Program at a Glance

August 15-16, 2013

Gateway Hotel and Conference Center
2100 Green Hills Drive
Ames, IA


Hosted by the Iowa Department of Transportation and Iowa State University's Institute for Transportation


Please note that authors are not listed in order. Authors are correctly arranged in the final program.

Continental Breakfast/Registration

Thursday, Aug. 15, 7:30am–8:00am


Plenary Session

Thursday, Aug. 15, 8:00am–9:30am

Session 1-A, SHRP2

Thursday, Aug. 15, 10:00am–12:00pm

  1. SHRP 2 Beyond the Research: The Implementation Program
    • Neil Pedersen, SHRP 2 Program
  2. SHRP 2 Safety Program: FHWA Perspective (Implementation an Operation)
    • Monique Evans, FHWA
  3. SHRP 2 Program: State DOT Perspective (Research into Practice)
    • Paul Trombino, Iowa DOT

Session 1-B, Traffic and safety

Thursday, Aug. 15, 10:00am–12:00pm

  1. Evaluation of Low Cost Traffic Calming for Rural Communities
    • Neal Hawkins, Iowa State University
    • Shauna Hallmark, Iowa State University
  2. Kadyn’s Law
    • Neal Hawkins, Institute for Transportation
  3. Iowa Strategic Highway Safety Plan
    • Jeremey Vortherms, Iowa Department of Transportation

Session 1-C, Pavements and Materials

Thursday, Aug. 15, 10:00am–12:00pm

  1. Performance Engineered Mixtures for Concrete Pavements
    • Taylor Peter, CP Tech Center
  2. Characterization of Variability in Highway Pavement Materials and Construction
    • Litao Liu, Texas A&M University
  3. Use of Unconventional Specimen Sizes to Determine PCC Strength
    • Jianing Cao, Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering, ISU
    • Fatih Bektas, Institute for Transportation, ISU
  4. Longitudinal Cracking in Jointed Plain Concrete Pavement: Synthesis of Practices and Performance in the Midwest
    • Robert Schmitt, University of Wisconsin-Platteville
    • Samuel Owusu-Ababio, University of Wisconsin-Platteville
  5. Shrinkage and Cracking Behavior of HPC Used for Bridge Deck Overlays
    • Hasitha Seneviratne, CCEE Department, Iowa State University
    • Kejin Wang, CCEE Department, Iowa State University
    • Scott Schlorholtz, Department of Biotechnology, Iowa State University
    • Sri Sritharan, CCEE Department, Iowa State University

Session 1-D, Structures / Construction

Thursday, Aug. 15, 10:00am–12:00pm

  1. Lateral Live-Load Distribution for Timber Girder Bridges subjected to Implements of Husbandry
    • Dr. Junwon Seo, Civil Engineering Department, Iowa State University
    • Dr. Brent Phares, Iowa State University Bridge Engineering Center
    • Chandra Kilaru, Iowa State University Bridge Engineering Center
    • Dr. Ping Lu, Iowa State University Bridge Engineering Center
  2. Field Investigation of Iowa DOT Deck Epoxy Injection Process
    • Brent Phares, Bridge Engineering Center, ISU
    • Justin Dahlberg, Bridge Engineering Center, ISU
    • Ahmad Abu-Hawash, Iowa Department of Transportation
    • Mark Dunn, Iowa Department of Transportation
  3. Laboratory Investigation of Iowa ABC Connection: Cass County HWY 92 Lateral Slide Bridge
    • Brent Phares, Bridge Engineering Center, ISU
    • Justin Dahlberg, Bridge Engineering Center, ISU
    • Ahmad Abu-Hawash, Iowa Department of Transportation
    • Dean Bierwagen, Iowa Department of Transportation
    • Jim Nelson, Iowa Department of Transportation

Session 1-E, Technology / Operations

Thursday, Aug. 15, 10:00am–12:00pm

  1. Traffic Management Centers and Incident Management Systems
    • Cameron Kergaye, Utah DOT
  2. The Path to Implementation: Field Data Collection with Tablets
    • Matthew Haubrich, Iowa Department of Transportation
    • Shawn Blaesing Thompson, Iowa Department of Transportation
  3. What we don't know about autonomous vehicles
    • Chris Schwarz, National Advanced Driving Simulator

Session 1-F, Planning, Mobility, Logistics

Thursday, Aug. 15, 10:00am–12:00pm

  1. An investigation on Guidance of the Trip Generation Model Transferability between MPO’s in the US.
    • Judith Mwakalonge, South Carolina State University
    • Chandani Malla, South Carolina State University
  2. Minnesota’s Approach to Developing a Statewide Transportation Asset Management Plan
    • Mark Nelson, Minnesota Department of Transportation
  3. IDIQ Contracting Implementation by the Minnesota Department of Transportation
    • Douglas Gransberg, Iowa State University - Dep. of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Eng.
    • Jorge Rueda, Iowa State University - Dep. of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Eng.
  4. Roadway Design Models: Streamlining Conversion for Driving Simulation
    • Shawn Allen, The National Advanced Driving Simulator
  5. Validation of Micro simulation Model Output for Mobile Source Emissions Modeling
    • Shauna Hallmark, Iowa State University
    • Nicole Oneyear, Iowa State University

Luncheon

Thursday, Aug. 15, 12:00pm–1:30pm

Session 2-A, SHRP2

Thursday, Aug. 15, 1:30pm–3:00pm

  1. SHRP 2 Safety: Roadway Information Database (RID)
    • Omar Smadi, CTRE
  2. SHRP 2 Safety Analysis Project: Lane departures on rural two-lane curves
    • Shauna Hallmark, InTrans
  3. SHRP 2 Safety: Naturalistic Driving Study (NDS)
    • Jon Hankey, VTTI
  4. SHRP 2 Safety Analysis Project: Offset left-turn lanes
    • Jessica Hutton, MRI Global

Session 2-B, Traffic and safety

Thursday, Aug. 15, 1:30pm–3:00pm

  1. Traffic Safety Culture: Definitions, Conceptual Frameworks, & Recommendations for Change
    • Corinne Peek-Asa, Injury Prevention Research Center, The University of Iowa
    • Laura Schwab Reese, Injury Prevention Research Center, The University of Iowa
  2. Traffic Safety Culture in Iowa-Public versus Expert Opinions
    • Nadia Gkritza, ISU CCEE/InTrans
    • Chris Albrecht, InTrans
  3. Traffic Safety Culture in Iowa: A Sociological Perspective
    • Ki H. Park, University of Northern Iowa Center for Social and Behavioral Research
    • Erin O. Heiden, University of Northern Iowa Center for Social and Behavioral Research
    • Gene M. Lutz, University of Northern Iowa Center for Social and Behavioral Research

Session 2-C, Pavements and Materials

Thursday, Aug. 15, 1:30pm–3:00pm

  1. Hardening Concrete Pavement Against Friction Loss Due to Aggregate Polishing
    • Douglas Gransberg, ISU
    • Dominique Pittenger, University of Oklahoma
  2. Quality Control/Quality Assurance of Asphalt Mixtures Using Surface Wave Methods
    • Jeramy Ashlock, Iowa State University
    • R. Christopher Williams, Iowa State University
    • Hosin (David) Lee, University of Iowa
    • Shibin Lin, Iowa State University
  3. Establishment of Relation between Pavement Surface Friction and Mixture Design Properties
    • Hussain U. Bahia, University of Wisconsin-Madison
    • Mozhdeh Rajaei, University of Wisconsin-Madison
    • Nima Roohi, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  4. TERRA Presentation
    • Stephanie Malinoff, Center for Transportation Studies, University of Minnesota
    • Rory Rhinesmith, Wisconsin Department of Transportation

Session 2-D, Structures / Construction

Thursday, Aug. 15, 1:30pm–3:00pm

  1. Design, Construction and Testing of UHPC Waffle Deck
    • Dean Bierwagen, Iowa DOT
  2. Development of ABC Policy in Iowa
    • Norman McDonald, Iowa DOT
  3. Implementation of Web Based Bridge Inspection Document System
    • Scott Neubauer, Iowa DOT

Session 2-E, Technology / Operations

Thursday, Aug. 15, 1:30pm–3:00pm

  1. Intelligent Navigation of Transportation Information: Research Resources for Transportation Topics
    • Leighton Christiansen, InTrans, Iowa DOT
  2. Comparing Adaptive Traffic Control to Optimized Timing Plans: Simulations of Typical and Extraordinary Traffic Conditions
    • Eric Gannaway, Department of Civil, Enviornmental and Geomatics Engineering at FAU
    • Aleksander Stevanovic, Department of Civil, Enviornmental and Geomatics Engineering at FAU
  3. Wrong Way Driver Detections and Treatments Along U.S. 30 near Ames, Iowa
    • Willy Sorenson, Iowa DOT
  4. Evaluation of Automated Camera Enforcement on Red Light Running Violations by Time into the Red Phase
    • Shauna Hallmark, Iowa State University
    • Nicole Oneyear, Iowa State University

Session 2-F, Planning, Mobility, Logistics

Thursday, Aug. 15, 1:30pm–3:00pm

  1. The Impact of Transportation Projects in the Community
    • Catalina Miller, ISU
  2. An Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP) Approach to Quantifying Perceptions of Livability
    • M.V. Hart, National Center for Freight & Infrastructure Research & Education
  3. A Statistical Analysis of the Role of Benefit-Cost Analysis in Awarding TIGER Grants
    • Alex J. Marach, Center for Freight and Infrastructure Research and Education
    • Teresa M. Adams, University of Wisconsin-Madison
    • Anthony C. Homan, US Department of Transportation

Session 3-A, Asset Management

Thursday, Aug. 15, 3:30pm–5:00pm

  1. “TAMPering with Research” – How research was used in developing GDOT’s TAMP (Transportation Asset Management Plan)
    • Georgene Geary, Georgia DOT
  2. Asset Management
    • Thomas Palmerlee, TRB
  3. Weibull-Based Bridge Deterioration Models for Iowa Bridges
    • Basak Aldemir Bektas, Iowa State University
    • Dimitrios Bilionis, Iowa State University
  4. Three-Tiered Data & Information Integration Framework for Highway Project Decision- Makings
    • Hossein Khaleghian, Author
    • Michael Lewis, Author
    • Hyung Seok "David" Jeong, Author
    • Asregedew Woldesenbet, Author

Session 3-B, Traffic and safety

Thursday, Aug. 15, 3:30pm–5:00pm

  1. Evaluation of Large Truck Crashes at Horizontal Curves on Two-Lane Rural Highways in Kansas
    • Steven Schrock, University of Kansas
    • Eric Fitzsimmons, University of Kansas
    • Tomas Lindheimer, University of Kansas
  2. Impact of family communication pattern on parent and teen risky driving behaviors
    • Corinne Peek-Asa, The University of Iowa Injury Prevention Research Center
    • Daniel McGehee, The University of Iowa
    • Lisa Roth, Blank Children's Hospital
    • Cara Hamann, The University of Iowa Injury Prevention Research Center
    • Jingzhen Yang, Kent State University
    • Laura Schwab Reese, Occupational Injury Prevention Fellow
  3. National and Regional Level Analysis of the Large Truck Accidents in the US
    • Murat Ozen, Middle East Technical University
    • Shashi Nambisan, Iowa State University
  4. Safety performance differences between unionized and non-union motor carriers
    • David Cantor, Iowa State University

Session 3-C, Pavements and Materials

Thursday, Aug. 15, 3:30pm–5:00pm

  1. Use of High-Friction Surface Treatments at High-Crash Horizontal Curves
    • Jerry Roche, FHWA - IA
    • Dave Jolicoeur, FHWA - WI
    • John Vu, Iowa DOT
  2. Volumetric Properties of High RAP Mixtures Based on Calculated Bulk Specific Gravities of RAP and Constituent Aggregates
    • Mustaque Hossain, Kansas State University
    • Nassim Sabahfar, Kansas State University
  3. Coefficient of Thermal Expansion of Concrete: Some Rational Modifications to Improve the Reliability of Current Testing Practices
    • Davis Fowler, Secondary author
    • Sarwar Siddiqui, Primary author

Session 3-D, Structures / Construction

Thursday, Aug. 15, 3:30pm–5:00pm

  1. Prestressed Concrete-Steel Composite Girders for Bridges
    • George Morcous, Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction, UNL
    • Yaohua Deng, Bridge Engineering Center, Institute for Transportation, ISU
  2. The Massena Lateral Bridge Slide: Design and Construction
    • Jim Nelson, Iowa DOT
  3. Assessment of Weathering Steel Bridge Performance in Iowa
    • Michael Todsen, Iowa Department of Transportation
    • John Fraczek, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Assoc., Inc.
    • Kurt Hollway, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Assoc., Inc.
    • Douglas Crampton, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Assoc., Inc.

Session 3-E, Geotechnical

Thursday, Aug. 15, 3:30pm–5:00pm

  1. Application of Ground Penetrating Radar for Civil Infrastructure Assessment
    • David Eisenmann, CNDE, ISU
    • Frank Margetan, CNDE, ISU
    • Ahmad Abu-Hawash, DOT
  2. Impacts of Automated Machine Guidance (AMG) on Earthwork Operations
    • David White, Iowa State University
    • Pavana Vennapusa, Iowa State University
  3. A Comparison of Pavement Foundation Stabilization Technologies
    • Peter Becker, Iowa State University, Center for Earthworks Engineering Research
    • David White, Iowa State University, Center for Earthworks Engineering Research
  4. Post-Grouting, Load Testing, and Long-Term Performance of Drilled Shafts on Broadway Viaduct Project
    • Jeramy Ashlock, Iowa State University
    • Brent Phares, Bridge Engineering Center, ISU Institute for Transportation
    • Ahmad Abu-Hawash, Office of Bridges and Structures, Iowa Department of Transportation

Session 3-F, Local Roads Considerations

Thursday, Aug. 15, 3:30pm–5:00pm

  1. The Economics of Closing Bridges on Very Low Volume Rural Roads in Kansas
    • Eric Fitzsimmons, University of Kansas
    • Thomas Mulinazzi, University of Kansas
  2. Evaluation of Mitigation for Safety Concerns on Low Volume, Unpaved Rural Roads in Iowa
    • Thomas McDonald, Iowa LTAP
  3. Efforts to Reduce Crashes on County Roads in Iowa
    • Jan Laaser-Webb, Iowa Department of Transportation
    • Steven Schroder, Iowa Department of Transportation
    • Terry Ostendorf, Iowa Department of Transportation
  4. Local Roads - MATC Project
    • Keith Knapp, Institute for Transportation

Poster Session and Reception

Thursday, Aug. 15, 12:00pm–1:30pm

  1. Iowa Department of Transportation Centennial: 100 Years of Contributions Transportation Research and Engineering
    • Leighton Christiansen, InTrans, Iowa DOT
  2. Distracted Biking: A Review of the Current State of Knowledge
    • Judith Mwakalonge, South Carolina State University
    • Saidi Siuhi, Abu Dhabi University
    • Jamario White, South Carolina State University
  3. Truck Parameters and Occurrences of Ambient Traffic in Iowa
    • Yaohua Deng, Bridge Engineering Center, Institute for Transportation, ISU
    • Brent Phares, Bridge Engineering Center, Institute for Transportation, ISU
    • Ping Lu, Iowa Department of Transportation
    • Lowell Geimann, Bridge Engineering Center, Institute for Transportation, ISU
  4. Laboratory Investigation of ABC Connection Details using Grouted Couplers
    • Travis Hosteng, Bridge Engineering Center, ISU
    • Ahmad Abu-Hawash, Offices of Bridges and Structures, Iowa DOT
    • Brent Phares, Bridge Engineering Center, ISU
    • Dean Bierwagen, Office of Bridges and Structures, Iowa DOT
  5. Investigation of Alternative Methods for Concrete Bridge Deck Removal
    • Brent Phares, Bridge Engineering Center, ISU
    • Gary Novey, Iowa Department of Transportation
    • Justin Dahlberg, Bridge Engineering Center, ISU
    • Hongtao Dang, Bridge Engineering Center, ISU
    • Ahmad Abu-Hawash, Iowa Department of Transportation
  6. Effect of Biopolymers on Cementation Process
    • Kejin Wang, CCEE Department, Iowa State University
    • Jianing Cao, CCEE Department, Iowa State University
    • Volodymyr Ivanov, CCEE Department, Iowa State University
  7. Iowa Asphalt Concrete Overlay Design Procedure Revisited
    • Halil Ceylan, Iowa State University
    • Kasthurirangan Gopalakrishnan, Iowa State University
    • Sunghwan Kim, Iowa State University
    • Shuo Yang, Iowa State University
  8. A Path to Enterprise Asset Management - Pulling Data from the Source
    • Shawn Blaesing Thompson, Iowa Department of Transportation
    • Matt Haubrich, Iowa Iowa Department of Transportation
    • Joseph Drahos, Iowa Department of Transportation
  9. Estimating model for Design Cost for State Highway Projects
    • Kate Hunter, Iowa State University
  10. Well Bonded Superpave Overlays on HMA
    • Daniel Mealiff, Kansas State University
    • Greg Schieber, KDOT
    • Mustaque Hossain, Kansas State University
  11. University Students’ Mode Choice and Its Determinants in College Towns: A Case Study of Iowa State University
    • Jiangping Zhou, Iowa State University
  12. Train scheduling and operating capacity on a single track shared passenger and freight corridor with demand considerations
    • Ahmadreza Talebian, University of Illinois at Chicago
    • Bo Zou, University of Illinois at Chicago
  13. Effect of Compaction Temperature on Asphalt Mixture Internal Aggregate Structure and Relation to Performance
    • Hussain U. Bahia, University of Wisconsin-Madison
    • Nima Roohi, University of Wisconsin-Madison
    • Andrew Hanz, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  14. Twin Ports Water Taxi Feasibility Study
    • Andrew Bettilyon, University of Wisconsin-Superior
    • Hikaru Shimazaki, University of Wisconsin-Superior
    • Ryan Hill, University of Wisconsin-Superior
    • Bryce Harp, University of Wisconsin-Superior
    • Peter Suska, University of Wisconsin-Superior
    • Charles Skarman, University of Wisconsin-Superior
    • Jeredt Runions, University of Wisconsin-Superior
    • Derek Krivinchuk, University of Wisconsin-Superior
  15. Impact of Increasing Freight Loads on Rail Infrastructure from Fraccing Sand Transport
    • Damien Hesse, University of Wisconsin-Madison
    • Tuncer Edil, University of Wisconsin-Madison
    • James Tinjum, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  16. Development of Testing Tools for Warning System and Inspection for Maintenance of Freight Railways
    • James Tinjum, University of Wisconsin-Madison
    • Dante Fratta, University of Wisconsin-Madison
    • Abdullah Alsabhan, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Banquet

Thursday, Aug. 15, 6:30pm–8:30pm

Continental Breakfast/Registration

Friday, Aug. 16, 7:30am–8:00am


Presentation and Panel Discussion

Friday, Aug. 16, 8:00am–9:30am

Session 4-A, MAP-21

Friday, Aug. 16, 10:00am–12:00pm

  1. MAP-21: A Performance Management Perspective (National Performance Measures)
    • Francine Shaw-Whitson, Policy and Guidance Team
  2. MAP-21: An Asset Management Perspective (Asset Management Plans)
    • Butch Wlachin, Office of Asset Management
  3. MAP-21: A State DOT Perspective (Implementation)
    • John Selmer, Performance and Technology Division

Session 4-B, Traffic and safety

Friday, Aug. 16, 10:00am–12:00pm

  1. Evaluation of Low-Cost Treatments on Rural Two-Lane Curves
    • Neal Hawkins, Iowa State University
    • Omar Smadi, Iowa State University
    • Shauna Hallmark, Iowa State University
  2. Updates on Go Team Findings
    • Dan McGehee, University of Iowa
  3. Evaluating Robustness of Signal Timings for Conditions of Varying Traffic Flows
    • Cameron Kergaye, Utah DOT

Session 4-C, Pavements and Materials

Friday, Aug. 16, 10:00am–12:00pm

  1. Ultrasonic In-situ Monitoring of Stiffening Process of Concrete for Predicting Saw-Cutting Windows of Concrete Pavements
    • Peter Taylor, National Concrete Pavement Technology Center
    • Kejin Wang, Iowa State University
    • Xuhao Wang, Iowa State University
  2. Evaluation of Cracking Resistance of Superpave Mixtures Using Texas Overlay Test
    • Mustaque Hossain, Kansas State University
    • Syeda Rubaiyat Aziz, Kansas State University
    • Greg Schieber, Kansas DOT
  3. Effect of Matric Suction on Resilient Modulus of Compacted Recycled Pavement Material
    • Kongrat Nokkaew, University of Wisconsin-Madison
    • Tuncer Edil, University of Wisconsin-Madison
    • James Tinjum, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  4. Tack Coat Optimization and Implementation Recommendations in Illinois
    • Megan Swanson, Illinois DOT

Session 4-D, Freight

Friday, Aug. 16, 10:00am–12:00pm

  1. The Impacts of Extended Interstate Closures to Regional Freight Logistics: A Case Study of the 2011 Interstate 29 Closure
    • Dr. Jiangping Zhou, Iowa State University
    • Tracy Troutner, Federal Highway Administration
    • Dr. Bobby Martens, Iowa State University
    • Dr. Konstantina Gkritza, Iowa State University
  2. Moving Ahead with Freight: Integrating State and Regional Freight Development in a National Freight Planning Context
    • Ben Zietlow, CFIRE at Uniiversity or Wisconsin - Madison
    • alex marach, CFIRE at Uniiversity or Wisconsin - Madison
    • Teresa Adams, University or Wisconsin - Madison
    • Ernie Perry, CFIRE at Uniiversity or Wisconsin - Madison
  3. Environmental aspect of Trucks Policy Analysis in Chicago region
    • Seyed Mehdi Mahmoudifard, Department of Civil and Materials Engineering
    • Abolfazl Mohammadian, Department of Civil and Materials Engineering
  4. Effects of Panama Canal Expansion on total truck VMT in the U.S.A
    • Seyed Mehdi Mahmoudifard, Department of Civil and Materials Engineering
    • Abolfazl Mohammadian, Department of Civil and Materials Engineering
    • Sanghyeon Ko, Department of Civil and Materials Engineering

Session 4-E, Geotechnical

Friday, Aug. 16, 10:00am–12:00pm

  1. Impacts of 2011 Missouri River Flooding on Secondary Roads in Western Iowa
    • Pavana Vennapusa, Center for Earthworks Engineering Research
    • David White, Center for Earthworks Engineering Research
  2. Evaluation of Aggregate Base Compaction for Density and Modulus Based Specification
    • Hani Titi, UW-Milwaukee
    • Emil Bautista, UW-Milwaukee
    • Andrew Druckrey, UT-Knoxville
    • Habib Tabatabai, UW-Milwaukee
    • Ahmed Faheem, UW-Platteville
    • Erol Tutumuler, UIUC
  3. Investigation of Bearing Capacity of Geotextile-Reinforced Paved Roads
    • Brett Odgers, TenCate Geosynthetits North America
    • Milad Saghebfar, Kansas State University Department of Civil Engineering
    • Bruce Lacina, TenCate Geosynthetits North America
    • Mustaque Hossain, Kansas State University Department of Civil Engineering
  4. Geotechnical Properties of Recycled Materials for Use as Highway Embankment Fill
    • Angela Pakes Ahlman, Wisconsin Highway Research Program
    • Tuncer Edil, Wisconsin Highway Research Program
    • Ali Soleimanbeigi, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Session 4-F, Road Maintenance / Weather

Friday, Aug. 16, 10:00am–12:00pm

  1. Heated Transportation Infrastructure: Prevention of Ice Formation on Paved Surfaces
    • Halil Ceylan, Iowa State University
    • Kasthurirangan Gopalakrishnan, Iowa State University
    • William Cord, Iowa State University
    • Sunghwan Kim, Iowa State University
  2. Prioritization Techniques to Rank Sites for Winter Safety Improvements in Iowa
    • Inya Nlenanya, Institute for Transportation
    • Kontantina Gkritza, Iowa State UNiversity
    • Mohammad Shaheed, Iowa State University
    • Zach Hans, Institute for Transportation
    • Neal Hawkins, Center for Transportation Research and Education