ARRB and the Transportation Research Board (TRB) are pleased to announce release of the Australian Transport Index (ATRI) in TRID – the TRIS and ITRD Database.
The Memo of Understanding was signed by Andrew Meier of ARRB and Mr. Stephen Godwin, Director, Studies and Special Programs Division of TRB, during the Access to International Transportation Research Information Conference held in Washington, DC, 12-13 September, 2012.
This landmark agreement allows for over 100,000 records from the ATRI Database to be available to the world for free via the TRID Database. ATRI is designed to provide users with Australian and New Zealand land transport publication details while also including information on relevant international material. ATRI grows by approximately 4000 records each year.
The ATRI Database is supported by the National Interest Services Program funded by the federal, state, and territory road and transport agencies in Australia. It is managed by ARRB’s MG Lay Library, currently celebrating 50 years of land transport information services.
The TRID Database is produced and maintained by the Transportation Research Board of the US National Academies with sponsorship by State Departments of Transportation, the various administrations at the U.S. Department of Transportation, and other sponsors of TRB's core technical activities. ITRD is produced by ITRD member organizations under the under the sponsorship of Joint Transport Research Centre (collectively JTRC) of the International Transport Forum and Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and ITRD.