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Public-Private Partnerships in Transportation Infrastructure : Survey of Experiences and Perceptions

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2013 ... by Sergio E. Martinez, Andrea Hall, and C. Michael Walton · The use of public-private partnerships (PPPs) for transportation infrastructure delivery has increased in the U.S. However, concerns about and opposition to these agreements exist due to a variety of factors. This paper explores the perceptions that a variety of PPP stakeholders

2013-600451-00072-1 [CTR] ... SWUTC/13/600451-00072-1

Full-text Link:
http://swutc.tamu.edu/publications/technicalreports/600451-00072-1.pdf
1.2 MB
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Transportation Revenue Impacts from a Changing Light-Duty Vehicle Fleet

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2013 ... by Andrea Hall, C. Michal Walton, and Peter J. Jin · Advanced fuel economies in both traditional internal combustion engine vehicles (ICEs) and electric vehicles (EVs) have a strong influence on transportation revenue by reducing fuel consumption per vehicle and ultimately drawing down the amount of fuel tax revenue received. It is

2013-600451-00073-1 [CTR] ... SWUTC/13/600451-00073-1

Full-text Link:
http://swutc.tamu.edu/publications/technicalreports/600451-00073-1.pdf
2.1 MB
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Developing Emerging Transportation Technologies in Texas

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2013 ... Peter J. Jin [and five others] · Texas’ 83rd Legislature charged TxDOT with examining and evaluating innovative transportation technologies for purposes of cost savings, reducing traffic congestion, enhancing safety, and increasing economic productivity. As a result, the Texas Transportation Task Force was formed encompassing a

6803-1 [CTR] ... FHWA/TX-13/0-6803-1

Full-text Link:
http://library.ctr.utexas.edu/ctr-publications/0-6803-1.pdf
2.1 MB
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An Integrated Approach to Managing the Finance, Maintenance, and Operation of Transportation Systems

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2013 ... Zhanmin Zhang [and eight others] · With the continued increase of demand on Texas highways, the consumption rate of our roads will accelerate due to the constrained funding for maintenance. Our highways represent a multi-billion dollar investment in our transportation system. Given the extent of the Texas highway

701-1 [CTR] ... FHWA/TX-13/6-0701-1

Full-text Link:
http://library.ctr.utexas.edu/ctr-publications/6-0701-1.pdf
830 KB
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0-6736, Rider 36 OS/OW Vehicle Fees Study

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2013 ... Research Performed by: Center for Transportation Research; Research Supervisor: C. Michael Walton; Researchers: Lisa Loftus-Otway [and nine others] · "Increased oversized and overweight (OS/OW) truck traffic associated with our state’s growing economy has amplified long-standing concerns about the impact of that traffic

6736 PSR [CTR] ... 0-6736-S ... Project Summary Report

Full-text Link:
http://library.ctr.utexas.edu/hostedPDFs/txdot/psr/0-6736-s.pdf
155 KB
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Protecting Rail Corridor from Encroachment : Options to Reduce or Mitigate Against Encroachment of Incompatible Use

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2012 ... Lisa Loftus-Otway, Nathan Hutson, C. Michael Walton, and Lynn Blais · "In 2006 the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) funded the Center for Transportation Research to investigate and develop policy and strategies to protect rail corridors from encroachment of incompatible land use activities." -- Poster

Poster 2012 TRB Annual: Loftus-Otway

Full-text Link:
No online resource supplied by researcher
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Oversize/Overweight Vehicle Permit Fee Study

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2012 ... CTR: Prozzi J. [and nine others]; University of Texas at San Antonio: Weismann, J., Weismann, A. · In Rider 36, the Texas Legislature in the 2012-2013 General Appropriations Act directed the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to conduct a study on road damage caused by oversized and overweight (OS/OW) vehicles

6736-2 [CTR] ... FHWA/TX-13/0-6736-2

Full-text Link:
http://www.utexas.edu/research/ctr/pdf_reports/0_6736_2.pdf
20.4 MB
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The Multimodal Freight Database : A Potential User Perspective

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2012 ... Migdalia Carrion [and three others] · As part of TxDOT (Texas Department of Transportation) Project 0-6297 entitled “Freight Planning Factors Impacting Texas Commodity Flows,” the Center for Transportation Research (CTR) team focused on understanding the critical factors that influence freight planning in Texas. All U.S. states are

6297-01-1 [CTR] ... FHWA/TX-12/5-6297-01-1

Full-text Link:
http://www.utexas.edu/research/ctr/pdf_reports/5_6297_01_1.pdf
88 KB
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Multimodal Freight Database and User Manual

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2012 ... By: Dan Seedah [and four others] · "The Multimodal Freight Database is a one-stop shop for Texas freight data. It extracts and consolidates relevant freight data variables from major public databases. Commodity codes are mapped across databases thus providing a user-friendly interface for data search, comparison, and

6297-01-P3 [CTR] ... Product 5-6297-01-P3; Product 0-6297-P3

Full-text Link:
http://library.ctr.utexas.edu/digitized/products/0-6297-P3_UserManual.pdf
1.2 MB User Manual
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Opportunities and Challenges for High-Speed Rail Corridors in Texas

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2011 ... by Todd Carroll and C. Michael Walton · Texas features a growing economy and population. The state boasts a large and well-developed network of roads, freight railroads, and air facilities, which make the state a vital link in the movement of people and goods. However, as the state continues to grow in population and economic

2011-476660-00076-1 [CTR] ... 476660-00076-1

Full-text Link:
http://swutc.tamu.edu/publications/technicalreports/476660-00076-1.pdf
6.8 MB
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Operational and Vehicular Strategies for Reducing Fuel Consumption and GHG Emissions from Trucking

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2011 ... by Melissa Thompson and C. Michael Walton · Reducing fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions is becoming increasingly important in the United States, and new legislation can be expected in the near future that will affect trucks either directly or indirectly. This work is a qualitative examination of operational strategies for

2011-476660-00072-1 [CTR] ... 476660-00072-1

Full-text Link:
http://swutc.tamu.edu/publications/technicalreports/476660-00072-1.pdf
800 KB
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High Speed Rail : A Study of International Best Practices and Identification of Opportunities in the U.S.

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2011 ... by Beatriz Rutzen, C. Michael Walton · In the United States, passenger rail has always been less competitive than in other parts of the world due to a number of factors. Many argue that in order for a passenger rail network to be successful major changes in service improvement have to be implemented to make it more

2011-476660-00071-1 [CTR] ... 476660-00071-1

Full-text Link:
http://swutc.tamu.edu/publications/technicalreports/476660-00071-1.pdf
3.9 MB
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The Economic Efficiency of Allowing Longer Combination Vehicles in Texas

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2011 ... by Bridget N. Bienkowski, C. Michael Walton · This paper shows the economic efficiency of allowing longer combination vehicles in Texas. First, an overview of the truck size and weight policies is explained, with an emphasis on those that affect Texas. Next, LCV operations in other countries are described. Then, an LCV scenario

2011-476660-00077-1 [CTR] ... 476660-00077-1

Full-text Link:
http://swutc.tamu.edu/publications/technicalreports/476660-00077-1.pdf
1.7 MB
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Freight Planning for Texas : Expanding the Dialogue

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2011 ... Jolanda Prozzi [and six others] · Efficient, reliable, and safe freight transportation is critical to the economic prosperity of any region. An efficient multimodal and intermodal transportation system reduces transportation and supply chain transaction costs and increases connectivity, reliability, and accessibility to local

6297-1 [CTR] ... FHWA/TX-11/0-6297-1; Product 0-6297-P3

Full-text Link:
http://www.utexas.edu/research/ctr/pdf_reports/0_6297_1.pdf
· http://library.ctr.utexas.edu/digitized/CTR/0-6297-1_appendixA.pdf
· http://library.ctr.utexas.edu/digitized/CTR/0-6297-1_appendixB.pdf
· http://library.ctr.utexas.edu/digitized/CTR/0-6297-1_appendixC.pdf
1.5 MB; Appendixes: 907 KB, 393 KB, 21.9 MB
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Freight Planning Factors Impacting Texas Commodity Flows

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2011 ... RS: C. Michael Walton; Researchers: Chandra Bhat, Migdalia Carrion, Nathan Hutson, Ken Perrine, Jolanda Prozzi, Dan Seedah · Intermodal and freight concerns have thus received increasing attention in the wake of globalization, increasing congestion, and changes in the logistics structure of shippers. Both the Intermodal

6297-s [CTR] ... PSR 0-6297 ... Project Summary Report, 0-6297

Full-text Link:
http://ftp.dot.state.tx.us/pub/txdot-info/rti/psr/6297.pdf

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It’s About Time : Investing in Transportation to Keep Texas Economically Competitive. Committee Presentation

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2011 ... Texas 2030 Committee · Presentation Slides summarizing the 2030 Committee report. · CONTENTS: Primary 2030 Report Researchers -- Committee Accomplishments -- How is the 2011 Report Different from the 2009 Report? -- Texas Transportation Action Principles (Priorities & Approaches) -- Committee Scenarios:

6666-TTI [Presentation] ... 0-6666-TTI Presentation

Full-text Link:
http://texas2030committee.tamu.edu/documents/final_03-2011_presentation.pdf
1.2 MB
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It’s About Time : Investing in Transportation to Keep Texas Economically Competitive

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2011 ... Texas 2030 Committee · This current report updates the February 2009 report by providing an enhanced analysis of the current state of the Texas transportation system, determining the household costs of under-investing in the system and identifying potential revenue options for funding the system. However, the general conclusion has

6666-TTI-1 ... 0-6666-TTI-1

Full-text Link:
http://texas2030committee.tamu.edu/documents/final_03-2011_report.pdf
23 MB
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It’s About Time : Investing in Transportation to Keep Texas Economically Competitive. Executive Summary

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2011 ... Texas 2030 Committee · · CONTENTS: Introduction -- The Challenge Facing Texans -- Texas Transportation Action Principles -- Four Transportation Scenarios: Texas’ Alternative Futures -- How Will Texans Pay for Transportation? -- Total Scenario Costs -- Possible Revenue Sources -- The Remaining Questions ·

6666-TTI-2 ... 0-6666-TTI-2

Full-text Link:
http://texas2030committee.tamu.edu/documents/final_03-2011_summary.pdf
3.4 MB
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Longer Combination Vehicles & Road Trains for Texas?

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2011 ... RS: C. Michael Walton, CTR; Researchers: Robert Harrison [and five others] · Texas faces a highway funding shortfall and increasing freight demand, which translates to fewer miles of new highway and higher levels of congestion. One solution is to move the additional freight on more productive trucks on key routes on the current

6095-PSR [CTR] ... PSR 0-6095-S ... Project Summary Report, 0-6095

Full-text Link:
http://ftp.dot.state.tx.us/pub/txdot-info/rti/psr/0-6095.pdf

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Potential Use of Longer Combination Vehicles in Texas : Second-Year Report

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2010 ... C.M Walton [and three others, CTR], Angela Jannini Weissman [and four others, UTSA] · The second year of this study focused on Texas highway corridors carrying heavy truck volumes and examined LCV operations—particularly infrastructure costs—to identify where the highest economic advantage from LCV

6095-2 [CTR] ... FHWA/TX-11 /0-6095-2

Full-text Link:
http://www.utexas.edu/research/ctr/pdf_reports/0_6095_2.pdf
1.7 MB
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Responses of Trucking Operations to Road Pricing in Central Texas

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2010 ... Beatriz Rutzen, Jolanda Prozzi and C. Michael Walton · In Texas, where traditional funding lags behind needs to maintain and improve the state’s infrastructure, much of the state’s new highway capacity is being financed through tolls. With Texas’s major cities already among the nation’s most congested, considerable growth in both

2010- 476660-00066-1 [CTR] ... SWUTC 10/ 476660-00066-1

Full-text Link:
http://swutc.tamu.edu/publications/technicalreports/476660-00066-1.pdf
1.4 MB
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A Road Pricing Methodology for Infrastructure Cost Recovery

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2010 ... Alison J. Conway and C. Michael Walton · The purpose of this research is to provide a theoretical framework for future commercial vehicle user-charging using real-time vehicle weight and configuration information collected using weigh-in-motion (WIM) systems. This work provides an extensive review of both mechanisms and

2010- 476660-00064-1 [CTR] ... SWUTC/10/476660-00064-1

Full-text Link:
http://swutc.tamu.edu/publications/technicalreports/476660-00064-1.pdf
1.3 MB
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A Comprehensive Examination of Heavy Vehicle Emissions Factors

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2010 ... Melissa Thompson [and three others] · This report summarizes the findings from reviewing the literature on several topics that are related to heavy vehicle emissions including engine and fuel types, vehicle technologies that can be used to reduce or mitigate vehicle emissions, the factors that affect vehicle emissions, vehicle

2010- 476660-00067-4 [CTR] ... SWUTC/10/476660-00067-4

Full-text Link:
http://swutc.tamu.edu/publications/technicalreports/476660-00067-1.pdf

______________________________________________________________________________________________________

State Commercial Vehicle Security Enforcement : Operations, Technologies, and Barriers

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2010 ... Alison J. Conway and C. Michael Walton · This report details the results of a survey of state enforcement agencies concerning past, present, and future enforcement practices and advanced technology use for commercial vehicle security, as well as recommendations for future improvements. The study examines practices in 19 states,

2010- 473700-00074-1 [CTR] ... SWUTC/10/473700-00074-1

Full-text Link:
http://swutc.tamu.edu/publications/technicalreports/473700-00074-1.pdf

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Toll Roads : What We Know About Forecasting Usage and the Characteristics of Texas Users

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2010 ... Jolanda Prozzi [and nine others] · Inadequate funding from fuel taxes, increased demand for transportation, and increased maintenance needs due to an aging highway system, have resulted in significant deficits along with renewed interest in toll road development, both to finance new roads or add capacity to existing

6044-P1 [CTR] ... Product 0-6044-P1

Full-text Link:
http://www.utexas.edu/research/ctr/pdf_reports/0_6044_P1.pdf
874 KB
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Potential Use of Longer Combination Vehicles in Texas : First Year Report

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2010 ... C.M. Walton [and nine others] · Trucking remains the only major freight mode not to benefit from increases in size and weight regulations since 1982. The need for more productive trucks both longer (LTL) and heavier (TL) is growing with economic activity, rising fuel costs and concerns over environmental impacts from

6095-1 [CTR] ... FHWA/TX-10/0-6095-1

Full-text Link:
http://www.utexas.edu/research/ctr/pdf_reports/0_6095_1.pdf
· http://www.utexas.edu/research/ctr/pdf_reports/0_6095_1Workshop.pdf
2.2 MB, 2.3 MB
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Intercity Passenger / High Speed Rail in Texas

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2009 ... [C. Michael Walton and Jolanda Prozzi] · "[The Intercity Passenger & High-Speed Rail] project was initiated in response to a presidential and federal initiative undertaken by many states to review their rail policies. The program is overseen by C. Michael Walton and Jolanda Prozzi. The first task of the project was to create an

HSR Study [CTR]

Full-text Link:
http://library.ctr.utexas.edu/digitized/IACreports/HSRstudy-Task1.pdf
6.0 MB
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Financing Tools and Partnerships for Rural and Semi-urban Transportation Projects

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2009 ... Dr. Khali Persad, Dr. C. Michael Walton and Patricia Franco · In this research product, financing techniques and partnerships for rural and small urban area transportation projects are presented. This research examined alternative financing options, TxDOT experience with them, and lessons learned. The results will be of use

6034-P1/P2 [CTR] ... Product 0-6034-P1; Product 0-6034-P2

Full-text Link:
http://www.utexas.edu/research/ctr/pdf_reports/0_6034_P1.pdf
1.4 MB; P1 is equivalent to P2
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Characteristics of the Truck Users and Non-Users of Central Texas Toll Roads

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2009 ... Jolanda Prozzi [and four others] · As the use of toll roads increase to finance new road infrastructure or add capacity to existing road infrastructure, the question of who use and do not use toll roads becomes increasingly important to toll road developers, financiers, Traffic and Revenue consultants, and investors, among others. The

6044-2 vol.2 [CTR] ... FHWA/TX-10/0-6044-2 v.2

Full-text Link:
http://www.utexas.edu/research/ctr/pdf_reports/0_6044_2v2.pdf
1.3 MB
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Characteristics of the Auto Users and Non-Users of Central Texas Toll Roads

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2009 ... Jolanda Prozzi [and four others] · As toll road usage increases to finance new road infrastructure or add capacity to existing road infrastructure, the question of who does and does not use toll roads becomes increasingly important to toll road developers, financiers, Traffic and Revenue consultants, and investors, among others.

6044-2 vol.1 [CTR] ... FHWA/TX-10/0-6044-2 v.1

Full-text Link:
http://www.utexas.edu/research/ctr/pdf_reports/0_6044_2v1.pdf
1.1 MB
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Estimated and Actual Usage of Toll Facilities

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2009 ... C. Michael Walton [and nine others] · As toll road development increases to finance new or add capacity to existing road infrastructure, reliable traffic and revenue (T&R) forecasts informed by a robust understanding of who uses and who does not use toll roads becomes increasingly important to toll road developers, financiers, T&R

6044 [CTR] ... PSR 0-6044 ... Project Summary Report, 0-6044

Full-text Link:
http://ftp.dot.state.tx.us/pub/txdot-info/rti/psr/6044.pdf

______________________________________________________________________________________________________

Arterial Intelligent Transportation Systems : Infrastructure Elements and Traveler Information Requirements

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2009 ... C. Michael Walton [and five others] · Applying Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) to arterial systems allows TxDOT to significantly enhance transportation system operation efficiency and improve traffic mobility. However, no guidelines are available to assist TxDOT staff in selecting the most beneficial arterial ITS

5865 [CTR] ... PSR 0-5865 ... Project Summary Report, 0-5865

Full-text Link:
http://ftp.dot.state.tx.us/pub/txdot-info/rti/psr/5865.pdf

______________________________________________________________________________________________________

Funding the Future : A Forecast of Transportation Finance

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2009 ... Bill Stockton, Rob Harrison and Michael Walton · This report is a part of an extensive analytical effort to provide the best possible information for state and local planners and decision makers. It is the product of a project by the Texas Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations (TEMPO) and the Texas Department of

MS-8288

Full-text Link:
http://ftp.dot.state.tx.us/pub/txdot-info/gpa/072809_tempo_report.pdf

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Arterial Intelligent Transportation Systems : Infrastructure Elements and Traveler Information Requirements

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2009 ... Michael C. Walton [and five others] · Applying Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) to arterial systems allows TxDOT to significantly enhance transportation system operation efficiency and improve traffic mobility. However, no guidelines are available to assist TxDOT staff in selecting the most beneficial arterial ITS

5865-1 [CTR] ... FHWA/TX-10/0-5865-1

Full-text Link:
http://www.utexas.edu/research/ctr/pdf_reports/0_5865_1.pdf
1.8 MB
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Financing Tools for Rural and Small Urban Area Projects

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2009 ... Khali R. Persad, C. Michael Walton, Patricia Franco · This research examined financing tools that are applicable to rural and small urban area projects undertaken by the Texas Department of Transportation. It documents district experience with some of these tools and lessons learned. Pass-Through Tolling Agreements

6034-1/P1/P2 [CTR] ... FHWA/TX-09/0-6034-1; Product 0-6034-P1; Product 0-6034-P2

Full-text Link:
http://www.utexas.edu/research/ctr/pdf_reports/0_6034_1.pdf
· http://www.utexas.edu/research/ctr/pdf_reports/0_6034_P1.pdf
11.5 MB, 1.4 MB
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Estimated vs. Forecasted Toll Usage : A Case Study Review

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2008 ... C. Michael Walton [and six others] · Reliable T&R forecasts are critical to the success of toll proposals. However, a number of studies by the bond rating agencies—specifically Standard & Poor’s (S&P)—have shown that a majority of toll roads failed to meet revenue expectations in their first full year of operation. These studies alluded

6044-1 [CTR] ... FHWA/TX-10/0-6044-1

Full-text Link:
http://www.utexas.edu/research/ctr/pdf_reports/0_6044_1.pdf
2.5 MB
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Who Uses Toll Roads? An Analysis of Central Texas Turnpike Users

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2008 ... Chris Robertson, Jolanda Prozzi, C. Michael Walton · The report characterizes with the greatest detail both the passenger and commuter users as well as non-users of the Central Texas Turnpike System recently opened in November 2006 in Austin, TX. The process of analysis includes a review of literature of other tolling

2008-476660-00065-1 [CTR] ... SWUTC/08/476660-00065-1

Full-text Link:
http://swutc.tamu.edu/publications/technicalreports/476660-00065-1.pdf

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Addressing Cargo Security with Strategies Involving Private Sector

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2008 ... Jason R. West, C. Michael Walton and Alison J. Conway · The public and private sectors contributing to goods movement agree that cargo security has not been addressed nearly as much as physical and vessel security. Addressing cargo security will require additional operational data that is not currently used in public sector

2008-473700-00095-1 [CTR] ... SWUTC/08/473700-00095-1

Full-text Link:
http://swutc.tamu.edu/publications/technicalreports/473700-00095-1.pdf

______________________________________________________________________________________________________

Protecting and Preserving Rail Corridors Against Encroachment of Incompatible Uses

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2008 ... Lisa Loftus-Otway [and three others] · Rail Corridor preservation and planning for the purpose of reducing or restricting incompatible development is an area of growing importance. This report provides an overview regarding encroachment and the elements that contribute to potentially incompatible development along

2008-0-5546-1 [CTR] ... SWUTC/08/0-5546-1

Full-text Link:
http://swutc.tamu.edu/publications/technicalreports/0-5546-1.pdf

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Planning and Financing Tools for Rural Small Urban Area Projects

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2008 ... RS: C. Michael Walton; Researchers: Patricia Franco and Khali R. Persad · This research addresses the unique financing and planning needs of rural and small urban areas (RSUA) of Texas. It will aid these areas in determining the financing and planning tools appropriate to each type of transportation project and the

6034 [CTR] ... PSR 0-6034 ... Project Summary Report, 0-6034

Full-text Link:
http://ftp.dot.state.tx.us/pub/txdot-info/rti/psr/6034.pdf

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Protecting Rail Corridors from Encroachment : Options to Reduce or Mitigate Against Encroachment/Incompatible Use -- rev. May 2008

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2008 ... Lisa Loftus-Otway [and three others] · This guidebook has been divided into two main sections for ease of use. Section one covers corridor protection strategies in general and provides a review of practices that are used around the U.S as well as case study examples and costs and links to reports, websites, and legislation, where

5546-P1 [CTR] ... Product 0-5546-P1

Full-text Link:
http://library.ctr.utexas.edu/digitized/products/0-5546-P1.zip
5.9 MB ZIP file = 7 PDFs
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Protecting and Preserving Rail Corridors Against Encroachment of Incompatible Uses

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2008 ... C. Michael Walton [and three others] · Rail Corridor preservation and planning for the purpose of reducing or restricting incompatible development is an area of growing importance. This report provides an overview regarding encroachment and the elements that contribute to potentially incompatible development along

5546-1/P1 [CTR] ... Report 0-5546-1; Product 0-5546-P1

Full-text Link:
http://www.utexas.edu/research/ctr/pdf_reports/0_5546_1.pdf
513 MB (report only)
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Identifying, Measuring, and Mitigating Environmental Justice Impacts of Toll Roads. Executive Summary

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2007 ... Jolanda Prozzi [and four others] · In 2004 the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) funded the Center for Transportation Research at The University of Texas at Austin to develop a methodology to evaluate the environmental justice (EJ) impacts of toll roads given four scenarios: (a) the construction of new toll road(s), (b)

5208-1 [CTR] ... 0-5208-1

Full-text Link:
http://www.utexas.edu/research/ctr/pdf_reports/0_5208_1.pdf
569 KB
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Guidebook for Identifying, Measuring and Mitigating Environmental Justice Impacts of Toll Roads

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2007 ... Jolanda Prozzi [and four others] · Highway funding constraints in recent years have resulted in the financing of new roads and the modernization of existing roads through investments that will be recovered by toll charges. In Texas, toll equity and Regional Mobility Authorities (RMAs) are voter-approved financial tools to leverage

5208-P2 [CTR] ... Product 0-5208-P2

Full-text Link:
http://www.utexas.edu/research/ctr/pdf_reports/0_5208_P2.pdf
1.1 MB
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Identifying, Measuring, and Mitigating Environmental Justice Impacts of Toll Roads

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2007 ... Isabel C. Victoria [and four others] · In 2004 the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) funded the Center for Transportation Research at The University of Texas at Austin to develop a methodology to evaluate the environmental justice (EJ) impacts of toll roads given four scenarios: (a) the construction of new toll road(s), (b)

5208-2 [CTR] ... 0-5208-2

Full-text Link:
http://www.utexas.edu/research/ctr/pdf_reports/0_5208_2.pdf
2.1 MB
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Electronic Vehicle Identification : Applications and Implementation Considerations

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2007 ... Khali Persad [and four others] · Electronic vehicle identification (EVI) is already an important component of electronic toll collection. Universal EVI would provide the opportunity for transportation agencies to introduce ITS features such as in-vehicle information systems. In this project three areas were researched: (1) Current and

5217-1 [CTR] ... 0-5217-1

Full-text Link:
http://www.utexas.edu/research/ctr/pdf_reports/0_5217_1.pdf
2.2 MB
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Vehicle/License Plate Identification for Toll Collection Applications

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2007 ... RS: Michael Walton; Researchers: Shahriyar Hussain [and three others] · Electronic toll collection (ETC), specifically open road tolling (ORT), is quickly becoming preferred practice among toll authorities in the U.S. and internationally. ORT technology has proven to be the most successful segment of Intelligent Transportation Systems

5217-s [CTR] ... PSR 0-5217 ... Project Summary Report, 0-5217

Full-text Link:
http://ftp.dot.state.tx.us/pub/txdot-info/rti/psr/5217.pdf

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Protecting Rail Corridors Against Encroachment

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2007 ... RS: C. Michael Walton; Researchers: Lynn Blais, Nathan Hutson and Lisa Loftus-Otway · Texas’ population is predicted to increase dramatically over the next thirty-five years placing increasing stresses on the transportation system. As travel demand (both passenger and freight) continues to rise, competition for scarce lands

5546-S [CTR] ... PSR 0-5546-S ... Project Summary Report, 0-5546

Full-text Link:
http://ftp.dot.state.tx.us/pub/txdot-info/rti/psr/5546.pdf

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Toll Collection Technology and Best Practices

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2007 ... Khali Persad, C. Michael Walton and Shahriyar Hussain · In this research product, tolling practices and technologies are presented. Likely developments and enhancements are reviewed, along with potential tie-ins to other Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) deployments. Ultimately, this research project will develop

5217-P1 [CTR] ... Product 0-5217-P1

Full-text Link:
http://www.utexas.edu/research/ctr/pdf_reports/0_5217_P1.pdf
1.7 MB
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Electronic Vehicle Identification : Industry Standards, Performance, and Privacy Issues

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2007 ... Khali Persad, C. Michael Walton and Shahriyar Hussain · In this research product, industry standards for dedicated short range communications (DSRC) are reviewed, followed by an evaluation of costs and performance. Privacy concerns regarding collection and use of data on vehicle movements are examined in the context of

5217-P2 [CTR] ... Product 0-5217-P2

Full-text Link:
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Promoting Local Participation on Transportation Improvement Projects: Research Report

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2007 ... David Luskin [and four others] · TxDOT's statewide transportation program has been planned to meet projected transportation needs across the state. However, available financial resources are not sufficient to fully fund the desired program. The 2003 legislature created additional tools and funding. One of the major untapped

5025-1 [TTI] ... FHWA/TX-07/0-5025-1

Full-text Link:
http://tti.tamu.edu/documents/0-5025-1.pdf

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Implementation Issues and Strategies for Deployment of Traveler Information Systems in Texas

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2007 ... Khali Persad, C. Michael Walton and Zhong Wang · This research product provides in-depth analysis of the benefits and costs of Advanced Traveler Information Systems (ATIS) deployment to enhance toll road operations in Texas, the implementation issues of ATIS, and funding opportunities for ATIS implementations. A case

5079-P3 [CTR] ... Product 0-5079-P3

Full-text Link:
http://www.utexas.edu/research/ctr/pdf_reports/0_5079_P3.pdf
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Guidelines for Best Practices in Toll Development Agreements

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2006 ... Khali Persad, C. Michael Waltonn and Julie Wilke · This research product presents a synthesis of best practices in toll project development agreements to minimize the impact of traffic competition between tolled and non-tolled facilities and thus reduce the need for a noncompete clause. These practices are extracted from 20 case

5020-P1 [CTR] ... Product 0-5020-P1

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Alternatives to Non-Compete Clauses in Toll Development

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2006 ... Khali Persad, C. Michael Walton and Julie Wilke · This research product is a brochure summarizing best practices in toll project development agreements that may minimize the impact of traffic competition between tolled and non-tolled facilities, and thus reduce the need for a non-compete clause. These practices are extracted from 20

5020-P2 [CTR] ... Product 0-5020-P2

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http://www.utexas.edu/research/ctr/pdf_reports/0_5020_P2.pdf
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Energy and Environmental Concerns 2006

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2006 ... [various authors] · · CONTENTS: Environmental Justice Concentration Zones for Assessing Transportation Project Impacts-- Isabel C. Victoria, Jolanda Prozzi, C. Michael Walton, and Jorge Prozzi -- Preservation of Historic Transportation Facilities-- Abba Lichtenstein; -- Integrating Information Technology in

TRR 1983 ... TRR 1983 ... Transportation Research Record (TRR), 1983

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Use of Traveler Information to Improve Texas Transportation Network Operations in the Context of Toll Roads

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2006 ... C. Michael Walton, Khali Persad and Zhong Wang · To repay bond debt for new toll roads, investors will depend on toll revenue, an uncertain source. Studies have found that traffic on toll roads is initially low, and grows slowly over time as motorists become aware of the time savings and other benefits of a toll road. Given this

5079-1 [CTR] ... 0-5079-1

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http://www.utexas.edu/research/ctr/pdf_reports/0_5079_1.pdf
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Impacts of Traveler Information on Transportation Network Operations and Potential Deployment Technologies

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2006 ... Khali Persad, C. Michael Walton and Zhong Wang · This research product provides in-depth analysis of the impact of traveler information on commuters’ route choices in the toll road context. The details of a case study of the Austin, Texas metropolitan area are presented, showing impacts on the non-tolled network as well as on

5079-P2 [CTR] ... Product 0-5079-P2

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http://www.utexas.edu/research/ctr/pdf_reports/0_5079_P2.pdf
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Use of Traveler Information to Enhance Toll Road Operations

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2006 ... RS: C. Michael Walton; Researchers: Khali Persad and Zhong Wang · Supporting the development of toll roads allows the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to add capacity and relieve congestion more quickly. However, traffic diversion to toll roads is often less than projected, impacting both toll revenues and system

5079-S [CTR] ... PSR 0-5079-S ... Project Summary Report, 0-5079

Full-text Link:
http://ftp.dot.state.tx.us/pub/txdot-info/rti/psr/5079.pdf

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Enhanced Freight Sketch Planning Tool for Assessing Multimodal Investment Strategies

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2006 ... Jordan Botticello and C. Michael Walton · In recent years, there have been dramatic changes in the volume and movement of freight within the US and internationally. Traditional distribution systems have been replaced by just-in-time driven processes and freight transportation patterns have become much more complex.

2006-167868-1 [CTR] ... SWUTC/06/167868-1

Full-text Link:
http://swutc.tamu.edu/publications/technicalreports/167868-1.pdf

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An Investigation on the Environmental Benefits of a Variable Speed Control Strategy

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2006 ... Zhong Wang and C. Michael Walton · The safety benefits of variable speed limits (VSL) have already been widely recognized. However, the environmental benefits of variable speed limits have been largely ignored. This paper presents a study of the potential benefits of variable speed limits in reducing mobile emissions. A Monte

2006-473700-00072-1 [CTR] ... SWUTC/06/473700-00072-1

Full-text Link:
http://swutc.tamu.edu/publications/technicalreports/473700-00072-1.pdf

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Promoting Local Participation on Transportation Improvement Projects

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2006 ... RS: Brian Bochner; Researchers: Josias Zeitsman [and four others] · The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) faces a major challenge in its mission to provide the transportation system Texas needs. Over the next 25 years Texas’ population is projected to increase 64 percent, and road use will grow by 214

5025-S [TTI] ... PSR 0-5025-S ... Project Summary Report, 0-5025

Full-text Link:
http://ftp.dot.state.tx.us/pub/txdot-info/rti/psr/5025.pdf

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Evaluation and Integration of Texas Airports into the Trans-Texas Corridor

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2006 ... RS: C. Michael Walton; Researcher: Michael S. Bomba · The purpose of this project was to identify the potential effects, including both challenges and opportunities, the TTC system could create for the Texas aviation system, and to provide recommendations for airport managers, airport governing boards, TxDOT Aviation Division

4644-S [CTR] ... PSR 0-4644-S ... Project Summary Report, 0-4644

Full-text Link:
http://ftp.dot.state.tx.us/pub/txdot-info/rti/psr/4644.pdf

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Landside Access Needs for Deep-Water Ports in Texas

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2006 ... RS: Rob Harrison; Researchers: Michael Bomba, Jolanda Prozzi and C. Michael Walton · The project had multiple objectives. The researchers initially compiled an annotated bibliography with descriptions of more than 100 papers, reports, and presentations on related topics representing the full breadth of landside access issues. The

4437-S [CTR] ... PSR 0-4437-S ... Project Summary Report, 0-4437

Full-text Link:
http://ftp.dot.state.tx.us/pub/txdot-info/rti/psr/4437.pdf

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Trans-Texas Corridor and the Texas Airport System : Opportunities and Challenges

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2006 ... Kelsey A. Thompson [and three others] · The proposed Trans-Texas Corridor (TTC) will allow for faster and safer movement of people and goods throughout Texas, relieve congestion on existing roadways, divert hazardous materials away from urban areas, and stimulate economic growth and development along its path.

4644-1 [CTR] ... 0-4644-1

Full-text Link:
http://www.utexas.edu/research/ctr/pdf_reports/0_4644_1.pdf

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Multi-Modal Analysis Freight Tool (MAFT)

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2006 ... Patricia C. Delgado [and three others] · "MAFT is a sketch planning tool that will help you quantify and evaluate benefits associated with freight modal investments" · "MAFT Template" · Publ. by: University of Texas at Austin. Center for Transportation Research (CTR).

4058-P4 [CTR] ... Product 0-4058-P4

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Alternatives to Non-Compete Clauses in Toll Development Agreements

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2005 ... Khali R. Persad, C. Michael Walton and Julie Wilke · Private investors in toll roads sometimes request restrictive covenants such as non-compete clauses, which could prevent the public sector from adding capacity in the region for the life of the toll agreement. This research project examined 20 case studies of toll agreements in

5020-1 [CTR] ... 0-5020-1

Full-text Link:
http://www.utexas.edu/research/ctr/pdf_reports/0_5020_1.pdf
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Framework for Developing Integrated ITS Solutions to Improve Traffic Operations

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2005 ... Zhong Wang and C. Michael Walton · The overall objective of this study is to assist transportation agencies in developing appropriate ITS strategies to improve traffic operations. This report summarizes the effort in applying innovative methods for ITS planning and ITS evaluation. First, the authors present a study using FHWA ITS

2005-167248-1 [CTR] ... SWUTC-05-167248-1

Full-text Link:
http://swutc.tamu.edu/publications/technicalreports/167248-1.pdf

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Methodologies for Reducing Truck Turn Time at Marine Container Terminals

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2005 ... Nathan N. Huynh and C. Michael Walton · One of the prominent issues container terminal operators in the US are seeking to address is how to effectively reduce truck turn time. Historically, truck turn time has received very little attention from terminal operators because port congestion has never been a barrier to their operations.

2005-167830-1 [CTR] ... SWUTC-05-167830-1

Full-text Link:
http://swutc.tamu.edu/publications/technicalreports/167830-1.pdf

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Freight Data Needs at the Metropolitan Level and the Suitability of Intelligent Transportation Systems in Supplying MPOs with the Needed Freight Data

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2004 ... Isabel C. Victoria and C. Michael Walton · Many Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) have identified the lack of robust and accurate freight data as a major constraint in conducting meaningful freight planning. An in-depth literature review was conducted that covered (1) the most relevant freight issues faced by

2004-167247-1 [CTR] ... SWUTC-04-167247-1

Full-text Link:
http://swutc.tamu.edu/publications/technicalreports/167247-1.pdf

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Potential Application of ITS Technologies to Improve Commercial Vehicle Operations, Enforcement, and Monitoring

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2004 ... by Alison Conway and C. Michael Walton · This report examines the potential for implementing new technologies to improve upon current practices for truck weight enforcement and commercial vehicle management in the United States. As truck freight traffic continues to grow, expansion of the existing network alone will not

2004-473700-00069-1 [CTR] ... SWUTC-04-473700-00069-1

Full-text Link:
http://swutc.tamu.edu/publications/technicalreports/473700-00069-1.pdf
300 KB
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Analyze the Impact of Traffic on Air Quality and Select Appropriate ITS Strategies for Emissions Mitigation

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2004 ... Zhong Wang and C. Michael Walton · This report presents a framework for analyzing the air quality impact of transportation sector and selecting appropriate Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) strategies to reduce mobile source emissions. First within a GIS framework, the mobile source emissions are estimated on the

2004-167829-1 [CTR] ... SWUTC-04-167829-1

Full-text Link:
http://swutc.tamu.edu/publications/technicalreports/167829-1.pdf

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Framework for ITS Deployments to Enhance Highway Safety

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2004 ... Arnab K. Gupta and C. Michael Walton · This report examines the potential for implementing new technologies to improve upon current practices for truck weight enforcement and commercial vehicle management in the United States. As truck freight traffic continues to grow, expansion of the existing network alone will not

2004-167828-1 [CTR] ... SWUTC-04-167828-1

Full-text Link:
http://swutc.tamu.edu/publications/technicalreports/167828-1.pdf

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Using Emergency Notification Software to Improve TxDOT's AMBER Alert Response

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2004 ... Whitt Hall, Michael S. Bomba and C. Michael Walton · Although occurrences of life-threatening kidnappings are rare in the United States, each year the media reports on missing children who are later found brutally murdered. Law enforcement officials have learned that one effective tool for preventing injury to missing

4450-01-1 [CTR] ... FHWA/TX-05/5-4450-01-1

Full-text Link:
http://www.utexas.edu/research/ctr/pdf_reports/5_4450_01_1.pdf

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Study of Current Truck Configurations

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2004 ... Feng Wang [and four others] · The current AASHTO Guide for the Design of Pavement Structures was derived from the large-scale Road Test conducted by AASHTO in the 1950s. Being empirical in nature, the AASHTO pavement design guide reflects only the truck technology prevalent at the AASHTO Road Test. However, truck

1862-1 [CTR] ... 0-1862-1

Full-text Link:
http://www.utexas.edu/research/ctr/pdf_reports/0_1862_1.pdf

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Intermodal Freight Transportation; Freight Transportation Planning

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2004 ... [various authors] · · CONTENTS: Finding the Number of Yard Cranes Needed to Achieve Desired Truck Turn Time at Marine Container Terminals -- Huynh, Nathan; Walton, C. Michael; Davis, Jeff. -- Quantitative Risk Assessment Decision-Support Model for Locating Hazardous Materials Teams -- Hamouda, Ghada;

TRR 1873 ... TRR 1873 ... Transportation Research Record (TRR), 1873

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