21st Annual CTS Transportation Research Conference

April 27-28, 2010
St. Paul RiverCentre

Conference Materials

Presentations

Opening Session – How Do National Transportation Priorities Influence Local Decisions?

Keynote speaker

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

More about the opening session

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Luncheon Presentation – Megaregions: A Framework for Planning in the 21st Century

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

More about the luncheon presentation

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1 — What We Know About Keeping Older Drivers Safe Through Research and Education

  • Moderator: Lowell Benson

Translating Mixed-Method Research into a TV Documentary Educating Mature Drivers

  • Catherine Sullivan, St. Catherine University
Presentation slides (1.22 MB PDF)

The Effectiveness of Changeable Message Signs and the Aging Population

  • Kathleen Harder, College for Design in Health, University of Minnesota
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2 — Promoting Alternative Work Arrangements and Modes

  • Moderator: 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
Presentation slides (2.21 MB PDF)

Smart Trips Neighborhoods: Encouraging Travel Behavior Change Through Social Marketing

  • Laura Baum, St. Paul Smart Trips
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Transportation Programs at Mayo Clinic

  • Mary Ann Morris, Mayo Clinic
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3 — High Speed Rail: A National, Regional, and State Update

  • Moderator: Dan Krom, Minnesota Department of Transportation

Future of High Speed Passenger Rail in Minnesota and the Midwest

  • Dave Christianson, Minnesota Department of Transportation
Presentation slides (1.1 MB PDF)

US High Speed Rail – The New Holy Grail

  • Stephanie Eiler, CH2M Hill, Inc.
Presentation slides (1.84 MB PDF)

2010 Minnesota Comprehensive Statewide Freight and Passenger Rail Plan

  • Dan Krom, Minnesota Department of Transportation
Presentation slides (632 KB PDF)

4 — Maximizing Our Highways

  • Moderator: Connie Kozlak, Metropolitan Council

Metropolitan Highway System Investment Study

  • Carl Ohrn, Metropolitan Council
Presentation slides (1.35 MB PDF)

Congestion and Safety Management in the Twin Cities: What Does the Future Hold?

  • Dave Montebello, SRF Consulting Group, Inc.
Presentation slides (1.53 MB PDF)

Innovative Techniques for Delivering the Twin Cities’ Urban Partnership Agreement on Schedule and Under Budget

  • Craig Lamothe, Metropolitan Council/ Metro Transit
Presentation slides (1.13 MB PDF)

5 — University Research Impacting Pavement Design

  • Moderator: 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
Presentation slides (2.43 MB PDF)

PG Binder Selection in Minnesota

  • Mihai Marasteanu, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota and Jim McGraw, Minnesota Department of Transportation
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Implements of Husbandry

  • Lev Khazanovich, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota
Presentation slides (2.59 MB PDF)

6 — Driving “Toward Zero Deaths” on Rural Roads

  • Moderator: Carla Stueve, SRF Consulting Group

An Update on Strategic Safety Planning for Minnesota Counties

  • Howard Preston, CH2M HILL, Inc.
Presentation slides (4.69 MB PDF)

Summary of Rural Safety Policy Improvement Index Project

  • Keith Knapp, Center for Excellence in Rural Safety, University of Minnesota
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Rural ITS Safety Solution Systems

  • Tom Sohrweide, SEH Inc.
Presentation slides (1.91 MB PDF)

7 — The Importance of Public Outreach in Building Community Trust and Successful Partnerships

  • Moderator: 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
Presentation slides (134 KB PDF)

Ombudsman’s Office Resolves Issues and Rebuilds Trust

  • Deb Ledvina, Minnesota Department of Transportation
Presentation slides (511 KB PDF)

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
Presentation slides (2.11 MB PDF)

8 — Transportation and Urban Design

  • Moderator: Mike Marti, SRF Consulting Group, Inc.

Partnering with Mn/DOT for Complete Streets

  • Scott Bradley, Minnesota Department of Transportation
Presentation slides (2.45 MB PDF)

NorthStar Commuter Rail Update

  • Mark Fuhrmann, Metropolitan Council
Presentation slides (2.37 MB PDF)

Linking Transportation Initiatives with City Design Options: Re-thinking the University/Cedar Avenue LRT Station

  • Ignacio San Martin, School of Architecture, University of Minnesota
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9 — Unique Challenges and Innovative Solutions in Transportation Planning

  • Moderator: Biz Colburn

“Rock-On” – A New Life for the Rock Island Swing Bridge

  • Chris Hiniker, SEH, Inc.
Presentation slides (1.85 MB PDF)

Roadway Improvement Project Cost Allocation

  • Craig Vaughn, SRF Consulting Group, Inc.
Presentation slides (1.69 MB PDF)

Bus Staging and Layover Space in Downtown Minneapolis

  • Charles Carlson, Metro Transit
Presentation slides (281 MB PDF)

10 — Pavement Tools That You Can Use

  • Moderator: Jerry Geib, Minnesota Department of Transportation

Unsaturated Soil Mechanics Implementation During Pavement Construction Quality Assurance

  • John Siekmeier, Minnesota Department of Transportation
Presentation slides (2.09 MB PDF)

Nondestructive Evaluation of Pavements -- Ultrasonic Tomography

  • Kyle Hoegh, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota
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Statewide FWD Data Collection: Project Overview and Status 2010

  • David Rettner, American Engineering Testing, Inc.
Presentation slides (1.49 MB PDF)

11 — Metro Area Developments: Detection, Perception, and Reflection

  • Moderator: Matt Gjersvik, Minnesota Department of Transportation

Non-Intrusive Technologies Phase III

  • Erik Minge, SRF Consulting Group, Inc.
Presentation slides (2.97MB PDF)

User Perceptions of Fee Lane Concepts in Minnesota

  • Kenneth Buckeye, Minnesota Department of Transportation
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The Urban Partnership Agreement – Successes and Lessons Learned So Far

  • Brian Kary, Minnesota Department of Transportation
Presentation slides (1.92 MB PDF)

12 — Getting Around: Creative Solutions for Rural Communities

  • Moderator: Jan Ekern, Minnesota Department of Transportation

A Safer Way Home: The Minnesota SafeRide Resource Guide

  • Karen Sprattler, Sprattler Group
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Itasca County Area Transportation Study

  • Frank Douma, Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota; Becky LaPlant, Blandin Foundation
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13 — Project Scoping and Cost Management in Action

  • Moderator: Mike Barnes, Minnesota Department of Transportation

Project Management Peer Review

  • Jean Wallace, Minnesota Department of Transportation
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Minnesota Department of Transportation Change Management

  • Mike Ginnaty and Jim Weingartz, Minnesota Department of Transportation
Presentation slides (1.68 MB PDF)

Effects of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) on Minnesota

  • Abby McKenzie, Minnesota Department of Transportation
Presentation slides (298 KB PDF)

14 — Non-Motorized Transportation

  • Moderator: 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
Presentation slides (924 KB PDF)

Counting Bicyclists and Pedestrians

  • Shaun Murphy, City of Minneapolis
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Analyzing Bicycle-Motorist Crashes in Minneapolis

  • Rose Ryan, Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
Presentation slides (1.84 MB PDF)

15 — Innovations in Pavement Recycling

  • Moderator: Roger Olson, Minnesota Department of Transportation

Rubblization: A Cost-Effective Option

  • Jill Thomas, Minnesota Asphalt Pavement Association
Presentation slides (2.07 MB PDF)

PCC Mix Designs Using Recycled Concrete Pavements

  • Mary Vancura, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota
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Recycled Unbound Base Pooled Fund Study

  • Tuncer Edil, University of Wisconsin
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16 — Keeping the Road Visible

  • Moderator: Steve Lund, Minnesota Department of Transportation

Rural Road Safety and Maintenance Roadway Safety Workshops

  • Renae Kuehl & Carla Stueve, SRF Consulting Group, Inc.
Presentation slides (1.04 MB PDF)

Minnesota Local Agency Pavement Marking Practices

  • Neal Hawkins and Omar Smadi, Center for Transportation Research and Education, Iowa State University
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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
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Snow Rendering for Interactive Snowplow Simulation – Improving Driver Ability to Avoid Collisions When Following a Snowplow

  • Peter Willemsen, University of Minnesota, Duluth
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17 — Innovations in the Communication and Exchange of Transportation Information

  • Moderator: Nathan Bowie, Minnesota Department of Public Safety

A Generational Checklist for Communicating Research

  • Bob Filipczak, Minnesota Department of Transportation
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Collaborative Information Services Between Minnesota Public Agencies

  • Sheila Hatchell, Minnesota Department of Transportation and Arlene Mathison, Center for Transportation Studies, University of Minnesota
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Evolution of Social Media Policy for State Agencies

  • Linda Dahlen, Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Innovative Public Outreac

  • Gina Baas, Center for Transportation Studies, University of Minnesota
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18 — Support and Sustainability of Innovative Transportation Funding

  • Moderator: 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
Presentation slides (635 KB PDF)

Sustainable Transportation Funding Options for Minnesota

  • Philip Schaffner and Jason Junge, Minnesota Department of Transportation
Presentation slides (1.84 MB PDF)

Mn/DOT Quantitative Survey on Public Perceptions of Mileage-based User Fees

  • Ken Buckeye, Minnesota Department of Transportation
Presentation slides (463 KB PDF)

ITS and Privacy: Suggestions for Peaceful Coexistence

  • Frank Douma, Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota; Sara Aue, University of Minnesota Law School
Presentation slides (2.03 MB PDF)

19 — Transportation’s Changing Impact on the Environment

  • Moderator: Gavin Poindexter, URS Corporation

Assessing Elements of a Low Carbon Transportation Fuel Standard for Minnesota

  • Steve Taff, Department of Applied Economics, University of Minnesota
Presentation slides (659 KB PDF)

Travel Demand Management – Planning, Environment, Pricing, Sustainability

  • Bill Obermann, UrbanTrans; John Doan, SRF Consulting Group, Inc.
Presentation slides (Obermann) (800 KB PDF)

Presentation slides (Doan) (2.22 MB PDF)

Addressing Climate Change in Environmental Impact Analysis

  • Carissa Schively Slotterback and Garrett Peterson, Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
Presentation slides (1.22 MB PDF)

20 — Bridge Monitoring

  • Moderator: 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
Presentation slides (2.90 MB PDF)

Long-Term Bridge Performance Program

  • John Penrod, Federal Highway Administration
Presentation slides (1.16 MB PDF)

I-35W St. Anthony Falls Bridge Structural Monitoring

  • Cathy French, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota
Presentation slides (2.29 MB PDF)

Thermal Monitoring

  • Art Schultz, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota
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Wakota Bridge Monitoring and Analysis

  • Chris Scheevel, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota
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21 — Strategies for Improving Roadway Safety

  • Moderator: Bryant Ficek, TKDA

Improving Transportation Safety Through Accident Investigation

  • Vernon Ellingstad, National Transportation Safety Board
Presentation slides (3.79 MB PDF)

Center for Excellence in Rural Safety Research and Outreach Activities

  • Keith Knapp, Center for Excellence in Rural Safety, University of Minnesota
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New Methodologies to Identify Candidates for Safety Investment

  • Howard Preston, CH2M Hill, Inc.
Presentation slides (4.69 MB PDF)

22 - Innovations in the Communication and Exchange of Transportation Information

  • Moderator: Gina Baas, Center for Transportation Studies, University of Minnesota

Panelists:

  • Shannon Tyree, City of St. Paul;
  • Lee Munnich, Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota;
  • Phil Barnes, Minnesota Department of Transportation;
  • John S. Adams, University Metropolitan Consortium, University of Minnesota
Presentation slides not available

23 — Freight and Rail Planning

  • Moderator: Bill Gardner, Minnesota Department of Transportation

Minnesota Statewide Comprehensive Freight and Passenger Rail Plan

  • Dave Christianson, Minnesota Department of Transportation
Presentation slides (3.74 MB PDF)

Freight Performance Analysis on I-94/ I-90 from the Twin Cities to Chicago

  • Chen-Fu Liao, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota
Presentation slides (2.99 MB PDF)

An Assessment of the Impact of Competition on Rail Rates for Agricultural Shipments

  • Kurt Markham, Minnesota Department of Agriculture
Presentation slides (291 KB PDF)

Northern and Western Minnesota Regional Freight Studies

  • Brian Shorten, SRF Consulting Group, Inc.
Presentation slides (1.41 MB PDF)

24 — Public Transit in the Twin Cities: Challenges, Opportunities, and Solutions

  • Moderator: 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
Presentation slides (2.16 MB PDF)

Transit Cost-Effectiveness: The C.E.I. Demystified

  • Steve Wilson, SRF Consulting Group, Inc.
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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
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Can LRT Improve the Job Access of the Working Poor?

  • Yingling Fan, Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
Presentation slides (1.34 MB PDF)

25 — Storm Water Management

  • Moderator: Jill Thomas, Minnesota Asphalt Pavement Association

Porous Pavement for Storm Water Management

  • Clifton Aichinger, Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed District
Presentation slides (2.37 MB PDF)

SAFL Baffle Improves Standard Sump as a Stormwater Treatment BMP

  • Adam Howard, St. Anthony Falls Laboratory
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Shingle Creek Porous Pavement Paired Intersection Study

  • Ed Matthiesen, Wenck Associates, Inc.
Presentation slides (4.96 MB PDF)