InTrans / Apr 17, 2016

Final Tom Maze Seminar series speaker, on April 22, is Ryan Fries

Ryan Fries, of the University of Illinois, Edwardsville, is the final speaker in the 2016 Tom Maze Transportation Seminar Series, sponsored by the Midwest Transportation Center (MTC) at Iowa State University. Fries will speak on Friday, April 22, at 11 a.m. The title of his presentation is “Traffic—Freight—Safety Issues in the Bi-state St. Louis Metro Area.”

To participate in the presentation, log on remotely at the following link and sign in as a guest user: Interested persons can also participate in the seminar at the ISU Institute for Transportation (InTrans) Videoconference Room at the ISU Research Park.

The seminar is part of MTC’s Transportation Scholars Program and is an important feature of graduate transportation education at ISU and the MTC’s partner universities. All presentations are held Fridays at 11 a.m. during the spring semester and use Adobe Connect, which allows for all sites to actively participate.

Professor Tom Maze was a longtime transportation researcher at ISU. The MTC is one of 15 transportation-related centers and programs at ISU’s Institute for Transportation.

2016 Tom Maze Transportation Seminar Series Schedule
Fridays, 11 a.m. central time

Jan. 22
Jennifer Harper, Missouri Department of Transportation
Topic: The Road to Tomorrow—High Tech Approach to Rebuilding I-70

Jan. 29
Dr. Glenn Washer, ThermalStare LLC
Topic: Time-lapse Thermographic Imaging for Bridge Inspection

Feb. 5
Mary C. Lamie, Executive Director, St. Louis Regional Freight District
Topic: Developing St. Louis as a Major Freight District

Feb. 12
Rhonda Hamm-Niebruegge, Director, Lambert Airport, St. Louis, Missouri
Topic: The Future of Lambert and Other Mid-sized Airports in North America

Feb. 19
Darcy Bullock, Purdue University
Topic: Using Real-Time Probe Vehicle Data to Manage Unplanned Detour Routes

Feb. 26
Dr. Kingsley Lau, ABC-UTC, Florida International University
Topic: Corrosion Studies, Post-Tensioned Bridges

March 4
Mark Eye and Mike Adams, University of Missouri Extension
Topic: Transportation Workforce Development Study with ISU, MU, UW

March 11
Michael Pawlovich, Traffic Safety/Crash Data Engineer, Iowa Department of Transportation
Topic: Future Iowa Safety Analysis/Analytics

March 25
Mike LaViolette, HDR Inc.
Topic: Construction of the Tappan Zee Bridge

April 1
Mark Mahan and Ron Bromenschenkel, ABC-UTC, California Department of Transportation
Topic: Seismic Design

April 8
Mark Ritchey and Dusty Hoffman, Missouri Highway Patrol
Topic: Predictive Analytics—The proactive use of Highway Crash Records

April 15
Michael Johnson, California Department of Transportation
Topic: TBD

April 22
Ryan Fries, University of Illinois, Edwardsville
Topic: Traffic—Freight—Safety Issues in the Bi-state St. Louis Metro Area

For information on past presentations, go to