InTrans / Oct 28, 2021

CTRE hosts Traffic and Safety Research and Outreach Focus Group

Approximately 30 people aiming to make roadways safer and more efficient met at Iowa State University’s Iowa State Center in October to discuss future research opportunities to achieve their goals.

The objective of the 2021 Traffic and Safety Research and Outreach Focus Group, hosted and led by Center for Transportation Research and Education (CTRE) staff, was to discuss, develop, and prioritize research topic ideas to present for future funding opportunities.

People from the Iowa Department of Transportation, city and county government, Iowa Highway Research Board, and InTrans spent the day coming up with and then voting on top priorities for research.

The focus group held targeted discussions on traffic engineering and operations, safety, and work zones, before ultimately selecting three to four research ideas to prioritize and make into research problem statements.