Completed Research

CFIRE Tier 1 UTC Projects

The research initiatives (RIs) listed in this section are funded under the auspices of the CFIRE Tier 1 University Transportation Center.

RI-04 Mining Automatic Identification Systems (AIS) Data for Improved Vessel Trip Analysis Capabilities
RI-06 Realigning Multimodal Freight Networks in Response to International Capacity Expansion
RI-07 Enhancing Rail Connectivity to Underserved Rural Communities
RI-08 Beneficial Use of Dredging Materials from Harbors and Channels

CFIRE Generation 1 Projects

The projects listed below are funded under the auspices of the first generation of CFIRE.

Year 1

CFIRE 01-01 Truckers Guide to Wisconsin – Regulations and Requirements for Wisconsin Motor Carriers
CFIRE 01-02 Analysis of Permit Vehicle Loads in Wisconsin
CFIRE 01-03 Assessing Environmental Impacts Associated with Bases and Subgrades Stabilized with Coal Combustion Products (CCPs)
CFIRE 01-04 Low Cost Strategies to Increase Truck Parking in Wisconsin
CFIRE 01-05 Costs and Benefits of Increasing Load Size for Certain Circumstances of Freight in Wisconsin
CFIRE 01-06 COMPASS 2007 Data Analysis and Reporting
CFIRE 01-07 Asset Management for Environmental Mitigation Projects: Tool for Tracking Environmental Commitments
CFIRE 01-08 Effective Depth of Soil Compaction in Relation to Applied Contactive Energy
CFIRE 01-09 Operational Resilience of the I-90/94 Corridor
CFIRE 01-10 21st Century Workforce Development Summit

Year 2

CFIRE 02-01 Wisconsin Truck Size and Weight Study
CFIRE 02-02 Rapid Replacement/Construction of Bridges
CFIRE 02-03 Bridge Analysis and Evaluation of Effects Under Overload Conditions
CFIRE 02-04 Reconstruction of Railroads and Highways with In-Situ Reclamation Materials
CFIRE 02-05 3D Design Models for Construction Plans and GPS Control of Highway Construction Equipment
CFIRE 02-06 Understanding and Modeling Stakeholder Behavior
CFIRE 02-07 Understanding the Land Use – Freight Transportation Connection
CFIRE 02-09 Long Term Environmental Sustainability for Freight Transport
CFIRE 02-10 Short Term, Low Cost Strategies to Reduce Freight Emissions
CFIRE 02-11 Implementing DTMs for Construction Plans and Earthwork Quantities
CFIRE 02-12 Implementation of GPS Controlled Highway Construction Equipment – Phase II
CFIRE 02-13 Implementation of GPS Controlled Highway Construction Equipment – Phase III
CFIRE 02-14 Great Lakes Timber Professionals
CFIRE 02-15 Innovative Bridge Research and Construction
CFIRE 02-16 Rapid Repair and Replacement Techniques for Transportation Infrastructures Damaged from Natural and Man-made Disasters
CFIRE 02-17 Deck Truss Monitoring
CFIRE 02-18 Analytical Model Development and Analysis of the McCleary Bridge
CFIRE 02-19 Structure B-37-364 – McCleary Bridge
CFIRE 02-20 Developing a Rational System for Rating Wisconsin Bridges for Truck Loads
CFIRE 02-21 Policy Issues in Cruise Line Operations on the Great Lakes
CFIRE 02-22 Optimization of Log Truck Operations and Regional Log Superyards
CFIRE 02-23 Establishing Intermodal Service on the Prince Rupert Gateways
CFIRE 02-24 Evaluation of Air Emission Modal Models
CFIRE 02-28 Making Truck-Rail Intermodal Competitive
CFIRE 02-29 Freight Planning Support System for NE Illinois
CFIRE 02-30 The Cost of Shipping Commodities
CFIRE 02-31 Freight Origin-Destination Patterns
CFIRE 02-32 The Transshipment Problem
CFIRE 02-33 Midwest FreightView

Year 3

CFIRE 03-01 Consumer Adoption and Grid Impact Models for Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles in Wisconsin
CFIRE 03-02 Managing Challenges of Import Safety in a Global Market
CFIRE 03-03 Compass 2008 Data Analysis and Reporting
CFIRE 03-04 Recycled Unbound Materials
CFIRE 03-05 Evaluation of Wisconsin Bridges for Truck Loads
CFIRE 03-06 Low Carbon Logistics through Supply Chain Design and Coordination
CFIRE 03-07 Developing a Local Roads Website Compendium of Best Practices
CFIRE 03-08 Freight Model Improvement Project for ECWRPC
CFIRE 03-09 North/West Passage Corridor-Wide Commercial Vehicle Permitting
CFIRE 03-10 An Innovative Focus on Highway Bridge Approach Slabs
CFIRE 03-11 Applying Lean Techniques in Delivery of Transportation Infrastructure Projects
CFIRE 03-12 A Novel Abutment Construction Technique for Rapid Bridge Construction: Controlled Low Strength Materials (CLSM) with Full-Height Concrete Panels
CFIRE 03-13 Nanoporous Thin-film Additives to Improve Precast Concrete Construction of Transportation Facilities
CFIRE 03-14 Broad Economic Benefits of Freight Transportation Infrastructure Improvement
CFIRE 03-15 Assessing the value of delay to rank order congestion cost in freight movement performance evaluation
CFIRE 03-16 [PROJECT CLOSED] Enhancing Behavioral Realism of Urban Freight Demand Forecasting Models
CFIRE 03-17 Aligning Oversize and Overweight Truck (OSOW) Permit Fees and Policies with Agency Costs
CFIRE 03-18 Understanding the Economic, Environmental and Energy Consequences of the Panama Canal Expansion on Midwest Grain and Agricultural Exports
CFIRE 03-19 Environmental and Energy Benefits of Freight Delivery Consolidation in Urban Areas
CFIRE 03-20 WisDOT Major Highway Cost Estimating Workgroup
CFIRE 03-21 GPS Machine Guidance 2009 Training
CFIRE 03-22 WisDOT Geotechnical Manual Development
CFIRE 03-23 Freight Corridor Performance in the Mississippi Valley Region
CFIRE 03-24 AASHTO Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide Parametric Study

Year 4

CFIRE 04-01 Compass 2009 Data Analysis and Reporting
CFIRE 04-02 Great Lakes Maritime Education for K-12 Teachers
CFIRE 04-03 Best Practices Guidance for Workforce Transition and Succession Planning
CFIRE 04-04 Southeast Wisconsin Freight Access and Mobility Study
CFIRE 04-05 Addressing Elderly Mobility Issues in Wisconsin
CFIRE 04-06 Impact of Overweight Vehicles (with Heavy Axle Loads) on Bridge Deck Deterioration
CFIRE 04-07 A Novel Approach to Mitigating Ballast Fouling and Enhancing Rail Freight Capacity
CFIRE 04-08 Feasibility Study for a Freeway Corridor Infrastructure Health Monitoring Instrumentation Testbed
CFIRE 04-09 Superhydrophobic Engineered Cementitious Composites for Highway Bridge Applications: Phase I
CFIRE 04-10 Improving Log Transportation with Data Based Monitoring and Analysis in Northern Wisconsin and Upper Peninsula of Michigan
CFIRE 04-11 Air Cargo in the Mississippi Valley Freight Coalition Region
CFIRE 04-12 Freight Routing for Efficient, Sustainable and Reliable Travel
CFIRE 04-13 A GPS-Based Survey of Freight Movements in the Midwest Region
CFIRE 04-14 Measuring Shippers’ Value of Delay on the Freight System
CFIRE 04-15 Developing Safety Risk Index for Truck Preferred Arterial Corridors
CFIRE 04-16 Development of an Areawide Estimate of Truck Freight Value in the Urban Mobility Report
CFIRE 04-17 Heavy vehicle performance during recovery from forced-flow urban freeway conditions due to incidents, work zones and recurring congestion
CFIRE 04-18 Development of Next Generation Intersection Control
CFIRE 04-19 Evaluation of the effect of gate strategies in drayage related emissions
CFIRE 04-20 Freight From Space: Evaluating Freight Activity and Emissions Trends from Satellite Data
CFIRE 04-21 Cone Penetrometer Comparison Testing
CFIRE 04-22 Does Natural Gas Make Sense for Freight? Environmental and Resource Implications of the “Pickens Plan”
CFIRE 04-23 Maximizing Freight in Local Food Movements
CFIRE 04-24 System-Wide Large Truck Safety Analysis in Wisconsin
CFIRE 04-25 Farm-based Bioenergy Infrastructure for Wisconsin: Too Big, Too Little, or Just Right?
CFIRE 04-26 HMA Longitudinal Joint Deterioration Investigation
CFIRE 04-27 Impact of Heavy Vehicles on Early Pavement Distress of Asphalt Overlays
CFIRE 04-28 Policy Sensitivity for Commodity Flows
CFIRE 04-29 Truck Weight-in-Motion Statistical Analysis
CFIRE 04-30 Microsimulation of Commodity Flows

Year 5

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 05-12 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 05-15 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
CFIRE 05-22 Further Investigation on Urban Cooperative Delivery Strategies at the Firm Level
CFIRE 05-23 Guide for Effective Tribal Crash Reporting

Year 6

CFIRE 06-01 Compass 2011 Data Analysis and Reporting
CFIRE 06-02 Northwest Passage Permitting — Phase 3
CFIRE 06-03 Superhydrophobic Engineered Cementitious Composites for Highway Bridge Applications: Technology Transfer and Implementation
CFIRE 06-04 Building Better Understanding of Sustainability and Freight Transport
CFIRE 06-05 Water Absorption Tests for Measuring Permeability of Field Concrete
CFIRE 06-06 A Customizable Web-Based Emissions Calculator for Midwest Freight Carriers and Regional Planners

Year 7

CFIRE 07-01 Remediating Fouled Ballast and Enhancing Rail Freight Capacity
CFIRE 07-02 Getting the Goods without the Bads: Freight Transportation Demand Management Strategies to Reduce Urban Impacts
CFIRE 07-03 Anti-Icing and De-Icing Superhydrophobic Concrete to Improve the Safety on Critical Elements of Roadway Pavements and Bridges
CFIRE 07-04 Assessing Sustainable Freight Policies Using Microsimulation Approach
CFIRE 07-05 A Product Specific Cold Chain Analysis for Regional Freight Integration into the Circle City and Beyond
CFIRE 07-06 Beneficial Use of Dredged Materials in Great Lakes Commercial Ports for Transportation Projects
CFIRE 07-07 Network Travel Time Estimation for Freight Planning Using Entry-Exit Data
CFIRE 07-08 Characterizing Rider Safety in Terms of Asphalt Pavement Surface Texture
CFIRE 07-10 Transport of Fracking Sand – Impact of Increasing Freight Loads on Rail Infrastructure

CFIRE Generation II Projects

The projects listed below are funded under the auspices of the second generation of CFIRE.

Year 8

CFIRE 08-01 Laboratory Study of High Performance Curing Compounds for Concrete Pavement – Phase II
CFIRE 08-02 Compass 2012 Data Analysis and Reporting
CFIRE 08-03 Wisconsin Study on the Impact of OSOW Vehicles on Complex Bridges
CFIRE 08-05 Use of Comparative Efficiency Analysis to Optimize Transportation Infrastructure Maintenance Strategy

Year 9

CFIRE 09-01 Compass 2013 Data Analysis and Reporting
CFIRE 09-02 Wisconsin Commercial Ports Development Initiative
CFIRE 09-03 Compilation of Existing State Truck Size and Weight Limit Laws
CFIRE 09-04 A Guidebook for Freight Transportation Planning Using Truck GPS Data
CFIRE 09-05 Effect of Primary and Secondary Crashes: Identification, Visualization, and Prediction
CFIRE 09-06 A Guidebook for Best Practices on Integrated Land Use and Travel Demand Modeling
CFIRE 09-08 Effects of Heavy Vehicles on Dynamic Traffic Features
CFIRE 09-10 Evaluating the Use of Operational Management Techniques for Capacity Improvements on Shared-use Rail Corridors
CFIRE 09-11 Collaborating Toward the IT Highway: Linking Public and Private Investments in Intelligent Transportation Systems to Freight Flows and Supply Chain Performance
CFIRE 09-12 Integrated strategy for beneficial use of dredged materials in Great Lakes commercial ports
CFIRE 09-13 The Potential for Mode Conversion to Rail Service in Wisconsin
CFIRE 09-14 Field Validation of Polyurethane Technology in Remediating Rail Substructure and Enhancing Rail Freight Capacity
CFIRE 09-15 The Impact of Fracking on Freight Distribution Patterns
CFIRE 09-16 Reshoring and its impact on Transportation Infrastructure & US Economy
CFIRE 09-18 Addressing MAP-21 Freight Objectives using GPS Data
CFIRE 09-19 Freight Economic Vulnerabilities Due to Flooding Events
CFIRE 09-20 Estimating the Future Agriculture Freight Transportation Network Needs due to Climate Change using Remote Sensing and Regional Climate Models
CFIRE 09-21 University Transportation Center Stimulation Project: Investigating UW Partnerships is Sustainable Transportation
CFIRE 09-22 Implementation and Field Evaluation of Pretensioned Concrete Girder End Crack Control Methods

Year 10

CFIRE 10-02 Leveraging our Comparative Advantage, Phase II: Identification and Development of Wisconsin Port Market Scenarios

MAFC Completed Projects

MVFC 01 Regional Freight Transportation Workshop and Meetings
MVFC 02 Logistics for the Public Sector Training Course
MVFC 03 Model Freight Planning Approaches
MVFC 04 Mississippi Valley Freight Coalition Expanded Truck Parking
MVFC 05 Assessment of Multimodal Freight Bottlenecks and Alleviation Strategies for Upper Midwest Region
MVFC 06 Mississippi Valley Freight Information Clearinghouse
MVFC 07 2008 Workshop on Responding to National Transportation Initiatives
MVFC 08 MVFC Outreach Materials
MVFC 09 Develop Regional Recommendations for Reauthorization
MVFC 10 Transportation Profiles for MVFC Commodities
MVFC 11 Performance Measures for Evaluating Multi-state Projects
MVFC 13 MAFC Regional Freight Study
MAFC 15 From the Ground Up – Aligning State Freight Plans to Enhance State Collaboration and Establish Regional and National Harmonization of Freight Priorities
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