This issue of TR News examines the shift in the U.S. energy outlook, including the increase in domestic natural gas production, and the implications for energy security, transportation, and climate policies. Another article describes how public–private partnerships in West Virginia are used to build roads and other facilities. A third feature identifies ten research areas to follow in the field of automated vehicle technology. Two opinion pieces offer insights on programming research funding and on the promises and pitfalls of driverless vehicles. Other articles highlight findings from National Cooperative Highway Research Program projects on an economic analysis for highway investment, automated enforcement for speeding and red light running, identifying and evaluating the historic significance of World War II housing, and more.
The May—June 2014 issue of TR News includes the following articles:
The Rapidly Improving U.S. Energy Outlook: Positive Implications for Transportation
The King Coal Highway: West Virginia Department of Transportation’s First Public–Private Partnership
Automated Vehicle Technology: Ten Research Areas to Follow
Who Is in Charge? The Promises and Pitfalls of Driverless Cars
A Note About Programming Research Funding
Assessing Highway Research and Development Priorities
Automated Enforcement for Speeding and Red Light Running
Communicating the Value of Preservation: A Playbook
Engineering Economic Analysis Practices for Highway Investments
A Model for Identifying and Evaluating the Historic Significance of Post–World War II Housing
Framework for Making Safe Transportation Decisions: Seven Principles for Prioritizing Safety
Issues with Airport Organization and Reorganization: Finding the Perfect Organizational Structure for an Airport
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