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This page is powered by RSS Feeds (What is RSS?) from TRB's TRID database (for the latest research) and from Google News (for the latest news) on selected "Hot Topics" in transportation. Articles update each time the page is loaded, however, the frequency of new articles added to the source database (TRID or Google News) is out of our control. These are selective feeds. Only articles on the topic should appear. Feeds display the most recent 5 articles.
Some topics are "hotter" than others, so expect those to update more frequently. Some topics may be broad enough so that the same report or article appears simultaneously under multiple categories. For example the same report appearing under "Innovation" and under "drones." Have an idea for a topic? Submit it to us using this Hot Topic Request Form.
Each category has its own page with two feeds — one for the latest published research, and one for breaking news. The example below shows the parts of a feed.