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New Procedure with Dust Column for Measuring Effectiveness of Dust Control Palliatives

Surveys conducted by the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) in 2007, 2010, 2011 and 2016 indicate that 90% of Alaskan communities report road dust as a problem (DEC 2018). The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) (1998) estimates up to one inch of surface aggregate is lost on unpaved roads annually. That equates to 10 million tons of dust released into the atmosphere (EPA 2017). This poses health hazards, safety concerns, and environmental impacts along these roads,...

Smartphone App Uses Personalized Incentives to Nudge Commuter Behavior Changes in Washington DC and Baltimore

The National Center for Strategic Transportation Policies, Investments and Decisions (NTC) at the University of Maryland has developed a smartphone app that can be personalized for individual users to provide real-time multimodal traveler information. The “incenTrip” technology has now been deployed in the Washington D.C. and  Baltimore region. incenTrip leverages the latest big data, machine learning, and computing technologies to optimize and personalize...

UTC Program 2017 Grant Solicitation

UNIVERSITY TRANSPORTATION CENTERS PROGRAM

2017 GRANT SOLICITATION

For Regional Centers in Federal Regions 1, 2, 3

Eligibility to apply under this solicitation is limited only to a consortium of two or more eligible non-profit institutions of higher education located in one or more of the states within one of the following Standard Federal Regions:

  • Region 1:...

UTC National Comp NOFO

FY 2018 NOTICE OF FUNDING OPPORTUNITY for NATIONAL CENTER FOR CONGESTION RESEARCH and NATIONAL CENTER FOR INFRASTRUCTURE RESEARCH

Opening Date: September 21, 2018
Required Letter of Intent Due: October 12, 2018
Application Due: December 3, 2018

 

draft-defect-with-doc-UTC Program 2017 Grant Solicitation

UNIVERSITY TRANSPORTATION CENTERS PROGRAM

2017 GRANT SOLICITATION

For Regional Centers in Federal Regions 1, 2, 3

Eligibility to apply under this solicitation is limited only to a consortium of two or more eligible non-profit institutions of higher education located in one or more of the states within one of the following Standard Federal Regions:

  • Region 1...

Research Helps City Improve Crash-Prone Bike Lane

Dozens of cyclists have crashed on a slice of railroad tracks in Knoxville, Tennessee. Researchers at the Southeastern Transportation Center at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK), developed a cost-effective solution.

According to a recent study published in the Journal of Transport & Health, Professor Chris Cherry, with Ziwen Ling and Nirbesh Dhakal, found that most of these accidents occur when cyclists cross railroad tracks at an angle that causes a bike tire to become...

Research Helps Local Agencies Predict Accidents to Make Rural Highways Safer

New data collection methods and computing techniques are powerful tools for improving the safety of the nation’s roads. Researchers and road agencies use those tools to predict accidents so they can focus efforts on designing highways and making improvements that minimize crashes.

Researchers at the University of Wyoming, a member of the Region 8 Mountain-Plains Consortium led by North Dakota State University, have developed procedures that allow those general tools to be calibrated...