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Reducing the Fuel Consumption and Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles, Phase Two: First Report

Medium- and heavy-duty trucks, motor coaches, and transit buses - collectively, "medium- and heavy-duty vehicles", or MHDVs - are used in every sector of the economy. The fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions of MHDVs have become a focus of ...

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TRB Special Report 313: Framing Surface Transportation Research for the Nation's Future

TRB Special Report 313: Framing Surface Transportation Research for the Nation's Future explores opportunities for improving the productivity of U.S. expenditures on surface transportation research by building on lessons learned from the strategic approach to developing priorities and investing in ...

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TRB Special Report 311: Effects of Diluted Bitumen on Crude Oil Transmission Pipelines

TRB Special Report 311: Effects of Diluted Bitumen on Crude Oil Transmission Pipelines analyzes whether shipments of diluted bitumen have a greater likelihood of release from pipelines than shipments of other crude oils. The oil sands region of Canada is ...

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Transportation Research Board Special Report 312: Transportation Investments in Response to Economic Downturns

TRB Special Report 312: Investments in Response to Economic Downturns provides guidance for federal and state officials on the best ways to use stimulus funds for transportation in the future and methods for evaluating such investments. The report examines lessons ...

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Assessment of Staffing Needs of Systems Specialists in Aviation

Within the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the Airway Transportation System Specialists  ATSS) maintain and certify the equipment in the National Airspace System (NAS).In fiscal year 2012, Technical Operations had a budget of $1.7B. Thus, Technical Operations includes approximately 19 percent ...

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NCHRP Web-Only Document 188: Survey of State Funding for Public Transportation--Ways to Improve It

TRB's National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Web-Only Document 188: Survey of State Funding for Public Transportation--Ways to Improve It includes suggestions on ways to potentially improve the Survey of State Funding for Public Transportation. Areas covered by the report ...

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ACRP Research Results Digest 15: Use of Towbarless Tractors at Airports--Best Practices

TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Research Results Digest 15: Use of Towbarless Tractors at Airports—Best Practices includes broad guidance designed to help enhance the safe operation of towbarless tractors (TBLTs) at airports.

The report is designed to assist ...

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Conference Proceedings 48: Financing Surface Transportation in the United States: Forging a Sustainable Future--Now!

TRB's Conference Proceedings 48: Financing Surface Transportation in the United States: Forging a Sustainable Future—Now summarizes a May, 2010 conference that focused on developments in innovative funding techniques and options for securing continued revenue to support national infrastructure and mobility ...

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TCRP Legal Research Digest 39: Competition Requirements of the Design/Build, Construction Manager at Risk, and Public-Private Partnership Contracts--Seven Case Studies

TRB's Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Legal Research Digest 39: Competition Requirements of the Design/Build, Construction Manager at Risk, and Public-Private Partnership Contracts—Seven Case Studies explores the use of various project delivery methods, including design-build, construction management at risk, and ...

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NCHRP Research Results Digest 352: Cost/Benefit Analysis of Converting a Lane for Bus Rapid Transit--Phase II Evaluation and Methodology

TRB's National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Research Results Digest 352: Cost/Benefit Analysis of Converting a Lane for Bus Rapid Transit—Phase II Evaluation and Methodology provides transportation agencies with a methodology and a guide for evaluating the potential benefits and ...

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