|TR News July-August 2016: Flight Plans for Aviation Research
January 11, 2017
The full edition of the TR News is now available. The July-August 2016 edition addresses key issues in aviation: the workforce of the future—the needs to be filled and the sources of personnel; addressing the challenges of civil aviation safety; airline consolidation, competition, and the evolution of air service; optimizing cybersecurity for commercial aviation; the operation of unmanned aircr...
|TR News September-October 2016: Developing a Knowledge Management Practice: One State’s Experience
December 2, 2016
A featured article in the September-October 2016 issue of the TR News explores the impacts of the Michigan Department of Transportation's (DOT) shrinking workforce. The article examines how Michigan has been challenged with finding ways to operate more efficiently and cost-effectively, specifically how Michigan DOT's data management has been affected. The TR News is TRB's bimonthly magazine fea...
|TR News September-October 2016: Applying Knowledge Management
November 15, 2016
Knowledge management—subject of a recent domestic scan of transportation agencies—is the focus of feature articles in the September–October TR News. Authors present insights into the multidisciplinary approach that assembles, develops, shares, and applies organizational knowledge to achieve institutional objectives. Articles cover transportation knowledge networks and communities of practice; l...
|Socioeconomics, Sustainability, Health, and Human Factors
October 17, 2016
TRB’s Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2598 consists of 14 papers that explore socioeconomic issues in the transportation sector, including: Firm Births, Access to Transit, and Agglomeration in Portland, Oregon, and Dallas, Texas Socioeconomic Discrepancies in Children’s Access to Physical Activity Facilities: Activity Space Analysis Behavioral E...
|TR News March-April 2016: Technology-Enabled Transportation Services
October 14, 2016
The full edition of TR News March-April 2016 has been released. This edition documents an array of sessions, workshops, events, interactions, exchanges, awards, and more at TRB's 2016 Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. Feature articles present transportation-related findings from a series of policy studies by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine on the global conne...
|Revenue, Finance, Pricing, and Economics
October 7, 2016
TRB’s Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2597 consists of 16 papers that explore revenue, financing, pricing, and economics, including: Updating State and Local Highway Cost Allocation and Revenue Attribution: A Case Study for Indiana Development of a Fuel Consumption and Mileage Allocation Model to Support Mileage-Based User Fee Research in Washin...
|TR News January–February 2016, Disruptions and Transformations: Findings from the States
July 21, 2016
The full edition of the January–February 2016 TR News is now available. This edition features the annual overview of trends and developments in policy and practice at state departments of transportation and other agencies—particularly research needs, research in progress, and applied research—based on reports from the state partnership visits by TRB senior program officers in 2015. Other f...
|Economic Impact Case Study Tool for Transit
July 14, 2016
TRB's Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Report 186: Economic Impact Case Study Tool for Transit presents the results of a project aimed at creating the prototype for a searchable, web-based database of public transit investment projects and their associated, transit-driven economic and land development outcomes. This information is intended to inform future planning efforts for transi...
|TR News March-April 2016: Research Convergence for a Multimodal Future
May 27, 2016
A featured article in the March-April 2016 issue of the TR News highlights photos from the 95th TRB Annual Meeting, January 10-14, 2016. The article features photographs of sessions, workshops, committee meetings, and awards. Dr. Hani Mahmassani, William A. Patterson Distinguished Chair in Transportation and professor, Northwestern University, and Director, Northwestern University Transportatio...
|Guidelines for Certification and Management of Flexible Rockfall Protection Systems
May 18, 2016
TRB's National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 823: Guidelines for Certification and Management of Flexible Rockfall Protection Systems provides advice on rockfall fence systems for transportation agencies. It also outlines data that are needed to evaluate the results of rockfall fence systems tested using the procedure recommended for acceptance. Finally, the report present...
|Transformational Technologies in Transportation: State of the Activities
May 12, 2016
TRB's Transportation Research E-Circular 208: Transformational Technologies in Transportation: State of the Activities explores the status and applications of transportation goods, services, and systems that fall under the umbrella of transformational techology. Key transformational technologies include connected and automated vehicles, including shared use services; unmanned aerial systems (dr...
|Advancing Freight Fluidity Performance Measures: Summary of a Workshop
May 10, 2016
TRB's E-Circular 207: Advancing Freight Fluidity Performance Measures: Summary of a Workshop details a December 9–10, 2015 workshop that examined the development and use of freight fluidity performance measures and related analysis techniques to improve the freight transportation system. Participants discussed the opportunities and challenges associated with expanding the use of freight fluidit...
|Socioeconomics, Sustainability, Health, and Human Factors, 2015
February 26, 2016
TRB’s Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2531, includes 22 papers that explore information related to society, economics, and policy in the transportation sector, including: Economic Impacts of Rail Transit on Recreational Shore Communities: Case of the North Jersey Coast Line Impact of Transportation Investment on Economic Growth in China Statewid...
|Impact of the United States Coast Guard Regulations on United States Flag Registry
February 25, 2016
TRB has released a Marine Board report: Impact of the United States Coast Guard Regulations on United States Flag Registry that assesses whether the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) regulatory process impedes the ability of U.S. flag registered vessels to effectively compete in international commerce. Because of the limited time provided for the Congressionally-mandated review, the committee that produc...
|Revenue, Finance, Pricing, and Economics, 2015
February 6, 2016
TRB’s Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2530, includes 14 papers that explore information related to revenue, finance, pricing and economics in the transportation sector, including: Paying for Infrastructure in an Urban Environment: Roles of Ideological Beliefs and Self-Interest in Support for Two Funding Mechanisms Rethinking the Path to Mobility...
|Role and Value of Transportation for State DOTs
January 18, 2016
TRB’s National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Project 20-24(89): Role and Value of Transportation for State DOTs clarifies and explains the role and value of transportation in relation to the U.S. economy. The initial deliverables includes a website and videos that introduce the topics to general audiences and may be used by other agencies considering production of similar informa...
|Transportation Investment for Economic Development: Making the Case
December 24, 2015
TRB E-Circular 202: Transportation Investment for Economic Development: Making the Case explores the presentations made at a peer exchange held August 17–18, 2015, in Detroit, Michigan. The meeting focused on collaboration between state departments of transportation (DOTs) and their state economic development counterparts. This exchange was designed to provide an opportunity for senior state DO...
|Effects of Airline Industry Changes on Small- and Non-Hub Airports
September 10, 2015
TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 142: Effects of Airline Industry Changes on Small- and Non-Hub Airports describes policy and planning options for small- and non-hub airport operators and managers as they respond to changing conditions in the airline industry. Airport marketing and development programs are highly individualized, but common issues exist ove...
|Freight Systems Volume 1: Economics, Planning, Logistics
August 28, 2015
TRB’s Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2477 consists of 11 papers covering the following topics relating to freight systems: Effects on Voter Participation and Unionization Activity from Changes in Railway Labor Act Election Rules Estimating Link Travel Time with Sparse GPS Data on Highway Corridors Estimation of Seasonal Daily Traffic Flow of Ag...
|Game-Changing Ideas in Transportation Research
August 17, 2015
TRB’s National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) latest Impacts on Practice explores how NCHRP’s Innovations Deserving Exploratory Analysis (IDEA) program has helped finance promising but unproven ideas in transportation engineering.
|Economic and Development Implications of Transportation Disinvestment
July 17, 2015
TRB's National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Synthesis 480: Economic and Development Implications of Transportation Disinvestment examines methods available to estimate disinvestment effects on transportation system integrity within and across modes in urban areas, regionally, and in non-metro areas, and the use of those methods by transportation agencies. The report focuses on m...
|Innovative Revenue Strategies – An Airport Guide
June 5, 2015
TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 121: Innovative Revenue Strategies – An Airport Guide describes a broad range of tools and techniques to improve airport revenue streams, recover costs, and achieve operational efficiencies. The report identifies customer needs; airport-provided services and shared services, facilities, and equipment; revenue participation in real estate ...
|The Role of Freight Transportation in Economic Competitiveness
May 29, 2015
TRB's Conference Proceedings on the Web 16: The Role of Freight Transportation in Economic Competitiveness summarizes a December 2014 conference that explored the trends in freight transportation and economic competitiveness, as well as global business models and supply chains. Sessions addressed modal perspectives on supply chains, transportation system resiliency, transportation and energy se...
|Forecasting Transportation Revenue Sources: Survey of State Practices
May 24, 2015
TRB’s National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Synthesis 479: Forecasting Transportation Revenue Sources: Survey of State Practices documents current and proposed forecasting methodologies, as well as shortcomings of methods as reported by state departments of transportation (DOTs). The report also includes information about the types of revenue being forecasted, and how satisfied ...
|The Role of U.S. Airports in the National Economy
May 14, 2015
TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 132: The Role of U.S. Airports in the National Economy examines the economic role of U.S. airports and the national airport system to help communicate the national aggregate value of airports to communities and aviation stakeholders. A PowerPoint presentation and brochure supplement the report. Appendices 1 through 5 of the contractor’s f...
|Barriers to Consumer Adoption of Plug-in Electric Vehicles
April 24, 2015
The Board on Energy and Environmental Systems, part of the National Academies’ Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (DEPS), has released a report that evaluates the market barriers that are slowing the purchase of plug-in electric vehicles and hindering the deployment of supporting infrastructure. Several models of plug-in electric vehicles exist on the market today, but sales accounte...