Edward Offei and Rhonda Young The trucking industry continues to contribute significantly to the economy of the United States. The surface transportation system has been a critical component for the movement of goods and services...
A "close call" or accident without injury is easy to shrug off and forget. But, there is a danger in brushing off accidents that don't hurt, harm or damage. When a "close call" happens, it should immediately send up a red warning flag that something was wrong, unplanned, unexpected, and could happen again. The next time it happens, it could result in serious damage, injury or death.
Several researchers and students from NDSU presented papers at the 55th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Forum. The event brings together more than 100 transportation researchers, practitioners and students and was Mar. 13-15 in San Jose, CA.
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.