InTrans Publications

Proceedings of the 2009 Mid-Continent Transportation Research Symposium

Ames, Iowa, August 20–21, 2009

Copyright © 2009 by Iowa State University.

The papers, extended abstracts, and posters included in these proceedings summarize around 135 presentations scheduled for this seventh biennial event at Iowa State University. Short abstracts are also included that summarize presentations for which extended abstracts, posters, or manuscripts were not available at the time of publication of these proceedings. The topics cover a broad spectrum of transportation issues in the following areas: education and workforce development; environment; finance; freight; geotechnical engineering; highway engineering and construction; hydrology; materials; transportation modes; pavements; planning, modeling, and logistics; road maintenance; structures and construction; technology considerations; and traffic and safety. These proceedings also include materials related to keynote presentations by Dr. Martin Wachs of the RAND Corporation and Dr. Ann Brach of the Transportation Research Board.

The opinions, findings, and conclusions expressed in this publication are those of the various authors and not necessarily those of the sponsors. The accuracy of the information presented herein is the responsibility of the authors and not that of the sponsors. The sponsors assume no liability for the contents or use thereof.

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Keynote Presenters

Facing the Future of Transportation Finance: Challenges and Opportunities in a New Century 502 kb
Martin Wachs, The RAND Corporation

SHRP 2: Accomplishments and Opportunities 737 kb
Ann Brach, Transportation Research Board

Poster Presentations

Meeting Iowa’s Transportation Agencies’ Leadership Development Challenges 67 kb
Duane Smith, Bob Sperry, Institute for Transportation, Iowa State University

The Use of Hydroacoustics and Sediment Coring in Bathymetric Mapping and Modeling 32 kb
Doug Schnoebelen, Nate Young, University of Iowa

Developing Low-Power Systems for Automated Traffic Monitoring 268 kb
Amit Pande, Iowa State University; Abhisek Mudgal, Institute for Transportation, Iowa State University

Improving On-Site Construction Productivity Using the WRITE System 415 kb
Seonghoon Kim, Georgia Southern University; Yong Bai, University of Kansas

Integration Safety Assessment and Web-Based Visual Analytics 16 kb
Xiao Qin, Shuguang Hao, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Crash Experience—What Makes Low-Volume Roads Different and What Can Be Done About It? 32 kb
Mehmet Caputcu, Reginald Souleyrette, Thomas McDonald, Robert Sperry, Institute for Transportation, Iowa State University

Survey-Based Approach to Identify Highway Safety Characteristics and Issues of Older Drivers 274 kb
Loshaka Perera, Sunanda Dissanayake, Kansas State University

Identifiying Thresholds for Run-Off-Road Events 162 kb
Abhisek Mudgal, Shauna Hallmark, Institute for Transportation, Iowa State University 

Preliminary Results from Evaluation of Dynamic Speed Feedback Signs on High Speed Curves 54 kb
Shauna Hallmark, Omar Smadi, Neal Hawkins, Institute for Transportation, Iowa State University

Trajectory Analysis of Vehicles Approaching Speed Feedback Signs 32 kb
Madhav Chitturi, Kelvin Santiago, David A. Noyce, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Effectiveness of a HAWK Beacon Signal at Mid-Block Pedestrian Crossings
Ranjit Prasad Godavarthy, Eugene R. Russell, Kansas State University

Analysis of Traffic Sign Retroreflectivity in National Wildlife Refuges in the Midwest 228 kb
Mark Hurt, Kansas Department of Transportation; Yilei Huang, Steven D. Schrock, University of Kansas

Can Consumer Sentiments and Changes in Fuel Economy Explain the Recent Shift in Travel Behavior? 17 kb
Nikhil Sikka, Jielin Sun, Paul Hanley, University of Iowa

Neural Networks Modeling of Biodiesel Emissions from Transit Buses 653 kb
Abhisek Mudgal, Shauna Hallmark, Institute for Transportation, Iowa State University; Kasthurirangan Gopalakrishnan, Iowa State University

Iowa DOT’s Pavement Management Information System and the Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide 38 kb
Halil Ceylan, Kasthurirangan (Rangan) Gopalakrishnan, Sunghwan Kim, Iowa State University; Omar Smadi, Institute for Transportation, Iowa State University; Chris Brakke, Fereidoon (Ben) Behnami, Iowa Department of Transportation

Backcalculation of Pavement Moduli Using Bio-Inspired Hybrid Meta-Heuristics and Cooperative Strategies 293 kb
Kasthurirangan Gopalakrishnan, Iowa State University

Mechanical Properties of Asphalt Mixtures with Recycled Concrete Aggregates 19 kb
Zhanping You, Julian Mills-Beale, Michigan Technological University

Advancing Driver Safety through Simulator Research 26 kb
Timothy L. Brown, Jane Moeckli, National Advanced Driving Simulator, University of Iowa

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Traffic and Safety

Development of Predictive Median Barrier Warrants 32 kb
Madhav Chitturi, Andrew Ooms, David A. Noyce, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Effectiveness of Localized Deer Management in Reducing Deer-Vehicle Crash Rates
in Iowa—Some New Evidence
16 kb
Michael Baird, Konstantina Gkritza, Zachary Hans, Institute for Transportation, Iowa State University

Evaluation of Centerline Rumble Strips for Prevention of Highway Crossover Accidents in Kansas 216 kb
Daniel E. Karkle, Margaret Rys, Eugene R. Russell, Kansas State University

Predicting and Mitigating Wind-Induced Truck Crashes on I-70 in Kansas 188 kb
Robert Rescot, Romika Jasrotia, Yue Li, Steven Schrock, University of Kansas; Kelly Hovey, Kansas Department of Transportation

Identification of Contributory Factors for Cross-Median Crashes 41 kb
Madhav Chitturi, Ghazan Khan, David A. Noyce, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Access Management Considerations for Roundabout Design and Implementation 15 kb
Mark T. Johnson, MTJ Engineering, LLC; Hillary N. Isebrands, Iowa State University

Iowa’s Roundabout Experience
Tim Simodynes, Iowa Department of Transportation     

Rural Safety Innovation Program: An Overview and Status Update 160 kb
Theodore A. Smith, Noblis; Linda Dodge, United States Department of Transportation

Update on Iowa’s 2009 Roadway Departure Strategic Action Plan and Synthesis of Neighboring State Practices to Address Roadway Departure Crashes 16 kb
Eric J. Fitzsimmons, Shashi Nambisan, Shauna Hallmark, Institute for Transportation, Iowa State University; Tom Welch, Iowa Department of Transportation

Effectiveness of Driver Improvement Programs 16 kb
Wei Zhang, Konstantina “Nadia” Gkritza, Shashi Nambisan, Institute for Transportation,
Iowa State University

Drivers’ Preferences for LED Vehicular and Pedestrian Signals 33 kb
Madhav V. Chitturi, University of Wisconsin, Madison; Rahim F. Benekohal, Ali Hajbabaie, Juan C. Medina, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Fatality Risk of Older Drivers under Different Conditions Based on Vehicle Miles Traveled 224 kb
Abhiteja Rallabandi, Sunanda Dissanayake, Kansas State University

Characteristics of Fatal Truck Crashes in the United States 99 kb
Nishitha Bezwada, Sunanda Dissanayake, Kansas State University

Horizontal Curves—A New Method for Identifying At-Risk Locations for Safety Investment 1.1 mb
Howard Preston, CH2M HILL, Inc.

Development of a Statewide Horizontal Curve Database for Crash Analysis 36 kb
Zachary Hans, Reg Souleyrette, Institute for Transportation, Iowa State University;
Rachael Larkin, Iowa State University

Spatial Analysis of Crash Location Relative to Population Change 33 kb
Jielin Sun, Adwetta Joshi, Lei Sun, Paul Hanley, University of Iowa

Review of Crashes at Bridges in Kansas 144 kb
Mark Hurt, Kansas Department of Transportation; Robert Rescot, Steven D. Schrock, University of Kansas

Determining the Effectiveness of Portable Changeable Message Signs in Work Zones 944 kb
Umar Firman, Yue Li, Yong Bai, University of Kansas

Effectiveness of Dynamic Messaging on Driver Behavior for Late Merge Lane Road Closures 427 kb
Thomas J. McDonald, Robert Sperry, Shashi Nambisan, Institute for Transportation, Iowa State University

Evaluation of Technology-Enhanced Flagger Devices: Focus Group and Survey Studies in Kansas 189 kb
Chen Fei See, Steven D. Schrock, Wai Kiong “Oswald” Chong, Yong Bai, Jamila Saadi,
University of Kansas

Characteristics of Work Zone Crashes in the SWZDI Region: Differences and Similarities 117 kb
Sunanda Dissanayake, Sreekanth Reddi Akepathi, Kansas State University

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Structures and Construction

An Owner’s Perspective on Implementing an Accelerated Bridge Construction Program (Invited Presentation) 116 kb
James McMinimee, Utah Department of Transportation

Development, Evaluation, and Implementation of a Precast Paving Notch System 20 kb
Brent  Phares, Institute for Transportation, Iowa State University; Dean Bierwagen, Iowa Department of Transportation;  Mike LaViolette, HNTB Corporation

Mass Concrete Thermal Control Case Study: I-80 over the Missouri River Bridge Construction 17 kb
James Nelson, Ahmad Abu-Hawash, Iowa Department of Transportation; John Gadja, CTL Group

Precast Bridge Approach Slab Replacement Project in Denver, Iowa (Design, Casting, Construction, and Monitoring) 4.75 mb
Dean Bierwagen, Ahmad Abu-Hawash, Wayne Sunday, Iowa Department of Transportation

The Kansas Experience with Polymer Concrete Bridge Deck Overlays 152 kb
Dave Meggers, Kansas Department of Transportation

Laboratory and Field Evaluation of the 24th Street Bridge 671 kb
Terry J. Wipf, Brent M. Phares, Travis Hosteng, Jake Bigelow, Institute for Transportation,
Iowa State University

Application of Wireless Sensor Networks in Infrastructure Monitoring: A Preliminary Study 16 kb
Jin Zhu, M.D. Salim, University of Northern Iowa

Monitoring of an Integral-Abutment Bridge Supported on Steel Piles/Concrete Drilled Shafts in Glacial Clay 149 kb
Ashley Disburg, Robert E. Abendroth, Iowa State University; Brent M. Phares, Institute for Transportation, Iowa State University; Ahmad Abu-Hawash, Kenneth Dunker, Iowa Department of Transportation

Monitoring of the Saylorville and Red Rock Reservoir Bridges for Wind-Induced Vibrations 91 kb
Travis Hosteng, Brent Phares, Institute for Transportation, Iowa State University; Doug Wood, Iowa State University; Ahmad Abu-Hawash, Bruce Brakke, Iowa Department of Transportation

Modified Sheet Pile Abutment for Low-Volume Road Bridge 228 kb
Ryan R. Evans, F. Wayne Klaiber, Iowa State University; David J. White, Caleb Douglas, Earthworks Engineering Research Center, Iowa State University; Terry Wipf, Institute for Transportation, Iowa State University

Post-Grouted Drilled Shaft Load Test Program Council Bluffs, Iowa 3.02 mb
Curtis Monk, Iowa Division, Federal Highway Administration
                                       
Review of Ultra-High-Performance Concrete (UHPC) PI Girder Bridge in Buchanan County, Iowa (Design, Construction, Testing, and Monitoring) 2.77 mb
Dean Bierwagen, Ahmad Abu-Hawash, Iowa Department of Transportation; Brian Keierleber, Buchanan County Engineer; Terry Wipf, Institute for Transportation, Iowa State University

Self-Centering Bridge Piers with Structural Fuses 790 kb
Jon “Matt” Rouse, F. Wayne Klaiber, Iowa State University; Mark C. Currie, HNTB

I-35W Bridge: Accelerated Procurement Design and Construction (Invited Presentation)
Kevin Western, Minnesota Department of Transportation

Multimodal Condition Assessment of Bridge Decks by NDE and Its Validation 2.79 mb
Nenad Gucunski, Ruediger Feldmann, Francisco Romero, Sabine Kruschwitz, Rutgers University;
Ahmad Abu-Hawash, Mark Dunn, Iowa Department of Transportation

Web-Based Collaboration for Iowa DOT Bridge Construction 35 kb
James S. Nelson, Iowa Department of Transportation; Aaron C. Zutz, Charles T. Jahren, Iowa State University

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PCC Pavements

Can Air be Entrained in Roller-Compacted Concrete Mixes? 122 kb
Chetan V. Hazaree, Halil Ceylan, Kasthurirangan Gopalakrishnan, Iowa State University

Curling of New Concrete Pavement and Long-Term Performance 119 kb
Daba Gedafa, Mustaque Hossain, Kansas State University; Zahidul Q. Siddique, ARCADIS LNW; Kirk Fredrichs, FHWA Nebraska Branch; Dave Meggers, Kansas Department of Transportation

Determining Pavement Damage Cost Attributed to Truck Traffic in Southwest Kansas 837 kb
Chunxiao Liu, Yong Bai, University of Kansas; Yingfeng Li, Texas Transportation Institute, Texas A&M University

Study of Iowa PCC Thermal Properties for Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design 251 kb
Jiong Hu, Texas State University, San Marcos; Kejin Wang, Iowa State University; Zhi Ge, North Dakota State University

Laboratory and Field Testing of Hycrete Corrosion-Inhibiting Admixture for Concrete 66 kb
John Wojakowski, Hycrete, Inc.; Jennifer Distlehorst, Kansas Department of Transportation

Common Sense Sustainability for Concrete Pavements 1.44 mb
Peter Taylor, Institute for Transportation, Iowa State University

Performance Properties of Ternary Mixes 1.68 mb
Paul Tikalsky, University of Utah; Peter Taylor, Institute for Transportation, Iowa State University;
Kejin Wang, Iowa State University

Concrete Overlays Helping to Address the Nation’s Preservation/Rehabilitation Needs 3.35 mb
Dale Harrington, Snyder and Associates

Two-Lift Concrete Pavement Construction 2.68 mb
Peter Taylor, Institute for Transportation, Iowa State University

Concrete Pavement Surface Characteristics Program: An Update 2.09 mb
Paul Wiegand, Institute for Transportation, Iowa State University; Robert Otto Rasmussen, Transtec Group, Inc.; Dale Harrington, Snyder and Associates; Ted Ferragut, TDC Partners, Ltd.

Pervious Concrete Mix Design for Wearing Course Applications 726 kb
Vernon R. Schaefer, Kejin Wang, Iowa State University; John T. Kevern, University of Missouri, Kansas City                       

Quantifying Environmental Impact: What Should We Measure and How Is It Done? 1.05 mb
Thomas Van Dam, Applied Pavement Technology, Inc.   

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Asphalt Pavements

Development of Mix Design Process for Cold In-Place Recycling 16 kb
Hosin Lee, Yongjoo Kim, University of Iowa

Missouri’s Use of Recycled Asphalt Shingles (RAS) in Hot Mix Asphalt 731 kb
Joe Schroer, Missouri Department of Transportation

Warm Mix Asphalt: Laboratory Evaluation and Pavement Design 102 kb
Zhanping You, Shu Wei Goh, Michigan Technological University

Alternative Test Methods for Measuring Permeability of Asphalt Mixes 19 kb
R. Christopher Williams, Iowa State University; Mohamed Abdel Raouf, Iowa State University; Joe Schroer, Missouri Department of Transportation

Measurement and Evaluation of Tack Coat Application Rate for 4.75 mm NMAS Superpave Overlay Mix 180 kb
Farhana Rahman, Mustaque Hossain, Kansas State University; Stefan Romanoschi, University of Texas at Arlington

Some Observations on Sorption-Desorption Behaviors of Roller-Compacted Concrete Mixtures 66 kb
Chetan V. Hazaree, Halil Ceylan, Kasthurirangan Gopalakrishnan, Iowa State University

Utilization of the Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide in Moisture Susceptibility Prediction 167 kb
Tamer M. Breakah, Iowa State University; R. Christopher Williams, Iowa State University

A Framework for Performance-Based Permeability and Density Acceptance Criteria for HMA Pavements in Wisconsin 169 kb
Sam Owusu-Ababio, Robert L. Schmitt, University of Wisconsin, Platteville

Dynamic Modulus of HMA: Preliminary Criteria to Prevent Field Rutting of Asphalt Pavements 16 kb
Zhanping You, Shu Wei Goh, Michigan Technological University; R. Christopher Williams, Iowa State University

Development of Accelerated Superpave Mix Testing Models 330 kb
Chandra Manandhar, Mustaque Hossain, Paul Nelson, Kansas State University; Cliff Hobson, Kansas Department of Transportation

Simulation of Flexible Pavement Design in Kansas 134 kb
Daba S. Gedafa, Mustaque Hossain, Kansas State University; Stefan A. Romanoschi, University of Texas at Arlington; Andrew J. Gisi, Kansas Department of Transportation

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Planning, Modeling, and Logistics

Review of Congestion Pricing Established Systems in Europe and Asia: Evaluation of Success 17 kb
Aikaterini Rentziou, Konstantina Gkritza, Institute for Transportation, Iowa State University    

Estimating Economic Benefits Due to Increased Seat Belt Use: A Case Study 24 kb
Sunanda Dissanayake, Kansas State University 

The Actual Cost of Food Systems on Roadway Infrastructure 16 kb
Inya Nlenanya, Omar Smadi, Institute for Transportation, Iowa State University       

Continuous Productive Urban Landscapes: A Sustainable Design Option to Growing Urban Communities in Iowa 15.3 mb
Jason Grimm, Iowa State University              

A Large-Scale Traffic Simulation Model for Hurricane Evacuation of Hampton Roads, Virginia 24 kb
Praveen Edara, University of Missouri, Columbia

Iowa’s Multi-Level Linear Referencing System (Invited Presentation) 6.17 mb
Steven Kadolph, Ryan Wyllie, Iowa Department of Transportation

Linking Highway Improvements to Patterns of Regional Growth and Land Use with Quasi-Experimental Research Design 28 kb
Richard G. Funderburg, University of Iowa; Hilary Nixon, San Jose State University; Marlon G. Boarnet, University of California, Irvine

The Iowa Travel Analysis Model iTRAM 7.05 mb
Phil Mescher, Iowa Department of Transportation

Infrastructure Asset Management in Hillsborough County, Florida 16 kb
Michael Maltezos, Hillsborough County Public Works Department

Assessing Transportation Impediments to Medicaid Members in the State of Iowa 42 kb
Nikhil Sikka, Paul Hanley, University of Iowa

Lessons Learned from 100% Airport Network Condition Survey 16 kb
Jose A. Villarreal, Mustaque Hossain, Kansas State University; George Laliberte, Kansas Department of Transportation

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Geotechnical Engineering

Advances in Intelligent Construction Methods in Geotechnical Engineering (Invited Presentation)
David J. White, Earthworks Engineering Research Center, Iowa State University

SHRP2 R02—Geotechnical Solutions for Soil Improvement, Rapid Embankment Construction, and Stabilization of the Pavement Working Platform 1.99 mb
Vernon R. Schaefer, Iowa State University

Construction QA/QC Testing versus Selection of Design Values for PCC Pavement
Foundation Layers
1.72 mb
Samuel Caleb Douglas, David J. White, Earthworks Engineering Research Center, Iowa State University;   Jeffery R. Roesler, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Use of Propane as a Subbase Drying Technique 338 kb
Michael Blahut, Vernon R. Schaefer, R. Christopher Williams, Iowa State University

Use of Bio-Oil for Pavement Subgrade Soil Stabilization 31 kb
Halil Ceylan, Kasthurirangan (Rangan) Gopalakrishnan, Sunghwan Kim, Iowa State University

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Finance

Interactions between Transportation Capacity, Economic Systems, and Land Use 437 kb
Stephen Andrle, Transportation Research Board

Financing Road Projects in India Using PPP Scheme 129 kb
Satyanarayana Kalidindi, L. Boeing Singh, Indian Institute of Technology Madras

Alternative Gas Tax Options (Invited Presentation) 15 kb
Paul Hanley, University of Iowa

Comparative Study of Costs Incurred by Transportation Users and Charges Compensated 392 kb
Abhisek Mudgal, Institute for Transportation, Iowa State University

Highway Capacity Improvements and Land Value Responses: Some Estimates of the
Economic Impacts of Upgrading Roads
2.79 mb
Michael Iacono, David M. Levinson, University of Minnesota

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Transportation Modes

An Overview of Passenger Transportation in Iowa (Invited Presentation) 14 kb
Amanda Martin, Iowa Department of Transportation

Rider and Non-Rider Opinions of Rural Public Transportation 289 kb
Brian Geiger, Sunanda Dissanayake, Kansas State University

Development of a Freight Analysis Framework for the Kansas City Metropolitan Area 400 kb
Erin Wurfel, Transportation Research Institute, University of Kansas; Yong Bai, Luke Huan, Vincent Buhr, University of Kansas

Freight Bottlenecks in the Upper Midwest: Identification, Collaboration, and Alleviation 92 kb
Qi Gong, Andrew Obernesser, Jessica Guo, University of Wisconsin, Madison

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Technology Considerations

Combining LIDAR and NAIP Imagery at Iowa DOT (Invited Presentation)
Karen Carroll, Ryan Wyllie, Iowa Department of Transportation  

IaRTN and 511 (Invited Presentation)
Michael Jackson, Iowa Department of Transportation           

Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles: Assessing Readiness for the Electrification of Personal Vehicle Transportation 635 kb
Anthony Smick, Megan Mallette, Chris Getter, Jessica Guo, Giri Venkataramanan, University of Wisconsin, Madison
 
Iowa DOT Pavement Marking Practices (Invited Presentation)
William Zitterich, Iowa Department of Transportation

Spatial Infrastructure at the Iowa DOT (Invited Presentation) 2.05 mb
Eric Abrams, Iowa Department of Transportation

An Overview of ITS Research Project by the Iowa DOT (Invited Presentation)
Willy Sorenson, Iowa Department of Transportation

An Analysis of Emergency Message Delivery Scheme in Inter-Vehicular Networking 304 kb
Weidong Xiang, University of Michigan; Hong Nie, University of Northern Iowa

Feasibility of Using Cellular Telephone Data to Determine the Truckshed of Intermodel Facilities 164 kb
Ming-Heng Wang, Steven D. Schrock, Thomas Mulinazzi, University of Kansas

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Hydrology

2008 Floods in the City of Des Moines (Invited Presentation) 23 kb
William G. Stowe, City of Des Moines Public Works Department

The Iowa Floods of 2008—Iowa City (Invited Presentation)
Ron Knoche, City of Iowa City

The Iowa Floods of 2008—Cedar Rapids (Invited Presentation)
Dave Elgin, City of Cedar Rapids

Connecting Self-Similarity in Channel Network Topology to Scaling of Flood Data (Invited Presentation) 15 kb
Ricardo Mantilla, University of Iowa

Iowa’s Floods of 2008 and the Iowa DOT’s use of BridgeWatch to Monitor Scour Critical Bridges (Invited Presentation) 15 kb
Dave Claman, Iowa Department of Transportation

Sedimentation of Multi-Barrel Culverts 803 kb
H-C. Ho, M. Muste, University of Iowa

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Road Maintenance

Development of Updated Guidelines and Specifications for Roadway Rehabilitation 26 kb
Charles T. Jahren, Ryan Shropshire, Iowa State University; Paul Wiegand, Larry J. Stevens, Institute for Transportation, Iowa State University

Iowa DOT Winter Maintenance Research (Invited Presentation)
Tina Greenfield, Iowa Department of Transportation

Modeling of Chip Seal Performance on Kansas Highways 197 kb
Litao Liu, Mustaque Hossain, Kansas State University; Rick Miller, Kansas Department of Transportation

Stabilization Procedures to Mitigate Edge Rutting for Granular Shoulders 21 kb
Charles T. Jahren, Thang H. Phan, Chase Westercamp, Peter Becker, Iowa State University; David J. White, Earthworks Engineering Research Center, Iowa State University

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Environment

Comparison of On-Road Biodiesel Emissions in Transit Buses 601 kb
Abhisek Mugdal, Shauna Hallmark, Massiel Orellana, Institute for Transportation, Iowa State University

Asset Management Tool for Collecting and Tracking Commitments on Selected Environmental Mitigation Features 1.34 mb
Teresa Adams, Jason Bittner, Stacy Cook, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Effect of Pavement Type on Fuel Consumption and Emissions 227 kb
Palinee Sumitsawan, Siamak A. Ardekani, Stefan Romanoschi, University of Texas at Arlington

Deploying Hybrid Electric School Buses in Iowa 30 kb
Shauna Hallmark, Institute for Transportation, Iowa State University; Dennis Kroeger, Office of Motor Carriers and Highway Safety, Federal Highway Administration; Brittany L. Hallmark, Ankeny High School

Cost Analysis of Alternative Culvert Installation Practices in Minnesota 88 kb
Brad Hansen, John Nieber, Chris Lenhart, University of Minnesota

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Highway Engineering and Construction

Methods at Iowa DOT—Flooded Backfill and Plastic Pipe 1.58 mb
Deanna Maifield, Dean F. Herbst, Iowa Department of Transportation

Construction Project Administration and Management for Mitigating Work Zone Crashes and Fatalities: An Integrated Risk Management Model 1.20 mb
Daniel Enz, Jennifer Shane, Kelly Strong, Iowa State University

Identification of Practices, Design, Construction, and Repair Using Trenchless Technology 17 kb
Charles T. Jahren, Muhannad T. Suleiman, Halil Ceylan, Bill Conway, Iowa State University;
Larry J. Stevens, Institute for Transportation, Iowa State University

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Materials

Antioxidant Effect of Bio-Oil Additive ESP on Asphalt Binder 829 kb
Sheng Tang, R. Christopher Williams, Iowa State University

Determination of Pre-Treatment Procedure Required for Developing Bio-Binders from Bio-Oils 842 kb
Mohamed Abdel Raouf, R. Christopher Williams, Iowa State University

Investigation of Warm-Mix Asphalt Performance Using the Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide 429 kb
Ashley Buss, Mohamed Rashwan, Tamer Breakah, R. Christopher Williams, Iowa State University;
Andrea Kvasnak, Auburn University

Nanotechnology to Manipulate the Aggregate-Cement Paste Bond: Impacts on Concrete Performance 42 kb
Jessica M. Sanfilippo, Jose F. Muñoz, M. Isabel Tejedor, Marc A. Anderson, Steven M. Cramer,
University of Wisconsin-Madison

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Symposium Sponsors

  • Iowa Department of Transportation
  • Iowa State University’s
    • Institute for Transportation
    • Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering
    • Midwest Transportation Consortium
  • The University of Iowa’s
    • Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    • Department of Industrial and Mechanical Engineering
    • Public Policy Center
  • University of Northern Iowa
  • University of Wisconsin’s National Center for Freight & Infrastructure Research & Education
  • Wisconsin Department of Transportation

Program Chairs

  • Shashi Nambisan, Institute for Transportation, Iowa State University
  • Sandra Larson, Research and Technology Bureau, Iowa Department of Transportation

Technical Editors

Peter Hunsinger, Sarah Hay, and Jillian Tanner, Institute for Transportation, Iowa State University

Symposium Planning Committee

  • Sandra Larson, Director, Research and Technology Bureau, Iowa Department of Transportation
  • Shashi Nambisan, Director, Institute for Transportation, Iowa State University
  • Ahmad Abu-Hawash, Chief Structural Engineer, Iowa Department of Transportation
  • John Adam, Director, Statewide Operations Bureau, Iowa Department of Transportation
  • Teresa Adams, Director, National Center for Freight & Infrastructure Research & Education, Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Wisconsin–Madison
  • Jim Alleman, Chair, Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering, Iowa State University
  • Stu Anderson, Director of Planning, Programming and Modal Division, Iowa Department of Transportation
  • Steve Andrle, Chief Program Officer / Capacity, SHRP 2, Transportation Research Board
  • Jason Bittner, Deputy Director, National Center for Freight & Infrastructure Research & Education, University of Wisconsin–Madison
  • Linda Boyle, Associate Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Iowa
  • Dennis Burkheimer, Winter Operations Administrator, Iowa Department of Transportation
  • Tom Cackler, Director, National Concrete Pavement Technology Center, InTrans, Iowa State University
  • Mara Campbell, Director, Organizational Results, Missouri Department of Transportation
  • Carol Culver, Research Coordinator, Iowa Department of Transportation
  • Mark Dunn, Operations Research Director, Highway Research Board, Iowa Department of Transportation
  • Nadia Gkritza, Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering, Iowa State University
  • Max Grogg, Program Delivery Engineer, Federal Highway Administration–Iowa Division
  • Paul Hanley, Director, Transportation Policy Research Program, Public Policy Center, University of Iowa
  • Neal Hawkins, Associate Director of Transportation Operations, InTrans, Iowa State University
  • Bret Hodne, Public Works Director (interim), City of West Des Moines
  • Brian Keierleber, Buchanan County (Iowa) Engineer
  • Becky Hiatt, Planning & Development Manager, FHWA–Iowa Division
  • Aemal Khattak, Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
  • Mike LaViolette, Bridge Practice Leader, HNTB Corporation, Omaha
  • Hosin “David” Lee, Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Iowa
  • Sue Lodahl, Director, Office of Research Services, Minnesota Department of Transportation
  • Dan McGehee, Director, Human Factors Research, Public Policy Center, University of Iowa
  • Dick McReynolds, Engineer of Research, Kansas Department of Transportation
  • Kevin Merryman, PCC Paving Field Engineer, Iowa Department of Transportation
  • Mark Nahra, Woodbury County (Iowa) Engineer
  • Charles Nemmers, Director, Transportation Infrastructure Center, University of Missouri-Columbia
  • Ann Pahnke, Research Supervisor, Wisconsin Department of Transportation
  • Laurence Rilett, Professor of Civil Engineering and Director, Mid-America Transportation Center, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Alan Rindels, Program Development Engineer, Minnesota Department of Transportation
  • Roger Schletzbaum, Marion County (Iowa) Engineer
  • Steve Schrock, Assistant Professor of Engineering, University of Kansas
  • Vern Schaefer, Professor of Civil Engineering, Iowa State University
  • Amy Schutzbach, Engineer of Physical Research, Illinois Department of Transportation
  • Jennifer Shane, Assistant Professor of Construction Engineering, Iowa State University
  • Lee Smithson, AASHTO SICOP (Snow and Ice Pooled Fund Cooperative Program) Coordinator
  • Reg Souleyrette, Associate Director of Research, InTrans, Professor of Civil Engineering, Iowa State University
  • Robert Sperry, Local Roads Safety Liaison, InTrans, Iowa State University
  • Mary Stahlhut, Safety Management System Coordinator, Iowa Department of Transportation
  • Larry Stevens, Director, Statewide Urban Design and Specifications, InTrans, Iowa State University
  • Tim Strauss, Associate Professor of Geography, University of Northern Iowa
  • Peter Taylor, Associate Director, National Concrete Pavement Technology Center, Co-director, Center for Nanotechnology in Cementitous Systems, InTrans, Iowa State University
  • Tom Welch, Traffic and Safety Engineer, Iowa Department of Transportation
  • David White, Director, Earthworks Engineering Research Center, InTrans, Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, Iowa State University
  • Chris Williams, Director, Asphalt Materials and Pavements Program, InTrans, Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, Iowa State University
  • Terry Wipf, Director, Bridge Engineering Center, InTrans, Professor of Civil Engineering, Iowa State University
  • Daniel Yeh, Section Chief, Research and Communication Services, Wisconsin Department of Transportation
2009 Mid-Continent Transportation Research Symposium

Partnerships in Transportation Research, Innovation, and Training

Dr. Tom Maze

These proceedings are dedicated to the memory of Professor Tom Maze, who had the vision to initiate this important biennial event, and who nurtured from infancy to maturity the organization that is today’s Institute for Transportation at Iowa State University. Read more about Professor Tom Maze’s contributions to transportation engineering and Iowa State University (pdf 7.44 mb).