News and Updates

This page contains news and updates from the CoR Committee co-chairs and Goal Group leaders.

TRB 2018 Annual Meeting Papers Are Due August 1, 2017

posted Jul 7, 2017, 10:37 AM by Cindy Smith

Papers for the 97th TRB Annual Meeting must be submitted by August 1, 2017.  For more information, please click here.

CoR June Conference Call on Friday, June 16, is cancelled/next meeting in Louisville at RAC

posted Jun 12, 2017, 7:30 AM by Cindy Smith   [ updated Jun 14, 2017, 7:42 AM ]

The monthly CoR conference originally scheduled for June 16, at Noon Eastern/11 am Central/10 am Mountain/9 am Pacific, has been cancelled. We hope to see everyone at the in-person meeting in Louisville on Thursday, July 27, from 10:30 am--2:00 pm. 

Next CoR Conference Call Scheduled for May 19, 2017

posted Apr 21, 2017, 6:30 AM by Cindy Smith   [ updated Apr 21, 2017, 8:01 AM ]

Please join us at our next monthly conference call scheduled for May 19, 2017, from 9-10 am Pacific Time. 

AASHTO-RAC/TRB State Reps Summer Meeting Scheduled for July 24-27, 2017, in Louisville, Kentucky

posted Apr 21, 2017, 6:16 AM by Cindy Smith   [ updated Apr 21, 2017, 8:00 AM ]

AASHTO-RAC Region 2 invites you to the AASHTO-RAC Summer Meeting at the Brown Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky, July 24-27, 2017.  Registration and hotel reservations are open via the RAC website, click here.  We hope to see y'all there!  Conduct of Research will meet on Thursday, July 27, at 10:00 am. 

Conduct of Research Committee 2017 Call for Papers

posted Jun 10, 2016, 11:17 AM by Brenda Thomas   [ updated Jun 10, 2016, 11:22 AM ]

Please visit the following link to submit papers on any topic focused on the goals and mission of our committee: 

Topics include: 
Changing Research Needs in Transportation, Future Directions for State Agencies Funding Academic Research, Enhancing the Effectiveness of Research Funding at the State Level, Best Practices and Methodologies for Conducting Citizen Science Research. 

Barbara Harder Designated as an Emeritus Member of CoR During Annual Meeting

posted Feb 17, 2016, 7:48 AM by Brenda Thomas

Over 30 years of service as a TRB committee member, Barbara Harder was named an emeritus member of CoR during January's annual meeting in Washington D.C. Harder has served 20 of those years as a CoR member, including 6 as co-chair. Her leadership achievements include co-lead for Ahead of the Curve: Mastering the Art of Transportation Research Management; Triennial Strategic Plans in 2009, 2012, and 2015; subcommittee chair for international activities goal area (2009-2012) and service to TRB goal areas (2012-present); and section chair on Research and Education Membership as well as Management and Finance. In addition, Harder has an extensive publication history, she's the current liasion from CoR to Tech Transfer Committee; she's active in AASHTO RAC and FHWA Turner Fairbank. "We are honored to have Barbara continue in this role," said Sue Sillick, current co-chair of CoR. "She has been a great leader among her peers and has set a path to increase the quality and effectiveness of transportation research for years to come."

Communications Goal Group Active

posted Sep 21, 2015, 7:03 AM by Patrick Casey

Brenda Thomas and John Sangster met with Pat Casey on September 21 to discuss the new action plan for the group.

CoR Member David Jared Promoted

posted Mar 2, 2015, 10:09 AM by Patrick Casey

Congratulations, David, on your recent promotion to Georgia DOT Assistant State Research Engineer!

COR Sponsored Sessions at TRB 2015

posted Jan 5, 2015, 1:50 PM by Joe Hagedorn   [ updated Jan 5, 2015, 1:56 PM ]

Once again, we've compiled a Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting guide to Conduct of Research committee sponsored/co-sponsored paper or conference sessions, committee meetings, and sessions that may be of interest to those managing research programs. To make it easier, there is a calendar file at the bottom of this page (COR Sessions at TRB.ics) that you can download and add to your calendar! Check out the guide here:

CoR Seeks Session Ideas for 2015 TRB Annual Meeting

posted Jul 31, 2014, 3:25 PM by Linda Preisen   [ updated Jul 31, 2014, 3:25 PM ]

CoR is actively seeking session ideas for the 2015 TRB Annual Meeting. If you have an idea for a session that CoR could organize and sponsor, you are encouraged to contact committee chairs Jason Bittner at and Barbara Harder at to share your idea and/or volunteer to assist with session planning.

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