February 2017
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Laura Kelley joins UFTI External Advisory Board

We are happy to announce that Laura Kelley, e xecutive director  for  the  Central Florida Expressway Authority (CFX), has recently joined the UFTI's External Advisory Board.   To read more about Ms. Kelley, click here .


In-Pavement Systems Evaluated to Detect Availability of Parking for Commercial Trucks at Rest Areas

Dr. Scott Washburn served as the principal investigator for a recently completed Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) grant-funded project, which tested three different in-pavement systems (SensIT, Sensys and CivicSmart). These systems detect the presence of vehicles in commercial truck parking spaces at interstate rest stops.  Read more

UFTI Researchers Create a Decision Support System for Assigning Safety Service Patrols to a Roadway

Dr. Siva Srinivasan led a project funded by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) that worked on  creating a decision- support system that will assist managers  in deciding if a roadway "warrants" the addition of Safety Service Patrol (SSP). Read more
Student Spotlight:  Sinead Crotty, Ph.D. Student

Who would have ever thought that mussels have anything to do with transportation? For one doctoral student in environmental engineering, studying how these bivalves help to maintain healthy coastal wetlands and waterways could have implications for the boat and shipping industry.  Read more
UF Gatorloop Team Participates in the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition
Last month, the UF Ga torloop team concluded
their run in  the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod competition.  The  Hyperloop challenge was  created by Elon Mustk, founder of  SpaceX and Tesla, to revolutionize transportation. Read more

Transportation Graduate Students Spend an Evening with Industry at ESSIE-Hosted Event

The Engineering School of Sustainable
Infrastructure & Environment (ESSIE) recently hosted a networking opportunity in the Evans Champions Club inside the Ben Hill Griffin Stadium for all students in the civil and environmental engineering sector.  Read more
Technology Transfer

McTrans: HCS7 Update - Release 7.2

Following the initial release of the Highway Capacity Software (HCS7 ) , this first update adds and expands several features and capabilities.  Read about the updates  here .

UFTI Technology Transfer (T2) Center Looking to Hire a  Full-Time Education & Training Specialist

The UFTI's Technology Transfer Center is soliciting applications for a full-time education and training specialist to coordinate and deliver training courses and workforce development activities.  To view the position's specifications  click here.  

WTS Central Florida Chapter Scholarships Available, Apply Now!

The Women in Transportation Central Florida chapter invites all aspiring women studying transportation-related fields to apply to one of three scholarships: the Frankee Hellinger Leadership Undergraduate Scholarship, the Frankee Hellinger Undergraduate Scholarship, or the Frankee Hellinger Graduate Scholarship. The scholarships are worth $1,000, $1,500, and $2,500, respectively. For more information and to apply, read more .

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