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Transportation Research Board (Operations and Traffic Management)

TRB Webinar: Roundabout Implementation Experience - Overcoming Challenges

Traffic design engineers are invited to a TRB webinar on Thursday, August 29, 2019, from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM ET. The webinar will provide guidance that overcomes challenges of roundabout implementation and provides successful outcomes. During the last ten years, the roundabout implementation experience started to show how transferable a concept or design is to many locations. Existing research and guidance shares these basic concepts, but there is very little real-world experience to help decision-makers ...

TRB Webinar: Rapid Scenario Planning: Freeway Facilities Analysis Using the HCM

TRB will conduct a webinar on Monday, July 29, 2019, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that provides updates to the latest version of the Highway Capacity Manual (HCM), Sixth Edition: A Guide for Multimodal Mobility Analysis, which will be released next year. HCM is commonly used by transportation agencies to evaluate and forecast operations of roadway facilities. It may also be used to cost-effectively and reliably support agencies’ planning, programming, and management decisions. This webinar will provide an ...

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...

Traffic speed deflectometer measurements

A mechanistic-based approach is developed to utilize traffic speed deflectometer measurements (TSD) in A Mechanistic Approach to Utilize Traffic Speed Deflectometer (TSD) Measurements into Backcalculation Analysis , a report from the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development. TSD may potentially evaluate pavement at the network level because it measures deflection at traffic speeds, which enable large spatial coverage.

How Will Autonomous Vehicles Change Local Government Budgeting and Finance? Case Studies of On-Street Parking, Curb Management, and Solid Waste Collection

Portland State University has released a report that examines parking, curb zones, and government service changes in the context of automated vehicles. This report identifies the effects of transportation network companies on parking revenue in Seattle. It also explores curb space use and on-street parking occupancy levels.

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 . Additional information on the Centennial Celebration activities is avail...

Evaluation of Adaptive Signal Control Technology: Systems Engineering (SE) Document and ASCT Selection Method

The Illinois Center for Transportation at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has released a report that describes the process of preparing the systems engineering document for purchasing an adaptive signal-control technology system (ASCT). This report also describes how selection criteria was developed and how a bid document was prepared.

Evaluation of Adaptive Signal Control Technology: Final Report

The Illinois Center for Transportation at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has released a report that presents the results of field evaluation of an adaptive signal-control technology system (ASCT) deployed in Illinois. The goal of this report is to enhance traffic safety and operational efficiency on a corridor with an ASCT.

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