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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...

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 http://www.trb.org/Centennial/CenturyClub.aspx . Additional information on the Centennial Celebration activities is avail...

Thank You to Organizations that have Contributed to TRB's Centennial Activities! Join Them Today!

TRB turns 100 on November 11, 2020. Your organization is invited to join the entities listed below that have contributed to the TRB Century Patron program 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. Century Patron contribution levels begin at $3,000 for organizations with fewer than 30 employees and $5,000 for larger organizations. Additional information on the Cent...

How E-Bike Incentive Programs are Used to Expand the Market

Portland State University has released a report that compares traditional bike incentive programs to electric bike incentive programs. The goal of this report is to provide policymakers and local community leaders with techniques to develop and structure e-bike incentive programs to help meet single occupancy vehicle and vehicle miles travelled reduction objectives. The report is available for no fee after logging onto the site.

The E-Bike Potential: Estimating the Effect of E-Bikes on Person Miles Travelled and Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Portland State University has released a report that explores the effect electronic bikes may have on person miles traveled (PMT) and greenhouse gas emissions (GHG). This report creates models for PMT and GHG in Portland, Oregon, which was selected for analysis because of the availability of regional transportation data and the city’s extensive bike network. The report is available for no fee after logging onto the site.

FHWA Safety Compass Newsletter: Spring 2019

The U.S. Federal Highway Administration has released the latest issue of its Safety Compass newsletter. This edition features information about: Technical assistance for using roadway data Pedestrian safety through road safety assessments Rural roadway departure challenge Vulnerable road users

Hearing: Examining Technological Innovations in Transportation

On June 25, 2019, the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation held a hearing to examine the adoption of technology by transportation stakeholders and the effects of technology on the surface transportation network. Witnesses discussed new technologies in the transportation sector, associated impacts, and the benefits and challenges to deploying such technologies. Witness statements and a webcast of the hearing are available online.

Pedestrian and Bicycle Crash Risk and Equity: Implications for Street Improvement Projects

The Center for Transportation Studies at the University of Minnesota has released a report that illustrates how estimates of pedestrian and bicycle crash risk and assessments of inequities may inform prioritization of street improvement projects. This report provides information about variations in crash risk across street networks to inform investments that may increase traffic safety as well as to address issues of equity in communities.

 
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