Transportation Research Board Strategic Plan and Critical Issues
As the entity responsible for conducting strategic planning for TRB, the Executive Committee
of the Transportation Research Board developed the current Strategic Plan
, which was adopted in June 2014. The plan includes an overview of TRB's strengths, opportunities, limitations, and challenges, and provides details on its vision and goals, and strategies and action items TRB will employ to achieve its vision and goals. Appendices to the plan include the environmental scan, performance assessment, gap analysis, and more. An action plan for the strategic plan will be developed during the second half of 2014 and first half of 2015.
The Executive Committee also periodically compiles and updates a list of Critical Issues in Transportation
—a document that has the broader purpose of identifying key areas and concerns of current interest to the transportation community. Critical Issues in Transportation was last updated in 2013. Previous editions of Critical Issues in Transportation have highlighted many of the issues that threaten the performance of the nation’s transportation system. In recent years, the Executive Committee has added the need to respond to natural disasters; highlighted how transportation has become ever more linked to broader issues in society and in the economy; and drawn attention to the role transportation plays in energy and environmental issues.