November 2012

State Smart Transportation Initiative (SSTI)
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, Wisconsin

SSTI is seeking a graduate student in Urban & Regional Planning, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Public Affairs or a related discipline to support a one-year research project focused on identifying and ranking transportation demand management (TDM) strategies that can be used to reduce the negative economic, social, and environmental impacts of freight transportation on society.

This position begins on January 1, 2013. Applications to due by December 7, 2012.

For more information and to apply, download the position description.

CFIRE Year 7 Projects

by Steve Wagner on November 26, 2012

Projects funded under the auspices of year 7 of CFIRE 1 have been selected and work is now underway.

CFIRE 07-01 Remediating Fouled Ballast and Enhancing Rail Freight Capacity

This project aims to assess the feasibility of strategically placed polyurethane-stabilized layers within the fouled ballast structure to remediate fouling impact, thus reducing maintenance life cycle costs and increasing load capacity.

CFIRE 07-02 Getting the Goods without the Bads: Freight Transportation Demand Management Strategies to Reduce Urban Impacts

This study will evaluate and freight transportation demand strategies to reduce the economic, social, and environmental costs associated with goods movement in urban areas, which may involve pricing, routing, land use, and other strategies.

CFIRE 07-03 Anti-Icing and De-Icing Superhydrophobic Concrete to Improve the Safety on Critical Elements of Roadway Pavements and Bridges

This project aims to introduce and develop an effective anti-icing and de-icing superhydrophobic concrete and to assess the general feasibility of such a system through laboratory testing.

CFIRE 07-04 Assessing Sustainable Freight Policies Using Microsimulation Approach

This study aims to assess how freight policies could support achieving the sustainability objectives of transportation community. It tests different policy measures and discusses the potential changes in the impacts of freight transportation under each policy.

CFIRE 07-05 A Product-Specific Cold Chain Analysis for Regional Freight Integration into the Circle City and Beyond
This project aims to determine an existing cold chain context in the Driftless region, comprehend the existing logistical capacity in the regional food system, and perform a geospatial and market analysis of the local and regional food system to determine possible matching between producers, packers, and shippers, as well as prime locational possibilities for intramodal and intermodal packing and shipping facilities.
CFIRE 07-06 Beneficial Use of Dredged Materials in Great Lakes Commercial Ports for Transportation Projects

This project aims to produce a set of guidelines for use of dredged materials in transportation-related projects, including geotechnical requirements and the locations within the Great Lakes from which dredged materials with these requirements may be sourced.

CFIRE 07-07 Network Travel Time Estimation for Freight Planning Using Entry-Exit Data

This study aims to develop a mechanism and analytical methodologies to estimate the network travel time for trucks, particularly in a congested area.

CFIRE 07-08 Characterizing Rider Safety in Terms of Asphalt Pavement Surface Texture

This project aims to characterize a significant number of conventional and non-conventional asphalt pavement mixtures to correlate surface texture with friction.

CFIRE 07-09 Advancing Asphalt Mixture Design through Application of Planar Imaging Techniques and Asphalt Lubricity Testing to Improve Understanding of Effects of WMA on Mixture Workability

This project aims to create a mix design guideline based on the concept of using asphalt binder thin film behavior to achieve a target aggregate structure that ensures a certain level of performance.

Safe Routes to School Education Coordinator

November 21, 2012

Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota The Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota is seeking a highly innovative, detail oriented, independent, accountable and outcome-driven education professional to coordinate its Safe Routes To School (SRTS) curriculum development and technical assistance projects. The SRTS Education Coordinator will work closely with communities, school districts, partners and volunteers throughout Minnesota […]

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2013 Wisconsin Transportation Reception at TRB

November 15, 2012
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