The National Road Research Alliance (NRRA) is hosting “Performance Benefits of Fiber-Reinforced Thin Concrete Pavement and Overlays” on September 21 at 10 a.m. CST, presented by Manik Barman, University of Minnesota Duluth.Continue reading Research Pays Off Webinar Series: Performance Benefits of Fiber-Reinforced Thin Concrete Pavement and Overlays
Join the Center for Transportation Studies for a day of discovery and innovation at this year’s Transportation Research Conference, scheduled for November 4, 2021, at the Graduate Minneapolis Hotel. The annual event will convene researchers and practitioners to explore the latest innovations in transportation research, implementation efforts, and engagement activities.Continue reading Save The Date: 2021 CTS Transportation Research Conference
Clear Roads, a MnDOT-led national research consortium focused on rigorous testing of winter maintenance materials, equipment and methods, selected seven new research projects for 2021 funding:Continue reading Clear Roads Selects 2021 Winter Maintenance Research Projects
The National Road Research Alliance (NRRA) is hosting “Research Pays Off: Determining Pavement Design Criteria for Recycled Aggregate Base and Large Stone Subbase” on April 20 at 10 a.m. CST, presented by Bora Cetin, Ph.D., Michigan State University and Raul Velasquez, Ph.D., P.E., Minnesota Department of Transportation.Continue reading Research Pays Off Webinar Series: Determining Pavement Design Criteria for Recycled Aggregate Base and Large Stone Subbase
The National Road Research Alliance (NRRA) is hosting “Research Pays Off: FRC Jointless Roundabouts in Minnesota” on March 16 at 10 a.m. CST, presented by Principal Investigator Peter Taylor, Ph.D., P.E., Iowa State and Technical Liaison Maria Masten, P.E., MnDOT.Continue reading Research Pays Off Webinar Series: FRC Jointless Roundabouts in Minnesota
MnDOT’s Office of Research & Innovation and Office of Maintenance hosted, “Winter Research Lightning Talks” on Wednesday, February 25.Continue reading Webinar Recording Available: Winter Research Lightning Talks
This article was originally published in Catalyst, November 2020.
Electric scooters let riders move quickly between the roadway and the sidewalk, but these sometimes-unpredictable travel patterns can pose risk for riders and the people around them. Making scooters smarter is the goal of a new U of M research project funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Under the $1.2 million Cyber-Physical Systems grant, a cross-disciplinary team will study smart tracking systems on scooters for ensuring safe and smooth interaction with other vehicles and pedestrians.Continue reading Team Receives NSF Grant to Study ‘Smart e-Scooters’
The Center for Transportation Studies’ fall webinars highlighted a wide range of ongoing University of Minnesota research, including a couple projects sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Transportation.Continue reading CTS Transportation Research Fall Webinars Available
This article was originally published in Catalyst, August 2020.
More than five years ago, U of M researchers studied a group of new teen drivers to gauge the effects of real-time, in-vehicle coaching with their innovative Teen Driver Support System (TDSS) smartphone application. Now, a follow-up study offers new understanding about the system’s long-term effectiveness in reducing risky driving behavior.Continue reading Smartphone-Based Coaching for New Teen Drivers May Offer Long-Term Benefits