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What’s a Connected Vehicle Worth to You?

Connected vehicles (CVs) work by communicating with each other and the roadway infrastructure via dedicated shortrange communication. They are expected to eventually reduce non-impaired driver crashes by 80 percent, which will also significantly reduce traffic congestion. Researchers at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland, spent 4 years researching driver’s acceptance of and willingness to pay for CVs through a simulation of purchasing decisions.

The study, Measuring...

Q&As about the FY2017 Regions 1, 2, and 3 Grant Solicitation

MORE ON FONT SIZE OF TABLES AND FIGURES  (7/19/2017)

Question:  On 7/11/17 there was a question regarding the allowable font used within tables and figures. The response indicated that text inside tables and figures should be Arial 12. This would appear to be different than what's been allowed in 2013 and 2016 competitions, where font size within tables/figures could be no smaller than 9 while the title box and any headings had to remain in...

Livability and Transportation Choices – Not Just For Urban Areas Anymore

Promoting livability in local planning is a relatively new concept that incorporates principles such as expanded transportation choices, affordable housing, economic opportunities, and revitalized communities. While early research and initiatives focused on urban areas, the same principles are now being adapted and applied to improve the quality of life in rural areas. 

The Small Urban and Rural Livability Center (SURLC) is a University...

Expanding Transportation Education Across the Academy and Catalyzing Community Change in the Process: The University of Oregon’s Sustainable City Year Program

Date: 06/19/2013, 1:00pm to 2:00pmSpeaker: Marc Schlossberg, Ph.D.Organization: University of OregonOST-R Office: Office of Research, Development and Technology (RDT) 

Abstract

Transportation agencies are grappling with new and unfamiliar issues at a time when the resources necessary to meet them are scarce and many agency staff members are reaching retirement.At the same time, Universities continue to...

"As State DOTs take on more responsibility, how will they pay for future investments?"

Date: 02/20/2013, 1:00pm to 2:00pmSpeaker: John Collura, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Director of the University of Massachusetts Transportation CenterOrganization: University of Massachusetts Transportation Center (UTC)

Abstract: 

As states continue to consider taking on more responsibility in transportation, a major issue that State Departments of Transportation (DOTs) face pertains to financing...

Simulation: A multi-use tool for transportation safety

Date: 3/15/2017, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM EDTSpeaker: Dawn Marshall, Director of SAFER-Sim Univesity Transportation CenterOrganization: University of MarylandOST-R Office: Office of Research, Development and Technology (RDT) 

Abstract

After years of decline, traffic fatalities are increasing, leading to broad-based calls to increase traffic safety. Coupled with existing issues such as driver distraction, the arrival...