November 2011

Webinar: Searching TRID

by Steve Wagner on November 29, 2011

December 1, 2011
1:00pm – 2:30pm Central (2:oopm – 3:30pm Eastern)

TRB will be conducting a webinar about searching the TRID (TRIS and ITRD) databases.  In this webinar, you’ll learn about:

  • How to perform a search of the TRID Database
  • How to perform a search using the advanced options to narrow or expand a search
  • The type of content included in the TRID Database
  • How to submit publications to TRID for inclusion in the database

See the full announcement for more information and to register. There is no cost for this webinar.

ITO World has just released an interactive map of road fatalities in the United States using NHTSA FARS data for 2001-2009 and OpenStreetMap.

ITO World has also produced a similar map for the United Kingdom.

New Edition of NATS Shows Improved North American Trade

November 18, 2011

The Bureau of Transportation Statistics has released a new version of the North American Transportation Statistics (NATS) database. Updated statistics for 2010 show some improvement in both the volume and value of trade with Canada and Mexico. In 2010, goods valued at more than $918 billion crossed the U.S. border in trade with Canada and […]

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TIGER III Requests Exceed Available Funding

November 17, 2011

Applications for TIGER III funding are once again well in excess of available funds: $14.1 billion in requests for $527 million in available funds. Requests for TIGER funding have exceeded availability in all three rounds, even though the amounts available continue to diminish with each round. This suggests that there are a great many infrastructure […]

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Containerized Exports of Agricultural Products on the Rise

November 15, 2011

The Journal of Commerce is reporting that the expansion of containerized exports for the eight straight quarter includes, among other cargoes, an increase in containerized grains. Containerized exports of grain and flour products rose 37 percent to 40,468 TEUs. Shipments of containerized soybeans nearly doubled to 40,298 TEUs Although the vast majority of grain and […]

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Recent Study on Health Benefits of Cycling and Reduced Car Travel

November 11, 2011

Researchers from the Nelson Institute of Environmental Studies recently published a study that showed large potential benefits of converting more short car trips to bike trips in the Midwest. Air Quality and Exercise-Related Health Benefits from Reduced Car Travel in the Midwestern United States, published in Environmental Health Perspectives, found substantial savings in lives and […]

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Webinar: Finding Transportation Statistics

November 10, 2011

The Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) at the Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) of the US DOT is holding a webinar entitled Finding Transportation Statistics on November 15, 2011 from 2-3pm (Central). This webinar is free and open to the public. To join, visit and enter as a guest. You can also dial […]

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