|Research and Technology Coordinating Committee Letter Report: March 28, 2017
April 4, 2017
A March 28, 2017 report from TRB's Research and Technology Coordinating Committee (RTCC) to the U.S. Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) offers recommendations addressing the barriers to deploying private-sector innovations and technologies; the evaluation of demonstration programs deploying technologies and pilot testing user-fee financing mechanisms; the completion of case studies of FHWA's...
|TRB Security, Emergency Management, and Infrastructure Protection Research Status Report
March 26, 2017
Since September 11, 2001, more than 200 security-, emergency management-, and infrastructure protection-related planning and implementation projects have been initiated through programs managed by TRB. This report, updated monthly, provides information on more than $30 million worth of completed and ongoing TRB security-related research. The report includes information on research that is forma...
|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...
|Motor Carrier Safety Research Analysis Committee Letter Report: March 13, 2017
March 13, 2017
A March 13, 2017 letter report from TRB's Motor Carrier Safety Research Analysis Committee (MCSRAC) advises the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Research and Technology (R&T) program on a number of topics. At the request of the FMCSA, this first letter report explores the goals and strategy of the FMCSA R&T Program as well as the recommendations regarding data made in...
|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...
|Impacts on Practice: Integrating Airport Research and Decision-making: A Case Study
February 11, 2017
TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) latest Impacts on Practice explores integrating research into decision-making at Jacksonville Aviation Authority through using reports produced by ACRP. Topics like emergency management, development of cooperative agreements, risk management, safety, communications, and operational efficiency are examined. In particular, the reports' case studie...
|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...
|Committee on Ecology and Transportation Newsletter: January 2017
January 30, 2017
TRB’s Standing Committee on Ecology and Transportation has released the latest edition of its periodic newsletter. This newsletter highlights the committee activities during the TRB 96th Annual Meeting; monitoring wildlife crossing structures along highways in Changbai Mountain, China; pollination conservation at 60 miles per hour; and more. The online newsletter is published interm...
|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...
|Synthesis of Information Related to Transit Practices: 2017
January 25, 2017
TRB’s Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Research Results Digest 113: Synthesis of Information Related to Transit Practices is a digest of the progress and status of TCRP Project J-7, “Synthesis of Information Related to Transit Practices,” for which the Transportation Research Board is the agency conducting the research.
|Continuing Project to Synthesize Information on Highway Problems: 2017
January 16, 2017
TRB’s National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Research Results Digest 401: Continuing Project to Synthesize Information on Highway Problems is a digest of the progress and status of NCHRP Project 20-5, “Synthesis of Information Related to Highway Problems.”
|ACRP 2016 Annual Report of Progress
January 14, 2017
TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) has released its annual report that reflects on the achievements of the past 11 years, as well as ACRP’s strategic outlook of providing responsive, relevant, and innovative solutions to the challenges and opportunities within the airport industry.
|Synthesis of Information Related to Airport Practices: 2017
January 12, 2017
TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Research Results Digest 26: Synthesis of Information Related to Airport Practices is a digest of the progress and status of ACRP Project 11-03, Synthesis of Information Related to Airport Practices.
|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...
|Transportation Research Board 2016 Annual Report
January 8, 2017
The 2016 Annual Report provides a summary of the Transportation Research Board's (TRB's) programs and activities over the last year and an overview of the individual divisions within TRB. The mission of TRB is to provide leadership in transportation innovation and progress through research and information exchange, conducted within a setting that is objective, interdisciplinary, and multimodal....
|TCRP Annual Report of Progress 2016
January 6, 2017
TRB’s Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) has released its annual report, which provides background and an overview of the program, status of each of TCRP’s projects, and a summary of some of the program's accomplishments for the year.
|NCHRP 2016 Annual Report
January 3, 2017
TRB’s National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) has released its annual report. The report highlights some of the more than 129 projects completed in 2016 and presents detailed information about the operation of NCHRP.
|New IDEAS for Transit: Transit IDEA Program Annual Report - January 2017
December 28, 2016
TRB’s Innovations Deserving Exploratory Analysis (IDEA) program has issued its New IDEAS for Transit: Transit IDEA Program Annual Report, which summarizes recent investigations conducted under the Transit IDEA program. The Transit IDEA Program is designed to help foster concepts that have the potential to enhance security, increase ridership, and improve efficiency for transit agencies. ...
|Intelligent Transportation Systems and Connected and Automated Vehicles
December 27, 2016
TRB’s Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2559, includes 15 papers that explore information related to intelligent transportation systems, including: National Survey Identifying Gaps in Consumer Knowledge of Advanced Vehicle Safety Systems Capturing the Benefits of a Variable Advisory Speed System in Portland, Oregon: Empirical Before and After Eval...
|New IDEAs for Highway Systems: Annual Progress Report - January 2017
December 23, 2016
TRB’s Innovations Deserving Exploratory Analysis (IDEA) program has released the 2017 issue of its New IDEAs for Highway Systems: Annual Progress Report, which summarizes projects active or completed during the 2016 program year. A project of the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP), the NCHRP Highway IDEA program seeks proposals with potential to advance the constr...
|Transportation Resilience: Adaptation to Climate Change
December 21, 2016
Transportation Resilience: Adaptation to Climate Change and Extreme Weather Events summarizes a symposium held June 16–17, 2016 in Brussels, Belgium. Attendees of the 96th TRB Annual Meeting, January 8-12, 2017 in Washington, D.C. are invited to attend a special session summarizing this publication. The fourth annual symposium promotes common understanding, efficiencies, and trans-Atlanti...
|Exploring New Directions for the National Household Travel Survey: Phase Two Report of Activities
December 20, 2016
TRB's E-Circular 217: Exploring New Directions for the National Household Travel Survey: Phase Two Report of Activities summarize the status, approach, and expected content of the new National Household Travel Survey data for the user community. The National Household Travel Survey (NHTS), administered by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), provided data on personal travel in the United ...
|Transportation Asset Management: Summary of the 11th National Conference
December 9, 2016
TRB's Conference Proceedings on the Web 20: Transportation Asset Management: Summary of the 11th National Conference explores the discussions that took place on July 10–12, 2016, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Conference presenters highlighted the advancements and improvements in transportation asset management programs at the state, regional, metropolitan, and local levels. Information on the inno...
|Transit Research Analysis Committee Letter Report: November 11, 2016
November 29, 2016
TRB's Transit Research Analysis Committee (TRAC) has delivered a letter report to Mr. Vincent Valdes, Associate Administrator for Research, Demonstration, and Innovation, Federal Transit Administration (FTA). The November 11, 2016 report provides guidance to FTA on the administration’s research priorities as the administration authors its five-year strategic research plan.
|Impacts on Practice: ACRP Ambassadors: Sharing Research Peer-To-Peer
October 29, 2016
TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) has released its latest Impacts on Practice that explores the ACRP Ambassadors Program. The Ambassador Program is one of ACRP’s dissemination initiatives helping to strengthen its connection to the airport industry. The Ambassadors Program seeks new volunteers who are passionate about improving the airport industry. Ambassadors will benefit from...