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App data have potential to aid Iowa DOT traffic operations

April 16, 2018

The Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) is clear that people shouldn’t text and drive, but that doesn’t mean that cellular phone applications aren’t able to aid its operations.

The crowd-sourced app Waze provides ...

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InTrans works with Iowa DOT to improve work zone safety

April 11, 2018

Monday marked the beginning of work zone safety awareness week.

But for engineers at Iowa State University’s Institute for Transportation (InTrans) and staff at the Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT), work zone safety awareness ...

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Intelligent Work Zone

InTrans prepares to host first Innovation Demonstration & Training Day

April 02, 2018

Mark your calendars. In less than two weeks, Iowa State University’s Institute for Transportation (InTrans) will host its first ever Innovation Demonstration & Training ...

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REACTOR Lab aids in Iowa DOT congestion report

March 26, 2018

While Iowa’s interstates make up a fraction of the state’s overall roadway miles – just 0.7 percent of the system – it has an outsize representation in its usage. Iowa’s interstates support 25 percent of vehicle miles ...

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InTrans Transportation Centers Help Bridge the Gaps

March 01, 2018

Nearly half of U.S. bridges are nearing the ends of their projected life cycles. An estimated quarter of U.S. bridges are deficient in some fashion. That makes construction of new bridges that are safer, more resilient, and less expensive a high ...

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Live load test of bridge.

InTrans’ Anuj Sharma spotlights big data research at TRB

February 28, 2018

One of the biggest questions in technological fields today is how to use all of the data that is now readily available to implement practical solutions to pressing problems.

 

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Anuj Sharma

Chris Day joins InTrans in ‘big data’ projects

February 12, 2018

Chris Day already knows “big data” is a big deal. The next step is researching how to use those figures to make roadway systems safer and more efficient.

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Chris Day

InTrans hosts Traffic and Safety Focus Group

February 08, 2018

Approximately 40 people aiming to make roadways safer and more efficient met at Iowa State University’s Institute for Transportation (InTrans) on Wednesday to discuss future ...

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A breakout group discusses potential research topics related to enforcement during the Traffic and Safety Research Focus Group meeting.

NBC's TODAY Show looks at ISU's heated concrete. Can it melt air travel headaches?

January 29, 2018

Can new Iowa State technology that heats runways improve safety and help prevent airport weather delays? NBC's Jeff Rossen of the TODAY Show talked with Halil Ceylan, professor of civil, construction and environmental engineering and director ...

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Halil Ceylan

Three new Internal Curing publications from the CP Tech Center

December 22, 2017

How does internal curing of concrete affect performance and long-term stability of concrete?  Three new reports from the National Concrete Pavement Technology (CP Tech) Center offer timely assessments of several aspects of the internal curing ...

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