Roadway Safety Showcase: Safety Innovations for Today and Tomorrow
May 21, 2015
Saint Paul RiverCentre
St. Paul, MN
About the Event
This showcase convened transportation safety researchers and practitioners to share research results that address the most pressing roadway safety challenges. Researchers from the Roadway Safety Institute shared their latest findings on tribal nation road safety, rail-grade crossings, technology and roadway innovations, safety policy, and human factors. Attendees also heard from featured guest Greg Winfree, USDOT Assistant Secretary for Transportation, who shared the USDOT perspective on transportation safety and research.
The showcase was held as part of the 2015 Transportation Research Conference, sponsored by the Center for Transportation Studies (CTS) at the University of Minnesota. The conference acts as a forum for researchers and practitioners from Minnesota and the Upper Midwest to share their research findings in a variety of transportation-related areas.
- Download the event agenda (1.39 MB PDF)
Improving Road Safety in Tribal Nations
Understanding Transportation Safety Risks on Tribal Lands: A Collaborative Research Project with American Indian Communities
- Kathy Quick and Guillermo Narvaez, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota (548 KB PDF)
Using GIS to Improve Tribal Traffic Safety
- Tom Horan, Claremont Graduate University (684 KB PDF)
Technology and Roadway Innovations
Development and Demonstration of Merge Assist System using Connected Vehicle Technology
Implementation of a V2I Highway Safety System and Connected Vehicle Testbed
- John Hourdos, Minnesota Traffic Observatory and the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering, University of Minnesota (1.34 MB PDF)
A Positioning and Mapping Methodology Using Bluetooth and Smartphone Technologies to Support Situation Awareness and Wayfinding for the Visually Impaired
- Chen-Fu Liao, Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering, University of Minnesota (844 KB PDF)
Novel Collision Avoidance System for Bicycles
Directional Rumble Strips for Reducing Wrong-Way Driving Freeway Entries
Developing and Validating a Model of Left Turn Crashes to Support Safer Design and Operations
- Gary Davis, Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering, University of Minnesota (415 KB PDF)
Safety Policy and Human FactorsIdentifying and Reconciling Stakeholder Perspectives in Deploying Automated Speed Enforcement
- Andrew Owen, Accessibility Observatory and Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering, University of Minnesota (1.36 MB PDF)
Improving Railroad Grade Crossing Safety at the Regional LevelAccident Prediction Models using Macro and Micro Scale Analysis
- Ray Benekohol, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1.27 MB PDF)
- Yanfeng Ouyang, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1018 KB PDF)
For more information or with questions about the showcase, please contact Hannah Grune at 612-626-4965 or email@example.com.
The Roadway Safety Showcase is sponsored by the Roadway Safety Institute.