Announcements and News

JTRP Awards and Recognition

Updated January 14, 2014 |  Chris Day and Darcy Bullock received the best paper award from the Transportation Research Board Traffic Signal System Committee for their paper entitled "Design Guidelines and Conditions that Warrant Deploying Fully Actuated Coordination."  Read more >>

 

Purdue ITE Student Chapter Wins 2014 District "Traffic Bowl" - Advances to Regionals

April 15, 2014 - Steven Lavrenz (JTRP), Pulkit Parikh, and Vinay Varadarajan represented Purdue in the regional Traffic Bowl competition sponsored by Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) on April 14, 2014 in Indianapolis. Read More>>
 

DamageWise Continues to Prove Successful

April 9, 2014 - Implementation of JTRP project SPR-3411 "Recovering Full Repair Costs of INDOT Infrastructure Damaged by Motor Vehicle Crashes," known as DamageWise, continues to demonstrate annual savings for the state of Indiana.  Reimbursement recovered by INDOT have grown from $1.4M in FY 2010 to $4.7M in FY 2013 and reimbursements for FY 2014 are expected to be over $6M.  On March 18, 2014, the department recognized the contributions of their public safety partners with a reception at the INDOT Fort Wayne District to share best practices with other agencies and re-stock public agency partners’ supply of “pink tags.”

In 2012, WTHR covered the implementation of DamageWise. Click here to watch on our YouTube channel

Accelerated Pavement Testing (APT) in the U.S.

March 2014 - The INDOT/JTRP APT and facility were featured in an article of the March/April Public Roads publication. For an excerpt of the article, click to download the PDF (734 KB).


Application of Pile Dynamics to Quality Assurance in Deep Foundations Seminar

On April 16, 2013, INDOT geotechnical engineers participated in a training program on the application of pile dynamics to quality assurance in deep foundations hosted by Purdue University.  Read more >>


INDOT Receives AASHTO President's Award for Implementation DamageWise Program

On November 18, 2012, INDOT Legislative Affairs Director Abby Weingardt accepted the AASHTO President's Award for Performance Excellence at the AASHTO Annual Meeting held in Pittsburgh.  Read more >>


JTRP Partnership with Purdue Libraries Receives Open Access Award

Interim President Timothy Sands presented Professor Darcy Bullock with the 2012 faculty award for Leadership in Open Access on October 26, 2012. Read more >>


Hoosier Heartland Ribbon Cutting

On October 24, 2012, a ribbon cutting to celebrate the completion of a segment of the new Hoosier Heartland was held near Delphi. Read more >>


Purdue Civil Engineering Building Named in Honor of Former JTRP Student

The Purdue Board of trustees recently approved naming the Purdue University civil engineering building for alumnus and donor Delon Hampton and his mother, Elizabeth Hampton. Read more >>


INDOT Team Receive Governor's Award for Implementation JTRP Research Recommendations

On May 7, fifteen INDOT employees were recognized by Governor Daniels for implementing the JTRP Research Recommendations from SPR-3411 "Recovering Full Repair Costs of INDOT Infrastructure Damaged by Motor Vehicle Crashes." Read more >>


Recent News Articles Highlighting Traffic Signal Research Implementations

Deployment of traffic signal performance measures throughout Indiana as well as in Lafayette, IN; Morgantown, WV, and Elkhart County, IN recently received press coverage regarding its impact on reducing congestion and fuel consumption. Read more >>


Traffic Bowl Win Leads to National Competition

The Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) hold an annual Collegiate Traffic Bowl "to encourage students to become more active members in the Institute, to enhance their knowledge of the traffic/transportation engineering and planning profession and of the Institute itself, and to strengthen the programs of the ITE student chapters." Read more >>


Students Receive USDOT Eisenhower Fellowship

On February 24, 2012, USDOT awarded Eisenhower Graduate Research Fellowships to Alex Hainen and Steve Remias. Read more >>


News Links

Salt Lake Tribune:  Odds of hitting a red light in Utah? Just 1-in-4  December 23, 2013
Purdue News:  Indiana Using New Concrete to Increase Bridge Life Span January 24, 2013
Purdue News: US 231 safety project to begin August 31, 2012
Media Alert: 1997 JTRP Research Referenced in PBS Documentary October 5, 2012
Media Alert:  Research Implementation Featured on Fox 59 March 1, 2012
Purdue News: Conference in Indianapolis to focus on road safety simulations September 7, 2011
Purdue News: Bridge destruction to reveal clues about 'fracture-critical' spans July 26, 2011
Purdue Impact:  A transportation engineer's quest to improve global planning Summer 2011
USA Today: Airports Leverage Indiana Research to Estimate Wait Time  June 1, 2011
Purdue News: Concrete recycling may cut highway construction cost, landfill use  2011
Purdue News: Putting Old Tires to New Use in Indiana Transportation Projects  December 2, 2010
Purdue News: Purdue, INDOT pioneering green highway projects  July 20, 2010
Purdue News: Roving engineers monitoring safety of bridges, lighting towers  March 22, 2010