2011 Research Conference

May 24-25, 2011

Conference Materials

Presentations

Opening Session – P3s–Public-Private Partnerships? Or Peripatetic Pain in the Pants?

Keynote speaker: Adrian Moore, Vice President of Research, Reason Foundation, Los Angeles, California

Panelists: Senator Scott Dibble, Minnesota Legislature; Lee Munnich, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota; Jay Lindgren, Dorsey & Whitney LLP; Brad Larsen, Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Luncheon Presentation – Driven Apart

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

  • Moderator: Dennis Foderberg, SEH Inc.

Rural ITS Safety Solution Systems

  • Thomas Sohrweide, SEH Inc.
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Development and Evaluation of an Advanced LED Warning System for Rural Intersections

  • Taek Kwon, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Minnesota-Duluth
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Using ITS to Improve Safety on Rural Highways

  • Wayne Fingalson, Wright County Highway Department
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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
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The Benefits of the Collaborative Process of Compromise: A Case Study from Alexandria, Minnesota

  • Jack Forslund, WSB & Associates, Inc.
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Regional Transitway Guidelines

  • Cole Hiniker and Mary Karlsson, Metropolitan Council
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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
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Minnesota Highway Cost Allocation Study

  • Hao-Wei Chen, Industrial and Systems Engineering Program, University of Minnesota
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Can the Trucking Industry Benefit From Distance-Based Fees?

  • Ferrol Robinson, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
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4 — Regional Planning

  • Moderator: Connie Kozlak, Metropolitan Council

2030 Regional Transportation Policy Plan

  • Carl Ohrn, Metropolitan Council
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Assessing Neighborhood and Social Influences of Transit Corridors

  • Yingling Fan, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
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Region: Planning the Future of the Twin Cities

  • Thomas Luce, University of Minnesota Law School
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5 — Public-Private Partnerships

  • Moderator: Matt Shands, Minnesota Department of Transportation

Public-Private Partnership (P3) Exploration

  • Brad Larsen, Minnesota Department of Transportation
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Alternative Models for Transportation Construction Procurement Auctions

  • Justin Azadivar, Industrial and Systems Engineering Program, University of Minnesota
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Advancing Public Interest in the Launch of PPPs

  • Emily Saunoi-Sandgren, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
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6 — Freeway Analysis and Planning

  • Moderator: 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
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Twin Cities Congestion Management Safety Plan, Phase III

  • Todd Polum, SRF Consulting Group, Inc.
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A Study of the Operational Flexibility of DDIs: Real Minnesota Examples

  • Leif Garnass, SRF Consulting Group, Inc.
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7 — Communicating Traffic Safety Messages to Teens and Young Adults

  • Moderator: Gordy Pehrson, Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Office of Traffic Safety

Young Forever

  • Lt. Eric Roeske, Minnesota State Patrol
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Driver Distraction: Instructional Video Game for the New Driver

  • David Glick, David B. Glick & Associates, LLC
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Southeastern Minnesota Teen Tool Kit

  • Lt. Randy Slinger, Minnesota State Patrol; Nelrae Succio, Minnesota Department of Transportation
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8 — Transportation, Land Use, and the Economy

  • Moderator: Michael Iacono, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota

Minnesota’s Transportation Economic Development (TED) Pilot Program

  • Matt Shands, Minnesota Department of Transportation
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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.
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The Interchange: Stage I Environmental Assessment

  • Debra Brisk, Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc.; Chuck Ballentine, Hennepin County
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9 — Innovative Transit

  • Moderator: Gavin Poindexter, URS Corporation

Impact of Transit Signal Priority on Bus Service Performance

  • Chen-Fu Liao, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota
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Arterial Transitway Corridors Study

  • Charles Carlson, Metro Transit

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Viability of Modern Personal Rapid Transit Applications

  • Ferrol Robinson, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
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10 — Pavement Research

  • Moderator: Jill Thomas, Minnesota Asphalt Pavement Association

Rough Roads are Expensive for Minnesota Motorists

  • Luke Johanneck, Minnesota Department of Transportation
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Simple Test to Determine Low Temperature Material Parameters Used in ME Pavement Design Guide

  • Augusto Cannone Falchetto, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota
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Non-destructive Evaluation of Pavements Using an Emerging Ultrasonic Tomography Method

  • Kyle Hoegh, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota
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11 — Traffic Analysis Tools

  • Moderator: Lowell Benson

Vision-Based Bicyclist and Pedestrian Counting Systems

  • Guruprasad Somasundaram, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota
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Measuring Managed Highways: Emerging Tools for the Emerging Roadway System

  • Steve Wilson, SRF Consulting Group, Inc.
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Weekday Peak Hour Mean Flow Estimation Using Two-Day Short-Count Data

  • Hui Xiong, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota
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12 — Transportation: Its Impact on Quality of Life

  • Moderator: 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
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It’s a Two-Way Street: Transportation and Public Health Intersect

  • Joanne Moze, Minnesota Department of Health; Amber Dallman, Minnesota Department of Health
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Measuring What Matters: An Online Accessibility Mapping Tool

  • Gina Baas, Center for Transportation Studies, University of Minnesota
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13 — Integrating Sustainability into Transportation Planning and Decision-Making Processes

  • Moderator: John Doan, SRF Consulting Group, Inc.

Mn/DOT’s Framework for Achieving Sustainable Transportation

  • Cindy Carlsson, Minnesota Department of Transportation
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Developing a Model Framework for Regional Sustainability Planning and Implementation

  • Carissa Schively Slotterback, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
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Air Quality and Urban Form in U.S. Urban Areas

  • Lara Clark, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota
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14 — Regional Governance and Collaboration

  • Moderator: Chris Hiniker, SEH Inc.

Evaluation of Governance of Transit in the Twin Cities Region

  • Judy Randall, Office of the State Legislative Auditor
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Overview of Minnesota’s Area Transportation Partnerships, Metropolitan Planning Organizations, and Regional Development Commissions

  • Philip Schaffner, Minnesota Department of Transportation
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15 — Pavement and Road Operations Management

  • Moderator: Farideh Amiri, Minnesota Department of Transportation

Pavement Management Tools for Minnesota

  • Michael Marti, SRF Consulting Group, Inc.
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Highway Systems Operation Plan Update

  • Sue Lodahl, Minnesota Department of Transportation; Andrew Mielke, SRF Consulting Group, Inc.
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Waste Shingles Help Address Low Volume Road Needs

  • Alan Forsberg, Blue-Earth County
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16 — Expose Yourself to Traffic Safety

  • Moderator: Carla Stueve, SRF Consulting Group, Inc.

Update on Mn/DOT’s County Roadway Safety Plans

  • Howard Preston, CH2M Hill, Inc.
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Using High-Resolution Detector and Signal Data to Support Crash Identification and Reconstruction

  • Indrajit Chatterjee, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota
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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
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Rural Safety, Health, and Emergency Response

  • Tom Horan, Center for Excellence in Rural Safety, University of Minnesota
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17 — If You Build It They Will Come – Communicating to the Public During Major Construction Projects

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

I-35W Bridge

  • Kevin Gutknecht, Minnesota Department of Transportation
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Crosstown Commons

  • John Griffith, Minnesota Department of Transportation
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Twins Stadium

  • Chuck Ballentine, Hennepin County
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Central Corridor

  • Robin Caufman, Metropolitan Council
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2010 SE Minnesota Flood

  • Kaye Bieniek, Olmsted County
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18 — The Future of User Charges

  • Moderator: Kenneth Buckeye, Minnesota Department of Transportation

Innovative Parking Pricing Study

  • Frank Douma and Adeel Lari, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
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MnPASS System Study Phase 2

  • Michael Sobolewski, Minnesota Department of Transportation
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Mileage-Based User Fee Demonstration and Policy Study

  • Lee Munnich, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota; Cory Johnson, Minnesota Department of Transportation
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19 — Preparing for Complete Streets: New Planning Methods to Accommodate All Modes

  • Moderator: Merry Daher, Minnesota Department of Transportation

Mn/DOT’s Complete Streets Policy

  • Merry Daher, Minnesota Department of Transportation
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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
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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
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Cyclopath and Cycloplan: Collaborative Bicycle Planning and Routing

  • Loren Terveen, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota; James Andrew, Metropolitan Council
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20 — We’ll Cross That Bridge When We Come to It

  • Moderator: Paul Rowekamp, Minnesota Department of Transportation

Blatnik and Bong Bridges Suspender Replacement: Maintaining Minnesota’s Unique Bridge Inventory

  • Laura Amundson, Parsons Brinckerhoff
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Historic Approval of the Dunn Bridge Replacement

  • Brandi Popenhagen, WSB & Associates, Inc.
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Historic Bridge Rehabilitation Strategies – Three Project Examples

  • Steven Olson, Olson & Nesvold Engineers, P.S.C.

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Segmental Bridge Abutment Design Using Solid Finite Elements

  • Barritt Lovelace, WSB & Associates, Inc.
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21 — New Developments in Traffic Monitoring and Performance Improvements

  • Moderator: 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
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Statewide Traffic Flow Data: Probe Vehicle Study for Iowa DOT

  • Erik Minge, SRF Consulting Group, Inc.
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Arterial Travel Time Characterization and Real-Time Traffic Condition Identification Using GPS-Equipped Probe Vehicles

  • Yiheng Feng, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota
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22 - Effective Communication Brings Value to Transportation Projects

  • Moderator: 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
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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

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Best Practices: Managing Interaction Between Local Authorities and Major Traffic Generators

  • Michael Marti, SRF Consulting Group, Inc.

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Developing a 50-Year Vision for Transportation in Minnesota

  • Philip Schaffner, Minnesota Department of Transportation
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23 — Moving Energy for Transportation

  • Moderator: 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
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Transporting Solid, Liquid, and Gaseous Forms of Energy in North America

  • Jerry Fruin, Department of Applied Economics, University of Minnesota
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Transporting Electrons for Vehicles: Adapting the North American Grid for Electric Vehicles

  • Bruce Wollenberg, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Minnesota
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24 — Evaluating Transit and Trail Use

  • Moderator: Biz Colburn

2010 Twin Cities Transit On-Board Survey Results

  • Jonathan Ehrlich, Metropolitan Council
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Measures of Urban Trail Use in Minneapolis

  • Kristopher Hoff and Greg Lindsey, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
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The Greater Minnesota Transit Investment Plan

  • Noel Shughart, Minnesota Department of Transportation
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25 — Stormwater Management

  • Moderator: Frank Pafko, Minnesota Department of Transportation

Environmental Constructability in Motion

  • Dwayne Stenlund, Minnesota Department of Transportation
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Pervious Concrete Pavement

  • Mary Vancura, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota
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Don’t Hurt the Turtle: Resolving Conflicts of Natural Resource Regulations

  • Peter Leete, Minnesota DNR, Minnesota Department of Transportation Office of Environmental Services
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