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Research Projects (2012-13)

Project #TitleUniversity
MPC-354
(PDF, 762K)
Geotechnical Limit to Scour at Spill-through Abutments (Year 2)
Project Progress: Update 1 (PDF, 106K), Update 2 (PDF, 190K)
University of Wyoming
MPC-361
(PDF, 129K)
Building a Framework for Transportation Resiliency and Evaluating the Resiliency Benefits of Light Rail Transit in Denver, Colorado
Project Progress: Update 1 (PDF, 335K)
University of Colorado Denver
MPC-362
(PDF, 15K)
Develop Design Guidelines for Integral Abutment Bridges
Final Report(s): MPC-13-256
Project Progress: Update 1 (PDF, 205K)
Utah State University
MPC-363
(PDF, 98K)
A Two-stage Approach for Estimating a Statewide Truck Trip Table
Final Report(s): MPC-14-269
Project Brief(s): MPC-14-269 (PDF, 888K)
Project Progress: Update 1 (PDF, 210K)
Utah State University
MPC-364
(PDF, 48K)
Do Changing Prices Portend a Shift in Fuel Consumption, Diminished Greenhouse Gas Emissions, and Lower Fuel Tax Revenue?
Project Progress: Update 1 (PDF, 212K)
Utah State University
MPC-365
(PDF, 20K)
Improved Understanding of Pavement Impacts and Cost-Effective Designs Based on Mechanistic Empirical Methods
Project Progress: Update 1 (PDF, 210K)
University of Wyoming
MPC-366
(PDF, 91K)
Structural Health Monitoring of Highway Bridges Subjected to Overweight Trucks, Phase I – Instrumentation Development and Validation
Project Progress: Update 1 (PDF, 207K), Update 2 (PDF, 205K)
University of Wyoming
MPC-367
(PDF, 16K)
Developing Statistical Models for Crash Severity Comparing Statewide, County and Indian Reservation Roads
Project Progress: Update 1 (PDF, 210K)
University of Wyoming
MPC-368
(PDF, 19K)
Effectiveness of Advisory Letter in Preventing At-Risk Teen Driver Crashes: Pilot Project
Project Progress: Update 1 (PDF, 205K), Update 2 (PDF, 207K)
North Dakota State University
MPC-369
(PDF, 22K)
ND Motor Crash Analysis and Rider Assessment for Improved Conspicuity
Project Progress: Update 1 (PDF, 207K)
North Dakota State University
MPC-370
(PDF, 18K)
Anticipatory Guidance for Older Drivers
Project Progress: Update 1 (PDF, 205K)
North Dakota State University
MPC-371
(PDF, 68K)
Decision Support for Strategic Truck Safety and Weight Enforcement Planning
Project Progress: Update 1 (PDF, 207K)
North Dakota State University
MPC-372
(PDF, 35K)
A Novel Methodology for Quantifying the Performance of Constructed Bridges in Cold Regions: Development, Assessment, and Repair
Final Report(s): MPC-14-266
Project Brief(s): MPC-14-266 (PDF, 728K)
Project Progress: Update 1 (PDF, 209K), Update 2 (PDF, 208K)
University of Colorado Denver
MPC-373
(PDF, 77K)
Damage Assessment, Characterization, and Modeling for Enhanced Design of Concrete Bridge Decks in Cold Regions
Project Progress: Update 1 (PDF, 214K)
North Dakota State University
MPC-374
(PDF, 74K)
An Integrated Real-Time Health Monitoring and Impact/Collision Detection System for Bridges in Cold Remote Regions
Project Progress: Update 1 (PDF, 323K)
North Dakota State University
MPC-375
(PDF, 17K)
Small Railroad Capital Investment Needs and Financial Options
Project Progress: Update 1 (PDF, 208K)
North Dakota State University
MPC-376
(PDF, 52K)
Improved Understanding of Pavements Impacts and Cost-Effective Designs Based on Mechanistic-Empirical Methods
Project Progress: Update 1 (PDF, 211K), Update 2 (PDF, 209K)
North Dakota State University
MPC-377
(PDF, 42K)
Assessing Existing Transportation Sustainability Rating Systems for use in the Mountain-Plains Consortium States
Final Report(s): MPC-14-268
Project Brief(s): MPC-14-268 (PDF, 740K)
Project Progress: Update 1 (PDF, 205K)
Colorado State University
MPC-378
(PDF, 52K)
MEMS Sensors for Transportation Structures
Project Progress: Update 1 (PDF, 206K)
Colorado State University
MPC-379
(PDF, 42K)
Plastic-Aluminum Composites in Transportation Infrastructure
Project Progress: Update 1 (PDF, 204K)
Colorado State University
MPC-380
(PDF, 15K)
Investigation of Interactions Between Traffic Law Enforcement and Driving Behavior on Rural Highways in Colorado
Project Progress: Update 1 (PDF, 202K), Update 2 (PDF, 195K)
Colorado State University
MPC-381
(PDF, 15K)
Performance-based Interaction Analysis of Damage on Bridge Expansion Joints and Heavy Traffic
Project Progress: Update 1 (PDF, 202K), Update 2 (PDF, 195K)
Colorado State University
MPC-382
(PDF, 25K)
Seismic Behavior of Steel Bridges with Fatigue-prone Details
Project Progress: Update 1 (PDF, 212K)
Colorado State University
MPC-383
(PDF, 18K)
Seismic Performance of Highway Embankments
Project Progress: Update 1 (PDF, 205K)
Colorado State University
MPC-384
(PDF, 23K)
Understanding Public Perceptions of Different Revenue Generation Systems for Highway Construction and Maintenance
Project Progress: Update 1 (PDF, 208K)
Colorado State University
MPC-385
(PDF, 13K)
Educational and Workforce Development Proposal: STEM Outreach at Colorado State University
Project Progress: Update 1 (PDF, 205K), Update 2 (PDF, 196K)
Colorado State University
MPC-386
(PDF, 95K)
Use of Travel Time, Travel Time Reliability, and Winter Condition Index Information for Improved Operation of Rural Interstates
Project Progress: Update 1 (PDF, 210K)
University of Wyoming
MPC-387
(PDF, 67K)
Comprehensive GIS-Based Rural Regional Transportation Planning Models
Project Progress: Update 1 (PDF, 212K), Update 2 (PDF, 211K), Update 3 (PDF, 211K)
North Dakota State University
MPC-390
(PDF, 39K)
Design and Construction Monitoring of Surcharged Embankment
Project Progress: Update 1 (PDF, 208K)
University of Utah
MPC-391
(PDF, 97K)
Implementation of Low Temperature Test for Asphalt Mixtures to Improve the Longevity of Road Surfaces
Final Report(s): MPC-13-260
Project Brief(s): MPC-13-260 (PDF, 768K)
Project Progress: Update 1 (PDF, 210K)
University of Utah
MPC-392
(PDF, 394K)
Evaluation of Spliced Sleeve Connections for Precast Reinforced Concrete Bridge Piers
Project Progress: Update 1 (PDF, 203K)
University of Utah
MPC-393
(PDF, 37K)
Traffic Modeling of Transit Oriented Development
Project Progress: Update 1 (PDF, 205K), Update 2 (PDF, 199K)
University of Utah
MPC-394
(PDF, 22K)
Quantifying Uncertainty in Nondestructive Bridge Inspection Methods for use in Performance Based Inspection
Project Progress: Update 1 (PDF, 209K)
Colorado State University
MPC-395
(PDF, 45K)
Accelerated Bridge Construction in South Dakota: Pilot Study for Implementation Strategy
Project Progress: Update 1 (PDF, 208K)
South Dakota State University
MPC-396
(PDF, 24K)
Extent, Severity, and Location of Chip Seal Loss on the South Dakota State Road Network
Project Progress: Update 1 (PDF, 208K)
South Dakota State University
MPC-397
(PDF, 37K)
Evaluation and Mitigation of Vehicle Impact Hazard for Overpass Bridges in South Dakota
Project Progress: Update 1 (PDF, 207K), Update 2 (PDF, 209K)
South Dakota State University
MPC-398
(PDF, 25K)
Selection of Discount Rates for Infrastructure Investment
Project Progress: Update 1 (PDF, 205K)
South Dakota State University
MPC-399
(PDF, 44K)
Improving Rural Emergency Medical Services (EMS) through Transportation System Enhancements
Final Report(s): MPC-14-267
Project Brief(s): MPC-14-267 (PDF, 526K)
Project Progress: Update 1 (PDF, 206K)
South Dakota State University
MPC-400
(PDF, 37K)
Evaluation of Ice Loads on Bridge Piers in South Dakota (Years 2 & 3)
Project Progress: Update 1 (PDF, 207K)
South Dakota State University
MPC-401
(PDF, 28K)
Review of Road User Costs (RUC) and Methods
Final Report(s): MPC-13-254
Project Progress: Update 1 (PDF, 211K)
South Dakota State University
MPC-402
(PDF, 89K)
Seismic Performance of SCC Bridge Columns
Project Progress: Update 1 (PDF, 205K), Update 2 (PDF, 205K)
South Dakota State University
MPC-403
(PDF, 43K)
Web-based Decision Support Tool for Traffic Management and Work Zone Analysis
Project Progress: Update 1 (PDF, 215K), Update 2 (PDF, 208K)
University of Utah
MPC-404
(PDF, 113K)
Seismic Performance of Concrete Filled Steel Tube (CFST) Bridge Columns For Accelerated Bridge Construction
Project Progress: Update 1 (PDF, 209K)
University of Utah
MPC-405
(PDF, 369K)
Seismic Retrofit of Spliced Sleeve Connections for Precast Bridge Piers
Project Progress: Update 1 (PDF, 202K)
University of Utah
MPC-406
(PDF, 69K)
Risk- and Reliability-Based Approaches to Analyzing Road Geometric Design Criteria
Project Progress: Update 1 (PDF, 209K), Update 2 (PDF, 208K), Update 3 (PDF, 211K)
University of Utah
MPC-407
(PDF, 43K)
The Effect of Multi-tasking on Self-Assessments of Driving Performance Center for the Prevention of Distracted Driving
Project Progress: Update 1 (PDF, 206K), Update 2 (PDF, 206K), Update 3 (PDF, 206K), Update 4 (PDF, 323K)
University of Utah
MPC-408
(PDF, 35K)
Exploring Unique Plastic-Reinforced Bridge Decks: Phase I
Project Progress: Update 1 (PDF, 203K), Update 2 (PDF, 203K)
Colorado State University
NDSU Dept 2880P.O. Box 6050Fargo, ND 58108-6050
(701)231-7938mpc@ugpti.org