Transportation Research Board  

Washington,  DC 
United States
  • Booth: 433

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.

 Press Releases

  • Get Involved with TRB
    Ann M. Brach,Director, Technical Activities

    Stop by the TRB booth to learn how you can get involved in the vibrant, forward-looking community of transportation professionals and researchers who comprise Standing Committees managed by TRB’s Technical Activities Division. The committees provide a forum for transportation professionals in all modes and disciplines to identify research needs, share information on research and innovations, and advance the knowledge and practice of transportation. The Division's staff of specialists in each mode and discipline work with a network of volunteers to carry out activities on behalf of TRB sponsors and the transportation community, including the TRB Annual Meeting, specialty conferences and workshops, publications, and responses to inquiries. This network includes more than 5000 members and friends of more than 200 standing committees.

    Cooperative Research Programs (CRP)
    Christopher Hedges, Director
    500 Fifth Street, NW, Keck 456
    Washington, DC 20001
    202-334-1472; Fax 202-334-2006;

    Stop by and learn about the Cooperative Research Programs’ applied, near-term contract research that offer solutions to problems faced by state and local transportation agencies, airports, and transit agencies. Thinking about responding to a Request for Proposal?  Interested in volunteering to serve on a project panel?  Looking for a report?  Want to know about the status of an active project? Staff are available to answer your questions.

    • The National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP)
    • Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP)
    • Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP)
    • National Cooperative Freight Research Program (NCFRP)
    • Hazardous Materials Cooperative Research Program (HMCRP)
    • National Cooperative Rail Research Program (NCRRP)

    TRB Affiliates and Publications Services
    Eduardo Cusicanqui, Financial Officer

    Cydni Wolfinger, Supervisor, Publications and Subscription Sales

    Kelvin Jordan, Affiliates Coordinator;

    Stop by the TRB booth to learn about year-round benefits and services for TRB affiliates.  Benefits include reduced registration fees for future Annual Meetings, a complimentary subscription to TRB's bimonthly magazine, TR News; discounts on TRBpublications; 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 publications. Selected TRB publications willbe available for purchase, as well as special sale items. (

    Transportation Research Information Services (TRIS) including the TRID and Research in
    Progress (RiP) databases

    Lisa Loyo, Director

    Bill McLeod, TRIS Manager

    Janet Daly, Indexing Manager

    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. You will  also have the opportunity to provide feedback on the design and layout  of a beta version of the TRB homepage

    Lisa Loyo, Director
    202 334 2990;

    Michael Decarmine, Business Analyst
    202 334 2952;

    Gareth Driver; Helpdesk/Business Systems Associate

    Alan Rezaei, End User Support Specialist
    202 334 1738;

    Stop by the MyTRB booth to provide feedback on the design and layout of a beta version of the TRB homepage, and to learn more about MyTRB.  Learn how to do the following:

    • Maintain your contact information
    • Identify yourareas of interest
    • Upload your bio
    • Become a friend of a standing committee
    • Accept a nomination to a standing committee
    • Order publications
    • Search the online directory of TRB's more than 7,000 volunteers
    • Review Annual Meeting Calls for Papers (May to August l)
    • Submit a paper for presentation at the Annual Meeting for publication in Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board (June 1 to August 1)
    • Access special features available only to standing committee members and chairs, as well as TRB state and federal representatives.