2013 Research Conference


  

May 22 to May 23
, 2013

Presentations

Luncheon Session: New Mobility Options
Keynote Speaker(s)

Elizabeth Deakin, professor of city and regional planning, University of California, Berkeley

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Opening Session: Transportation—Integral to Creating the Conditions for Good Health
Keynote Speaker(s)

Edward Ehlinger, commissioner, Minnesota Department of Health

Panelists
  • Bernie Arseneau, Deputy Commissioner and Chief Engineer, Minnesota Department of Transportation
  • Michael Huber, Cardiovascular Health Consultant, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Carissa Schively Slotterback, Associate Professor, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
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1 − Ready Set Go: Traffic Signal Priority
Daryl Taavola, URS Corporation
PACE’s Transit Signal Priority Program for Six County Suburban Chicagoland Area
  • Taqhi Mohammed, PACE
Regional Transit Signal Priority Interoperability
  • Mark Pitstick, Chicago Regional Transportation Authority
Evaluation of TSP Benefits using VISSIM and Lessons Learned
  • Evaluation of TSP Benefits using VISSIM and Lessons Learned
2 − Paving the Way to Better Roads
David Rettner, American Engineering Testing, Inc.
A Markovian Alternative to Concrete Pavement Condition Monitoring
  • Bernard Izevbekhai, Minnesota Department of Transportation
Life Cycle Assessment of Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement to Improve Asphalt Pavement Sustainability
  • Christopher DeDene, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota
Evaluation of In-Situ Variability of Concrete Pavement Thickness and Revised Measurement Frequency Protocol
  • Mary Vancura, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota
3 − Supply Chain Changes and Productivity
Jeremy LaCroix, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development
Transportation Economic Development Analysis (TEDA) Project – Developing a Multi-Modal, Multi-Agency Effort Promoting Statewide Economic Development and Partnerships
  • Phil Barnes, Minnesota Department of Transportation
Frac Sand, Oil Shale and Gas, and Watershed Changes in Energy Transportation
  • Tom Beekman, Wisconsin Department of Transportation
Evaluation of Logistics Led Economic Development Activities
  • Jason Bittner, Center for Urban Transportation Research, University of South Florida
4 − Transitways: Connecting Jobs and Workers
Will Schroeer, Minneapolis Regional and Saint Paul Area Chambers of Commerce
Both Ends of the Commute: Research on How to Achieve System-Level, TransitOriented Jobs-Housing Balance
  • Yingling Fan, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
Regional Transit System Return on Investment Assessment
  • Jay Cowles, The Itasca Project
5 − Spotlight on TZD
Sue Groth, Minnesota Department of Transportation
2012 TZD Regional Evaluation Report: Findings and Lessons from Centrally Supported Grassroots Efforts to Improve Roadway Safety
  • Katie Fleming and Eric DeVoe, Minnesota Department of Transportation
Evaluating the Effectiveness of State Toward Zero Deaths Programs
  • Nam Nguyen, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
Minnesota TZD Overview and Successes
  • Sue Groth, Minnesota Department of Transportation
6 − Rural Road Safety
Vic Lund, St. Louis County Public Works
Update on Minnesota’s County Roadway Safety Plan
  • Howard Preston, CH2M HILL
Development and Evaluation of an Advanced LED Warning System for Rural Intersections: Phase 2 (ALERT 2)
  • Taek Kwon and Husam Ismail, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Minnesota Duluth
Rural Intersection Conflict Warning Systems
  • Ken Hansen, Minnesota Department of Transportation
7 − Moving Water: Culvert Design and Bridge Scour
Walter Eshenaur, SRF Consulting Group, Inc.
Culvert Pipe Materials and Durability: Making the Right Selection for Minnesota
  • Craig Taylor, St. Anthony Falls Laboratory, University of Minnesota
Fixed Scour Monitoring Implementation in Minnesota
  • Matthew Lueker, St. Anthony Falls Laboratory, University of Minnesota
Response of the Miller Creek Sumped Culvert with Natural Streambed during the Duluth Floods of 2012
  • Eric Roerish, SRF Consulting Group, Inc.; Peter Leete, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
8 − Economic Benefits of Transporation Choice for Employers and Households
Joan Pasiuk, Transit for Livable Communities/Bike Walk Twin Cities
Economic Benefits of Telework for Employers
  • Emily Saunoi-Sandgren, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
HOURCAR Program
  • Christopher Bineham, Neighborhood Energy Connection
Public Bike Sharing Program
  • Bill Dossett, Nice Ride Minnesota
Cycles for Change Community Bike Shop
  • Claire Stoscheck, Cycles for Change Community Bike Shop
9 − Street Smarts with Complete Streets
Chris Hiniker, SEH, Inc
Planning and Implementation of Complete Streets at Multiple Scales
  • Carissa Schively Slotterback and Cindy Zerger, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
Complete Streets – A Resource for Minnesota Local Agencies
  • Joni Giese, SRF Consulting Group, Inc.
NCHRP Visual Impact Assessment Study Findings
  • Craig Churchward, Avenue Design Partners/Scenic Quality Consultants
10 − Corridors of Opportunity Innovations in Community Engagement
Joan Vanhala, Alliance for Metropolitan Stability
Panel Discussion: Best Practices, Successes, and Challenges of Transitway Community Engagement
  • David Kang, Asian Media Access ; Asad Aliweyd, New American Academy Charter School for Somali Youth ; Wokie Freeman, African Careers Education Resource, Inc
11 − Tools for Making Intersections Safer
Bryan Nemeth, Bolton & Menk, Inc
An Automatic Performance Evaluation and Diagnosis Tool for Arterial Traffic Signal Systems
  • Jianfeng Zheng, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota
A New Approach to Robust Non-Intrusive Traffic Detection at Intersections
  • Chad Stelzig, Image Sensing Systems
Kentucky’s First Double Crossover Diamond Interchange: One Year Later
  • Brian Aldridge, Stantec Inc.
12 − Roadway Maintenance Techniques
Roger Olson, Minnesota Department of Transportation
Evaluation of Rapid-Hardening Cementitious Mixes for Partial Depth Repair of Rigid Pavements
  • Eshan Dave, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota Duluth
Evaluate and Develop Innovative Pavement Repair and Patching: TaconiteBased Repair Options – A Summary of Efforts to Date
  • Lawrence Zanko, Natural Resources Research Institute, University of Minnesota Duluth
Innovative Corridor Maintenance: The Trunk Highway 100 Project
  • Dale Dombroske, Minnesota Department of Transportation
13 − Understanding Minnesota's Freight Economy
Tim Spencer, Minnesota Department of Transportation
Understanding and Enhancing the Value of Freight Economy in Minnesota
  • Lee Munnich and Frank Douma, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
Impacts of Biofuel Production and Distribution on Minnesota Agricultural Transportation
  • Jerry Fruin, Department of Applied Economics, University of Minnesota
Draft Minnesota Statewide Ports and Waterways Plan
  • Matthew Pahs, Minnesota Department of Transportation
14 − Forecasting and Travel Behavior
Jeffrey Peltola, Public Works for Public Good
Twin Cities Travel Behavior Inventory
  • Jonathan Ehrlich, Metropolitan Council
The MnDOT Bicycle and Pedestrian Counting Initiative: Progress and Opportunities
  • Greg Lindsey, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota ; Lisa Austin, Minnesota Department of Transportation
Creative Forecasting for a Complex Project – I35W North Managed Lanes Study
  • Paul Morris, SRF Consulting Group, Inc.
15 − Media Smarts for Community Engagement
Michael Marti, SRF Consulting Group, Inc.
Leveraging YouTube as a LRRB Communication Tool
  • Renae Kuehl, SRF Consulting Group, Inc. ; Farideh Amiri, Minnesota Department of Transportation
Teen Driving – Message to the Parents!
  • Gordy Pehrson, Minnesota Department of Public Safety
Lessons from Tweets and Likes: Metro Transit and Social Media
  • Sharon Feiner and John Siqveland, Metro Transit
16 − Stayin' Alive: Pedestrians and Crash Victims
Tom Sohrweide, SEH Inc
CrashHelp in Minnesota: An Innovation to Improve Traffic Crash Emergency Medical Response
  • Thomas Horan, Center for Excellence in Rural Safety, University of Minnesota
Enhanced Red Light Enforcement System Testing for Traffic Safety
  • Ben Hao, URS Corporation
Safety Impacts and Pedestrian Accommodations in Continuous Flow Intersections
  • Lawrence Lambert II, Stantec Inc
Minnesota’s Best Practices for Pedestrian Safety
  • Howard Preston, CH2M HILL
17 − Bridge Innovations
Brian Homan, Minnesota Department of Transportation
Investigation and Repair of the Diefenbaker Bridge Fracture
  • Reed Ellis, Stantec Inc.
Monitoring and Modeling of the I-35W St. Anthony Falls Bridge
  • Brock Hedegaard, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota
Shear Distribution in Prestressed Concrete Girder Bridges
  • Ben Dymond, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota
Innovative Bridge Construction for Minnesota Local Roads
  • Mihai Marasteanu, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota Christopher Werner, HDR Engineering, Inc.
18 − Paying for Mature Transportation
Amy Vennewitz, Metropolitan Council
20 Years of the Twin Cities “A” Minor Arterial System: Findings from a Funding Assessment
  • Mary Karlsson, Metropolitan Council ; Steve Peterson, SRF Consulting Group, Inc
Rural Highway Expansion and Economic Development: Impacts on Private Earnings and Employment
  • Michael Iacono, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota
Findings from the Minnesota Road Fee Test
  • Cory Johnson, Minnesota Department of Transportation
Matching Revenue Streams to Needs
  • Ryan Wilson, Minnesota Department of Transportation
19 − Active Transport and Public Health
Lance Bernard, SRF Consulting Group, Inc.
Measuring Particulate Air Pollution Using a Mobile, Bicycle-Based Platform: Implications for Cyclists’ and Pedestrians’ Exposure to Urban Air Pollution
  • Steve Hankey, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota
Bike Share System Growth and Physical Activity: A Case Study of Nice Ride Minnesota
  • Jessica Schoner, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota Nirupa Galagedera, Wayzata High School
Bike-Friendly Cities: Built Environment, Transportation Infrastructure, and Travel Attitude Impacts on Propensity and Frequency of Utilitarian Bicycling
  • Jessica Schoner, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
Steps for Improving Vehicle Sharing Among Transportation Providers in Minnesota
  • Frank Douma, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota ; Thomas Garry, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
20 − Public Perceptions and Engagement
Kathryn Quick, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
Capital “T” Stands for “Trust”: Collaborative Outreach in Central Corridor Transit Planning
  • Jill Hentges and Cyndi Harper, Metro Transit ; Karyssa Jackson, District Councils Collaborative of Saint Paul and Minneapolis
Communicating Among Expert and Public Perceptions of Local Road Systems Resilience in Minnesota
  • Kathryn Quick, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
Public Art and Urban Trails: A Case Study of Minneapolis
  • Rachel Engh, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
A Comparative Review of Stakeholders and LRT Development Planning
  • Sam O’Connell, Metro Transit
21 − The Safety Side: Laws, Licensing, Liability
Scott Peterson, Minnesota Department of Transportation
Impacts of Minnesota’s Primary Seatbelt Law
  • Frank Douma, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
From Children to Adults: Protecting our Adolescent Drivers – Does GDL Work in Minnesota?
  • Leslie Seymour, Minnesota Department of Health
Impact of Liability Rules on Rear Ending Crashes
  • Indrajit Chatterjee, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota
Investigating Deployment Scenarios for Automated Speed Enforcement in Minnesota
  • Thomas Garry, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
22 − Protecting Our Air and Water
Biz Colburn
Statewide Evaluation of Soils for Improving Construction Site Discharge Through Site-Specific Chemical Treatment
  • Stephen Druschel, Department of Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Minnesota State University Mankato
Effluent and Material Management from Barge Work Surfaces for Large Bridge Construction: Implications for Research
  • Dwayne Stenlund, Minnesota Department of Transportation
Maximizing Goals for Stormwater and Forestry - an Urban Street Reconstruction Case Study
  • Wes Saunders-Pearce and Zach Jorgensen,City of Saint Paul
23 − Stretching the Transportation Dollar
Lee Munnich, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
21st Century Traffic Management Tools
  • Brian Kary, Minnesota Department of Transportation
I-35W Urban Partnership Agreement Evaluation
  • Katie Turnbull, Texas A&M Transportation Institute
High Return-on-Investment Transportation Strategies
  • Tom O’Keefe, Minnesota Department of Transportation
24 − Performance-Based Planning
Deanna Belden, Minnesota Department of Transportation
Conversion of the Twin Cities Transportation Policy Plan to a Performance Based Planning Methodology
  • Mark Filipi, Metropolitan Council
Performance Measures Related to Access Gaps - ROCOG’s Experience
  • Phil Wheeler, Rochester Council of Governments
Sustainable Transportation Analysis and Rating System (STARS): Creating High-Performance Transportation Plans and Projects
  • Tim Burkhart, Kimley-Horn and Associates
Risk Assessment in Travel Forecasts
  • Stephen Wilson, SRF Consulting Group, Inc.
25 − The ABCs of ADA for Local Agencies
James Gersema, SRF Consulting Group, Inc
Implementation of ADA Transition Plan in Sherburne County
  • John Menter, Sherburne County ; Tim Arvidson, Stonebrook Engineering
Creating an iPad App for Field Inventory
  • Don Elwood, City of Minneapolis
ADA Retrofit and Construction Management: Richfield and Breckenridge, Minnesota
  • Tim Lamkin, HR Green ; Liz Finnegan, City of Richfield