Transportation Research Board


The mission of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) is to promote innovation and progress in transportation through research.  In an objective and interdisciplinary setting, TRB facilitates the sharing of information on transportation practice and policy by researchers and practitioners; stimulates research and offers research management services that promote technical excellence; provides expert advice on transportation policy and programs; and disseminates research results broadly and encourages their implementation.


TRB is one of seven program units of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, which provides independent, objective analysis and advice to the nation and conducts other activities to solve complex problems and inform public policy decisions. The Academies also encourage education and research, recognize outstanding contributions to knowledge, and increase public understanding in matters of science, engineering, and medicine. TRB’s varied activities—described below—annually engage more than 7,000 engineers, scientists, and other transportation researchers and practitioners from the public and private sectors and academia, all of whom contribute their expertise in the public interest by participating on TRB committees, panels, and task forces. The program is supported by state transportation departments, federal agencies including the component administrations of the U.S. Department of Transportation, and other organizations and individuals interested in the development of transportation.

Transportation Research Board Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Mount Vernon Place Northwest, Washington, DC, USA
Oct 19, 2018
The Transportation Research Board’s  Careers in Motion Networking Fair  is in its second year and supports the transportation community’s efforts to build awareness of and expand the transportation workforce. It will be held this upcoming January during the 2019 TRB Annual Meeting and will provide an opportunity for prospective employers from a wide range of sectors and modes to meet with transportation professionals interested in working for their organizations. The event attendees will be among the nearly 14,000 meeting registrants who span career levels from seasoned executives to recent graduates. Hiring managers will be onsite and ready to offer career information and advice. TRB is seeking participating organization with job opportunities ideal for the thousands of engineers, policy makers, administrators, practitioners, researchers, and representatives of government, industry, and academic institutions in attendance.  Space is limited so employers are encouraged to register at the following link: About TRB: The Transportation Research Board (TRB) provides innovative, research-based solutions to improve transportation. TRB is a program unit of the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, a non-profit organization that provides independent, objective, and interdisciplinary solutions.  TRB manages transportation  research  by producing publications and online resources. It  convenes  experts that help to develop solutions to problems and issues facing transportation professionals. TRB also provides  advice  through its policy studies that tackle complex and often controversial issues of national significance.  TRB is powered by volunteers, learn how to  connect  with TRB to find out about new research and volunteer opportunities.