Research Highlights

Left: Purdue's Darcy Bullock, John Mott, Lucy Richardson, & Austin Decker INDOTs: Adam French & Marty Blake
December 13, 2016
Over the past year there has been a strong interest in using unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for transportation research.
Group with Neil Armstrong
December 2, 2016
On December 2nd, JTRP hosted FHWA Indiana Division Administrator Mayela Sosa and her colleagues, Jermaine Hannon, Keith Hoernschemeyer, Jose Ortiz, and Karen Stippich. Highlights of the visit included tours of the Bowen Laboratory, CAI/S-BRITE Center, and Hampton Hall with displayed posters and demonstrations by JTRP researchers. It was a great opportunity to showcase our Purdue partnership with FHWA and INDOT and to discuss future opportunities.
The Research Team
November 18, 2016
Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) awarded the 2016 Innovation Award for the Peer-to-Peer Adaptive Signal Control System to Moab, Utah.
Grad student inspecting the piles at Bowen Lab
September 22, 2016
Professor Rodrigo Salgado and Professor Monica Prezzi are testing 100-feet long, open-ended pipe piles for the new bridge crossing the Wabash River. The result of this research could reduce the cost of building or replacing bridges in the near future.
Purdue's Jason Lloyd educates and trains bridge inspectors to improve the practice of inspecting.
August 20, 2016
Feature article from WBAA with Lyles School of Civil Engineering Professor and S-BRITE Director, Robert Connor, along with LTAP Research Manager, Pat Conner, about our program's effort to improve bridge inspection.
Sagamore Parkway Bridge Demolition
July 15, 2016
JTRP's Wayne Bunnell and Drake Krohn were featured in a recent interview on how recording the demolition of the Sagamore Parkway bridge can be used for educational purposes.
May 18, 2016
WLFI News Channel 18 recently featured a special report on traffic signal timing.
Pictured are students, faculty, and INDOT engineers
April 7, 2016
On April 7th, Tom Brummett came to Purdue University to deliver a lecture on drilled shaft construction and testing to students and INDOT engineers. The lecture covered thermal integrity testing, O-cell testing, CSL, and the SQUID test. Tom is a Project Supervisor for INDOT located in the Vincennes District. Tom's enthusiasm and dedication to his work is an inspiration to everyone involved.
Poster Session located in the Woods Commons
April 13, 2016
On Wednesday, April 13th, the Lyles School of Civil Engineering hosted the German America Chamber of Commerce for a seminar on the innovation of energy efficiency in transportation systems. The event kick-off was a poster session in the Woods Commons to highlight some active research projects and give students an opportunity to engage with German transportation specialists.
2016 Wednesday Luncheon - PMU Ballroom
March 9, 2016
The 102nd Purdue Road School Transportation Conference and Expo broke another record with over 2,600 attendees.
Cedar Grove Bridge - Franklin County
February 17, 2016
On Wednesday, February 17, 2016, the Cedar Grove Bridge came strategically crashing down into Franklin County's Whitewater River.
February 10, 2016
On February 10, 2016, the Purdue Memorial Union North Ballroom was full of posters sharing innovative research ideas with Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) Executive Staff and Directors.
SPM Workshop
February 1, 2016
The Automated Traffic Signal Performance Measure (SPM) Workshop, held on January 26-27, 2016, in Salt Lake City, Utah, provided a forum to share best practices, agency progress, and configuring and troubleshooting tips, as well as to discuss the potential future of SPMs.
January 18, 2016
Purdue faculty, staff and students attended the Transportation Research Board (TRB) 95th Annual Meeting on January 10–14, 2016, in Washington, D.C. The program attracted more than 12,000 transportation professionals from around the world. Purdue colleagues shared their latest research findings in several dozen presentations, poster sessions, and committee meetings.
TRB Best Paper Group Photo
January 15, 2016
A paper co-authored by Steven Lavrenz, Christopher Day, and Darcy Bullock, from Purdue University, along with INDOT Engineer Rick Freije and Elkhart County Engineer Jay Grossman received the 2016 Transportation Research Board (TRB) Traffic Signal System Committee Best Paper Award at this year's TRB conference in Washington, DC.
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.
Jason Lloyd
Real-time sensors were installed on the Interstate 65 bridge over Wildcat Creek last week. Purdue engineer Jason Lloyd showed News 18 what those sensors look like and exactly what data they collect.
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.
May 27, 2015
On May 27, 2015, Purdue University Lyles School of Civil Engineering Professors Jan Olek, Darcy Bullock, and John Haddock hosted a workshop and luncheon presented by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) on their Long-Term Pavement Performance Program (LTPP).
April 17, 2015
Last week, Purdue Lyles School of Civil Engineering students and faculty members had the opportunity to participate in an interactive field trip as part of the INDOT EVOLVE mentoring program. The field trip took place at the ongoing INDOT I-69 Interstate construction project near Bloomington, Indiana. Some of the onsite tour stops included crossing locations, Plummer Creek II Mitigation Site, and the SR45 and SR37 Interchanges.
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