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Go! Magazine releases June issue on the topic of transportation careers

June 01, 2017

Go! Magazine (http://www.go-explore-trans.org/) is a free, not-for-profit, online magazine that produces articles about the unique, interesting, crazy, awesome, and expanding world of transportation.

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Full-depth reclamation with cement publication now online

May 12, 2017

A new guide about a sustainable engineering technology in pavement rehabilitation has been published by the National Concrete Pavement Technology Center at Iowa State University.

The “Guide to Full-Depth Reclamation (FDR) with ...

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Go! Magazine releases May issue on the topic of green infrastructure

April 28, 2017

Go! Magazine (http://www.go-explore-trans.org/) is a free, not-for-profit, online magazine that produces articles about the unique, interesting, crazy, awesome, and expanding world of transportation.

Each month, Go! ...

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Go! Magazine releases April issue on the topic of virtual reality

March 31, 2017

Go! Magazine (http://www.go-explore-trans.org/) is a free, not-for-profit, online magazine that produces articles about the unique, interesting, crazy, awesome, and expanding world of transportation.

Each month, Go! ...

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Iowa State engineers test heated pavement technology at Des Moines International Airport

March 29, 2017

Halil Ceylan and a group of Iowa State University engineers are testing heated pavement technologies at the Des Moines International Airport.

They've installed two test slabs of electrically conductive concrete. And so far this winter, ...

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March 10 Tom Maze seminar to feature John Conway, STEM Alliance executive board member and Future City team mentor

March 09, 2017

The Tom Maze Transportation Seminar this week will feature John Conway, a STEM Alliance executive board member and Future City team member.

Mr. Conway’s presentation is entitled “How One Can Get From a Converted Gas Station ...

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Making work zones ‘work’: FHWA awards $1.5M safety grant to ISU-InTrans

March 06, 2017

Introducing changes to the normal driving experience presents a variety of safety risks, and work zones are no exception to this rule. While work zone fatalities have been trending down since reaching a high of 1,186 in 2002, a recent plateau has ...

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Go! Magazine releases March issue highlighting exploration and ‘final frontiers’

March 03, 2017

Go! Magazine (http://www.go-explore-trans.org/) is a free, not-for-profit, online magazine that produces articles about the unique, interesting, crazy, awesome, and expanding world of transportation.

Each month, Go! ...

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Data analytics access would help trucking companies improve safety, productivity

February 28, 2017

The trucking industry loses billions of dollars and wastes millions of hours each year sitting idle in traffic. Helping drivers avoid congestion would increase productivity and improve safety, says a team of Iowa State University and industry researchers.

The ...

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New guide from National Concrete Pavement Tech Center provides assistance for early joint deterioration

February 27, 2017

A new publication is available to help concrete pavement engineers understand the causes of premature joint deterioration in cold weather states.

The Guide to the Prevention and Restoration of Early Joint Deterioration in Concrete Pavements ...

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Gov. Branstad views InTrans display at State Capitol

February 21, 2017

The Institute for Transportation participated in Iowa State University’s Day at the Capitol on February 21 with a display. Iowa Governor Terry Branstad stopped to visit with Skylar Knickerbocker, who explained the work of REACTOR (Real Time ...

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5 Questions with Travis Hosteng concerning the National Center for Wood Transportation Structures

February 14, 2017

Working primarily with the Bridge Engineering Center at Iowa State University’s Institute for Transportation, Travis Hosteng serves as the lead timber research engineer for bridges and structures, working with practitioners in ...

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Ellen Nightingale, 2016–2017 Trinect Fellow, learns true meaning of education

February 13, 2017

“It worked!” said one student in Jeff Wenke’s elementary classroom at Studebaker Elementary in Des Moines, Iowa.

Ellen Nightingale, a transportation engineering student from Iowa State University's Institute for ...

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Go! Magazine releases February issue highlighting transportation through the centuries

February 03, 2017

Go! Magazine (http://www.go-explore-trans.org/) is a free, not-for-profit, online magazine that produces articles about the unique, interesting, crazy, awesome, and expanding world of transportation.

Each month, Go! ...

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Go! Magazine releases January issue highlighting severe weather and transportation

January 10, 2017

Go! Magazine (http://www.go-explore-trans.org/) is a free, not-for-profit, online magazine that produces articles about the unique, interesting, crazy, awesome, and expanding world of transportation.

Each month, Go! ...

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Iowa LTAP is part of coordinated statewide traffic safety effort

December 28, 2016

Iowa is setting the bar high related to traffic safety. The state’s Multidisciplinary Safety Team (MDST) Program, a coordinated effort between the Iowa Department of Transportation, Iowa Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP), and the ...

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Iowa LTAP study puts together impacts of traffic signs in one publication

December 14, 2016

The safety and operational impacts of traffic signs can now be found in one publication recently produced by the Iowa Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) located at Iowa State University’s Institute for Transportation.

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Five Questions with...Jennifer Shane

December 13, 2016

Jennifer Shane

Jennifer Shane is an associate professor in the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering at Iowa State University. She also is the director of the Construction Management ...

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Bridge Engineering Center awarded $2.1 million grant as partner in US DOT University Transportation Center

December 12, 2016

The Bridge Engineering Center (BEC) at Iowa State University has again received a major U.S. Department of Transportation grant as a partner in a Tier I University Transportation Center that will address an important infrastructure challenge ...

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Go! Magazine releases December issue

December 05, 2016

Go! Magazine (http://www.go-explore-trans.org/) is a free, not-for-profit, online magazine that produces articles about the unique, interesting, crazy, awesome, and expanding world of transportation.

Each month, Go! ...

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16 transportation grad students to present posters at ISU Research Showcase and Poster Competition, Nov. 30

November 18, 2016

Sixteen Institute for Transportation (InTrans) students will highlight their research at the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering Graduate Student Research Showcase and Poster Competition. The sixth annual event at Iowa ...

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InTrans student earns MOVITE transportation scholarship

November 14, 2016

Raha Hamzeie, a PhD student at Iowa State University’s Institute for Transportation (InTrans), received the 2016 Jan Kibbe Student Scholarship from MOVITE, the Missouri Valley section of the Institute for Transportation Engineers. The scholarship ...

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From WHO-TV: Researchers looking at solutions to roads damaged by salt

November 11, 2016

Peter Taylor, director of the National Concrete Pavement Technology Center located at the Institute for Transportation, appeared in a WHO-TV (Des Moines) news segment on research that is seeking solutions to road damage caused by winter salt.

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Bridge monitoring is immediate, autonomous and easily accessible

November 09, 2016

If a highway bridge fails, the results can be catastrophic.

Fortunately, bridge failure in the United States is the excep­tion—with, on average, about 50 bridges each year failing. And to ensure bridge performance as much as ...

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Go! Magazine releases November issue

November 07, 2016

Go! Magazine (http://www.go-explore-trans.org/) is a free, not-for-profit, online magazine that produces articles about the unique, interesting, crazy, awesome, and expanding world of transportation.

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K-12 summer programs: developing the next generation of STEM professionals

November 02, 2016

The demand for students educated in STEM fields continues to grow. Many sectors of American society need more men and women with degrees in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics, including transportation.

That’s why ...

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Partnerships have made InTrans a dynamic, productive transportation center, says director

November 02, 2016

Hello,

This publication highlights a few of the many partners we are fortunate to have at the Institute for Transportation. Collaboration with all our partners over the years has focused and strengthened our efforts and helped InTrans ...

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Optimizing the support system under concrete pavements

November 01, 2016

High-quality foundation layers (the natural subgrade, the subbase, and embankment) are essential for optimizing pavement performance. No matter how well a pavement is designed, lack of uniform support conditions can contribute to premature pavement ...

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Improving the knowledge and skills of Iowa's transportation workforce

October 31, 2016

It was a warm day for early March. Twenty-two county pub­lic works employees were in a meeting room at the Hamil­ton County Courthouse in Webster City, Iowa, attending a Flagger and Work Zone Safety training session.

The training ...

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Sri Sritharan earns three awards for precast, prestressed concrete

October 28, 2016

Iowa State civil engineering professor and Institute for Transportation researcher Sri Sritharan recently earned a trio of national awards for his work in precast and prestressed concrete.

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ISU researchers use big data to save big dollars for Iowa DOT

October 27, 2016

Two Iowa State University College of Business faculty have used big data to assist the Iowa Department of Transportation in saving money, in a research project at the ISU Institute for Transportation.

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$1 million NSF award to help researchers reduce the impacts of traffic incidents

October 10, 2016

A team led by an Iowa State University Institute for Transportation (inTrans) researcher has been granted a $1 million, three-year National Science Foundation award to develop an improved system to reduce the duration and impacts of  traffic ...

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Go! Magazine releases October issue

September 30, 2016

Go! Magazine releases October issue

Go! Magazine (http://www.go-explore-trans.org/) is a free, not-for-profit, online magazine that produces articles about the unique, interesting, crazy, awesome, and expanding ...

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InTrans congratulates Iowa DOT's Sandra Larson for major TRB award

September 28, 2016

Sandra Larson, systems operations bureau director, Highway Division, at the Iowa Department of Transportation, is the 2016 recipient of the Roy W. Crum Distinguished Service Award from the Transportation Research Board (TRB).

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Peter Taylor participates in Michigan DOT news conference on concrete deterioration

September 22, 2016

Peter Taylor, director of the National Concrete Pavement Technology Center located at Iowa State University, participated in a Grand Rapids, Michigan, news conference on September 20 with staff of the Michigan Department of Transportation. The ...

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School to career: ITE Midwest Student Leadership Summit explores transportation engineering

September 22, 2016

The 2016 Institute for Transportation Engineers (ITE) Midwest Student Leadership Summit was September 16-18 in Ames. The event, which was hosted by ISU’s Transportation Student Association and sponsored in part by ISU’s Institute ...

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ISU's civil engineering program ranked 16th in U.S., 12th among public universities

September 21, 2016

Iowa State University's civil engineering program was ranked 16th best in the United States and 12th best among public universities by U.S. News & World Report magazine. 

Many of the ISU Department of Civil, Construction, ...

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Emerging technologies, new collaborations leading to a transportation evolution, experts say at Ames conference

September 15, 2016

Someday, a busy city intersection could be void of traffic signals and signs. No one will be directing traffic, either.

Vehicles wirelessly interconnected with one another and with the intersection will communicate back and forth. Cars ...

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ISU pavement center, West Des Moines testing a modified concrete mixture

September 12, 2016

A new industrial development in West Des Moines, Iowa, is providing a unique opportunity to test a modified concrete mixture on several pavement sections. The city is especially interested in monitoring the performance of the pavements’ joints.

The ...

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Go! Magazine releases September issue

September 06, 2016

Go! Magazine (http://www.go-explore-trans.org/) is a free, not-for-profit, online magazine that produces articles about the unique, interesting, crazy, awesome, and expanding world of transportation.

Each month, Go! ...

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Students’ ‘big beam’ finishes 9th in competition; fun video garners top award

August 30, 2016

A team of three Iowa State University graduate students earned a top 10 finish in a national competition for the best “big beam,” and their video documenting their project earned a top award.

Anmol Pakhale, Michael Rosenthal ...

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For a day, week, or lifetime: InTrans and Iowa DOT impact Iowa teachers and students through educational workshops

August 19, 2016

Both Iowa State University’s (ISU’s) Institute for Transportation (InTrans) and the Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) know that one day—or a week in this case—can change everything, especially if it involves education.

Staff ...

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Asphalt Academic: Chris Williams featured in Asphalt Institute's magazine

August 11, 2016

Institute for Transportaiton (InTrans) researcher Chris Williams is interviewed in "Asphalt," the Asphalt Institute's magazine, about his work.

Williams is the Gerald and Audrey Olson Professor in Civil Engineering at Iowa ...

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InTrans students Nightingale, Thompson earn Eisenhower Fellowships for second year

August 05, 2016

Institute for Transportation graduate researchers Ellen Nightingale and Patricia Thompson have earned prestigious Dwight Eisenhower Transportation Fellowships from the Federal Highway Administration for the second year.

Nightingale ...

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Go! Magazine releases August issue

August 01, 2016

Go! Magazine (http://www.go-explore-trans.org/) is a free, not-for-profit, online magazine that produces articles about the unique, interesting, crazy, awesome, and expanding world of transportation.

Each month, Go! ...

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Australian researcher to speak on advances of UHPC against blasts, July 21 at InTrans

July 12, 2016

Chengqing Wu, a professor of structural engineering at the University of Technology, Sydney, Australia, will speak about his research on ultra-high performance concrete at Iowa State University’s Institute for Transportation, Thursday, July ...

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Go! Magazine releases July issue

July 06, 2016

Go! Magazine (http://www.go-explore-trans.org/) is a free, not-for-profit, online magazine that produces articles about the unique, interesting, crazy, awesome, and expanding world of transportation.

Each month, Go! ...

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2016 AASHTO Bridge Competition comes to Iowa

June 22, 2016

The annual 2016 National Bridge Competition was held this year in Des Moines, Iowa, during the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Spring Meeting in late May. Nine teams, consisting of students from 7–12th ...

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Transportation engineering takes students, faculty to Rome

June 21, 2016

In May, graduate and undergraduate students and faculty of Iowa State University’s Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering spent two weeks learning about Rome’s past and present transportation systems.

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Go! Magazine releases June issue

June 03, 2016

Go! Magazine (http://www.go-explore-trans.org/) is a free, not-for-profit, online magazine that produces articles about the unique, interesting, crazy, awesome, and expanding world of transportation.

Each month, Go! produces ...

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Sunghwan Kim named 2016 Professional and Scientific Outstanding New Professional

May 24, 2016

Being a professional, especially a professional researcher, isn’t easy. For Sunghwan Kim, he believes the best option is to enjoy the challenges as they come, because eventually it will all pay off. 

Kim, a researcher in pavement ...

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Ellen Nightingale becomes 2016–2017 Trinect Fellow

May 24, 2016

Ellen Nightingale is going back to elementary school.

The Trinect project, which is funded by the National Science Foundation’s STEM-C Partnerships, is working with Iowa State University engineering graduate students to address ...

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Innovations in Transportation: Register now for August conference

May 12, 2016

Ready or not, new and emerging technologies will change the face of transportation in the years to come. To help people and organizations prepare for the challenges and opportunities ahead, an August 16, 2016 conference is planned in Ames.

“Innovations ...

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InTrans research takes novel approach to integrating climate into transportation planning

May 10, 2016

Iowa State University climate researchers have led the development of a new method that could help transportation departments to better plan for excessive flooding, the type of which has closed and damaged some of Iowa’s and the Midwest’s ...

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Savolainen studying effectiveness, efficiency of Iowa’s Interstate median cable barriers

May 06, 2016

Studies show Interstate highway median cable barriers save lives. The braided metal cables effectively keep vehicles from crossing medians into oncoming traffic and out of harm’s way of head-on collisions.

Now the state’s ...

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U. of Minnesota's Nichole Morris is final Transportation Research Webinar Series presenter, May 10

April 27, 2016

Nichole Morris will present "Computerized Crash Reports Usability and Design Investigation" during the final edition of the Transportation Research Webinar Series on Tuesday, May 10. 

Morris is the lead researcher in the ...

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Final Tom Maze Seminar series speaker, on April 22, is Ryan Fries

April 17, 2016

Ryan Fries, of the University of Illinois, Edwardsville, is the final speaker in the 2016 Tom Maze Transportation Seminar Series, sponsored by the Midwest Transportation Center (MTC) at Iowa State University. Fries will speak on Friday, April ...

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Iowa State’s Paul Wiegand awarded APWA Top Ten Public Works Leaders of the Year award

April 07, 2016

Every year, since the early 1960s, the American Public Works Association (APWA) honors ten extraordinary men and women from across the nation with the title of “Public Works Leaders of the Year.”

This title has come to represent ...

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Gransberg wins construction management award

April 04, 2016

Douglas Gransberg, a professor in Iowa State’s Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering and a research affiliate with the Construction and Management Technology Program at the Institute for Transportation, has won ...

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Neal Hawkins is named InTrans associate director

March 07, 2016

Neal Hawkins has a new title and new responsibilities at the Institute for Transportation (InTrans) at Iowa State University.

Hawkins has been named the associate director of InTrans, where he has been a researcher and center director ...

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InTrans participates in annual ISU Day at the Capitol

February 10, 2016

The Institute for Transportation (InTrans) was one of the Iowa State University units with a display Tuesday, February 9, at the State Capitol during the annual ISU Day at the Capitol.

The event featured displays from research institutes, ...

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Attracting and inspiring tomorrow’s transportation workforce

December 31, 2015

On December 7–8, 2015, Shauna Hallmark and Nicole Oneyear represented the Midwest Transportation Center (MTC) at the Midwest Transportation Workforce Summit in Madison, Wisconsin. The event was attended by public and private sector stakeholders ...

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InTrans students learn as they analyze Bondurant traffic

December 17, 2015

Students of InTrans researcher Omar Smadi have been studying traffic in the Polk County town of Bondurant during the fall. They assessed safety conditions and analyzed pavements among their several tasks for the community. See the Des Moines Register ...

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Grad student Iftin Thompson receives national award

December 16, 2015

InTrans graduate student Iftin Thompson is the 2015 recipient of the L.L. Waters Scholarship, sponsored by the American Society of Transportation and Logistics. The scholarship is awarded to students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree ...

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Women engineers today: Meet Shauna Hallmark

December 07, 2015

Shauna Hallmark, director of ISU’s Institute for Transportation (InTrans), talks about being a woman in engineering in Go!, InTrans’s online magazine for youth with stories on education and career opportunities in transportation.

Modern engineering is helping preserve historic covered bridges for years to come

November 13, 2015

The United States has more than 800 historic covered timber bridges, which come in many styles and lengths. The ones still open to vehicular traffic, however, share the need to be load rated to determine how much weight each can safely carry, just ...

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Bridge engineers team with U. of Iowa and Korean engineers on bridge made with new ultra-high performance concrete

November 12, 2015

InTrans in the news: Bridge Engineering Center researchers from Iowa State join University of Iowa and Korean engineers on new bridge made with ultra-high performance concrete.

Read the full story here.

Teamwork, innovation, and efficiency: First-ever Central Iowa Bridge-Building Challenge a success

November 10, 2015

The Science Center of Iowa (SCI) in Des Moines is known to emphasize less what to learn and more how to learn. In this spirit, the Iowa Department of Transportation (Iowa DOT) and Iowa State University’s (ISU) Institute ...

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Phares appointed to national bridge committee

October 07, 2015

Brent Phares, director of the Bridge Engineering Center at Iowa State University, has been appointed a member of the Transportation Research Board’s (TRB) new Bridge Data Analysis Working Group.

The working group is a standing ...

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New Iowa State facility ramps up bio-polymer production for asphalt

October 01, 2015

Petroleum-based polymers have been added to asphalt since the 1990s. Soft, rubbery polymer compounds improve asphalt by adding resilience and durability to the pavement. Iowa State University professor Chris Williams is confident the polymers in ...

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Two InTrans students win prestigious Eisenhower Transportation Fellowships

September 30, 2015

Two graduate students at Iowa State University’s Institute for Transportation (InTrans) have received prestigious Eisenhower Transportation Fellowships from the Federal Highway Administration for 2015-16.

Ellen Nightingale and ...

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Register for upcoming Midwest Transportation Workforce Summit

September 17, 2015

Join the Midwest Transportation Workforce Center (MTWC) from December 7-8, 2015 at the Fluno Center in Madison, Wisconsin, for the Midwest Transportation Workforce Summit.

The MTWC is located at the University of Wisconsin-Madison ...

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Large turnout highlights InTrans, Iowa DOT research symposium

September 08, 2015

What is believed to be a record turnout participated in the 2015 Mid-Continent Transportation Research Symposium, August 19-20 in Ames.

The biennial event was sponsored and run by the Institute for Transportation (InTrans) at Iowa State ...

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Go!-ing forward with K–12 outreach activities

August 24, 2015

Other than car mechanics, airline pilots, and truck drivers, young people have little to no understanding of the myriad of careers available in transportation. This fact (the finding of a small survey of Iowa State University students by an Institute ...

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Testing pavement foundation designs at the Central Iowa Expo

August 17, 2015

You can optimize the pavement mix, placement practices, and finishing techniques, but what’s underneath the pavement can make all the difference between a long-lasting pavement and one that experiences problems prematurely.

The ...

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Providing useful tools for tackling complex renewal projects

August 03, 2015

Challenge: The issues involved in managing infrastructure renewal projects are different from those in managing new construction. And “complex” renewal projects, by definition, involve additional issues that may be unpredictable, uncertain, ...

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InTrans students win Midwestern Traffic Bowl, qualify for national finals

July 21, 2015

The size of a stop sign stumped them, but Iowa State University’s Transportation Student Association team members knew most of the other answers en route to winning the Midwestern District ITE (Institute of Transportation Engineers) Collegiate ...

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Three engineers with InTrans affiliations were issued patents in 2014

July 20, 2015

Three researchers affiliated with Iowa State University’s Institute for Transportation (InTrans) were among the 30 ISU faculty who earned United States patents for ISU in 2014, according to a report recently released by the National Academy ...

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Partnering with states to address major national safety challenges

June 29, 2015

Along with three state department of transportation (DOT) partners, the Center for Transportation Research and Education (CTRE) at the Institute for Transportation (InTrans) has been awarded three national safety-related projects. The projects ...

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Iowa State Traffic Operations Lab partners civil engineering, Institute for Transportation, Iowa DOT

June 29, 2015

Many Iowa State University students, faculty researchers, and engineers at the Iowa ...

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Peter Taylor assumes leadership of CP Tech Center

April 10, 2015

The board of directors for the National Concrete Pavement Technology Center at Iowa State University announces that Dr. Peter Taylor has been appointed as the center’s director effective April 10. He replaces Mr. Tom Cackler, the director ...

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Halil Ceylan’s pavement-warming technology project is generating heat

March 06, 2015

Halil Ceylan, InTrans faculty affiliate in the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering and director of the Program for Sustainable Pavement Engineering and Research at InTrans, and other ISU faculty are developing pavement ...

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Timothy Cope named MTC Student of the Year

January 29, 2015

The MTC at Iowa State University’s Institute for Transportation is pleased to announce that Timothy Cope, graduate student in civil engineering-transportation, has been named the MTC’s 2014 Outstanding Student of the Year. Tim is a superior example ...

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Students receive best paper award at TRB

January 28, 2015

A team of students led by Peter Savolainen, safety engineer at InTrans and associate professor of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (CCEE) at Iowa State University, recently received a best paper award through the 2015 Transportation ...

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Teaching in the Fast Lane: Engineering Workshop for Elementary Teachers

January 09, 2015

 

Applications

Applications are now being accepted for Summer 2015. Apply now!

Program Description

Iowa State University (ISU) is offering elementary school ...

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InTrans is a partner in new National Center for Rural Road Safety

December 12, 2014

The Institute for Transportation at Iowa State University, together with several partner organizations, announces the development of a new National Center for Rural Road Safety.

Funded by a four-year, $4.8 million grant from the Federal ...

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New Traffic Operations Laboratory at Institute for Transportation

October 28, 2014

AMES, Iowa – Over two years ago, the Iowa Department of Transportation Director, Paul Trombino, brought forth a focus in traffic operations to an organization that was primarily focused on infrastructure issues. In partnership with the Institute ...

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May 2 Tom Maze seminar to feature Carlos Sun of the University of Missouri

April 28, 2014

The Tom Maze Transportation Seminar this week will feature Carlos Sun of the University of Missouri, who will discuss toll roads. He will be presenting live between 11:00 a.m. and noon from the University of Missouri, Columbia.

The ...

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Shauna Hallmark named InTrans director

February 13, 2014

InTrans is pleased to announce that its new director will be Shauna Hallmark.

Shauna has served as interim director of InTrans since 2012 and has been a transportation engineer with InTrans’ Center for Transportation Research and ...

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InTrans student receives WTS scholarship

January 23, 2014

InTrans student Yundi Huang has been awarded the $1,000 Dana Hook Leadership Legacy Graduate Scholarship for the 2013-2014 academic year by the Greater Chicago Area chapter of WTS International. Huang is a Master's student studying with InTrans ...

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CEER researchers win TRB 2013 Best Paper Award

January 10, 2014

A paper authored by researchers from InTrans' Center for Earthworks Engineering and Research (CEER) has been named the 2013 Best Paper by the Transportation Research Board's (TRB) Geology and Properties of Earth Materials Section.The award ...

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InTrans mourns the loss of Tom McDonald

October 30, 2013

InTrans faculty and staff are mourning the loss of our colleague and friend Tom McDonald, 72, who died Monday, October 28, at Israel Family Hospice House in Ames. We send heartfelt condolences to his wife, Judy, and their children and grandchildren.

Born ...

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InTrans awarded $2.52 million per year over the next two years to establish regional UTC

October 19, 2013

InTrans is pleased to announce that it has been awarded federal funding totaling $2.52 million per year over the next two years to establish and lead the Midwest Transportation Consortium. Partner universities include Creighton University (Nebraska); ...

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PROSPER director Halil Ceylan featured in FHWA's Public Roads magazine

October 14, 2013

Halil Ceylan, Associate Professor in the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering (CCEE) and Director of InTrans' Program for Sustainable Pavement Engineering and Research (PROSPER), discussed Iowa's efforts to improve ...

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InTrans launches PROSPER to develop next-generation sustainable pavements

September 12, 2013

This month InTrans took a step toward developing next-generation sustainable highway and airport pavements and introduced the Program for Sustainable Pavement Engineering and Research (PROSPER). The new program will be led by Halil Ceylan,InTrans ...

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Go! introduces students to logistics at Road Less Traveled conference

October 31, 2012

 

Rema Nilakanta (Go! Program Coordinator, InTrans) and Dave Cantor (Assistant Professor, Supply Chain and Information Systems, ISU College of Business)  introduced  65 middle and high school students to careers in transportation ...

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Dr. Thomas Maze Inducted into Heroes Center

June 19, 2012

Dr. Thomas Maze (1952–2009), former professor in the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering at Iowa State University (ISU) and the first director of ISU’s Institute for Transportation, was inducted into the ...

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Transportation students and advisor are honored

April 30, 2012

The Transportation Student Association (TSA) at Iowa State University (ISU) has won the 2012 Student Section Activities Award by the Midwestern district of the Institute for Transportation Engineers (ITE). This is the second consecutive year that ...

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BEC engineers load new Iowa bridge with "health monitoring" gauges

April 25, 2012

Iowa Falls' new bridge over the Iowa River is a major upgrade over the 1928 concrete arch structure it replaced, once the longest arch span bridge in the state. While maintaining its aesthetic with a new steel arch, the new bridge is stronger, ...

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Online Public Employees Leadership Institute training

March 20, 2012

The Public Employees Leadership Instituteis designed to help employees develop the skills they need to become strong leaders and supervisors. Fourteen online, on-demand training courses are available. For a quick overview, see a brochure foremployees/potential ...

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Build a bridge in two weeks

March 03, 2012

Bridge Engineering Center staff have been instrumental in planning, designing, testing, and documenting the fast-track construction of the bridge on IA 6 over Keg Creek in Pottowatamie County. The bridge was closed and actual construction of the ...

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Apply now for new pilot Engineering Student Internship Program summer 2012 openings

February 16, 2012

Applications are being accepted through noon Mon., Feb. 20. Interviews of selected applicants will be conducted Feb. 27. Fifty (50) interns will be hired for summer 2012 (May-Aug.) at $14.05/hour.

Only full-time students qualify. (May ...

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InTrans Research Affects Proposed Iowa Legislation

June 02, 2011

A bill to prohibit the use of cameras to enforce red-light violations at traffic signals was discussed in February 2011 in the Iowa Senate Transportation subcommittee. A recent evaluation of such enforcement, led by Shauna Hallmark, director of ...

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Intersection cameras reduce crashes

June 02, 2011

Dr. Shauna Hallmark is featured in a June 2, 2011, article in the Des Moines Register describing the effectiveness of automated, camera-based enforcement of red-light violations at specific signalized intersections in Iowa. Through her ...

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Peter Appel gets to know InTrans

April 15, 2011

During an April 8 visit to Intrans, Peter Appel, administrator of the U.S. DOT's Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), met with students and staff, spoke at a seminar about national transportation policies and priorities, ...

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Condition of Post-earthquake Roads and Bridges in New Zealand

April 12, 2011

Sri Sritharan, InTrans research faculty affiliate and Wilson Engineering Professor in the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering, returned March 7 from a reconnaissance trip to earthquake-ravaged Christchurch, New Zealand.

On ...

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Go!-ing after New Transportation Professionals

March 16, 2011

The recent arrival of Dr. Rema Nilakanta, Go!’s first full-time coordinator, has injected critical expertise into the experimental e-zine. With an educational and professional background in using technology to enhance student ...

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Preparing Tomorrow's Transportation Workforce: A Midwest Summit

March 16, 2011

In 2010 the Institute for Transportation hosted a two-day regional transportation workforce development summit. This event was one of several regional transportation workforce development summits held across the United States in 2009 and 2010 as ...

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Links to Recent InTrans Publications and Other Products

March 16, 2011

Following is a list of technical briefs, research reports, manuals, and web-based resources produced in recent months. Although not comprehensive, the list provides a general overview of the breadth of recent research and outreach activities conducted ...

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