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  • Research Impacts

    BetterFasterCheaper

    July 2011

    Transportation Excellence Through Research

  • Research Impacts: BetterFasterCheaper 2

    Transportation Excellence Through Research

    Table of Contents

    Introduction ................................................................................................................................. 10

    The University of Alabama (UA) ................................................................................................. 11

    Feasibility Study Guideline for Public Private Partnership Projects, Volumes I and II ............................. 11

    Feasibility of Developing a Pilot Car Training and Certification Program in Alabama .............................. 13

    Auburn University (Alabama) ..................................................................................................... 15

    Development of an Integrated Economic, Land Use & Transportation Forecasting Model for the State of

    Alabama ................................................................................................................................................. 15

    An Evaluation of the Benefits of the Alabama Service and Assistance Patrol ......................................... 17

    Alaska Department of Transportation (AKDOT) ....................................................................... 19

    Alaska DOT and PF Pile Extension Pier Pushover Program .................................................................. 19

    Stabilizing Marginal Soils with Geofibers and Synthetic Fluid ................................................................. 21

    Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT) .......................................................... 22

    A Study of Bus Propulsion Technologies Applicable in Connecticut and Demonstration and Evaluation of

    Hybrid Diesel-Electric Transit ................................................................................................................. 22

    Evaluation of Stormwater Quality Associated with Milling of HMA Surfaces ........................................... 28

    Evaluation of Alternative Fuel Light Trucks and Automobiles ................................................................. 31

    New Technologies for Photolog Image and Data Acquisition .................................................................. 34

    Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) .......................................................................... 37

    Web-based Safety Inspector Training and Certification Program ........................................................... 37

    Travel Time Reliability Modeling for Florida ............................................................................................ 39

    Inlet Protection Devices and Their Effectiveness .................................................................................... 40

    The ACS Statistical Analyzer .................................................................................................................. 42

    Use of Aggregate Screenings as a Substitute for Silica Sand in Portland Cement ................................. 43

    Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) ........................................................................ 45

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    Transportation Excellence Through Research

    Bridge Repair and Strengthening Study, Part 1 ...................................................................................... 45

    Development and Evaluation of Devices Designed to Minimize Deer-vehicle Collisions (Phase II) ........ 46

    19th & 20th Century Trolley System Contextual Study ........................................................................... 47

    Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) .................................................................................... 49

    2009 Customer Satisfaction Survey ....................................................................................................... 49

    Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) ............................................................................ 51

    Implementation and Evaluation of the Streamflow Statistics (StreamStats) Web Application for

    Computing Basin Characteristics and Flood Peaks in Illinois .................................................................. 51

    Development and Application of Safety Performance Functions for Illinois ............................................. 53

    Evaluation of 3D Laser Scanning for Construction Application ............................................................... 55

    Queue and Users Cost in Highway Work Zones .................................................................................... 57

    Simple Cost-Effective Scour Sensor ....................................................................................................... 59

    Conference Proceedings: Midwest Transportation Air Quality Summit ................................................... 61

    Improving the Safety of Moving Lane Closures Phase II ..................................................................... 63

    Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) ........................................................................ 66

    Implementation of Laterally Loaded Piles in Multi-Layered Soils ............................................................ 66

    Assessment of Delivery Risks in Transportation Projects ....................................................................... 68

    Identification and Implementation of Best Management Practices for Erosion and Sediment Control That

    Conform to Indiana Storm Water Quality Regulations and Guidance ..................................................... 70

    Improving Safety in High-Speed Work Zones: A Super 70 Study ........................................................... 72

    Real-Time Socio-Economic Data for Travel Demand ............................................................................. 74

    Saw-Cutting Guidelines for Concrete Pavements: Examining the Requirements for Time and Depth of

    Saw Cutting ............................................................................................................................................ 76

    Use of Steel Slag in Subgrade Applications ........................................................................................... 78

    Construction of Embankments and Fills using Lightweight Materials ...................................................... 80

    Automated Pavement Condition Data Collection Quality Control, Quality Assurance, and Reliability ..... 82

    Safety Impacts of Design Exceptions ..................................................................................................... 84

    Travel Time Reliability in Indiana ............................................................................................................ 86

    Classification of Marl soils ...................................................................................................................... 88

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    Field Investigation of Subgrade Lime Modification .................................................................................. 90

    Construction of Embankments and Fill using Ash ................................................................................... 91

    Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) ................................................................................ 93

    Investigation of Improved Utility Cut Repair Techniques to Reduce Settlement in Repaired Areas, Phase

    II ............................................................................................................................................................. 93

    Laboratory Performance Evaluation of Cold In-Place Recycling (CIR)-Emulsion and Comparison Against

    CIR-Foam Results from Phase II ............................................................................................................ 95

    Pavement Markings and Safety .............................................................................................................. 97

    Biofuel Co-Product Uses for Pavement Geo-Materials Stabilization ....................................................... 99

    Development of Non-Petroleum Based Binders for Use in Flexible Pavements.................................... 101

    Improving Concrete Overlay Construction ............................................................................................ 103

    Use of Video Feedback in Urban Teen Drivers..................................................................................... 105

    Multiple-Blade Snowplow Project ................................................................................................