Literature Searches and Literature Reviews for Transportation Research Projects
Published in March 2015 by the Transportation Research Board, TRB Electronic Circular E-C194: Literature Searches and Literature Reviews for Transportation Research Projects is the result of a 2-year collaborative effort by more than 50 individuals. This web document addresses the steps necessary for producing a high-quality literature review for a transportation research project. Focusing on how to conduct literature searches and how to produce a quality literature review, it contains valuable appendices including where to search for transportation information. It is intended for transportation researchers, including university investigators, graduate students, consultants and practitioners in state and federal agencies.
The Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices is freely available on the web.
The Federal Highway Administration provides a clearinghouse of specifications, manuals, and standard drawings. Materials on this site have been submitted by State Departments of Transportation. Each type of resource may be searched for items on interest in any state.
Standard Specifications for the Construction of Roads and Bridges on Federal Highway Projects (FP) are issued primarily for constructing roads and bridges on Federal Highway projects.
The Strategic Highway Safety Plan is an important tool for planning. The many volumes of the NCHRP Report 500: Guidance for Implementation of the AASHTO Strategic Highway Safety Plan are available full text.