2014 December

Research Digest, Dec.2014: State DOTs

The December 2014 issue of the Research Digest is now available for download from the CTR Library. This month’s digest provides abstracts for 21 publications from other states’ department of transportation research programs. The research projects represented here are from Alabama, Louisiana, Minnesota, North Carolina, Virginia, and Washington. The reports cover a wide range of …


Posted by Kevyn B.  |  Category : CTR Library

Graduate Profile: Jake Gutekunst, M.S.

Graduate Profile: Jake Gutekunst, M.S.

Hometown: Plano, Texas Receiving: Masters in Civil Engineering Advisor: Dr. Randy Machemehl Area of research: Intersection modeling for dynamic traffic assignment; pavement maintenance strategies   How does it feel to be graduating? It’s exciting because I have a job lined up at Kimley-Horn and Associates (or KHA) that I’ll start in January, and I’m looking …


Posted by Maureen Kelly  |  Category : Student Spotlight

Dr. Gemar presents Guidelines For Applying Right-Turn Slip Lanes

Dr. Gemar presents Guidelines For Applying Right-Turn Slip Lanes

On October 14, 2014, Dr. Mason Gemar presented at the 2014 Transportation Short Course in College Station, Texas. Dr. Gemar was invited to present on the development of design guidelines for applying right-turn slip lanes during the Design session. The content presented was based on a TxDOT-sponsored research project completed at CTR under the direction …


Posted by Maureen Kelly  |  Category : Researchers

CTR PhD Candidate Wins 2014 SWUTC Student Award

CTR PhD Candidate Wins 2014 SWUTC Student Award

The Southwest Region University Transportation Center (SWUTC) recently announced the winners in the 2014 SWUTC Student Awards competition, and a CTR student was one of the lucky four. Meredith Cebelak, a transportation engineering student and CTR graduate research assistant, is the winner of the Dr. William J. Harris Award for Outstanding PhD Student. Meredith’s advisor, …


Posted by Maureen Kelly  |  Category : Awards

CTR’s Transparent Sound Wall Project Wins TxDOT Award

CTR’s Transparent Sound Wall Project Wins TxDOT Award

Each year TxDOT’s Environmental Affairs Division recognizes departmental projects that meet TxDOT’s transportation goals while also protecting the environment by bestowing the Environmental Achievement Awards (EAA). To be eligible for an EAA, the exemplary project must both enhance the natural and human environment and arise from district initiative (rather than from a state mandate). CTR …


Posted by Maureen Kelly  |  Category : Awards