Each year members of the Transportation Research Board's Division A staff pay a visit to every state highway and transportation department as part of TRB's Research Correlation Service program. The principal objectives of these visits are to learn of problems that exist and to transfer information related to these problems, as well as to find out about research activity either in progress or contemplated. During these field visits, which usually last about two days, TRB staff also discuss TRB activities, identify personnel qualified to serve on TRB committees and task forces, urge researchers to report on their work through the TRB Annual Meeting, and encourage the practical application of useful research findings. In addition to the transportation department, the TRB Staff member will also visit universities, along with rail, aviation, transit, safety, and industry organizations, that have ongoing and mutual transportation interests. This article is a summary of some of the transportation trends, research activities, and highlights noted on these visits earlier this year. Among the topics covered: planning, finance and taxation, manpower and productivity, energy and environment, design, materials and construction, soils and geology, maintenance, safety, traffic and operation, transit, aviation, and rail transportation.

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 29-33
  • Serial:
    • TR News
    • Issue Number: 109
    • Publisher: Transportation Research Board
    • ISSN: 0738-6826

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00381261
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Mar 30 1984 12:00AM