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News and Events [2013][2012][Archived

ODU Civil and Environmental Engineering faculty and staff present 12 research papers at the 2013 TRB Annual Meeting

ODU Transportation Research Institute faculty participated in the 92nd Annual Transportation Research Board (TRB) held in January in Washington, D.C. The presenters included Dr. Asad Khattak, Dr. Mecit Cetin, Dr. ManWo Ng, Dr. Michael Robinson, Dr. Xin Wang, and several graduate students. ODU faculty, staff and students presented 12 research papers/posters, reflecting collaborations between various ODU entities, e.g., Transportation Research Institute and Virginia Modeling, Analysis, and Simulation Center, and other universities. At the conference, the Fifth Annual Lunch for related faculty, researchers, students and transportation partners was held at the Lebanese Taverna, with participation from colleagues at various universities, Virginia Department of Transportation, and the Hampton Roads Metropolitan Planning Organization.

The TRB Annual Meeting covered all transportation modes, with thousands of presentations on a diverse set of transportation topics. The TRB 92nd Annual Meeting attracted nearly 11,000 transportation professionals from around the world to Washington, D.C., in January, 2013 at the Marriott Wardman Park, Omni Shoreham, and Hilton Washington Hotels. ODU's Dr. Khattak co-chaired the Advanced Traveler Information Systems sub-committee meeting. ODU faculty, staff, and students presented the following papers and posters on transportation planning and operations.

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Operations, Intelligent Transportation Systems, and Safety

  • Methodology to Estimate Percent of Overweight Trucks Without Proper Permits, (13-4579), Chih-Sheng Chou, Andrew P. Nichols, Sanghong Yoo, Mecit Cetin
  • Explaining Willingness-to-Pay for Tolls: Individual Self-Interests, Concern for Greater Good, and Sociopolitical Factors, (13-2317), Wie Yusuf, Lenahan O'Connell, Khairul A Anuar, Matthew Gable
  • Impact of Heavy Vehicles on Freeway Operating Characteristics Under Congested Conditions, (13-1542), Umama Ahmed, Alexander Drakopoulos, ManWo Ng
  • Role of Dynamic Message Signs in Travelers' Diversion During Unexpected Congestion on Toll Roads, (13-0931), Haitham M. Al-Deek,Taylor W. P. Lochrane, Ravi Chandra, Asad J. Khattak
  • Clearing Paths for Emergency Vehicles Using Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communication, (13-4222), Craig Jordan, Mecit Cetin, Robert Michael Robinson

Network Modeling

  • Calibration of BPR Function Based on Link Counts and Its Sensitivity to Varying Demand, (13-4019), Peter Foytik, Mecit Cetin, Robert Michael Robinson        
  • Parallel Label-Correcting Algorithms for Large-Scale Static and Dynamic Transportation Networks on Laptop Personal Computers, (13-2103), Duc Thai Nguyen, ManWo NgOperations, Intelligent Transportation Systems, and Safety

Planning and Behavior

  • Quantifying Key Errors in Household Travel Surveys, (13-0552),Sanghoon Son, Asad J. Khattak, Xin Wang, Paul Thomas Agnello, Juyin Chen
  • Accuracy of Geo-imputation: An Approach to Capture Micro-Environment, (13-0700), Xin Wang, Asad J. Khattak, Juyin Chen
  • Non-coverage Errors in Travel Surveys Due to Mobile Phone Only Households, (13-2028), Sanghoon Son, Asad J. Khattak, Nak-Kyeong Kim

Environment and Sustainable Transportation

  • Is Smart Growth Associated with Reductions in CO2 Emissions?, (13-2350), Xin Wang, Asad J. Khattak, Yichi Zhang
  • Are Ecolanes a Sustainable Option to Reduce Emissions in a Medium-Sized European City?, (13-0550), Tânia Fontes, Paulo Jorge Fernandes, Hugo Rodrigues, Jorge Bandeira, Sérgio Pereira, Asad J. Khattak, Margarida Cabrita Coelho