May 2017
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STRIDE 2017 Webinar Series: Transforming Research into Practice
Free School Siting and Collaboration Workshop
T2 Course Calendar

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UFTIOffersWorkshop UFTI Offers Workshop on DSRC and Other Transportation Communication Options

The University of Florida Transportation Institute held a workshop on DSRC and other communication options for transportation  connectivity on May 3, 2017. The workshop addressed vehicle-to-vehicle, and vehicle-to-infrastructure connectivity. To read more about the topics and presenters, [ click here ].

To watch a recording of the workshop, [click here].

UFTI affiliate Dr. Chris Ferraro of the Department of Civil & Coastal Engineering, conducted a pilot project to assess the viability of using waste-to-energy bottom ash as a partial aggregate replacement in concrete pavement. To read the article,   [ click here ].

UFTI Participates in FDOT Research Program Peer Exchange UFTIParticipatesPeerExchange

The UFTI participated in a peer exchange in Tallahassee, Fla., April 25-27, which provided a review of research, development and technology programs at various state departments of transportation. Information gleaned from the peer exchange will also be taken into consideration for UF Testbed for Advanced Transportation Technologies project.To read a recap of the meeting, [ click here ].
UFTIFacultyWashburnUFTI Faculty 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 be  hosted 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 ].
NahalhakimMeet Ph.D Student, Nahal Hakim

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UFTI affiliated student, Nahal Hakim, explains how  transportation relates to urban and regional planning in her research.
Technology Transfer

STRIDEWebinarSTRIDE 2017 Webinar Series: Transforming Research into Practice

The Southeastern Transportation Research, Innovation, Development and Education Center is hosting a series of webinars over the summer. Here are the upcoming webinars:  

June 9, 2017
10:30 am - 12:00 pm, EST
Evaluation of Traffic Control Options in Work Zones

June 16, 2017
10:30 am - 12:00 pm, EST
From Rumble Strips to Text Stops: Infrastructure Solutions for Distracted Driving

To learn more and to register, [ click here]
SchoolSitingWorkshopFree Workshops on School Siting

Researchers developed a decision support tool, referred to as the School Transportation Cost Calculator, to estimate the public and private transport costs of potential school sites.The results of two STRIDE Center funded projects will be presented at the workshops. The UFTI's Transportation Technology Transfer (T2) Center is co-hosting two free STRIDE-funded school siting workshops on June 15 and 16, 2017. 

June 15, 2017
Orlando, FL
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This workshop is co-hosted by the East Central Florida Regional Planning Council

June 16, 2017
Tallahassee, FL
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This workshop is co-hosted by the Apalachee Regional Planning Council

Call 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 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prize worth $500, $250 and $100, respectively. Visit the conference page to submit your abstract, register and find lodging information [view].

McTrans Highway Capacity Analysis Webinar Series 

This webinar series presents lectures, software demonstrations and application examples on the Highway Capacity Manual (HCM) procedures - including updates in the 6th Edition.  For the full schedule [click here].

T2 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!
Awards & Other News
CBSUFTI Featured on CBS-4 Gainesville

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The UFTI conducted testing with the automated vehicle, the NaviGator, and was featured on the CBS-4 Gainesville News!

UFTI Welcomes Ann Brach to the External Advisory Board 

We are happy to announce that Ann M. Brach, director of the Technical Activities Division at the Transportation Research Board (TRB), has joined the UFTI External Advisory Board!   To read more about Dr. Brach, [ click here ].


STRIDE Research Coordinator Completes UF Leadership Academy

Ines Aviles-Spadoni, STRIDE research coordinator, completed a 9-month program for emerging leaders at UF, designed to teach staff and faculty about the university culture, learn about its organizational structure, and engage with key UF leaders. [Read more]

UFTI Student Deja Jackson Awarded UF Dr. J. Michael Rollo Diversity Impact Award

University of Florida Transportation Institute (UFTI)  student Deja Jackson was named the graduate student awardee for the UF Dr. J. Michael Rollo Diversity Impact Award.  [ Click here ] to read more!
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