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.
||A Multi-Modal Freight Safety, Security, and Environmental Routing Tool
||Making Freight-Centric Communities More Livable: Measuring the Impact of Advanced Technologies
||Non-Destructive Technologies for Monitoring and Condition Assessment to Support Safety, Maintenance Programming, and Cost Allocation
||Estimating the Effects of Extreme Weather on Transportation Infrastructure
CFIRE Generation I Projects
The projects listed below are funded under the auspices of the first generation of CFIRE.
All Year 1 projects are complete.
||Traffic Management of Heavy Vehicles in Work Zones
||Using Supply Chain Operations Reference (SCOR) in Supply Chain Education
||Using a Rail Simulator in Teaching Land Transportation
||Writing a Land Transportation Textbook
||Enhancing Behavioral Realism of Urban Freight Demand Forecasting Models
All Year 4 projects are complete.
||Warning System for Safety and Maintenance of Freight Railways
||Preserving Vital Great Lakes Infrastructure: Assessment of Asset Management Activities in Great Lakes Ports
||The Use of Nanoporous Oxide Coatings on Steel Strand for Decreased Corrosion and Improved Adhesion
||Advancing Asphalt Mixture Design through Application of Planar Imaging Techniques and Asphalt Lubricity Testing to Improve Understanding of Effects of WMA on Mixture Workability
CFIRE Generation II Projects
The projects listed below are funded under the auspices of the second generation of CFIRE.
||Region V Transportation Workforce Assessment and Summit
||Comparison of Fresh Concrete Air Content Methods & Analysis of Hardened Air Content in Wisconsin Pavements
||Understanding Time-of-Day Variation in Truck Transport and General Traffic Emissions: Guidance for Strategic Urban Air Quality Investments
||Enabling On-line Logistics Services Auction Platform (OLSAP): Optimal Eco-Routing Strategies
||Field Validation of Polyurethane Technology in Remediating Rail Substructure and Enhancing Rail Freight Capacity
||The Impact of Fracking on Freight Distribution Patterns
||Reshoring and its impact on Transportation Infrastructure & US Economy
||Nationwide Best Practices to implement Freight Transportation Careers
||Freight Economic Vulnerabilities Due to Flooding Events
||Estimating the Future Agriculture Freight Transportation Network Needs due to Climate Change using Remote Sensing and Regional Climate Models
||Implementation and Field Evaluation of Pretensioned Concrete Girder End Crack Control Methods
Mid-America Freight Coalition
||Critical Sections and Resiliency of Freight Corridors in the Mississippi Valley Region