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Government, Business, Technology

TRB Annual Meeting Goes Virtual for 2021

Neil Pedersen TRB Executive Director Neil Pedersen at the 2019 meeting. (Transportation Research Board via Twitter)

The Transportation Research Board’s 100th annual meeting will be held virtually this winter due to concerns over COVID-19.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
July 28, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

DOT’s Elaine Chao Announces ADAS, Connected Technology Programs

Elaine Chao U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao announced a number of initiatives involving connected vehicle technologies at TRB's meeting. (Transportation Research Board)

WASHINGTON — Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao announced several initiatives relating to connected vehicle technologies and advanced driver assistance systems before a crowd of industry representatives Jan. 15.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 15, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

FHWA to Release Updated Jason’s Law Truck Parking Survey

Jeff Purdy, a transportation specialist with the Federal Highway Administration Freight Management and Operations office Jeff Purdy, a transportation specialist with the Federal Highway Administration Freight Management and Operations office, said truck parking is a "very key safety issue." (Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics)

WASHINGTON — Results of a comprehensive national federal survey of truck parking availability will be made public in the next few months, according to a Jan. 15 presentation at the Transportation Research Board annual meeting.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
January 15, 2020
Government, Business

FHWA Specialists Identify Resources for Public

Jeff Purdy Jeff Purdy by Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics

WASHINGTON — The Federal Highway Administration offered attendees of the Transportation Research Board’s annual meeting an update of the resources the agency has made available.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 15, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

State DOT Directors: Work With Us on Safety

Patrick McKenna, director of the Missouri Department of Transportation Patrick McKenna, director of the Missouri Department of Transportation, said the number of deaths on highways is a national health and safety crisis. (Jim Stinson/Transport Topics)

WASHINGTON — The leaders of several state departments of transportation urged automobile drivers and trucking companies to work together on safety improvements to help reduce traffic fatalities to zero or near zero, during a panel at the Transportation Research Board’s annual meeting Jan. 14.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
January 15, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

FMCSA Representatives Provide Updates on Datasets, Projects

Olu Ajayi, FMCSA Analysis & Information program manager Olu Ajayi, FMCSA Analysis & Information program manager, said registration data should be available within the next month. (Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics)

WASHINGTON — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is preparing to make trucking industry registration data available through its Analysis & Information Online repository.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 14, 2020
Government, Business

State DOT Representatives Share Tips for Stretching Dollars

Verne Skagerberg Verne Skagerberg by Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics

WASHINGTON — State department of transportation officials shared the creative ways they’ve completed projects with tight budgets at the Transportation Research Board’s annual meeting Jan. 13.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 14, 2020
Government, Business, Equipment

FMCSA Seeks Comments for New Large-Truck Crash Causation Study

Truck on road at night Getty Images

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on Jan. 14 issued a formal request for public comment on how best to design and conduct a major study to identify factors contributing to all large-truck fatal, injury and tow-away crashes.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
January 13, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Trucking Experts Tackle Parking Problems, Solutions

Lisa Mullings, president of Natso Lisa Mullings, president of Natso, said if the trucking industry was willing to pay for more parking, that could help alleviate the issue. (Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics)

WASHINGTON — Trucking industry representatives at the Transportation Research Board’s annual meeting Jan. 13 broke down some of the biggest challenges — and floated a few solutions — regarding truck parking.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 13, 2020
Government, Business

Metropolitan Leaders Discuss Congestion Pricing Challenges, Solutions

Phillip Washington, Tilly Chang Phillip Washington and Tilly Chang by Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics

WASHINGTON — Transportation leaders identified outreach and education as tools that can help bridge the “trust gap” between communities and congestion pricing.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 13, 2020

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