TRB announces 2024 Sharon D. Banks Award recipient

October 27th, 2023

Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. The 2024 Sharon D. Banks Award recipient is Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr., chief executive officer of the Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) in Jacksonville, Fla. The Sharon D. Banks Award is a biennial award established in memory of Sharon D. Banks, the former general manager of AC Transit in Oakland, Calif., and […]

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TRB seeks nominations for Sharon D. Banks Award

May 26th, 2023

The Transportation Research Board is seeking nominations for the Sharon D. Banks Award for Humanitarian Leadership in Transportation, which recognizes excellence in people-oriented initiatives throughout the mobility sector. TRB established this award in 2002 to honor the late Sharon D. Banks (at left in photo), who passed away in 1999. Banks served as general manager of […]

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Mahmassani and Daubenberger join TRB Executive Committee

January 30th, 2023

Hani S. Mahmassani and Nancy Daubenberger joined the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Executive Committee during this month's TRB Annual Meeting. Hani S. Mahmassani, left, and Nancy Daubenberger. Photo courtesy of the Transportation Research Board. Mahmassani (left) is director of the Transportation Center, and the William A. Patterson Distinguished Professor in Transportation at Northwestern University. He is the 2021 recipient of […]

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TRB names executive director

October 24th, 2022

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering has announced that Victoria Sheehan will join the organization as the new executive director of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) on Dec. 5, 2022. Sheehan will succeed Neil Pedersen, who has served as TRB’s executive director for nearly eight years. Victoria Sheehan Sheehan comes to the National Academies from […]

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TRB offers webinar on longer life for low-volume roads with geosynthetics

October 21st, 2021

Photograph courtesy of the U.S. Forest Service Low-volume road construction can benefit from using geosynthetics. The Transportation Research Board (TRB) will host a webinar, “Giving Low-Volume Roads a Longer Life with Geosynthetics,” on Nov. 8, 2021, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. EST that will discuss the current state of knowledge regarding the use of geosynthetics […]

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Transportation Research Board looking for geosynthetics webinars for 2022

October 19th, 2021

Photograph courtesy of Sol Solution The next round of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Webinar Program is underway, and the deadline for webinar proposals is one month away. TRB webinar proposals are due by midnight (your local time) on Monday, Nov. 15, 2021. Proposals are open to anyone. However, all proposals must have approval of […]

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TRB’s AKG80 Standing Committee on Geosynthetics seeking abstracts for 2022 young person’s poster session

July 13th, 2021

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) Standing Committee on Geosynthetics has issued a call for abstracts for the young persons’ (age 35 and under) poster session at the TRB 101st Annual Meeting, Jan. 9–13, 2022, in Washington, D.C. Eligible researchers and engineers are invited to submit abstracts mentioning and showcasing their research works in this special […]

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TRB webinar: Celebrating TRB’s centennial by exploring the future of transportation research

November 3rd, 2020

What is the future of transportation research and what is TRB’s role in that future? Learn from our panel of experts about how the scale and scope of TRB’s activities expanded steadily over the last 100 years, and what we might expect in the transportation field during the next 100 years. Join us on Thursday, […]

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TRB to host webinar on updating designs for MSE walls in AASHTO

September 1st, 2020

The TRB Standing Committees on Transportation Earthworks and Geosynthetics will jointly organize a TRB webinar on "Updating Designs for Mechanically-Stabilized Earth Walls in AASHTO."  Bridge-design specifications were updated this year, with the largest change to designs for MSE walls in more than 20 years. TRB will host a webinar on Oct. 8, 2020, from 2:00–3:30 […]

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2021 Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting is going virtual

July 21st, 2020

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) today announced the TRB 100th Annual Meeting (TRBAM), originally scheduled to take place in Washington, D.C., will be conducted as a virtual event over a series of dates throughout January 2021. TRBAM in its traditional face-to-face format brings together more than 14,000 transportation professionals from all over the world. “If other […]

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