Transportation Research Board

Washington,  DC 
United States
  • Booth: 771

TRB is one of seven program units of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, which provides independent, objective analysis and advice to the nation and conducts other activities to solve complex problems and inform public policy decisions. The Academies also encourage education and research, recognize outstanding contributions to knowledge, and increase public understanding in matters of science, engineering, and medicine. TRB’s varied activities—described below—annually engage more than 7,000 engineers, scientists, and other transportation researchers and practitioners from the public and private sectors and academia, all of whom contribute their expertise in the public interest by participating on TRB committees, panels, and task forces. The program is supported by state transportation departments, federal agencies including the component administrations of the U.S. Department of Transportation, and other organizations and individuals interested in the development of transportation.

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  • Transportation Research Board, Booth 771
    Affiliates and Publications Services
    Gary Walker,
    500 Fifth Street NW, Keck 474
    Washington, DC 20001
    202-334-1313; fax 202-334-2519;
    Publications Sales;
    Affiliates Services;
    202-334-3216; TRB

    Stop by the TRB booth to learn about year-round benefits and services for TRB affiliates. Become a TRB affiliate to take advantage of reduced registration fees for future Annual Meetings.  Benefits and services also include a complimentary subscription to TRB's bimonthly magazine, TR News; discounts on TRB publications; use of TRB's Library; and the option to participate in TRB's customized subscription program. TRB student affiliates receive a special discounted Annual Meeting registration fee and a 50% discount on most TRB publications. Selected TRB publications will be available for purchase, as well as special sale items. (

    TRIS Databases, including TRID and Research in
    Progress (RiP)

    Bill Mcleod, Manager
    500 Fifth Street NW, Keck 421
    Washington, DC 20001
    At the TRIS Booth, TRB's research databases will be demonstrated:

    • TRID the TRIS and lTRD Database ( , contains more than 1.1 million records of published information covering all modes and disciplines of transportation.
    • The Research in Progress (RiP) website ( provides a database of current or recently completed transportation research projects and an alerting service of new projects in specified subject areas. Registered users may also enter projects in the database.
    • The TRB Publications Index ( contains records for all papers, articles, reports, and conference proceedings published by the Transportation Research Board, the Highway Research Board, the Strategic Highway Research Program, and the Marine Board from 1923 to date.
    • The Practice-Ready Paper (PRP) Database ( contains papers in which the research and information presented is ready for immediate implementation or requires minimal additional research or implementation effort.
    • The Research needs Statement ('RNS) Database ( is a searchable database of research problems or needs developed by 'TRB’s technical committees.

    Stop by the Information Services exhibit to learn more about these research tools and see demonstrations of these valuable resources.

    Get Involved with TRB through MyTRB

    Lisa Loyo, Director, Information Technology and Research Services
    Michael DeCarmine, Business Systems Analyst
    Gareth Driver, Help Desk/Business Systems Associate
    Alan Rezaei, End User Support Specialist

    Are you interested in getting involved with TRB? Stop by the MyTRB booth to take the first step. Set up or customize your MyTRB account to connect with TRB’s Standing Technical Committees. Standing Committees provide a forum for transportation professionals to identify and share research needs and innovations, develop professional networks, and advance the knowledge and practice of transportation. MyTRB will facilitate your connection with as many as 200+ Standing Technical Committees. Becoming involved with Standing Technical Committees will help you shape the direction of future TRB Annual Meetings, plan specialty conferences and workshops, and connect with your peers.

    Visit the MyTRB booth and learn how to do the following:

    • Maintain your contact information;
    • Identify your areas of interest;
    • Enter your bio;
    • Become a friend of a standing committee;
    • Accept a nomination to a standing committee;
    • Register for TRB webinars and sign up for webinar updates;
    • Order publications;
    • Search the online directory of TRB's more than 7,000 volunteers; and
    • Access special features available only to standing committee members and chairs, as well as TRB state and federal representatives.

    For more information about MyTRB, contact or call 202-334-1738

    Cooperative Research Programs (CRP)
    Christopher Hedges, Director
    500 Fifth Street, NW, Keck 456
    Washington, DC 20001
    202-334-1472; fax 202-334-2006;
    TRB’s Cooperative Research Division manages national cooperative research programs related to airports, freight, hazardous materials, highways, and transit agencies.  ACRP, NCFRP, HMCRP, NCHRP and TCRP are applied, contract research programs that synthesize current practices and develop near-term, practical solutions to problems facing transportation agencies.  To learn more about these programs, please visit with CRP staff at the TRB booth. (