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CTR Publishes Report on “Cross-Frame Connection Details for Skewed Steel Bridges”

Authors: Craig Quadrato, Weihua Wang, Anthony Battistini, Andrew Wahr, Todd Helwig, Karl Frank, and Michael Engelhardt This report documents a research investigation on connection details and bracing layouts for stability bracing of steel bridges with skewed supports. Cross-frames and diaphragms play an important role in stabilizing steel girders, particularly during construction. The commonly used bent …


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Envision Freight Website Launched

http://www.envisionfreight.com/ This website was developed as part of the National Cooperative Freight Research Program (NCFRP) project, Preserving and Protecting Freight Infrastructure and Routes, funded by the Transportation Research Board (TRB) of the National Academies. The project began in November 2009. The project announcement can be found on the TRB’s website. The purpose of this project …


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Austin Ranks #4 in America’s Worst Commutes

According to a recent study by The Daily Beast and traffic services company INRIX, Austin has the fourth worst commute in the nation. They discovered that commuters experience most of this frustration on I-35 with the worst bottleneck being Northbound around Riverside Drive. Kara Kockelman, professor at the Cockrell School of Engineering and UT traffic …


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CTR publishes report on Arterial Intelligent Transportation Systems

Applying Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) to arterial systems allows TxDOT to significantly enhance transportation system operation efficiency and improve traffic mobility. However, no guidelines are available to assist TxDOT staff in selecting the most beneficial arterial ITS elements and desirable ITS technologies. To address these gaps, this study was initiated by TxDOT to investigate the …


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