The North Dakota Agriculture Transportation Handbook has been updated. The handbook covers the state and federal statutes, rules and exemptions for the agricultural industry. Content was compiled in cooperation with the ND Highway Patrol, ND Corn Council, ND Soybean Council, and the ND Wheat Commission.
In this issue you can find
information on graduate school news and recent/upcoming happenings in the transportation
field. This issue also includes a variety of upcoming transportation conferences, workshops, and
webinars you may be interested in.
Alejandro Henao, a transportation engineering PhD student in civil engineering at the University of Colorado-Denver, has been named 2015-2016 Student of the Year for the Mountain-Plains Consortium. The award recognizes his excellence in research, leadership, professionalism and overall academic performance.
Andrew Kubas and Kimberly Vachal This study addresses two goals for improving regional traffic safety: first, to examine public perceptions of traffic safety issues and priorities; and, second, to address crash trends and intervention strategies. Survey results indicate residents believe driving conditions in the region are dangerous, but ratings have improved as oil activity has decreased.
Kimberly Vachal A survey of farm operators in the Northern Plains Region of North Dakota, northern South Dakota, western Minnesota and eastern Montana was conducted to gather information about transportation of crops, the inventory and characteristics of the farmer-owned truck fleet and on-farm storage capacity.
A campus building dedicated to transportation at NDSU would symbolically show that transportation is equal in importance to other disciplines and indicate that transportation is an accepted interdisciplinary academic field. The building would house NDSU's academic programs in transportation and logistics and provide a home for the UGPTI's research and outreach programs. The building would be a critical step forward in developing the intellectual capital necessary to plan, construct and operate the transportation systems of the 21st century.