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Comparing Texas HMOs, 2012

Comparing Texas HMOs, 2012

Date: 2012
Creator: Beck, Deeia
Description: This report "reflects the experience of Texans enrolled in Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs) during 2011" It includes information on consumer rights, the types of health plans, results to the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems, HMO complaints, appeals and independent review organizations, HMO market share data and financial information, HMO customer service contact information, and additional sources of health care information. (p. 2)
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Use of Aluminum Sulfate to Reduce High pH Fingerling Striped Bass Production Ponds Fertilized with Nitrogen and Phosphorus to Control Prymnesium Parvum

Use of Aluminum Sulfate to Reduce High pH Fingerling Striped Bass Production Ponds Fertilized with Nitrogen and Phosphorus to Control Prymnesium Parvum

Date: August 2012
Creator: Begley, Drew C.
Description: This document provides data about controlling "Prymnesium parvum cell density and ichthyotoxicity." It also provides information about stabilizing pH levels in "striped bass Morone saxatilis culture ponds." (p. 2).
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Teen driver cell phone blocker

Teen driver cell phone blocker

Date: February 2012
Creator: Benden, Mark; Fink, Rainer & Stafford, James
Description: "In this report a study that was a randomized control intervention that measures the effectiveness of a cellular phone control device that communicates whit the vehicles of teen drivers to deny them access to their phone while driving for the purpose of reducing distraction=related negative driving events."
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Teen driver cell phone blocker

Teen driver cell phone blocker

Date: February 2012
Creator: Benden, Mark; Fink, Rainer & Stafford, James
Description: "In this report a study that was a randomized control intervention that measures the effectiveness of a cellular phone control device that communicates whit the vehicles of teen drivers to deny them access to their phone while driving for the purpose of reducing distraction=related negative driving events."
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Fracture properties and fatigue cracking resistance of asphalt binders

Fracture properties and fatigue cracking resistance of asphalt binders

Date: March 2012
Creator: Bhasin, Amit.; Izadi, Anoosha & Motamed, Arash
Description: "The main objective of this study was to evaluate the inherent fatigue cracking resistance of asphalt binders in the form of a matrix with rigid particle inclusions. The underlying rational for this approach was to subject the binders to a state of stress that is similar to the one in a full asphalt mixture."
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Texas agriculture today, spring 2011

Texas agriculture today, spring 2011

Date: 2011
Creator: Black, Bryan & Obregon, Veronica
Description: A newsletter addressing agriculture in Texas.
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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. & Harrison, Robert
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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Manual for Assessing Safety Hardware test 3-11 on the Texas T101 bridge rail

Manual for Assessing Safety Hardware test 3-11 on the Texas T101 bridge rail

Date: March 2011
Creator: Bligh, Roger P. & Menges, Wanda L.
Description: The Texas T101 bridge rail is widely used in the state of Texas. Previous testing demonstrated its ability to contain and redirect passenger cars and a 20,000-lb school bus. Based on this testing, the Federal Highway Administration accepted the T101 bridge rail as an NCHRP Report 350 TL-3 barrier. However, its impact performance with pickup trucks was never evaluated. Under research project 0-5526, Impact Performance of Roadside Safety Appurtenances, researchers conducted a performance assessment of Texas roadside safety devices to help evaluate the impact of adopting the new AASHTO Manual for Assessing Safety Hardware (MASH) guidelines on current hardware. Testing and evaluation of the T101 bridge rail was recommended as a high priority. This recommendation was based primarily on the absence of pickup truck testing on the system, and concerns that the 27-inch rail height may not be compatible with pickup trucks and SUVs under design impact conditions. The T101 bridge rail did not meet MASH evaluation criteria for test 3-11. The vehicle overturned after losing contact with the barrier.
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Development of a MASH TL-2 guardrail-to-bridge rail transition compatible with 31-inch guardrail

Development of a MASH TL-2 guardrail-to-bridge rail transition compatible with 31-inch guardrail

Date: December 2011
Creator: Bligh, Roger P.; Arrington, Dusty R. & Menges, Wanda L.
Description: The TxDOT Design Division is in the process of developing new guardrail standards that comply with the AASHTO Manual for Assessing Safety Hardware (MASH). The new guardrail system will provide increased capacity and improved impact performance relative to the current design. A key feature of the new system is an increased in rail mounting height from 27 inches to 31 inches. TxDOT's current TL-2 metal beam transition is 27 inches tall and is not compatible with the new 31 inch guardrail system. While the high-speed, nested thrie beam transition system meets MASH guidelines and is compatible with a 31-inch guardrail, it would be cost-prohibitive to use it on all roadways. The objective of this research was to develop a transition that is suitable for use on lower speed roadways, less expensive and complex than the current high-speed (i.e., TL-3) transition design, and is compatible with a 31-inch guardrail. A low-cost guardrail-to-bridge rail transition was successfully developed and tested under MASH Test Level 2 conditions. It is compatible with a 31-inch guardrail and can connect to rigid concrete bridge rails. It is considered suitable for implementation on roadways that have traffic conditions appropriate for the use of TL-2 safety hardware. Use ...
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Development of a MASH TL-3 median barrier gate

Development of a MASH TL-3 median barrier gate

Date: February 2011
Creator: Bligh, Roger P.; Arrington, Dusty R.; Sheikh, Nauman Mansoor; Silvestri, Chiara & Menges, Wanda L.
Description: Report regarding a median barrier gate designed to both offer protection to motorists and easier cross-median access for emergency and maintenance vehicles.
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