United States: TRB webinar on highway authority interface management

11 Jun

LXinfoImage1100-TRB logoAs part of the SHRP2 Tuesdays Webinar Series, Transportation Research Board (TRB) will conduct a webinar on July 9th, 2013 from 14.00 – 15.30 EST that will explore how streamlining the coordination of public agency and railroad procedures may avoid delays, find solutions to conflict, and improve outcomes for both parties. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDH) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual.

The presence of a highway across or alongside a railway creates significant challenges to the rapid renewal of that highway facility. Moreover, freight analysis predicts an 88% increase in rail freight from 2002 to 2035. Highway renewal projects will also increase dramatically in the upcoming years as the highway infrastructure continues to age and require reconstruction. This project addresses how the issue of cooperation between railways and public transportation agencies is more critical than ever. The research report is available online at: http://www.trb.org/Publications/Blurbs/164283.aspx

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