TRB Straight to Recordings (STR) are similar in structure and content to webinars, which provide viewers with the ability to learn about transportation research and applications. But unlike live webinars, STRs are available on demand and free to the public. They can be consumed in smaller increments, and email addresses of the presenters are provided if questions arise from the materials.
STRs are identified through the webinar proposal process. As part of an effort to engage with non-traditional stakeholders, TRB staff who review the proposals select STRs that are geared toward a target audience that may not typically attend live webinars. Like the TRB Webinar Series, STRs are disseminated through the TRB e-newsletter and webinar distribution list, and are viewed an average of 370 times. Credits are not offered for STRs.