October 2017
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Signal Timing Optimization with Consideration of Environmental and Safety ImpactsSignalTiming
Members of the UFTI, along with researchers from Florida International University, developed a new procedure for optimizing signal control with consideration to environmental and safety impacts. The results of the project were implemented in the Highway Capacity Software. To read more about this project, [Click Here].
Improved Analysis Tool for Concrete Pavement ImprovedAnalysis
UF researcher  Dr. Mang Tia, UF civil and coastal engineering, was the principal investigator on a project that developed three-dimensional finite element (3D-FE) models to more accurately predict the behavior of concrete slabs. To read more about this project or read the final report, [Click Here].
beccaMeet Undergraduate Student Becca Kiriazes

Becca Kiriazes is a senior undergraduate student pursuing her Bachelor of Science in civil engineering. 
Technology Transfer
UTCRegUFTI to Host Over 200 Students and Faculty for the Annual UTC Conference for the Southeast

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.   The conference is  FREE   and open to faculty, staff, students, practitioners, and public agencies in the Southeast. 

This conference is sponsored by:
  • Transportation Research Board
  • Accelerated Bridge Construction at Florida International University
  • Center for Advanced Transportation Mobility at North Carolina A&T State University
  • Center for Safe & Accessible Transportation for an Aging Population at Florida State University
  • Enforcement Engineering Inc.
  • Freight Mobility Research Institute at Florida Atlantic University
  • Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.
  • The Citadel
  • The Georgia Institute of Technology
  • University of Florida Transportation Institute
  • University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center
Big Data Visualization Workshop - FREEBigdata

The UFTI will be hosting a workshop on "Visualizing Transportation Big Data for Efficient Decision  Making" on December 8, 2017. The workshop will take place from 8 AM to 12 PM at the Hilton University of Florida Conference Center, 1714 SW 34th St., Gainesville, FL. For the list of speakers and their topics, [Click Here].
Low Cost Safety Improvements Workshop on Nov. 28th
The UFTI Transportation Technology Transfer (T2) Center, the Florida Department of Transportation, and the Federal Highway Administration will present a 1.5-day workshop on low-cost best practices for safety. For more information, or to register, [Click Here].
McTranswebMcTrans Monthly Update

Included in this update is the webinar series and the HCS7 Release 7.4. The webinar series presents lectures, software demonstrations, and application examples on the Highway Capacity Manual (HCM6) procedures, including updates in the 6th Edition. For the full November schedule, [Click Here].
T2coursesT2 Course Calendar

If you're interested in taking a training course with the UFTI's Transportation Technology  Transfer (T2) Center, [ click here] to find the updated list!
Other News
theconversationDr. Lily Elefteriadou Featured in The Conversation 
The UFTI's Dr. Lily
Elefteriadou was featured in The Conversation, an independent, nonprofit publication that provides articles authored by academics and edited by journalists for the general public. Dr. Elefteriadou wrote a piece on how the government and carmakers must resolve their competing goals for self-driving cars.  [Click Here] to read the article. 
cleanupITE Student Chapter @ UF Hosts First Adopt-A-Highway Cleanup
This past month, on October 15, 2017, the ITE student chapter at UF conducted their first roadway cleanup event. Gator ITE adopted 1.68 miles along W. University Avenue as part of the Adopt-A-Highway program. From the Holiday Inn at 13th Street and W. University Avenue to the Swamp Car Wash at 924 E. University Avenue, their team cleaned the road, collecting eight litter bags.

"As transportation engineers, we want to give back to our community by cleaning the roads to provide a pleasant experience for pedestrians, cyclists, and drivers," said Pedro Maldonado, ITE Student Chapter President. "We do this event four times a year to enrich the beauty of our streets and enrich our members with the Gainesville community."
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