Posted: Feb 28In this issue you can find
information on graduate school news and recent/upcoming happenings in the transportation
field. This issue also includes a variety of upcoming transportation conferences, workshops, and
webinars you may be interested in.
Posted: Feb 24Do you know someone who's contribution to the transportation industry has put North Dakota and the region on the fast track? Do you know someone who has been a leader, a builder, a facilitator, a planner, or a visionary working on behalf of transportation? Please introduce them to us. That individual may deserve one of the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute's annual awards.
Posted: Feb 15
This report describes methods that potentially can be incorporated into the performance monitoring and planning processes for freeway performance evaluation and decision making. Reliability analysis was conducted on the selected I-15 corridor by employing congestion frequency as the performance measure.
Posted: Feb 1
The objective of this project is to find effective configurations for using buckling restrained braces (BRBs) in both skewed and curved bridges for reducing the effects of strong earthquakes. Verification is performed by numerical simulation using analytical models of existing bridges when BRBs are implemented for control of seismic forces.
Posted: Jan 23Holly Lloyd, a December 2016 graduate of Utah State University's master's program in civil engineering, was named the 2017 Student of the Year for USDOT's Region 8. Lloyd's master's project involved the analysis of the safety effectiveness of the diverging diamond interchanges in Utah.
Posted: Jan 11MPC researchers Dr. Nadim Wehbe, Dr. Mostafa Tazarv, and graduate student Michael Mingo at South Dakota State University investigated the feasibility of alternative prefabricated bridge systems, including precast full-depth deck panels on pre-stressed inverted bulb-tee girders.