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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.

“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...

Promising Practices for Addressing the Underrepresentation of Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine

Careers in science, engineering, and medicine offer opportunities to advance knowledge, contribute to the well-being of communities, and support the security, prosperity, and health in the United States. But many women do not pursue or persist in these careers, or advance to leadership positions - not because they lack the talent or aspirations, but because they face barriers, including: implicit and explicit bias; sexual harassment; unequal access to funding and resources; pay inequity; higher teaching ...

Featured Centennial Paper - Public Health and Transportation

The TRB Joint Subcommittee on Health and Transportation was created in 2011 to identify, advance and publish research and information to expand and improve current understanding and evaluation of the health impacts of federal, state, regional and local transportation policies, procedures and actions. The scope of this Subcommittee includes a wide array of topics designed to cover diverse impacts and issues related to health, with attention given to vulnerable populations. In January 2015, the TRB Technic...

2021 TRB Annual Meeting: Create or update your MyTRB profile

You've heard the news that TRBAM is going virtual for 2021. In order to attend the meeting, be sure to create or update your MyTRB profile  now. MyTRB allows TRB volunteers, contributors, and participants to maintain their own contact information. You can identify your areas of interest, upload your bio, become a friend of a standing committee, update your address, and order print publications. If you already are active in a TRB standing committee, the MyTRB portal provides various other servic...

TR News March-April 2020: A Century of Progress ... Foundation for the Future

Issue 326 of TRB's magazine dives into details from the TRB 99th Annual Meeting, which had a record crowd of nearly 14,000 attendees gathered January 12–16, 2020, in Washington, D.C. The March–April 2020 TR News features photo highlights from the Annual Meeting along with more coverage of the conference. TR News is TRB's bimonthly magazine featuring timely articles on innovative and state-of-the-art research and practice in all modes of transportation. It also includes brief news items of interest to the...

What are the barriers to and motivators for walking?

Developing Methodologies for Improving Customer Levels of Service for Walking , released by the New Zealand Transport Agency

 
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