Released on 2019-12-30Categories Transportation

The Transportation Research Board, 1920â¬"2020

The Transportation Research Board, 1920â¬

Author: Sarah Jo Peterson

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309493741

Category: Transportation

Page: 376

View: 899

In 1920, state highway engineers, federal officials, and experts from academia were among a small group convened by the National Academy of Sciences to confront the problems of the highway. The public was entrusting them with billions of dollars for good roads, and World War I had proved the feasibility of moving freight long distances by truck. But even new highways were crumbling. They turned to research for solutions. The founders of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) and the generations that followed took on problems such as safety, social equity, and environmental issues. They embraced "total transportation," adapting their highway research model to urban transportation and then applying it to rail, marine, and aviation modes. Today TRB convenes thousands of researchers, practitioners, and administrators every year to advise the government, solve practical problems, foster innovation, and stimulate new research. In The Transportation Research Board, 1920â€"2020: Everyone Interested Is Invited, Sarah Jo Peterson tells the story of how people and institutions created and have continued to shape TRB. In a compelling narrative accompanied by more than 150 images exploring the history of transportation and research, she argues that TRB can be best understood as an infrastructureâ€"one that people purposely designed and devotedly maintained. Despite TRB's institutional complexity, its unique mission, the vast collection of acronyms in its orbit, and the significant changes to the organization in its first 100 years, Dr. Peterson provides a view from 30,000 feet, deftly describing the social, political, and economic context in which transportation (and TRB) functioned. At the same time, she attends to details of the key events, individuals, and human motivations that shaped TRB's evolution. The author's skills as a historian, her experience in the transportation field, and her manifest ability to tell a good story have produced a book that transportation professionals of all stripesâ€"and, for that matter, anyone interested in the history of transportation in the United Statesâ€"should find both engaging and informative and an essential addition to their library.
Released on 2005Categories Eminent domain

Access Rights

Access Rights

Author: Del Huntington

Publisher: Transportation Research Board

ISBN: 9780309097550

Category: Eminent domain

Page: 90

View: 695

TRB's National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Synthesis 351 examines issues involved in acquiring access rights along roadways other than freeways. The report documents the state of the practice with the intent to limit the amount of access to the roadway for the purpose of managing highway safety and mobility. The report documents successful practices and current policies, legal and real estate literature, and other publications that address this subject.
Released on 1978-12Categories

ABA Journal

ABA Journal

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ISBN:

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Page: 130

View: 366

The ABA Journal serves the legal profession. Qualified recipients are lawyers and judges, law students, law librarians and associate members of the American Bar Association.
Released on 2010Categories Incentives in industry

Time-related Incentive and Disincentive Provisions in Highway Construction Contracts

Time-related Incentive and Disincentive Provisions in Highway Construction Contracts

Author: Gary J. Fick

Publisher: Transportation Research Board

ISBN: 9780309154789

Category: Incentives in industry

Page: 76

View: 281

This report will be of interest to state and local highway agency construction managers and contractors with regard to learning about best practices of time-related incentive and disincentive contract provisions and their effect on staffing levels, productivity, project cost, quality, contract administration, and the contractor's operations and innovations. The report also presents a decision process guide to use as a template for crafting the incentive/disincentive provisions.
Released on 2006-01-16Categories Architecture

International Directory of Building Research Information and Development Organizations

International Directory of Building Research Information and Development Organizations

Author: International Council for Building Research, Studies and Documentation

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135921422

Category: Architecture

Page: 300

View: 191

Every entry follows a standard pattern: after the address and telephone number of the institution there is a brief description of its history and financial support, followed by the names of the senior staff, total number of staff, the institution's structure and services, its main research programmes and a list of its publications. For this new edition a subject index has been added, allowing the reader to identify centres of research activity on individual construction topics throughout the world. The world-wide investment in construction industry research is enormous. This unique directory is a guidebook to that investment which will enable its readers to isolate sources of advice on practical problems, information on national standards and requirements and potential research collaborators.