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Featured Centennial Paper - Strategic Evolution of Transportation Policy, Planning, and Practice at TRB

Growing interest in strategic planning in the late 1980s and early 1990s was one of the many drivers for the creation of the TRB Standing Committee on Strategic Management. Over the quarter century of committee activities, the issues facing CEOs and agency leaders have changed. However, what remains consistent is the importance that the Committee places on delivering dynamic interactive workshops and sessions that bring leaders together to exchange ideas and learn in a peer-to-peer environment. The Commi...

Research helps connected and automated vehicles steer closer to reality

Connected and automated vehicles (CAVs) are the wave of the future, but when will be ready for them? As part of the process towards getting there, TRB will host a webinar on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 that will present findings from a national pooled fund study on planning level capacity impacts of CAVs. Presenters will evaluate CAVs’ impacts on freeways and arterials under varying market penetration rates. The results of this research appear in the most recent edition of the Highway Capacity Manual (HC...

Save the date for How We Move Matters - July 14-15, 2021

Technology-enabled transportation services – like ridehailing, delivery apps, automated vehicles, and e-scooters – have revolutionized the way we move. But changing how we get around also impacts our environment. How does ridehailing affect air pollution in our communities? What are the environmental impacts of having packages delivered to our front door? Mark your calendars to join us on July 14-15, 2021 for How We Move Matters: Exploring theConnections between New Transportation and Mobility Options an...

National Academy of Engineering virtual annual meeting set for October 4-7

On October 4-7, the National Academy of Engineering will host its 56th annual meeting, on Engineering for Pandemics: Preparedness, Response, and Recovery . Plenary speakers and technical forum panelists will offer their perspectives on past pandemics, their impacts, and the role of engineering in preparing for and addressing them. The event will be held entirely online. The public program will begin at noon EDT Sunday, Oct. 4, with remarks by NAE Chair Donald C. Winter, NAE President John L. Anderson, an...

TR News July-August 2020 issue table of contents now online

The July-August 2020 issue of TR News —with a focus on stormwater—is available in hard copy and digital copy for subscribers. For those who are not subscribers, the table of contents is available. Feature articles in the issue include "Integrating Stormwater Infrastructure into State Department of Transportation Processes," "Transportation Perspective on Virginia’s Nonpoint Source Nutrient Credit Program," "Five Pillars of Construction Stormwater Management," and much more. This is Issue 328.

Critical Issues in Transportation 2019

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and equity issues will be included soon in   Critical Issues in Transportation 2019 . In this report, which is updated periodically by the TRB Executive Committee, a series of challenging questions are posed to explore issues and opportunities that may arise 10 to 20 years into the future. These questions, 63 in all, have been organized into 12 topic areas and provide a way to frame future areas of research, policy analysis, and debate. Critical issues identified...

“Tell Us ‘Our’ Story”: "How has TRB helped enrich your professional life?"

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. TRB welcomes all stories: small or large, profound or light-hearted, sobering or humorous. September's Question - How has TRB helped enrich you...

TRB Webinar: Capacity Impacts of Connected and Autonomous Vehicles

Connected and automated vehicles (CAVs) are the wave of the future, but is the road infrastructure ready for them? TRB will host a webinar on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 from 2:00-3:30 PM Eastern that will present findings from a national pooled fund study on planning level capacity impacts of CAVs. Presenters will evaluate the impacts of CAVs on freeways and arterials under varying market penetration rates. The results of this research appear in the most recent edition of the Highway Capacity Manual (H...

Featured Centennial Paper - Emergency Evacuations: Building Resilience through Efficient Response

The Standing Technical Committee on Emergency Evacuations was created in January of 2001 to increase understanding of the technological, operational, and human dimensions of evacuations during emergencies and disasters. Within a matter of months after the group's formation, the United States was confronted with the terrorist attacks of September 11th. This was followed by a series of historically devastating hurricanes along the Gulf Coast. Later, it was wildfires in California, volcanos in Hawaii, then ...

RFP: Quantitative Procedures for Designing and Operating Ferry Transit Services

TRB's Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) has issued a request for proposalsto present key quantitative procedures for designing and operating scheduled and fixed-route ferry transit services and facilities that serve passengers-only and passengers and vehicles. Proposals are due October 13, 2020 at 5:00 PM Eastern.

 
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