Research Updates

Check out the latest research updates:

  • “Where Can You Live Happily Without a Car in America?” (1/29/2013) - Julie Campoli believes that the best way to make a great neighborhood is to design it for walking first, and cars last.  Campoli, author of “Made for Walking: Density and Neighborhood Form” and “Visualizing Density”, spoke to a capacity crowd of nearly 100 people at a TRC sponsored event on … Continue reading
  • 2013 TRC Student Research Conference (3/19/2014) - UVM Student Research Conference: Transportation Posters, Videos, and Schedules Note: Poster files may load slowly due to the large file sizes UVM Student Research Conference Homepage Schedule and abstracts of transportation-related presentations Tyler Feralio – Biodiesel vs. Petro-diesel: a comparison of particle number emissions at 80% load Video Poster Kristine Harootunian … Continue reading
  • 2014 UVM Student Research Conference (4/8/2014) - The TRC will be well representated at the 2014 Student Research Conference.  The conference is taking place on the 4th floor of the Davis Student Center on campus on Wednesday April 16th. Student Presentation Title School Poster # TRC POSTER 10-11:30a Geoffrey Battista Exploring Health Care Accessibility Among Vermont’s Rural Seniors … Continue reading
  • A Policy & Communications Investigation of Transportation (3/17/2014) - A Policy & Communications Investigation of Transportation Financing and Environmental Issues Principal Investigators: Richard Watts and Tao Sun Funding Agency: US DOT Project Summary There are a number of key environmental, political and financial issues facing transportation leaders attempting to promote policies and programs that advance sustainable transportation objectives in … Continue reading
  • A Risk-Based Flood-Planning Strategy for Vermont’s Roadway Network (3/17/2014) - A Risk-Based Flood-Planning Strategy for Vermont’s Roadway Network Principal Investigator: David C. Novak Funding Agency: USDOT Project Summary We propose to expand the Network Robustness Index (NRI) to specifically focus on disruptions to Vermont’s roadway network caused by flooding. We will identify the links in the state-wide network that are … Continue reading
  • Finland Transit Information Board Aalto University Summer School – Day 1 (8/12/2014) - We have two updates today from our two TRC researchers at the Aalto University Summer Transportation School.  Paola Rekalde Aizpuru and Phoebe Girouard Spencer arrived safely in Finland on Saturday and immediately began exploring the area around the University as well as the local transportation system.  Here is Phoebe’s first post regarding … Continue reading
  • Agricultural Freight: Network Access and Issues (3/14/2014) - Agricultural Freight: Network Access and Issues Principal Investigator: Dr. Julie Smith (Department of Animal Science) Funding Agency: US DOT Project Summary The modeling framework and tools under development throughout Signature Project 1 focus on informing policy related to passenger transportation. Yet, the concept of evaluating transportation in light of environmental … Continue reading
  • Assessing the Impact of Weather and Season on Pedestrian Traffic (3/17/2014) - Assessing the Impact of Weather and Season on Pedestrian Traffic Principal Investigator: Dr. Lisa Aultman-Hall (Director, Transportation Research Center) Funding Agency: US DOT Project Summary Over the course of one year, a TRC team led by Dr. Aultman-Hall gathered automated hourly pedestrian counts from a sidewalk in downtown Montpelier, Vermont … Continue reading
  • Atmospheric Oxidative Chemistry of Organic Particulate Emissions from Fuel Combustion (3/14/2014) - Atmospheric Oxidative Chemistry of Organic Particulate Emissions from Fuel Combustion Principal Investigator: Dr. Giuseppe Petrucci (Department of Chemistry) Funding Agency: US DOT Project Summary Experimental studies are proposed to investigate the oxidative processing by hydroxyl radical and ozone of organic nitrogen compounds common to particulate vehicular emissions. Specifically, the researchers … Continue reading
  • Ben Rouleau Wins Goldwater Scholarship (4/9/2013) -     Ben Rouleau, 2013 Goldwater Scholar (Photo by Sally McCay, originally published by UVM Communications)   Benjamin Rouleau, a civil engineering junior who has worked on a number of research projects at the Transportation Research Center, has been selected as a 2013 Goldwater Scholar. This is a very prestigious prize … Continue reading

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