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Transportation Research, Data, and Safe Routes to School

Chris Albrecht, AICP

I-Walk Webinar

March 1, 2011


Mission

To develop and implement innovative methods, materials, and technologies for improving transportation efficiency, safety, and reliability while improving the learning environment of students, faculty, and staff in transportation-related fields.

Mission


Partners
Partners technologies for improving transportation efficiency, safety, and reliability while improving the learning environment of students, faculty, and staff in transportation-related fields.

  • Iowa DOT

  • Federal Highway Administration

  • U.S. DOT’s University Transportation Center Program

  • AASHTO

  • American Concrete Pavement Association

  • Iowa Concrete Paving Association

  • Asphalt Paving Association of Iowa

  • National Remote Sensing Consortium

  • Iowa Department of Natural Resources

  • Iowa Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau

  • Iowa’s cities, counties, MPOs, RPAs

  • State and national associations

  • Transit authorities, airports

  • Private sector industries


Areas of expertise
Areas of Expertise technologies for improving transportation efficiency, safety, and reliability while improving the learning environment of students, faculty, and staff in transportation-related fields.

  • Traffic Safety and Operations

  • Pavements (asphalt and concrete)

  • Bridges and Structures

  • Management Systems (bridge, pavements, markings, signs, etc.)

  • Policy and Planning

  • Technologies (GIS, GPS, remote sensing, laser scanning, NDE, ITS, etc.)

  • Weather and Environment

  • Sustainable Transportation Systems


Facilities and resources
Facilities and Resources technologies for improving transportation efficiency, safety, and reliability while improving the learning environment of students, faculty, and staff in transportation-related fields.

  • 21,000 sq ft office/lab space

  • Transportation library

  • Student learning community areas

  • Videoconference room

  • 2 mobile labs (concrete, geotechnical)

  • Video data collection


Human resources
Human Resources technologies for improving transportation efficiency, safety, and reliability while improving the learning environment of students, faculty, and staff in transportation-related fields.

  • 40 Staff and 10 faculty

  • 60–100 students

  • Graduate research assistantships

  • “Real world” experience

  • Learning community environment


Traffic safety and operations
Traffic Safety and Operations technologies for improving transportation efficiency, safety, and reliability while improving the learning environment of students, faculty, and staff in transportation-related fields.

  • Crash data and analysis (Iowa Traffic Safety Data Service)

  • Crash location tools

  • School safety

  • Simulation modeling

  • Corridor studies


Bridges and structures
Bridges and Structures technologies for improving transportation efficiency, safety, and reliability while improving the learning environment of students, faculty, and staff in transportation-related fields.

  • Remote security monitoring

  • Low-cost local bridge replacement

  • Timber bridges

  • Bridge health monitoring

  • Innovative materials/construction


Management systems
Management Systems technologies for improving transportation efficiency, safety, and reliability while improving the learning environment of students, faculty, and staff in transportation-related fields.

  • Pavements (30,000+ mi state/local roads)

  • Bridges

  • Pavement markings

  • Signs


Policy and planning
Policy and Planning technologies for improving transportation efficiency, safety, and reliability while improving the learning environment of students, faculty, and staff in transportation-related fields.

  • Planning studies

  • TransCADand TRANPLAN modeling

  • Access management

  • Traffic calming

  • Economic impact studies


Technologies
Technologies technologies for improving transportation efficiency, safety, and reliability while improving the learning environment of students, faculty, and staff in transportation-related fields.

  • Nondestructive evaluation

  • Intelligent transportation systems (ITS)

  • Geographic information systems (GIS)

  • Remote sensing

  • Laser scanning


Designs and Specifications technologies for improving transportation efficiency, safety, and reliability while improving the learning environment of students, faculty, and staff in transportation-related fields.

  • Performance measures for snow and ice control strategies (NCHRP 6-17)

  • SUDAS (Statewide Urban Designs and Specifications - Iowa)


Sustainable technologies for improving transportation efficiency, safety, and reliability while improving the learning environment of students, faculty, and staff in transportation-related fields.Transportation

  • Improve transportation and reduce emissions through roadway design, traffic operations, and community planning

  • Advance the use of sustainable fuels and technologies

  • Investigate economic models that encourage efficient passenger and freight movement


Conclusions technologies for improving transportation efficiency, safety, and reliability while improving the learning environment of students, faculty, and staff in transportation-related fields.

  • Schools are the centers of Iowa’s communities

  • SRTS and Fitness initiatives should involve assessing infrastructure

    • Pavements

    • Sidewalks

    • Bridges

    • Lighting

  • Planning based on good data is very important

  • Innovative solutions


Questions technologies for improving transportation efficiency, safety, and reliability while improving the learning environment of students, faculty, and staff in transportation-related fields.

Chris Albrecht, AICP

Transportation Research Specialist

Iowa State University - InTrans

2711 South Loop Drive, Suite 4700

Ames, Iowa 50010

Office: (515) 294-7684

Cell: (515) 231-0431

Fax: (515) 294-0467

Email: [email protected]


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