For Researchers

The project pages for each of the projects for CFIRE’s fifth grant year are now available.

CFIRE 05-01 Longer Combination Vehicles: Do They Improve Freight Flows and Operational Efficiency and Reduce Highway Congestion?
CFIRE 05-02 North/West Passage Corridor-Wide Commercial Vehicle Permitting – Phase 2
CFIRE 05-03 Cost Effective Maintenance Strategies of Managing Pavements in Poor Condition
CFIRE 05-04 Compass 2010 Data Analysis and Reporting
CFIRE 05-05 Great Lakes Maritime Education for K-12 Teachers (2011)
CFIRE 05-06 Guide for Selecting Level-of-Service Targets for Maintaining and Operating Highway Assets
CFIRE 05-07 Characterization of Aggregates for Sustainable Freight Transportation Infrastructure
CFIRE 05-08 Evaluating the Methodology and Performance of Jetting and Flooding Granular Backfill Materials
CFIRE 05-09 Lateral Deflection Contribution to Settlement Estimates
CFIRE 05-10 Superhydrophobic Engineered Cementitious Composites for Highway Bridge Applications: Phase II
CFIRE 05-11 Warning System for Safety and Maintenance of Freight Railways
CFIRE 05-12 Protecting Prestressing Strand in Transportation Structures and Improving Strand-Concrete Bonding
CFIRE 05-13 Evaluating Export Container Pooling Options in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula
CFIRE 05-14 Preserving Vital Great Lakes Infrastructure: Assessment of Asset Management Activities in Great Lakes Ports
CFIRE 05-15 New Framework and Decision Support Tool to Warrant Detour Operations during Freeway Corridor Incident Management
CFIRE 05-16 Incorporating Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fuel Consumption Measures into the Texas Transportation Institute’s Urban Mobility Report
CFIRE 05-17 Maximizing Freight Movements in Local Food Markets – Phase Two
CFIRE 05-18 Toolbox for Strategic Truck Forecasting
CFIRE 05-19 Characterization of Resilient Modulus of Base Aggregate for Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide (MEPDG)
CFIRE 05-20 Evaluation of Pavement Design using MEPDG
CFIRE 05-21 Synthesis of Evidence of Truck Diversion through Work Zones

National Energy and Transportation Infrastructure: Long-Term Planning for Cost, Sustainability, and Resiliency

Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Location: 1721 Engineering Hall, 1415 Engineering Drive
Speaker: Jim McCalley, Professor Iowa State University
Sponsored By: Power Systems Engineering Research Center
Contact: Dennis J. Ray

This webinar will describe results of efforts to perform long-term energy and transportation system infrastructure planning at a national level, in terms of a new software application and results of using that software on data characterizing US energy and transportation.

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Managing Conflicts Between Distinct Vehicle Classes on Road Networks

May 25, 2011

You are invited to attend a presentation on vehicle conflict management on Thursday, May 26 from 12-1pm. Dr. Michael Cassidy, University of California- Berkeley Room 1610 Engineering Hall University of Wisconsin-Madison Abstract The seminar examines the disruptive vehicular interactions that arise when distinct vehicle classes, such as cars and buses, share the same roadway; and […]

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Spring 2011 Quarterly Reports

May 4, 2011

We’ve recently published the March 2011 quarterly reports for the following CFIRE research projects: CFIRE 01-08: Effective Depth of Soil Compaction in Relation to Applied Contactive Energy CFIRE 02-02: Rapid Replacement/Construction of Bridges CFIRE 02-06: Understanding and Modeling Stakeholder Behavior CFIRE 02-07: Understanding the Land Use – Freight Transportation Connection CFIRE 02-09: Long Term Environmental […]

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CFIRE Grant Year 5 Requests for Proposals

February 15, 2011

CFIRE is pleased to announce that its Grant Year 5 RFPs are now available. Proposals for Grant Year 5 projects are due on Friday, March 25 at 5:00pm Central. CFIRE is soliciting the freight research community for proposals that reflect the theme of our Center: Sustainable Freight Transportation Infrastructure and Systems. The RFPs are organized […]

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2011 Mid-Continent Transportation Research Symposium: Call for Abstracts

February 14, 2011

You are invited to submit one or more brief abstracts of proposed session or poster presentation topics for 2011 Mid-Continent Transportation Research Symposium. For more information, and to submit your proposal, see the Call for Abstracts. Abstracts are due on February 28, 2011. The 2011 Mid-Continent Transportation Research Symposium will be held on August 18-19, […]

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