2020TRB Annual Meeting: Paper Submissions Due August 1, 2019
Wed, 22 May 2019 04:06:46 GMT
TRB 2020 Annual Meeting Paper Submission opens June 1 at https://www.editorialmanager.com/trr/default.aspx  for publication in the Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board (TRR) .  Please be sure to consult the Instructions for Authors before submitting your paper. New for this year: As part of our effort to make the TRR a leader in transportation research, our newly formed TRR Editorial Board will complement the committee review process to provide authors wi...
Hearing: The Impacts of State-Owned Enterprises on Public Transit and Freight Rail Sectors
Sat, 18 May 2019 15:58:41 GMT
On May 16, 2019, the U.S. House of Representatives Transportation Committee held a hearing to understand the impacts of state-owned enterprises on public transit and freight rail sectors. Witnesses included representatives from the private sector, metropolitan planning organizations, and universities. Witness statements and a webcast of the hearing are available online.
Freight Transportation Resilience in Response to Supply Chain Disruptions
Wed, 15 May 2019 06:31:53 GMT
TRB’s National Cooperative Freight Research Program (NCFRP) has released a pre-publication version of Research Report 39: Freight Transportation Resilience in Response to Supply Chain Disruptions. The report provides guidance to public and private stakeholders on mitigating and adapting to logistical disruptions to supply chains resulting from regional, multi-regional, and national adverse events, both unanticipated and anticipated. The report, which makes a significant contribution to the body of knowle...
2020 TRB Annual Meeting: Calls for Papers
Fri, 10 May 2019 06:01:13 GMT
TRB standing committees have begun issuing calls for papers for the 2020 TRB Annual Meeting and for the Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board (TRR) . If you plan to submit a paper for presentation and/or publication, please visit the Approved List of Calls for Papers . The calls are available now, so that you will have the maximum amount of time to respond to them. However, committees will continue to produce new calls for papers throughout the month of June, so ple...
Zero-Emission Tractor-Trailers in Canada
Thu, 09 May 2019 07:00:24 GMT
The International Council on Clean Transportation has released a report that explores the viability of various zero-emission heavy-duty vehicle technologies. The goal of this report is to estimate the Canada-specific operational costs for zero-emission trucks compared to diesel and natural gas vehicles.
Thank You to Organizations that have Contributed to TRB's Centennial Activities! Join Them Today!
Wed, 08 May 2019 07:25:40 GMT
TRB turns 100 on November 11, 2020. Your organization is invited to join the entities listed below that have contributed to the TRB Century Patron program to support activities that will mark the anniversary; promote the value of transportation research; and celebrate the achievements of TRB’s volunteers, sponsors, affiliates, and staff. Century Patron contribution levels begin at $3,000 for organizations with fewer than 30 employees and $5,000 for larger organizations. Additional information on the Cent...
High Capacity Transport: Towards Efficient, Safe and Sustainable Road Freight
Wed, 08 May 2019 06:57:54 GMT
The International Transport Forum has released a report that examines international experiences with high-capacity vehicles (HCVs). This report explores approaches to implementing programs to deploy HCVs; reviews potential impacts on road infrastructure; and assesses consequences for other transportation modes, industry, and society.
Modernizing Data Collection and Reporting Methods for the Smartway Program
Wed, 01 May 2019 05:12:01 GMT
The International Council on Clean Transportation has released a report that examines the use of telematics technology in the trucking sector. It also explores ways the SmartWay program can redesign data collection processes. The SmartWay program is a collection of voluntary public-private partnerships in the U.S. and Canada designed to improve the efficiency and environmental performance of the freight sector.
Call for Nominations: Sharon D. Banks Award for Humanitarian Leadership in Transportation
Wed, 24 Apr 2019 05:14:32 GMT
The Transportation Research Board is seeking nominations for the Sharon D. Banks Award for Humanitarian Leadership in Transportation . This TRB award, which recognizes excellence in people-oriented initiatives throughout transportation, was inaugurated in 2002 and is presented biennially. The next presentation of the award will be made during the Chair’s Luncheon on January 15, 2020, during the TRB 99th Annual Meeting . Nominations must be submitted no later than July 31, 2019. Sharon D. Banks was the Ge...
Urban Goods Movement and Local Climate Action Plans: Assessing Strategies to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Urban Freight Transportation
Sat, 20 Apr 2019 05:47:22 GMT
The Mineta Transportation Institute at San Jose State University has released a report that examines how U.S. city climate action planning addresses freight transportation and goods movement. This report identifies specific strategies and actions that cities are taking to address greenhouse gas emissions from freight transportation.