2011 Research Conference


  

May 24 to May 25
, 2011

Presentations

Opening Session: P3s–Public-Private Partnerships? Or Peripatetic Pain in the Pants?
Keynote Speaker(s)

Adrian Moore, Vice President of Research, Reason Foundation

Panelists
  • Senator Scott Dibble, Minnesota Legislature
  • Lee Munnich, Humphrey School of Public Affairs
  • Jay Lindgren, Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • Brad Larsen, Minnesota Department of Transportation
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Luncheon Session: The Big Roads
Keynote Speaker(s)

Joe Cortright, President and Principal Economist, Impresa, Portland, Oregon, and Senior Adviser, CEOs for Cities

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1 − Rural Roadway Safety Through ITS
Dennis Foderberg, SEH Inc.
Rural ITS Safety Solution Systems
  • Thomas Sohrweide, SEH Inc.
Development and Evaluation of an Advanced LED Warning System for Rural Intersections
  • Taek Kwon, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Minnesota-Duluth
Using ITS to Improve Safety on Rural Highways
  • Wayne Fingalson, Wright County Highway Department
2 − The Benefits and Challenges of Building Successful Collaborations
Moderator: Mindy Carlson, Center for Transportation Studies, University of Minnesota
E-Workplace: Telecommuting Reduces Congestion in the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area
  • Adeel Lari, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
The Benefits of the Collaborative Process of Compromise: A Case Study from Alexandria, Minnesota
  • Jack Forslund, WSB & Associates, Inc.
Regional Transitway Guidelines
  • Cole Hiniker and Mary Karlsson, Metropolitan Council
3 − Measuring the Freight System
Moderator: Jonathan Ehrlich, Metropolitan Council
Counting Empty Parking Spots at Truck Stops Using Computer Vision
  • Dan Murray, American Transportation Research Institute
Minnesota Highway Cost Allocation Study
  • Hao-Wei Chen, Industrial and Systems Engineering Program, University of Minnesota
Can the Trucking Industry Benefit From Distance-Based Fees?
  • Ferrol Robinson, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
4 − Regional Planning
Connie Kozlak, Metropolitan Council
2030 Regional Transportation Policy Plan
  • Carl Ohrn, Metropolitan Council
Assessing Neighborhood and Social Influences of Transit Corridors
  • Yingling Fan, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
Region: Planning the Future of the Twin Cities
  • Thomas Luce, University of Minnesota Law School
5 − Public-Private Partnerships
Matt Shands, Minnesota Department of Transportation
Public-Private Partnership (P3) Exploration
  • Brad Larsen, Minnesota Department of Transportation
Alternative Models for Transportation Construction Procurement Auctions
  • Justin Azadivar, Industrial and Systems Engineering Program, University of Minnesota
Advancing Public Interest in the Launch of PPPs
  • Emily Saunoi-Sandgren, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
6 − Freeway Analysis and Planning
James McCarthy, Federal Highway Administration-Minnesota Division
Fargo-Moorhead Interstate Operations Study
  • Paul Morris, SRF Consulting Group, Inc.; Katherine White, Fargo-Moorhead Council of Governments
Twin Cities Congestion Management Safety Plan, Phase III
  • Todd Polum, SRF Consulting Group, Inc.
A Study of the Operational Flexibility of DDIs: Real Minnesota Examples
  • Leif Garnass, SRF Consulting Group, Inc.
7 − Communicating Traffic Safety Messages to Teens and Young Adults
Gordy Pehrson, Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Office of Traffic Safety
Young Forever
  • Lt. Eric Roeske, Minnesota State Patrol
Driver Distraction: Instructional Video Game for the New Driver
  • David Glick, David B. Glick & Associates, LLC
Southeastern Minnesota Teen Tool Kit
  • Lt. Randy Slinger, Minnesota State Patrol; Nelrae Succio, Minnesota Department of Transportation
8 − Transportation, Land Use, and the Economy
Michael Iacono, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota
Minnesota’s Transportation Economic Development (TED) Pilot Program
  • Matt Shands, Minnesota Department of Transportation
Corridor Preservation Planning for Freeway Conversion and Airport Expansion in Rochester, Minnesota
  • Charlie Reiter, Rochester-Olmsted Council of Governments; Mark Schoenfelder, Minnesota Department of Transportation; Steve Peterson, SRF Consulting Group, Inc.
The Interchange: Stage I Environmental Assessment
  • Debra Brisk, Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc.; Chuck Ballentine, Hennepin County
9 − Innovative Transit
Gavin Poindexter, URS Corporation
Impact of Transit Signal Priority on Bus Service Performance
  • Chen-Fu Liao, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota
Arterial Transitway Corridors Study
  • Charles Carlson, Metro Transit
Viability of Modern Personal Rapid Transit Applications
  • Ferrol Robinson, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
10 − Pavement Research
Jill Thomas, Minnesota Asphalt Pavement Association
Rough Roads are Expensive for Minnesota Motorists
  • Luke Johanneck, Minnesota Department of Transportation
Simple Test to Determine Low Temperature Material Parameters Used in ME Pavement Design Guide
  • Augusto Cannone Falchetto, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota
Non-destructive Evaluation of Pavements Using an Emerging Ultrasonic Tomography Method
  • Kyle Hoegh, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota
11 − Traffic Analysis Tools
Lowell Benson
Vision-Based Bicyclist and Pedestrian Counting Systems
  • Guruprasad Somasundaram, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota
Measuring Managed Highways: Emerging Tools for the Emerging Roadway System
  • Steve Wilson, SRF Consulting Group, Inc.
Weekday Peak Hour Mean Flow Estimation Using Two-Day Short-Count Data
  • Hui Xiong, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota
12 − Transportation: Its Impact on Quality of Life
Brian Smalkoski, Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc.
Transportation and Quality of Life: Assessing and Comparing Dimensions
  • Kent Gustafson, Department of Forest Resources, University of Minnesota
It’s a Two-Way Street: Transportation and Public Health Intersect
  • Joanne Moze, Minnesota Department of Health; Amber Dallman, Minnesota Department of Health
Measuring What Matters: An Online Accessibility Mapping Tool
  • Gina Baas, Center for Transportation Studies, University of Minnesota
13 − Integrating Sustainability into Transportation Planning and Decision-Making Processes
John Doan, SRF Consulting Group, Inc.
Mn/DOT’s Framework for Achieving Sustainable Transportation
  • Cindy Carlsson, Minnesota Department of Transportation
Developing a Model Framework for Regional Sustainability Planning and Implementation
  • Carissa Schively Slotterback, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
Air Quality and Urban Form in U.S. Urban Areas
  • Lara Clark, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota
14 − Regional Governance and Collaboration
Chris Hiniker, SEH Inc.
Evaluation of Governance of Transit in the Twin Cities Region
  • Judy Randall, Office of the State Legislative Auditor
Overview of Minnesota’s Area Transportation Partnerships, Metropolitan Planning Organizations, and Regional Development Commissions
  • Philip Schaffner, Minnesota Department of Transportation
15 − Pavement and Road Operations Management
Farideh Amiri, Minnesota Department of Transportation
Pavement Management Tools for Minnesota
  • Michael Marti, SRF Consulting Group, Inc.
Highway Systems Operation Plan Update
  • Sue Lodahl, Minnesota Department of Transportation; Andrew Mielke, SRF Consulting Group, Inc.
Waste Shingles Help Address Low Volume Road Needs
  • Alan Forsberg, Blue-Earth County
16 − Expose Yourself to Traffic Safety
Carla Stueve, SRF Consulting Group, Inc.
Update on Mn/DOT’s County Roadway Safety Plans
  • Howard Preston, CH2M Hill, Inc.
Using High-Resolution Detector and Signal Data to Support Crash Identification and Reconstruction
  • Indrajit Chatterjee, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota
The Predictive Power of Differences in Exposure and Individual Driver Characteristics for Accidents Among Tractor-Trailer Drivers
  • Stephen Burks, Division of Social Science, University of Minnesota-Morris
Rural Safety, Health, and Emergency Response
  • Tom Horan, Center for Excellence in Rural Safety, University of Minnesota
17 − If You Build It They Will Come – Communicating to the Public During Major Construction Projects
Michael Marti, SRF Consulting Group, Inc.
I-35W Bridge
  • Kevin Gutknecht, Minnesota Department of Transportation
Crosstown Commons
  • John Griffith, Minnesota Department of Transportation
Twins Stadium
  • Chuck Ballentine, Hennepin County
Central Corridor
  • Robin Caufman, Metropolitan Council
2010 SE Minnesota Flood
  • Kaye Bieniek, Olmsted County
18 − The Future of User Charges
Kenneth Buckeye, Minnesota Department of Transportation
Innovative Parking Pricing Study
  • Frank Douma and Adeel Lari, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
MnPASS System Study Phase 2
  • Michael Sobolewski, Minnesota Department of Transportation
Mileage-Based User Fee Demonstration and Policy Study
  • Lee Munnich, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota; Cory Johnson, Minnesota Department of Transportation
19 − Preparing for Complete Streets: New Planning Methods to Accommodate All Modes
Merry Daher, Minnesota Department of Transportation
Mn/DOT’s Complete Streets Policy
  • Merry Daher, Minnesota Department of Transportation
A New Route to Complete Streets? Using the TCAPP Model in Grand Rapids, Minnesota
  • Matt Shands, Minnesota Department of Transportation; Laura Eash, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
Planning with Parks and Trails in Mind: Overview of and Implications from the 2011 Parks and Trails Planning Framework
  • Mary Vogel and Cindy Zerger, Center for Changing Landscapes, University of Minnesota
Cyclopath and Cycloplan: Collaborative Bicycle Planning and Routing
  • Loren Terveen, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota; James Andrew, Metropolitan Council
20 − We’ll Cross That Bridge When We Come to It
Paul Rowekamp, Minnesota Department of Transportation
Blatnik and Bong Bridges Suspender Replacement: Maintaining Minnesota’s Unique Bridge Inventory
  • Laura Amundson, Parsons Brinckerhoff
Historic Approval of the Dunn Bridge Replacement
  • Brandi Popenhagen, WSB & Associates, Inc.
Historic Bridge Rehabilitation Strategies – Three Project Examples
  • Steven Olson, Olson & Nesvold Engineers, P.S.C.
Segmental Bridge Abutment Design Using Solid Finite Elements
  • Barritt Lovelace, WSB & Associates, Inc.
21 − New Developments in Traffic Monitoring and Performance Improvements
Brian Kary, Minnesota Department of Transportation
Traffic Performance Measurements Using Event-Based Detector Data – Recent Developments on the SMART-SIGNAL System
  • Henry Liu, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota
Statewide Traffic Flow Data: Probe Vehicle Study for Iowa DOT
  • Erik Minge, SRF Consulting Group, Inc.
Arterial Travel Time Characterization and Real-Time Traffic Condition Identification Using GPS-Equipped Probe Vehicles
  • Yiheng Feng, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota
22 − Effective Communication Brings Value to Transportation Projects
Shannon Tyree, City of St. Paul
An Engineering Approach to Writing: A Pilot Program for Civil Engineering Graduate Students
  • David White and Christianna White, Institute for Transportation, Iowa State University
E-Jam and Tech Connections: Mn/DOT Crowdsourcing, Collaboration, and Social Media for Research and Innovation
  • Kris Schulze and Jacob Akervik, Minnesota Department of Transportation
Best Practices: Managing Interaction Between Local Authorities and Major Traffic Generators
  • Michael Marti, SRF Consulting Group, Inc.
Best Practices: Managing Interaction Between Local Authorities and Major Traffic Generators
  • Michael Marti, SRF Consulting Group, Inc.
Developing a 50-Year Vision for Transportation in Minnesota
  • Philip Schaffner, Minnesota Department of Transportation
23 − Moving Energy for Transportation
Christina Connelly, Minnesota Department of Agriculture
Determining Costs and Environmental Performance of Conventional and Alternative Vehicles
  • Douglas Tiffany, Department of Applied Economics, University of Minnesota
Transporting Solid, Liquid, and Gaseous Forms of Energy in North America
  • Jerry Fruin, Department of Applied Economics, University of Minnesota
Transporting Electrons for Vehicles: Adapting the North American Grid for Electric Vehicles
  • Bruce Wollenberg, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Minnesota
24 − Evaluating Transit and Trail Use
Biz Colburn
2010 Twin Cities Transit On-Board Survey Results
  • Jonathan Ehrlich, Metropolitan Council
Measures of Urban Trail Use in Minneapolis
  • Kristopher Hoff and Greg Lindsey, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
The Greater Minnesota Transit Investment Plan
  • Noel Shughart, Minnesota Department of Transportation
25 − Stormwater Management
Frank Pafko, Minnesota Department of Transportation
Environmental Constructability in Motion
  • Dwayne Stenlund, Minnesota Department of Transportation
Pervious Concrete Pavement
  • Mary Vancura, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota
Don’t Hurt the Turtle: Resolving Conflicts of Natural Resource Regulations
  • Peter Leete, Minnesota DNR, Minnesota Department of Transportation Office of Environmental Services