Transportation Research Board 2014 Annual Report

The 2014 Annual Report provides a summary of the Transportation Research Board's (TRB's) programs and activities over the last year and an overview of the individual divisions within TRB. The mission of TRB is to provide leadership in transportation innovation and progress through research and information exchange, conducted within a setting that is objective, interdisciplinary, and multimodal.

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Release of Enhanced SHRP 2 Naturalistic Driving Study Safety Data Website

The SHRP 2 Naturalistic Driving Study Project Team has released an enhanced version of the SHRP 2 Safety Data website (called “InSight”). This data dissemination website features trip density maps that show the number of trips and participants that traversed roadways near the data collection sites, a new overview video that provides a quick walkthrough of website capability, and a new visual and cognitive tests dataset.

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Question and Answer Session with Don Hunt, Outgoing CDOT Director

Link to Q&A from Denver Post

A Denver Post reporter recently sat down with Don Hunt, outgoing executive director of CDOT, to ask him to reflect on what has been done in key corridors to improve the state's highways, what still needs doing, how it can be paid for, and what technology has in store for motorists.

Q: Colorado faces major transportation challenges. What are the most difficult ones?

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New Round of SHRP2 Assistance Kicks In, Available to Help Implement Four Products

Via AASHTO Journal

The Federal Highway Administration and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials announced the opening of the latest applications process for assistance to help state agencies implement software and planning products offered through the Second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP2).

This is the fifth round of implementation assistance, which can be in the form of monetary or technical support, and is available for four new SHRP2 products.

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The new National Operations Center of Excellence - Helping transportation agencies fulfill their safety and mobility missions

The role of a transportation agency has evolved in recent years from the traditional construction and maintenance focus of the interstate highway construction era towards a real need to actively manage and operate our transportation network as effectively as possible. Well-designed and managed systems operations improve travel-time reliability, bringing smarter and safer approaches to reducing nonrecurring congestion while significantly improving mobility.

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