InTrans Publications

Presentations Delivered at the 2009 Mid-Continent Transportation Research Symposium

Ames, Iowa, August 20–21, 2009

Copyright © 2009 by Iowa State University.

Nearly 400 people--a record number--attended this year's Mid-Continent Transportation Research Symposium in Ames, Iowa.

To offer the event's 135+ presentations to an even broader audience, we have created this web site to post presentation slides delivered at the symposium.

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The presentations 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. This site also includes materials related to keynote presentations by Dr. Martin Wachs of the RAND Corporation and Dr. Ann Brach of the Transportation Research Board.

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Keynote Presenters

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

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

Traffic and Safety

Development of Predictive Median Barrier Warrants
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

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
Daniel E. Karkle, Margaret Rys, Eugene R. Russell, Kansas State University

Predicting and Mitigating Wind-Induced Truck Crashes on I-70 in Kansas
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
Madhav Chitturi, Ghazan Khan, David A. Noyce, University of Wisconsin, Madison

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

Iowa’s Roundabout Experience 5.32 MB
Tim Simodynes, Iowa Department of Transportation     

Rural Safety Innovation Program: An Overview and Status Update
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
Eric J. Fitzsimmons, Shashi Nambisan, Shauna Hallmark, Institute for Transportation, Iowa State University; Tom Welch, Iowa Department of Transportation

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

Drivers’ Preferences for LED Vehicular and Pedestrian Signals
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
Abhiteja Rallabandi, Sunanda Dissanayake, Kansas State University

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

Horizontal Curves—A New Method for Identifying At-Risk Locations for Safety Investment 1.17 mb
Howard Preston, CH2M HILL, Inc.

Development of a Statewide Horizontal Curve Database for Crash Analysis 2.11 mb
Zachary Hans, Reg Souleyrette, Institute for Transportation, Iowa State University;
Rachael Larkin, Iowa State University

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

Review of Crashes at Bridges in Kansas
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
Umar Firman, Yue Li, Yong Bai, University of Kansas

Effectiveness of Dynamic Messaging on Driver Behavior for Late Merge Lane Road Closures 2.99 mb
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
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
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) 3.74 mb
James McMinimee, Utah Department of Transportation

Development, Evaluation, and Implementation of a Precast Paving Notch System
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 1.89 mb
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) 9.55 mb
Dean Bierwagen, Ahmad Abu-Hawash, Wayne Sunday, Iowa Department of Transportation

The Kansas Experience with Polymer Concrete Bridge Deck Overlays 3.90 mb
Dave Meggers, Kansas Department of Transportation

Laboratory and Field Evaluation of the 24th Street Bridge
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
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
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
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
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 8.06 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) 5.42 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
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
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 626 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?
Chetan V. Hazaree, Halil Ceylan, Kasthurirangan Gopalakrishnan, Iowa State University

Curling of New Concrete Pavement and Long-Term Performance
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
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 
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
John Wojakowski, Hycrete, Inc.; Jennifer Distlehorst, Kansas Department of Transportation

Common Sense Sustainability for Concrete Pavements 841 kb
Peter Taylor, Institute for Transportation, Iowa State University

Performance Properties of Ternary Mixes
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 1.25 mb
Dale Harrington, Snyder and Associates

Two-Lift Concrete Pavement Construction 2.40 mb
Peter Taylor, Institute for Transportation, Iowa State University

Concrete Pavement Surface Characteristics Program: An Update
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
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? 974 kb
Thomas Van Dam, Applied Pavement Technology, Inc.   

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Asphalt Pavements

Development of Mix Design Process for Cold In-Place Recycling 2.00 mb
Hosin Lee, Yongjoo Kim, University of Iowa

Missouri’s Use of Recycled Asphalt Shingles (RAS) in Hot Mix Asphalt 3.51 mb
Joe Schroer, Missouri Department of Transportation

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

Alternative Test Methods for Measuring Permeability of Asphalt Mixes 6.81 mb
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 977 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
Chetan V. Hazaree, Halil Ceylan, Kasthurirangan Gopalakrishnan, Iowa State University

Utilization of the Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide in Moisture Susceptibility Prediction 789 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
Sam Owusu-Ababio, Robert L. Schmitt, University of Wisconsin, Platteville

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

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

Simulation of Flexible Pavement Design in Kansas
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
Aikaterini Rentziou, Konstantina Gkritza, Institute for Transportation, Iowa State University    

Estimating Economic Benefits Due to Increased Seat Belt Use: A Case Study 1.79 mb
Sunanda Dissanayake, Kansas State University 

The Actual Cost of Food Systems on Roadway Infrastructure 1.79 mb
Inya Nlenanya, Omar Smadi, Institute for Transportation, Iowa State University       

Continuous Productive Urban Landscapes: A Sustainable Design Option to Growing Urban Communities in Iowa 5.46 mb
Jason Grimm, Iowa State University              

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

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

Linking Highway Improvements to Patterns of Regional Growth and Land Use with Quasi-Experimental Research Design 764 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 1.95 mb
Phil Mescher, Iowa Department of Transportation

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

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

Lessons Learned from 100% Airport Network Condition Survey
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) 9.81 mb
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
Vernon R. Schaefer, Iowa State University

Construction QA/QC Testing versus Selection of Design Values for PCC Pavement
Foundation Layers

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
Michael Blahut, Vernon R. Schaefer, R. Christopher Williams, Iowa State University

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

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Finance

Interactions between Transportation Capacity, Economic Systems, and Land Use 291 kb
Stephen Andrle, Transportation Research Board

Financing Road Projects in India Using PPP Scheme 810 kb
Satyanarayana Kalidindi, L. Boeing Singh, Indian Institute of Technology Madras

Alternative Gas Tax Options (Invited Presentation) 815 kb
Paul Hanley, University of Iowa

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

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

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Transportation Modes

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

Rider and Non-Rider Opinions of Rural Public Transportation 2.10 mb
Brian Geiger, Sunanda Dissanayake, Kansas State University

Development of a Freight Analysis Framework for the Kansas City Metropolitan Area
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
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) 2.37 mb
Michael Jackson, Iowa Department of Transportation           

Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles: Assessing Readiness for the Electrification of Personal Vehicle Transportation
Anthony Smick, Megan Mallette, Chris Getter, Jessica Guo, Giri Venkataramanan, University of Wisconsin, Madison
 
Iowa DOT Pavement Marking Practices (Invited Presentation) 7.31 mb
William Zitterich, Iowa Department of Transportation

Spatial Infrastructure at the Iowa DOT (Invited Presentation) 1.26 mb
Eric Abrams, Iowa Department of Transportation

An Overview of ITS Research Project by the Iowa DOT (Invited Presentation) 11.64 mb
Willy Sorenson, Iowa Department of Transportation

An Analysis of Emergency Message Delivery Scheme in Inter-Vehicular Networking 2.00 mb
Weidong Xiang, University of Michigan; Hong Nie, University of Northern Iowa

Feasibility of Using Cellular Telephone Data to Determine the Truckshed of Intermodel Facilities 459 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) 4.12 mb
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) 4.12 mb
Dave Elgin, City of Cedar Rapids

Connecting Self-Similarity in Channel Network Topology to Scaling of Flood Data (Invited Presentation)
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) 20.15 mb
Dave Claman, Iowa Department of Transportation

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

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Road Maintenance

Development of Updated Guidelines and Specifications for Roadway Rehabilitation
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
Litao Liu, Mustaque Hossain, Kansas State University; Rick Miller, Kansas Department of Transportation

Stabilization Procedures to Mitigate Edge Rutting for Granular Shoulders
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
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 3.56 mb
Teresa Adams, Jason Bittner, Stacy Cook, University of Wisconsin, Madison

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

Deploying Hybrid Electric School Buses in Iowa
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
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 3.68 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
Daniel Enz, Jennifer Shane, Kelly Strong, Iowa State University

Identification of Practices, Design, Construction, and Repair Using Trenchless Technology
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
Sheng Tang, R. Christopher Williams, Iowa State University

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

Investigation of Warm-Mix Asphalt Performance Using the Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide
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
Jessica M. Sanfilippo, Jose F. Muñoz, M. Isabel Tejedor, Marc A. Anderson, Steven M. Cramer,
University of Wisconsin-Madison

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Symposium presenter

Nearly 400 professionals attended over 135 presentations at this year's Mid-Continent Transportation Research Symposium.