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TR News: Integrating Stormwater Infrastructure into State Department of Transportation Processes

The Alabama Department of Transportation (DOT) incorporated post-construction stormwater management design into the overall roadway design process. The Texas DOT developed the approval process for products used in the construction of a roadway to promote vegetation. And the Virginia DOT improved the management of data associated with stormwater infrastructure best management practices to effectively focus maintenance efforts. In a feature article in TR News magazine, Number 328, July-August 2020, the aut...

2021 TRB Annual Meeting: Dorval R. Carter, Jr., 2021 Thomas B. Deen Distinguished Lectureship Recipient

Mr. Dorval R. Carter, Jr., President, Chicago Transit Authority, is the 2021 recipient of the Thomas B. Deen Distinguished Lectureship. Mr. Carter is recognized for his leadership in the transit industry and legal community, and for spearheading significant advances to public transportation. As the head of the nation’s second largest transit agency , Mr. Carter oversees the delivery of some 500 million rides annually within Chicago and its 35 surrounding suburbs. In addition to day-to-day operations, Mr....

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...

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 ...

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...

Nat Ford of TRB's Executive Committee wins prestigious award

Nathaniel P. Ford, Chief Executive Officer of the Jacksonville Transportation Authority in Jacksonville, Florida, will receive the Outstanding Public Transportation Manager Award from the American Public Transportation Association (APTA). Known as the “best of the best,” APTA award winners are outstanding role models of excellence, leadership, and innovation whose accomplishments have greatly advanced the industry. Ford, a TRB Executive Committee member will receive the award from APTA at its TRANScend v...

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