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 2014: ABCs of Bridge Renewal
March 31, 2014
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; and the implementation of SHRP 2 accelerated bridge construction pilot pro...
|TR News November-December 2013: Designed for Implementation and Impact: SHRP 2 Products and Procedures
February 4, 2014
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–December issue of TR News. Articles spotlight each SHRP 2 focus area—renewal, capacity, reliability, and safety—from the perspectives of the research contractors and the users of the rese...
|TR News September-October 2013: Environmental Sustainability in Transportation
February 23, 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...
|TR News July-August 2012: Adapting to Climate Change: Building a Network of Solutions
September 5, 2012
The July-August 2012 TR News present an array of climate change adaptation initiatives--the rationales, strategies, progress, and goals--including key facts that transportation leaders and professionals should know about climate change and transportation. The July-August 2012 issue of TR News includes the following articles: Implementing Climate Change Policies: State and Local Innova...
|TR News May-June 2012: Active Transportation: Implementing the Benefits
July 5, 2012
The May-June 2012 TR News features articles that address the planning, design, operation, and maintenance of pedestrian and bicyclist facilities, as well as efforts to integrate these modes into the transportation system. Articles explore the health benefits of nonmotorized transportation; the business side of bicycling; measuring multimodal mobility; learning from trends in oth...
|TR News March-April 2012: History in the Making: 91st Annual Meeting Highlights
May 9, 2012
The March-April 2012 TR News includes a photo essay of highlights from the TRB 91st Annual Meeting's sessions, speakers, events, committee meetings, exhibits, awards, and more. This issue of the TR News also features articles on the growing role of international cooperation and collaboration in TRB programs and activities; key findings from two recent National Cooperative Highwa...
|TR News November-December 2011: Charting Pathways into Nanotechnology
January 8, 2012
The November-December 2011 TR News assembles feature articles that explore the applications of nanotechnology in transportation, examine asset management for low-volume road systems, review the metamorphosis of traffic data from the Long-Term Pavement Performance studies, and more. The November-December 2011 issue of TR News includes the following articles: Nanotechnology in...
|TR News September-October 2011: Positioning Aviation for Skies Unlimited
November 3, 2011
The September-October 2011 TR News assembles feature articles exploring the Next-Generation Air Transport System, which will transform U.S. air traffic control from a ground-based, human-centric system to a satellite-based, airplane-centric system; the future of aviation sustainability; commercial aviation’s pursuit of sustainable alternative fuels; aviation security; economics of the avia...