|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...
|Strengthening the Safety Culture of the Offshore Oil and Gas Industry
October 1, 2016
TRB Special Report 321: Strengthening the Safety Culture of the Offshore Oil and Gas Industry offers recommendations to industry and regulators to strengthen and sustain the safety culture of the offshore oil and gas industry. A supplemental product titled Beyond Compliance provides an executive-level overview of the report findings, conclusions, and recommendations. The committee t...
|Beyond Compliance: Strengthening the Safety Culture of the Offshore Oil and Gas Industry
September 21, 2016
Beyond Compliance: Strengthening the Safety Culture of the Offshore Oil and Gas Industry summarizes recommendations to industry and regulators to strengthen and sustain the safety culture of the offshore oil and gas industry. The committee that prepared the report addresses conceptual challenges in defining safety culture, and discusses the empirical support for the safety culture definition of...
|Marine Transportation and International Trade
August 14, 2016
TRB's Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2549 consists of 12 papers addressing marine transportation and international trade, including: Approach Integrating Mixed-Integer Programming and Constraint Programming for Planning Rotations of Inland Vessels in a Large Seaport Use of Nationwide Automatic Identification System Data to Quantify Resiliency o...
|Application of Remote Real-Time Monitoring to Offshore Oil and Gas Operations
July 27, 2016
TRB Special Report 322: Application of Remote Real-Time Monitoring to Offshore Oil and Gas Operations provides advice to the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) of the U.S. Department of the Interior on the use of remote real-time monitoring (RRTM) to improve the safety and reduce the environmental risks of offshore oil and gas operations. The report also evaluates the role th...
|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...
|Mainstreaming Unmanned Undersea Vehicles into Future U.S. Naval Operations
May 3, 2016
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine has released an abbreviated version of a restricted report that assesses the potential of unmanned undersea vehicles (UUVs) in enhancing future U.S. naval operations. The Department of the Navy has determined that the final report prepared by the committee is restricted in its entirety under exemption 3 of the Freedom of Information ...
|Trends and Issues in Marine Transportation and the Environment
April 8, 2016
TRB E-Circular 206: Trends and Issues in Marine Transportation and the Environment explores urgent and far-reaching research topics pertinent to marine transportation and environmental issues. Subjects explored in this E-Circular include marine emissions and air quality impacts, including alternative fuels, human health impacts, improving marine vessel emission inventory methods, emission reduc...
|Enhancing Sleep Efficiency on Vessels in the Tug/Towboat/Barge Industry
January 25, 2016
TRB's National Cooperative Freight Research Program (NCFRP) Report 36: Enhancing Sleep Efficiency on Vessels in the Tug/Towboat/Barge Industry provides best practices to improve an operator's sleep and reduce operator fatigue in the United States inland waterway industry, including the use of anchor-sleep/nap-sleep strategies. NCFRP Report 36 identifies and describes the metrics that could be u...
|TRID Search Tips from TR News 298
December 3, 2015
The June-July-August 2015 TR News featured search tips to navigate the TRID database . TRID holds more than 1.09 million records of published research covering all modes of transportation. More than 156,000 records contain links to full-text documents. TRID is an integrated database that combines the records from the Transportation Research Information Services and the Joint Transport Rese...
|TR News June-July-August 2015: Moving Energy
December 1, 2015
The full edition of the June-July-August 2015 TR News is now available. This edition explore the effects of the changing world energy market on the transportation industry, with deliveries of coal declining, natural gas use on the increase, and oil shipments from North American locations rising to challenge overseas sources. Authors examine the changing energy market by energy source, the ...
|TR News March-April-May 2015: Standing Ovations for TRB's 2015 Annual Meeting
November 5, 2015
The full PDF of TRNews 297 is now available. This edition covers TRB’s 94th Annual Meeting, which featured U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony J. Foxx, more than 3,500 research papers, major professional awards, committee meetings, an active exhibit hall, and more. This Annual Meeting also achieved recordbreaking attendance at a new and more capacious venue. This edition of the TR News als...
|Funding and Managing the U.S. Inland Waterways System: What Policy Makers Need to Know
September 28, 2015
TRB Special Report 315: Funding and Managing the U.S. Inland Waterways System: What Policy Makers Need to Know explores the role and importance of the federally funded inland waterways system, priorities for future investment, its beneficiaries, and sources of funding. In recent years, the inland waterways system has transported six to seven percent of all domestic ton-miles of cargo. The syste...
|TR News January-February 2015: Preparing for a New Panama Canal
August 19, 2015
The full PDF of the January-February 2015 TR News is now available. With the Panama Canal celebrating its centennial in 2014 and scheduled to open new locks in 2016, this issue of the TR News explores the legacy and future of the canal and the probable effects the expansion will have on U.S. harbor infrastructure and supply chains. The January-February 2015 issue of TR News includes the fo...
|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.
|Marine Transportation, Port Operations, and Intermodal Freight
August 10, 2015
TRB’s Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2479 consists of 11 papers covering the following topics relating to marine transportation, port operations, and intermodal freight: Development of the Adoption of Liquefied Natural Gas as a Fuel for Shipping on the Great Lakes Vessel Route Choice Theory and Modeling Big Data-Based Estimation for Ship Safety...
|Research Pays Off: Developing Decision Support Tools for Florida’s Traffic Management Centers
July 3, 2015
The latest edition of Research Pays Off explores a data analytics tool developed by the Florida Department of Transportation that combines archived intelligent transportation systems (ITS) data collected at the state’s regional transportation management centers (TMCs) with data from other sources to inform transportation planning and operation decisions. With traffic analysis, simulation modeli...
|2015 Annual Meeting Highlights: Corridors to the Future—Transportation and Technology
June 24, 2015
TR News 297 includes a feature article that provides highlights of the 94th TRB Annual Meeting, January 11-15, 2015. The article features photographs of sessions, workshops, committee meetings, and awards. The article provides a highlight of Daniel Sperling, Professor of Civil Engineering and Environmental Science and Policy, University of California (UC), Davis, as the 2015 Chair of the TRB Ex...
|Gulf Research Program: A Strategic Vision
September 25, 2014
The National Research Council has released Gulf Research Program: A Strategic Vision that establishes the program's foundation and introduces its mission, goals, and objectives. It describes some initial activities and sets out the program's vision for contributing lasting benefit to the Gulf region and the nation. The Gulf Research Program grew in response to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosi...
|Responding to Oil Spills in the U.S. Arctic Marine Environment
September 19, 2014
The National Research Council has released Responding to Oil Spills in the U.S. Arctic Marine Environment that reviews the current state of the science regarding oil spill response and environmental assessment in the Arctic region north of the Bering Strait, with emphasis on the potential impacts in U.S. waters. This report describes the unique ecosystems and environment of the Arctic and makes...
|Marine Environment, Safety, and Human Factors 2014
September 17, 2014
TRB’s Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2426 consists of six papers that examine long-term emissions reduction for international shipping; optimal dredge fleet scheduling within environmental work windows; waterway performance monitoring; data fusion of maritime incident databases; vessel traffic characteristics in the Singapore Strait; and probab...
|Marine Transportation, Terminal Operations, and International Trade 2014
August 18, 2014
TRB’s Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2409 consists of nine papers that examine maintenance project selection; port operations observatories; transportation rate analysis; and, lock and dam maintenance funding. This issue also contains information about gate layout for marine container terminals; manned and automated horizontal handling equipmen...
|Manager’s Guide to the Integrated Ecological Framework
August 17, 2014
TRB’s second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2) S2-C06-RW-4: Manager’s Guide to the Integrated Ecological Framework is designed to provide a basic understanding of the Integrated Ecological Framework (IEF), a nine-step process for integrating ecological and transportation planning. It presents information about the relevant stakeholders and types of expertise needed to help ensure...
|Making U.S. Ports Resilient as Part of Extended Intermodal Supply Chains
August 6, 2014
TRB’s National Cooperative Freight Research Program (NCFRP) Report 30: Making U.S. Ports Resilient as Part of Extended Intermodal Supply Chains focuses on identifying and elaborating on the steps needed to coordinate freight movements through ports in times of severe stress on existing operating infrastructures and services. This report builds on NCHRP Report 732: Methodologies to Estimate the ...
|Critical Issues in Transportation: 2013
February 1, 2014
TRB’s Executive Committee periodically identifies a set of critical issues in transportation to focus attention on their likely impact on the nation’s economy and quality of life. The discussion of the critical issues identified in this document is intended to facilitate debate and to encourage research leading to their resolution. Previous editions of Critical Issues in Transportation have hig...