TRB

Special Coverage, Business

Experts Say Lack of Public Understanding Complicates Urban Freight Movement

David Elfin/Transport Topics

WASHINGTON — The disconnect between the government agencies that regulate freight and the companies that move it in ever-increasing volumes throughout the United States was a focus of a Transportation Research Board session on Jan. 9.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
January 9, 2017
Special Coverage, Business

TRB Subcommittee Wants Help From Carriers on FMCSA Alternative Compliance Research

WASHINGTON — Members of a Transportation Research Board subcommittee continued exploring potential ideas aimed at assisting federal truck and bus regulators in establishing a congressionally mandated “alternative compliance” program that would reward carriers for exceeding regulatory requirements.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
January 9, 2017
Special Coverage, Business

Transportation Agency Officials, Experts Tout Importance of Performance Management

David Elfin/Transport Topics

WASHINGTON — Performance management, long a staple of the private sector, is increasingly common in the world of transportation agencies. That reality, which was jump-started by MAP 21 becoming law in 2012, was applauded by officials from those agencies as well as other experts at a Transportation Research Board session on Jan. 8.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
January 9, 2017
Special Coverage, Business

Catenary System Poised for One-Year Test Near California Ports

Joseph Impullitti by Lorrie Grant/Transport Topics

WASHINGTON — The South Coast Air Quality Management District expects to start a one-year test soon of electrified trucking near two of the nation’s largest ports, the leader of the agency’s division overseeing the program said Jan. 8.

Lorrie Grant | Managing Editor
January 9, 2017
Business

FMCSA to Unveil 2017 Agenda at TRB

Drew Angerer/Bloomberg News

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s agenda for the new year will be unveiled on the third day of the Transportation Research Board’s annual conference in Washington this month.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
January 9, 2017
Government, Business

Canada's Greater Weight Allowance Gives Truckers Advantage Over US, Researcher Says

WASHINGTON — Restrictive federal size and weight policies are causing U.S. motor carriers to lag in heavy-truck productivity when compared with other countries, a leading transportation researcher said at a presentation Jan. 13 at the Transportation Research Board’s annual meeting.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
January 13, 2016
Government, Business

Fuel-Tax Hikes, Tolls, Crowdfunding Are Interstate Payment Options

Chip Chipman/Bloomberg News

WASHINGTON — Fuel-tax increases, electronic tolling and even crowdfunding were among the solutions proposed at a Transportation Research Board session on transportation funding Jan. 12.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
January 12, 2016
Business

Shorter Supply Chains Leading to Fewer Overall Truck Miles, TRB Panelists Say

Michael G. Malloy/TT News

WASHINGTON — Increasing demand for faster delivery of last-mile goods is leading to tighter supply chains with shorter truck trips, industry officials said at a freight panel.

Michael G. Malloy | Web Editor
January 13, 2015
Government, Business

Government Transport Planners Compare US, European Systems at TRB

WASHINGTON — In a Jan. 11 session of the Transportation Research Board, European and American transportation planners admired each other’s freight systems as part of TRB’s 94th annual meeting here.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
January 12, 2015
Business

TRB Meeting Includes HOS Research Update, Insight on DOT's Long-Term Strategic Plan

An update on hours-of-service safety research will be among the highlights at the Transportation Research Board’s annual conference, scheduled for Jan. 11-15 in Washington.

January 5, 2015

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