Transportation Engineering News & Events

Purdue partners to create international traffic safety laboratory
Posted: November 12, 2015
An engineering professor from Purdue University spearheaded research partnership efforts for a new transportation safety laboratory in Shanghai, China.
Purdue's flight students will save $250,000 in course fees
Posted: October 2, 2015
Purdue University professional flight students are receiving a $795 reduction in semester fees as a direct result of an updated aircraft usage plan. The new fee structure is expected to save students $250,000 over the next two academic years. John Mott, associate head for aviation technology, assembled a team of Purdue researchers to collect real-time data on the university's fleet of Cirrus SR-20 aircraft. The team included Darcy Bullock, director of Purdue's Joint Transportation Research Program, and civil engineering graduate student Maggie McNamara.
Co-authored paper recognized at IEEE conference
Posted: September 24, 2015
A paper by Prof. Srinivas Peeta, Ph.D. student Yong Hoon Kim, and NEXTRANS research associate Xiaozheng He was recognized as being among the top three papers of the IEEE 18th International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems in Las Palmas De Gran Canaria, Spain.
ITSC Award Ceremony
Transport Challenges in Rural Indiana
Posted: September 3, 2015
When V. Dimitra Pyrialakou, a doctoral candidate focusing on transportation engineering, moved to the United States from Greece, she was astonished by the many differences between European and American transportation systems and planning practices, especially in rural and small urban areas. Now, she is working to rethink such areas.
Research Team Awarded NSF Hazards SEES Project on Reducing Uncertainty in Decision-making in Hurricanes
Posted: September 3, 2015
Purdue University, led by Prof. Satish Ukkusuri along with researchers from Virginia Tech and North Dakota State University, have been selected to receive a $2.5 million National Science Foundation Hazards SEES grant to understand the role of uncertainty in hurricane evacuation decision-making.
Satish Ukkusuri
TRB Recognition of JTRP Research Project for 2015 Best Paper Award
Posted: August 11, 2015
Professor Jan Olek’s paper, "Quick Determination of Freeze-Thaw Durability of Concrete Aggregate Using the Indiana DOT Hydraulic Fracture Test Equipment" was selected as the Transportation Research Board 2015 Best Paper for the Geology and Properties Section of the Mineral Aggregates Committee.
Jan Olek
Purdue Team places 3rd in national Traffic Bowl competition
Posted: August 5, 2015
Congratulations to the Purdue Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) team on placing 3rd at the ITE Traffic Bowl Grand Championship, held August 3rd, 2015 in Hollywood, Florida!
Traffic Bowl Team
University in Chongqing, China welcomes Dr. Peeta as Honorary Guest Professor
Posted: July 7, 2015
President Li Yinguo of Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications (CQUPT) honored Dr. Srinivas Peeta as Honorary Guest Professor during his collaboratory visit to the school on June 29th.
President Daniels Highlights Several JTRP Initiatives in Senate Testimony
Posted: June 29, 2015
On June 25, President Daniels testified before the Senate Finance Committee. President Daniels’ opening remarks reference the Purdue Road School, an event co-sponsored by JTRP and LTAP. President Daniels has been a long-time supporter of the Purdue Road School, first participating when he gave the 2006 Road School Luncheon address during the launch of Major Moves and this past year when he hosted a session with Mayor Dennis on the innovative partnership between the City and Purdue on the State Street initiative.
Comparison of the Accuracy of Traffic Counting Devices
Posted: May 27, 2015
Rodrigo Netto de Souza, a Lyles School of Civil Engineering student, participated in the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program during the summer of 2014. His mentors for this project were Professor John Haddock, Laura Slusher (Indiana LTAP) and graduate student Yu Tian.

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