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Managing Cyber Risks & Business Exposure in the Surface Transportation Ecosystem

 Transportation technology has progressed by leaps and bounds in the past few years and more and more of the physical elements of surface transportation systems are now controlled via Internet connections. But with legitimate remote access comes malicious attempts to gain illegitimate control through cybersecurity breaches. If these attempts are successful, then whole transportation systems have the potential to be compromised.

A recent project by the Mineta Transportation...

Transportation in a Liquefied Natural Gas Rich World

The University of New Orleans (UNOTI) is conducting several
phases of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) research concerning
the US shale revolution and its effect on the energy sector
and various transportation systems. UNOTI initially assisted
the Port of New Orleans with LNG bunkering research. Phase
II continued with LNG energy policy and export analysis.
Phase III is currently analyzing: (1) challenges to US LNG
exportation, (2) value added alternative LNG uses such as

Vulnerable Road User Mobility Assistance Platform

Researchers at the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI) and North Carolina A&T State  University (NC A&T) are collaborating on an innovative project sponsored by the Center for Advanced Transportation Mobility (CATM) Tier 1 UTC. The goal of the Vulnerable Road User Mobility Assistance Platform (VRU-MAP) project is to improve the safety and efficiency of mobility for people with disabilities who walk and use transit in urban and suburban environments. We are...

Context-Specific Modeling Supports Strategic, Multimodal Investments

In recent decades, cities have become increasingly motivated to invest in infrastructure that supports multimodal options like walking, biking and public transit. Trip generation, the first step in conventional four-step forecasting models, is a central figure in determining how those investments are made.

However, when considering pedestrian and bicycling travel, the current practice is usually to either leave those trips out of the model altogether, or to simply present them as a...

PacTrans Researchers Develop New Techniques to Assess Rock Slopes Endangering Highways

Over the past six years, the Pacific Northwest Transportation Consortium (PacTrans) has funded a group of four researchers from three partner universities to explore innovative methods for rockfall and landslide risk assessment. The four phases of this work resulted in numerous real-world implementations. 

Assessing rockfall and landslide risk poses significant challenges to transportation departments (DOTs). Classical slope assessment methods...

University Transportation Centers (UTC) Program Grant Selections For Regional Centers in Federal Regions 1, 2, 3

UTC Grant Competition Recompete Awardees for Regional Centers in Federal Regions 1, 2, 3

 Grant awardees for the UTC Grant Competition Recompete in Federal Regions 1, 2, 3 are: (add link to the notice)

  • Region 1 – Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont
  • Region 2 - New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Region 3 – Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia...

Cost-Effective ECC for Transportation Infrastructure

The Transportation Consortium of South-Central States (Tran-SET) is a collaborative partnership between nine majorinstitutions and two community colleges, led by Louisiana State University, whose mission is to support all phases of research, technology transfer, workforce development, and outreach activities of emerging Technologies that can solve transportation challenges in Region 6.

The research focus of Tran-SET is on FAST research priority four (...

From Transportation to Air Pollution and Public Health—Are We Doing the Right Thing, and Doing it Right?

Date: 4/11/2018, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM EDTLocation: 1200 New Jersey Ave, SE, Washington, DC, (West Building) Conference Center Room 6Speaker: H. Oliver Gao, Ph.D.,  Director, Center for Transportation, Environment, and Community Health (CTECH); Director, Cornell Systems Engineering; Associate Professor, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Cornell UniversityOrganization: Center for Transportation,...