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En Route Newsletter

InTrans’ quarterly newsletter, offered electronically, focuses on the impacts of our institute, centers, and programs by providing updates on research, staffing, news, and events. En Route goes to individuals at the Iowa Department of Transportation, other transportation agencies and centers, Iowa State University engineering professionals, and similar staff at other universities.

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Past En Route Editions

September 2022

  • Register Today: Mid-Continent Transportation Research Symposium
  • CP Tech Center publishes new edition of Concrete Pavement Preservation Guide
  • Evaluating driver behavior at rural stop-controlled intersections
  • 2022 Iowa Build a Better Mousetrap winners named
  • Plus, news briefs and recent InTrans research

June 2022

  • InTrans releases En Route, annual report for 2021 calendar year
  • CP Tech Center publishes Guide to Concrete Overlays of Asphalt Parking Lots
  • Spreadsheet tool aids in pavement analysis
  • Research studies driveway assistance devices (DADs) as potential work zone option
  • Plus, news briefs and recent InTrans research

February 2022

  • InTrans researchers developing navigation system for blizzard conditions
  • Traffic and Safety Forum asks “What does safety mean to you?”
  • CP Tech Center publishes Quality Control for Concrete Paving guide
  • Data integration efforts aid in assessing crash factors
  • Plus, news briefs and recent InTrans research

November 2021

  • CP Tech Center publishes update to Guide to Concrete Overlays
  • Aurora Program research projects consider optimal RWIS density and location
  • Iowa Build a Better Mousetrap Winners named
  • CP Tech Center’s founding director earns recognition
  • Plus, news briefs and recent InTrans research

August 2021

  • Join CCEE for 150th celebration
  • LCCA tool evaluates costs for Iowa’s bridge decks
  • Data-driven tool can aid in identifying non-motorist crash trends
  • InTrans researchers study COVID impacts on speed and safety in Minnesota
  • Plus, news briefs and recent InTrans research

May 2021

  • InTrans releases En Route, annual report for 2020 calendar year
  • SUDAS establishing Iowa Public Works Service Bureau
  • InTrans director discusses federal infrastructure bill
  • CP Tech Center expands reach with virtual events
  • Plus, news briefs and recent InTrans research

February 2021

  • Smart Work Zone Activity App (SWiZAPP) makes work zones work
  • Snowplow route optimization offers big potential
  • New spreadsheet tool helps determine optimum time for equipment replacement
  • CP Tech Center releases Guide to Lightweight Cellular Concrete for Geotechnical Applications
  • Plus, news briefs and recent InTrans research

November 2020

  • $3.5 million CP Tech Center and FAA research agreement takes off
  • Granular Roads Asset Management System (GRAMS) tool can aid agencies
  • ATSPMs make traffic signal management proactive, not reactive
  • Iowa Build a Better Mousetrap winners named
  • Plus, news briefs and recent InTrans research

August 2020

  • Local Agency Bridge Innovation and Demonstration Days go virtual, remain successful
  • Successful strategies for pavement preservation
  • CP Tech Center releases Guide to Cement-Stabilized Subgrade Soils
  • Iowa LTAP adapts to unprecedented times
  • Plus, news briefs and recent InTrans research

May 2020

  • InTrans 2019 Annual Report Released
  • REACTOR Lab, Iowa DOT partnership still strong after 5 years
  • Data Exchange project aids in navigation and safety in work zones
  • New video series spotlights InTrans research impacts
  • Plus, news briefs and recent InTrans research

February 2020

  • Best practice guidelines for real-time smoothness technology available
  • BEC project, video demonstrate value of epoxy injection process
  • Heavy Truck Crash Tool to aid state agencies
  • Research aims to prepare local agencies for CAV future
  • Plus, news briefs and recent InTrans research

October 2019

  • Traffic and Safety Forum highlights safety culture
  • Mid-Continent Symposium highlights latest research
  • Summit focuses on first responders’ safety
  • REACTOR Lab conducts evaluation of open data portals and their transportation data
  • Plus, news briefs and recent InTrans research

July 2019

  • CP Tech releases next-generation Integrated Materials and Construction Practices (IMCP) manual
  • Transportation research investigates flooding impacts
  • New technology developed at Iowa State may boost use of recycled materials in asphalt
  • REACTOR Lab research focuses on work zone safety
  • Plus, news briefs and recent InTrans research

April 2019

  • InTrans engineers use big data tools to assist Iowa DOT, improve highway safety
  • PROSPER works with Iowa DOT to scale up heated pavement tests
  • New research on internal curing now online
  • New Concrete Pavement Distress manual available
  • Plus, news briefs and recent InTrans research

January 2019

  • InTrans 30th Anniversary event celebrates history, staff
  • CP Tech concludes successful Technologies Transfer project
  • REACTOR Lab tool aids in Traffic Incident Management response
  • ISU president makes stop at InTrans
  • Plus, news briefs and recent InTrans research

Older editions of the En Route quarterly newsletter are available here; however, article links may no longer be active.

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