|Highway Worker Safety
April 21, 2017
TRB's National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Synthesis 509: Highway Worker Safety identifies how state departments of transportation (DOTs) implement policies using highway worker safety and health data to reduce injuries and manage risk. The report is a synthesis of current proactive safety practices that will be useful when developing or updating policies, programs, or tools to...
|TR News January-February 2017: The Promises and Risks of Innovation
March 17, 2017
Lessons learned from state innovations is the focus of feature articles in the January-FebruaryTR News. Articles cover information about laws affecting driverless vehicles, the freight project selection process, environmental performance measures, and sharing operations data. The TR News is TRB's bimonthly magazine featuring timely articles on innovative and state-of-the-art research and practi...
|TR News September-October 2016: Applying Knowledge Management
March 10, 2017
The full edition of TR News 305 is now available. Knowledge management—subject of a recent domestic scan of transportation agencies—is the focus of feature articles in the September–October 2016 TR News. Authors present insights into the multidisciplinary approach that assembles, develops, shares, and applies organizational knowledge to achieve institutional objectives. Articles cover transport...
|Impacts on Practice: ACRP and Higher Education: Building the Next Generation of Airport Professionals
February 18, 2017
TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) latest Impacts on Practice explores how educators have incorporated ACRP tools and reports into their curriculum. Professors and students at Kansas State Polytechnic (KSP) University in Salina, Kansas use ACRP reports to provide foundational knowledge about the airport industry, and students find the reports practical resources as they transitio...
|Leveraging Technology for Transportation Agency Workforce Development and Training
February 13, 2017
TRB's National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Synthesis 503: Leveraging Technology for Transportation Agency Workforce Development and Training documents how state and local transportation agencies are using information and communication technologies (ICT) to train their workforce. The report explores the planning and resources required to implement and maintain a training and dev...
|Successful Practices and Training Initiatives to Reduce Accidents and Incidents at Transit Agencies
February 6, 2017
TRB's Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Synthesis 126: Successful Practices and Training Initiatives to Reduce Accidents and Incidents at Transit Agencies documents current practices and training initiatives, including bus operator training and retraining programs that have been effective in reducing accidents and incidents at transit agencies. The study also focuses on other system a...
|TR News November-December 2016: Freight Transport in a Low-Carbon World (Feature Article)
February 3, 2017
A featured article in the November-December 2016 issue of the TR News highlights the challenges of freight transportation with regards to meeting new emissions standards. The 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 transportation com...
|TR News November-December 2016: Freight Transport in a Low-Carbon World
January 27, 2017
Freight transport in a low-carbon world is the focus of feature articles in the November-December TR News. Articles cover information about shaping the federal aid road act, GIS asset management, cross-asset resource allocation, and long-term performances and life-cycle cost of stormwater management. The TRB 2016 Annual Report is included in this edition of the TR News. The TR News is TRB's bim...
|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...
|Identifying and Evaluating Airport Workforce Requirements
December 31, 2016
TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Web-Only Document 28: Identifying and Evaluating Airport Workforce Requirements gathers information that will help identify and evaluate the current and future airport job requirements and associated workforce capacity needs; assess the potential of current airport education, training, and resources to address workforce gaps; and provide a pract...
|Graduate Research Award Program on Public-Sector Aviation Issues Update: 2008–2017
December 30, 2016
TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Research Results Digest 25: Graduate Research Award Program on Public-Sector Aviation Issues Update: 2008–2017 provides initial information for the 2016–2017 academic year of the Graduate Research Award Program on Public-Sector Aviation Issues (ACRP Project 11-04). The report also includes abstracts for student papers from the 2015–2...
|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 July-August 2016: The Aviation Workforce of Tomorrow
October 11, 2016
A featured article in the July-August 2016 issue of the TR News explores advances in the future of the aviation workforce, focusing on the diversity of those who make up the workforce and which aviation activities are employing which people. The article also discusses how the landscape of the workforce is changing in the aviation industry and how the industry has responded to these changes. The...
|Research and Education
June 21, 2016
TRB’s Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2552 consists of 7 papers exploring research and education in the transportation industry, including: Webinars, Advisory Boards, Technology Transfer Implementation Plans, and Other Examples of Universities’ Best Practices in Technology Transfer Getting Kids off the Street: Chicago Motor Club’s Play Yard Cont...
|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...
|Use of Automotive Service Excellence Tests Within Transit
April 14, 2016
TRB's Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Synthesis 120: Use of Automotive Service Excellence Tests Within Transit documents how the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) program is accepted and used within the transit bus maintenance community. The ASE program is nationally recognized as the standard industry credential provider for automotive professionals. The report explores how a cro...
|Promising Practices for Strengthening the Regional STEM Workforce Development Ecosystem
April 5, 2016
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine has released a report that reviews the extent to which universities and employers in five metropolitan communities (Phoenix, Arizona; Cleveland, Ohio; Montgomery, Alabama; Los Angeles, California; and Fargo, North Dakota) collaborate successfully to align curricula, labs, and other undergraduate educational experiences with current a...
|Developing a National STEM Workforce Strategy: A Workshop Summary
April 3, 2016
The National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine has release a report that summarizes the presentations and discussions from a workshop designed to contribute to National Science Foundation’s (NSF’s) preparation of a theoretical and evidence-based science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) Workforce Development R&D Core Framework. Participants at the workshop discu...
|Infusing Ethics into the Development of Engineers: Exemplary Education Activities and Programs
March 5, 2016
The National Academy of Engineering has released a report that presents 25 activities and programs that are considered exemplary in their approach to infusing ethics into the development of engineering students. It is intended to serve as a resource for institutions of higher education seeking to enhance their efforts in this area. Ethical practice in engineering is critical for ensuring public...
|Science Teachers' Learning: Enhancing Opportunities, Creating Supportive Contexts
February 2, 2016
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine has released a report that finds a lack of coherent learning opportunities for science teachers across their careers, and recommends changes to current systems for supporting teachers’ professional development inside and outside the classroom. As part of ongoing efforts to improve the quality of science education in the United States...
|A Guide to Building and Retaining Workforce Capacity for the Railroad Industry
October 20, 2015
TRB’s National Cooperative Rail Research Program (NCRRP) Report 2: A Guide to Building and Retaining Workforce Capacity for the Railroad Industry presents competency models that describe workforce requirements for the passenger and freight railroad industry. The models are based on assessments of past trends, current forecasts, and a detailed gap analysis of employee supply and demand. The repo...
|Research and Education 2015
September 29, 2015
TRB’s Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2480 consists of 8 papers exploring research and education in the transportation industry, including: Fair Representation of Transportation Research Record Impacts: Case Study on Journal Citation Reports’ Impact Factor Developing a Framework for Financial Achievability of Department of Transportation Researc...
|A Guide to Agency-Wide Knowledge Management for State Departments of Transportation
August 21, 2015
TRB's National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 813: A Guide to Agency-Wide Knowledge Management for State Departments of Transportation presents guidance for state transportation agencies on adopting an explicit knowledge management (KM) strategy and the ways that organizations have implemented such strategies. KM is an umbrella term for a variety of techniques for preservin...
|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.
|ACRP Impacts on Practice – Standardizing Airport Incident Management Practices
July 8, 2015
The May 2015 issue of TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Impacts on Practice highlights how airport officials at Golden Triangle Airport (GTR) in Columbus, Mississippi, Kissimmee Gateway Airport (KISM) in Kissimmee, Florida have applied findings from ACRP Report 103: A Guidebook for Integrating NIMS for Personnel and Resources at Airports . The report helped these airports more f...