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61st Annual Forum Papers

Session 1.1 Identifying Substitution and Complementary Effects in Air-Rail Competition. Hongyi Gu and Yulai Wan Ranking Risk Factors in Financial Losses from Railroad Incidents: A Machine Learning Approach. Neeraj Dhingra, Raj Bridgelall, Pan Lu, Joseph Szmerekovsky, and Bhavana Bhardwaj A?Geographic Analysis of Access to Rail Transit in U. S. Cities. Isabella Downes, Kyle Acevedo, and […]

Best Student Agriculatural Paper Award, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture

Best Student Agricultural Paper Award Past Recipients 2022: Mohammad Mobarok, “Climate change-induced shifts in precipitation: response of Missouri corn and soybean basis” 2019: Satpal S. Wadhwa, Kimberly Vachal, and Alan Dybing, “An Agent based Simulation Model for Inland Hard Red Spring Wheat to Determine the Impact of Market Factors on Wheat Flows”  – sponsored by U.S. […]

Notes from the last meeting

These are the notes from the April meeting.   Also, our speaker provided us this great powerpoint you should have a look at.  Find it here.

2017 Annual Forum

58th Annual Forum, 2017 The 58th Annual Transportation Research Forum was held on April 20-21, 2017, at the University of Illinois at Chicago.   The Program Co-chairs were: Joe Schwieterman, [email protected] Ian Savage, [email protected]   View the program book in PDF format. An on-line version with links to the papers is available for members. A […]

Summer 2016 (Vol. 55, No. 2)

Impacts of Highway Infrastructure Investment Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Abstract This study evaluated the impact on highway demand of highway disbursements under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Vehicle miles traveled were used to estimate a highway demand equation employing a spatial Durbin model for the 48 contiguous U.S. states during […]

Summer 2016 (Vol. 55, No. 2)

Exploring Sustainable Transportation Attitudes and Stages of Change Using Survey and Geospatial Data in New England Campus Commuters Abstract This paper presents findings of a two-campus project designed to assess alternative/sustainable transportation (AT), which is defined as commuting via non-SOVs (single occupancy vehicles) such as transit, carpooling, walking, or biking. One of the objectives was […]

Summer 2014 (Vol. 53, No. 2)

Income and Exchange Rate Sensitivities of Cross-Border Freight Flows: Evidence from U.S.-Canada Exports and imports by Truck, Rail, Air, and Pipeline Abstract This paper aims to improve understanding of the long-run impacts of the gross domestic product (GDP), real exchange rate, and the producer price index (PPI) on U.S.-Canada bilateral freight flows in a dynamic framework. Special […]

Summer 2014 (Vol. 53, No. 2)

Determining Cost-Effective Policy for Visibility of Overhead Guide Signs on Highways Abstract Overhead guide sign visibility on highway, can be achieved either by illumination or by using retroreflective sheeting. Two surveys were sent to all U.S. departments of transportation, to determine the states’ policies for increasing overhead guide sign visibility. Results showed that 57% of states currently illuminate […]

Fall 2014 (Vol. 53, No. 3)

Optimizing Strategic Allocation of Vehicles for One-Way Car-sharing Systems Under Demand Uncertainty Abstract Car-sharing offers an environmentally sustainable, socially responsible and economically feasible mobility form in which a fleet of shared-use vehicles in a number of locations can be accessed and used by many people on as-needed basis at an hourly or mileage rate. To […]

Fall 2014 (Vol. 53, No. 3)

Determinants of Per Capita Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT): The Case of California Abstract This study uses multivariate regression to isolate determinants of per capita VMT in California from the National Household Travel Survey (NHTS), as well as a Chow Test to identify structural change between the 2001 and 2009 NHTS. Results across the 2001 and […]