TCRP Day 6.6.2018: Transit Challenges, Practical Solutions

You know firsthand the value TCRP research provides to the public transit industry.  Now we need your help informing others about this invaluable industry resource. Join in and volunteer as a local host as we celebrate the first-ever TCRP DAY on June 6, 2018. TCRP DAY is a national event aimed at creating awareness of the program, showcasing its research in action, and increasing the number of transit professionals involved in the program.

TCRP DAY hosts will be asked to either hold a brown bag lunch or staff an information table at their organizations to help educate their colleagues about TCRP. An online toolkit is available to help you organize your event. Helping to make TCRP DAY a success are TRB, FTA, APTA, and our partners CTAA, National RTAP, and NTI.

Can we count on you to volunteer?  Please contact Peggy Wilson at pwilson@apta.com to volunteer, or with any questions.

Posted by Lamara Williams-Jones 

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New Emergency Preparedness Guide

ETKN has just published an Emergency Response Guide. This one stop portal, Extreme Event Preparedness and Response for Operations, offers best practices in operations for first-responders, planners, managers, and policy makers. This tool is published through funding by the FHWA’s Transportation Library Connectivity and Development Pooled Fund. ETKN members who designed this tool are Kate Hill, Lynn Matis, Jane Minotti, Carol Paszamant and Laura Whayne. Transportation practitioners can access this portal through our web page or directly at URL: http://guides.libraryconnectivity.org/emergencyresponse

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Transportation Resources: Best Practices for Literature Searching in Transportation Research for Civil Engineers

The ETKN LibGuide, Eastern Transportation Knowledge Network: Recommended Resources for Engineers, was moved in June to a website hosted by the Transportation Library Connectivity and Development Pooled Fund (TPF -5(237)).   Originated as an ETKN project, the LibGuide had been generously hosted by the University of Arkansas, and will continue to be a valuable tool now hosted by the Pooled Fund.  The LibGuide brings together recommended resources for transportation engineers who work at state DOTs and other transportation organizations. This guide is a convenient one-stop portal for quick reference to resources in civil engineering for the transportation practitioner.   In addition, it serves as an excellent a tool for training new hires in the transportation industry, or as an introduction to transportation information sources for interns being introduced to the civil engineering profession. The guide includes search tools, statistical resources, subscription resources and transportation news feeds and blogs.  Each page of the guide has a link for users to submit comments, fostering an exchange between users and librarians.

A committee of ETKN members has developed a webinar, Transportation Resources: Best Practices for Literature Searching in Transportation Research for Civil Engineers & Planners, which will be presented first to the ETKN membership and then to a wider audience.

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