Aug 21
Aug 23

2019 Mid-Continent Transportation Research Symposium

Event Details

Ames, Iowa


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


August 21, 2019 — August 23, 2019

Event Contact
Judy Thomas
InTrans, MTC


The Iowa Department of Transportation, the Federal Highway Administration, and the Institute for Transportation at Iowa State University co-host the biennial Mid-Continent Transportation Research Symposium. This event usually attracts approximately 350 transportation researchers and professionals from several different states and a few other countries as well. This symposium provides an opportunity for participants to network with their peers, learn about advancements and applications in their respective fields, and anticipate future research directions.

Keynote Speaker

Bo WangBo Wang is a mobility analytics manager working at Global Data Insights & Analytics (GDIA) organization at Ford Motor Company. He is leading a team of data scientists and developers building AI-driven solutions and products from inception to production. He has led several mobility analytics projects at Ford, including SPIN electric scooter, micro-transit operation, connected vehicle, and smart city analytics. Wang received his B.S., M.S., and PhD in transportation engineering from Iowa State University.


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Day 1 | Wednesday, August 21, 2019

TimeEvent Details
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Registration/Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Welcome/Opening Remarks

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Keynote Speaker: Bo Wang, Mobility Analytics Manager, Ford Motor Company

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.


10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Concurrent Session 1

1A Safety
North Prairie

1B Sustainability

1C Technology - Structures
South Prairie

1D Technology
Central Prairie

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.


1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Concurrent Session 2

2A Mobility
Central Prairie

2B Safety
North Prairie

2C Technology - Pavement
South Prairie

2D Innovation

3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.


3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Concurrent Session 3

3A Safety
North Prairie

3B Sustainability
Central Prairie

3C Technology - Structures
South Prairie

3D Innovation

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Poster Session and Reception

Day 2 | Thursday, August 22, 2019

TimeEvent Details
7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Concurrent Session 4

4A Mobility
Central Prairie

4B Safety
North Prairie

4C Sustainability

4D Technology - Traffic
South Prairie

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.Break
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Concurrent Session 5

5A Safety
North Prairie

5B Technology - Pavement
South Prairie

5C Technology - EDC
Central Prairie

5D Innovation

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Hosted by the Iowa Department of Transportation and Iowa State University’s Institute for Transportation

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