One of the positive (and often unquantitative) benefits of research efforts in any field derives from sharing, exchanging, and applying the findings of that research. Many different vehicles--publications, meetings, personal communication, etc.--are available to researchers who "want to get the word out." Within the transportation community both here and abroad, the TRB Annual Meeting also serves as one of these "vehicles." It has developed into a primary information clearinghouse for those wanting to know the latest developments on the research scene. In addition, the Transportation Research Record series (which includes many of the papers presented at the Annual Meeting), other TRB publications, topical workshops/conferences held throughout the year, field visits by TRB staff, and TRB's computerized information and library services are among the ways that contacts made at the January meeting are reinforced and information exchange is encouraged. As the 63rd TRB Annual Meeting approaches (January 16-20, 1984), TRNews presents some views from two of its readers on the value of such a meeting to the transportation professional and on its relationship in a total commitment to transportation research. (Author)

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 23-24
  • Serial:
    • TR News
    • Issue Number: 109
    • Publisher: Transportation Research Board
    • ISSN: 0738-6826
  • Publication flags:

    Open Access (libre)

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00381259
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Mar 30 1984 12:00AM