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  • Posted: Jan 23
    Holly 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 11
    MPC 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.
  • Posted: Dec 22, 2016
    The MPC will receive about 2.5 million per year for the next five years under the U.S. Department of Transportation's University Transportation Centers (UTC) Program. MPC's proposal focuses on preserving the existing transportation system. The MPC, led by the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute at North Dakota State University, has won each funding in each UTC competition since the program was established in 1988. MPC was one of 35 grants awarded in this competition.
  • Posted: Nov 2, 2016
    Feng Chen, Xiaoxiang Ma, and Suren Chen
    This study conducts an investigation on interactions between traffic accidents, various driving environments and also mitigation efforts, such as law enforcement.
  • Posted: Oct 21, 2016
    Luke Chen and Suren Chen
    To provide more insightful understanding of the seismic risks, analytical fragility studies were carried out on four typical bridge designs with different geometric configurations (i.e. straight, curved, skewed, skewed and curved) in the mountain west region of the United States.
  • Posted: Oct 18, 2016
    The Mountain-Plains Consortium has updated the “About Us” section of its website. The clickable map is your link to key information, projects, faculty, research and resources at each of our member universities.
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