2012 Research Conference


  

May 23 to May 24
, 2012

Presentations

Opening Session: The Role of Transitways in Our Region’s Economic Competitiveness
Keynote Speaker(s)

Yingling Fan, Assistant Professor, Humphrey School of Public Affairs

Panelists
  • Patrick Born, Regional Administrator, Metropolitan Council
  • Matt Kramer, President, Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Lee Sheehy, Program Director, McKnight Foundation
  • Mariia Zimmerman, Deputy Director for Sustainable Communities, Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
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Keynote video (Mediasite Presenter, requires Microsoft Silverlight plugin Length: 0:49:49;)

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Opening Session: The Role of Transitways in Our Region’s Economic Competitiveness
Keynote Speaker(s)

Yingling Fan, Assistant Professor, Humphrey School of Public Affairs

Panelists
  • Patrick Born, Regional Administrator, Metropolitan Council
  • Matt Kramer, President, Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Lee Sheehy, Program Director, McKnight Foundation
  • Mariia Zimmerman, Deputy Director for Sustainable Communities, Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
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Luncheon Session: The Big Roads
Keynote Speaker(s)

Earl Swift, author and journalist

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1 − Assessing Crash Factors
Will Stein, Federal Highway Administration, Minnesota Division
What's Behind the Increase in Motorcycle Fatalities?
  • Enoch You, Minnesota Department of Health
Behavioral Substrates of Traffic Safety Stop and Work Zone Crashes: A Human Factors Analysis
  • Thomas Smith, School of Kinesiology, University of Minnesota
Using Event-Based Data to Assess Vehicle Pedestrian Crash Risk in the Absence of Clearance Interval at Signalized Intersections
  • Indrajit Chatterjee, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota
2 − Rivers and Roads: Transportation Hydraulics
Nicole Danielson-Bartelt, Minnesota Department of Transportation
Investigating Lower-Cost, Shorter-Term Ways to Reduce the Frequency and Duration of Flood-Related Closures: MnDOT's Minnesota River Flood Mitigation Study
  • Mark Benson and Rachel Pichelmann, SEH, Inc.
Assessment of Culverts Designed to Meet Stream Simulation Requirements
  • Bradley Hansen, Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering, University of Minnesota
Cleaning Stormwater with the SAFL Baffle
  • Kurtis McIntire, St. Anthony Falls Laboratory, University of Minnesota
3 − Destination Economics
John Wilson, Minnesota Department of Transportation
Economic Impact of Wisconsin's Commercial Ports, Helping to Keep the State's Economy Afloat
  • Liat Lichtman-Bonneville, Wisconsin Department of Transportation
Minnesota's Trade Center Hierarchy
  • Bruce Schwartau, University of Minnesota Extension
Reduction of Accessory Overdrive and Parasitic Loading on a Parallel Electric Hybrid Bus
  • Will Northrop, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota
4 − Complete Streets and Beyond
Frank Pafko, Minnesota Department of Transportation
On the Road to Complete Streets in Minnesota
  • Scott Bradley and Bruce Holdhusen, Minnesota Department of Transportation
A Major Utility Project with a Complete Street Finish - East 75th and East 76th Street Reconstruction, Richfield, Minnesota
  • Jack Broz, HR Green, Inc.
Routes to Rails: Pedestrian Realm Planning in the Central Corridor
  • Carol Swenson, District Councils Collaborative of Saint Paul and Minneapolis; Jeff Corn, Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, University of Minnesota
4 − Complete Streets and Beyond
Frank Pafko, Minnesota Department of Transportation
On the Road to Complete Streets in Minnesota
  • Scott Bradley and Bruce Holdhusen, Minnesota Department of Transportation
A Major Utility Project with a Complete Street Finish - East 75th and East 76th Street Reconstruction, Richfield, Minnesota
  • Jack Broz, HR Green, Inc.
Routes to Rails: Pedestrian Realm Planning in the Central Corridor
  • Carol Swenson, District Councils Collaborative of Saint Paul and Minneapolis; Jeff Corn, Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, University of Minnesota
5 − Working on Common Ground: Public Participation and Transportation
Karla Rains, Minnesota Department of Transportation
Visual Tools for Communication and Decision-Making: “Real Minnesota Examples”
  • Leif Garnass and Sean Jergens, SRF Consulting Group, Inc.
The Role of Transportation in Quality of Life
  • Ingrid Schneider, Department of Forest Resources, University of Minnesota
Hear Every Voice (HEV) Case Studies
  • Cindy Zerger, Center for Changing Landscapes, University of Minnesota; Vanessa Levingston, Minnesota Department of Transportation
6 − What Counts: Collecting Data
John Hourdos, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota
Estimating Non-Motorized Urban Trail Traffic Using Negative Binomial Regression Models
  • Xize Wang, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
ITS Data Needs: How Much Do We Really Need to Know?
  • Frank Douma, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
Length-Based Vehicle Classification
  • Scott Petersen, SRF Consulting Group, Inc.
7 − Maintenance and Operations in All Seasons
Farideh Amiri, Minnesota Department of Transportation
Best Practices: Corridor Management/ Maintenance of Paved Trails
  • Michael Marti and Stewart Crosby, SRF Consulting Group, Inc.
Transportation Agency Tool to Analyze Benefits of Living Snow Fences
  • David Smith, Department of Applied Economics, University of Minnesota
Salt Brine Blending to Optimize Deicing and Anti-Icing Performance and Cost Effectiveness
  • Stephen Druschel, Department of Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Minnesota State University, Mankato
8 − Life in the Fast Lane: Express and Toll Lanes
Brad Larsen, Minnesota Department of Transportation
Estimating Value of Travel Time and Value of Reliability Using I-394 Dynamic Toll Data
  • Sean (Xiaozheng) He, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota
I-394 MnPASS Express Lane Performance Evaluation
  • Brian Kary, Minnesota Department of Transportation
Best Practices and Lessons Learned from Atlanta’s I-85 Express Lanes Public Outreach and Education Program
  • Steve Peterson, SRF Consulting Group, Inc.; Malika Reed Wilkins, Georgia State Road and Tollway Authority
9 − Forecasting the Future of Travel
Biz Colburn
2010 Twin Cities Travel Behavior Inventory
  • Jonathan Ehrlich, Metropolitan Council
The Future of Forecasting at Metropolitan Council
  • Dennis Farmer and Todd Graham, Metropolitan Council
Travel Demand and Reliable Forecasts for Transit
  • Mark Filipi, Metropolitan Council
10 − Communicating with and Engaging the Public
Nick Peterson, Hennepin County
Suggested Design and Management Practices for Enhancing Public Engagement in Transportation Policy-Making
  • Kathryn Quick, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
Panel Discussion
  • Randy Newton, City of Eden Prairie; Wayne Sandberg, Washington County; John Griffith, Minnesota Department of Transportation
11 − Roadway Assessments to Improve Safety
Lowell Benson
Carver County Non-Motorized Facilities Assessment
  • Carla Stueve, SRF Consulting Group, Inc.; Jesse Reinhardt, Carver County
Congestion Management and Safety Program: Overview and Technical Perspective
  • Mike Sobolewski, Minnesota Department of Transportation; Paul Morris, SRF Consulting Group, Inc.
Update on Minnesota’s County Roadway Safety Plans
  • Howard Preston, CH2M HILL, Inc.
12 − Managing Highway Runoff Water Quality
Bruce Holdhusen, Minnesota
Department of Transportation Performance of Drainage Ditches in Infiltrating Stormwater Runoff
  • Farzana Ahmed, St. Anthony Falls Laboratory, University of Minnesota
The Minnesota Filter: A Tool for Capturing Stormwater Dissolved Phosphorus
  • Andrew Erickson, St. Anthony Falls Laboratory, University of Minnesota
Characterization of Concrete Sediments from Construction Operations for the Protection of Storm and Surface Waters
  • Stephen Druschel, Department of Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Minnesota State University, Mankato
13 − Preparing for a Rail Transit Future with Today’s Reality
Craig Lamothe, Metro Transit
A Wise Investment–Accommodating Future Uses on Today’s Streets
  • Luke Olson, HDR Engineering, Inc.
Mixing Fast Trains on Freight Rail Corridors
  • Dan Krom, Minnesota Department of Transportation
Transit Project Development in Uncertain Times
  • Reed Lee, HDR Engineering, Inc.
14 − Transportation System Management: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
Chris Hiniker, SEH, Inc.
20-Years of the Twin Cities “A” Minor Arterial System: Looking Back and Positioning to Look Ahead
  • Mary Karlsson, Metropolitan Council; Steve Peterson, SRF Consulting Group, Inc.
US 10 and CSAH 83: A Right-Sized Solution
  • Jack Corkle and Brandi Popenhagen WSB and Associates, Inc.
MnDOT’s Corridor Investment Management Strategy: A New Transportation Planning Approach
  • Brad Utecht, Minnesota Department of Transportation
Minneapolis Transportation Infrastructure Study
  • Heidi Hamilton, City of Minneapolis
15 − Online Learning Across Generations
Ann Johnson, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota
Online Learning: What’s Current and Where Are we Heading?
  • Kim Ballard, Degree and Credit Programs, College of Continuing Education, University of Minnesota
STREET (Simulating Transportation for Realistic Engineering Education and Training) Program for Undergraduate Education: Motivations and Objectives
  • Arthur Huang, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota
Gravel Roads: Developing Online Learning for Non-Traditional Adult Learners
  • Mindy Carlson, Center for Transportation Studies, University of Minnesota
Distraction Dodger: Teaching High School Students Through New Tools and Methods
  • Shawn Haag, Center for Transportation Studies, University of Minnesota
16 − Cheating Death: Traffic Safety Strategies and Injury Prevention
Donna Berger, Office of Traffic Safety, Department of Public Safety
Is it Time for Minnesota Bicycle Helmet-Use Law? What Data Suggests
  • Jon Roesler, Minnesota Department of Health
CrashHelp: An Innovation to Improve Traffic Crash Emergency Medical Response
  • Thomas Horan, Center for Excellence in Rural Safety, University of Minnesota
Identifying Issues Related to Deployment of Automated Speed Enforcement
  • Frank Douma, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota; David Thorpe, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota; Joe Loveland, Loveland Communications
Occupant Restraint Usage in Minnesota
  • Hal Campbell, Office of Traffic Safety, Department of Public Safety
17 − Tools to Support Pavement Sustainability
Ben Worel, Minnesota Department of Transportation
Development of a Portable Weigh-in Motion System for Rural Highways
  • Taek Kwon, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Minnesota Duluth
Concrete Paving and Texturing for Sustainability
  • Bernard Izevbekhai, Minnesota Department of Transportation
Thermally Insulated Concrete
  • Lev Khazanovich, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota
Low-Temperature Cracking-Development of Fracture Tests
  • Mihai Marasteanu, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota
18 − A Test Drive for Mileage-Based User Fees
Lee Munnich, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
Overview of the Minnesota Department of Transportation Connected Vehicle Safety, Mobility, and User Fee Project
  • Cory Johnson, Minnesota Department of Transportation
Minnesota Road Fee Test: Mileage-Based User Fee Rate Structure Concept
  • Daryl Taavola, URS Corporation
Evaluation of the Minnesota Road Fee Test: Preliminary Data
  • Christopher Armstrong, Science Applications International Corporation
19 − Twin Cities Transitways: Planning and Implementation
Connie Kozlak, Metropolitan Council
Guidelines on Bus Rapid Transit Development in the Twin Cities: Overview and Best Practices
  • Cole Hiniker, Metropolitan Council
Arterial Transitway Corridors Study: Results and Conclusions about Arterial Bus Rapid Transit
  • Charles Carlson, Metro Transit; Katie Roth, SRF Consulting Group, Inc.
Red Line/Cedar Avenue Bus Rapid Transit Development
  • Sam O’Connell, Dakota County Transportation
Impacts of Transitways: A Case Study of the Hiawatha Line
  • Jessica Schoner, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
Doing Business Around Transitways: Survey Research on Business Perceptions of Twin Cities Transit Projects
  • Andrew Guthrie, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
20 − Visions for the Future of Transportation
Jim Grothaus, Center for Transportation Studies, University of Minnesota
American Public Works Association 2050 Vision
  • Dan Gage, Minnesota Public Works Association; Kathleen O’Donnell and Lucy Swift, Twin Cities Public Television, Inc.
Minnesota GO
  • Lynne Bly, Minnesota Department of Transportation
2040 Minnesota’s Roadmap to the Future
  • Margaret Donahoe, Minnesota Transportation Alliance
21 − Technology and Design of Safety Systems
Jon Jackels, Minnesota Department of Transportation
Development of Guidelines for the Design of Turn Lanes
  • Howard Preston, CH2M HILL, Inc.
Smartphone-Based Decision Support for the Visually Impaired at Signalized Intersections
  • Chen-Fu Liao, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota
Safe Intersections
  • Thomas Sohrweide, SEH Inc.
46th Street Pilot Lighting Project
  • Dave Hirsch, Stonebrooke Engineering, Inc.
22 − Bridging Gaps: Spanning the Years
Paul Rowekamp, Minnesota Department of Transportation
Bridge Approach Panel Expansion Joints
  • Farhad Reza, Department of Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota Department of Transportation’s Inverted Tee Bridge Superstructure System
  • Max Halverson, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota
Structural Monitoring of the Cedar Avenue Bridge
  • Arturo Schultz, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota
23 − Wanted: A Fair and Flexible Funding Source for the Future
Lee Munnich, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
Mileage-Based User Fee Task Force Findings
  • Lee Munnich, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
Impacts of Mileage-Based User Fee Scenarios on the Trucking Industry
  • Daniel Murray, American Transportation Research Institute
Mileage-Based User Fee Panel Discussion
  • Chaired by: Former Representative Bernie Lieder, Minnesota State Legislature Panelists: John Hausladen, Minnesota Trucking Association; Representative Michael Beard, Minnesota State Legislature (invited); Senator Scott Dibble, Minnesota State Legislature
24 − Understanding the Use and Impacts of Non-Motorized Transportation
Fay Simer, Minnesota Department of Transportation
Smartphone-Based Travel Experience Sampling and Behavior Intervention
  • Yingling Fan, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
Pre-Treatment Evaluation and Assessment of Experimental Bicycle Facilities in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Christianne Roach, School of Architecture, University of Minnesota; Rebecca Hughes, City of Minneapolis
Estimating Use of Non-Motorized Infrastructure: Models of Bicycle and Pedestrian Traffic in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Steve Hankey, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
Sharing to Grow: A Case Study of Local Economic Activity Around NiceRide Minnesota Bike Share Stations
  • Jessica Schoner, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota