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InTrans hosts NOCoE peer exchange event

November 17, 2017
Iowa State University’s Institute for Transportation hosted a National Operations Center of Excellence peer exchange event last week.   The unique two-day exchange brought together about 20 transportation leaders from the Iowa Department ...
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NOCoE event

BEC’s Freeseman promoted to assistant director

November 16, 2017

Katelyn Freeseman, a research engineer for the Bridge Engineering Center, has been promoted to assistant director of the center.


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Katelyn Freeseman

Electric test vehicle drives in ISU Homecoming Parade

October 24, 2017

An electric vehicle used for research and study by Iowa State University faculty and students was part of the ISU Homecoming Parade in downtown Ames on October 22.

Pranamesh Chakraborty, a graduate student at ISU’s Institute for ...

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Pranamesh Chakraborty, an InTrans graduate student, drives the electric vehicle on the parade route.

Iowa Congressman David Young tours ISU concrete lab

October 19, 2017

U.S. Representative David Young of Iowa had a first-hand look at innovative concrete materials and technologies on October 17 at the Portland Cement Concrete Pavement and Materials Research Laboratory at Iowa State University.

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Iowa Third District Congressman David Young, left, visits with Peter Taylor, director of the National Concrete Pavement Technology Center. In back is Greg Mulder, executive director of the Iowa Concrete Paving Association.

Sustaining the nation: NCWTS builds the value of timber bridge construction practices

October 18, 2017

According to the most recent National Bridge Inspection Standards (NBIS) listing, there are approximately 25,000 bridges across the State of Iowa, and about 10% of them are timber bridges.

“And of those approximately 2,500 timber ...

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Travis Hosteng

Impacting the future of transportation construction: CMAT supports DBEs and small cities/counties across Iowa

October 16, 2017

Jennifer Shane is looking forward to a future full of “movement.”

People are always moving, sometimes just down the road or sometimes across the state, and that means that transportation construction plays a key role in how ...

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Jennifer Shane assists high school teachers during 2017 Transportation Institute

The more you know: Teamwork and collaboration key strengths of Statewide MDST Program

October 12, 2017

At a dozen locations around Iowa, people are meeting in the name of traffic safety. That’s good news for Theresa Litteral, tasked with helping keep the local meetings relevant and the participants talking.

“So far, so good,” ...

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Meeting of MDST members, March 2017

CP Tech Center's Peter Taylor wins Technical Innovation Award

October 11, 2017

Peter Taylor, director of the National Concrete Pavement Center (CP Tech Center) at the Institute for Transportation at Iowa State University, has received the Technical Innovation Award from the Iowa Chapter of the American Public Works Association ...

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Peter Taylor

Transportation students clean up...alongside county road

October 03, 2017

A dozen members of Iowa State University’s Transportation Student Association spent Saturday, September 30, outside on a nice early-fall day helping clean a roadway.

The TSA students picked up eight large bags of trash along a ...

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Transportation Student Association members were cleaning up September 30.

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