Specialists in the Transportation Research Board's (TRB's) Technical Activities Division identify current issues, collect and generate information on the issues, and disseminate the information throughout the transportation community. The TRB Annual Meeting, TRB-sponsored conferences and workshops, standing committee meetings and communications, publications, and contact with thousands of organizations and individuals provide TRB staff with information from the public and private sectors on all modes of transportation. A major source of this information is the annual field visit program. TRB staff members meet on site with representatives of each state department of transportation and also with representatives of universities, transit and other modal agencies, and industry. The objectives of the field visit program are to: identify problems and issues of importance to the department and other organizations visited; provide assistance and information to help the organization in addressing the problems and issues; identify problems and issues that TRB should address to assist transportation organizations; and identify activities that TRB should continue or undertake to provide the best service to sponsors and other customers. This report summarizes the information gleaned from the TRB staff visits. Also included are boxed reports on three areas of emphasis: performance measures, succession planning, and national parks and public lands.

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  • Publication Date: 2005-1


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  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 15-30
  • Serial:
    • TR News
    • Issue Number: 236
    • Publisher: Transportation Research Board
    • ISSN: 0738-6826
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    Open Access (libre)

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  • Accession Number: 00987725
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Mar 21 2005 12:00AM