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History Highlights: From the Highway Research Board to the Transportation Research Board

The cover of the new Transportation Research Board’s (TRB’s) 1974 Annual Report celebrated its rebirth with the letters “HRB” fading into the growing bolder “TRB.” Yet, inside, the report—typically full of photos—was surprisingly plain and even perfunctory. William N. Carey, Jr., TRB’s executive director, explained why in the equally plain Annual Report for 1975. The high inflation and oil crises of the 1970s had eaten away at TRB’s purchasing power in the same way they were distressing the transportatio...

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...

Framing messages for pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists

Effective Communication Message Strategy for Enhancing Traffic Safety in Fresno County: The Role of Time Horizon, Regulatory Focus, and Perceived Personal Control , released by the Mineta Transportation Institute at San Jose State University

Differences in intensity of pedestrian injuries between cars and SUVs

Pedestrian injuries from Cars and SUVs: Updated Crash Outcomes from the Vulnerable Road User Injury Prevention Alliance (VIPA) , released by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

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

The TRB 2021 Annual Meeting and TRB’s flagship journal, Transportation Research Record (TRR), invite research papers addressing Racial Inequity and the COVID-19 Pandemic. Paper submissions are due August 1, 2020. Racial Inequity Transportation can play a key role in addressing, as well as intensifying, the racial disparity that exists is in our society. We invite research that examines the transportation-related needs and issues of those who have been the victims of injustice and unequal treatment. Accep...

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...

Marking crosswalks consistently

Pedestrian Crosswalk Policy Development Guidelines , released by the Minnesota Department of Transportation

Designing pedestrian crossings

Assessing the Impact of Pedestrian-Activated Crossing Systems , released by the Center for Transportation Studies at the University of Minnesota

The Transportation Research Board, 1920-2020; Everyone Interested is Invited - ebook versions now available

The TRB Centennial Book is available for purchase in ebook or print format. In The Transportation Research Board, 1920–2020: Everyone Interested Is Invited , author Sarah Jo Peterson tells the story of how people and institutions created and have continued to shape TRB. In a compelling narrative accompanied by more than 150 images exploring the history of transportation and research, she argues that TRB can be best understood as an infrastructure—one that people purposely designed and devotedly maintained.

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