The Transportation Research Board this year named 21 students from 14 schools its TRB Minority Student Fellows as part of its work promoting minority participation in transportation. The 9-year-old program provides funding for students from select historically black colleges and universities and Hispanic-serving institutions to attend TRB’s annual meeting and present their research papers.January 16, 2018
Hours of highly detailed discussion at this month’s Transportation Research Board annual meeting focused on some of the most daunting long-range challenges facing the transportation industry. But one issue near and dear to the hearts of Transport Topics readers — hauling cargo — was at the forefront, be it along electrified highway corridors or across the last mile.January 12, 2018
WASHINGTON — The wages earned by truck drivers are too low, forcing them to work long hours, according to a report presented to trucking industry researchers at the annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board here.January 11, 2018
WASHINGTON — Einride, a Swedish technology startup that plans to begin moving cargo in that country later this year with unmanned, all-electric vehicles, recently showcased its vision for freight transportation to industry researchers in the United States.
WASHINGTON — Shippers traditionally hire trucking companies to move loads within 500 miles but place some of their longhaul freight on the railroads, however port authorities are beginning to successfully use intermodal service to divert truck traffic from congested container terminals.
WASHINGTON — State departments of transportation could benefit from establishing a rapport with freight movers and companies that need goods to be moved, according to Utah Department of Transportation Director Carlos Braceras.
WASHINGTON — The agricultural industry and the ports that serve it are simultaneously working to respond to an evolving business landscape that includes everything from making room at East Coast ports for Neopanamax containerships to serving overseas demand for fresh fish, industry experts said here.
WASHINGTON — A federal transportation official reminded state and municipal agencies charged with advancing infrastructure projects of the need to review the costs and potential benefits associated with public-private partnerships.
WASHINGTON — The Maine Department of Transportation is in the process of repaving major routes with better-quality pavement with help from a federal research partnership.