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. 


Improving Road Safety in Tribal Nations

Understanding Transportation Safety Risks on Tribal Lands: A Collaborative Research Project with American Indian Communities

Using GIS to Improve Tribal Traffic Safety

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

A Positioning and Mapping Methodology Using Bluetooth and Smartphone Technologies to Support Situation Awareness and Wayfinding for the Visually Impaired

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

Safety Policy and Human Factors

Identifying and Reconciling Stakeholder Perspectives in Deploying Automated Speed Enforcement

Alcohol-Related Hot Spot Analysis and Prediction

Safety in Numbers? Accessibility, Traffic, and Safety of Non-Motorized Travelers

Assessing Factors Affecting Policy Leadership in Adopting Road Safety Countermeasures

Performance Measures for Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety: Methodologies for Monitoring Traffic Volumes and Assessing Exposure to Risk

Older Driver Support System (ODSS) Usability and Design Investigation

Improving Railroad Grade Crossing Safety at the Regional Level

Accident Prediction Models using Macro and Micro Scale Analysis

Reliable Planning and Coordination of Emergency Responses to Railroad Incidents

More Information

For more information or with questions about the showcase, please contact Hannah Grune at 612-626-4965 or


The Roadway Safety Showcase is sponsored by the Roadway Safety Institute.