2010 Research Conference


  

April 27 to April 28
, 2010

Presentations

Opening Session: How Do National Transportation Priorities Influence Local Decisions?
Keynote Speaker(s)

Eric C. Peterson, President, American High Speed Rail Alliance

Panelists
  • Tim Henkel, Mn/DOT
  • David Levinson, U of M
  • Jim McDonough, Ramsey County Commissioner
  • Bob McFarlin, Metropolitan Council
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Luncheon Session: Megaregions: A Framework for Planning in the 21st Century
Keynote Speaker(s)

Dr. Catherine Ross, Director, Center for Quality Growth and Regional Development, Georgia Institute of Technology

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1 − What We Know About Keeping Older Drivers Safe Through Research and Education
Lowell Benson
Translating Mixed-Method Research into a TV Documentary Educating Mature Drivers
  • Catherine Sullivan, St. Catherine University
The Effectiveness of Changeable Message Signs and the Aging Population
  • Kathleen Harder, College for Design in Health, University of Minnesota
2 − Promoting Alternative Work Arrangements and Modes
Brian Smalkoski, Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc.
Lessons Learned from eWorkPlace, a State-sponsored Telework Initiative in the Twin Cities
  • Adeel Lari, Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
Smart Trips Neighborhoods: Encouraging Travel Behavior Change Through Social Marketing
  • Laura Baum, St. Paul Smart Trips
Transportation Programs at Mayo Clinic
  • Mary Ann Morris, Mayo Clinic
3 − High Speed Rail: A National, Regional, and State Update
Dan Krom, Minnesota Department of Transportation
Future of High Speed Passenger Rail in Minnesota and the Midwest
  • Dave Christianson, Minnesota Department of Transportation
US High Speed Rail – The New Holy Grail
  • Stephanie Eiler, CH2M Hill, Inc.
2010 Minnesota Comprehensive Statewide Freight and Passenger Rail Plan
  • Dan Krom, Minnesota Department of Transportation
4 − Maximizing Our Highways
Connie Kozlak, Metropolitan Council
Metropolitan Highway System Investment Study
  • Carl Ohrn, Metropolitan Council
Congestion and Safety Management in the Twin Cities: What Does the Future Hold?
  • Dave Montebello, SRF Consulting Group, Inc.
Innovative Techniques for Delivering the Twin Cities’ Urban Partnership Agreement on Schedule and Under Budget
  • Craig Lamothe, Metropolitan Council/ Metro Transit
5 − University Research Impacting Pavement Design
Jan Lucke, Center for Transportation Studies, University of Minnesota
Soil Modulus Testing and Full Depth Reclamation
  • Joe Labuz, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota
PG Binder Selection in Minnesota
  • Mihai Marasteanu, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota
Implements of Husbandry
  • Lev Khazanovich, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota
PG Binder Selection in Minnesota
  • Jim McGraw, Minnesota Department of Transportation
6 − Driving “Toward Zero Deaths” on Rural Roads
Carla Stueve, SRF Consulting Group
An Update on Strategic Safety Planning for Minnesota Counties
  • Howard Preston, CH2M HILL, Inc.
Summary of Rural Safety Policy Improvement Index Project
  • Keith Knapp, Center for Excellence in Rural Safety, University of Minnesota
Rural ITS Safety Solution Systems
  • Tom Sohrweide, SEH Inc.
7 − The Importance of Public Outreach in Building Community Trust and Successful Partnerships
Mindy Carlson, Center for Transportation Studies, University of Minnesota
The Critical Role of Public Outreach and Education in the Successful Implementation of Pricing Projects
  • Ferrol Robinson, Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
Ombudsman’s Office Resolves Issues and Rebuilds Trust
  • Deb Ledvina, Minnesota Department of Transportation
Planning Participation Case Study: Successes, Challenges, and Lessons Learned in Land Use Planning Efforts Adjacent to an LRT Station
  • Julie Quinn, Metropolitan Council/Metro Transit
8 − Transportation and Urban Design
Mike Marti, SRF Consulting Group, Inc.
Partnering with Mn/DOT for Complete Streets
  • Scott Bradley, Minnesota Department of Transportation
NorthStar Commuter Rail Update
  • Mark Fuhrmann, Metropolitan Council
Linking Transportation Initiatives with City Design Options: Re-thinking the University/Cedar Avenue LRT Station
  • Ignacio San Martin, School of Architecture, University of Minnesota
9 − Unique Challenges and Innovative Solutions in Transportation Planning
Biz Colburn
“Rock-On” – A New Life for the Rock Island Swing Bridge
  • Chris Hiniker, SEH, Inc.
Roadway Improvement Project Cost Allocation
  • Craig Vaughn, SRF Consulting Group, Inc.
Bus Staging and Layover Space in Downtown Minneapolis
  • Charles Carlson, Metro Transit
10 − Pavement Tools That You Can Use
Jerry Geib, Minnesota Department of Transportation
Unsaturated Soil Mechanics Implementation During Pavement Construction Quality Assurance
  • John Siekmeier, Minnesota Department of Transportation
Nondestructive Evaluation of Pavements -- Ultrasonic Tomography
  • Kyle Hoegh, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota
Statewide FWD Data Collection: Project Overview and Status 2010
  • David Rettner, American Engineering Testing, Inc.
11 − Metro Area Developments: Detection, Perception, and Reflection
Matt Gjersvik, Minnesota Department of Transportation
Non-Intrusive Technologies Phase III
  • Erik Minge, SRF Consulting Group, Inc.
User Perceptions of Fee Lane Concepts in Minnesota
  • Kenneth Buckeye, Minnesota Department of Transportation
The Urban Partnership Agreement – Successes and Lessons Learned So Far
  • Brian Kary, Minnesota Department of Transportation
12 − Getting Around: Creative Solutions for Rural Communities
Jan Ekern, Minnesota Department of Transportation
A Safer Way Home: The Minnesota SafeRide Resource Guide
  • Karen Sprattler, Sprattler Group
Itasca County Area Transportation Study
  • Frank Douma, Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota; Becky LaPlant, Blandin Foundation
13 − Project Scoping and Cost Management in Action
Mike Barnes, Minnesota Department of Transportation
Project Management Peer Review
  • Jean Wallace, Minnesota Department of Transportation
Minnesota Department of Transportation Change Management
  • Mike Ginnaty and Jim Weingartz, Minnesota Department of Transportation
Effects of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) on Minnesota
  • Abby McKenzie, Minnesota Department of Transportation
14 − Non-Motorized Transportation
John S. Adams, University Metropolitan Consortium, University of Minnesota
Temporal and Spatial Variation in Non-motorized Traffic: Some Exploratory Analyses
  • Greg Lindsey and Spencer Agnew, Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
Counting Bicyclists and Pedestrians
  • Shaun Murphy, City of Minneapolis
Analyzing Bicycle-Motorist Crashes in Minneapolis
  • Rose Ryan, Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
15 − Innovations in Pavement Recycling
Roger Olson, Minnesota Department of Transportation
Rubblization: A Cost-Effective Option
  • Jill Thomas, Minnesota Asphalt Pavement Association
PCC Mix Designs Using Recycled Concrete Pavements
  • Mary Vancura, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota
Recycled Unbound Base Pooled Fund Study
  • Tuncer Edil, University of Wisconsin
16 − Keeping the Road Visible
Steve Lund, Minnesota Department of Transportation
Rural Road Safety and Maintenance Roadway Safety Workshops
  • Renae Kuehl & Carla Stueve, SRF Consulting Group, Inc.
Minnesota Local Agency Pavement Marking Practices
  • Neal Hawkins and Omar Smadi, Center for Transportation Research and Education, Iowa State University
Minnesota Toolkit – Information for Local Agencies to Meet FHWA’s Sign Retroreflectivity Requirements
  • Renae Kuehl, SRF Consulting Group, Inc.; Mark Vizecky, Minnesota Department of Transportation
Snow Rendering for Interactive Snowplow Simulation – Improving Driver Ability to Avoid Collisions When Following a Snowplow
  • Peter Willemsen, University of Minnesota, Duluth
17 − Innovations in the Communication and Exchange of Transportation Information
Nathan Bowie, Minnesota Department of Public Safety
A Generational Checklist for Communicating Research
  • Bob Filipczak, Minnesota Department of Transportation
Collaborative Information Services Between Minnesota Public Agencies
  • Sheila Hatchell, Minnesota Department of Transportation and Arlene Mathison, Center for Transportation Studies, University of Minnesota
Evolution of Social Media Policy for State Agencies
  • Linda Dahlen, Minnesota Department of Transportation
Innovative Public Outreach
  • Gina Baas, Center for Transportation Studies, University of Minnesota
18 − Support and Sustainability of Innovative Transportation Funding
Adeel Lari, Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
Should the Fuel Tax be Replaced?
  • Lee Munnich, Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
Sustainable Transportation Funding Options for Minnesota
  • Philip Schaffner and Jason Junge, Minnesota Department of Transportation
Mn/DOT Quantitative Survey on Public Perceptions of Mileage-based User Fees
  • Ken Buckeye, Minnesota Department of Transportation
ITS and Privacy: Suggestions for Peaceful Coexistence
  • Frank Douma, Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota; Sara Aue, University of Minnesota Law School
19 − Transportation’s Changing Impact on the Environment
Gavin Poindexter, URS Corporation
Assessing Elements of a Low Carbon Transportation Fuel Standard for Minnesota
  • Steve Taff, Department of Applied Economics, University of Minnesota
Travel Demand Management – Planning, Environment, Pricing, Sustainability
  • Bill Obermann, UrbanTrans; John Doan, SRF Consulting Group, Inc.
Addressing Climate Change in Environmental Impact Analysis
  • Carissa Schively Slotterback and Garrett Peterson, Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
20 − Bridge Monitoring
Romeo Garcia, Federal Highway Administration
Vibration Inspection Techniques to Rapidly Assess the Health of Rural Bridges
  • Brian Brashaw, Natural Resources Research Institute, University of Minnesota, Duluth
Long-Term Bridge Performance Program
  • John Penrod, Federal Highway Administration
I-35W St. Anthony Falls Bridge Structural Monitoring
  • Cathy French, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota
Thermal Monitoring
  • Art Schultz, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota
Wakota Bridge Monitoring and Analysis
  • Chris Scheevel, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota
21 − Strategies for Improving Roadway Safety
Bryant Ficek, TKDA
Improving Transportation Safety Through Accident Investigation
  • Vernon Ellingstad, National Transportation Safety Board
Center for Excellence in Rural Safety Research and Outreach Activities
  • Keith Knapp, Center for Excellence in Rural Safety, University of Minnesota
New Methodologies to Identify Candidates for Safety Investment
  • Howard Preston, CH2M Hill, Inc.
22 − Innovations in the Communication and Exchange of Transportation Information
Gina Baas, Center for Transportation Studies, University of Minnesota
23 − Freight and Rail Planning
Bill Gardner, Minnesota Department of Transportation
Minnesota Statewide Comprehensive Freight and Passenger Rail Plan
  • Dave Christianson, Minnesota Department of Transportation
Freight Performance Analysis on I-94/ I-90 from the Twin Cities to Chicago
  • Chen-Fu Liao, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota
An Assessment of the Impact of Competition on Rail Rates for Agricultural Shipments
  • Kurt Markham, Minnesota Department of Agriculture
Northern and Western Minnesota Regional Freight Studies
  • Brian Shorten, SRF Consulting Group, Inc.
24 − Public Transit in the Twin Cities: Challenges, Opportunities, and Solutions
John Levin, Metro Transit
Mining Bus Location, Passenger Count and Fare Collection Database for Intelligent Transit Applications
  • Chen-Fu Liao, Minnesota Traffic Observatory; Henry Liu, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota
Transit Cost-Effectiveness: The C.E.I. Demystified
  • Steve Wilson, SRF Consulting Group, Inc.
Impacts of the Hiawatha Light Rail Line on Commercial and Industrial Property Values in Minneapolis
  • Jason Cao, Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
Can LRT Improve the Job Access of the Working Poor?
  • Yingling Fan, Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
25 − Storm Water Management
Jill Thomas, Minnesota Asphalt Pavement Association
Porous Pavement for Storm Water Management
  • Clifton Aichinger, Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed District
SAFL Baffle Improves Standard Sump as a Stormwater Treatment BMP
  • Adam Howard, St. Anthony Falls Laboratory
Shingle Creek Porous Pavement Paired Intersection Study
  • Ed Matthiesen, Wenck Associates, Inc.