MTC Research

MTC sponsors a competitive research program to fund projects focused on State of Good Repair in infrastructure with attention to safety and Data Driven Performance Measures for Enhanced Infrastructure Condition.

152 projects, sorted by year

2016

Dates Investigators Project Status Sponsors
Sep 2016 to Nov 2017 In-Ho Cho, Iowa State University (Lead PI)
Behrouz Shafei, Iowa State University
Alice Alipour, Iowa State University
Brent Phares, Iowa State University
Simon Laflamme, Iowa State University
An Chen, Iowa State University
Big Data-­Driven Prediction of Long-Term Bridge Performance and Management ... In Progress Iowa State University
Midwest Transportation Center
USDOT/OST-R
Sep 2016 to Aug 2017 Kaoru Ikuma, Iowa State University (Lead PI)
Bora Cetin, Iowa State University
Chris Rehmann, Iowa State University
Say Kee Ong, Iowa State University
Use of Biocementation for Slope Stabilization of Levees In Progress Iowa State University
Midwest Transportation Center
USDOT/OST-R
Sep 2016 to Aug 2017 Bora Cetin, Iowa State University (Lead PI)
Halil Ceylan, Iowa State University
Jeramy Ashlock, Iowa State University
Evaluation of the Mechanical and Environmental Performance of Biofuel Co-Product-Stabilized ... In Progress Iowa Department of Transportation
Iowa Highway Research Board
Midwest Transportation Center
USDOT/OST-R
Aug 2016 to Jan 2018 Hyung Seok "David" Jeong, Iowa State University (Lead PI)
Charles Jahren, Iowa State University
Jennifer Shane, Iowa State University
Kristen Cetin, Iowa State University
Guide to Lifecycle Data and Information Sharing Workflow for Transportation ... In Progress Iowa Department of Transportation
Iowa Highway Research Board
Iowa State University
Midwest Transportation Center
USDOT/OST-R
Aug 2016 to Jun 2017 Ray Mundy, University of Missouri - St. Louis (Lead PI)
Emerging Motor Carrier Technologies: Effects on Relative Freight Costs with ... In Progress Midwest Transportation Center
USDOT/OST-R
Jun 2016 to Sep 2017 Praveen Edara, University of Missouri-Columbia (Lead PI)
Traffic Impact Assessment Tool for Moving Work Zone Operations In Progress Midwest Transportation Center
Smart Work Zone Deployment Initiative
USDOT/OST-R
May 2016 to May 2018 Peter Savolainen, Iowa State University (Lead PI)
Speed Limits, Geometry, and Driver Behavior In Progress Midwest Transportation Center
USDOT/OST-R
May 2016 to Sep 2017 Praveen Edara, University of Missouri-Columbia (Lead PI)
Work Zone Split Traffic Symbol Sign Evaluation In Progress Midwest Transportation Center
Missouri Department of Transportation
USDOT/OST-R
May 2016 to Dec 2016 David Cantor, Iowa State University (Lead PI)
Neal Hawkins, Iowa State University
Development of a Transportation Real-Time Technology Readiness Framework Completed Iowa Department of Transportation
Midwest Transportation Center
USDOT/OST-R
Apr 2016 to Dec 2017 Carlos Sun, University of Missouri-Columbia (Lead PI)
Missouri Highway Safety Manual Recalibration In Progress Midwest Transportation Center
Missouri Department of Transportation
USDOT/OST-R
Apr 2016 to Dec 2016 Andrew Boeckmann, University of Missouri - Columbia (Lead PI)
J. Erik Loehr, University of Missouri-Columbia
DFI A-Wall Study In Progress Deep Foundations Institute
Midwest Transportation Center
University of Missouri - Columbia
USDOT/OST-R
Apr 2016 to Oct 2017 Praveen Edara, University of Missouri-Columbia (Lead PI)
Understanding the Impacts of Work Zone Activities on Traffic Flow Characteristics In Progress Midwest Transportation Center
Smart Work Zone Deployment Initiative
USDOT/OST-R
Mar 2016 to Feb 2018 Omar Smadi, Iowa State University (Lead PI)
Shauna Hallmark, Iowa State University
Use of SHRP2 NDS Data to Evaluate Roadway Departure Characteristics In Progress Iowa Department of Transportation
Midwest Transportation Center
USDOT/OST-R
Mar 2016 to Jun 2018 Shauna Hallmark, Iowa State University (Lead PI)
Omar Smadi, Iowa State University
Evaluation of Work-Zone Safety Using SHRP2 Naturalistic Driving Study Data In Progress Midwest Transportation Center
USDOT/OST-R
Mar 2016 to Feb 2017 Chao Hu, Iowa State University (Lead PI)
Useful Life of Lithium-Ion Batteries In Progress Iowa State University
Midwest Transportation Center
USDOT/OST-R
Jan 2016 to Dec 2016 Haitao Li, University of Missouri - St. Louis (Lead PI)
Optimizing Fleet Composition and Size under Uncertainty in Urban Transit Systems In Progress Midwest Transportation Center
University of Missouri - Saint Louis
USDOT/OST-R
Jan 2016 to Dec 2016 James F. Campbell, University of Missouri-St. Louis (Lead PI)
Donald C. Sweeney II, University of Missouri - St. Louis (Lead PI)
Strategic Design for Delivery with Linked Transportation Assets: Trucks and ... In Progress Midwest Transportation Center
University of Missouri - Saint Louis
USDOT/OST-R
Jan 2016 to Dec 2016 L. Douglas Smith, University of Missouri - St. Louis (Lead PI)
Strategic Decision Support for Airport Capacity Planning In Progress Lambert - St. Louis International Airport
Midwest Transportation Center
University of Missouri - Saint Louis
USDOT/OST-R
Jan 2016 to Dec 2016 Ray Mundy, University of Missouri - St. Louis (Lead PI)
St. Louis Freight Development Plan In Progress Bi-State Development Agency
Midwest Transportation Center
Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis
USDOT/OST-R

2015

Dates Investigators Project Status Sponsors
Dec 2015 to Dec 2016 Glenn Washer, University of Missouri - Columbia (Lead PI)
Bridge Research for Columbia, Missouri In Progress Midwest Transportation Center
Missouri Department of Transportation
USDOT/OST-R
Dec 2015 to Jun 2016 Ron McGarvey, University of Missouri-Columbia (Lead PI)
Improving Striping Operations through System Optimization - Phase 2 Completed Midwest Transportation Center
Missouri Department of Transportation
USDOT/OST-R
Oct 2015 to Mar 2017 Andrew Boeckmann, University of Missouri - Columbia (Lead PI)
Design of Maintainable Drains for Earth Retaining Structures In Progress Midwest Transportation Center
Skyline Steel LLC
USDOT/OST-R
Oct 2015 to Aug 2017 Anuj Sharma, Iowa State University (Lead PI)
Skylar Knickerbocker, Iowa State University
Ravi Nath, Creighton University
Neal Hawkins, Iowa State University
Performance-Based Operations Assessment of Adaptive Traffic Signal Control In Progress Federal Highway Administration State Planning and Research Funding
Iowa Department of Transportation
Midwest Transportation Center
USDOT/OST-R
Oct 2015 to Jun 2017 Pingfeng Wang, Wichita State University (Lead PI)
Highway Incident Management System for the City of Wichita, Kansas In Progress Kansas Department of Transportation
Midwest Transportation Center
USDOT/OST-R
Wichita State University
Sep 2015 to Dec 2016 Praveen Edara, University of Missouri-Columbia (Lead PI)
Driving Simulator Study of Merge Signs In Progress Midwest Transportation Center
Smart Work Zone Deployment Initiative
University of Missouri - Columbia
USDOT/OST-R
Sep 2015 to Dec 2016 Praveen Edara, University of Missouri-Columbia (Lead PI)
Henry Brown, University of Missouri-Columbia
Carlos Sun, University of Missouri-Columbia
Developing a Data-Driven Traffic Impact Assessment Tool for Work Zones Completed Midwest Transportation Center
Smart Work Zone Deployment Initiative
University of Missouri - Columbia
USDOT/OST-R
Sep 2015 to Oct 2016 Kejin Wang, Iowa State University (Lead PI)
Zhiyou Wen, Iowa State University
Development of an Eco-Friendly, Cost-Effective Biogrout for Concrete Crack ... Completed Iowa Department of Transportation
Iowa Highway Research Board
Midwest Transportation Center
USDOT/OST-R
Sep 2015 to Dec 2016 Hani Salim, University of Missouri - Columbia (Lead PI)
Improved Sheet Pile Systems for Transportation Infrastructure In Progress Midwest Transportation Center
Trinity Products, LLC
USDOT/OST-R
Sep 2015 to Dec 2016 Andrew Boeckmann, University of Missouri - Columbia (Lead PI)
Implementation Evaluation of the Rustic Road Geosynthetic-Reinforced Soil-Integrated ... In Progress Midwest Transportation Center
Missouri Department of Transportation
USDOT/OST-R
Sep 2015 to Dec 2016 Sarah Orton, University of Missouri - Columbia (Lead PI)
Experimental Evaluation of Existing and Retrofit Designs of Bridge Finger Joints In Progress Midwest Transportation Center
Missouri Department of Transportation
USDOT/OST-R
Aug 2015 to Aug 2017 Guiping Hu, Iowa State University (Lead PI)
Jing Dong, Iowa State University
Lizhi Wang, Iowa State University
Xuesong Zhou, Arizona State University
Data-Driven Highway Infrastructure Resilience Assessment - Phase II In Progress Iowa State University
Midwest Transportation Center
USDOT/OST-R
Aug 2015 to Aug 2017 Sunanda Dissanayake, Kansas State University (Lead PI)
Shauna Hallmark, Iowa State University
Crash Modification Factors for Lane Departure Countermeasures in Kansas In Progress Kansas Department of Transportation
Midwest Transportation Center
USDOT/OST-R
Aug 2015 to Oct 2016 Fatih Bektas, Iowa State University (Lead PI)
Kejin Wang, Iowa State University
Aggregate Freezing-Thawing Performance Using the Iowa Pore Index Completed Iowa State University
Midwest Transportation Center
USDOT/OST-R
Aug 2015 to Jun 2017 Vern Schaefer, Iowa State University (Lead PI)
Chris Williams, Iowa State University
Jeramy Ashlock, Iowa State University
Intermodal Gantry Crane Pavement and Foundation Design Improvement In Progress Midwest Transportation Center
Union Pacific Railroad
USDOT/OST-R
Aug 2015 to Dec 2016 George S. Constantinescu, University of Iowa (Lead PI)
Marian Muste, University of Iowa
Chris Rehmann, Iowa State University
Improving Traffic Safety through Better Snow Fences: Image-Based Methods to ... In Progress IIHR-Hydroscience and Engineering
Midwest Transportation Center
USDOT/OST-R
Aug 2015 to Jun 2017 Fara Zakery, Harris-Stowe State University (Lead PI)
Joyce Eisel, Harris-Stowe State University
Economic Sustainability of Inner City Streets: A Collaborative Transportation ... In Progress Harris-Stowe State University
Midwest Transportation Center
USDOT/OST-R
Jul 2015 to Feb 2017 Peter Savolainen, Iowa State University (Lead PI)
Anuj Sharma, Iowa State University
Installation Guidance for Centerline and Edgeline Rumble Strips in Narrow Pavements In Progress Iowa Department of Transportation
Iowa Highway Research Board
Midwest Transportation Center
USDOT/OST-R
Jul 2015 to Dec 2016 Shauna Hallmark, Iowa State University (Lead PI)
Neal Hawkins, Iowa State University
Evaluation of Rural Intersection Treatments In Progress Iowa Department of Transportation
Iowa Highway Research Board
Midwest Transportation Center
USDOT/OST-R
Jul 2015 to Dec 2016 Anuj Sharma, Iowa State University (Lead PI)
Senem Velipasalar, Syracuse University
Akhan Almagambetov, Norwich University
Yaw Adu-Gyamfi, Iowa State University
Vision-Based Traffic Conflict Detection of Signalized Intersections In Progress Iowa State University
Midwest Transportation Center
USDOT/OST-R
Jul 2015 to Dec 2016 Nir Keren, Iowa State University (Lead PI)
Roadway Infrastructure in Various 3D Visualization Modes In Progress Iowa State University
Midwest Transportation Center
USDOT/OST-R
Jul 2015 to Sep 2016 Glenn Washer, University of Missouri - Columbia (Lead PI)
Monitoring Vibrations on the Jefferson City Truss Bridge Completed Midwest Transportation Center
Missouri Department of Transportation
USDOT/OST-R
Jun 2015 to Dec 2015 David Cantor, Iowa State University (Lead PI)
Owner-Operator versus Company-Driver Safety Performance Analysis Completed Iowa State University
Midwest Transportation Center
USDOT/OST-R
May 2015 to Jan 2016 Kasthurira Gopalakrishnan, Iowa State University (Lead PI)
Omar Smadi, Iowa State University
Halil Ceylan, Iowa State University
Koray Celik, Iowa State University
Arun Somani, Iowa State University
Machine-Vision-Based Roadway Health Monitoring and Assessment Completed Iowa State University
Midwest Transportation Center
USDOT/OST-R
May 2015 to Dec 2016 Jeramy Ashlock, Iowa State University (Lead PI)
Sri Sritharan, Iowa State University
Cost-Effective Field Test Methods for LRFD Resistance Factors of Drilled Shafts In Progress Federal Highway Administration State Planning and Research Funding
Iowa Department of Transportation
Iowa Highway Research Board
Midwest Transportation Center
USDOT/OST-R
May 2015 to Dec 2016 Vellore Gopalaratnam, University of Missouri - Columbia (Lead PI)
Optimizing Performance Characteristics of Steel Fiber-Reinforced Lightweight ... In Progress HDR, Inc.
Midwest Transportation Center
USDOT/OST-R
Apr 2015 to Nov 2016 Alice Alipour, Iowa State University (Lead PI)
Networks Subject to Extreme Flood Events In Progress Iowa State University
Midwest Transportation Center
USDOT/OST-R
Apr 2015 to May 2016 Franek Hasiuk, Iowa State University (Lead PI)
Peter Taylor, Iowa State University
Assessing Risk of D-Cracking in Concrete Aggregates In Progress Midwest Transportation Center
USDOT/OST-R
Apr 2015 to Dec 2016 Ran Dai, Iowa State University (Lead PI)
Jing Dong, Iowa State University
Anuj Sharma, Iowa State University
Reduced Fuel Consumption and Travel Time in Transportation Networks In Progress Iowa State University
Midwest Transportation Center
USDOT/OST-R
Apr 2015 to Mar 2017 Behrouz Shafei, Iowa State University (Lead PI)
Brent Phares, Iowa State University
Condition-Based Maintenance and Management of Aging Transportation Infrastructure In Progress Iowa State University
Midwest Transportation Center
USDOT/OST-R
Mar 2015 to Sep 2017 Jing Dong, Iowa State University (Lead PI)
Macroscopic Traffic Flow Characteristics and Individual Vehicle Fuel Consumption In Progress Iowa State University
Midwest Transportation Center
USDOT/OST-R
Mar 2015 to Mar 2017 Carlton Basmajian, Iowa State University (Lead PI)
Jane Rongerude, Iowa State University
Jiangping Zhou, Iowa State University
Road-Based Accessibility to Essential Services In Progress Iowa State University
Midwest Transportation Center
USDOT/OST-R
Mar 2015 to Feb 2017 Hayder Rasheed, Kansas State University (Lead PI)
Intelligent Data Driven Health Monitoring and Damage Detection of Concrete ... In Progress Kansas Department of Transportation
Midwest Transportation Center
USDOT/OST-R
Jan 2015 to Dec 2015 Ray Mundy, University of Missouri - St. Louis (Lead PI)
The Feasibility of Charging Private Vehicles an Airport Drop-Off and Pick-Up ... Completed Midwest Transportation Center
University of Missouri - Saint Louis
USDOT/OST-R
Jan 2015 to Jun 2015 L. Douglas Smith, University of Missouri - St. Louis (Lead PI)
Modeling Airside Operations at Major Airports for Strategic Decision Support Completed Lambert - St. Louis International Airport
Midwest Transportation Center
University of Missouri - Saint Louis
USDOT/OST-R
Jan 2015 to Dec 2015 Ray Mundy, University of Missouri - St. Louis (Lead PI)
The Substitution of Ground Transportation for Service to Smaller Communities ... Completed Midwest Transportation Center
University of Missouri - Saint Louis
USDOT/OST-R
Jan 2015 to Dec 2015 Ray Mundy, University of Missouri - St. Louis (Lead PI)
Economic Impact for the Region of Replacement of the Merchants Bridge Completed Midwest Transportation Center
Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis
University of Missouri - Saint Louis
USDOT/OST-R
Jan 2015 to Nov 2016 Henry Brown, University of Missouri-Columbia (Lead PI)
Implementation of Transportation Asset Management in Grandview, Missouri Completed City of Grandview, Missouri
Midwest Transportation Center
USDOT/OST-R
Jan 2015 to Dec 2016 Ray Mundy, University of Missouri - St. Louis (Lead PI)
The New Metrics for Regulating Transportation Network Companies and Taxis In Progress Metropolitan St. Louis Taxicab Commission
Midwest Transportation Center
University of Missouri - Saint Louis
USDOT/OST-R
Jan 2015 to Dec 2016 Ray Mundy, University of Missouri - St. Louis (Lead PI)
Daniel Rust, University of Missouri-St. Louis (Lead PI)
Women as Assets in Railroad/Transportation Operational Roles In Progress Midwest Transportation Center
Union Pacific Railroad
University of Missouri - Saint Louis
USDOT/OST-R

2014

Dates Investigators Project Status Sponsors
Oct 2014 to Jun 2017 Pingfeng Wang, Wichita State University (Lead PI)
Krishna Krishnan, Wichita State University
Data-Driven Health Management of Electrical Vehicle Battery Systems In Progress Midwest Transportation Center
USDOT/OST-R
Wichita State University
Oct 2014 to Jun 2017 Pingfeng Wang, Wichita State University (Lead PI)
Janet Twomey, Wichita State University
Risk and Failure Resilience Quantification of Interdependent Transportation ... In Progress Midwest Transportation Center
USDOT/OST-R
Wichita State University
Oct 2014 to Sep 2017 Glenn Washer, University of Missouri - Columbia (Lead PI)
Condition Assessment Tools for Post-Tensioned Bridges In Progress Midwest Transportation Center
Missouri Department of Transportation
University of Missouri - Columbia
USDOT/OST-R
Sep 2014 to Dec 2016 Carlos Sun, University of Missouri-Columbia (Lead PI)
Praveen Edara, University of Missouri-Columbia
Charles Nemmers, University of Missouri-Columbia
Bimal Balakrishnan, University of Missouri-Columbia
Investigation of Rural J-Turn Design Factors Using the ZouSim Driving Simulator Completed Midwest Transportation Center
Missouri Department of Transportation
University of Missouri - Columbia
USDOT/OST-R
Sep 2014 to Sep 2016 Praveen Edara, University of Missouri-Columbia (Lead PI)
Carlos Sun, University of Missouri-Columbia
Henry Brown, University of Missouri-Columbia
System-Wide Safety Treatments and Design Guidance for J-Turns Completed Midwest Transportation Center
Missouri Department of Transportation
University of Missouri - Columbia
USDOT/OST-R
Sep 2014 to Oct 2016 Brent Phares, Iowa State University (Lead PI)
Integration of Structural Health Monitoring into Mulitlayer Statewide Bridge ... In Progress Iowa Department of Transportation
Midwest Transportation Center
USDOT/OST-R
Aug 2014 to Aug 2015 Guiping Hu, Iowa State University (Lead PI)
Data-Driven Highway Infrastructure Resilience Assessment In Progress Midwest Transportation Center
USDOT/OST-R
Aug 2014 to Sep 2016 Jing Dong, Iowa State University (Lead PI)
Neal Hawkins, Iowa State University
Assessing Segment- and Corridor-Based Travel-Time Reliability on Urban Freeways Completed Iowa Department of Transportation
Midwest Transportation Center
USDOT/OST-R
Aug 2014 to Dec 2016 Zhengyuan Zhu, Iowa State University (Lead PI)
Mark Kaiser, Iowa State University
Data Driven Urban Traffic Prediction for Winter Performance Measurements In Progress Iowa Department of Transportation
Midwest Transportation Center
USDOT/OST-R
Aug 2014 to May 2016 Kejin Wang, Iowa State University (Lead PI)
Gilson Lomboy, Iowa State University
Developing Green, Highly Flowable, Rapid Set, High-Performance Concrete for ... Completed Iowa State University
Midwest Transportation Center
USDOT/OST-R
Aug 2014 to Oct 2016 Chris Williams, Iowa State University (Lead PI)
Joana Peralta, Iowa State University
Development of a Mix Formation and Pavement Design Using Asphalt-Rubber Binders ... In Progress Argo Genesis Chemicals LLC
Midwest Transportation Center
Seneca Petroleum Company Inc.
USDOT/OST-R
Aug 2014 to Mar 2016 Say Kee Ong, Iowa State University (Lead PI)
Kejin Wang, Iowa State University
Pervious Concrete Physical Characteristics and Effectiveness in Stormwater ... Completed Iowa State University
Midwest Transportation Center
USDOT/OST-R
Aug 2014 to Jan 2017 Brent Phares, Iowa State University (Lead PI)
Development of Rural Road Bridge Weigh-in-Motion System to Assess Weight and ... In Progress Iowa Department of Transportation
Midwest Transportation Center
USDOT/OST-R
Aug 2014 to Mar 2017 Zachary Hans, Iowa State University (Lead PI)
Neal Hawkins, Iowa State University
Using Operational Data to Access Mobility and Crash Experience During Winter ... In Progress Iowa Department of Transportation
Midwest Transportation Center
USDOT/OST-R
Jul 2014 to Sep 2016 Carlos Sun, University of Missouri-Columbia (Lead PI)
Praveen Edara, University of Missouri-Columbia
Henry Brown, University of Missouri-Columbia
Charles Nemmers, University of Missouri-Columbia
Crash Location Correction for Freeway Interchange Modeling Completed Midwest Transportation Center
Missouri Department of Transportation
University of Missouri - Columbia
USDOT/OST-R
Jul 2014 to Dec 2016 Neal Hawkins, Iowa State University (Lead PI)
Shauna Hallmark, Iowa State University
Jing Dong, Iowa State University
Evaluation of Temporary Rumble Strips In Progress Iowa Department of Transportation
Midwest Transportation Center
USDOT/OST-R
Jul 2014 to Sep 2016 Hyung Seok "David" Jeong, Iowa State University (Lead PI)
Omar Smadi, Iowa State University
Historical Performance Evaluation of Iowa Pavement Treatments Using Data Analytics Completed Federal Highway Administration State Planning and Research Funding
Iowa Department of Transportation
Iowa Highway Research Board
Midwest Transportation Center
USDOT/OST-R
Jul 2014 to Jun 2016 David White, Iowa State University (Lead PI)
Toward Autonomous and Robotic Infrastructure Construction: A Workshop and Field ... Completed Caterpillar
Iowa State University
USDOT/OST-R
Jul 2014 to Sep 2016 Travis Hosteng, Iowa State University (Lead PI)
Brent Phares, Iowa State University
Economic Impact of Multi-Span, Prestressed Concrete Girder Bridges Designed ... Completed Iowa Department of Transportation
Iowa Highway Research Board
Midwest Transportation Center
USDOT/OST-R
Jul 2014 to Jun 2016 Halil Ceylan, Iowa State University (Lead PI)
Bob Steffes, Iowa State University
Sunghwan Kim, Iowa State University
Kasthurira Gopalakrishnan, Iowa State University
Development and Evaluation of Portable Device for Measuring Curling and Warping ... Completed Iowa Department of Transportation
Midwest Transportation Center
USDOT/OST-R
Jul 2014 to Dec 2016 Ray Mundy, University of Missouri - St. Louis (Lead PI)
Big Data Methodological Approach Used in Highway Crash Injury Severity Analysis In Progress Midwest Transportation Center
USDOT/OST-R
Jul 2014 to Jul 2015 Ray Mundy, University of Missouri - St. Louis (Lead PI)
Crash Data Analysis In Progress Midwest Transportation Center
University of Missouri - Saint Louis
USDOT/OST-R
Jul 2014 to Sep 2017 Shauna Hallmark, Iowa State University (Lead PI)
Development of Crash Modification Factors for Lane Departure Countermeasures In Progress Federal Highway Administration State Planning and Research Funding
Iowa Department of Transportation
Midwest Transportation Center
USDOT/OST-R
Jul 2014 to Sep 2018 Shauna Hallmark, Iowa State University (Lead PI)
Go! Magazine In Progress Midwest Transportation Center
USDOT/OST-R
Jul 2014 to Dec 2016 Zachary Hans, Iowa State University (Lead PI)
Omar Smadi, Iowa State University
High Friction Surface Treatment for High Crash Locations In Progress Iowa Department of Transportation
Midwest Transportation Center
USDOT/OST-R
Jun 2014 to Aug 2015 Ron McGarvey, University of Missouri-Columbia (Lead PI)
Charles Nemmers, University of Missouri-Columbia
Designing and Applying a Decision-Support System for DOT Fleet Assignment and ... Completed Midwest Transportation Center
Missouri Department of Transportation
USDOT/OST-R
Jun 2014 to Jun 2017 Nalini Govindarajulu, Creighton University (Lead PI)
Cindy Corritore, Creighton University (Lead PI)
Visualization and Communication in Pavement Performance/Visual Analysis of ... In Progress Midwest Transportation Center
USDOT/OST-R
Jun 2014 to Jan 2015 Jian Chu, Iowa State University (Lead PI)
Zhiyou Wen, Iowa State University
Proof of Concept: Biocement for Road Repair Completed Iowa State University
Midwest Transportation Center
USDOT/OST-R
Jun 2014 to Jun 2017 Ravi Nath, Creighton University (Lead PI)
William Duckworth, Creighton University
Pavement Performance: New Approaches Using Predictive Analytics/An Assessment ... In Progress Midwest Transportation Center
USDOT/OST-R
Jun 2014 to May 2017 Basak Aldemir Bektas, Iowa State University (Lead PI)
Omar Smadi, Iowa State University
Risk-Based Bridge Management: A Methodology to Assess and Incorporate Risk ... In Progress Iowa Department of Transportation
Midwest Transportation Center
USDOT/OST-R
Jun 2014 to May 2015 Fara Zakery, Harris-Stowe State University (Lead PI)
Joyce Eisel, Harris-Stowe State University
Economic Sustainability of Inner City Streets: A Collaborative Sustainable ... Completed Harris-Stowe State University
Midwest Transportation Center
USDOT/OST-R
May 2014 to Dec 2015 Yelda Turkan, Iowa State University (Lead PI)
Simon Laflamme, Iowa State University
Terrestrial Laser Scanning-Based Bridge Structural Condition Assessment Completed Iowa State University
Midwest Transportation Center
USDOT/OST-R
May 2014 to Dec 2014 Nir Keren, Iowa State University (Lead PI)
Research, Education, and Development (RED): Examining Characteristics of Roadway ... Completed Iowa State University
Midwest Transportation Center
USDOT/OST-R
May 2014 to Sep 2014 David Cantor, Iowa State University (Lead PI)
How Firm Size Affects Safety Performance in the U.S. Motor Carrier Industry Completed Midwest Transportation Center
USDOT/OST-R
Feb 2014 to Dec 2016 John Bowders, University of Missouri-Columbia (Lead PI)
Andrew Boeckmann, University of Missouri - Columbia
Advancing Implementation of Geosynthetic-Reinforced-Soil Integrated Bridge ... In Progress Midwest Transportation Center
University of Missouri - Columbia
USDOT/OST-R
Jan 2014 to Dec 2016 Ray Mundy, University of Missouri - St. Louis (Lead PI)
Benefits of an Intermodal Hub - The Case for St. Louis In Progress Midwest Transportation Center
USDOT/OST-R
Jan 2014 to Dec 2014 Ray Mundy, University of Missouri - St. Louis (Lead PI)
Mass Transit Sustainability in the St. Louis Region Completed Midwest Transportation Center
University of Missouri - Saint Louis
USDOT/OST-R

2013

Dates Investigators Project Status Sponsors
Sep 2013 to Aug 2017 Glenn Washer, University of Missouri - Columbia (Lead PI)
Developing Risk-Based Bridge Inspection Practices In Progress Midwest Transportation Center
University of Missouri - Columbia
USDOT/OST-R
Sep 2013 to Aug 2017 Glenn Washer, University of Missouri - Columbia (Lead PI)
Bridges for Life: Better Data in Support of Performance Management Analysis In Progress Midwest Transportation Center
Missouri Department of Transportation
University of Missouri - Columbia
USDOT/OST-R

2011

Dates Investigators Project Status Sponsors
Nov 2011 to Apr 2012 Kelly Strong, Iowa State University (Lead PI)
Jennifer Shane, Iowa State University (Lead PI)
Risk Mitigation Strategies for Operations and Maintenance Activities Completed Iowa Highway Research Board
Midwest Transportation Consortium
U.S. DOT RITA
Jan 2011 to Apr 2013 Shauna Hallmark, Iowa State University (Lead PI)
Neal Hawkins, Iowa State University
Evaluation and Guidance on Effective Traffic Calming for Small Communities Completed Federal Highway Adminisitration Accelerating Safety Activities Program
Iowa Department of Transportation
Iowa Highway Research Board
Midwest Transportation Consortium
U.S. DOT RITA
Jan 2011 to May 2012 Dawn Marshall, University of Iowa (Lead PI)
Konstantina Gkritza, Iowa State University
Study of the Factors that Contribute to Motorcycle Conspicuity - Phase II Completed Iowa Department of Transportation
Midwest Transportation Consortium
U.S. DOT RITA
Jan 2011 to Aug 2012 Travis Hosteng, Iowa State University (Lead PI)
Development of a Bridge Safety Information System for the Saylorville Reservoir ... Completed Iowa Department of Transportation
Midwest Transportation Consortium
U.S. DOT RITA

2010

Dates Investigators Project Status Sponsors
Feb 2010 to Jun 2011 Shauna Hallmark, Iowa State University (Lead PI)
Tom McDonald, Iowa State University
Evaluating the Effectiveness of Red Light Running Camera Enforcement in Cedar ... Completed Iowa Department of Transportation
Midwest Transportation Consortium
U.S. DOT RITA
Jan 2010 to Aug 2011 Zachary Hans, Iowa State University (Lead PI)
Neal Hawkins, Iowa State University
Safety and Mobility Impacts of Winter Weather - Phase I Completed Iowa Department of Transportation
Midwest Transportation Consortium
Jan 2010 to Dec 2010 Zachary Hans, Iowa State University (Lead PI)
Reginald Souleyrette, Iowa State University
Horizontal Curve Identification and Evaluation Completed Iowa Department of Transportation
Jan 2010 to Aug 2011 Reginald Souleyrette, Iowa State University (Lead PI)
Konstantina Gkritza, Iowa State University
Applicability of Road Assessment Program Methods to Metropolitan Safety Planning Completed City of Ames
Iowa Department of Transportation
Midwest Transportation Consortium
Jan 2010 to Dec 2011 Reginald Souleyrette, Iowa State University (Lead PI)
Tom Maze, Iowa State University
Development of a Conflict Analysis Methodology Using SSAM Completed Iowa Department of Transportation
Midwest Transportation Consortium

2009

Dates Investigators Project Status Sponsors
Nov 2009 to Nov 2010 Shauna Hallmark, Iowa State University (Lead PI)
Behavior Study of Merge Practices for Drivers at Work Zone Closures Completed Iowa Department of Transportation
Midwest Transportation Consortium
Smart Work Zone Deployment Initiative
Sep 2009 to Mar 2011 Omar Smadi, Iowa State University (Lead PI)
Neal Hawkins, Iowa State University
Basak Aldemir Bektas, Iowa State University
Konstantina Gkritza, Iowa State University
Asset Management and Safety: A Performance Perspective Completed Midwest Transportation Consortium
Aug 2009 to Jan 2011 Shauna Hallmark, Iowa State University (Lead PI)
Use of Lateral Position as a Safety Surrogate Measure Completed Midwest Transportation Consortium

2008

Dates Investigators Project Status Sponsors
Nov 2008 to Mar 2011 Shauna Hallmark, Iowa State University (Lead PI)
Omar Smadi, Iowa State University
Neal Hawkins, Iowa State University
Low-Cost Strategies to Reduce Speed and Crashes on Curves Completed Federal Highway Administration
Iowa Department of Transportation
Iowa Highway Research Board
Midwest Transportation Consortium
Minnesota Department of Transportation
U.S. DOT RITA
Mar 2008 to Jun 2009 Jennifer Shane, Iowa State University (Lead PI)
Kelly Strong, Iowa State University
Construction Project Administration and Management for Mitigating Work Zone ... Completed Midwest Transportation Consortium

2007

Dates Investigators Project Status Sponsors
Sep 2007 to Dec 2012 Shauna Hallmark, Iowa State University (Lead PI)
Omar Smadi, Iowa State University
Neal Hawkins, Iowa State University
Evaluation of Dynamic Speed Feedback Signs on Curves: A National Demonstration ... Completed Federal Highway Administration
Iowa Department of Transportation
Iowa Highway Research Board
Midwest Transportation Consortium
Texas Department of Transportation
Jun 2007 to Dec 2011 Reginald Souleyrette, Iowa State University (Lead PI)
David Plazak, Iowa State University
Chris Albrecht, Iowa State University
Managing Decisions Regarding Rural Expressway Routes and Associated Bypasses Completed Iowa Department of Transportation
Midwest Transportation Consortium
May 2007 to Apr 2008 Glenn Washer, University of Missouri - Columbia (Lead PI)
Brent Rosenblad, University of Missouri - Columbia
Remote Health Monitoring for Asset Management Completed Midwest Transportation Consortium
Missouri Department of Transportation
University of Missouri - Columbia
May 2007 to Apr 2009 Tim Strauss, University of Northern Iowa (Lead PI)
Spatial Scale of Clustering of Motor Vehicle Crash Types and Appropriate Countermeasures Completed Iowa Department of Transportation
Midwest Transportation Consortium
University of Northern Iowa
Apr 2007 to Nov 2008 Shauna Hallmark, Iowa State University (Lead PI)
Achieving Efficiency in Meeting Safety, Operations, Maintenance, and Air Quality ... Completed Iowa Department of Transportation
Midwest Transportation Consortium
Minnesota Department of Transportation
Apr 2007 to Mar 2008 Linda Boyle, University of Iowa (Lead PI)
Assessing the Spatial and Temporal Differences in Midwestern Crashes Relative ... Completed Midwest Transportation Consortium
University of Iowa
Apr 2007 to Oct 2010 Neal Hawkins, Iowa State University (Lead PI)
Zachary Hans, Iowa State University
Omar Smadi, Iowa State University
Iowa Pavement Marking and Sign Management System Completed Iowa Department of Transportation
Midwest Transportation Consortium
Mar 2007 to Feb 2008 J. Erik Loehr, University of Missouri-Columbia (Lead PI)
Integration of Asset Management Systems with Load and Resistance Factor Design Completed Midwest Transportation Consortium
University of Missouri - Columbia
Mar 2007 to Jul 2008 Charles Nemmers, University of Missouri-Columbia (Lead PI)
Synthesis Study: Effectiveness of Safety Corridor Programs in Region 7 States Completed Midwest Transportation Consortium
University of Missouri - Columbia
Mar 2007 to Feb 2008 Sam Kiger, University of Missouri - Columbia (Lead PI)
Bridge Vulnerability Assessment and Mitigation Against Explosions Completed California Department of Transportation
Midwest Transportation Consortium
University of Missouri - Columbia
Mar 2007 to Feb 2008 Wooseung Jang, University of Missouri - Columbia (Lead PI)
A Decision Support System for Optimal Depot and Fleet Management Completed Midwest Transportation Consortium
Missouri Department of Transportation
Mar 2007 to Jul 2011 Tom Maze, Iowa State University (Lead PI)
Reginald Souleyrette, Iowa State University
Management of Rural Expressways for Improved Safety and Operational Performance Completed Iowa Department of Transportation
Midwest Transportation Consortium
Mar 2007 to Feb 2008 Brent Rosenblad, University of Missouri - Columbia (Lead PI)
Bridge Deck Integrity Measurements for Asset Management Completed Federal Highway Administration
Midwest Transportation Consortium
Jan 2007 to Jun 2009 Tim Strauss, University of Northern Iowa (Lead PI)
Evaluation Framework for the Creation and Analysis of Integrated Spatially-referenced ... Completed Midwest Transportation Consortium

2006

Dates Investigators Project Status Sponsors
Jun 2006 to Nov 2008 Tom Maze, Iowa State University (Lead PI)
Neal Hawkins, Iowa State University
Clear Zone - A Synthesis of Practice and an Evaluation of the Benefits of Meeting ... Completed Iowa Department of Transportation
Iowa Highway Research Board
Midwest Transportation Consortium
Apr 2006 to Jun 2007 Mehmet Bayram Yildirim, Wichita State University (Lead PI)
Optimization of Intermodal Logistics Operations in Disaster Planning Completed Midwest Transportation Consortium
Apr 2006 to Jun 2007 Carlo D. Smith, Missouri State University (Lead PI)
An Investigation into the Development and Adoption of Technologies, Policies, ... Completed Midwest Transportation Consortium
Apr 2006 to Aug 2008 Song-Charng Kong, Iowa State University (Lead PI)
Managing Early Adoption of Biodiesel by Commercial Fleets Completed Midwest Transportation Consortium
Apr 2006 to Jun 2007 John L. Kent, Missouri State University (Lead PI)
Investigation of Methodologies Used by Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) Motor Carriers ... Completed Midwest Transportation Consortium

2005

Dates Investigators Project Status Sponsors
Jul 2005 to Mar 2007 Carlos Sun, University of Missouri-Columbia (Lead PI)
Secondary Accident Data Fusion for Assessing Long-Term Performance of Transportation ... Completed Midwest Transportation Consortium
Jun 2005 to Jan 2006 Tom Maze, Iowa State University (Lead PI)
Synthesis of Procedures to Forecast and Monitor Work Zone Safety and Mobility ... Completed Iowa Department of Transportation
Midwest Transportation Consortium
Jun 2005 to Nov 2006 James Noble, University of Missouri - Columbia (Lead PI)
Charles Nemmers, University of Missouri-Columbia
Wooseung Jang, University of Missouri - Columbia
Cerry M. Klein, University of Missouri?Columbia
An Integrated Systems Approach to the Development of Winter Maintenance / Management ... Completed Midwest Transportation Consortium
Jun 2005 to Nov 2007 Brent Phares, Iowa State University (Lead PI)
Partha Sarkar, Iowa State University (Lead PI)
Terry Wipf, Iowa State University
Development of Fatigue Design Procedures for Slender, Tapered Support Structures ... Completed Midwest Transportation Consortium

2004

Dates Investigators Project Status Sponsors
Jul 2004 to Nov 2005 Ray Mundy, University of Missouri - St. Louis (Lead PI)
James F. Campbell, University of Missouri-St. Louis
Management Systems for Inland Waterway Traffic Control Completed Midwest Transportation Consortium
Jul 2004 to Aug 2008 Tom Maze, Iowa State University (Lead PI)
Omar Smadi, Iowa State University
Implementation of HERS-ST in Iowa and Development /Refinement of a National ... Completed Iowa Department of Transportation
Midwest Transportation Consortium
Jun 2004 to Sep 2006 Neal Hawkins, Iowa State University (Lead PI)
Zachary Hans, Iowa State University
Omar Smadi, Iowa State University
Planning, Developing and Implementing the Iowa Pavement Marking Management ... Completed Midwest Transportation Consortium

2003

Dates Investigators Project Status Sponsors
Jul 2003 to May 2005 Ramanathan Sugumaran, University of Northern Iowa (Lead PI)
Chris Fulcher, University of Northern Iowa
Tim Strauss, University of Northern Iowa
Md. Salim, University of Northern Iowa
A Web-Based Implementation of Winter Maintenance Decision Support System (WMDSS) ... Completed Iowa Department of Transportation
U.S. Department of Transportation
University of Northern Iowa
May 2003 to Jun 2005 Tom Maze, Iowa State University (Lead PI)
Michael Crum, Iowa State University
Investigation of User Costs and Benefits of Winter Road Closures Completed Iowa State University
Midwest Transportation Consortium
May 2003 to Dec 2003 David Plazak, Iowa State University (Lead PI)
Roadway Alignments as Assets: Evaluating Alternatives for Valuing Major Highway ... Completed Iowa Department of Transportation
Midwest Transportation Consortium

2002

Dates Investigators Project Status Sponsors
Sep 2002 to Sep 2008 Omar Smadi, Iowa State University (Lead PI)
Brent Phares, Iowa State University
F.S. Fanous, Iowa State University
PONTIS, Implementation and Operation: Iowa DOT and Counties, Phase III: Implementation ... Completed Iowa Department of Transportation
Midwest Transportation Consortium
Aug 2002 to Dec 2004 Shauna Hallmark, Iowa State University (Lead PI)
Evaluation of Different Methods to Calculate Heavy-Truck VMT Completed Midwest Transportation Consortium
May 2002 to Dec 2002 Ed Jaselskis, Iowa State University (Lead PI)
Tom Cackler, Iowa State University
Improving Efficiency of Transportation Projects Using Laser Scanning Completed Iowa Department of Transportation
Midwest Transportation Consortium

2001

Dates Investigators Project Status Sponsors
Jul 2001 to Jul 2003 Shauna Hallmark, Iowa State University (Lead PI)
Reginald Souleyrette, Iowa State University
Application of Advanced Remote Sensing Technology to Asset Management Completed Iowa Department of Transportation
Midwest Transportation Consortium
Jul 2001 to Jun 2003 Ray Mundy, University of Missouri - St. Louis (Lead PI)
Research and Training of Private Transportation Providers for Efficient and ... Completed U.S. Department of Transportation
Jul 2001 to Dec 2002 Kathleen Trauth, University of Missouri - Columbia (Lead PI)
Thomas Johnson, University of Missouri-Columbia
Identification and Development of User Requirements to Support Robust Corridor ... Completed U.S. Department of Transportation
University of Missouri - Columbia

2000

Dates Investigators Project Status Sponsors
Jul 2000 to Feb 2002 Anil Misra, University of Missouri - Kansas City (Lead PI)
Ali Roohanirad, University of Missouri - Kansas City
Guidelines for a Roadway Management System (RMS) for Local Governments Completed U.S. Department of Transportation
Jul 2000 to Dec 2001 Carl Kurt, University of Kansas (Lead PI)
Pat Weaver, University of Kansas
GIS-Based Integrated Rural and Small Urban Transit Asset Management System Completed U.S. Department of Transportation
Jul 2000 to May 2002 Md. Salim, University of Northern Iowa (Lead PI)
Michael E. Emch, University of Northern Iowa
Tim Strauss, University of Northern Iowa
Marc A. Timmerman, University of Northern Iowa
Artificial Intelligence-Based Optimization of Management of Snow Removal Completed U.S. Department of Transportation
Jul 2000 to Jun 2002 J. Erik Loehr, University of Missouri-Columbia (Lead PI)
Kristen Sanford Berhardt, Lafayette College
Decision-Support System for Management of Slope Construction and Repair Activities: ... Completed U.S. Department of Transportation
Jun 2000 to Jun 2001 Shauna Hallmark, Iowa State University (Lead PI)
GPS to LRM: Integration of Spatial Point Features with Linear Referencing Methods Completed Iowa Department of Transportation
Midwest Transportation Consortium