- Planning and Development
- Strategic Research Documents
- Unfunded and Partially Funded Research Needs
- Research Funding Guidebook
- Federal Research Programs
- International Research Programs
- State Departments of Transportation Programs
- Transportation Research Board
- University Transportation Centers
- Chapter 1: Introduction
- Chapter 2: What Are the Characteristics of the Research You Would Like to Have Funded?
- Chapter 3: Which Research Program is the Best Fit for Your Research Statement?
- Chapter 4: More About Proposed, Ongoing, and Completed Research
- Chapter 5: General Advice and Summary
- Appendix A: How to Write an Effective Research Statement
- Appendix B: How to Submit Updates to this Guidebook
- Appendix C: Contributors
Critical Issues in Transportation 2019 (2018)
To spur the conversation on implementing new technologies to improve transportation and to face the unprecedented challenges facing the transportation sector in its critical role in society and the economy, the Transportation Research Board (TRB) identified and organized an array of important issues under 12 key topics. In each of these areas, TRB posed a series of crucial questions to help guide thinking, debate, and discovery during the next 5 to 10 years. These 12 topics are neither comprehensive nor mutually exclusive, and no one can know how the future will unfold. But TRB thinks that asking the right questions, even if they cannot be fully answered, helps to motivate the analysis, discussion, and debate required to prepare for the potentially unprecedented changes ahead.
These 12 key topics are as follows:
- Transformational Technologies and Services: Steering the Technology Revolution
- Serving a Growing and Shifting Population
- Energy and Sustainability: Protecting the Planet
- Resilience and Security: Preparing for Threats
- Safety and Public Health: Safeguarding the Public
- Equity: Serving the Disadvantaged
- Governance: Managing our Systems
- System Performance and Management: Improving the Performance of Transportation Networks
- Funding and Finance: Paying the Tab
- Goods Movement: Moving Freight
- Institutional and Workforce Capacity: Providing a Capable and Diverse Workforce
- Research and Innovation: Preparing for the Future
An abbreviated version of this document can be accessed at https://www.nap.edu/resource/25314/criticalissues/.