Request for Interest: Production of TRB Centennial Video
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 08:25:40 GMT
The Transportation Research Board turns 100 on November 11, 2020. As part of the celebration, TRB has released a Request for Interest soliciting interest in organizations partnering with TRB to produce a five-minute video that would focus on the future of transportation and the role of research. The audience for the short video is college and graduate school students, and young professionals who are not yet committed to transportation as a profession. The goal of the video is to excite young people into ...
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 7, 2019*
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 . Abstracts are due March 7, 2019 and must discuss one of the following topics: Enhancing ...
AWMA Conference on Freight and Environment: Ports of Entry: Abstracts due March 8, 2019*
Wed, 13 Feb 2019 16:25:45 GMT
TRB is cosponsoing the Conference on Freight and Environment: Ports of Entry on October 23-24, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. Cohosted with The Air and Waste Management Association (AWMA), this conference will focus on exploring the impacts of freight on the environment. All aspects of air quality impacts will be discussed, in addition to land use, noise, climate change, energy, and waste issues. Abstracts are due March 8, 2019.
E-Commerce Impacts on the Trucking Industry
Fri, 08 Feb 2019 14:39:02 GMT
The American Transportation Research Institute has released a report that provides background on emerging e-commerce and omni-channel retailing trends. It also describes the ongoing transformation in retail supply chains and distribution/fulfillment networks. This report seeks to identify effects of e-commerce to trucking operations.
Freight Issues in Surface Transportation Reauthorization
Sun, 03 Feb 2019 17:54:32 GMT
The Congressional Research Service has released a report that describes policies regarding truck freight and the portion of the rail and port industries that transports truck trailers and containers. The growth in freight transportation demand, along with growing passenger demand, has caused congestion in parts of the transportation system, making freight movements slower and less reliable. This report seeks to improve these freight movements.
NTSB and TRB Webinar: Leading Future Improvements in Transportation Safety
Sun, 03 Feb 2019 13:05:05 GMT
TRB and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will cohost a webinar on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 from 2:00 to 3:30 PM ET. The webinar will cover the 2019-2020 NTSB’s Most Wanted List and TRB’s Critical Issues in Transportation 2019 report . Presenters will focus on issues of safety and security across all modes of transportation. 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 ...
Innovations in Freight Data Workshop: Advance Registration Ends March 11
Sun, 03 Feb 2019 11:15:56 GMT
TRB is sponsoring the Innovations in Freight Data Workshop on April 9-10, 2019 in Irvine, California. The 2019 workshop will build from the 2017 workshop and bring together freight data users and decision makers to learn and share the latest applications of emerging freight data sources, development of value-added features, integration of data sets, and other innovations. The advance program is available .
5th Conference of Transportation Research Group of India (CTRG)*
Wed, 30 Jan 2019 18:37:49 GMT
TRB is cosponsoring the 5th Conference of Transportation Research Group of India (CTRG) from December 18-21, 2019 in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India. The objective of the conference is to provide transportation researchers, educators, managers, and policymakers from India and from around the world a forum to exchange ideas. The intent is to cover all modes and levels of transportation including roads, rail, air, and water; public and private; motorized and non-motorized; as well as urban, regional, inter-c...