First Transportation Research Forum Attracts Regional and National Experts.
Nearly 70 representatives from public and private research organizations participated in the first Semiannual Transportation Research Forum April 17 in Kansas City, Missouri. The daylong session, co-hosted by the Missouri Transportation Institute and MoDOT, brought together research experts in the areas of highway safety, traffic management and transportation management systems to discuss research needs and capabilities in Missouri. The day's agenda with links to speaker presentations appears below.
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Opening Remarks for Missouri’s Research Vision.
Kevin Keith - MoDOT.
Setting the stage for the Research Forum.
Angie Rolufs - MTI.
Panel Discussion: MoDOT Research Overview. (20 pages, 75 kB).
MoDOT Activities in Topic Areas.
MoDOT Research Underway.
“Gaps” Where Research is Needed.
Don Hillis, Eileen Rackers, Machelle Watkins, Leanna Depue and Bill Stone.
FHWA Missouri Division Perspective / Overview. (11 pages, 2.5 MB).
Donald Neumann, Highway Safety Specialist - FHWA.
Private Industry Presentations:
Topic: University/Private Industry Partnerships in Delivering Transportation Research. (9 pages, 1.5 MB).
Thomas Ryan, - HDR.
Topic: Latest Technology in Transportation. (37 pages, 3.5 MB).
Agnes Otto, Technology Director - HNTB.
Additional HNTB Content:
- 3D Visualization, Bay Bridge video. (wmv, 33 MB).
- 3D Visualization, US 60 & US 65 Interchange video. (wmv, 6.8 MB).
- Educational Video, Single Point Urban Interchange video. (wmv, 68 MB).
- TrueViz® Interactive Simulation Environment video. (wmv, 25 MB).
- VISSIM, US 60 & US 65 Interchange Traffic video. (avi, 2.0 MB).
- TrueViz® Simulation, US 60 & US 65 Interchange Traffic video. (avi, 1.2 MB).
- Adobe® 3D, Interactive PDF. (1 page, 410 kB).
- Video Incident Detection,
Topic: Solutions to Safety and Congestion Issues at Highway-Rail Crossings. (11 pages, 660 kB).
Sara Clark, Multimodal Transportation Planning Team Leader - TranSystems.
Topic: Internal Traffic Control Plans (ITCPs).
Wilma Magyar, Work Zone Safety Specialist - Wilbur Smith Associates.
MTI Consortium Member Presentations:
Topic: Assessment of the Dynamic Merge System in Laclede County. (39 pages, 340 kB).
Dr. Ghulam Bham -UMR and Charlie Nemmers -UMC.
Topic: Motorist Assist Survey. (11 pages, 38 kB).
Dr. Lance Gentry - UMR.
Topic: Traffic Safety. (18 pages, 740 kB).
Doug Harwood - Midwest Research Institute.
Luncheon Keynote Speaker:
Topic: Collaboration: A Management Strategy
Moving from Competition to Partnership. (8 pages, 38 kB).
Debra Elston - FHWA Office of Corporate Research and Technology.