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 2015: Preparing for a New Panama Canal
March 31, 2015
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 following articles: Trendsetters in Transportation Technologies: Findings f...
|TR News November-December 2014: Turning Points
February 8, 2015
This issue of the TR News 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 aviation, the development of India’s H...
|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...
|TR News May-June 2013: Railroads and Research: Sharing Track
December 18, 2013
This issue of the TR News highlights the benefits from research investments that anticipate and help meet the industry's needs. Research and demonstration projects on crash energy management; the design of tank cars to reduce the risk of transporting hazardous materials by rail; track support to improve track safety, efficiency, and the competitiveness of the industry; improvements in safety cu...
|TR News March-April 2013: Deploying Transportation Research: TRB 92nd Annual Meeting Highlights
May 15, 2013
Photographic highlights of sessions, events, presentations, meetings, exhibits, awards, and more from TRB’s 92nd Annual Meeting—including valedictory speeches by two major transportation leaders—is accompanied in the March–April issue of TR News by feature articles on the promise of connected vehicle technology; the accomplishments and vision of more than two decades of TransTech Academy, prepa...
|TR News January-February 2013: Sharing the Spirit of Innovation: Examples from the States
March 1, 2013
The January-February 2013 TR News includes articles that explore the vulnerability and adaptability of Alaska’s transportation system to climate change—and lessons for the rest of the nation; Northern European solutions for managing road condition in cold climates; ways to identify and map naturally occurring hazardous materials in Oregon in relation to transportation activities; and insights f...
|TR News November-December 2012: From Vision to Practice: Productive Models
January 29, 2013
The November-December 2012 TR News features articles that commemorate significant research and planning milestones. The National Cooperative Highway Research Program is celebrating its 50th anniversary and the Transit Cooperative Research Program its 20th in 2012; in addition, the Innovations Deserving Exploratory Analysis (IDEA) programs are completing their 20th year. 2012 also mark...
|TR News September-October 2012: Blueprints to Improve Highway Safety
November 1, 2012
The September-October 2012 TR News features articles that address highway safety tools and procedures, including an overview of the Highway Safety Manual and its applications; a national strategy to prevent highway fatalities, Toward Zero Deaths; the expected safety benefits from TRB's second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2) naturalistic driving study; and an opinion piece on bu...