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Problems or Solutions? TRBAM Underway in D.C.

One of the premier planning events of the year is underway in D.C.

January 11, 2023 - Urbanism Speakeasy via Substack

Watch: Secretary Buttigieg's Keynote Address to TRB 2022 Annual Meeting

U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg addressed attendees of the Transportation Research Board’s 2022 Annual Meeting during a plenary session on January 12, 2022.

January 17, 2022 - The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine via YouTube

Pedestrian Infrastructure

Resources for Safe, Convenient Pedestrian and Bike Infrastructure

Despite the stated goals of state and federal agencies to encourage active modes of transportation, there's still a long way to go to make sure that all cities and communities have safe, convenient sidewalks and bike lanes.

January 17, 2021 - National Academies of Sciences Engineering and Medicine

Montreal Freeway

Research on the Benefits and Limitations of Telecommuting to Inform a New Transportation Normal

If public transit suffers long-term consequences from the coronavirus, as many experts predict, telecommuting could be a key tool in reducing pollution and congestion, but it creates problems of its own and its effects aren't entirely clear.

May 7, 2020 - Transportation Research Board


Studies on Media Coverage of Bike and Pedestrian Crashes Reveal Bias

Road safety advocates, particularly those who promote walking and biking, have long understood the importance of language, such as using "crash" rather than "accident." Two new media studies shed more light on bias in media coverage of crashes.

May 10, 2019 - Outside Online

Dam Inspection

Inland Waterways Looking for a Comeback

Inland waterways have capacity to spare to help deal with an expected surge in freight movement around the country. Some TLC will be required to maximize that potential, however.

January 20, 2019 - Eno Center for Transportation

New Research Explains Why Only Some Neighborhoods Get Bike Infrastructure

Canadian researchers made the case at the Transportation Research Board this past week that improved bike infrastructure and neighborhood gentrification go hand in hand. They used research gathered fromi Portland and Chicago.

January 18, 2016 - The Washington Post - Wonkblog

Bike Racks

Friday Funny: Parody Twitter Account Roasts the Transportation Research Board

The week has been marked by a steady stream of news about new research and ideas coming from the Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting. There to poke fun at it all was parody Twitter account @FakeTRB.

January 15, 2016 - Twitter

Transportation Secretary Foxx Lays Policy Groundwork at TRB's Annual Meeting

The annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board provided an opportunity for Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx to begin to address the changing needs of the nation's transportation system.

January 14, 2015 - The Washington Post

Report: New Techniques and Technology for Monitoring Active Transportation

The growing popularity of active transportation requires planners and advocates to better survey how, where, and when people are biking and walking. A new study by the Transportation Research Board shares the cutting edge of survey techniques.

March 25, 2014 - Transportation Research Board

Studying the Moments Before Collisions to Help Prevent Them

An unprecedented study is tracking the behavior of drivers in the U.S. using cameras and sensors to observe how they interact with their vehicle and the road. Researchers hope to better understand the causes for collisions, and how to prevent them.

September 24, 2013 - Governing

New York Gets to Know its Subway Riders...Intimately

Anyone who's ridden the New York City subway will inevitably pick up on the odd social patterns that develop in the slim tube hurtling beneath the city. A new study identifies and quantifies those unique behaviors.

April 17, 2013 - The New York Times

Report from TRB

Last week I attended the Transportation Research Boards (TRB) 89th annual meeting, which attracted approximately 10,000 transportation professionals from around the globe to Washington DC. More than 2,000 papers were presented at more than 700 sessions, plus several hundred committee meetings took place. Let me share some highlights.

January 18, 2010 - Todd Litman

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City of Kissimmee - Development Services

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City of Kissimmee - Development Services

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Alamo Area Metropolitan Planning Organization

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Chaddick Institute at DePaul University

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