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Opportunities and challenges for high-speed rail corridors in Texas

Opportunities and challenges for high-speed rail corridors in Texas

Date: September 2011
Creator: Walton, C. Michael & Carroll, Todd
Description: "This thesis seeks to clarify the potential for passenger rail specifically in Texas through comparison and contrast with other regions and nations in the midst of new national-level knowledge and the changing transportation opportunities and challenges facing the state."
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Optimized deployment of emission reduction technologies for large fleets

Optimized deployment of emission reduction technologies for large fleets

Date: June 2011
Creator: Kianfar, Kiavash
Description: "This research study produced an optimization framework for determining the most efficient emission reduction strategies among vehicles and equipment in a large fleet."
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Partnering with AVID to create transportation scholars

Partnering with AVID to create transportation scholars

Date: October 2010
Creator: Jasek, Debbie
Description: "The goal of this project was to team with the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program in local schools to stimulate student awareness of transportation and engineering careers and to encourage interest in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields."
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Performance analysis of the "zoning" strategies for Americans with Disabilities Act paratransit services

Performance analysis of the "zoning" strategies for Americans with Disabilities Act paratransit services

Date: August 2010
Creator: Shen, Chung-Wei & Quadrifoglio, Luca
Description: "The objective of this research is to provide a more in-depth evaluation and comparison between centralized and decentralized zoning strategies for the city of Houston, Texas, by developing a simulation model to evaluate the effect of zoning strategies on the productivity and service quality for the ADA paratransit service."
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Performance measures for metropolitan planning organizations

Performance measures for metropolitan planning organizations

Date: April 2012
Creator: Moore, Devin
Description: "The aim of this project is to consolidate available knowledge and provide guidance to transportation agencies, specifically MPOs, to help them incorporate performance measurement relating to transportation planning and operations. This research includes a survey of agency practices and agency needs, development of guidance on effective performance measurement and allied issues of strategic planning, goal setting, and data collection."
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Physically based model for predicting the susceptibility of asphalt pavements to moisture-induced damage

Physically based model for predicting the susceptibility of asphalt pavements to moisture-induced damage

Date: September 2010
Creator: Masad, Eyad; Graham, Michael A. & Abu Al-Rub, Rashid K.
Description: "This study presents a novel moisture-induced continuum damage model for asphalt concrete."
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Portable Emission Measurement System-based approach to developing and evaluating driving cycles for air quality assessment

Portable Emission Measurement System-based approach to developing and evaluating driving cycles for air quality assessment

Date: April 2010
Creator: Wang, Ziqianli
Description: "The first objective is to develop driving cycles for classified roads incorporating both a vehicle's driving activities and its emission characteristics, using the data collected by Portable Emission Measurement System (PEMS), which was neither available nor has ever been used in developing driving cycles. A comprehensive database is established for the collected data and a sophisticated computer program is developed to generate the specific driving cycles. The second objective is to develop an evaluation approach of driving cycles in which Vehicle Specific Power (VSP), a parameter that can readily connect the driving modes with emissions, is used to evaluate how well the driving cycles can represent the driving and emission characteristics on real roads."
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Potential connected vehicle applications to enhance mobility, safety, and environmental security

Potential connected vehicle applications to enhance mobility, safety, and environmental security

Date: February 2012
Creator: Balke, Kevin N.
Description: "Researchers first conducted a comprehensive review of the state-of-the-art connected-vehicle research and technologies. Once researchers had a thorough understanding of the technology, they focused on selecting and developing the near-term practical applications that use connected vehicle technology. The research team then sought expert opinions from the Texas Transportation Institute working group during two brainstorming sessions, which produced two lists of potential applications and prioritized the applications based on deployment feasibility. In particular, a total of five applications were selected for development of the full concept of operations, including two in safety, two in mobility, and one in environmental security. These applications address various problems, including wrong-way driving and unprotected-grade-crossing crashes (safety): work-zone merge efficiency and safety, and freeway speed harmonization (mobility): and slippery pavement-related crashes (environmental security)."
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The potential for improving rail international intermodal services in Texas and the Southwest region of the United States

The potential for improving rail international intermodal services in Texas and the Southwest region of the United States

Date: June 2011
Creator: Blaze, James R.
Description: "The report covers a period of great significance for railroading in the U.S as it contains a number of milestones now shaping the future performance of the industry. The specific subject is improving inter-modal service so that it can support state and regional highway planning, now facing severe financial cut-backs as revenue sources become fully committed to bond servicing, user taxes, loose purchasing power and fuel consumption begins to fall."
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Predicting damage in concrete due to expansive aggregates : modeling to enable sustainable material design

Predicting damage in concrete due to expansive aggregates : modeling to enable sustainable material design

Date: April 2012
Creator: Grasley, Zachary Charles
Description: "A poroelastic model is developed that can predict stress and strain distributions and, thus, ostensibly damage likelihood in concrete under freezing conditions caused by aggregates with undesirable combinations of geometry and constitutive properties.Sensitivity of the stress distributions to the aggregate and matrix constitutive parameters are assessed to allow improved concrete design."
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