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Webinar: TRB's Transport Research International Documentation (TRID) Database

by Ken Winter on 2023-08-16T14:03:10-04:00 in Construction, Engineering, Environmental, Intelligent Transportation Systems, Learning & Education, Materials, Multimodal, Pavements, Planning, Project Management, Research, Safety & Security, Structures | 0 Comments

Screen capture showing the TRID database.
TRID helps you search smarter by focusing on 1.4 million books, papers and reports specific to transportation, about 30% of which have links to full text.

Do you use the TRID Database for your research and information needs at VDOT?

If not, you could be overlooking a resource that can "out-Google" Google when it comes to peer-reviewed, credible and current information needed by transportation professionals, including not just RESEARCH but the stuff that helps practitioners and folks in the field.


TRID was developed with sponsorship by State Departments of Transportation, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), relevant federal agencies, and other sponsors of TRB's core technical activities. Translation: It was built for YOU!


TRID can help you locate solutions to problems, avoid accidental duplication, save your time and VDOT's money, and help you to capitalize on the latest innovations whether they are being implemented in the state next door or an overseas country. Combine TRID with the VDOT Research Library and you've got an unbeatable combo. 


DID YOU KNOW: The VDOT Reseach Library has more than 60,000 print volumes plus free online access to millions of articles, papers, standards, books and other resources you might find listed in TRID. Even if you can't find a link to full text in TRID, VDOT employees can use this Online Request Form and we will get you what you need free of charge.



FREE TRID WEBINAR: TRB will host a webinar on Tuesday, August 22, 2023 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Eastern to help you understand what is in TRID, how to use its search functions and to teach you ways to find the most relevant publications and other products from transportation research projects. There is no fee, but registration through the MyTRB portal (also free) is required. Even if you might not be able to make it, I still recommend you sign up since a self-paced recording will be sent to all registrants after the webinar.

Agenda and presenters: 
The first 40 minutes of the webinar will be for presentations and the final 20 minutes will be reserved for audience questions.

  1. Content presented by Bill McLeod, Transportation Research Board
  2. Q&A session moderated by John Cherney, Wisconsin Department of Transportation

Learning Objectives: 
At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Start transportation research with TRID
  2. Run basic and advanced searches to locate the most relevant information for your project
  3. Save, email, and/or export results


If you need help getting started with your research visit the Library web page, where you'll find research guides, FAQs, instructional videos and best of all, librarians who can help. 


Ken Winter
(434) 962-8979
VDOT Research Library

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