TR News September-October 2018: Traffic Impacts of the 2017 Solar Eclipse
Wed, 13 Mar 2019 11:47:52 GMT
The full edition of the September-October 2018 TR News is now available. This edition explores the impacts of the 2017 solar eclipse on traffic. Articles also focus on connected and automated vehicles, automated transit applications, and data-driven project selection. 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 community, resear...
The Passing of Joseph Boardman
Fri, 08 Mar 2019 06:35:50 GMT
The TRB community extends condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Joseph Boardman who served as Chair of the TRB Executive Committee in 2005. Mr. Boardman passed away on Thursday, March 7, 2019, at the age of 70.  “Joe was a tireless advocate for improved transportation, and particularly for rail as an efficient and effective way to move both people and freight,” said Neil Pedersen, TRB’s Executive Director. “The New York Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration, TRB, Amtra...
Illinois-Specific Live-Load Factors Based on Truck Data
Thu, 07 Mar 2019 17:56:46 GMT
The Illinois Center for Transportation at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has released a report that examines the adequacy of available Illinois weigh-in-motion data. It also seeks to develop refined live-load factors and resistance factored rating practices in Illinois.
Leading Future Improvements in Transportation Safety
Thu, 07 Mar 2019 13:05:05 GMT
The recording of the TRB and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) cohosted webinar that focused on issues of safety and security across all modes of transportation is now available online.  The webinar  covered the 2019-2020 NTSB’s Most Wanted List and TRB’s Critical Issues in Transportation 2019 report .  The NTSB Most Wanted List identifies what the NTSB has prioritized as its top safety priorities across all modes to prevent accidents and save lives. This list serves as the N...
COMTO National Meeting and Training Conference
Wed, 27 Feb 2019 19:26:18 GMT
The Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) is sponsoring its 48th annual conference on July 12-16, 2019 in Tampa, Florida. COMTO's annual conference brings together industry leaders across all modes of transportation for 4 days of learning, training, and networking. The conference is open to transportation professionals at all career levels, government employees, manufacturers and suppliers, and all other interested participants.
Prototype System for Managing and Analyzing Enterprise Rail Transport Risks of Hazardous Materials
Tue, 26 Feb 2019 06:46:18 GMT
TRB's Rail Safety Innovations Deserving Exploratory Analysis (IDEA) Safety Project 34: Prototype System for Managing and Analyzing Enterprise Rail Transport Risks of Hazardous Materials summarizes a project that resulted in a web-based prototype system designed to support railroads with new risk data visualization and decision-making capabilities. The prototype system addresses the following: • determination and prioritization of high-risk network areas by considering comprehensive hazmat movements acros...
Transitioning Away From Heavy Fuel Oil in Arctic Shipping
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 20:05:41 GMT
The International Council on Clean Transportation has released a report that compares different types of heavy fuel oils used in Arctic shipping routes. This report determines the differences in cost, cleanup, and socioeconomic and environmental impacts of each type of fuel. It also explores electricity impacts in terms of refueling costs.
2019 Joint Rail Conference*
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 05:06:42 GMT
TRB is cosponsoring the 2019 Joint Rail Conference: Railroad Engineering Technology on April 9-12, 2019 in Snowbird, Utah. Sessions will focus on railroad topics, including: Railroad Infrastructure Engineering Rail Equipment Engineering Signal and Train Control Engineering Service Quality and Operations Planning and Development Safety and Security Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Urban Passenger Rail Transport Electrification
Commercial Vehicle On-Board Safety Systems: Summary and Conclusions
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 18:20:03 GMT
The International Transport Forum has released a report that analyzes the impacts of increased automation in the freight transportation sector. This report summarizes the findings of a roundtable. It determines how existing approaches can be maintained and when new solutions may be needed.
Research Day of the ITF Annual Summit: Abstracts due March 12*
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 16:26:19 GMT
TRB is cosponsoring a research day with the International Transport Forum (ITF), European Conference of Transport Research Institutes (ECTRI) and the World Conference on Transport Research Society (WCTRS) on May 21, 2019 in Leipzig, Germany. The theme of the research day is “Transport Connectivity for Regional Integration” and will be hosted in conjunction with the International Transport Forum’s 2019 Annual Summit .