June 2017

Meet Pruthvi 
Manjunatha, Ph.D. Student
UFTI Ph.D. student, Pruthvi Manjunatha, takes you behind the scenes of the UFTI driving simulator and explains how it works. Click the image to view the video!

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UFTIAffiliatetestsUFTI Affiliate Evaluates Asphalt Pavement Interface Conditions for Enhanced Bond Performance

Dr. Reynaldo Roque, a professor from the University of Florida Department of Civil & Coastal Engineering, along with his research team, conducted a study to understand interface debonding and near-surface longitudinal cracking in the wheel path of asphalt pavements. Asphalt pavement is composed of layers that are held together by a tack coat, which in Florida is typically an asphalt emulsion. [Read more]
DSRCtestingUsing DSRC to Enhance Signal Control: Testing at FDOT's TERL Facility 

On May 24-25, 2017, the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) funded project team AVIAN to test new algorithms that were developed to optimize connected and highly automated vehicle trajectories when approaching a signal. The team traveled to a testing facility in Tallahassee, Fla. [Read more]
UFSURFUFTI Hosts Two Interns from the UF SURF Program

This year, the University of Florida launched Summer Undergraduate Research at Florida (SURF), which is a 10-week program that provides students, excelling in their studies at their home institutions, with the opportunity to work with premier faculty at UF on active research projects. Out of the 21 students pursuing research experiences in the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering, two are hosted at the UFTI. To read more about our interns, [click here]!
UFTIWashburnwebinarUFTI Affiliate to Host Webinar on Highway Capacity Manual on July 13, 2017

Dr. Scott Washburn will be hosting a webinar on the sixth edition of the Highway Capacity Manual (HCM) on July 13, 2017. The webinar will take place  from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and will provide a general introduction to the HCM 6th edition, as well as highlight changes relative to the 5th edition of the HCM.  For specific topics or to register, [ click here ].
writingfortransportationWorkshop on Writing for Transportation Professionals 

This 8-hour workshop is intended for anyone involved in the writing, editing, or reviewing of letters, reports, manuals, and similar documents. Transportation professionals across a wide range of roles responsible for written communication will find this course useful. This workshop will review the best practices in writing with the goal of improving clarity and quality. All phases of the writing process will be discussed The course will cover writing pre-work (such as audience considerations and organization), rules of grammar, common mistakes, word choice, and strategies for the final edit. 

The workshop will take place on August 2, 2017, from 8 am to 5 pm at the T2 Center. The cost of this workshop is $175 for public and $195 for private.

To register [click here].
Technology Transfer
callforabstractsCALL FOR ABSTRACTS! 5th Annual UTC Conference for the Southeastern Region (Deadline: August 29, 2017)
The UFTI's STRIDE Center will be hosting this year's University Transportation Centers (UTC) Conference for the Southeastern Region, November 16-17, 2017, at the UF campus. T he conference is FREE and open to faculty, students, practitioners and public agencies in the southeast. Students who present posters and papers will have the opportunity to compete for a 1 st , 2 nd  and 3 rd  place prize worth $500, $250 and $100, respectively. Visit the conference page to submit your abstract, register and find lodging information [view].
MobilityfeeFree Workshop on Mobility Plans and Fees in Florida 

Local governments in Florida are exploring
Mobility Plans and Mobility Fees as an alternative to concurrency and road impact fees and exploring creative ways to provide mobility through means other than adding road capacity. This webinar will help you learn how 21st Century approaches that accommodate transit, walking and bicycling are being integrated into Mobility Plans and how Mobility Fees can be used to assist with funding these alternative approaches to Mobility.  To sign up for this webinar [click here].
MctransupdateMcTrans Update

The Highway Capacity Software, version 7
(HCS7), includes updated modules to implement the Highway Capacity Manual 6th Edition (HCM6) procedures for signalized intersections, urban streets, alternative intersections, roundabouts, freeway facilities, and much more. [ Read more] updates on the Mc Trans website!
T2CalendarT2 Course Calendar

If you're interested in taking a training course with the UFTI's Transportation Technology (T2) Transfer Center, [ click here] to find the updated list!
Other News
UFTI Hires Testbed Manager 

Clark Letter, who recently completed his Ph.D. in transportation engineering from UF, has accepted a position as the UF Testbed manager for the UFTI. The UF Testbed will utilize the UF campus and surrounding neighborhoods to test connected and autonomous vehicles and devices that support them. Letter will coordinate all efforts related to planning and implementation of the advanced technologies testbed. [Read more]
EABfeatureTransportation Radio Speaks to UFTI External Advisory Board Ananth Prasad 

UFTI External Advisory Board Member Ananth Prasad, recently completed an interview for Transportation Radio on the nation's infrastructure as it stands today and on factors to consider when allocating funds. Listen to the interview [here]. At the end of 2016, prior to this interview, Prasad wrote a piece on infrastructure for HNTB Corporation. Read about it [here].
UFTI Attends Workshop and Meet-Up in Minneapolis 

Members of the UF Transportation Institute (UFTI) attended a workshop on "Future Highway Capacity Manual Updates" held on June 14-17, 2017, in Minneapolis, MN. A networking dinner was also organized for UFTI faculty, students, staff, and alumni attending the workshop. 
[Click here] to read more.
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Phone:  352..294.7803