2018 CTS Transportation Research Conference


  

November 1 , 2018

About the Event

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The conference convenes researchers and practitioners from Minnesota and the Upper Midwest to highlight new learning, emerging ideas, and the latest innovations in transportation. Attendees will learn about research findings, implementation efforts, and engagement activities related to a variety of transportation topics.

Conference Materials

 

 

Presentations

Opening Session: The Future of Driving in the Land of Freeways
Keynote Speaker(s)

Susan Handy, Department of Environmental Science and Policy, and Director, National Center for Sustainable Transportation, University of California, Davis

Panelists
  • Frank Douma, Director, State and Local Policy Program and Program Coordinator, Master of Urban and Regional Planning Degree, Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
  • James Erkel, Environmental Attorney (formerly with the Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy)
  • Kjersti Monson, Principal, Chief Executive Officer and Civic Studio Director, Duval Companies
  • Tim Sexton, Chief Sustainability Officer, Minnesota Department of Transportation
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Luncheon Session: The Evolution and Potential of Automated Vehicle Technologies
Keynote Speaker(s)

Julie Schoenfeld, Vice President, Technical Program Management, GM Cruise Automation

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1 − Topics in Transportation Finance and Economics
Kenneth Buckeye, MnDOT
Overview of Special Interest Groups’, Government Officials’, and Elected Officials’ Views on a Distance-Based User Fee Demonstration Project
  • Patrick Haney, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
An Overview of Distance-Based User Fee Projects Conducted in Minnesota and Around the Country
  • Camila Fonseca Sarmiento, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
Accessibility and Behavior Impacts of Bus-Highway System Interactions
  • Kristin Carlson, Accessibility Observatory, Center for Transportation Studies, University of Minnesota
Lessons Learned from the “Farm to Rural Grocery to Wholesale” Backhaul Distribution Model
  • Kathy Draeger, University of Minnesota Extension Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships; Duke Harrison, Mason Brothers Grocery Wholesale
2 − Managing Pollutants in the Environment
John Chapman, Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering, University of Minnesota
Capital City Bikeway: A Case Study in Green Infrastructure
  • Cindy Zerger, Toole Design Group
Pollution from Urban Stormwater Ponds
  • John Gulliver, Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo-Engineering, University of Minnesota
Optimizing Nutrition of Roadside Plants for Pollinators
  • Tim Mitchell, College of Biological Sciences, University of Minnesota
Transportation Resilience Innovations—State DOT Considerations
  • Mike Meyer, WSP
3 − Shared Mobility and the Transformation of Public Transit Part I: Public Transit
Eric Lind, Metro Transit
Park-and-Ride Demand Model Update
  • Benjamin Nault-Maurer, SRF Consulting Group
Improving Travel Mobility by Integrating Public Transit and Ride-Sourcing Services
  • Yufeng Zhang, Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering, University of Minnesota
Absenteeism Prediction and Extra-Board Driver Scheduling for Metro Transit
  • Xiaochen Zhang, Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering, University of Minnesota
Multimodal Access to Twin Cities Transitways
  • Jacqueline Nowak, Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering, University of Minnesota
4 − Warning! Entering the Smart Technology Systems Zone
Tony Fischer, Metropolitan Council
Lane Departure Warning System
  • Mohammad Faizan, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Minnesota Duluth
Evaluation of the Smart Work Zone Speed Notification System
  • Gordon Parikh, Minnesota Traffic Observatory, University of Minnesota
Intersection Conflict Warning Systems
  • Erik Minge, SRF Consulting Group
5 − Are You Reaching Everyone? Making Sure Transportation Work Is Seen, Heard, and Understood
Frank Douma, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
Using Social Media in Transportation Projects and Planning: Lessons From Four Minnesota Case Studies
  • Kathryn Quick, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
How to Build a Public Engagement Plan Not Based on Assumptions
  • Brenda Thomas, MnDOT
Uniformity of Terminology for Circular Intersection Designs
  • Joe Gustafson, Washington County
How Planning for Connected and Automated Vehicles Can Help All People
  • Daniel McNiel, Transportation Policy and Economic Competitiveness Program, University of Minnesota
6 − Advanced Vehicle Technologies
Tom Sohrweide, SEH, Inc
MnDOT Autonomous Bus Pilot
  • Jay Hietpas, MnDOT
University of Minnesota Solar Vehicle Project
  • Erick Sipila, College of Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota
Integration of Microsimulation and Optimized Autonomous Intersection Control
  • Jack Olsson, College of Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota
7 − Shared Mobility and the Transformation of Public Transit Part II
Ying Song, Department of Geography, Environment and Society, University of Minnesota
Taxing Shared Mobility: Pricing Schemes, Rationales, and Ongoing Discussions
  • Bingyan Wu, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
Matching for Dynamic Ride-Sharing System
  • Pramesh Kumar, Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering, University of Minnesota
Impact of Ride-Sharing on Mobility Trends and Vehicle Stock
  • Suhrid Deshmukh, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Effects of Autonomous Vehicle Car-Sharing System on Road Congestion
  • Rongsheng Chen, Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering, University of Minnesota
8 − Keeping Minnesota’s Bicyclists and Pedestrians Safe
Jim McCarthy, Federal Highway Administration
Governing Dockless Bike Share: Early Lessons for Nice Ride Minnesota
  • Austin Hauf, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
Implementing Low-Stress Bicycle Routing in National Accessibility Evaluation
  • Brendan Murphy, Accessibility Observatory, Center for Transportation Studies, University of Minnesota
Counting Together in Minnesota
  • Michael Petesch, MnDOT
Methods and Measures for Assessing Pedestrian Exposure to Risk, Crash Risk, and Equity
  • Tao Tao, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
9 − ABC Parking Ramps: Reimagining the Future of Parking and Multimodal Transportation Choices
Lisa Austin, MnDOT
  • Frank Douma, Rachel Dame, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
  • Paul Morris, SRF Consulting Group; Dan Edgerton, Zan Associates
10 − Solutions in Pavements and Bridges
Manik Barman, Swenson College of Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota Duluth
Laboratory and Field Experiences with Nontraditional Fog Seals
  • Ed Johnson, MnDOT
Anchorage of Epoxy-Coated Rebar Post-Installed Using Chemical Adhesives/Deterioration of Mixed Rebar and Fiber-Reinforced Concrete Bridge Deck
  • Benjamin Dymond, Swenson College of Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota Duluth
Feasibility Study of Enhanced Sensor Data for Bridge Weigh-in-Motion
  • Ravi Kumar, Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering, University of Minnesota
Effective Treatments of Asphalt Pavement Potholes and Cracks
  • Jared Munch, Swenson College of Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota Duluth