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Connected Motorcycle Research at VTTI and the Virginia Connected Corridors

 Date: 03/18/2015, 1:00pm to 2:00pmSpeaker: Dr. Zachary DoerzaphOrganization: Virginia Tech Transportation InstituteOST-R Office: University Transportation Centers (UTC)   

Abstract 

Research indicates that applications enabled by Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC) may lead to transformational improvements in safety for the traveling public. Although most efforts have focused on the more common for...

Reflections on Transportation Policy and Planning: Looking Back, Looking Forward

Date: 03/18/2011, 1:00pm to 2:00pmSpeaker: GenevieveOrganization: University of Southern CaliforniaOST-R Office: Office of Research, Development and Technology (RDT)Sponsored by: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology (OST-R), University Transportation Centers Program (UTC)DISCLAIMER: The views, opinions, findings and conclusions reflected in this presentation are the...

Are Adaptive Signal Control Systems a Solution to Urban Congestion?

Date: 04/15/2015, 1:00pm to 2:00pmSpeaker: Dr. Zong TianOrganization: University of Nevada RenoOST-R Office: University Transportation Centers (UTC) 

Abstract 

Adaptive traffic signal control systems are an emerging technology for urban arterial operations. This presentation focuses on the current status of adaptive traffic signal control system applications in the U.S. An overview of adaptive signal system...

How Will Planet Earth Accommodate A Projected Two Bllion Vehicles – Twice As Many As There Are Today – Within 20 Years?

Date: 02/16/2011, 1:00pm to 2:00pmSpeaker: Daniel SperlingOrganization: University of California Davis OST-R Office: Office of Research, Development and TechnologySponsored by: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology (OST-R), University Transportation Centers Program (UTC)DISCLAIMER: The views, opinions, findings and conclusions reflected in this presentation are the...

How Will Planet Earth Accommodate A Projected Two Bllion Vehicles – Twice As Many As There Are Today – Within 20 Years?

Date: 02/16/2011, 1:00pm to 2:00pmSpeaker: Daniel SperlingOrganization: University of California DavisOST-R Office: Office of Research, Development and Technology (RDT) Sponsored by: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology (OST-R), University Transportation Centers Program (UTC)DISCLAIMER: The views, opinions, findings and conclusions reflected in this presentation are...

Emergency Evacuation and Response

Date: 06/17/2015, 1:00pm to 2:00pmSpeaker: John L. Renne, Ph.DOrganization: University New OrleansOST-R Office: Office of Research, Development and Technology (OST-R)   

Abstract

In the past decade since Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, the concept of resilience has emerged as a new way of thinking about cities, economies and transportation systems. In the immediate aftermath of Katrina, many...

Photovoltaics (PV), Electronic Vehicles (EV) and Your Home

Date: 7/15/2015, 12:30pm to 1:30pmSpeaker: Dr. James M. FentonOrganization: University of Central Florida, Electric Vehicle Transportation CenterOST-R Office: Office of Research, Development and Technology (RDT)  

Abstract

There are over 20 models of electric vehicles (EV) (350,000 vehicles on the road) that are so efficient they cost the gasoline equivalent of $0.99 a gallon to operate, based on the...

Transit Value Capture Coordination - Best Practices and Recommendations

Date: 08/19/2015, 1:00pm to 2:00pmSpeaker: Stephen E. SchlickmanOrganization:  University of Illinois at ChicagoOST-R Office: Office of Research, Development and Technology (RDT) 

Abstract

Transit authorities are being challenged to rely more on local sources of funding to develop and renew their infrastructure. Federal transit official have urged the transit industry to use value capture...

Reducing Driver Distraction for Young Connected Drivers with Voice Enabled Technologies

Date: 09/16/2015, 1:00pm to 2:00pmSpeaker: Dr. Juan E. GilbertOrganization: University of FloridaOST-R Office: Office of Research, Development and Technology (RDT)AbstractDr. Juan Gilbert and his research and his research team have been using voice-enabled technologies in an effort to reduce driver distraction. His research team has done studies on using speech to send/receive messages, get vehicle...

Transportation Modeling in the Era of Big Data, Sharing Economy and Smart Cities

Date: 03/16/2016, 1:00pm to 2:00pm (CANCELED)Speaker: Dr. Lei Zhang, Director of the National Transportation CenterOrganization: University of MarylandOST-R Office: Office of Research, Development and Technology (RDT) 

 

Abstract 

Travel and traffic models remain the primary decision support tools for transportation policy, planning and operations. Many state-of-the-practice modeling methods were...