March 2012

On March 12, Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood named University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Teresa Adams to the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Program Advisory Committee (ITSPAC).

“We have seen tremendous progress in the area of traveler information,” says Adams. “ITS technology applications can enhance the efficiency of freight transportation and improve safety and security too.”

The ITSPAC advises the Secretary of Transportation on matters relating to the study, development, and implementation of Intelligent Transportation Systems in the United States. Members of this select committee make recommendations on ITS strategic planning and review proposed areas of ITS research funding to determine whether research activities are likely to advance the state of the art and be deployed by users. The committee also makes recommendations regarding the appropriate governmental and private sector roles in funding ITS-related research initiatives.

The World Road Association recently named University of Wisconsin-Madison professor Teresa M. Adams to its Freight Transport Committee.

This committee will examine issues of urban and interurban freight management and investigate the use of different freight modes on their own and in combination. Adams will collaborate with researchers globally to identify and disseminate best practices in road and intermodal freight transportation.

“International cooperation is necessary to cope with the current challenges of global freight transportation,” says Adams.

Adams is a professor of civil and environmental engineering and director of the National Center for Freight and Infrastructure Research and Education at UW-Madison. Her work focuses on multimodal freight and infrastructure asset management, cost-benefit analysis of transportation projects, and resiliency.

Bickford named AGU Congressional Science Fellow

March 12, 2012

Erica Bickford has been named the 2012-2013 American Geophysical Union Congressional Science Fellow. As part of this fellowship, Bickford will serve Congress and assist with science policy issues, write periodic columns for EOS, the AGU weekly newspaper, and serve as the face of the American Geophysical Union. Bickford holds a MS in Atmospheric and Oceanic […]

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Zietlow joins CFIRE as Geoeconomist

March 6, 2012

Ben Zietlow recently joined CFIRE as a geoeconomist. He will focus on both CFIRE and MAFC research activities. Before joining CFIRE, Zietlow worked as a surveyor for La Crosse Engineering and Surveying Co., Inc., as a GIS intern at Gunderson Lutheran Health System, and a traders’ assistant at Robert W. Baird & Co. He holds […]

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