Loading ...
Sorry, an error occurred while loading the content.
 

TRB Transportation Research E-Newsletter - September 7, 2004

Expand Messages
  • asha.weinstein@sjsu.edu
    Those of you interested in transportation issues may wish to sign up for this newsletter. (Instructions are at the beginning of the posting.) Regards, Asha
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 7, 2004
      Those of you interested in transportation issues may wish to sign up for
      this newsletter. (Instructions are at the beginning of the posting.)

      Regards,

      Asha Weinstein
      Assistant Professor
      Department of Urban and Regional Planning
      San José State University
      One Washington Square
      San Jose, CA 95192-0185
      email: asha.weinstein@...
      phone: 408-924-5853

      ----- Forwarded by Asha Weinstein/SJSU on 09/07/2004 12:41 PM -----

      To begin receipt of the e-newsletter, send an e-mail
      note to rhouston@... with "TRB E-Newsletter" in the message's subject
      field.

      -> mailto:rhouston@...?subject=TRB_E-Newsletter

      Information on ending this service is included at the end of this
      newsletter.


      *****************************************
      TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH E-NEWSLETTER
      Transportation Research Board
      of The National Academies
      9/7/2004
      *****************************************


      SUMMARY OF CONTENTS


      ***** TRB NEWS *****

      * 3rd International Symposium on Highway Geometric Design
      * RFP - Optimization of Tack Coat for HMA Placement: Proposals Due October
      15, 2004
      * RFP - Use of Geophysics for Transportation Projects: Statements of
      Interest Due September 16, 2004
      * RFP - Guidelines for Dowel Alignment in Concrete Pavements: Proposals
      Due
      October 21, 2004
      * RFP - Statewide Travel Forecasting Models: Statements of Interest Due
      September 23, 2004
      * RFP - New Technologies for Improving Safety Data: Statements of Interest
      Due September 29, 2004
      * RFP - Estimating Toll Road Demand and Feasibility: Statements of
      Interest
      Due September 30, 2004
      * RFP - Visualization for Project Development: Statements of Interest Due
      October 1, 2004
      * RFP - Design Guidelines for Durability of Bonded CFRP
      Repair/Strengthening of Concrete Beams: Proposals Due October 21, 2004
      * RFP - Guidelines for Dowel Alignment in Concrete Pavements: Proposals
      Due
      October 21, 2004
      * Upcoming TRB Sponsored or Cosponsored Conferences


      ***** RECENTLY RELEASED PUBLICATIONS *****

      * Dirty Bombs Fact Sheet
      * Transportation Partnerships in the Parks: Cooperative Initiatives Serve
      Visitors, Preserve the Environment
      * TR News: July-August 2004 Issue
      * Transit Design, Construction, and Operations in the Mediterranean Region


      ***** FEDERAL RESEARCH NEWS *****

      * National Household Travel Survey (NHTS)--National Data and Analysis Tool
      CD-ROM
      * An Examination of Fault, Unsafe Driving Acts, and Total Harm in
      Car-Truck
      Collisions
      * 2002 Vehicle Inventory and Use Survey: August 2004 Update


      ***** STATE RESEARCH NEWS *****

      * Putting Research to Work: September 2004
      * Recessed Striping in Concrete Pavement


      ***** UNIVERSITY RESEARCH NEWS *****

      * Mechanical Behavior of Non-Textbook Soils (Literature Review)
      * Remediation of Soils and Ground Water Contaminated by Aromatic and
      Chlorinated Hydrocarbons and Metals
      * UC Berkeley Traffic Safety Center Newsletter: Summer 2004


      ***** INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH NEWS *****

      * Impediments to Improving Efficiency in Intermodal Transport
      * Impacts of ICTs on Transport and Mobility


      ***** IN THE KNOW *****

      * Pete Rahn Named New Director of the Missouri Department of
      Transportation
      * NTSB Announces Decrease in Transportation Fatalities in 2003
      * European Energy and Transport Report 2000-2004


      --------------------------------------------------------------
      TRB News
      --------------------------------------------------------------

      3RD INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON HIGHWAY GEOMETRIC DESIGN
      -> http://trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=4089

      TRB is sponsoring the 3rd International Symposium on Highway Geometric
      Design on June 29-July 2, 2005, in Chicago, Illinois. The purpose of the
      Symposium is to stimulate improvement of geometric design worldwide.
      Presentations, demonstrations, and discussions will focus on the latest
      research, policies, and practices for street and highway geometric design,
      including safety and operational effects.


      RFP - OPTIMIZATION OF TACK COAT FOR HMA PLACEMENT: PROPOSALS DUE OCTOBER
      15, 2004
      -> http://trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=4083

      TRB's National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) has issued a
      request for proposals to determine optimum application methods, equipment
      type and calibration procedures, application rates, and asphalt binder
      materials for the various uses of tack coats, and to recommend revisions
      to
      relevant American Association of State Highway and Transportation
      Officials' methods and practices related to tack coats.


      RFP - USE OF GEOPHYSICS FOR TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS: STATEMENTS OF
      INTEREST
      DUE SEPTEMBER 16, 2004
      -> http://trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=4107

      TRB's National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) is seeking
      statements of interest to produce a synthesis of information that assesses
      the use of geophysics by state, federal, and international transportation
      agencies and their experiences with these methods.


      RFP - STATEWIDE TRAVEL FORECASTING MODELS: STATEMENTS OF INTEREST DUE
      SEPTEMBER 23, 2004
      -> http://trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=4108

      TRB's National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) is seeking
      statements of interest to produce a synthesis of information on statewide
      travel forecasting models.


      RFP - NEW TECHNOLOGIES FOR IMPROVING SAFETY DATA: STATEMENTS OF INTEREST
      DUE SEPTEMBER 29, 2004
      -> http://trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=4102

      TRB's National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) is seeking
      statements of interest to produce a synthesis of information on existing
      technologies and data sources for the acquisition, maintenance, and
      dissemination of crash, roadway inventory, and traffic operations data.


      RFP - ESTIMATING TOLL ROAD DEMAND AND FEASIBILITY: STATEMENTS OF INTEREST
      DUE SEPTEMBER 30, 2004
      -> http://trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=4110

      TRB's National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) is seeking
      statements of interest to produce a synthesis of information on methods
      used to forecast toll facility usage and their accuracy in estimating
      future revenues from tolling.


      RFP - VISUALIZATION FOR PROJECT DEVELOPMENT: STATEMENTS OF INTEREST DUE
      OCTOBER 1, 2004
      -> http://trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=4103

      TRB's National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) is seeking
      statements of interest to produce a synthesis of information on current
      best practices and experience with the use of visualization technologies
      in
      transportation project development.


      RFP - DESIGN GUIDELINES FOR DURABILITY OF BONDED CFRP REPAIR/STRENGTHENING
      OF CONCRETE BEAMS: PROPOSALS DUE OCTOBER 21, 2004
      -> http://trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=4084

      TRB's National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) has issued a
      request for proposals to develop design guidelines and material selection
      criteria that consider the effects of mechanical and environmental loads
      on
      the durability of bonded carbon fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP) repair
      and
      strengthening of concrete beams.


      RFP - GUIDELINES FOR DOWEL ALIGNMENT IN CONCRETE PAVEMENTS: PROPOSALS DUE
      OCTOBER 21, 2004
      -> http://trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=4101

      TRB's National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) has issued a
      request for proposals to develop guidelines for dowel alignment in
      concrete
      pavements.


      UPCOMING TRB SPONSORED OR COSPONSORED CONFERENCES
      -> http://trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=1319

      * Geotechnical Methods Revisited
      Kansas City, Missouri - September 7, 2004

      * Pro Walk/Pro Bike
      Victoria, British Columbia, Canada - September 7-10, 2004
      For additional information contact Richard Pain

      * Creating Rural Freight Transport Opportunities in a Global Market
      Minneapolis, Minnesota - September 8, 2004

      * North American Conference on Elderly Mobility (NACEM 2004): Best
      Practices from Around the World
      Detroit, Michigan - September 12-15, 2004

      * Structural Materials Technology (SMT): NDE/NDT for Highways and Bridges
      Buffalo, New York - September 14-17, 2004

      * Ninth National Conference on Transportation Planning For Small and
      Medium-
      Sized Communities: "Tools of the Trade"
      Colorado Springs, Colorado - September 22-24, 2004

      * 2nd International Conference on Accelerated Pavement Testing
      Minneapolis, Minnesota - September 26-29, 2004

      * 2nd International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and
      Management
      (IABMAS'04)*
      Kyoto, Japan - October 19-22, 2004

      * 6th International Conference on Managing Pavements*
      Brisbane, Queensland, Australia - October 19-24, 2004

      * 14th Equipment Management Workshop
      Minneapolis, Minnesota - October 24-27, 2004

      * Sixteenth National Rural Public and Intercity Bus Transportation:
      Celebrating the Silver - Going for the Gold
      Roanoke, Virginia - October 24-27, 2004

      * National Household Travel Survey Conference: Understanding Our Nation's
      Travel
      Washington, DC - November 1-2, 2004

      * 7th Marine Transportation System (MTS) Research & Technology
      Coordination
      Conference
      Washington, DC - November 16-17, 2004

      * Conference for Research on Women's Transportation Issues
      Chicago, Illinois - November 18-20, 2004


      --------------------------------------------------------------
      Recently Released Publications
      --------------------------------------------------------------

      DIRTY BOMBS FACT SHEET
      -> http://trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=4092

      A new fact sheet from the National Academies and the U.S. Department of
      Homeland Security offers clear, objective information on "dirty bombs" and
      other devices that could be used in a radiological terrorist attack.
      Created for journalists participating in the Academies' workshops on "News
      and Terrorism: Communicating in a Crisis," the fact sheet is the first in
      a
      series on weapons of mass destruction. Forthcoming fact sheets will
      address chemical, biological, and nuclear attacks.


      TRANSPORTATION PARTNERSHIPS IN THE PARKS: COOPERATIVE INITIATIVES SERVE
      VISITORS, PRESERVE THE ENVIRONMENT
      -> http://trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=4081

      A featured article in the July-August 2004 issue of TR News highlights the
      results of coordinated efforts by federal land management and
      transportation agencies, state governments, local communities,
      foundations,
      businesses, and other groups to address the transportation needs of
      visitors to parks throughout the nation, while at the same time enhancing
      visitors' experiences, and preserving and protecting the natural features
      of the parks.


      TR NEWS: JULY-AUGUST 2004 ISSUE
      -> http://trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=4080

      The July-August 2004 issue of TR News includes the following articles:
      * Transportation, National Parks, and Public Lands: Defining the
      Challenge,
      Fostering Research and Partnerships
      * Transportation Technologies Take to the Parks: Context-Sensitive
      Innovations Improve Aesthetics, Communications, and Safety
      * Guiding Tourists To and Through the Parks: Study Assesses Traveler
      Information Needs
      * Designing a New Vehicle for National Parks: Low-Floor, Alternative-Fuel
      Bus in Testing
      * Transportation Partnerships in the Parks: Cooperative Initiatives Serve
      Visitors, Preserve the Environment
      * Riding with the Jammers
      * Scholars Grow in the National Parks
      * Making Tracks in Wildlife Refuges
      * Up Close and Personal: The Personal Transportation Alternative in
      National Parks
      * A Concept for a National Freight Data Program


      TRANSIT DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION, AND OPERATIONS IN THE MEDITERRANEAN REGION
      -> http://trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=4052

      TRB's Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Research Results Digest
      66: Transit Design, Construction, and Operations in the Mediterranean
      Region provides an overview of an international transit studies mission
      that investigated transit design, construction, and operation in Athens,
      Greece, and in Naples, Rome, and Milan, Italy.


      --------------------------------------------------------------
      Federal Research News
      --------------------------------------------------------------

      NATIONAL HOUSEHOLD TRAVEL SURVEY (NHTS)--NATIONAL DATA AND ANALYSIS TOOL
      CD-
      ROM
      -> http://trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=4099

      The U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation
      Statistics
      has released a free CD-ROM that contains the national data from the
      January
      2004 release of the 2001 North American Transportation Statistics (NATS)
      data in ASCII and SuperTABLE formats, SuperTABLE software to create tables
      and charts from the data, SAS and SPSS code to convert the ASCII data, the
      data user's guide and other documentation, and selected reports written
      using NATS data. This release is a national data set with complete
      household, person, daily, long-distance, and vehicle data. It does not
      include data from the add-on jurisdictions.


      AN EXAMINATION OF FAULT, UNSAFE DRIVING ACTS, AND TOTAL HARM IN CAR-TRUCK
      COLLISIONS
      -> http://trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=4093

      The U.S. Federal Highway Administration has released a summary report on a
      study that found driver, vehicle, and roadway safety programs for truck
      drivers should address backing, rear-end, right- and left-turn, and
      sideswipe collisions, because, according to the study, truck drivers are
      more likely to be at fault in such crashes. In addition, the study
      suggests
      that similar safety programs for car drivers should focus on head-on and
      angle collisions.


      2002 VEHICLE INVENTORY AND USE SURVEY: AUGUST 2004 UPDATE
      -> http://trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=3666

      The U.S. Census Bureau has released additional state-by-state results of
      its latest Vehicle Inventory and Use Survey, including information on fuel
      efficiency, annual mileage, primary range of operation, permanent
      equipment, and other physical and operational characteristics for pickups,
      sport utility vehicles, minivans, all other single-unit trucks, and truck-
      tractors. The latest state results released are from California, Texas,
      and West Virginia. This brings to 13 the total number of states' results
      now available. This survey is conducted every five years as part of the
      economic census. The U.S. Summary Report will be available later this
      year.


      --------------------------------------------------------------
      State Research News
      --------------------------------------------------------------

      PUTTING RESEARCH TO WORK: SEPTEMBER 2004
      -> http://trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=4095

      The Wisconsin Department of Transportation's Research, Development, and
      Technology Transfer (RD&T) program has released its latest monthly
      newsletter, which highlights recent technical information of interest to
      engineers and other transportation professionals in the areas of highway
      design, construction, operations, and safety.


      RECESSED STRIPING IN CONCRETE PAVEMENT
      -> http://trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=4090

      The Research Branch of the Colorado Department of Transportation has
      released a report that evaluates the condition of thermoplastic and
      pavement marking tape stripes placed in grooves that were produced by
      modifying the screed bar on a paver to form grooves for both shoulder
      stripes and the skip stripe on a 4-lane divided highway.


      --------------------------------------------------------------
      University Research News
      --------------------------------------------------------------

      MECHANICAL BEHAVIOR OF NON-TEXTBOOK SOILS (LITERATURE REVIEW)
      -> http://trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=4096

      Purdue University's Joint Transportation Research Program has released a
      literature review on the mechanical behavior of "non-textbook" soils --
      soils other than clean sands and pure clays. The non-textbook soils
      investigated in this study were silty sands, clayey sands, silty clays,
      sandy clays, sandy silts, and cemented soils.


      REMEDIATION OF SOILS AND GROUND WATER CONTAMINATED BY AROMATIC AND
      CHLORINATED HYDROCARBONS AND METALS
      -> http://trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=4097

      Purdue University's Joint Transportation Research Program has released a
      report that evaluates strategies for improving the effectiveness and
      efficiency of oxidants as applied to aggressive remediation of source
      zones
      containing residual saturations of non-aqueous phase liquids.


      UC BERKELEY TRAFFIC SAFETY CENTER NEWSLETTER: SUMMER 2004
      -> http://trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=4087

      The latest issue of the UC Berkeley Traffic Safety Center Newsletter
      examines rural road safety. The newsletter examines victims of rural road
      crashes, peculiar problems of rural roads in transition, issues associated
      with remote rural roads, and the difficulty of providing emergency medical
      services within the "golden hour" after a rural road crash.


      --------------------------------------------------------------
      International Research News
      --------------------------------------------------------------

      IMPEDIMENTS TO IMPROVING EFFICIENCY IN INTERMODAL TRANSPORT
      -> http://trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=4091

      The Australian National Transport Commission (NTC) has released a
      discussion paper that describes perceived impediments to transport
      efficiency in the area of intermodal transport that have been identified
      by
      industry and government representatives in consultation with the NTC. The
      purpose of the paper is to seek comment from a broad range of industry
      representatives and government stakeholders on priorities associated with
      intermodal transport.


      IMPACTS OF ICTS ON TRANSPORT AND MOBILITY
      -> http://trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=4086

      According to Euroabstracts, the European Commission's Sixth Research
      Framework Programme magazine, a European Commission Joint Research Centre
      report analyzes the impacts of information and communication technologies
      (ICT) in terms of emerging trends in social and organizational practices,
      their effects of the e-society on transport and mobility, proposed
      policies
      necessary to adapt to changing needs, and areas where additional research
      is required.


      --------------------------------------------------------------
      In The Know
      --------------------------------------------------------------

      PETE RAHN NAMED NEW DIRECTOR OF THE MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
      -> http://trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=4094

      Pete K. Rahn will be the new director of the Missouri Department of
      Transportation beginning September 15, 2004. Rahn, 49, was head of the
      New
      Mexico State Highway and Transportation Department from 1995 to 2002. Most
      recently, he was vice president for government relations at Contech
      Construction Products, Inc, of Middletown, Ohio. Rahn has also been a
      corporate vice president for Kysar Insurance, and Executive Director of
      the
      San Juan College Foundation, both in Farmington, New Mexico. He has a
      bachelor of science degree in planning and a bachelor of arts degree in
      government from New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico. Rahn
      currently serves on the Transportation Research Board's Task Force on
      Accelerating Innovation in the Highway Industry.


      NTSB ANNOUNCES DECREASE IN TRANSPORTATION FATALITIES IN 2003
      -> http://trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=4100

      According to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB),
      transportation fatalities in the United States decreased in 2003.
      Preliminary figures indicate that 44,888 overall transportation fatalities
      were reported in 2003, down from 45,311 fatalities reported in 2002
      statistics. Fatalities by mode are included in the NTSB announcement.


      EUROPEAN ENERGY AND TRANSPORT REPORT 2000-2004
      -> http://trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=4088

      The European Directorate-General for Energy and Transport has released a
      report that summarizes actions it has taken since 2000 and examines
      measures that still need to be taken in order to strengthen the energy and
      transport sectors of the European economy; meet the need for safety,
      security, and a clean environment; and assist Europe on the world stage.


      =============================================================
      RECENTLY ADDED PROJECTS TO THE RESEARCH IN PROGRESS DATABASE

      The Research In Progress (RiP) Database contains over 7,500 records of
      current or recently completed transportation research projects.
      -> http://rip.trb.org/browse/additions.asp?days=7
      =============================================================

      TO BEGIN RECEIVING the E-Newsletter send an e-mail note to
      rhouston@...
      with "TRB E-Newsletter" in the message's subject field.
      -> mailto:rhouston@...?subject=TRB_E-Newsletter

      Confirmation of your subscription to the "transresearchenews" listserv
      will
      be sent within 5 business days.

      TO END THIS SERVICE send an e-mail note to rhouston@... with "End TRB
      E-
      Newsletter" in the message's subject field.
      -> mailto:rhouston@...?subject=End_TRB_E-Newsletter

      Suggestions or comments on content of the TRB Transportation Research E-
      Newsletter may be sent to Russell Houston, Senior Program Officer,
      Communications, Transportation Research Board at rhouston@....

      The Transportation Research Board (TRB) is a division of the National
      Academies, which include the National Academy of Sciences, National
      Academy
      of Engineering, Institute of Medicine, and National Research Council. The
      mission of TRB is to promote innovation and progress in transportation
      through research. In an objective and interdisciplinary setting, the Board
      facilitates the sharing of information on transportation practice and
      policy by researchers and practitioners; stimulates research and offers
      research management services that promote technical excellence; provides
      expert advice on transportation policy and programs; and disseminates
      research results broadly and encourages their implementation.

      THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES: Advisers to the Nation on Science, Engineering,
      and
      Medicine

      The nation turns to the National Academies - National Academy of Sciences,
      National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine, and National
      Research Council - for independent, objective advice on issues that affect
      people's lives worldwide.
      -> http://www.national-academies.org

      The TRB Transportation Research E-Newsletter regularly covers
      transportation research developments in the United States and abroad. All
      articles appearing in the E-Newsletter are also available on TRB's web
      page
      http://www.TRB.org This document is not a report of the National Research
      Council or of the National Academies. The opinions expressed in reports
      highlighted in TRB's Transportation Research E-Newsletter are those of the
      authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Transportation
      Research Board.

      If you like the Transportation Research Board's (TRB's) Transportation
      Research E-Newsletter, why not check out the National Academies'
      electronic
      newsletter to keep up on what's new on the Web from the National Academy
      of
      Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine,
      and the National Research Council.
      -> http://nationalacademies.org/mail.html

      Transportation Research Board
      of The National Academies
      500 Fifth Street, NW
      Washington, DC 20001
      -> http://www.TRB.org
    Your message has been successfully submitted and would be delivered to recipients shortly.