2017 Research Conference


  

November 2 , 2017

About the Event

The conference convenes researchers and practitioners from Minnesota and the Upper Midwest to highlight new learning, emerging ideas, and the latest innovations in transportation. Attendees will learn about research findings, implementation efforts, and engagement activities related to a variety of transportation topics.

Conference Materials

Presentations

Opening Session: How We Pay for Transportation Infrastructure: What’s the Value Proposition?
Keynote Speaker(s)

Joung Lee, Policy Director, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials

Panelists
  • Tracy Hatch, Deputy Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Transportation
  • Jeffrey Heilstedt, Vice President, Transportation Regional Business Line Leader, Midwest Region, AECOM
  • Jim McDonough, Commissioner, Ramsey County
  • Jerry Zhao, Associate Professor, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
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Luncheon Session: Transportation Policy Innovation: LA Metro’s Experience
Keynote Speaker(s)

Joshua Schank, Chief Innovation Officer, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

More about the Luncheon Session and speaker

1 − Issues in Multimodal Travel Behavior and Accessibility
Jim Henricksen, MnDOT
Time Series Data Clustering of Minnesota Bike Sharing System and Operation Strategy
  • Yufeng Zhang, Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering, University of Minnesota
Intraurban Accessibility and Employment Density: Evidence from the Twin Cities
  • Michael Iacono, MnDOT
Evaluating Transit Route Choice in the Twin Cities
  • Jacqueline Nowak, Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering, University of Minnesota
Full-Day Accessibility Evaluation of Transit Systems Using GPS-Based Location Data
  • Ying Song, Department of Geography, Environment, and Society, University of Minnesota
2 − Engaging the Public and Stakeholders on Transportation Issues
Steve Gentry, Metropolitan Airports Commission
Status of and Strategies for Social Media Use in Minnesota’s Transportation Planning and Policy
  • Ingrid Schneider and Melissa Peck, Department of Forest Resources, University of Minnesota
Addressing Citizens’ Requests for Traffic Safety Solutions
  • Renae Kuehl, SRF Consulting Group, and Mark Ray, City of Crystal
More than a Bridge: The Challenges in Developing an International Border Crossing Project
  • Dale Grove, Stantec
3 − Maximizing the Efficiency of Minnesota‘s Freight Network
Matt Schmit, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
Connecting Small and Medium-Sized Farms to Wholesale Markets Through Backhauling from Rural Grocery Stores
  • Naomi Olive, Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships, University of Minnesota, and Duke Harrison, Mason Brothers Wholesale Grocery
Evolving Supply Chains and Local Commodity Flows: A GIS Road Network Analysis of Minnesota Cereal Grain Movement
  • Travis Fried, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
Components of an Attractive Minnesota Freight Market
  • Matt Schmit, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
4 − Opportunities and Innovations from the Sharing Economy
Saif Benjaafar, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Minnesota
Do New Bike Share Stations Increase Member Use: A Quasi-Experimental Study and Spatial-Temporal Models of Bike Share Trips in the Twin Cities
  • Jueyu Wang, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
Shared Rides for Everyone: Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) at MSP Airport
  • Atif Saeed, Metropolitan Airports Commission
Considering a User-Based Fee that Funds Infrastructure in the Sharing Economy
  • Chris Berrens, MnDOT
5 − Transportation Innovation in Minnesota
Gina Baas, Center for Transportation Studies, University of Minnesota
Panel Discussion
  • Frank Douma, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota; Jenifer Hager, City of Minneapolis; John Levin, Metro Transit; Brendan Murphy, Accessibility Observatory, Center for Transportation Studies, University of Minnesota
6 − Roadsides and Pollinators
Tim Sexton, MnDOT
Importance and Concerns of Roadsides for Pollinators
  • Daniel Cariveau, Department of Entomology, University of Minnesota
MnDOT’s Roadside Management Practices
  • Tina Markeson, MnDOT
7 − Technologies for Making Work Zones Safer
Nichole Morris, HumanFIRST Laboratory, University of Minnesota
Development of a Work Zone Intrusion Reporting System
  • Curtis Craig, HumanFIRST Laboratory, University of Minnesota
Mitigating Risk in Work Zones: Informing Drivers Using In-Vehicle Technology
  • Jacob Achtemeier, HumanFIRST Laboratory, University of Minnesota
Using Bluetooth Low-Energy Technology to Trigger In-Vehicle Messages at Work Zones
  • Chen-Fu Liao, Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering, University of Minnesota
8 − Bike Shares, Multimodal Parks, and Self-Driving Vehicles: Who Is Being Left Out?
Virajita Singh, Equity and Diversity/College of Design, University of Minnesota
Equity Analysis of Access to Bike Share: A Case Study in Twin Cities, MN
  • Jueyu Wang, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
Equity Implications of Multimodal Park Access in the Twin Cities
  • Jacqueline Nowak and Kristin Carlson, Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering, University of Minnesota
Equity Considerations in the Deployment and Design of Self-Driving Vehicles
  • Adeel Lari, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
9 − Transportation Funding: Planning, Distribution, and Value
Mark Nelson, MnDOT
ABC Ramps Transportation Operations Study
  • Lisa Austin, MnDOT, and Kevin Karner, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
Minnesota Transportation Funding Redistribution
  • Jerry Zhao, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
Estimating the Economic Value of Bicycling in Minnesota
  • Xinyi Qian, Tourism Center, University of Minnesota
Enhancing Return on Investment for MnPASS
  • Paul Morris, SRF Consulting Group, and Brad Larson, MnDOT
10 − Design and Maintenance of Transportation Infrastructure in Minnesota
Al Forsberg, Blue Earth County (retired)
Design of Structure Service Life
  • Kevin MacDonald, Beton Consulting Engineers
Base Stabilization Additives for Pavement Design
  • Renae Kuehl, SRF Consulting Group, and Dan Wegman, Braun Intertec
Planning for Better Bikeway Maintenance
  • Jordan Kocak, Hennepin County, and Shaun Lopez Murphy, Toole Design Group
11 − Trends in Transit Ridership Behavior
Jonathan Ehrlich, Metropolitan Council
Findings from the 2016 Transit Onboard Survey
  • Jonathan Ehrlich, Metropolitan Council
Analyzing U-Pass Ridership Trends
  • Pramesh Kumar, Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering, University of Minnesota
The Impact of Weather and Socioeconomic Factors on Transit Ridership
  • Christopher Cheong and Pramesh Kumar, Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering, University of Minnesota
Using the Three-Factor Theory to Examine the Transit Preferences of Riders from Different Income Levels
  • Xinyi Wu, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
12 − Roadway Safety Now and Into the Future
Tom Sohrweide, SEH Inc.
Examining the Relationship Between Speed Enforcement Laws and Traffic Safety
  • Frank Alarcon, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
The Effectiveness of an Intelligent Rural Intersection Conflict Warning System in Promoting Drivers’ Gap Acceptance and Safety at Rural Thru-Stop Controlled Intersections
  • Disi Tian, HumanFIRST Laboratory, University of Minnesota
Safety Study of the I-35W Improvements Done Under Minnesota’s Urban Partnership Agreement (UPA) Project
  • Jingru Gao, Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering, University of Minnesota
What Makes Autonomous Vehicles Testable? Unified Framework for Nonphysical Safety Testing
  • Edward Schwalb, MSC Software