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InTrans director discusses federal infrastructure bill

Institute for Transportation (InTrans) Director Shauna Hallmark recently shared her thoughts on the $2 trillion federal infrastructure bill during an appearance on Iowa Public Radio’s River to River program. Hallmark told host Ben Kieffer that she appreciates the proposed legislation’s focus on research. “One thing we need to do is make sure we have new…

InTrans releases En Route, annual report for 2020 calendar year

COVID-19 changed almost everything about the way the Institute for Transportation (InTrans) does business and presented its share of challenges. However, the pandemic did not stop InTrans staff and faculty affiliates from fulfilling the institute’s mission of saving lives and improving economic vitality through discovery, research innovation, outreach, and the implementation of bold ideas. “Despite…

CP Tech Center expands reach with virtual events

Virtual meetings have become the norm as the COVID-19 pandemic continues, but they’ve also allowed the National Concrete Pavement Technology Center (CP Tech Center) to expand its reach both nationally and worldwide. While the CP Tech Center regularly drew crowds for its in-person events and its staff traveled across the country to spread the word…

Iowa DOT earns TSMO award

The Iowa DOT earned a 2021 Transportation Systems Management and Operations (TSMO) Award from the National Operations Center of Excellence (NOCoE) for its Comprehensive Work Zone Management Program. The Iowa DOT developed a detailed, five-year Work Zone Management Service Layer Plan, in conjunction with SRF Consulting Group, to clarify the tactical areas in which the…

CMAT’s Shane named chair of TRB committee

Jennifer Shane has been named chair of the Transportation Research Board Standing Committee on Construction Management (AFH10). Shane is an associate professor in the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering and is the director of the Construction Management and Technology Program at the Institute for Transportation. Read more about it here.

Smart Work Zone Activity App (SWiZAPP) makes work zones work

With the increase in the computing power of portable electronic devices such as smartphones, smart work-zone information can be exchanged simply and cost-effectively. But that’s only one reason why Dr. Yaw Adu-Gyamfi, an assistant professor from the University of Missouri-Columbia, spearheaded a research project aimed to design, develop, and deploy a cross-platform mobile application for…

CP Tech Center releases Guide to Lightweight Cellular Concrete for Geotechnical Applications

Long used as a construction product for flooring systems, lightweight cellular concrete (LCC)— a mixture of portland cement and water slurry, combined with preformed foam to create air voids—has continued to expand its applications into a variety of fields, including the geotechnical industry. In order to provide information for construction professionals and design engineers on…

New spreadsheet tool helps determine optimum time for equipment replacement

The ink is just about dry on local budgets, but it’s never too early start planning for the next year. Thankfully, there’s a new spreadsheet tool that will help local agencies plan for their equipment needs with more certainty. The Equipment Life-Cycle Cost Analysis Tool (E-L-T) allows users to assess the optimum time to replace…

InTrans’ John Shaw’s rural roadmap project featured in Traffic & Transit

Traffic & Transit, a national transportation publication, recently featured the Rural Transportation Research Roadmap, a project for which Institute for Transportation Researcher John Shaw is the Iowa State University (ISU) project manager. The National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) 20-122 project is led by Western Transportation Institute (WTI) Principal Investigator Jaime Sullivan, who is also…

InTrans graduate student receives TRB exceptional paper award

Institute for Transportation (InTrans) graduate student A.M. Tahsin Emtenan recently received an exceptional paper award from the Transportation Research Board (TRB) standing Committee on Traffic Signal Systems. The paper, “Impact of Turning Lane Storage Length and Turning Proportions on Throughput at Oversaturated Signalized Intersections,” was co-authored with InTrans affiliate researcher Chris Day, whom Emtenan is…

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