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TRB Weekly - November 22, 2021
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TRB Annual Meeting

Two Weeks Left to Save on Registration Fees

Friday, December 3 is the early bird deadline for the TRB Annual Meeting coming up January 9-13. Also, hotels are filling up. Register now, before rates go up and hotels start selling out. And make sure to review our COVID Health & Safety Procedures.


TRBAM Express Advertising Opportunities

Want to get a message in front of TRB Annual Meeting attendees? Advertise in the AM Express! The meeting's digital daily electronic newsletter will distributed to attendees before, during, and after the event. Take advantage of the limited number of opportunities available to advertise in one or more of the Express' eight issues.


Warning: Mailing List Solicitations

If you receive a solicitation to purchase the TRB Annual Meeting attendee mailing list, it is not coming from us. TRB does not share the email addresses of Annual Meeting attendees.

New TRB Publications

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TR News Issue 334. The July-August 2021 issue of TR News—with a cover feature on research needs for the marine transportation system of the future—is available in full online.


NCHRP Research Report 991: Guidelines for the Development and Application of Crash Modification Factors


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TRR: Autonomy in Work Zones Needs Work

Researchers from Pennsylvania State University and Stony Brook University are developing a model, rules, and instructions for autonomous truck mounted attenuator (ATMA) system operators in order to reduce fatalities of DOT workers in work zone locations. Read the article published in TRR.

Events
RFPs

Submit a Letter of Interest for NCHRP Synthesis on Product Evaluation

An upcoming NCHRP synthesis will document current DOT practices, policies, tools, management techniques, and workflows with regard to the product evaluation process. Submit your letter of interest by January 4. 

News for You

Special Freight Edition of TRR

Submit your paper to a special edition of TRB's Transportation Research Record journal that focuses on freight. The paper deadline has been extended to January 31. 

Nominate Panelists for Supplemental NCHRP Projects

TRB's National Cooperative Highway Research Program has identified eight new projects and a new synthesis project for the current fiscal year. Nominate panelists for these additional projects by December 15

Nominate Panelists for TCRP Projects

TRB's Transit Cooperative Research Program has announced FY 2022 research projects and will be filling seas for project oversight panels. Nominate individuals with expertise directly relevant to the research by February 4.  Please help identify women and minority candidates. 

U.S. DOT Job Opening: Chief Scientist - Highly Automated Systems Safety Center of Excellence 

The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology (OST-R) is seeking a GS-15 Chief Scientist for the Highly Automated Systems Safety Center of Excellence (HASS COE). The application deadline is November 26 and those interested may apply here.

TRB In the News

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  • The Weather Channel: The Seahive project is underway in Florida to use science from CRP’s IDEA program to create “speed bump” storm surge protection.
  • The Bond Buyer: "A new chapter in the story of U.S. infrastructure is at hand," this feature reports, with a citation from TRB's Future Interstate consensus report.
  • Baker Donelson: This is a nice breakdown of the funding from the IIJA infrastructure bill, noting that TRB/National Academies is slated to review the effectiveness of the new Advanced Research Projects Agency-Infrastructure in three years.
Research Roundup

U.S. Federal Highway Administration - R&T Now: September/October

U.S. Federal Highway Administration - Fostering Multimodal Connectivity Newsletter: Fall 2021

U.S. Congressional Research Service - Line 5 Pipeline: Replacement/Tunnel Project

Illinois Center for Transportation at the University of Illinois at Urbana - Concrete Pavement Mixtures with High Supplementary Cementitious Materials Content: Volume 3

U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Hearing: Rebuilding Coast Guard Infrastructure to Sustain and Enhance Mission Capability

U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure - Hearing: Industry and Labor Perspectives: A Further Look at North American Supply Chain Challenges

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