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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...

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...

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...

John and Jane Q. Public Communications Contest entries due July 31, 2020

The TRB Technical Activities Division’s Standing Committee on Public Involvement in Transportation is holding its 14th annual John and Jane Q. Public Communications Contest. TRB seeks best practices in successfully communicating with John and Jane Q. Public during disruptive, crisis situations that affect the transportation industry. The John and Jane Q. Public Communications contest recognizes excellence in communications on technical transportation topics or issues to lay persons. The deadline to ...

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...

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...

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...

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