I-80 in eastern Iowa, 2008. Photo: © Keven Arrowsmith, Iowa DOT
I-80 in eastern Iowa, 2008. Photo: © Keven Arrowsmith, Iowa DOT
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Making work zones ‘work’: FHWA awards $1.5M safety grant to ISU-InTrans

March 06, 2017

Introducing changes to the normal driving experience presents a variety of safety risks, and work zones are no exception to this rule. While work zone fatalities have been trending down since reaching a high of 1,186 in 2002, a recent plateau has ...

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From left, ISU-InTrans team members Anuj Sharma, Jennifer Shane, Peter Savolainen, and David Jeong

Safety takes front seat in second phase of national highway program

March 02, 2017

Iowa State SHRP2, or second Strategic Highway Research Program, projects deal with pressing safety issues like rural intersection crash risk, driver behavior, and driver/roadway characteristics during crash or near-crash situations.

In ...

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Flags placed on rural road traffic signs. Used in an early SHRP2 project

5 Questions with Travis Hosteng concerning the National Center for Wood Transportation Structures

February 14, 2017

Working primarily with the Bridge Engineering Center at Iowa State University’s Institute for Transportation, Travis Hosteng serves as the lead timber research engineer for bridges and structures, working with practitioners in ...

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Travis Hosteng

Professor Peter Savolainen joins Presidential Flipped and Hybrid Course Initiative

January 09, 2017

ISU’s classrooms aren’t stuck in the past. Instead of learning curriculum content through a lecture and then homework outside of class, students at Iowa State are engaging in the classroom like never before.

Because of the ...

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Peter Savolainen

Asphalt Academic: Chris Williams featured in Asphalt Institute's magazine

August 11, 2016

Institute for Transportaiton (InTrans) researcher Chris Williams is interviewed in "Asphalt," the Asphalt Institute's magazine, about his work.

Williams is the Gerald and Audrey Olson Professor in Civil Engineering at Iowa ...

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Savolainen studying effectiveness, efficiency of Iowa’s Interstate median cable barriers

May 06, 2016

Studies show Interstate highway median cable barriers save lives. The braided metal cables effectively keep vehicles from crossing medians into oncoming traffic and out of harm’s way of head-on collisions.

Now the state’s ...

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Peter Savolainen

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