Dedicated to the exchange of ideas among
researchers, professionals, and students and
an informed citizenry since 1958.

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.