About: The Research Advisory Committee (RAC) to AASHTO Special Committee on Research and Innovation (R&I) supports the activities of R&I and is committed to being a proactive committee promoting quality and excellence in research and in the application of research findings to improve state transportation systems. RAC also acts as a reference tool for members and documents operational procedures, membership rosters, coming events, links to other sites, and current committee activities. Each AASHTO Member Department is represented on RAC. Aside from their activities on a national level, RAC members usually work closely with other members in the same AASHTO region on issues affecting them directly.
Vision: APTA is the leading force in advancing public transportation.
Mission: To strengthen and improve public transportation, APTA serves and leads its diverse membership through advocacy, innovation and information sharing. APTA and its members and staff work to ensure that public transportation is available and accessible for all Americans in communities across the country.
About: Established in 1902 at the Cadillac Hotel in New York City, ARTBA is the oldest and most respected national transportation construction-related association. ARTBA founder Horatio Earle, a Michigan public official, was the first to articulate the need for a federally-built network of Interstate highways. Earle called it the “Capital Connecting Government Highway System,” which he said, would “connect every state capital with each other and the Nation’s Capital-Washington, D.C.” Earle’s vision was achieved in 1956 when President Eisenhower signed the law authorizing the construction of the Interstate Highway System and creation of the Highway Trust Fund to pay for it. ARTBA members designed, built and continue to maintain the Interstate system, along with the rest of the nation’s transportation network.
Mission: A federation whose primary goal is to aggressively grow and protect transportation infrastructure investment to meet the public and business demand for safe and efficient travel. In support of this mission, ARTBA also provides programs and services designed to give its 5,000+ public and private sector members a global competitive edge.
About: The Eno Center for Transportation (Eno) was founded in 1921 by William Phelps Eno (1859-1945), who pioneered the field of traffic management in the United States and Europe. Mr. Eno sought to promote safe mobility by ensuring that traffic control became an accepted role of government and traffic engineering a recognized professional discipline. Eno focuses on all modes of transportation, with the mission of cultivating creative and visionary leadership for the sector. Eno pursues this mission by supporting activities in three areas: professional development programs, policy forums, and publications.
Mission: The Eno Center for Transportation’s mission is to seek continuous improvement in transportation and its public and private leadership in order to increase the system’s mobility, safety
About: The International Road Federation (IRF), founded in 1948, is a not-for-profit, non-political, organization with the mission to encourage and promote development and maintenance of better, safer and more sustainable roads and road networks. Working together with its members, partners, and multilateral organizations, the IRF promotes the social and economic benefits that flow from well-planned and environmentally-sound road transport networks; in short, the IRF helps develop technological solutions and management practices that provide maximum economic and social returns from national road investments.
About: The Institute of Transportation Engineers is an international educational and scientific association of transportation professionals who are responsible for meeting mobility and safety needs. ITE facilitates the application of technology and scientific principles to research, planning, functional design, implementation, operation, policy development and management for any mode of ground transportation. Through its products and services, ITE promotes professional development of its members, supports and encourages education, stimulates research, develops public awareness programs and serves as a conduit for the exchange of professional information.
About: The Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America) is the nation’s largest organization dedicated to advancing the research, development and deployment of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) to improve the nation’s surface transportation system. Founded in 1991 as a Federal Advisory Committee to the United States Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) and now operating as a 501(c)3 nonprofit association, ITS America’s membership includes more than 450 organizations comprised of public agencies, private sector companies, and research institutions. ITS America’s 27 State Chapter’s represent more than 40 states and more than 1200 member organizations.
About: The Transportation Research Board (TRB) provides innovative, research-based solutions to improve transportation. 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’s major functions are research, convening, and advising. Through its cooperative research program, TRB manages over 300 research projects at any given time in the areas of highways, transit, airports, and behavioral traffic safety. 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.