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NEWS FROM THE INSTITUTE FOR TRANSPORTATION

May 18, 2020

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InTrans 2019 Annual Report Released

Image: InTrans 2019 annual report front cover
Annual reports are an opportunity to reflect on today’s achievements while also looking to the future.

In the recently released 2019 annual report available here, InTrans Director Shauna Hallmark emphasizes that the steady annual budget of $20 million is evidence of the work of the institute’s researchers and staff and moreover the confidence that state agencies, industry groups, and the federal government have in its ability to deliver new best practices, technologies, and results. More

REACTOR Lab, Iowa DOT partnership still strong after 5 years

The Traffic Operations Laboratory was founded with the mission to share data between InTrans and the Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) to enhance real-time traffic operations. Since that time, the possibilities have grown exponentially.
Photo: REACTOR Lab ribbon cutting
The partnership between the Iowa DOT and InTrans to form the lab, now called Real Time Analytics of Transportation Data (REACTOR), officially got underway five years ago at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Oct. 15, 2014. More

Data Exchange project aids in navigation and safety in work zones

Cities and state transportation agencies from across the country are working together to come up with a common language around work zone information through the Work Zone Data Working Group.
Illustration: Work zone data infographic
“Providing a standard way to communicate work zone data ensures that third parties are getting the same or similar data regardless of the state or jurisdiction they are driving in,” said Skylar Knickerbocker, an InTrans research scientist who has been aiding the Iowa DOT in the Work Zone Data Exchange project. More

New video series spotlights InTrans research impacts

InTrans researchers develop and implement methods, materials, and technologies for improving transportation efficiency, safety, and reliability. A new ongoing series of brief videos highlight just a few of the innovative research projects at InTrans.
Screenshot: Skylar Knickerbocker research impact video
Screenshot: Jing Dong research impact video
Check out the first three videos in the series here.

News Briefs

Iowa LTAP offers resource for webinars and more Here
InTrans doctoral candidate voted to lead among IRF Fellows See Story
Tom Maze seminars conclude, but catch up on past presentations Here

Recent InTrans Research

Field Monitoring of Erosion and Sediment Control Practices and Development of Additional Iowa DOT Design Manual Guidance Apr 2020
Evaluate, Modify, and Adapt the ConcreteWorks Software for Iowa’s Use Mar 2020
Design and Performance Verification of a Bridge Column/Footing/Pile System for Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) Mar 2020
Role of Coarse Aggregate Porosity on Chloride Intrusion in HPC Bridge Decks Mar 2020
Risk-Based Bridge Management: A Methodology to Assess and Incorporate Risk in Decision-Making Mar 2020
In-Service Evaluation of Culvert Extensions Mar 2020
In-Service Evaluation of Railroad Signal and Stop Arm Pole Protection Mar 2020
Implementation of Structural Health Monitoring System Feb 2020
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