TR News Magazine
The TR News is TRB's bimonthly magazine, which features timely articles on innovative and state-of-the-art research and practice in all modes of transportation. Also published are brief news items of interest to the transportation community, research pays off articles, profiles of transportation professionals, workshop and conference announcements, new book notices, news of TRB activities, and the TRB Annual Report. Submissions of manuscripts
for possible publication are accepted at any time. Copies of the TR News may be purchased individually or ordered on an annual subscription basis.
A compilation of titles in the TR News series since January 2002, when TRB began posting complete issues of the magazine on the Web, is accessible by the link below. Full issues of TR News are posted to the Web four months after their publication. Each title includes a short description of articles included in the publication, a link to the full text of the issue (as it becomes available), and a link to TRB's electronic bookstore.
|TR News January–February 2016: Disruptions and Transformations: Findings from the States
March 22, 2016
The January–February 2016 TR News 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 features supplement the state agency focus: setting a bud...
|TR News: November - December 2015, Commercial Spaceports
January 17, 2016
TR News reaches a milestone with its 300th issue, and the feature articles present the results of pioneering research. One examines commercial spaceports and the endeavor of building the foundation for a commercial space transportation network; another presents an overview of the first year of research using the vast and valuable databases from the historic Naturalistic Driving Study conducted ...
|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...
|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...
|TR News November-December 2014: Turning Points
June 17, 2015
The full issue of TR News 295 is now available. This edition features articles that examine pivotal periods in transportation research, including a feature article that examines the contributions of the nine TRB Executive Directors, including Robert E. Skinner, Jr., who retired in January 2015 after 21 years at TRB’s helm. Other features include a review of the first 100 years of commercial avi...
|TR News September – October 2014: Transportation in Tribal Lands: Challenges and Initiatives
April 5, 2015
The full issue of the TR News 294 has been posted. This issue features articles that explore the challenges facing tribal transportation and the accomplishments of programs serving the unique transportation needs of the 566 Indian tribes throughout the United States. Articles highlight the federal trust relationship and tribal sovereignty; a bridge replacement project in the Oneida Nation using...
|TR News July-August 2014: Performance Management in Practice
February 11, 2015
The full PDF version of the TR News July-August 2014 issue assembles a comprehensive how-to on performance management in transportation. Authors explore current thinking, lessons learned, tools and techniques, and issues related to performance management—what works and what does not. Features detail the experience of a CEO in championing performance management; how state DOTs are using performa...
|TR News May–June 2014: Changing Energy Outlook; King Coal Highway; Automated Vehicles—and More
November 17, 2014
The full PDF version of the May-June TR News examines the shift in the U.S. energy outlook, including the increase in domestic natural gas production, and the implications for energy security, transportation, and climate policies. Another article describes how public–private partnerships in West Virginia are used to build roads and other facilities. A third feature identifies ten research areas...
|TR News March-April 2014: Annual Meeting on the Move: Highlights and Hallmarks
September 14, 2014
The full PDF version of the March-April 2014 issue is now available. Photographic highlights of sessions, events, presentations, meetings, exhibits, awards, and more from TRB’s 93rd Annual Meeting—including a major policy address by U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx—is accompanied in the March–April 2014 issue of TR News by feature articles that explore the history and leg...
|TR News January-February 2014: ABCs of Bridge Renewal
July 18, 2014
The full PDF version of the January-February issue is now available. This issue of the TR News focuses on the effects the boom in the domestic energy industry is having on low-volume roadways in Texas; practical findings from a 26-state pooled-fund study on winter maintenance challenges; the mega-project under way to replace the Gerald Desmond Bridge in the Port of Long Beach, California;...
|TR News November-December 2013: Designed for Implementation and Impact: SHRP 2 Products and Procedures
June 11, 2014
The full PDF version of the November-December 2013 issue is now available. TRB policy is to release the full PDF version of a TR News four months after its release in print format. This issue of the TR News focuses on the impacts and implementation of products, tools, and research results and findings of the Second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2) are presented in the November–Decemb...
|TR News September-October 2013: Environmental Sustainability in Transportation
April 27, 2014
This issue of the TR News focuses on environmental sustainability in transportation and how it can help improve the quality of life for individuals and communities. Articles highlight practice-ready research and cover such topics as integrating vegetation and green infrastructure into sustainable transportation planning; implementing the Eco-Logical approach in Nevada, Colorado, Utah, Montana, ...
|TR News July-August 2013: Logistics of Disaster Response
September 21, 2013
This issue of the TR News focuses on logistics of disaster response and business continuity by examining supply chain performance challenges in a crisis, the role of the private sector in maintaining supply chains for relief efforts, recent lessons learned for postdisaster relief logistics, and a state department of transportation’s emergency management program—plus reports on the effect of gas...