Thirteen Presentations at TRB Related to MATS UTC

The following nine papers were all accepted for the 2016 Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting to be held January 10-14, 2016 in Washington, D.C. This meeting includes over 11,000 participants and over 500 technical sessions.   These papers were submitted for consideration by August 1, 2015 when the Center was a year old. We are excited about this success related to our one-year old University Transportation Center.

  • Green, A., H. Park, D. Recht, B. Smith, “Investigating Cost Savings Expected from Connected Vehicle-Enabled Applications:  Virtual Dynamic Message Sign System Case Study” A. Green worked on this paper as a MATS UTC Undergraduate Summer Researcher.
  • Babiceanu, S., D. Gonzales, E. Parkany, B. Hungate, “Assessing the Wider Economic Benefits of Intelligent Transportation System Deployments: A Virginia Case Study” D. Gonzales and B. Hungate worked on this paper as MATS UTC Undergraduate Summer Researchers.
  • Parkany, E, “Webinars, Advisory Boards, T2 Implementation Plans and other Examples of University Technical Transfer Best Practices” MATS UTC Managing Director E. Parkany wrote this based on experiences with the regional UTC.
  • Project: Structural Enhancements to Adapt to Impacts of Climate Change
    Khakimova, E., Sherif, M., Tanks, J. D., Ozbulut, O. E., Harris, D. K., Ozyildirim, H. C. “Feasibility of using shape memory alloys as fiber reinforcement in concrete.”
  • Project:  Enhancing Traffic Control Systems to Reduce Emissions and Fuel Consumption
    Chou, J. and A. Nichols, “Characterizing Emergency Vehicle Preemption Operation Using High-Resolution Traffic Signal Event Data”
    Hong, S., J. Hu, B. Park, “Development and Evaluation of Environmentally Sustainable Traffic Signal Warrant for Planning Application”
    Laguna A., Rakha H., and Du J. (2016), “Optimizing Isolated Traffic Signal Timing Considering Energy and Environmental Impacts,” Accepted for presentation at the 95th Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Washington DC, January 10-14. [Paper # 16-1092]
  •  Project: Multimodal Freight Distribution to Support Increased Port Operations
    Makahon, I, Cetin, M, Ng, M.W., Nguyen, D.T., “Unloading and Premarshalling Algorithms with Java Computer Animation for Terminal Yard Operations”
  •  Project: Virginia Sustainable Travel Choices: Effects of Land Use and Location on Current and Future Travel Options
    Mondschein, A. and E. Parkany, “Hitting the Sweet Spot: Variability in Commute Lengths and Vehicle Emissions across a Diverse State”
  • Project: Alternative Fuels Usage in Maritime Transportation Systems
    E. Carr, J. Corbett, “Assessment of Potential Emissions from LNG as a Marine Fuel in the Inland Rivers”
  • Project: Network-wide Impacts of Eco-routes and Route Choice Behavior/Evaluation of AERIS Applications
    Elhenawy M. and Rakha H. (2016), “Expected Travel Time and Reliability Prediction using Mixture Linear Regression,” Accepted for presentation at the 95th Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Washington DC, January 10-14. [Paper # 16-2813]
    Elhenawy M. and Rakha H. (2016), “Traffic Stream Speed Short-term Prediction using Machine Learning Techniques: I-66 Case Study,” Accepted for presentation at the 95th Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Washington DC, January 10-14. [Paper # 16-3805]
    Venkat Ala M., Yang H., and Rakha H. (2016), “Sensitivity Analysis of Eco-Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control at Signalized Intersections,” Accepted for presentation at the 95th Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Washington DC, January 10-14. [Paper # 16-2891]