Categories: roads, weather, transportation
|Topic:||Where the Weather Meets the Road: A Research Agenda for Improving Road Weather Services|
THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES
National Research Council
Division on Earth and Life Studies
Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate
Transportation Research Board
Committee on Weather Research for Surface Transportation: The Roadway
Wednesday, January 7, 2004 - 10:00 a.m.
2321 Rayburn House Office Bldg.
Wednesday, March 17, 2004
406 Dirksen Senate Office Bldg. - 10:30 a.m.
2253 Rayburn House Office Bldg. - 1:30 p.m.
Where the Weather Meets the Road: A Research Agenda for Improving Road Weather Services
A new joint report from the Academies' Division on Earth and Life Studies and the Transportation Research Board advises the Federal Highway Administration on a national research agenda aimed at improving forecasts of road conditions. Better forecasts and more information on real-time conditions could help officials know when to treat roads with salt or which hurricane evacuation routes to use, while helping drivers avoid dangerous streets.
This briefing was for members of Congress and congressional staff only. The report was publicly released on January 12, 2004 and can be found, in its entirety, on the Web site of the National Academies Press.