Aug 16
Aug 17

2017 Mid-Continent Transportation Research Symposium

Event Details

Ames, Iowa


Gateway Hotel and Conference Center
2100 Green Hills Drive
Ames, IA 50010


August 16, 2018 — August 17, 2018


The Symposium begins at 8:30 a.m.

Event Contact
Judy Thomas
InTrans, MTC

New Ideas, Better Lives

The 2017 Mid-Continent Transportation Research Symposium is hosted by the Iowa Department of Transportation and Iowa State University’s Institute for Transportation.

The Mid-Continent Transportation Research Symposium provides an opportunity for transportation professionals from the Midwest and beyond to network with their peers, learn about advancements and applications in their fields, and anticipate future directions for research.

As suggested by the theme—New Ideas, Better Lives—a major focus of this year’s event is on research implementation and practice-ready results.

Researchers and practitioners from around the country present papers at this biennial event at Iowa State University. The day-and-a-half symposium covers a broad spectrum of transportation issues with sessions on both basic and applied research.


Iowa Department of Transportation

Iowa State University

University of Iowa

Wisconsin Department of Transportation

University of Wisconsin

  • National Center for Freight & Infrastructure Research & Education

Tentative Agenda

Reception | Tuesday, August 15, 2017

TimeEvent Details
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.Reception and Poster Session

Day 1 | Wednesday, August 16, 2017

TimeEvent Details
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Plenary Session and Keynote

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Session 1:
Safety – Speed Limits
Mobility – Traffic Control
Technology – Assessment
Bridge Management

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Session 2:
Safety – Crash Countermeasures
Technology – Connected/Autonomous Vehicles and Naturalistic Driving
Technology – Asset Management
Sustainability – Innovative Bridge Design

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Session 3:
Mobility – Winter Maintenance
Technology – Intersection Design
Technology  – Asset Management
Sustainability – Materials

Day 2 | Thursday, August 17, 2017

TimeEvent Details
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Session 4:
Mobility – Work Zones
Technology – Traffic Monitoring
Transportation Policy
Technology – Innovative Testing