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UTRC follows the reporting requirements set forth by the U.S. Department of Transportation's Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA). The purpose of these reports is to share the funded research results available for the transportation professionals and researchers and to publish the center’s past and future activities in the education, workforce development and technology transfer programs.

UTRC publications include a variety of reports; Project Reports, Project Briefs, Journal Articles, Quarterly Newsletters, Annual Reports, and Conference Reports. These reports can be accessed using the search tool which filters publications by the report type, publication year, principal investigator, and research topics.

Title: Advanced Applications of Person-based GPS in an Urban Environment

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Publication Year: 2010

Traditional travel surveys provide essential information on travel patterns, but are time-consuming, expensive, and have seen declining rates of participation. Recently global positioning systems (GPS) technologies have been introduced to…

Title: Modeling Air Quality and Energy Impacts of NYSDOT Highway ROW Management

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Publication Year: 2010

Mowing the highway right-of-way is important for the safety of roadway users and maintaining the highway infrastructure. However, little quantitative data are available on the energy use and air quality impacts of highway mowing activities. In…

Title: Advanced Applications of Person-based GPS in an Urban Environment

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Publication Year: 2010

Finding an effective method for obtaining information on the travel patterns of household members is a critical need for transportation planners and researchers. This is particularly the case for Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs), now…

Title: Advanced Applications of Person-based GPS in an Urban Environment

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Publication Year: 2010

Finding an effective method for obtaining information on the travel patterns of household members is a critical need for transportation planners and researchers. This is particularly the case for Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs), now…

Title: The Usefulness of US Transportation Service Index for New York State/Metro Area

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Publication Year: 2009

Business indices play a c r i tical role in summarizing the business conditions of the economy and indicating the forthcoming of phase changes in business cycle. The useful indices should accurately reflect the business reality and dynamic…

Title: Access to Public Transit and Its Influence on Ridership for OlderAdults in Two U.S. Cities

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Publication Year: 2009

<p>Growth in the population of older adults (age 60 and above) in coming years will challenge urban planners and transportation managers to provide travel options that support autonomy. To investigate barriers that older adults experience…

Title: Barriers to Regional Cooperation in Public Transportation in the New York-New Jersey Region

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Publication Year: 1991

The story has been told often. The sustained economic success that thrust New York into international preeminence has been closely linked to the development and maintenance of superior systems of transportation. Whether in the leading role or a…

Title: Bronx Travel and Accessibility Studies Brief

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Publication Year: 2001

This series of projects examined travel behavior and accessibility in the Bronx. The first study in the series, "The Implications of Travel Profiles for Transportation Investment," analyzed travel conditions and choices in the Bronx,…

Title: Accelerated Degradation of Recycled Plastic Piling in Aggressive Soils

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Publication Year: 2001

<p>Fiber-reinforced polymer composites represent an alternative construction material without many of the performance disadvantages of traditional materials. The use of fiber-reinforced polymer as a pile material can eliminate deterioration…

Title: Blacktop Resurfacing of Bridge Decks

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Publication Year: 2001

Durability of concrete bridge decks to mechanical and environmental effects is examined for the purpose of evaluation of effects of blacktop resurfacing of bridge decks. Aggressive environmental actions on reinforced concrete are described,…

Title: Methodological Alternatives for a Regional Freight Model

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Publication Year: 2001

The main objective of this report is to conduct an assessment of the different freight transportation modeling methodologies. The report begins with a definition of the main objectives and scope of the regional freight model, followed by a…

Title: A Prototype Decision Support System for Optimally Routing Border Crossing Traffic Based on Predicted Border Crossing Times

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Publication Year: 2011

The economic vitality of the 'Golden Horseshoe', a densely populated and industrialized region which encompasses Southern Ontario, Canada and parts of New York State including the Buffalo-Niagara Region, is heavily dependent upon the…

Title: Analysis of Bicycling Trends and Policies in Large North American Cities: Lessons for New York

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Publication Year: 2011

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Title: Barricade Lighting System

Author(s): Dr. Mark Rea, Dr. John Bullough

Publication Year: 2011

<p>Barricade warning lights have been used for many years at construction sites to indicate to drivers that caution is needed. A benefit of these warning lights is that they are widely recognized and understood, but a downside is that &…

Title: Bicycling renaissance in North America? An update and re-appraisal of cycling trends and policies

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Publication Year: 2011

Many communities in the US and around the world—whether urban, rural, or suburban—are interested in providing effective paratransit services that are also reasonably good performers from the viewpoint of environmental…

Title: Barricade Lighting System Brief

Author(s): Dr. Mark Rea, Dr. John Bullough

Publication Year: 2011

<p>Presently in work zones, standard barricade warning lights are used to provide channelizing and warning functions. These yellow flashing lights are presently used without consideration of the specific work zone activities underway at any…

Title: Analysis of Capital Cost Elements for Light Rail Transit

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Publication Year: 2005

The apparent increase in light rail transit capital costs is a significant concern for Federal Transit Administration, as well as for its partner agencies at the state and local levels. While unit costs have shown no clear trend over the past…

Title: Collaborative Exploratory Research on the Anticipatory Route Guidance Problem

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Publication Year: 2006

Advanced traveler information systems (ATIS) attempt to provide drivers with data intended to help them make better travel decisions. Messages may be available to all drivers (for example by radio or television broadcasts) or only to some: for…