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TAC Research Bulletin

The TAC Research Bulletin highlights recently-published reports and articles from around the world with relevance to road transportation in Canada. Full text links are included, so you get more than just the abstract.

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 20:15
TRB’s National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Synthesis 483: Training and Certification of Highway Maintenance Workers documents front-line maintenance worker training and certification practices for highway transportation agencies in the United States and Canada. The report includes the types of topics being addressed by training and...
Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 20:15
This report assesses cycling in five of Canada’s largest cities: Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Calgary and Ottawa. It analyzes how well cycling networks serve residents in each of these cities, and how effectively each city has responded to the growth in cycling and the demand for safer and more accessible infrastructure that takes cyclists where they...
Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 20:00
Various tests were performed to analyze the effectiveness of flared-end inlet protection products. The tests were conducted at the Erosion Control Research and Training Center (ECRTC) of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. These tests analyzed the ability of the products to prevent sediment from entering curb and gutter inlets via site runoff. The...
Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 19:45
This document provides a review of approaches, methods, and tools that can be used to evaluate how freight improvements contribute to economic competitiveness and the cost of goods. The information within is intended to serve as a point of reference to assist practitioners, particularly state and regional transportation decision makers, in considering how...
Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 20:15
Road Network Operations (RNO) concern the methods at the disposal of road authorities and highway infrastructure operators that contribute to safer and more efficient travel for road users and for society as a whole. This includes techniques such as traffic incident detection, incident management, traffic control (urban and inter-urban), traveller information (...
Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 20:15
This electronic encyclopaedia, called "Road Tunnels Manual", comprises two principal parts. The part “Transverse aspects” contains 5 chapters that consider general aspects of road tunnels. The part “Operational and Safety Requirements” of the Manual contains 4 chapters and addresses particular elements of tunnels taking these...
Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 20:00
Cette encyclopédie électronique, appelée "Manuel des Tunnels routiers", comprend deux parties principales. La partie « Aspects transversaux » comporte 5 chapitres qui traitent des aspects transversaux des tunnels routiers. La partie « Exigences opérationnelles et sécuritaires » du Manuel comprend 4 chapitres et traite des...
Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 17:15
This comprehensive resource builds on the broad range of knowledge and experience provided by PIARC in the first edition. It includes new thinking on road safety and offers a clear argument on why adopting a Safe System approach is crucial for your country. The Safe System approach aims for a more forgiving road system that takes human fallibility and...
Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 18:30
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has prepared this guidebook to assist transportation agencies across the country in better managing their traffic signal systems through systematic alignment of maintenance, design, and operations activities and resources. It provides step-by-step instructions for documenting current activities, relating them to the...
Monday, January 18, 2016 - 20:30
Most bridges undergo several small and one or two major rehabilitations during their useful lives and decreasing the traffic impacts during these events could have significant societal benefits. Fortunately, many of the new construction concepts may be able to be adapted for use in rehabilitation scenarios. In still other cases, new means and methods may be...
Friday, January 15, 2016 - 17:30
This research provides a comprehensive review and assessment of current ‘alternative intersection’ methods which successfully eliminate the left-turn phase. With increasing traffic and limited resources, the Florida Department of Transportation moves forward with a vision of optimizing intersection control through the implementation of innovative...
Friday, January 15, 2016 - 17:15
The Bridge Construction Inspection Manual provides guidance in administration of the Standard Specification for Bridge Construction.  Bridge construction inspection is a significant activity, requiring consistent and thorough administration and documentation to achieve performance, durability, and an adequate level of safety. It is intended that this...

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