September 2017
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UFRanked UF Ranked Among the Nation's Top-10 Public Universities

For the first time, the University of Florida was recently ranked among the top 10 best public universities, coming in at No. 9, according to the 2018 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings. UF is the first Florida university to achieve this ranking. [Click here] to read more.

RFI UFTI Releases I-STREET Request for Information

The University of Florida Transportation Institute (UFTI) has released a Request for Information (RFI) to invite transportation industry partners, private sector developers, research entities, and innovators to express interest in working with the I-STREET testbed. The deadline for the first round of RFI responses will be October 16, 2017. [Click here] for more information or to download the RFI.
UTCRegRegistration Open for the 2017 UTC Conference

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, students, practitioners, and public agencies in the Southeast. 

Visit the  conference page to register, to view the program, and to make your hotel reservations. Registration deadline is October 23, 2017.

Questions? Contact Ines Aviles-Spadoni, STRIDE Research Coordinator at, or call 352.294.7803.

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
PedroAAFTSUFTI Graduate Student Pedro Maldonado Completes Internship with AAAFTS
This past summer Pedro Maldonado interned with the American Automobile Association Foundation for Traffic Safety (AAAFTS) in Washington, D.C. Maldonado was part of the traffic research group and had the opportunity to collaborate with experts in the field of traffic safety and human factors. [ Click here] to read about the projects he was involved in during his internship!
DejavidMeet Ph.D. Student, Deja Jackson
Deja Jackson is a second-year doctoral student majoring in Civil Engineering and minoring in Urban and Regional Planning. Watch her interview by clicking on the photo!
Technology Transfer
JaspernewJasper Masciocchi Joins the UFTI as Transportation Education Specialist
Earlier this month, the University of Florida Transportation Institute (UFTI) welcomed Jasper Masciocchi, a civil engineer, into the UFTI's Transportation Technology Transfer (T2) Center.[Read more] about Masciocchi and her career.
PPworkshopUpcoming Pavement Preservation Workshop - FREE

The T2 Center is working with Every Day Counts to host a Pavement Preservation workshop on Oct. 30 and 31, 2017. This workshop is ideal for roadway construction and maintenance teams and will provide participants with an introduction to pavement preservation.
[Click here] to register.
T2instructorsT2 Center Seeking Instructors in Traffic Signal Systems and Traffic Signal Timing 

Instructors should have a good understanding of operation and maintenance of traffic signals, and must be familiar with developing and implementation of isolated and coordinated traffic signal timing. Additionally, instructors should have a good understanding of the infrastructure needs and maintenance and troubleshooting procedures and operations. 

For more details and requirements,  [read here].
If interested, please send your resume to Nithin Agarwal at
McTranswebMcTrans 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 October schedule, [click here].
T2coursesT2 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
WtSsymposiumWTS Symposium on October 18, 2017
The WTS student chapter at UF is hosting their annual signature event, the WTS Transportation Symposium, on October 18, 2017, from 6 PM to 9 PM at the Reitz Union, Room 2360, on the UF campus. The topic of this year's symposium is "Smart Cities." Expert panelists will be speaking on the topic of smart cities as it relates to a connected campus, the City of Gainesville and the City of Miami, the presence of autonomous vehicles, and policy implications.
RSVP by Oct. 12, 2017, to
ITEAAHUF ITE Student Chapter Adopts Highway
The University of Florida chapter of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) recently joined the Adopt a Highway (AAH) program  from the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT).The ITE chapter at UF adopted 1.682 miles of 13th Street (US 441) from the milepost 19.485 to 21.167. [Click here] to read more about the AAH program and ITE's goals for it.
WTSscholarships Three UF Students Receive WTS Scholarships
Three students from the WTS Florida Gator Student Chapter, also known as WTS Advancing Women, were awarded scholarships. These awards were presented at the WTS Central Florida Chapter Scholarship Banquet in Orlando, FL, on Sept. 12, 2017. This year's recipients were all students from the University of Florida. [Click here] to read more.
University of Florida Transportation Institute (UFTI)  
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P.O. Box 116580 
Gainesville, FL 32611-6580 
Phone:  352..294.7803