TRB Weekly - September 13, 2022
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TRB Annual Meeting

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Lillian Borrone Recipient of the 2023 Frank Turner Award

Lillian Borrone has been awarded the 2023 Frank Turner Medal as a trailblazer for women in transportation and for her substantial professional and volunteer contributions to transportation policy, administration, and research that have aided in the advancement of safer and more reliable mobility for people and goods. The medal will be presented during the Chair’s Plenary Session on Wednesday, January 11 at the 2023 TRB Annual Meeting.

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Become a Patron

Is your company sending more than four people to the Annual Meeting? Then maximize your registration budget and the visibility of your organization to leaders and professionals in government, industry, and academia by becoming a 2023 TRB Annual Meeting Patron — available at all levels of investment.

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Resources for Paper Review

Find instructions and the answers to your questions as you carry out your role in facilitating the Annual Meeting paper review process. We have both a Committee Guide and Reviewer Guide. If you have additional questions that are not answered on those pages, please consult with a fellow committee member, a TRB Senior Program Officer, or email

New TRB Publications

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Preparing for LNG by Rail Tank Car: A Readiness Review (TRB Special Report 345). Shipping liquefied natural gas (LNG) by rail tank car is a viable mode in U.S. regions where the natural gas pipeline network is limited. Before the first bulk shipment of LNG by rail tank car, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine recommends a review of the research and testing done so far on safety assurance, especially for the design of the tank car, and follow up with activities if warranted.

TRB's Top Downloaded Publication (in August): Emerging Hazards in Commercial Aviation—Report 1: Initial Assessment of Safety Data and Analysis Processes (released August 1, 2022)


September 15 - TRB Webinar: Needs and Solutions for Automated Vehicle Infrastructure Implementation

September 19 - TRB Webinar: Making the Research in Progress Database Work for You

October 18 - TRB Webinar: New Era in Data Analytics for Bridge Foundation Design

October 20 - TRB Webinar: Microtransit—Innovation in Rural Mobility

October 26 - TRB Webinar: New Transit Fare Policy—Capping and “Cashless” Collection

October 27 - TRB Webinar: Protocols for Macrotexture Measurement to Prevent Wet Weather Crashes

News for You


Thank an Operator During Truck Driver Appreciation Week

TRB is recognizing Truck Driver Appreciation Week with an updated compendium of resources for the industry. Read our blog to learn more, and don't forget to thank a trucker! We appreciate all you do!

Tell Us How TRID Works for You

Help TRB understand who uses the TRID database, why they use it, how satisfied users are, and how to prioritize enhancements. Complete the TRID survey by September 30.

Nominate Yourself or Other Panelists for ACRP Projects

TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program has announced FY 2023 projects and will be filling seats for project oversight panels. Nominate individuals with expertise directly relevant to the research by September 19. Please help identify panelists representing a diversity of experience and expertise.

Research Roundup

Minnesota Department of TransportationConnected Autonomous Vehicles: Frequently Asked Questions

TRB In the News

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  • A promising, inexpensive system to overcome GPS hacking that could help keep self-driving vehicles from heading the wrong destination has been developed by University of Alabama researchers. They wrote about it in TRB's Transportation Research Record journal.
  • Opportunities within the new infrastruction act abound for "building information modeling," or BIM, to help transportation agencies work smarter, more efficiently and more strategically. TRB Volunteer Alexa Mitchell of HDR shares more details in TRB's magazine TR News.
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