Pranamesh Chakraborty, an InTrans graduate student, drives the vehicle.
Pranamesh Chakraborty, an InTrans graduate student, drives the electric vehicle on the parade route.
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InTrans graduate student wins best student paper award

October 08, 2018

Pranamesh Chakraborty is researching traffic incident detection at the Institute for Transportation (InTrans), so he is well aware of the many advantages and some shortcomings of the different data sources that provide useful information in determining ...

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Authors Bijan Vafaei, center left, and Pranamesh Chakraborty, center right, pose with John Brady, left, representing award sponsor Cintra, and Nick Wood, right, chair of student awards and scholarships for the conference (Photo courtesy of Case Emoto)

New ISU study predicts roosting habitats of threatened bats under bridges

July 06, 2018

Engineers and scientists rarely get together to talk about bats, but when they do, they have unprecedented research to share.

Researchers from the Institute for Transportation (InTrans) at Iowa State University have completed a unique ...

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Researchers inspect one of more than 500 bridges as part of this project

UHPC overlay equipment makes US debut in Iowa

June 22, 2018

Technologies can be implemented quicker when all parties work together.

 

Iowa ...

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WALO equipment used during the placement of UHPC on the first lane

REACTOR Lab data gives insights into motorcycle crashes

May 25, 2018

A new interactive tool created at the REACTOR Lab will help to better understand motorcycle crashes in Iowa.

The data collected from 2015 to 2017 on crashes involving motorcycles helps offer insights into why the incidents occur, where ...

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Example of the data available from REACTOR Lab interactive tool

App data have potential to aid Iowa DOT traffic operations

April 16, 2018

The Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) is clear that people shouldn’t text and drive, but that doesn’t mean that cellular phone applications aren’t able to aid its operations.

The crowd-sourced app Waze provides ...

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InTrans works with Iowa DOT to improve work zone safety

April 11, 2018

Monday marked the beginning of work zone safety awareness week.

But for engineers at Iowa State University’s Institute for Transportation (InTrans) and staff at the Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT), work zone safety awareness ...

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Intelligent Work Zone

InTrans prepares to host first Innovation Demonstration & Training Day

April 02, 2018

Mark your calendars. In less than two weeks, Iowa State University’s Institute for Transportation (InTrans) will host its first ever Innovation Demonstration & Training ...

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REACTOR Lab aids in Iowa DOT congestion report

March 26, 2018

While Iowa’s interstates make up a fraction of the state’s overall roadway miles – just 0.7 percent of the system – it has an outsize representation in its usage. Iowa’s interstates support 25 percent of vehicle miles ...

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