Transportation Engineering News & Events

Professor receives Bryant Mather Award
Posted: February 5, 2007
The Transportation Research Board of the National Academies awarded Chuanxin Fang, Ph.D. 2003, and Assistant Professor Samuel Labi the Concrete Materials Section Bryant Mather Award for their research paper titled "Evaluating the Static Segregation Resistance of Hardened Self-Consolidating Concrete Using Image Processing Technology."
Graduate student and professors receive best paper award from TRB
Posted: February 2, 2007
Ph.D. candidate Anuj Sharma and Professors Darcy Bullock and Srinivas Peeta received the 2007 Best Paper Award for their paper "Recasting Dilemma Zone Design as a Marginal Cost and Benefit Problem" conferred by the TRB Traffic Signal Systems Committee.
Professor Srinivas Peeta appointed chair of a national transportation committee
Posted: January 12, 2007
The Transportation Research Board (TRB) of the National Academies has appointed Professor Srinivas Peeta as the Chair of the Committee on Transportation Network Modeling, ADB30.
Professor Srinivas Peeta
Age, gender major factors in severity of auto-accident injuries
Posted: January 3, 2007
Professor Fred Mannering and transportation research team has found in a new study statistical differences in traffic-accident injuries depending on the gender and age of drivers.
Highway Traffic
Nation's air-transportation system must become more 'agile'
Posted: October 6, 2006
Researchers at Purdue University have created a mathematical simulation that could be used in a new national strategy to ease airport congestion and improve the overall transportation system.
Air Transportation System Study
Purdue honors university faculty scholars
Posted: September 28, 2006
Professor Darcy M. Bullock was awarded the 2006 Faculty Scholar. The University Faculty Scholars Program recognizes outstanding faculty colleagues who are on an accelerated path for academic distinction and are nominated by committees from their academic areas and approved by the provost.
Professor Darcy M. Bullock
Study: Air travelers don't mind delays if security checks consistent
Posted: September 26, 2006
The study results could be useful in shaping security procedures and providing ways to improve customer satisfaction as the airline industry struggles to maintain profitability amid economic factors such as high fuel costs and labor-management disputes, Fred L. Mannering, a professor of civil engineering at Purdue University, said. A paper detailing these important findings will appear September 25th in the Journal of Air Transportation Management.
CE undergraduate and graduate students receive the 2006 TRB Mickle Award
Posted: August 3, 2006
Zachary T. Clark, undergraduate student, Avery Rhodes, MSCE 2005, Professor Darcy M. Bullock of Transportation, James Sturdevant, Traffic Management and System Operations Specialist with USDOT, and Dave Candey, Technical Support Manager at Econolite Control Products, received the Transportation Research Board D. Grant Mickle Award for best paper in the area of operations and maintenance, titled "Evaluation of Stop Bar Video Detection Accuracy at Signalized Intersections".
Trasnportation Research
Understanding driver's behavior will impact traffic safety
Posted: August 3, 2006
Traffic safety can be greatly impacted by non-truck drivers' and freight truck drivers' behavior toward one another. Professor Srinivas Peeta, graduate student Pengcheng Zhang, and former graduate student Weimin Zhou is the research team of this study titled "Behavior-based analysis of freeway car-truck interactions and related mitigation strategies".
Blind zones for truck drivers.

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