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University Transportation Centers Program (U.S.)

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Works: 1,176 works in 1,886 publications in 1 language and 6,688 library holdings
Genres: Abstracts  Periodicals  Handbooks, manuals, etc  Case studies 
Roles: Researcher, Sponsor
Classifications: HE192.55.U6, 388.097305
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University Transportation Centers Project abstracts ( )
in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Published technical reports and project abstracts ( Book )
2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Creating an educational network in California to assess and address its future transportation education challenges by Triant G Flouris ( Book )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Norman Y. Mineta International Institute for Surface Transportation Policy Studies (MTI) was established by Congress as part of the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991. Reauthorized in 1998, MTI was selected by the U.S. Department of Transportation through a competitive process in 2002 as a national 'Center of Excellence.' The Institute is funded by Congress through the United States Department of Transportation's Research and Innovative Technology Administration, the California Legislature through the Department of Transportation (Caltrans), and by private grants and donations. The Institute receives oversight from an internationally respected Board of Trustees whose members represent all major surface transportation modes. MTI's focus on policy and management resulted from a Board assessment of the industry's unmet needs and led directly to the choice of the San Jose State University College of Bureau as the Institute's home. The Board provides policy direction, assists with needs assessment, and connects the Institute and its programs with the international transportation community
Evaluation and development of MIS interface by Kaan Özbay ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Evaluation of the Humboldt stiffness guage by Ali Maher ( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This report pertains to the evaluation of a non-nuclear means of determining the dry density of soils. The device is called the Humboldt Stiffness Gauge (HSG). The device is essentially a small-scale plate load test and takes approximately 1 minute to conduct. The test parameter from the test is a stiffness value that is averaged over approximately 6 to 12 in. beneath the HSG. A regression equation, determined by the manufacturer, uses the stiffness parameter to determine the dry density of the soil. However, to establish the regression equation, prior knowledge of the soil's moisture content and dry density is needed. Research was conducted both in the laboratory and in the field to evaluate the HSG
Applying smart growth principles and strategies to resolving land use conflicts around airports by Richard W Lee ( )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Integrated GIS maintenance management systems ( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A variety of computer tools are being used by UDOT to serve diverse maintenance management needs. Many of the tools are individually tailored for a specific purpose and lack the functionality to share data with other applications. This has resulted in the establishment of numerous databases which are optimized for focused objectives, but unavailable for broader management needs. Figure 1 was presented to the UDOT Technical Advisory Committee in the fall of 1996. It depicts nine computer task modules (computer tools) being used or having potential use in the Maintenance Division. They are represented by the shapes across the top of the figure. Three types of standard development tools that have potential use for the implementation of broader management analyses are represented by the ellipses at the bottom of the figure. The intent of the figure is to illustrate that a common backbone, or open architecture, would be needed if the data associated with each of the different task modules were to be made available for analysis by standard development tools. The Technical Advisory Committee agreed that the specific objectives of this study would be: 1) To examine the Feature Inventory module in the COBOL-based Maintenance Management System (MMS) and translate the COBOL files into formats that can be used directly by Geographical Information Systems. 2) To develop an ArcView application for displaying the translated feature inventory data on a map of the state routes. 3) To develop a custom task module that directly accesses the translated feature inventory data and displays it on a map of the state routes. 4) To ecommend a strategy to transition from the current situation to one in which data from specific task modules is available for broader management purposes. 5) To include the Orange Book and Inhouse Maintenance data into this project; resources became available from another project in the winter of 1997
Neighborhood crime and travel behavior an investigation of the influence of neighborhood crime rates on mode choice by Christopher Ferrell ( Book )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
While much attention has been given to the influence of urban form on travel behavior in recent years, little work has been done on how neighborhood crimes affect this dynamic. This research project studied seven San Francisco Bay Area cities, and found substantiation for the proposition that neighborhood crime rates have an influence on the propensity to choose non-automotive modes of transportation for home-based trips. Specifically, high vice and vagrancy crime rates were associated with a lowered probability of choosing transit in suburban cities for both work and non-work trips, high property crime rates were associated with a lower probability of walking for work trips in urban cities and inner-ring suburban cities, high violent crime rates with a lower probability of walking for work trips in suburban study cities, while higher property crime rates in San Francisco were associated with an increased probability of walking for non-work trips. While the signs of these significant relationships generally conformed to the authors expectations i.e., that high crime rates reduce the probability of choosing non-automotive modes of travel the authors did not find statistically significant relationships for all city/trip model runs, suggesting that these relationships differ depending on the urban form and trip type contexts
Driver-related factors involved with truck accidents ( Book )
3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Characteristics and solutions related to bus transit accidents ( Book )
2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A consumer logistics framework for understanding preferences for high speed rail transportation by Kenneth C Ghert ( Book )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The prospect for high-speed rail (HSR) service for the San Francisco Los Angeles corridor and beyond first arose in the early 1980s. The enabling legislation required the California High-Speed Rail Authority to connect the states major metropolitan areas. The plan remains to connect California's major cities at a total cost of $33 to $37 billion. The purpose of this study is to reach a fuller understanding of consumer's perceptions of such a service. Consumer logistics theory is used in the study as a framework to begin to provide this understanding of consumer perceptions and to inform future efforts to develop and market HSR service. This study uses the consumer logistics framework to help understand how various demographic groups, various groups defined by public transportation usage frequency, and various groups defined by HSR usage intention level perceive various logistical aspects of HSR service. The consumer logistics framework is also used to develop a macro model that examines the relationship between performance of consumer logistics functions, perceptions of HSR travel value (consisting of travel efficiency and effectiveness), and HSR travel intention for intercity business commuters. The results show the manner and the extent to which the logistics of HSR are likely to lead to customer intentions to use it for intercity transportation and how HSR service providers, by enhancing their consumer logistics capabilities, can encourage intended HSR usage between San Francisco and Los Angeles for business commuters
Developing procedures for night operations : final report ( Book )
2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Environmental justice and transportation investment policy by David J Forkenbrock ( Book )
2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The objective of this project has been to develop a series of practical indicators of economic, social, and environmental impacts related to transportation system changes. Comparing the spatial incidence of these impacts with the locations of low-income populations and minority populations, it is possible to assess whether the impacts would adversely and disproportionately affect these populations. Our intent is to help make it possible for everyone who is likely to be affected by a particular transportation system change to understand the expected types and magnitudes of anticipated impacts. The objective of such an understanding is to enable those who would be affected to determine which impacts would be most important to them
GIS-T in transit planning and management by Woodrow W Nichols ( Book )
2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Computer based highway reference system ( Book )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cost-effective public transportation for small urban areas by F. J Wegmann ( Book )
2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Graduate student papers on advanced surface transportation systems ( Book )
5 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An ambit-based activity model for evaluating green house gas emission reduction policies by Asim Zia ( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This study presents an Ambit-Based Activity Model (A-BAM) for evaluating Green House Gas (GHG) emission reduction policies that are being considered for implementation in transportation sector in the wake of more stringent emission reduction targets envisaged in a post-Kyoto international climate treaty. This study demonstrates how A-BAM can be used to estimate the 'effectiveness' of reducing GHG emissions from multiple policy interventions from year to year in a given geographical area. The A-BAM model builds upon the fact that any change in the current state of transportation systems through policy interventions will inevitably cause a change in the transportation activities of agents. So, for quantifying GHG emission reduction policy effectiveness, A-BAM requires that the transportation activities of randomly sampled agents for the evaluation area be systematically tracked and analyzed. At the core of the A-BAM is the concept of agents ambit that represents movement through space around an agents home place in all directions over a period of time. Analytical notions of trip-weighted and time-weighted centroids are formally derived to calculate the ambit of agents. Although GPS devices are empirically better to track agents ambit, this study, due to cost limitations, uses memory-based, travel-diary kind of a survey instrument to operationalize the spatial parameters of A-BAM. Survey data from 74 volunteers in California is deployed to track their ambit and carbon footprints. It is found that trip-weighted centroids are generally smaller than time-weighted centroids; and as the magnitude of the trip- and time-weighted centroids increases, the carbon footprint grows non-linearly
Bus route guidance information design : a manual for bus and light rail transit systems by Rodger J Koppa ( Book )
4 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Construction project administration and management for mitigating work zone crashes and fatalities : an integrated risk management model by Jennifer Sue Shane ( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The goal of this research is to mitigate the risk of highway accidents (crashes) and fatalities in work zones. The approach of this research has been to address the mitigation of work zone crashes through the creation of a formal risk management model to be utilized during the construction management and administration of highway projects for all stages of the project life-cycle. The result of these efforts is realized through the design of an integrated risk management model. A standard risk management model has three components: risk identification, risk analysis, and risk response. The risks are identified by the factors that contribute to work zone crashes. The risk analysis involves understanding the tendency of a hazard to influence the frequency or severity of a loss, and the risk response relates to the appropriate countermeasures to the factors that contribute to work zone crashes. The number of hazards and mitigation strategies corresponding to work zone crashes can be substantial. The intent of this research is to develop a formalized risk management plan to identify potential hazards on plans, designs, or job sites and to cue a risk response to the hazards. Mitigation strategies may take the form of a mitigation "method" (alert motorist, assist worker/motorist, control motorist, inform motorist, and protect worker/motorist). The results of this research will be a formal step-by-step methodology to be utilized by managers and decision makers. Each stage of the project life-cycle (or Project Development Process) will provide a checklist of hazards and mitigation strategies. This research will also provide a qualitative method to assess the likelihood and severity of a hazard or multiple hazards on a roadway work zone. This research is intended to provide a holistic approach to risk management that is to be integrated into the existing corporate structure and not to be considered a standalone program. This integrated approach will allow a formalized procedure to be utilized by any member of an organization during all phases of the construction project life-cycle
 
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Alternative Names
Department of Transportation University Transportation Centers Program
United States. Department of Transportation. Research & Innovative Technology Administration. University Transportation Centers Program
United States. Department of Transportation. Research and Special Programs Administration. University Transportation Centers Program
United States. Department of Transportation. University Transportation Centers Program
University Transportation Centers Project (U.S.)
USDOT University Transportation Center
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