2014 Research Conference


  

May 21 to May 22
, 2014

Presentations

Opening Session: The End of Car Culture? Socio-Demographic Trends and Travel Demand
Keynote Speaker(s)

John Njord

Panelists
  • Keith Lawton, Keith Lawton Consulting, Inc.
  • Peter Frosch, Greater MSP
  • David Levinson, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota
  • Arlene McCarthy, Metropolitan Council
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Luncheon Session: Extreme Weather—Trends, Projections, and Thoughts for Building Resilience
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1 − Local Road Safety: Data Collection and Lessons Learned
Tom Sohrweide, SEH Inc.
Local Agency Traffic Data Collection
  • Scott Petersen, SRF Consulting Group, Inc.; Darin Mielke, Carver County
Evaluation Results of the Alert-2 Rural Intersection Conflict Warning System
  • Taek Kwon, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Minnesota, Duluth
Minnesota’s County Roadway Safety Plans: Lessons Learned
  • Howard Preston, CH2M HILL, Inc.
2 − Bridge Monitoring and Analysis
Ben Jilk, Minnesota Department of Transportation
Monitoring of Fracture-Critical Steel Bridges
  • Tony Tillman, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota
Anchorage of Shear Reinforcement in Prestressed Concrete Bridge Girders
  • Brian Mathys, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota
Development and Integration of Advanced Timber Bridge Inspection Techniques
  • Brian Brashaw, Natural Resources Research Institute, University of Minnesota, Duluth
3 − Freight’s Impact on Roads and the Economy
Tim Spencer, Minnesota Department of Transportation
Understanding and Enhancing the Value of Freight Economy in Minnesota
  • Lee Munnich, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
Using Public Data and GIS to Facilitate Freight Facility Location Decisions: A Case Study from Grand Forks-East Grand Forks
  • William Boulay, Olsson Associates; Lance Bernard, SRF Consulting Group, Inc.
Frac Sand Mining Impacts
  • Dave Christianson, Minnesota Department of Transportation
4 − Transportation System Planning in the Twin Cities
Chris Hiniker, SEH, Inc.
The Creation of a Performance-Based Transportation Plan
  • Mark Filipi, Metropolitan Council
Twin Cities Regional Bicycle System Master Study
  • Tony Hull, Toole Design Group; Steven Elmer, Metropolitan Council
Highway Transitway Corridor Study
  • Cole Hiniker, Metropolitan Council; Mona Elabaddy, SRF Consulting Group, Inc.
5 − Developing Future Transportation Leaders
Ann Johnson, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota
WTS Transportation & You
  • Lisa Rasmussen, WTS Minnesota and Kimley-Horn & Associates
MnDOT Recruitment Programs: Phoenix, SEEDs, Graduate Engineer
  • Sandy Caron, Minnesota Department of Transportation; Calahena Merrick, Minnesota Department of Transportation
Met Council Interns Panel Discussion
  • Todd Rowley, Metropolitan Council; Charles Carlson, Metro Transit; Ashley Ver Burg, Kimley-Horn & Associates; Pierce Canser, Metro Transit
6 − Intersection Safety Strategies
Lowell Benson
Estimating the Crash Reduction and Vehicles Dynamics Effects of Flashing LED Stop Signs
  • Gary Davis, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota
Generating Time Space Diagram Using Event-Based Traffic Data
  • Heng Hu, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota
Update on the Chicago Region’s Interoperable Transit Signal Priority Program
  • Daryl Taavola, URS Corporation
7 − Building the Future on a Solid Foundation
Ben Worel, Minnesota Department of Transportation
Lessons Learned During Geotechnical Research Deployment: How Organizations Encourage Implementation
  • Glen Engstrom, Minnesota Department of Transportation
Performance-Based Measurement of Optimum Moisture for Soil Compaction
  • Bradley Hansen, Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering, University of Minnesota
Current State of Intelligent Compaction Efforts in Minnesota
  • Rebecca Embacher, Minnesota Department of Transportation
8 − Understanding the Relationship Between Transportation and Economic Development
Matt Shands, Minnesota Department of Transportation
Pilot Projects to Validate the Resultsof T-PICS
  • Matt Shands, Minnesota Department of Transportation
Manufacturers’ Perspectives on Minnesota’s Transportation System: A Pilot Study in Southwestern Minnesota
  • Donna Koren, Minnesota Department of Transportation
Mutual Causation in Highway Construction and Economic Development
  • Michael Iacono, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota
9 − Bicycle and Pedestrian Travel in Minnesota
Greg Lindsey, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
Monitoring Bicycle and Pedestrian Traffic in Minnesota: A Status Report
  • Lisa Austin and Jasna Hadzic, Minnesota Department of Transportation
Methods for Measuring Regional Traffic Trail Traffic: A Case Study of the Three Rivers Park District
  • Angela Laird, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
Day-of-Year Scaling Factors and Design Considerations for Non-motorized Traffic Monitoring Programs
  • Steve Hankey, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota
10 − Local Agencies and Stakeholder Engagement
Emily Saunoi-Sandgren, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
Insights from Beltrami County
  • Bruce Hasbargen, Beltrami County
Insights from Dakota County
  • Brian Sorenson, Dakota County
Enhancing Local Road Systems Through Public Engagement: New Research Findings
  • Guillermo Narváez, and Emily Saunoi-Sandgren, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
11 − Freeway ITS: Get Max Smart, Max Safety, and Max Mobility
Ray Starr, Minnesota Department of Transportation
Investigation of the Impact of a Variable Speed Limit System on Safety and Shockwave Generation Along I-94
  • Stephen Zitzow, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota
Using Naturalistic Driving Data to Characterize Driver Behavior in Freeway Shockwaves
  • Gary Davis, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota
An Examination of Safety and Mobility at Open versus Closed Access High Occupancy Toll Lane Facilities in Minnesota
  • John Hourdos, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota
12 − The Path to Better Pavements
Farideh Amiri, Minnesota Department of Transportation
Evaluation of Optimal Concrete Rehabilitation Interval
  • Bernard Izevbekhai, Minnesota Department of Transportation
Performance of Recycled Asphalt and High RAP Asphalt Mix
  • Mihai Marasteanu, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota
Comparative Performance Study of Bonded Wear Course Systems Applied to Bridge Decks in Minnesota
  • Eshan Dave, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota Duluth
13 − Breathe Deep: Emissions and Alternatives to Fuels
Steve Hankey, University of Minnesota
Air Pollution from Traffic in the Minneapolis-St. Paul Metropolitan Area and its Relationship to Socio-Economic Demography
  • Gregory Pratt, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Evaluation of the Next Generation Hybrid Transit Bus
  • William Northrop, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota
14 − Twin Cities Transitways
Sam O’Connell, Metro Transit
The Impact of Hiawatha LRT, Neighborhood Design, and Self-Selection on Auto Use
  • Jason Cao, University of Minnesota
Southwest Light Rail Transit
  • Craig Lomathe, Ryan Kronzer, Kathryn Hansen, Metro Transit
15 − Using Pooled Funds to Benefit Minnesota: Best Practices and Successful Examples
Linda Taylor, Minnesota Department of Transportation
Clear Roads Winter Highway Operations
  • Tom Peters, Minnesota Department of Transportation
Evaluation of Low-Cost Safety Improvements Pooled Fund
  • Brad Estochen, Minnesota Department of Transportation
Transportation Library Connectivity and Development Pooled Fund
  • Sheila Hatchell, Minnesota Department of Transportation
Study of the Impacts of Implements of Husbandry on Bridges and Bulb-T Research Study
  • Dave Conkel, Minnesota Department of Transportation
Asset Management Pooled Fund
  • Mark Nelson, Minnesota Department of Transportation
16 − Watching out for Pedestrians and Teen Drivers
Janet Creaser, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota
Application of Highway Capacity Manual Methodology into Unsignalized Pedestrian Crossing Evaluation
  • Bryan Nemeth, Bolton & Menk, Inc.
Preliminary Results of the Teen Driver Support System Field Operational Test
  • Janet Creaser, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota
Safer Teen Cars: Effects of In-vehicle Feedback on Teen Drivers’ Risky Behaviors
  • Chris Edwards, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota
17 − Surface Water Management
Mark Maloney, City of Shoreview
Runoff from Impervious Area in Urban Watersheds
  • Ali Ebrahimian, St. Anthony Falls Laboratory, University of Minnesota
Estimation of Performance of a Swale with a Simple Computational Model
  • Farzana Ahmed, St. Anthony Falls Laboratory, University of Minnesota
Climate-Change-Related Extreme Precipitation Events: Assessing Trunk Highway Vulnerability and Planning for Adaptation
  • Sara Dunlap, Minnesota Department of Transportation
Laboratory-Based Testing of Culvert Designs for Aquatic Organism Passage
  • Jessica Kozarek, St. Anthony Falls Laboratory, University of Minnesota
18 − Return on Investment for Transportation Projects
Kenneth Buckeye, Minnesota Department of Transportation
The Itasca Project
  • Julia Silvis, McKinsey and Company
Return on Investment for State Highway Projects
  • Roger Millar, Smart Growth America
Chamber of Commerce Perspectives on Return on Investment
  • Will Schroeer, Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce
19 − Predicting and Measuring Transit Use
Fay Simer, Stantec
Neighborhood Prerequisites for Transit Readiness and the Transit Market Index
  • Todd Graham, Metropolitan Council
Travel Behavior Inventory: Activity-Based Model Development
  • Jonathan Ehrlich, Metropolitan Council
The Gaps in Satisfaction with Transit Services Among BRT, Metro, and Bus Riders: Evidence from Guangzhou
  • Chen Zhang, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
20 − Technologies and Techniques for Public Engagement
Jill Hentges, Metro Transit
Service Improvement Plan
  • Jill Hentges, Metro Transit
Developing Consent to Get Projects Implemented
  • Angie Bersaw, Bolton & Menk, Inc.
Introducing FHWA’s New Visual Impact Assessment Process
  • Craig Churchward, Avenue Design Partners
CIL Feedback Tool
  • Arlene Mathison, Center for Transportation Studies, University of Minnesota
21 − Featured Workshop Part I: From Research to Practice, Transitway Impacts on the Twin Cities Region
Dawn Spanhake, Center for Transportation Studies, University of Minnesota
Transitway Impacts Research Program
  • Dawn Spanhake, Center for Transportation Studies, University of Minnesota
TIRP Program Impacts: A Commissioner’s Perspective
  • Peter McLaughlin, Hennepin County, Counties Transit Improvement Board
Regional Transit--Regional Accessibility
  • Yingling Fan and Andrew Guthrie, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota; Adam Harrington, Metro Transit
Light Rail Transit as a Magnet for Economic Development: Evidence from Twin Cities
  • Jason Cao, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota; Donna Drummond, City of Saint Paul
22 − Toward Zero Deaths Spotlight
Brad Estochen, Minnesota Department of Transportation
Enhance Intersection Safety by Reducing Red-Light-Running Violations
  • Ben Hao, URS Corporation
Evaluation of the Effects of Signage and Striping on Safety at a Multilane Roundabout
  • John Hourdos, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota
E Pluribus Unum (One from Many) Single Imputation Methods for a Public Use Data Set
  • Yiwen Zhang, Minnesota Department of Health
Point of Impact Program
  • Gordy Pehrson, Minnesota Department of Public Safety
23 − Measuring Transportation Performance
Deanna Belden, Minnesota Department of Transportation
A Comprehensive System for Real-time Monitoring and Broadcasting of Truck Parking Availability
  • Ted Morris, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota
Using National Performance Management Research Data Set to Generate Statewide Performance Measures
  • Chen-Fu Liao, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota
Implementing SHRP-2 Travel Time Reliability Measures in Minnesota
  • Paul Morris, SRF Consulting Group, Inc.
Developing GPS-based Arterial Performance Measures
  • Paul Czech, Minnesota Department of Transportation; Shawn Turner, Texas Transportation Institute
24 − Twin Cities Travel Behavior Inventory
Connie Kozlak, Metropolitan Council
Travel Behavior Inventory: Survey Results
  • Jonathan Ehrlich, Metropolitan Council
Accessibility and Travel Behavior
  • Martin Brosnan, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota
Bicycle Travel in the Twin Cities
  • Jessica Schoner, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota
25 − Featured Workshop Part II: Policy Implications of Transforming Communities
Mariia Zimmerman, MZ Strategies, LLC
TIRP Research: Key Findings and Policy Implications
  • Mariia Zimmerman, MZ Strategies, LLC