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Last month at the Washington Auto Show, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said he’s considering a plan to collect data about car accidents involving bicyclists and pedestrians. Nearly 5,000 pedestrians were killed in 2012, the most recent year the data is available—a new high. Tens of thousands more are injured every year.
TRB’s National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Synthesis 467: Visualization of Technical Data for Hazard Mitigation and Disaster Response evaluate the tools and techniques used for mitigating geotechnical hazards and responding to geotechnical disasters such as landslides, rockfalls, settlement, sinkholes, and other events.
TRB’s Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Report 174: Improving Safety Culture in Public Transportation presents research on the definition of safety culture within public transportation, presents methods and tools for assessing safety culture, and provides strategies and guidelines that public transportation agencies may apply to initiate and build a program for improving safety culture.
TRB's National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) is soliciting nominations of individuals to serve on oversight panels for research projects related to the impact of connected and automated vehicles on state and local transportation agencies. Nominees should have expertise directly relevant to the proposed project topic. The nomination of women and members of minority groups is encouraged. A nomination form and resume should be sent to Ms.
TRB’s second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2) Report S2-L07-RR-3: Further Development of the Safety and Congestion Relationship for Urban Freeways explores the relationship between safety and congestion and tests the relationship among various nonrecurrent congestion scenarios.