PacTrans News

  • October 24, 2014

    PacTrans 2013-2014 Annual Report

    The PacTrans 2013-2014 Annual Report is now online. Thank you to everyone who made this past year a successful one.

  • October 24, 2014

    PacTrans Newsletter – Issue #8, 2014 now available

    Read the October 2014 PacTrans Newsletter here!

  • October 14, 2014

    2014 PacTrans Regional Transportation Conference – final agenda

    Tomorrow is the last day to register for the 2014 PacTrans Regional Transportation Conference: The IOUs of Safety – Infrastructure, Operations, and Users. We hope to see you there!

    Friday, October 17, 2014
    University of Washington
    Cascade Room, Haggett Hall

    Click agenda below to view larger image.

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  • October 9, 2014

    PacTrans Sponsors 2014 Dr. J. Don Brock TransOvation™ Workshop

    PacTrans is proud to sponsor the 2014 Dr. J. Don Brock TransOvation™ Workshop. TransOvation is a unique opportunity to learn from, and collaborate with, other industry leaders in this exciting new world of rapidly changing technologies and transportation developments.  Workshop participants will learn first-hand how Microsoft, one of the most innovative companies in the world, is looking to make an impact on infrastructure. Participants will be part of discussions that focus on bringing the worlds of “Big Data” together with transportation construction.

    TransOvation 2014

     

    Learn more and register here.

     

     

  • October 3, 2014

    2014 Pactrans Regional Transportation Conference Updated Agenda

    There is still time to register for the 2014 Pactrans Regional Transportation Conference: The IOUs of Safety – Infrastructure, Operations and Users, coming up on Friday, October 17 at the University of Washington, Haggett Hall. The conference will feature opportunities for networking, discussing research and applications, meeting top student researchers, and discovering potential collaborations.

    KEYNOTE ADDRESS

    The SHRP2 Naturalistic Driving Study: Summary and Future Opportunities for Researchers

    The SHRP 2 Naturalistic Driving Study (NDS), is the largest naturalistic driving study ever conducted, and includes over 3,100 drivers, 3,900 years of driving data, and 2.5 million trips.

    John Campbell  will summarize the objectives and methods associated with the SHRP 2 study, and describe how researchers and practitioners can access and use the data from this landmark study to improve future roadway design and traffic safety.

    John Campbell is a Research Leader with Battelle’s Center for Human Performance and Safety, located in Seattle, Washington. There, he leads a team of behavioral scientists and engineers that provide a human-centered approach to the development and evaluation of transportation programs, products, and systems.

    Since 1985, Dr. Campbell has conducted numerous research studies involving driver behavior, vehicle safety, and driver assistance systems, using on-the-road vehicles, driving simulators, and test tracks.  He helped design the SHRP 2 Naturalistic Driving Study (NDS), and also served as the site manager for the Seattle data collection site, which contributed over 700 drivers and over 850 years of driving data to the overall study.

    AGENDA

    8:30 AM

    Welcome
    Yinhai Wang, PacTrans Director and Transportation Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Washington

    8:45 AM

    Welcome
    John Milton, Director of Enterprise Risk and Safety Management at  Washington State Department of Transportation

    9:00 AM

    Keynote Address: Naturalistic Driving Study
    John Campbell, Research Leader with Battelle’s Center for Human Performance and Safety, Seattle WA

    10:00 AM

    Brief introductions by PIs for poster session
    David Hurwitz, Assistant Professor, Civil and Construction Engineering, Oregon State University

    10:30 AM

    Break

    11:00AM

    Research Session: Preparing for a Driverless World
    Edward Mantey, Senior Vice President Vehicle Planning, Corporate Strategy, Technical Administration, Toyota Technical Center

    User Safety:  From the Perspective of the Cyclist/Pedestrian
    Dongho Chang, City Traffic Engineer, City of Seattle

    User Safety: From the Perspective of the Driver
    Ted Trepanier, Executive Director, Inrix

    Infrastructure Safety:  From the Perspective of Autonomy
    Guoyan Wu, Research Engineer, University of California,  Riverside

    Operations Safety:  From the Perspective of State Research Needs
    Michael Bufalino, Research Manager, Oregon State Department of Transportation

    12:00 PM

    Lunch and Poster Session
    David Hurwitz, Assistant Professor, Civil and Construction Engineering, Oregon State University

    1:00 PM

    Workforce Development, Panel Discussion
    Bruce Haldors, CEO, Transpogroup

    DOTs
    Carolyn Morehouse, Chief or Research Development and Technology Transfer Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities

    Professional Organizations
    Jim O’Brien, American Society of Civil Engineers

    Industry
    Wayne Kittelson, Principal at Kittelson & Associates, Inc.

    CUTC/Universities
    Teresa Adams, Professor of Transportation Engineering and City Planning in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, Director and Principal Investigator, National Center for Freight and Infrastructure Research and Education

    2:00 PM

    Tech Transfer, Presentations
    Doug Brodin, Research Manager, Washington State Department of Transportation

    DOT
    Santiago Navarro, Technology Transfer Program Manager at Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology, Department of Transportation

    Education Project
    Kevin Chang, Assistant Professor,  Department of Engineering, University of Idaho

    Idaho Snowmobile
    Dan Cordon, Clinical Faculty, Mechanical Engineering, University of Idaho

    2:45 PM

    Break

    3:00 PM

    Breakout Groups – Strategic Directions
    Anne Goodchild, moderator, Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering University of Washington
    Infrastructure
    Operations
    Users

    4:30 PM

    Report Back/Closing Remarks
    Yinhai Wang, PacTrans Director and Transportation Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Washington

    5:00 PM

    Social Hour and Networking

    6:30 PM

    End of Conference

     

    Register for the conference today.

    Registration for the Student Conference can be found here.

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