Traffic and Safety

Active Projects
TitleYearProj/Rpt #Researcher
Criteria and Guidelines for Three-Lane Road Design and Operation2018N/ADavis
Traffic Sign Life Cycle Evaluation2018N/AHawkins
Prepare Local Agencies for Future of V2V/V2I and Connected Vehicle Technologies2018N/AHallmark
Design Standards for Unobstructed Sight Lines at Left-turn Lanes2018N/ANoyce
Development and Demonstration of an In-Vehicle Lane Departure Warning System using DSRC Based V2V Communication2018N/AHayee
Evaluation and Refinement of Minnesota Queue Warning Systems2018N/AHourdos
Effectiveness of Teenage Driver Support System (TDSS) on Reducing Traffic Violation Behaviors for Teenage Drivers at the Early Time of Licensure2018N/AMorris
Deploy and Test a Smartphone Based Accessible Traffic Information System for the Visually Impaired2018N/ALiao
Generating Traffic Information from Connected Vehicle V2V Basic Safety Messages2018N/ALevin
Personal Warning Sensor for Road Construction Workers2017N/AUllman
Pavement Markings -- Wet Retroreflectivity Standards2017N/APike
Examining Optimal Sight Distances at Rural Intersections2017N/AMorris
Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Stop Lines in Increasing the Safety of Stop-Controlled Intersections2017N/AHourdos
Real-Time Integration of Arrow Board Messages into Traveler Information Systems2017N/APreisen
Cloud-Based Dynamic Warning System2017N/AWentz
How Locals Need To Prepare for the Future of V2V/V2I Connected Vehicles2017N/AHourdos
Improve Traffic Volume Estimates from Regional Transportation Management Center (RTMC)2016N/AKwon
Development and Demonstration of a Cost Effective In-Vehicle Lane Departure and Advanced Curve Speed Warning System2016N/AHayee
Evaluation of the Smart Work Zone Speed Notification System2015N/AHourdos
Assessing the Impact of Pedestrian Activated Crossing Systems2015N/AHourdos
Completed Projects
TitleYearReport #Researcher
High Friction Surface Treatments2018TRS1802
TRS1802S
Casey
TRS: Sign Life-Cycle Policies and Practices2017TRS1707
Casey
TRS: Use of Positive Protection in Work Zones2017TRS1703
Casey
Right and Left Turn Lane Warrants2014TRS1406
Integrated Corridor Management: A Review on the Theory and Practice2012TRS1210
Liu
Power Sources for Automatic Traffic Recorders2012TRS1208
Nemeth
Minnesota Autonomous Bus Pilot2017N/ASabeti
Safety Rest Area Advance Signing Enhancements - Phase 2 Design2015N/ANord
Safety Rest Area Advance Signing Enhancements2012N/AParker
High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) / Managed Use Lane (MUL)2011N/A
Rural Intersection Conflict Warning System Evaluation and Design Investigation2018CTS 18-10
Morris
Development of Travel Time Reliability Measurement System20182018-28
Kwon
Investigating the Necessity and Prioritizing Pavement Markings on Low Volume Roads 20182018-21
Veneziano
In-Vehicle Dynamic Curve-Speed Warnings at High-Risk Rural Curves20182018-12
Davis
A Tool for Designing MnPASS Access Spacing20182018-11
Hourdos
Work Zone Intrusion Report Interface Design20182018-09
Morris
Addressing Citizen Requests for Traffic Safety Concerns20172017RIC05
Kuehl
Using Mobile Device Samples to Estimate Traffic Volumes20182017-49
Turner
Minnesota Local Agency Pavement Marking: Mining Existing Data20172017-43
Smadi
Evaluation of Intersection Conflict Warning Systems in Minnesota20182017-38
2017-38S
Hallmark
Evaluation of Safety and Mobility of Two-Lane Roundabouts20172017-30
Hourdos
Safety Impacts of the I-35W Improvements Done Under Minnesota's Urban Partnership Agreement (UPA) Project20172017-22
Davis
Development of a Queue Warning System Utilizing ATM Infrastructure System Development and Field Testing20172017-20
Hourdos
In-Vehicle Work Zone Messages20172017-19
Morris
Strategies for Effective Roundabout Approach Speed Reduction20172017-14
Chrysler
Framework and Guidelines for the Development of a Twin Cities Mesoscopic DTA Model20172017-10
Hourdos
Development of a Moving Automatic Flagger Assistance Device (AFAD) for Moving Work Zone Operations20172017-09
Terhaar
Estimation of Crossing Conflict at Signalized Intersection Using High-Resolution Traffic Data20172017-08
Davis
Flagger Operations: Investigating Their Effectiveness in Capturing Driver Attention20172017-07
Harder
Sensing for HOV/HOT Lanes Enforcement20172017-05
Papanikolopoulos
Thinking of Building a Multi-Lane Roundabout?20162016RIC12
Kuehl
Investigate the Effectiveness of Using Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) Technology to Trigger In-Vehicle Messages at Work Zones20162016-38
Liao
Robotic Roadway Message and Symbol Painter Implemenation20162016-31
Rosandich
DSRC Based Warning System for Workers Safety20162016-27
Hayee
Railroad Grade Crossing Safety Project Selection20162016-25
Preston
Sinusoidal Rumble Strip Design Optimization Study20162016-23
Terhaar
Innovative Technology Workshop on 3D LIDAR20162016-19
Davis
In-Vehicle Sign Systems May Improve Safety When Supplementing Road Signs20162016-18
Morris
Implementation of LED Roadway Lighting20162016-17
Taillon
Rumble Stripe: Evaluation of Retroreflectivity and Installation Practices20162016-13
Hawkins
Development of a Guideline for Work Zone Diversion Rate and Capacity Reduction20162016-12
Kwon
Implementation and Evaluation of a Low-Cost Weigh-In-Motion System20162016-10
Kwon
Pavement Markings: Epoxy Paints and Thick Coats Perform Best on Challenging Asphalt Surfaces20162016-08
Hawkins
Weigh-Pad-Based Portable Weigh-in-Motion System User Manual20162016-07
Kwon
Examining the Impact of ASE (Automated Speed Enforcement) in Work Zones on Driver Attention20162016-06
Morris
Optimizing Automatic Traffic Recorders Network in Minnesota20162016-05
Gupta
Evaluation of the Effectiveness of ATM Messages Used During Incidents20162016-04
Rindels
I-94 and I-35 Alternate Route Signing Final Report: District 3 St. Cloud, District 6 Rochester20152015-43
Potter
Field Implementation, Testing, and Refinement of Density Based Coordinated Ramp Control Strategy20152015-37
Hourdos
Vehicle-Based Lane Departure Warning Systems Shown Effective in Simulator Testing20152015-35
Ton
Develop Annual Arterial Congestion Report20152015-32
Liu
Development of Guidelines for Permitted Left-Turn Phasing Using Flashing Yellow Arrows20152015-27
Davis
Improved Active Traffic Management Strategies Make Travel Smoother on Twin Cities Freeways20152015-26
Kwon
MnPASS Modeling and Pricing Algorithm Enhancement20152015-22
Hourdos
Measuring Minnesota's Traffic Safety Culture20152015-13
Ward
Development of a Sensor Platform for Roadway Mapping: Part B - Mapping the Road Fog Lines20152015-11
Donath
Rumble Strip Noise Evaluation20152015-07
Terhaar
Lighting Levels for Isolated Intersections: Leading to Safety Improvements20152015-05
Edwards
Portable Weigh-in-Motion System Evaluation20152015-03
Minge
Minnesota Best Practices for Traffic Sign Maintenance/Management Handbook - Updated20142014RIC20
Preston
Implementation of Automatic Flagger Assistance Devices (AFADs) for Minnesota Department of Transportation Flagger Operations20142014-44
Terhaar
Automatic Generation of Traffic Timing Plan20142014-38
Liu
Evaluation of the Effect of MnPASS Lane Design on Mobility and Safety20142014-23
Hourdos
Evaluation Incorporating Highway Capacity Manual Unsignalized Pedestrian Crossing Analysis Methodology20142014-21
Nemeth
Traffic Sign Life Expectancy20142014-20
Preston
Investigation of the Impact of the I-94 ATM System on the Safety of the I-94 Commons High Crash Area20142014-19
Hourdos
Development of a Navigation System Using Smartphone and Bluetooth Technologies to Help the Visually Impaired Navigate Work Zones Safely20142014-12
Liao
Evaluation of Guide Sign Fonts20142014-11
Kotwal
Advanced LED Warning System for Rural Intersections: Phase 2 (ALERT-2)20142014-10
Kwon
Expanding and Streamlining of RTMC Freeway Network Performance Reporting Methodologies and Tools20142014-05
Hourdos
Effect of Signing and Lane Markings on the Safety of a Two-Lane Roundabout20142014-04
Hourdos
Estimating the Crash Reduction and Vehicle Dynamics Effects of Flashing LED Stop Signs20142014-02
Davis
Toolbox of Countermeasures for Rural Two-Lane Curves20132013-25
Hallmark
Improving Traffic Signal Operations for Integrated Corridor Management20132013-17
Liu
Mobility Performance Measures for Arterial Streets20132013-14
Turner
Research Implementation of the SMART-SIGNAL system on Trunk Highway (TH) 1320132013-06
Liu
46th Street Pilot Street Lighting Project20132013-04
Luckow
2012 Changeable Message Sign (CMS) Manual of Practices20122012-32
Raduenz
Implementation, Training, and Outreach for MnDOT Pavement Marking Tool - Phase II20122012-31
Smadi
Improving Technology to Alert Drivers to Work Zones20122012-26
Hourdos
Investigating the Effectiveness of Intelligent Lane Control Signals on Driver Behavior20122012-22
Harder
Vehicle Speed Impacts of Occasional Hazard (Playground) Warning Signs20122012-06
Hourdos
Development of Freeway Operational Strategies with IRIS-in-Loop Simulation20122012-04
Kwon
Improving Pavement Marking Performance on Challenging Pavement Surface20112011-24
Hawkins
Minnesota's Best Practices and Policies for Safety Strategies on Highways and Local Roads20112011-21
Preston
Usability Evaluation of a Smart Phone-Based Novice Teen Driver Support System (TDSS)20112011-13
Donath
Minnesota Department of Transportation Traffic Safety Analysis Software State of the Art20112011-10
Souleyrette
Advanced LED Warning Signs for Rural Intersections Powered by Renewable Energy20112011-04
Kwon
Best Practices for Sign Reduction on the Local System 2009-2011 RIC Task 1020102010RIC10
BMP's for Promoting Roadway Safety Maintenance RIC 2009-2011 Task 320102010RIC03
Sign Retroreflectivity - A Minnesota Toolkit20102010RIC02
Putting Research into Practice: Guidelines for Designing Turn Lanes20102010-25
Preston
State of Practice for Minnesota Local Agency Pavement Marking Management20102010-05
Smadi
Using Dual-Phase Message Signs to Display Airline Information20102010-02
Harder
Evaluating Workforce Perceptions to Identify and Mitigate the Causes of Musculoskeletal Disorders20102010-01
Loushine
In-Vehicle Technologies and Infrastructure Modifications to Prevent Crashes Along Curves and Shoulders20092009-39
Shankwitz
Integrating Platoon-Priority Signal Control with Advance Warning Flashers20092009-23
Liu
Overview of Rural Intersection Crashes at Candidate Intersections for the Intersection Decision Support (IDS) System20082008-53
Shankwitz
Review of California's Rural Intersection Crashes: Application of Methodology for Identifying Intersections for Intersection Decision Support (IDS)20082008-52
Preston
Developing and Implementing Enhanced Pavement Marking Mangement Tools: Phase I - Mapping Tool20082008-37
Hawkins
Generational Perspective on Teen and Older Drivers on Traffic Safety in Rural and Urban Communities20082008-36
Manser
Review of Nevada's Rural Intersection Crashes: Application of Methodology for Identifying Intersections for Intersection Decision Support (IDS)20082008-31
Donath
Review of New Hampshire's Rural Intersection Crashes: Application of Methodology for Identifying Intersections for Intersection Decision Support (IDS)20082008-30
Donath
Traffic Volume Thresholds for Requiring Right Turn Lanes and Treatments on Two-Lane Roads20082008-25
Varma
Determining the Impacts of Roundabouts on Roadway Networks20082008-24
Hallmark
Predicting the Cost-Effectiveness of highway Median Barriers20082008-17
Davis
Turn Lane Lengths for Various Speed Roads and Evaluation of Determining Criteria20082008-14
Schnell
Effects of Center-Line Rumble Strips on Non-Conventional Vehicles20082008-07
Miller
Driving Performance During 511 Information Retrieval: Cell Phone 220072007-48
Ward
Rural and Urban Safety Cultures: Human-Centered Interventions Toward Zero Deaths in Rural Minnesota20072007-41
Ward
Freeway Network Traffic Detection and Monitoring Incidents20072007-40
Papanikolopoulos
Intersection Decision Support: An Overview20072007-33
Shankwitz
Benefit-Cost Analysis for Intersection Decision Support20072007-32
Levinson
A Simulator-based Evaluation of Smart Infrastructure Concepts for Intersection Decision Support at Rural Thru-STOP Intersections20072007-31
Ward
Intersection Decision Support Surveillance System: Design, Performance and Initial Driver Behavior Quantization20072007-30
Cheng
Evaluation of Minnesota's Operation NightCAP20072007-29
Creaser
Review of Georgia's Rural Intersection Crashes: Application of Methodology for Identifying Intersections for Intersection Decision Support (IDS)20072007-28
Storm
Review of Iowa's Rural Intersection Crashes: Application of Methodology for Identifying Intersections for Intersection Decision Support (IDS)20072007-27
Shankwitz
Evaluating the Effectiveness of the Minnesota Speed Management Project20072007-21
Harder
North/West Passage ITS Integrated Corridor Strategic Plan20072007-20
Dierling
Measuring the Safety Effects of Signal Installation and Left-Turn Phasing Schemes20072007-03
Davis
Review of Michigan's Rural Intersection Crashes: Application of Methodology for Identifying Intersections for Intersection Decision Support (IDS)20062006-33
Preston
Review of North Carolina's Rural Intersection Crashes: Application of Methodology for Identifying Intersections for Intersection Decision Support20062006-32
Donath
Improving Road Safety with Two-Way Left-Turn Lanes20062006-25
Noyce
Review of Wisconsin's Rural Intersection Crashes: Application of Methodology for Indentifying Intersections for Intersection Decision Support (IDS)20062006-10
Preston
North/West Passage Transportation Pooled Fund Program - Phase I20062006-08
Taavola
Statistical Modeling for Intersection Decision Support20062006-03
Davis