This issue of the TR News focuses on the impacts and implementation of products, tools, and research results and findings of the Second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2) are presented in the November–December issue of TR News. Articles spotlight each SHRP 2 focus area—renewal, capacity, reliability, and safety—from the perspectives of the research contractors and the users of the research products, including instructive case studies. Also described are the systematic implementation vision and goals of the Federal Highway Administration, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, as SHRP 2 innovations gain widespread adoption and upgrade the U.S. highway system, “saving lives, reducing congestion, and improving the quality of life.” Also included with this issue is TRB’s 2013 Annual Report.
The November-December 2013 issue of TR News includes the following articles:
Research Designed for Implementation and Historic Impact
Imagining the Second Strategic Highway Research Program in Action: A Product Showcase Scenario
Lasting Renewal with Minimal Disruption: Building a Highway Network into the Future
Maximizing Highway Capacity: Strategic Initiatives Address Collaboration, the Environment, the Economy, and Travel Needs
Providing Reliable Travel Times on the Highway System
This Ain’t Your Grandma’s Safety Research: Naturalistic Driving Study Yields Long-Sought Data
Moving Research Results into Implementation
The TR News is TRB’s bimonthly magazine featuring timely articles on innovative and state-of-the-art research and practice in all modes of transportation. It also includes brief news items of interest to the transportation community, research pays off articles profiles of transportation professionals, workshop and conference announcements, new book notices, and news of TRB activities. Submissions of manuscripts for possible publication are accepted at any time.