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Texas Parks & Wildlife, Volume 23, Number 09, September, 1965

Texas Parks & Wildlife, Volume 23, Number 09, September, 1965

Date: September 1965
Creator: Texas. Parks and Wildlife Department.
Description: "Official publication of the Parks and Wildlife Department, dedicated to protecting and conserving natural resources; to providing and maintaining an excellent park system; and to improving hunting and fishing in Texas" (p. 2).
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Examining challenges, opportunities, and best practices for addressing rural mobility and economic development under SAFETEA-LU's coordinated planning and human services framework

Examining challenges, opportunities, and best practices for addressing rural mobility and economic development under SAFETEA-LU's coordinated planning and human services framework

Date: July 2011
Creator: Martin, June.; Giusti, Ceclia; Dumbaugh, Eric & Cherrington, Linda K.
Description: This report evaluates the recently developed coordinated transit and human services plan both the processes that have been adopted throughout the state as well as they types of outcomes that have emerged.
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Analysis of roadway departure crashes on two-lane rural roads in Texas

Analysis of roadway departure crashes on two-lane rural roads in Texas

Date: September 2011
Creator: Lord, Dominique; Brewer, Marcus A.; Fitzpatrick, Kay; Greedipally, Srinivas R. & Peng, Yichuan
Description: "This three-year research effort was undertaken to identify factors that influence the number and severity of roadway departure crashes on rural two-lane highways in Texas and provide engineering countermeasures to reduce this type of crash. The study objectives were accomplished by analyzing crash, traffic flow, and geometric data between 2003 and 2008 and conducting site visits at 20 sites having the highest crash rates at four TxDOT districts."
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School traffic workshop: dealing with Texas-sized problems around schools

School traffic workshop: dealing with Texas-sized problems around schools

Date: October 2011
Creator: Brewer, Marcus A.; Fitzpatrick, Kay & Cooner, Scott A.
Description: "This report summarized the series of "Traffic around Schools"" workshops conducted throughout the state of Texas to familiarize TxDOT employees and partner agencies with two key products from previous research projects (0-4286 and 0-5470) and other tools and guidance that are available for dealing with problems around schools."
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Capabilities/Limitations and recommendations for transporting Texas Department of Transportation's heavy-duty off-road construction and maintenance equipment fleet

Capabilities/Limitations and recommendations for transporting Texas Department of Transportation's heavy-duty off-road construction and maintenance equipment fleet

Date: May 2007
Creator: Lawson, William D. & Leaverton, Michael
Description: "This report reviewed Texas Department of Transportation's (TxDOT) off-road, heavy-duty construction and maintenance equipment transport requirements and assessed TxDOT's current equipment transport knowledge base and practices."
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Idle reduction programs and potential benefits to schools

Idle reduction programs and potential benefits to schools

Date: November 2010
Creator: Hoelscher, Michelle
Description: "This project will measure the cost benefits of implementing a school bus idle reduction program as means to offset the cost of increased bus service."
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Examining challenges, opportunities, and best practices for addressing rural mobility and economic development under SAFETEA-LU's coordinated planning and human services framework

Examining challenges, opportunities, and best practices for addressing rural mobility and economic development under SAFETEA-LU's coordinated planning and human services framework

Date: July 2011
Creator: Martin, June; Giusti, Ceclia; Dumbaugh, Eric & Cherrington, Linda
Description: This report evaluates the recently developed coordinated transit and human services plan both the processes that have been adopted throughout the state as well as they types of outcomes that have emerged.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Safety and economic impacts of converting two-way frontage roads to one-way : methodology and findings

Safety and economic impacts of converting two-way frontage roads to one-way : methodology and findings

Date: January 2011
Creator: Eisele, William L.; Yager, Christine E.; Brewer, Marcus A.; Frawley, William E.; Park, Eun Sug; Lord, Dominique et al.
Description: In the research documented here, researchers develop information to communicate the safety and economic impacts of converting frontage roads from two-way to one-way. Researchers studied five locations in Texas where frontage roads were converted from two-way operation to one-way operation. Researchers identified a comparison site in Texas that remained two-way for comparison to four of the treatment (conversion) sites. Researchers developed accident modification factors (AMFs) related to frontage road conversion segments that roadway designers can use to guide frontage road conversion project planning. Researchers developed AMFs based on non-property-damage-only (non-PDO) crashes for segments and interchange intersections. Researchers developed 12 AMFs and provide confidence intervals around the estimates. Researchers describe how the AMFs were developed, associated caveats, and how to apply the AMFs. Researchers also document the process used to build the safety database from electronic data-sets and printed crash reports. Finally, researchers provide recommendations to facilitate and expedite future crash analysis. Researchers attempted to investigate the economic impacts of frontage road conversion by analyzing gross sales data, appraisal data, employment data, and surveys of business owners/managers and customers. Only the appraisal data and survey information were at the parcel level along the corridors and survey sample size was limited.
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Best practices and outreach for active traffic management: final report

Best practices and outreach for active traffic management: final report

Date: December 2011
Creator: Levecq, Charles; Kuhn, Beverly & Jasek, Deborah
Description: "This report includes a literature review related to active traffic management (ATM), an inventory of ATM deployments both overseas and in the United States, a summary of best practices and general guidelines for the deployment of ATM, information of the development of an ATM website, and the delivery of a webinar to present the project results to increase the awareness of ATM within the transportation profession."
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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.; Songchitruksa, Praprut. & Zeng, Xiaosi
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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