Member Benefits

Membership in TRF brings many advantages, some of which are summarized below.  General membership is attractively priced at just $50, or $20 for students per year, for a rolling twelve months.   We also offer Premium Memberships listed below.

Benefits for all members include:

  • Networking with researchers & policy analysts nationwide
  • Invitation to webinars on topics of national importance free to members
  • Opportunity to share new research, publications and job postings with members
  • Includes free membership to one geographic chapter (see list below)
  • Discounts to chapter in-person events
  • Periodic e‐newsletters
  • Discounted registration for Annual Forum held each spring equal to the cost of membership
  • Notification of Policy Lunch at Transportation Research Board annual conference in Washington DC
  • Notifications of research published in Journal of the Transportation Research Forum. 

Members can join, if they choose, a geographic chapter at no extra cost:

  • Chicago, IL  
  • Korea
  • Minneapolis – St. Paul, MN
  • New York City, NY
  • Panama
  • St. Louis, MO
  • Washington DC

Members who reside outside of these geographic areas have access to many chapter programs offered virtually as well as special programs catering the entire membership.  

All members receive a “login” credentials that provide access to exclusive content.

We also offer several Premium Membership levels

  • Supporting Member ($175): receives recognition on the TRF website.
  • Sustaining Member ($325): receives recognition on the TRF website and in the Annual Forum program.
  • Sponsoring Member ($1,000):
    • Sponsoring members can either be in the name of a company or an individual.
    • Sponsoring members will receive the following benefits:
      • Recognition in the Annual Forum program
      • One complimentary meeting registration for the Annual Forum
      • Recognition on the TRF website
      • One session or social function at the Annual Forum to be promoted as a “Sponsoring Member” event.