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0-6900, Coordinating Consistency between Statewide and Regional Models
2017 ... Research Performed by: Center for Transportation Research (CTR); Research Supervisor: Stephen Boyles; Researchers: Chandra Bhat [and seven others] · "Transportation planning models are commonly used by US planning agencies to aid decision- making processes. In Texas, a statewide analysis model (SAM) is used for
6900 Summary [CTR] ... PSR 0-6900-S ... Project Summary
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0-6897-S, Evaluate Specialized Hauling Vehicles (SHV) with Regard to Pavement and Bridge Deterioration and Posting Limits
2017 ... Research Performed by: Center for Transportation Research (CTR), University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA); Research Supervisor: C. Michael Walton; Researchers (CTR): Mike Murphy [and nine others]; Researchers (UTSA): Jose Weissmann, Angela Weissmann · This study was performed to ensure that Texas complies with
6897 Summary [CTR] ... PSR 0-6897-S ... Project Summary
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Methods for Improving Consistency between Statewide and Regional Planning Models
2017 ... Stephen D. Boyles [and eight others] · Given the difference in scope of statewide and MPO models, inconsistencies between the two levels of modelling are inevitable. There are, however, methods to reduce these inconsistencies. This research provides insight into the current practices of statewide modelling across the USA and
6900-1 [CTR] ... FHWA/TX-17/0-6900-1
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Commodity-based Approach for Evaluating the Value of Freight Moving on Texas’ Roadway Network
2017 ... C. Michael Walton [and ten others] · The researchers took a commodity-based approach to evaluate the value of a list of selected commodities moved on the Texas freight network. This approach takes advantage of commodity-specific data sources and modeling processes. It provides a unique way of performing commodity flow
6898-1 [CTR] ... FHWA/TX-17/0-6898-1
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· http://library.ctr.utexas.edu/ctr-publications/0-6898-1-appx.zip
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0-6898, Estimating Freight Value Moved on TxDOT-Maintained Roadways for Investment Decision-Making
2017 ... Research Performed by: Center for Transportation Research; Research Supervisor: C. Michael Walton; Researchers: Nan Jiang [and nine others] · "Despite recognizing the need for improved freight planning, most states have limited planning tools to address goods movements and are lagging behind the freight industry in terms
6898 Summary [CTR] ... PSR 0-6898-S ... Project Summary
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Stage 2 Tool User’s Manual
2017 ... Research Supervisor: Dr. Michael Walton · "The purpose of the Permitted Overweight Truck Corridor Analysis Tool (referred to as the Stage 2 Tool) is to evaluate existing or to create new proposed overweight (OW) truck corridors to estimate the permitted OW truck, pavement, bridge consumption, and safety project costs of OW
6820-P5 [CTR] ... Technical Report 0-6820-P5; Product 0-6820-P3
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Pavement, Bridge, and Safety Cost Evaluation Tool for Overweight Truck Corridors Serving Coastal Port Regions and Border Ports of Entry
2017 ... Dr. Mike Walton [and ten others] · "To address the need for a rational but fast method to determine costs and a proposed permit fee, the research team developed the Stage 1 Expedient Analysis Method. The method was used to evaluate potential oversize/overweight (OS/OW) freight corridors that will serve Texas coastal port
6820-2 [CTR] ... FHWA/TX-16/0-6820-2
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Process for Evaluating Overweight Truck Corridors Serving Coastal Port Regions and Border Ports of Entry
2017 ... Chris Sassine and Oscar Galvis Arce [and nine others] · Coastal and inland ports, regional mobility authorities, cities, and counties located near or along the Texas Gulf Coast, and along the border with Mexico, have been granted authority by the state legislature to establish permitted overweight truck corridors. Though legislation
6820-1 [CTR] ... FHWA/TX-16/0-6820-1
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0-6820, A Process for Designating and Managing Overweight Truck Routes in Coastal Port Regions
2017 ... Research Performed by: Center for Transportation Research; Research Supervisor: C. Michael Walton; Researchers: Dr. Mike Murphy [and ten others] · "Th[is] project developed a process to evaluate potential oversize/overweight (OS/OW) freight corridors that will serve Texas coastal port regions and border ports of entry
6820 Summary [CTR] ... PSR 0-6820-S ... Project Summary
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Texas Technology Task Force : Expanding Texas's Innovation Roadmap
2017 ... Kristie Chin [and four others] · This research report provides an overview of the research team’s activities from September 2016 through July 2017. Major activities include continued stakeholder engagement of the Texas Technology Task Force (TTTF). The TTTF’s Strategy and Innovation Plan has also been updated,
6902-2 [CTR] ... FHWA/TX-17/0-6902-2
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5-6690-01, Impact to Texas’ Multi-modal Freight Networks : Panama Canal and South American Markets
2017 ... Research Performed by: Center for Transportation Research; Research Supervisor: Rob Harrison · "The new Panama Canal locks and the strategy of the Panama Canal Authority to offer steamship companies a variety of related services benefits both the Texas economy and its deepwater ports. The locks represent a new competitive
6690-01 Summary [CTR] ... PSR 5-6690-01-S ... Project Summary
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The Impact of the New Panama Canal Locks on Texas Ports and the Texas Economy
2017 ... Robert Harrison, Leigh Boske · This report examines the first year transits through the new Panama Canal locks and its impact on Texas deep water ports. It finds that the canal is operating efficiently and can accommodate 14,000 TEU containerships and bulk vessels up to 125,000 tons. This strengthens the position of
6690-01-1 [CTR] ... FHWA/TX-17/5-6690-01-1
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Typology of Transportation and Trade Forecasts
2017 ... Shujaat Ali Haq, Lauren Marcotte Blair; Project Directors: Leigh B. Boske, Robert Harrison · "Forecasts are an integral part of businesses because they inform decision makers about upcoming trends. Shippers, transport modes, supply-chain managers, and government organizations all rely on forecasts to guide their future
6690-01-PRP 6 [CTR] ... 5-6690-01 PRP 6 ... Transportation Policy Brief, 6
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Port Competition and Best Practices
2017 ... Cristina Mendez, Noah Oaks; Project Directors: Leigh B. Boske, Robert Harrison · "Texas ports vary in size, function, and specialty, but all Texas ports are tasked with ensuring supply chain efficiency for imports and exports in the US. This task is difficult when ships continue to grow in size, port congestion increases, and funding
6690-01-PRP 5 [CTR] ... 5-6690-01 PRP 5 ... Transportation Policy Brief, 5
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Texas–Latin American Trade
2017 ... Burleson Smith; Project Directors: Leigh B. Boske, Robert Harrison · "Historically underdeveloped, trade between Latin America and the United States has grown consistently over the last five years. Latin America’s emergence into the global economy over the past two decades represents an enormous opportunity for trading
6690-01-PRP 4 [CTR] ... 5-6690-01 PRP 4 ... Transportation Policy Brief, 4
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Global Logistics Hubs in Texas
2017 ... Michael Finch, Brent Perdue; Project Directors: Leigh B. Boske, Robert Harrison · "This policy brief describes the characteristics of global logistics hubs. This report focuses on the typology and hierarchy of a logistics hub, best practices, and four case studies of logistics hubs within the state of Texas that handle global trade. A
6690-01-PRP 3 [CTR] ... 5-6690-01 PRP 3 ... Transportation Policy Brief, 3
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Texas Ports and the Panama Canal : Commodities and Infrastructure
2017 ... Alex Payson, Chase Porter · "The purpose of this policy brief is to provide insight into the possible effects of the Panama Canal expansion on Texas ports. Additionally, the brief intends to draw a nexus between activities at ports to Texas’ statewide transportation infrastructure. The brief approaches these goals through a
6690-01-PRP 2 [CTR] ... 5-6690-01 PRP 2 ... Transportation Policy Brief, 2
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Panama Canal Utilization
2017 ... Chi-Hsiang Chu, Nina Ledermann; Project Directors: Leigh Boske, Robert Harrison · "The Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin has established interdisciplinary research on policy issues as the core of its education program. A major part of this program is a nine-month policy research
6690-01-PRP 1 [CTR] ... 5-6690-01 PRP 1 ... Transportation Policy Brief, 1
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Performance Trade-Off in an Adaptive IEEE 802.11AD Waveform Design for a Joint Automotive Radar and Communication System
2017 ... Preeti Kumari, Duy H. N. Nguyen, and Robert W. Heath, Jr. · The IEEE 802.11ad waveform can be sued for automotive radar by exploiting the Golay complementary sequences in the preamble of a frame. The performance of radar, however, is limited by the preamble structure. In this paper, we propose an adaptive
DSTOP Report 133 [CTR] ... DSTOP/2017/133 ... Technical Report (CTR D-STOP)
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Imputing Missing Data via Sparse Reconstruction Techniques. Executive Summary
2017 ... Constantine Caramanis · The State of Texas does not currently have an automated approach for estimating volumes for links without counts. This research project proposes the development of an automated system to efficiently estimate the traffic volumes on uncounted links, in the event of rare disturbances of the typical
DSTOP Report 129 [CTR] ... DSTOP/2017/129 ... Technical Report (CTR D-STOP)
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Large-Scale Linear Programs in Planning and Prediction. Executive Summary
2017 ... Constantine Caramanis · Large-scale linear programs are at the core of many traffic-related optimization problems in both planning and prediction. Moreover, many of these involve significant uncertainty, and hence are modeled using either chance constraints, or robust optimization. Chance constraints and robust
DSTOP Report 128 [CTR] ... DSTOP/2017/128 ... Technical Report (CTR D-STOP)
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Inverse Multipath Fingerprinting for Millimeter Wave V2I Beam Alignment
2017 ... Vutha Va [and four others] · Efficient beam alignment is a crucial component in millimeter wave systems with analog beamforming, especially in fast-changing vehicular settings. This paper uses the vehicle's position (e.g., available via GPS) to query the multipath fingerprint database, which provides prior knowledge of potential pointing
DSTOP Report 124 [CTR] ... DSTOP/2017/124 ... Technical Report (CTR D-STOP)
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MmWave Vehicle-to-Infrastructure Communication : Analysis of Urban Microcellular Networks
2017 ... Yuyang Wang · Vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communication may provide high data rates to vehicles via millimeter-wave (mmWave) microcellular networks. This report uses stochastic geometry to analyze teh coverage of urban mmWave microcellular networks. Prior work used a pathloss model with a line-of-sight
DSTOP Report 123 [CTR] ... DSTOP/2017/123 ... Technical Report (CTR D-STOP)
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Self-Parking for Semi-Autonomous Vehicles
2017 ... Sriram Vishwanath · This project focuses on the use of tools from a combination of computer vision and localization based navigation schemes to aid the process of efficient and safe parking of vehicles in high density parking spaces. The principles of collision avoidance, simultaneous localization and mapping together with vision
DSTOP Report 105 [CTR] ... DSTOP/2017/105 ... Technical Report (CTR D-STOP)
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