposals to produce a primer on insurance issues for transit agencies that may operate bus, rail, paratransit, and other types of transit service. The primer will include best practices regarding the types of insurance that a public transit agency should purchase to ensure it is properly protected, including how to determine the appropriate policy limits, and the appropriate qualifications or ratings for insurance companies. Prop...

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...

RFP: Dynamic Curbside Management: Keeping Pace with New and Emerging Mobility and Technology in the Public Right of Way

TRB's National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) has issued a request for proposals to develop a guidebook for state, regional, and local transportation agencies on developing and implementing a dynamic curbside management program. The guidebook will define and describe policies, mechanisms, and data considerations for dynamically pricing, regulating, and permitting curbside activity. Proposals are due August 27, 2020 at 5:00 PM Eastern.

Submit abstracts and tutor nominations for 2021 European Young Researcher Seminar

Held bi-annually, the Young Researchers Seminar is convened by ECTRI, the European Conference of Transport Research Institutes (ECTRI), in partnership with Forum of European National Highway Research Laboratories (FEHRL) and Forum of European Road Safety Institutes (FERSI). A unique European-based training event, which allows for participation of American researchers thanks to the ECTRI-TRB Memorandum of Understanding. The next Young Researcher Seminar will be held on June 9-11, 2021 in Portorož,Slovenia...

TRR "impact factor" takes a major leap forward in prestige

Transportation Research Record: The Journal of the Transportation Research Board  has taken a major leap in the newly released 2019 Impact Factors. Jumping to an impact factor of 1.029, this is the largest single jump in the history of the TRR. The measurement is calculated by the number of citations in 2019 of papers published in 2017 and 2018. Here are TRR's top cited publications for 2019 . One factor in the increase is TRB's relationship with Sage Publishing, which began in 2018 and offers a la...

“Tell Us ‘Our’ Story” by Carlos Braceras

In a video submitted in response to TRB's "Tell Us 'Our' Story" centennial activity, Carlos Braceras, Executive Director, Utah Department of Transportation notes that “We are going to see tremendous technology changes and certainly the context of our communities is going to change, but the reason that TRB has been successful over the last 100 years will stay the same. As the Greek philosopher Aristotle believed that the quest for knowledge is not for its own sake, but the value of knowledge is what you d...

Building socioeconomic equity through transportation research

This is part 1 of a three-part TRB Blog series on equity. This part explores resources around socioeconomic equity. Part 2 will delve into resources around transportation accessibility for people with disabilities. Part 3 will highlight resources for improving inclusion and diversity in the transportation workforce. Equity is among the top challenges confronting transportation professionals, as noted in TRB’s Critical Issues in Transportation 2019 . A new five-step framework of conducting an equity anal...

Funding freight

Grant Funding for Freight Infrastructure: House and Senate Proposals , released by the U.S. Congressional Research Service

Who is responsible for improving grade crossing?

Should Railroads Help Pay for Grade Crossing Improvements? , released by the U.S. Congressional Research Service

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

TRB standing committees will be reviewing submissions for the 2021 TRB Annual Meeting and potential publication in Transportation Research Record (TRR). We welcome submissions on all modes of transportation and relevant transportation-related research. Because of committee restructuring, individual committees will not be issuing Calls for Paper this year. However, in addition to the general call for transportation-related papers, TRB and TRR invite research papers addressing the subjects of Racial Inequi...

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