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Use of Highway ROW for High-Speed Intercity Passenger Rail and Dedicated Freight Transportation Systems. Guidebook


2014 ... Katie A. Larsen [and eight others] · "The purpose of this guidebook is to help TxDOT staff evaluate proposals for using new or existing highway right-of-way (ROW) for high-speed intercity passenger rail (HSIPR) or dedicated freight transportation systems. This guidebook is intended to provide the foundation for a new manual

6698-P3 [CTR] ... Product 0-6698-P3

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0-6759, Developing a Business Process and Logical Model to Support a Tour-Based Travel Demand Model Design for TxDOT


[2014] ... Research Performed by: Center for Transportation Research; Research Supervisor: Chandra R. Bhat; Researchers: Jun Deng [and four others] · "The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) created a standardized trip-based modeling approach for travel demand modeling called the Texas Package Suite of Travel

6759 PSR [CTR] ... 0-6759 -S ... Project Summary

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Companion PowerPoint Presentation to Unity Database


2014 ... [Center for Transportation Research] · This is a printout of Powerpoint slides from the presentation "Integration of Data Sources to Optimize Freight Transportation in Texas." · "December 2013; Published September 2014" · Publ. by: University of Texas at Austin. Center for Transportation Research (CTR).

6697-CTR-P2 [CTR] ... Product 0-6697-CTR-P2

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Freight Data Architecture Business Process, Logical Data Model, and Physical Data Model


2014 ... Dr. C. Michael Walton [and six others] · "In November 2011, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) funded a study to integrate data from multiple sources to optimize freight transportation planning efforts in the state. The Center for Transportation (CTR) study team was commissioned to explore the feasibility of entering

6697-CTR-P1 [CTR] ... Product 0-6697-CTR-P1

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0-6803, New Technology Task Force, Phase II


[2014] ... Research Performed by: Center for Transportation Research; Research Supervisor: C.M. Walton; Researchers: Peter J. Jin, Andrea Hall · "Texas’ 83rd Legislature charged the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) with examining and evaluating innovative transportation technologies for purposes of reducing costs,

6803 PSR [CTR] ... 0-6803-S ... Project Summary Report

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0-6748, Best Practice for Flexible Pavement Structure Widening Projects


[2014] ... Research Performed by: Center for Transportation Research; Research Supervisor: Mike Murphy; Researchers: Maria Burton · "The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has experienced problems with construction quality and performance on narrow widening projects (e.g., adding a 2- to 5-ft shoulder)... due to

6748 PSR [CTR] ... 0-6748-S ... Project Summary Report

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Truck-Rail Intermodal Toolkit : User Manual


2014 ... Dan P.K. Seedah, Travis D. Owens, Robert Harrison · "The truck-rail intermodal toolkit (TRIT) was developed to help planners equally compare truck and rail freight movements for specific corridors and to give insight into some of the variables associated with each mode. The rail component of the model (CT-Rail) is designed

6692-P2 [CTR] ... Product 0-6692-P2

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Trade Flows and Texas Gulf Ports : Panama Canal Expansion and South American Markets


2014 ... Dan Seedah [and four others] · In 2015, a new lock system will allow larger and more productive ships to use the Panama Canal to serve global markets. Widespread interest in the project and the impacts on US Atlantic and Gulf ports resulted in concern that US terminals and state transportation systems might be unprepared for the

6690-CTR-2 [CTR] ... FHWA/TX-13/0-6690-CTR-2

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0-4562, Corrosion Resistance of Grouted Post-Tensioning Systems


[2014] ... Research Performed by: Center for Transportation Research; Research Supervisors: Dr. John E. Breen, Dr. Michael E. Kreger; Researchers: Andrew L. Kilduff [and eight others] · "Although the vast majority of post-tensioned bridges in the United States have performed satisfactorily, corrosion problems on a small number of

4562 PSR [CTR] ... 0-4562-S ... Project Summary, 4562

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Policy Implications of Emerging Vehicle and Infrastructure Technology


2014 ... by Peter J. Jin [and three others] · This report considers a broad range of emerging transportation technologies that have potential for enhancing travel on and operations of the Texas transportation system. It provides an overview of technology classifications and assesses the policy implications of emerging vehicle and

2014-600451-00087-1 [CTR] ... SWUTC/14/600451-00087-1

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The Future of Fully Automated Vehicles : Opportunities for Vehicle- and Ride-Sharing, with Cost and Emissions Savings


2014 ... Daniel J. Fagnant, Kara M. Kockelman · Fully automated or autonomous vehicles (AVs) hold great promise for the future of transportation. By 2020 Google, auto manufacturers and other technology providers intend to introduce self-driving cars to the public with either limited or fully autonomous capabilities. AVs may be able to

2014-600451-00081-1 [CTR] ... SWUTC/14/600451-00081-1

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Cost-Efficiency of Highway Operations and Maintenance of Public-Private Partnerships


2014 ... by Sergio E. Martinez and C. Michael Walton · While the literature on public-private partnerships (PPPs) argues that the private sector’s life-cycle approach to design and construction results in operational cost efficiencies, empirical support is missing. This study explored that issue by conducting a four-prong investigation.

2014-600451-00086-1 [CTR] ... SWUTC/14/600451-00086-1

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Developing a Mode Choice Model for Small and Medium MPOs


2014 ... Subodh Dubey [and five others] · This project developed a process and framework for generating the inputs needed for estimating a travel mode choice model that includes the transit mode, and developing a framework for implementing the results of an estimated travel mode choice model to project mode shares in

6766-1 [CTR] ... FHWA/TX-14/0-6766-1

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Forecasting Tool User Manual


2014 ... Chandra Bhat [and three others] · "The Excel-based forecasting tool allows users to provide a mode choice model along with various skims (in-vehicle travel time, out-of-vehicle travel time, travel distance, and travel cost) in order to calculate the mode share at both the traffic analysis zone (TAZ) level and individual level. It also

6766-P1 [CTR] ... Product 0-6766-P1

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Stretch and Flex Program for TxDOT Office and Field Workers


2014 ... Lisa Griffin [and four others] · Strain/sprain-related incidents account for 40% of the total injuries of Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) employees. Over the past 5 years the most common strain/sprain injury was of the lower back; 50% of these injuries were caused by lifting tasks. The goal of this project is to create

6805-1 [CTR] ... FHWA/TX-14/0-6805-1; Product 0-6805-P1; Product 0-6805-P2

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Workshop Presentation


[2014] ... Subodh Dubey [and five others] · "On December 18, 2013, the research team hosted a workshop at CTR to gather feedback on and generate discussion of the mode choice model that was developed [as part of Project 0-6766, "A Generic Mode Choice Model Applicable for Small and Medium-Sized MPOs"]. Attendees included

6766-P2 [CTR] ... Product 0-6766-P2

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Stretch and Flex Guidebook


2014 ... Lisa Griffin [and four others] · "Use this guidebook to teach TxDOT field workers how to most appropriately and effectively use tools in the workplace in order to reduce injury. These guidelines are meant to provide general recommendations for basic tasks that field workers may perform. Note that the guidebook contains

6805-P1 [CTR] ... Product 0-6805-P1

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Field Evaluation of Automated Distress Measuring Equipment


2014 ... Pedro A. Serigos [and four others] · Project 0-6663 Phase 2 involved evaluation of the TxDOT automated visual distress 3D laser system van and three automated systems developed by automated visual distress data collection vendors. The research team selected 20 test sections in the Austin and Waco Districts

6663-2 [CTR] ... FHWA/TX-14/0-6663-2

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0-6805, Summary of Stretch and Flex Program for TxDOT Operations


2014 ... Research Performed by: Center for Transportation Research; Research Supervisor: Fernanda Leite; Researchers: Lisa Griffin [and three others] · "Strain- and sprain-related incidents account for 40 percent of the total injuries of Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) employees. Over the past 5 years, the most common

6805 PSR [CTR] ... 0-6805-S ... Project Summary

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Recommendations for Selection of Automated Distress Measuring Equipment


2014 ... Pedro Serigos [and five others] · "Phase 2 of Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) Research Project 0-6663: Evaluation of Pavement Rutting and Distress Measurements had the objective of evaluating the accuracy and precision of the new automated system developed by a TxDOT research group (composed of staff

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Game-Theoretic Analysis of Dynamic Traffic Equilibria


2014 ... By Stephen D. Boyles, Christopher Melson, Tarun Rambha, Jennifer C. Duthie · Dynamic traffic assignment has grown steadily in popularity and use since its inception. It has become an important and permanent tool in transportation agencies across the country. However, the exact nature of dynamic traffic equilibrium,

2014-600451-00079-1 [CTR] ... SWUTC/14/600451-00079-1

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Real Time Freeway Incident Detection


2014 ... by Moggan Motamed and Randy Machemehl · The US Department of Transportation (US-DOT) estimates that over half of all congestion events are caused by highway incidents rather than by rush-hour traffic in big cities. Real-time incident detection on freeways is an important part of any modern traffic control center operation because

2014-600451-00083-1 [CTR] ... SWUTC/14/600451-00083-1

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Business Process and Logical Model to Support a Tour-Based Travel Demand


2014 ... Jun Deng [and five others] · Changing modeling needs over the past few years, spurred by the evolving policy contexts of transportation planning and emerging technologies, have led the planning community to explore tour-based and activity-based modeling paradigms as an alternative to the traditional trip-based modeling

6759-1 [CTR] ... FHWA/TX-14/0-6759-1; Product 0-6759-P1

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Pilot Training Workshop Materials


[2014] ... by: Randy B. Machemehl · "Simple intersection models include diverges, where one incoming link is connected to several outgoing links, and merges, where several incoming links are connected to one outgoing link. Freeway models of exit ramps and on-ramps map directly to LTM diverge and merge concepts. The simplest

6704-P1 [CTR] ... Product 0-6704-P1

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Minimizing User Delay and Crash Potential through Highway Work Zone Planning


2014 ... Michael Kurker [and nine others] · Lane closures due to highway work zones introduce many challenges to ensuring smooth traffic operations and a safe environment for drivers and workers. In addition, merging has been found to be one of the most stressful aspects of driving and a merge process that is viewed as “unfair”

6704-1 [CTR] ... FHWA/TX-13/0-6704-1

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Quantitative Relationship between Crash Risks and Pavement Skid Resistance


2014 ... Kan Long, Hui Wu, Zhanmin Zhang, Mike Murphy · Faced with continuously increasing maintenance due to aging infrastructure, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is evaluating the potential impact of reduced funding on highway safety. The main objective of this report is to develop a methodological procedure to

6713-1 [CTR] ... FHWA/TX-13/0-6713-1

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0-6766, A Generic Mode Choice Model Applicable for Small and Medium-Sized MPOs


[2014] ... Research Performed by: Center for Transportation Research; Research Supervisor: Chandra R. Bhat; Researchers: Marisol Castro [and four others] · "Due to the projected population growth increase in Texas and the continued increase in total motorized vehicle miles traveled in Texas, the Texas Department of Transportation

6766 PSR [CTR] ... 0-6766-S ... Project Summary

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Improved Cross Frame Details for Steel Bridges


2014 ... Anthony Battistini [and five others] · Cross frames are critical members for the stability of straight and curved steel bridges. Conventional cross frames are often fabricated from steel angles; however these members have relatively poor structural behavior. Because of the low buckling strength, cross frames with angle diagonals

6564-1 [CTR] ... FHWA/TX-13/0-6564-1

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Procedures for the Installation and Quality Control of Anchored CFRP Sheets for Shear Strengthening of Concrete Bridge Girders


2014 ... Jose Garcia [and four others] · The objective of the implementation study was to: Provide guidance for installation of strengthening systems. Provide training materials for personnel carrying out construction and inspection for shear strengthening of concrete beams using CFRP anchors and sheets on concrete beams. Suggest

6306-01-1 [CTR] ... FHWA/TX-13/5-6306-01-1

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


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

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A Transportation Corridor Analysis Toolkit


2013 ... by Dan P.K. Seedah [and four others] · The Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act includes a number of provisions advocating improving the condition and performance of the national freight network through targeted investments and policies by the Department of Transportation and state agencies. Critical to this network

2013-600451-00066-1 [CTR] ... SWUTC/13/600451-00066-1

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Transportation Revenue Impacts from a Changing Light-Duty Vehicle Fleet


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

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