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Maria Cahill, AICP Joins the UFTI As New Transportation Technology Transfer (T2) Center Director

The UFTI and the T2 Center are excited to announce that, after extensive interviews and a stringent screening process, Maria A. Cahill, AICP will take the position as Center Director in April 2016.  Cahill earned her B.A. in Political Science from the University of Florida... [Read more]  
UFTI Student Wins Committee of 200 Scholar Award

It has been a busy year for civil engineering doctoral student Deja Jackson- and it's only March! Jackson has been named one of three students selected from the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering to receive the Committee 200 (C200) Scholar Award. It was announced at the Powered to Lead: Transforming the Future as Women Summit earlier this March, an event sponsored by the C200 and the Engineering Leadership Institute... [Read more]
WTS Florida Gator Student Chapter Leaders Receive WTS Scholarships

Congratulations to University of Florida students Megan McGinley, Eleftheria Kontou ,and Yinan Zheng for being named winners of the WTS Central Florida and WTS South Florida Scholarships!  [Read more] 

Students Develop BRT System for Cuban Infrastructure Challenge

Daniel Ruiz began his junior year in the Fall of 2015 with the burning desire to apply the knowledge gained from his classes to real world applications. So, when the opportunity presented itself, he immediately gravitated towards the Cuba Infrastructure Scholarship Competition hosted by the Association of Cuban-American Engineers... [Read more]  

UF ITE Chapter Hosts Hands-On Signal Controller Activity

Each year the University of Florida's Benton Engineering Council (BEC) organizes an Engineering Fair (E-Fair) to promote engineering education amongst K-12 students. This two-day event takes place during BEC's Engineering Week and allows UF engineering student groups to interact with visiting K-12 students using hands-on activities that the student groups create... [Read more] 
Transportation Students Participate in ESSIE Poster Symposium 
The 18th Annual Engineering School of Sustainable Infrastructure and Environment (ESSIE) Poster Symposium took place on Thursday, February 18, 2016 at the Press Box in the Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Students from all the school's departments (Civil, Coastal and Environmental) came together to present over sixty-five abstracts on a wide array of subjects. Competition was split between undergraduates and graduates, and judged by industry professionals.. [Read more] 
Technology Transfer

UFTI's T2 Center is Searching for a Project Manager with Transportation Expertise 

The UFTI's T2 Center is searching for a dynamic, driven, innovative person to manage existing transportation-related grants, and to lead new course development efforts related to traffic engineering, pedestrian and bicycle design and operations, and other related topics. This individual will work within the T2 Center and will collaborate with other UFTI faculty and staff, to ensure smooth running of grant efforts and secure new grant opportunities. The position will also liaise with T2's workshop and IT teams to develop and facilitate seminars, conferences, workshops, and webinars. Click here to read the full position description and to apply.

UC Berkeley Professor Gives Seminar for UFTI Faculty & Students

Dr. Skabardonis of University of California-Berkeley visited the University of Florida on March 24, 2016 to give a lecture on his research titled Control of Freeway Corridors: Objectives, Performance Measures, Strategies. Weren't able to make it? We recorded it! Check it out here.

UFTI Director Presents on Driver Behavior & Traffic Modeling at FSU-FAMU Research Seminar

Who says Gators, Rattlers and Cimarrons can't live in harmony? This past month, Dr. Lily Elefteriadou traveled up to Tallahassee to present her research on "Driver Behavior and Characteristics and their Use in Traffic Modeling". The talk was part of the Florida A&M University (FAMU) - Florida State University (FSU) College of Engineering's... [Read more] 

Digital Worlds & UFTI Affiliate Hosted Webinar on Driver's Motion Depth Database; Recording Available! 

On March 7, 2016 Dr. Barmpoutis of the Digital Worlds Institute at the University of Florida hosted a webinar to demonstrate how to use the Driver's Motion Depth Database (DMDDB) that he and his team of collaborators from the University of Kansas and the University of Alabama at Birmingham developed from a STRIDE-funded project titled "Investigating the Effect of Drivers' Body Motion on Traffic Safety". The webinar was attended.. . [Read more]  

McTrans Releases New Roundabouts Module in HCS 2010

The Roundabouts module has a completely redesigned interface in Release 6.80 of HCS 2010.  Following the new architecture introduced for the Two-Way Stop-Controlled module in Release 6.70, the new user view is provided in two forms: sliding pages or split-screen scrolling.  The results report has been upgraded to mimic the Streets module and to be consistent with this new design... [Read more]  

REMINDER! 15th International Conference on Managed Lanes

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) is sponsoring the 15th International Conference on Managed Lanes May 4-6, 2016 in Miami, Florida. The workshop explores planning, design, and operations of managed lanes... [Read more] 
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