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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.

E.g., 09/19/2019
E.g., 09/19/2019
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 18:45
This toolbox was developed to provide a summary of information that local agencies should be aware of to prepare for connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs). The main goal of this toolbox is to assist local agencies in preparing for CAVs in the short term - 5 to 10 years. Since local agencies are not generally expected to have the resources to become test beds...
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 18:45
The National Academies–TRB Forum on Preparing for Automated Vehicles and Shared Mobility was officially launched in early 2018 to facilitate evidence-based research needed to deploy these technologies in a manner and timeframe that informs policy to meet these long-term goals. The Forum has held five meetings since then, promoting discussion among its...
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 18:45
This study explores where automated decision-making systems impact transport activity, and how. More and more transport activity is influenced by algorithms. Automated decision-making is taking a hold in areas from health care and housing to media and mobility. In transport, algorithms are a core feature for services from public transport scheduling to routing...
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 18:45
En dépit de données canadiennes abondantes sur les associations entre aménagement urbain et comportements liés à la santé, nous savons peu de chose sur les associations entre aménagement urbain et problèmes de santé. Cet examen de la portée est destiné à offrir une synthèse des données tirées d’études quantitatives ayant examiné la relation entre l’...
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 18:45
Despite the accumulating Canadian evidence regarding the relations between urban form and health behaviours, less is known about the associations between urban form and health conditions. Our study aim was to undertake a scoping review to synthesize evidence from quantitative studies that have investigated the relationship between built environment and chronic...
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 18:30
State highway agencies (SHAs) continually face important financial decisions when planning a new or reconstructed highway. For example, what is the initial investment for the highway? How much is needed periodically to maintain the highway in good pavement condition? What materials should be used to build the pavement? The answers to these questions may require...
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 18:30
This document is the project report for the Connected Vehicle Infrastructure—Urban Bus Operational Safety Platform Project also known as the Enhanced Transit Safety Retrofit Package (E-TRP) project. The report describes the project’s background and purpose, summarizes its activities and results, includes results from an independent evaluation, and...
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 18:30
The British Columbia Active Transportation Design Guide is a detailed planning and engineering reference that provides practical design guidance and application information for active transportation infrastructure for jurisdictions of all sizes throughout the province. Building on international best practices, the Ministry of Transportation and...
Monday, April 29, 2019 - 17:30
Since Safe Routes to Schools (SR2S) methods first gained prominence in the 1990s, researchers and practitioners have been working to determine best practices that can yield improvements in two areas: improved health and increased ATS participation. Many of these projects and programs have focused on the provision of physical infrastructure that can improve...
Monday, April 29, 2019 - 17:30
This report examines how freight transport/goods movement has been addressed in U.S. city climate action planning. Transportation generally is a major contributor of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and freight transport represents a growing component of transportation’s share. Almost all climate action plans (CAPs) address transportation generally, but we...
Monday, April 29, 2019 - 17:15
Detailed Intersection Control Information (ICI), including timing, phasing, geometric, and demand attributes, is an increasingly important resource for researchers, consultants, and private sector companies for many applications, including development of traffic models and technologies such as vehicle information or automation systems. While this information...
Monday, April 29, 2019 - 17:15
Increasing cycling shares is a part of the urban and transport planning mandate for the Norwegian urban regions. The pathways to increase bicycling shares can be plotted at both macro and micro levels. At micro levels, road designs and measures to both improve the conditions for cyclists and make cycling paths safer can lead to potential increase in bicycling....

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