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2011 Mid-Continent Transportation Research Symposium

 

2011 Mid-Continent Transportation Research Symposium

August 18–19, 2011
Iowa State University

Gateway Hotel and Conference Center
2100 Green Hills Drive
Ames, Iowa 50014

 

Proceedings Contents

About the Proceedings

The abstracts, presentations, and other materials included in these online proceedings represent 115+ conference papers and poster presentations delivered at the 2011 Mid-Continent Transportation Research Symposium, August 18-19 in Ames, Iowa. Presenters from over 40 governmental, academic, and industry organizations discused a broad spectrum of transportation issues, including pavements, environmental concerns, asset management, safety, and more.

The presentations listed on this page are arranged by topic. For each presentation, a PowerPoint file, abstract, and/or proceedings paper has been provided if available.

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Asphalt Pavements


Enhanced Pavement Reflection Crack Growth Modeling Through Soft Computing

  • Halil Ceylan, Iowa State University
  • Kasthurirangan Gopalakrishnan, Iowa State University
  • Sunghwan Kim, Iowa State University
  • Robert Lytton, Iowa State University

     Presentation File      Abstract File


Performance Evaluation of Superpave Mix Using Hamburg Wheel Tracking Device

  • Farhana Rahman, Kansas State University
  • Kiran Uppu, Graduate Research Assistant
  • Cliff Hobson, Advance Technology Research Engineer
  • Mustaque Hossain, Kansas State University

     Abstract File


Use of Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement from Ultra-Thin Bituminous Bonded Layer in Superpave Mixtures/Evaluation of the Use of Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement in HMA Mixtures

  • Mustaque Hossain, Kansas State University
  • Haritha Musty, Kansas State University
  • Nassim Sabahfar, Kansas State University

     Presentation File      Abstract File


Aggregate Retention in Chip Seal

  • Shahidul Islam, University of Illinois at Urbana Champign
  • Elaine Lamm, Kansas State University
  • Haritha Musty, Kansas State University
  • Mustaque Hossain, Kansas State University

     Presentation File      Abstract File


Effectiveness of Flexible Pavement Rehabilitation Treatments - Evidence from a National Experiment

  • Anwaar Ahmed, Purdue University, West lafayette
  • Zongzhi Li, Illinois Institute of Technology

     Presentation File      Abstract File


Investigation of Warm Mix Asphalt in Iowa: Translating laboratory performance test results to field performance using the Mechanistic-Empirical Design Guide (M-EPDG)

  • Ashley Buss, Iowa State University

     Presentation File      Abstract File

Asset Management


NCHRP Projects 20-24(11) and 08-69, AASHTO Asset Management Guide: Volumes I and II

  • Crawford Jencks, NCHRP

     Abstract File


Asset Management at the Iowa DOT’s Highway Division

  • Brad Cutler, Iowa DOT
  • Shawn Blaesing-Thompson, Office of Maintenance, Iowa DOT

     Presentation File      Abstract File


Ohio DOT Pavement Management Information System

  • Cynthia Gerst, Ohio DOT

     Presentation File      Abstract File


Average Annual Maintenance Expenditure (AAMEX) Modeling for Indiana Highway Assets: A Statistical and Econometric Analysis of the Effect of an Asset's Age on Expected Maintenance Costs

  • Matthew Volovski, Purdue University
  • Samuel Labi, Purdue University

     Presentation File      Abstract File


Transportation Agency Tool to Analyze Benefits of Living Snow Fences

  • Dean Current
  • Daniel Gullickson
  • Diomedes Zamora
  • David Smith, University of Minnesota
  • Gary Wyatt, UMN, Extension Educator, Agroforestry

     Presentation File      Abstract File

Driver Services


Affordable simulator-based truck driver training: challenges and opportunities

  • Dawn Marshall
  • Andrew Veit

     Presentation File


Driver Impairment Detection

  • Dave Lorenzen


Engineering Design Converter for Operational Review and Outreach

  • Shawn Allen
  • Yefei He


Ignition Interlock Device

  • Kim Snook

     Presentation File


CARFIT Program

  • Kim Snook

     Presentation File


Driver's License Central Issuance & Image Verification

  • Dave Stutz

     Presentation File


Iowa High School Administrator Opinions About Graduated Driver Licensing

  • Michelle Reyes, The University of Iowa Public Policy Center

     Abstract File


Off-road Vehicles, On-road Crashes: ATV Injury Surveillance as a Tool to Inform Traffic Safety Policies

  • Gerene Denning
  • Kari Harland
  • Charles Jennissen
  • Christopher Bush

Education and Knowledge Transfer


POSTER, Pavement Management Tools For Minnesota

  • Michael Marti, SRF Consulting Group
  • Gary Danielson, Kandiyohi County, MN

     Abstract File


Communication is Key: A randomized trial of an intervention to increase parent involvement in teen driving

  • Corinne Peek-Asa, U of I Injury Prevention Research Center
  • Ginger Yang, U of I Injury Prevention Research Center
  • Lisa Roth, U of I Injury Prevention Research Center

     Abstract File


Evaluation of a video-based feedback intervention for newly-licensed young drivers

  • Daniel McGehee, Public Policy Center, University of Iowa
  • Michelle Reyes, The University of Iowa Public Policy Center
  • Cher Carney, Public Policy Center, University of Iowa

     Presentation File      Abstract File


Go! Magazine

  • Shauna Hallmark, Institute for Transportation
  • Rema Nilakanta, InTrans
  • Shashi Nambisan, InTrans

     Presentation File


Arizona Transportation History

  • Anne Ellis, Arizona DOT

     Abstract File


Best Practices: Managing Interaction between Local Authorities and Major Traffic Generators

  • Michael Marti, SRF Consulting Group

     Presentation File      Abstract File


SHRP 2 - Delivering New Transportation Technologies

  • James McMinimee, Iowa DOT

Environment


Application of Paleoflood Survey Techniques in the Black Hills of South Dakota

  • Dave Huft, South Dakota DOT

     Presentation File      Abstract File


Assessment and Recommendations for the Operation of Standard Sump Manholes as a Best Management Practice for Stormwater Treatment

  • Bruce Holdhusen, MnDOT Research Services

     Presentation File      Abstract File


Spatial Transferability of CO2 Emission Models Incorporating Land Use and Household Characteristics

  • Judith Mwakalonge, Prairie View A& M University
  • Doreen Kobelo, Florida A & M University
  • Saidi Siuhi, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

     Presentation File      Abstract File      Paper File


Stormwater Quality: The Changing Environment of Regulatory Requirements

  • Melissa Serio, Office of Construction, Iowa DOT
  • Mark Masteller, Chief Landscape Architect, Iowa DOT

     Presentation File

Geotechnical Engineering


Case histories of ground improvement methods for road or airport construction

  • Jian Chu, Iowa State University

     Presentation File      Abstract File


Evaluation of Reinforced Crushed Stone Base for Low-Volume Road Bases

  • Brandon Bortz, Kansas State University
  • Mustaque Hossain, Kansas State University
  • Izhar Halami, PRS Mediterranean Ltd
  • Andy Gisi, Kansas Department of Transportation

     Abstract File      Paper File


Field and Laboratory Evaluation of a Mechanically Stabilized Salvaged Base Course Used in the Construction of US 12 Marmarth, North Dakota

  • Mark Wayne, Tensar International
  • Jay Kwon, Tensar International
  • David White, InTrans, CEER

     Presentation File      Abstract File


Investigation of Pavement Moduli Using Non-Destructive and Laboartory Tests

  • Jeremiah Thomas, Kansas State University
  • Quinn Stenzel, Kansas State University
  • Mustaque Hossain, Kansas State University

     Presentation File      Abstract File


Development of a Database for Drilled Shaft Foundation Testing (DSHAFT)

  • Jessica Heine, Iowa State University
  • Matthew Roling, Flad Architects
  • Sri Sritharan, Iowa State University
  • Muhannad Suleiman, Lehigh University

     Presentation File      Abstract File


Load and Resistance Factor Design Advancements For Bridge Pile Foundations In Iowa

  • Muhannad Suleiman, Lehigh University
  • Sri Sritharan, Iowa State University
  • Kam Weng Ng, Iowa State University
  • Sherif AbdelSalam, British University in Egypt
  • Matthew Roling, Flad Architects

     Abstract File


MTI Geotechnical Research Program

  • Bill Stone, Missouri DOT

     Presentation File      Abstract File


Roller Integrated Compaction Monitoring Technologies for Earthwork and HMA Construction – Iowa’s Experience

  • Pavana Vennapusa, InTrans, CEER
  • David White, InTrans, CEER

     Presentation File

Highway Engineering and Construction


Communication Strategies Employed in Transportation Projects

  • Ghada Gad, Iowa State University
  • Nurhidayah Azmy, Iowa State University
  • Jennifer Shane, Iowa State University

     Presentation File      Abstract File


Analysis of the Required Project Management Skill Set for Complex Design-Bid-Build Projects

  • Jennifer Shane, Iowa State University
  • Douglas Gransberg, ISU CCEE

     Abstract File


Developing Rational Contingencies for Transportation Project Cost Estimates

  • Douglas Gransberg, ISU CCEE

     Presentation File      Abstract File


Implementation of Safety Measures in Nighttime Construction Work Zone

  • Nurhidayah Azmy, Iowa State University
  • Jennifer Shane, Iowa State University

     Presentation File      Abstract File


Web-based project management action research for highway projects under $10 million

  • Nurhidayah Azmy, Iowa State University
  • Jennifer Shane, Iowa State University
  • Jose Perez Reboredo, Iowa State University

     Presentation File      Abstract File      Paper File

Maintenance


NCHRP initiated Project 14-12, “Highway Maintenance Quality Assurance"

  • Crawford Jencks, NCHRP

     Abstract File


Network-level Winter Weather Safety Assessment: Database Development

  • Zach Hans, InTrans

     Presentation File


Risk Mitigation Strategies for Operations and Maintenance Activities

  • Jennifer Shane, Iowa State University
  • Kelly Strong, Iowa State University
  • Sayanti Mukhopadhyay, Iowa State University
  • Jay Mathes, Iowa State university

     Abstract File


TowPlow Winter Operations

  • Annette Dunn, Iowa DOT

     Presentation File      Abstract File

PCC Materials and Pavements


POSTER, Effect of Limestone Powder on PCC Strength

  • Fatih Bektas, National CP Tech Center, InTrans
  • Wenjun He, CCEE ISU
  • Gongbo Zhang, CCEE ISU
  • Kejin Wang, Iowa State University

     Abstract File


POSTER, Minimum Cement Content for Performance and Sustainability in Rigid Pavements

  • Peter Taylor, National Concrete Pavement Technology Center, Institute of Transportation, Iowa State University
  • Fatih Bektas, CP Tech Center
  • Ezgi Yurdakul, Iowa State University
  • Halil Ceylan, Iowa State University

     Abstract File


A method to rapidly predict service life and susceptibility to deicing salt deterioration of aggregates used in Portland cement concrete

  • Bob Dawson, Iowa DOT

     Presentation File      Abstract File


A Study of Aggregate Settlement in a Simulated Cement System

  • Will Hunnicutt, Iowa State University
  • Kejin Wang, Iowa State University

     Presentation File      Abstract File


Drying Shrinkage Behavior of Mortars Made with Ternary Blends

  • Kejin Wang, Iowa State University
  • Peter Taylor, National Concrete Pavement Technology Center, Institute of Transportation, Iowa State University
  • Paul Tikalsky, University of Utah
  • Xuhao Wang, CCEE
  • Fatih Bektas, CP Tech Center

     Abstract File


Identifying Fine Aggregates Prone to Polishing in PCC Pavements

  • Marc Rached, University of Texas at Austin

     Presentation File      Abstract File


FHWA's Sustainable Pavement Program

  • Kurt Smith, Applied Pavement Technology, Inc.


LCA characterization of life cycle environmental impacts from pavement smoothness

  • John Harvey, UC Davis
  • Ting Wang
  • In-Sung Lee
  • Chang-Mo Kim
  • Eul-Bum Lee
  • Alissa Kendall

     Presentation File


Life-cycle Assessment of Concrete Pavements: Impacts and Opportunities for Carbon Reductions

  • Mehdi Akbarian, MIT


Sustainable Highway Rating System

  • Kathleen Penney, CH2M Hill


Concrete Pavement Surface Characteristics Program Results

  • Paul Wiegand, InTrans

     Presentation File


Geothermal Application for PCC Pavement System

  • David White, InTrans, CEER
  • Cheng Li, Iowa State University

     Presentation File      Abstract File


Guidelines for Design, Testing, Production and Construction of Semi-Flowable Self-Consolidating Concrete for Slip-Form Paving

  • Surendra Shah, Center for Advanced Cement-Based Materials, Northwestern University
  • Gilson Lomboy, Iowa State University
  • Peter Taylor, National Concrete Pavement Technology Center, Institute of Transportation, Iowa State University
  • Kejin Wang, Iowa State University

     Presentation File      Abstract File


PCC Overlays Program Results

  • Dale Harrington, Snyder and Associates

Planning, Modeling, and Logistics


POSTER, A Conceptual Framework for Freight Transport Modeling With Logistic Choices

  • Zahra Pourabdollahi, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Kouros Mohammadian, Associate Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Civil, and Material Engineerin

     Abstract File


POSTER, Cost-Per-Mile Estimation Methodology for Railroads

  • Jeffrey von Brown, Institute for Transportation, Iowa State University
  • Konstantina Gkritza, Co-Principal Investigator

     Abstract File


POSTER, Modeling vehicle class lagging headways for estimating passenger car equivalent: A comparative analysis between 3SLS and sure modeling approaches

  • Bismark Agbelie, Purdue University
  • Anwaar Ahmed, Purdue University, West lafayette
  • Matthew Volovski, Purdue University

     Abstract File


POSTER, Multimodal Transportation Operations and Planning Software Review and Evaluation

  • Eirini Kastrouni, Graduate Assistant
  • Steve Lavrenz, Iowa State University
  • Jeffrey von Brown, Institute for Transportation, Iowa State University
  • Konstantina Gkritza, Co-Principal Investigator

     Abstract File


ADA compliant sidewalks and facilities

  • Deanna Maifield, Iowa DOT

     Presentation File      Abstract File


Boundary v. Boundary – Who decides on a planning boundary and what does it mean?

  • Phil Mescher, Iowa DOT

     Presentation File      Abstract File


Growing the Idaho Economy: Moving into the Future

  • Ned Parrish, Idaho DOT

     Abstract File


State Highways as Main Streets: A Study of Community Design and Visioning

  • Leni Oman, Washington DOT

     Presentation File      Abstract File


Flood Detour Traffic Analysis using the Iowa Travel Analysis Model

  • John Parker, Iowa DOT

     Presentation File      Abstract File


Innovative Funding and Design for re-designing Rail Road Crossings

  • Mary Jo Key, Iowa DOT

     Presentation File


Travel Demand Model

  • Adam Shell, Iowa DOT

     Presentation File      Abstract File


An Enhanced Freight Activity Micro-simulation Estimator (FAME) Model using FAF3.0 dataset

  • Zahra Pourabdollahi, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Kouros Mohammadian, Associate Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Civil, and Material Engineerin

     Presentation File      Abstract File


Comparative Contact Methods in Freight Establishment Surveys

  • Karl Sturm, University of Illinois at Chicago

     Abstract File


Planning Tools to Evaluate Transportation Network Resiliency

  • Steve Lavrenz, Iowa State University
  • Konstantina Gkritza, Co-Principal Investigator

     Presentation File      Abstract File


Travel time variability for freight flows along a major Interstate corridor

  • KAUSHIK BEKKEM, CFIRE
  • TERESA ADAMS, PROFESSOR
  • BRUCE WANG, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

     Presentation File      Abstract File

Structures and Bridges


ABC Decision Tool and Economic Modeling Study

  • Toni Doolen, Oregon State University
  • Benjamin Tang, Oregon DOT
  • Samin Emami, Oregon State University

     Abstract File


ABC Demonstration Bridge - Design and Construction

  • Mike LaViolette, HNTB Corporation
  • David Evans, Iowa DOT
  • Jim Nelson, Iowa DOT

     Presentation File      Abstract File


ABC Demonstration Bridge - Laboratory Testing

  • Matt Rouse, Iowa State University
  • Doug Hartwell, Iowa State University
  • Mike LaViolette, HNTB Corporation

     Presentation File      Abstract File


Accelerated Bridge Construction

  • Cameron Kergaye, Utah DOT

     Presentation File


An Evaluation of Retro-reflectivity of Pavement Markings on Traffic Safety

  • Omar Smadi, Iowa State University
  • Neal Hawkins, InTrans


Imaging Tools for Evaluation of Gusset Plate Connections in Steel Truss Bridges

  • Barnie Jones, Oregon DOT

     Presentation File      Abstract File


Improving Bridge Interface Rideability in Ohio

  • Cynthia Gerst, Ohio DOT
  • Brent Phares, InTrans, BEC

     Presentation File


Preemptive Retrofits to Prevent Constraint Induce Fracture at Vertical Stiffeners

  • Robert Connor, Purdue University
  • Michael Koob, WJE
  • Brian Santosuosso, WJE
  • Bruce Brakke, Iowa DOT

     Presentation File      Abstract File


Study of the Impacts of Implements of Husbandry on Bridges

  • Justin Dahlberg, Institute for Transportation - Iowa State University
  • Travis Hosteng, Institute for Transportation - Iowa State University
  • Doug Wood, CCEE - Iowa State University
  • Scott Neubauer, Office of Bridges and Structures - Iowa DOT

     Abstract File


Corrosion Performance of Eight Older Bridge Decks Constructed with Epoxy-Coated Reinforcing Steel in Iowa

  • James Donnelly, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.
  • Paul Krauss, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.
  • John Lawler, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.
  • Gordon Port, Iowa DOT

     Abstract File


Effects of Thermal Loading on Pier Deformations in the Wakota Bridge

  • Krista Morris, University of Minnesota Civil Engineering Department

     Presentation File      Abstract File


Precast UHPC Waffle Bridge Deck Panels and Connections for Accelerated Bridge Construction

  • Sriram Aaleti, Iowa State University
  • Sritharan Sri, Iowa State University
  • Dean Bierwagen, Iowa Department of Transportation
  • Brian Moore, Wapello County Engineer

     Presentation File      Abstract File


Remote Sensing for Bridge Monitoring: USDOT-RITA CRST Phase 1 and 2

  • Shenen Chen, Uni. North Carolina at Charlotte
  • Edd Hauser, Uni. North Carolina at Charlotte

     Presentation File      Abstract File

Technology Considerations


DARWIN-ME Pavement Design System

  • Doc Zhang, Louisiana DOT

     Presentation File      Abstract File


Geospatial Infrastructure at Iowa DOT

  • Eric Abrams, Iowa DOT

     Presentation File      Abstract File


LiDAR information for 2-D hydraulic modeling

  • Dave Claman, Iowa DOT

     Abstract File


New LiDAR Technology Offers Faster, Less Expensive Field Data

  • Bill Stone, Missouri DOT

     Presentation File      Abstract File

Traffic and Safety


POSTER, A Motorcycle Safety Survey in Kansas to Identify Issues and Causes Related to Crashes

  • Mohammad Saad Shaheed, Iowa State University

     Abstract File


POSTER, A new decision support tool for warranting detour operations during freeway corridor incident management

  • Yue Liu, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
  • Zhenke Luo, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

     Abstract File


POSTER, Quantifying traveler diversion and its impact during a weekend full freeway closure: Case study with I-894

  • Yue Liu, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
  • Justin Effinger, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
  • Alan Horowitz, Professor
  • John Shaw, Wisconsin DOT
  • John Corbin, Wisconsin DOT

     Abstract File


POSTER, Rural Safety Policy Improvement Index

  • Keith Knapp, Iowa LTAP

     Abstract File


Designing and Operating Intersections With Signals on Rural High Speed Highways

  • Dennis Eyler, SRF Consulting Group, Inc.
  • Leif Garnass, SRF Consulting Group
  • Adrian Potter, SRF Consulting Group

     Presentation File      Abstract File


Dynamic Horizontal Curve Warning Sign Impacts

  • Keith Knapp, Iowa LTAP

     Abstract File


Estimation of Safety Effectiveness of Composite Shoulder on Rural Two-Lane Roads

  • Huanghui Zeng, University of Kansas

     Presentation File      Abstract File


Minnesota County Road Safety Plans

  • Michael Marti, SRF Consulting Group
  • Brad Estochen, Mn/DOT
  • Mark Vizecky, Mn/DOT

     Presentation File      Abstract File


Effect of Cedar Rapids, IA Automated Speed Enforcement Cameras on Speeds along I-380

  • Shauna Hallmark, Institute for Transportation
  • Nicole Oneyear, Institute for Transportation

     Presentation File      Abstract File


Evaluation of Pedestrian and Driver’s Actions at HAWK Signal

  • Srinivas Pulugurtha, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • Debbie Self, Charlotte DOT

     Abstract File


Playground Warning Sign Vehicle Speed Impacts

  • Keith Knapp, Iowa LTAP

     Abstract File


The Next 50 Years: Moving Toward a New Era in Roadway Safety

  • Peter Appel, US DOT RITA


3D Spatial Visualization Analysis of Safety Related Driving Events of Newly Licensed Teens in Proximity of Home and School

  • Michelle Reyes, The University of Iowa Public Policy Center
  • Daniel McGehee, Public Policy Center, University of Iowa
  • Tika Ram Adhikari, Public Policy Center, University of Iowa
  • Cher Carney, Public Policy Center, University of Iowa

     Presentation File      Abstract File


A Study on the Relationship between Operational Asset Performance and Safety Performance

  • Neal Hawkins, InTrans
  • Omar Smadi, Iowa State University
  • Konstantina Gkritza, Co-Principal Investigator
  • Jian Gao, Iowa State University
  • Inya Nlenanya, Project Team Member
  • Basak Aldemir-Bektas, Project Team Member

     Abstract File


Adaptive traffic signal control

  • Cameron Kergaye, Utah DOT

     Presentation File      Abstract File


Does Cell Phone Use have an Effect on Queue Discharge Patterns?

  • Ryan Brumfield, FHWA
  • Srinivas Pulugurtha, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte

     Presentation File      Abstract File


Matched Case-Control Study of On-Road Bicycle Facilities and Bicycle Crashes in Iowa, 2007-2010

  • Cara Hamann, U of I, College of Public Health
  • Corinne Peek-Asa, U of I Injury Prevention Research Center

     Presentation File      Abstract File


Development and Evaluation of Selected Mobility Applications for VII

  • Deb Elston, FHWA

     Presentation File      Abstract File


Effects of Adverse Weather on Surface Transportation Mobility

  • Paul Hanley, University of Iowa, Public Policy Center
  • Joe Olson, Public Policy Center, The University of Iowa

     Presentation File      Abstract File


Improving Traffic Operations and ITS Technology Deployment in Wisconsin Corridors

  • William Melendez, UW-Madison/Wisconsin Traffic Operations and Safety Laboratory

     Presentation File      Abstract File


Risk Analysis of Nighttime Construction Work Zones

  • Sayanti Mukhopadhyay, Iowa State University

     Presentation File      Abstract File