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  • Posted: Jun 29
    This study aims to build a framework to assess the resilience performance of a typical traffic network in terms of post-earthquake EMS by comprehensively capturing the interactions between building infrastructures, injured people who may need EMS, disrupted traffic networks, limited EMS resources, and specific hazards.
  • Posted: Jun 22
    Researchers at Colorado State University found that urban roadway flooding can be reduced by diverting storm water from just 1% to 5% of directly connected impervious areas (i.e., streets, parking lots, rooftops) to bioretention areas, a part of green stormwater infrastructure (GSI).
  • Posted: Jun 3
    UGPTI's 26th Annual Awards Banquet will be held October 6, 2022, at the Holiday Inn, in Fargo, ND, to honor individuals who have made significant contributions to the transportation industry in the region. The social begins at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 6:45 p.m. Nominations for award winners closed earlier this month and will be announced later this summer.
  • Posted: Jun 1
    University of Utah student Yinhu Wang recently gave a webinar discussing his work on Optimizing Snowplowing Operations in Utah via Routing and Truck Allocation.
  • Posted: May 4
    Researchers at North Dakota State University studied crash reporting by four Indian tribes to develop a pragmatic approach that tribes can refine based on objectives related to accountability, sovereignty, and system integrity.
  • Posted: Apr 19
    Earlier this year at the 2022 Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board in Washington D.C., Utah State University Civil and Environmental Engineering master's student Joshua Ward received an Eisenhower Transportation Graduate Fellowship.
  • Posted: Apr 19
    University of Utah Ph.D. student Zhao Zhang and his advisor Xianfeng "Terry" Yang were awarded the 2021 Best Dissertation Award from the TRB Standing Committee on Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Computing Applications (AED50) at TRB's Annual Meeting in January. The title of the dissertation is "Modeling Freeway Traffic Flows with Hybrid Machine Learning."
  • Posted: Mar 22
    North Dakota State University Transportation and Logistics Ph.D. student Yun Zhou has been named a 2022 Lifesavers Traffic Safety Scholar and attended the Lifesavers National Conference on Highway Safety Priorities, March 12-15, in Chicago.
  • Posted: Feb 18
    Researchers at North Dakota State University examined Indian nations' motor vehicle crash reporting systems with the intent of helping them establish systems to gather key information they can use to better understand the causes of crashes and prevent them.
  • Posted: Feb 11
    Researchers at Colorado State University developed new computation and machine learning algorithms that can quantify, track, and identify the location of bridge damage using inspection photos from UAVs.
  • Posted: Jan 25
    John Higgins, a master of science student in civil engineering at the University of Wyoming, has been named 2021 Student of the Year for the Mountain-Plains Consortium. He was honored with other award winners from across the country during a virtual awards ceremony Saturday, January 8.
  • Posted: Jan 11
    Dynamic message signs provide key information for drivers. Researchers at South Dakota State University tested new signs that are constructed using adhesives rather than welding to assure that the signs will stand up the rigors of roadside use.
  • Posted: Dec 28, 2021
    Researchers at the University of Wyoming are developing tools that local road agencies can use to assess the condition of rural gravel roads. Those user-friendly tools implement smartphones, machine learning, and optimization techniques to help local road managers identify the most appropriate treatment type for each road based on service level, estimated project costs, predicted road conditions, and whether or not to fund a project.
  • Posted: Dec 14, 2021
    With targeted education related to the accessibility, familiarity, and incentives related to ridesourcing, research at North Dakota State University indicates this mobility option could become a viable impaired driving prevention strategy in rural communities.
  • Posted: Dec 6, 2021
    Colorado State University researchers have developed a process to streamline bridge inspections and make them more objective and quantitative. Their method could keep better tabs on deteriorating infrastructure and help bridge owners plan for maintenance.
  • Posted: Dec 6, 2021
    Mohamed Ahmed, the Williams and Person Professor/Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering, and Construction Management was recently named Wyoming Excellence Chair in recognition of his exceptional scholarship and teaching. He was one of only four University of Wyoming professors to receive the honor this year.
  • Posted: Nov 19, 2021
    Ying Huang, associate professor of civil, construction and environmental engineering and Welch Faculty Fellow at North Dakota State University, was recently named the 2021 NDSU College of Engineering Researcher of the Year.
  • Posted: Nov 10, 2021
    Research at the University of Colorado Denver leverages developments in spatial data to advance the literature and improve the understanding of pedestrian infrastructure, city-wide sidewalk characteristics, and the fair distribution of sidewalks.
  • Posted: Nov 1, 2021
    Christopher Bareither received the ASCE 2020 Associate Editor Award for the 2020 Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering. The award recognizes an associate editor who has provided consistent and exemplary service to a particular journal or practice periodical, or a substantial unique contribution to the enhancement of ASCE's publication activities.
  • Posted: Oct 22, 2021
    Research at Utah State University into public perceptions of connected vehicles (CVs) and the data from them that is collected and shared will guide policy making that will make CVs more acceptable to the public and promote their adoption. CVs offer potential improvements, including improved efficiency, safety, and optimum use of infrastructure, to the existing transportation system.
  • Posted: Oct 12, 2021
    Transportation researchers at NDSU recently published techniques that will help refine the use of sensors in smart phones to measure road roughness.
  • Posted: Oct 1, 2021
    Researchers at the University of Utah are developing and testing innovative systems for accelerated bridge construction that combine precast concrete elements with stretch length anchors.
  • Posted: Sep 8, 2021
    Researchers at Colorado State University developed computer models to evaluate the complex interactions between debris flows and the stress-strain response of steel structures of flexible steel, ring-net barriers, a common form of barrier used to mitigate debris flows and protect transportation infrastructure.
  • Posted: Aug 17, 2021
    Researchers at the University of Colorado Denver are studying the use of a sophisticated surveying and remote sensing technology to assess and improve streetscapes.
  • Posted: Aug 13, 2021
    Researchers at South Dakota State University used data from the South Dakota Department of Transportation to develop a new family of compaction curves to be utilized in base and subbase material compaction quality control.
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