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

November 3rd, 2020

What is the future of transportation research and what is TRB鈥檚 role in that future? Learn from our panel of experts about how the scale and scope of TRB鈥檚 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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Overcoming expansive soils with Tensar鈥檚 TriAx Geogrid

November 13th, 2019

Expansion: it鈥檚 a win for communities when roads reach out and connect people to business, resources and formerly rural areas. But another form of expansion鈥攕oil that expands when water is added and shrinks when it dries out鈥攃an thwart this progress by making it hard to economically build and maintain long-lasting roads. 鈥淓xpansive soil鈥 is in […]

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GMA/IGS-NA to present webinar on geosynthetic-stabilized roads

November 2nd, 2018

The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) and IGS North America (IGS-NA) will sponsor a free webinar entitled 鈥淩ecent Developments in Geosynthetic-Stabilized Roads: Introduction and Mechanisms,鈥 on Dec. 4, from 1 to 2 p.m. EST. Geotextiles, geogrids and geocells have been used widely in roadway stabilization works throughout the world. In this webinar, Dr. Jie Han will […]

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FHWA video features GRS鈥揑BS history and construction techniques

October 5th, 2018

A Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) YouTube video showcases the history and construction techniques of the geosynthetic reinforced soil鈥搃ntegrated bridge system (GRS鈥揑BS). The video illustrates how to build a GRS鈥揑BS. It is intended to educate designers, engineers, contractors and inspectors on the fundamentals of the GRS鈥揑BS. The video follows the GRS鈥揑BS Interim Implementation Guide (FHWA-HRT-11-026). The […]

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Two Fleischmann amendments related to geosynthetics included in final FAA reauthorization

October 5th, 2018

Two amendments introduced by聽Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, R-Tenn., both related to geosynthetics, were included in the final Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act of 2019 that was approved by both the House and Senate and sent to the White House. The House passed the legislation in May, and the Senate passed it 93-6 earlier this week. […]

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AASHTO elects new president, Workforce and funding are top priorities

September 25th, 2018

The board of directors of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) elected Carlos Braceras P.E., executive director of the Utah Department of Transportation, to serve as its new president and Missouri DOT Director Patrick McKenna as its vice president. 鈥淚鈥檓 honored and inspired to accept the role of AASHTO president during […]

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AASHTO directors choose Tymon as executive director

September 24th, 2018

The board of directors of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) selected James J. Tymon as the sixth executive director of聽AASHTO during the association's annual board of directors meeting in Atlanta, Ga., Sep. 24. Tymon, who is AASHTO鈥檚 chief operating officer and director of policy and management, joined the association in […]

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Registration opens for 2019 TRB Annual Meeting

September 24th, 2018

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) has opened registration for the 2019 TRB Annual Meeting, Jan. 13鈥17, in Washington, D.C. More than 13,000 transportation professionals will attend, including policy makers, administrators, practitioners, researchers, and representatives of government, industry and academic institutions. The program will cover all transportation modes, with more than 5,000 presentations in nearly 800 […]

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ARTBA testifies to House committee against century-old rule 鈥榮tifling鈥 innovation in transportation

September 7th, 2018

A 1916 rule enacted by President Woodrow Wilson鈥檚 administration is curbing 21st-century transportation innovations that could improve safety and quality on the nation鈥檚 major roadways, the American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) said in Sept. 5 testimony submitted to the House Highways and Transit Subcommittee. At issue is 23 CFR 635.411, a 102-year-old federal […]

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Idaho Transportation Department receives largest grant in its history

September 5th, 2018

The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) received $90.24 million in infrastructure grants in August, the largest grant ITD had ever received.聽It will be used to ease congestion on Interstate 84 in Nampa, Idaho, part of a larger project along I-84 corridor between Boise and Caldwell. 鈥淭he project is expected to Improve safety by significantly reducing serious […]

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