TR News January-February 2014: ABCs of Bridge Renewal


This issue of the TR News focuses on the effects the boom in the domestic energy industry is having on low-volume roadways in Texas; practical findings from a 26-state pooled-fund study on winter maintenance challenges; the mega-project under way to replace the Gerald Desmond Bridge in the Port of Long Beach, California; and the implementation of SHRP 2 accelerated bridge construction pilot projects in New York and Iowa. This issue of the TRR also includes the annual roundup of innovative approaches and trends gathered from the 2013 state partnership visits by TRB senior program officers and more.The January-February 2014  issue of TR News includes the following articles:
Partners in Performance Management: Findings from the Transportation Research Board’s 2013 State Partnership Visits Program
Snow States Pool Funds to Solve Winter Maintenance Challenges: Clear Roads Research Produces Immediate, Practice Applications
Innovative Bridge Designs for Rapid Renewal: SHRP 2 Project Develops and Demonstrates a Toolkit
Bridging Long Beach into the Future: Planning, Financing, and Building a Transportation Megaproject
Energy Sector Impacts on Road Infrastructure in Texas: Wind Power, Natural Gas, and Oil Production Driving Traffic
Effects of Diluted Bitumen on Crude Oil Transmission Pipelines
Research Pays Off: Effective Use of Chip Seals in Minnesota

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.

Read TR News – Jan / Feb 2014

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