Thank you for the update, Janet Daly, Senior Abstractor at TRB for helping us improve of TRIS searches.

New preferred terms added to the TRT; terms with names that have been changed to reflect current terminology; new non-preferred terms; and, terms that were considered but declined.

New terms added:
Vulnerable road users (Mv)
Data analysis (Xbka)
Social media (Dsbc)
Walkability (Bxa)
Electric vehicle charging (Fmvrc)
Web applications (Xbkjw)

Terms with new names:
Mechanically stabilized earth (Rbmdbj) has replaced Reinforced earth
Vehicle to infrastructure communications (Dsbnu) has replaced Vehicle to roadside communications
Information processing (Xbk) has replaced Data processing

New nonpreferred terms:
Situation awareness, situational awareness USE Alertness (Mxrc)
Eco driving, Ecodriving USE Sustainable transportation (Epduts)
EV charging USE Electric vehicle charging (Fmvrc)
Thermal cracking USE Thermal degradation (Jbyt)
Naturalistic driving data USE Automatic data collection systems (Xbkcb)
Biotechnology USE Technology (Tt) (Note: Biotechnology was a preferred term that the committee demoted to non-preferred status)

Terms considered but declined:
Bicycle safety. To capture this concept, use Bicycles (Qbdhb) and Vehicle Safety (Haav) OR use Bicycling (Aexb) and Traffic Safety (Haat).
Highway administration. Use Highway Operations (Bqd) OR use Highways (Pmrccdh) and Administration (Caa).

Thanks to Lisa Loyo for sharing this great news!

TRB is pleased to announce that TRID, the TRIS and ITRD Database, reached one million records in late 2012!  This landmark had been decades in the making.  TRB’s TRIS Database, which is the predecessor to TRID, started as a paper-based system in 1932, then in a mainframe environment in the 1960s, and to a web environment in the 2000s. Since TRID’s launch at the 2011 TRB 90th Annual Meeting, it has received more than three million visits.

TRID’s one millionth record references TCRP Legal Research Digest 40: Legal Issues Involving Surety for Public Transportation Projects.

TRID is an integrated database that combines the records from TRB’s Transportation Research Information Services (TRIS) Database, the OECD’s Joint Transport Research Centre’s International Transport Research Documentation (ITRD) Database and ARRB Group’s Australian Transport Index (ATRI) Database. TRID also receives bibliographic records from major university transportation libraries, known as TLIB.

TRID covers all modes and disciplines of transportation and provides access to more than 1,002,000 records of transportation research worldwide.  More than 90,000 records contain links to free or fee-based full-text documents.


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