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Major Robert Swearingen will be inducted into the Honorable Order of St. Christopher at the UGPTI Annual Awards Banquet Oct. 16. Swearingen graduated from the NDSU MML program in 2012 and recently returned to NDSU to pursue a PhD in Transportation and Logistics with a research fellowship from UGPTI....
NDSU transportation and logistics Ph.D. students and staff will present their research at the Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS) Annual Meeting Nov. 9-12 in San Francisco. EunSu Lee, an associate research fellow for the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute will...
The main office of the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute has moved to Room 448 of the Quentin Burdick Building. That new office is just down the hall from the previous location, Room 430 which will continue to serve as office space for UGPTI staff. All graduate students and staff that were...
NDSU is among the institutions offering online courses this fall for a post-baccalaureate certificate program sponsored by the Regional University Transportation Center. Universities offering courses for the fall semester include NDSU, Kansas State University, Texas A&M University and the University...
A paper focusing on risk management in the healthcare supply chain written by NDSU transportation and logistics doctoral student Fesseha Gebremikael was recently published in the African Journal of Business and Economic Research. "An Analytical Model for Healthcare Supply Chain Risk Management" was...
Ju Dong Park, a NDSU transportation and logistics Ph.D. student, recently was awarded the Best Paper Award from the Transportation Research Forum at its 55th Annual Forum. Park's paper, "The Magnitudes of Economic and Non-Economic Factors in Demand for U.S. Domestic Air Passengers," analyzed air carriers'...
Members of the NDSU student chapter of the Association of Transportation and Logistics learned how knowledge from transportation and logistics courses are used in the real world during a visit to the Fargo-Moorhead Metropolitan Council of Governments.Nine students, all Ph.D. students in transportation...
NDSU transportation and logistics Ph.D. student Jaesung Choi recently presented two papers and several posters at research conferences in the region.Choi, who is also a research assistant with NDSU's Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute, attended the 2014 Montana Association of Geographic Information...
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. "An Investigation of Factors Influencing...
An NDSU researcher combined geographic information systems and computerized spatial analysis tools in a new approach to designing service coverage for emergency medical services in rural areas. The research and a case study of its use in western North Dakota is described in an article, "Designing Service...
A paper written by students and staff at NDSU was published in the March 2014 issue of Maritime Economics & Logistics.The article, "A coupled linear programming model with geospatial dynamic trip assignment for global-scale intermodal transportation," shows development of a geospatial origin-destination...
A paper written by EunSu Lee, associate research fellow at NDSU’s Upper Great Plains Transportation Research Institute, was recently published by the Management Research Review. The paper, "An application of conjoint analysis to explore use perceptions on management information systems: A case study,"...
Ranjit Godavarthy, associate research fellow with Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute, won the Wootan Award for Outstanding Ph.D. Dissertation in Policy and Planning from the Council for University Transportation Centers (CUTC). Godavarthy completed his dissertation, “Network and...
Members of the NDSU student chapter of the Association of Transportation and Logistics toured the Fargo location of Microsoft in late October.The students were particularly interested in changes being proposed and implemented to the company's supply chain structure and facility designs, and to learn...
Rob Lynch recently joined the UGPTI as training coordinator for the Small Urban and Rural Transit Center (SURTC). Most recently, Rob held the position of transportation manager for North Dakota State University, where he managed transit, parking, bicycle, and pedestrian functions for a growing campus...
Dale Heglund recently joined the UGPTI as program director of the ND Local Technical Assistance Program. In that position he will lead outreach and training programs aimed at state, county and local professionals in the transportation construction industry.Heglund was the North Dakota sales engineer...
EunSu Lee, an associate research fellow with the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute recently presented research papers at two national meetings. He presented a paper on the institute's statewide freight modeling effort at the Transportation Research Board's Strategic Highway Research Program...
Fesseha Gebremikael, an NDSU transportation and logistics doctoral student, has been selected to present his research at the National Decision Science Institute (DSI) Annual Conference in Baltimore, MD, Nov. 16. His paper, "Decision Support Model for Managing Disruptive Influences in Global Supply Chain...
The Small Urban and Rural Transit Center, part of the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute at NDSU, will be a partner in a new Small Urban and Rural Livability Center being established with a two-year $2.8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation. The Western Transportation Institute...
Several NDSU students and staff presented research at the annual meeting of the Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS) in Minneapolis, MN, Oct. 6-9. INFORMS is the largest professional society in the world for professionals in the field of operations research (O.R.), management...
Several doctoral students from the NDSU transportation and logistics program presented their research at the North Dakota GIS Users Conference in Grand Forks in September. The students were among the nearly 200 attendees representing higher education, utilities, businesses, local, state and federal agencies...
A paper written by NDSU transportation and logistics Ph.D. student Yasaman Kazemi was recently published in the Journal of Industrial Engineering and Management.The paper, "Optimal Decisions and Comparison of VMI and CPFR Under Price-Sensitive Uncertain Demand," compares the performance of two advanced...
Ankush Agrawal, NDSU Transportation and Logistics PhD student, will present a research paper at the 2013 International Conference on Construction and Real Estate Management (ICCREM 2013) Oct. 10-11 in Karlsruhe, Germany. He was recently notified that his paper, "Developing Evaluation Tools for Achieving...
Learn more about computerized and quantitative techniques for planning, designing and operating transportation systems in TL 753 Transportation System Modeling. The course is offered during the second summer session, June 12 to August 2. New instructor Dr. EunSu Lee has revamped the course content to...
Yasaman Kazemi, PhD student in the NDSU Transportation and Logistics Program and graduate research assistant with NDSU's Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute, presented a poster titled "Application of GIS in Modeling the Supply Chain Network for Auto Industry in Midwest" at the North Dakota/South...
Nimish Dharmadhikari, PhD student in the NDSU Transportation and Logistics Program and graduate research assistant at NDSU's Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute, was recently inducted into the Tapestry of Diverse Talents at NDSU. The Tapestry of Diverse Talents is a pictorial mosaic that recognizes...
An NDSU graduate program tailored specifically to logistics professionals in the military is featured in a magazine highlighting higher education opportunities and trends for military students. Transportation and Logistics Program director Denver Tolliver discussed NDSU's Master of Managerial Logistics...
The Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute at NDSU has added two members to its research staff. Ranjit Godavarthy will work on public transportation research and Bradley Wentz will direct the institute's Advanced Traffic Analysis Center and its Department of Transportation Support Center. Godavarthy...
Transportation and Logistics Students Evaluate Bridge Options in Oil Country Traffic and road issues related to oil development in North Dakota became part of the curriculum for students in an advanced transportation and logistics class last semester. For a class project, students in TL 752: Transportation...
"Defense Logistics and National Security," a seminar by retired Lieutenant General Claude V. Christianson will be presented Wednesday, Jan. 30, at 3 p.m. in the Arikara Room of the NDSU Memorial Union. The seminar will explore the critical nature of the defense logistics enterprise by: Offering an...
The Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute held its annual awards banquet Oct. 11 at the Fargo Holiday Inn. Tracee Sutton, Gary Berreth and Jim Moench were recognized for their contributions to the region's transportation industry. Five scholarships also were presented to NDSU students. Sutton...
Brenda Lantz was recently named associate director of the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute. Lantz, with more than 20 years of experience on the UGPTI's research staff, will help lead the UGPTI's research, education, and outreach activities. She will assist in managing and promoting the institute...
NDSU's Master of Managerial Logistics program was recently highlighted in August issue of "Military Logistics Forum," a magazine that bills itself at the "world's largest magazine dedicated exclusively to the military logistics community." In a feature titled "Educating the Logistician," UGPTI director...
Three transportation and logistics graduate students recently were awarded honors in a student paper competition sponsored by the Urban and Regional Information System Association. Nimish Dharmadhikari and Zijian Zheng earned second place for a jointly written paper and Vu Dang earned fourth place....
The American Public Transportation Association's Public Transportation and Universities Communities Conference was held June 16-19 in Fargo, hosted by MATBUS and Small Urban and Rural Transportation Center, a part of NDSU's Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute. NDSU students, faculty and staff...
NDSU researcher Jill Hough was elected to the executive board of the Council of University Transportation Centers at the group's annual summer meeting June 20-22 at Michigan Tech in Houghton, Mich. Hough is director of the Small Urban and Rural Transit Center, a part of NDSU's Upper Great Plains Transportation...
For the first time in their collective histories, Metro Area Transit (MATBUS) and North Dakota State University (NDSU) will host the American Public Transportation Association's (APTA) 2012 Public Transportation and University Communities Conference, June 16-19. This national conference is expected to...
Five NDSU transportation and logistics graduate students attended the American Public Transportation Association's Bus and Paratransit Conference May 6-9 in Long Beach, Calif. The conference included more than 30 specialized educational sessions, covering topics such as policy and planning, operations...
Robert Prince, vice president of transit business development at Archictecture, Engineering, Consulting, Operations and Management Transportation, spoke with transportation students at NDSU April 30 about a variety of transit issues. He also incorporated a message about diversity. Drawing from his experience...
More than 350 high school students from about 20 schools in the Bismarck-Mandan learned about careers related to transportation and construction at the region's first Transportation Technical Career Fair. The event was Wednesday, May 2, at the Bismarck Public Schools Career Academy at Bismarck State...
NDSU transportation and logistics graduate student Brett Korporaal earned first place in the student research paper competition for the 20th National Conference for Rural and Intercity Bus Transportation. Korporaal will receive $1,000 and the opportunity to attend the conference in Salt Lake City in...
NDSU Provost Bruce Rafert announced Denver Tolliver is the new director of the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute, effective April 2. He has served as the institute's associate director since 2003. "Dr. Tolliver's contributions to the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute over the past...
The Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute at NDSU is offering five scholarships for current NDSU juniors and seniors to be awarded for the 2012-13 academic year. To be considered, students should apply by May 1. The application is online at www.ndsu.edu/transportation/scholarship. The Charles...
Several NDSU students, researchers and faculty presented research at the annual Transportation Research Forum March 15-17 in Tampa, Fla. The forum is an independent organization of transportation professionals, academics and practitioners. Each spring, it brings together transportation professionals...
The on-campus interview process has begun for the position of director of the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute. Denver Tolliver was interviewed Feb. 28, and Mark Berndt's interview is set for Thursday, March 1. Public seminar presentations are part of the process. Berndt's presentation is...
EunSu Lee, transportation analyst with the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute, was recognized as an American Production and Inventory Control Society Certified Supply Chain Professional. As a transportation analyst, Lee contributes to several institute projects that focus on statewide transportation...
Brenda Lantz, associate research fellow with NDSU's Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute (UGPTI), will become chair of the Transportation Research Board's Truck and Bus Safety Committee in April. The Transportation Research Board is one of six major divisions of the National Research Council....
Several staff members from NDSU's Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute participated in the Transportation Research Board's national meeting in Washington, D.C., Jan. 22-26. The meeting attracted more than 11,000 transportation professionals from around the world and included more than 4,000 presentations...
Joseph Zabaldano, a graduate student in the managerial logistics program, was promoted to the rank of major in the U.S. Army on Nov. 17. The promotion ceremony was conducted at NDSU by Lt. Col. Matt Shatzkin and Capt. Josh Smith published the orders. Zabaldano entered the Army in May 2002. He was promoted...
Canan Bilen-Green, professor of industrial and manufacturing engineering, has been named interim director of the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute at NDSU, Provost Bruce Rafert announced Oct. 19.A national search for a permanent director also is under way. Rafert named Gary Smith, dean of engineering...
Graduate students in the transportation and logistics program at NDSU recently attended a student and faculty retreat hosted by the Mountain-Plains Consortium. Master's degree and doctoral students traveled to Snowbird, Utah, to meet with students and faculty from the five other universities in the consortium. Each...
Former NDSU president Jim Ozbun will be among the honorees at the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute's annual awards banquet Oct. 6. The banquet honors individuals who have made significant contributions to the transportation industry in the region. Additional honorees include Neal Fisher...
The Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute at NDSU has launched a transportation security blog to serve as a go-to source for past and current links to videos, news articles and publications on topics related to transportation security issues both domestically and internationally. The blog is moderated...
The Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute has scheduled weekly transportation seminars throughout the fall semester. Everyone is welcome to attend the presentations, which will be offered Tuesdays from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the IACC, room 422. Presenters from within and outside the Upper Great Plains...
A workshop to help area women enhance their careers is scheduled for Sept. 20 at the NDSU Alumni Center. The "Woman Up! Take Control of your Career" workshop is sponsored by the Small Urban & Rural Transit Center, a program of the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute at NDSU. The workshop...
EunSu Lee, a transportation analyst with the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute, presented his research at the 2011 U.S.-Korea Conference Aug. 10-14, which was hosted by the Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association and the Korean Foundation of Science and Technology Societies. Lee...
Kimberly Vachal, director of the Rural Transportation Safety and Security Center, was selected to present "Improving Roadway Safety Programs Through University-Agency Partnerships" at the University Transportation Center's Spotlight Conference in November. The event is hosted by the Transportation Research...
The Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute (UGPTI) is pleased to announce that four $1500 scholarships and one $2000 scholarship have been awarded to outstanding NDSU juniors and seniors with an interest in transportation. The $1500 Paul E. R. Abrahamson Transportation Scholarship is awarded to...
"Impacts of ethanol plants on highway networks" was published in the spring issue of the Journal of Transport and Land Use. It was written by Alan Dybing and Denver Tolliver, both of Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute, and Subhro Mitra, formerly of the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute...
Denver Tolliver, Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute associate director, will receive the 2011 Innovation in Education Award from the Institute of Transportation Engineers' Transportation Education Council at their annual meeting during August in St. Louis. The award recognizes unique or innovative...
Jill Hough, director of the Small Urban & Rural Transit Center at NDSU, launched a successful mentorship program with students from her public transportation class during spring semester. Students were paired with an industry leader for eight weeks to discuss topics and learn from the mentors' experiences...
Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute associate director Denver Tolliver will receive the 2011 Innovation in Education Award from the Institute of Transportation Engineers' Transportation Education Council. The award recognizes Tolliver's work with the Transportation Leadership Graduate Certificate...
Eunsu Lee, doctoral candidate in transportation and logistics, has been invited to present at the Geospatial Information Systems for Transportation Symposium. Lee will present research from studying flooding in the Red River Valley, "Visualization for Transportation Network in Flood Region." The study...
Denver Tolliver, director of the Mountain-Plains Consortium, and John MacGowan, the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute's national program coordinator, presented at the 18th annual Northwest Tribal Transportation Symposium in Spokane, Wash. The symposium was hosted by the Affiliated Tribes of...
Jill Hough, program director of the Small Urban & Rural Transit Center in the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute, has matched students from her public transportation course with industry mentors across the country. NDSU is serving as the pilot university for the mentor program that will...
The Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute is offering five scholarships for current NDSU juniors and seniors to be awarded for the 2011-12 academic year. To be considered, students should apply by April 30. Visit www.ndsu.edu/transportation/scholarship, for the online application.The Charles E....
Two NDSU transportation and logistics doctoral students presented papers at the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences Simulation Conference in Austin, Texas, in November.Ieelong Peter Chen presented the paper, "Collaborative Transportation Management in the Supply Chain: Shipper...
Jarret Brachman, associate research fellow with the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute, delivered a keynote address at an international counterterrorism conference in Ireland in September. The conference,"Terrorism and New Media," was sponsored by Dublin City University and designed to generate...
Jill Hough, director of the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute's Small Urban & Rural Transit Center, is chair of the planning committee for the 19th National Rural and Intercity Bus Conference to be held October 24-27, 2010, in Burlington, Vermont. The conference theme is "Big Ideas –...
The Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute at NDSU will honor three transportation leaders at its 15th Annual Awards Banquet Oct. 7 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Fargo. Honorees include Dick Johnsen, long-time transportation advocate and president of Johnsen Trailer Sales in Fargo; Herman Schmitz...
Three NDSU students and faculty attended the International Society of Logistics (SOLE) conference held mid-August in Dallas, Texas. The conference theme "Global Logistics Sustainability" focused on the significance of sustainability in logistics.Sustainability-focused sessions taught attendees about...
Three transportation and logistics doctoral students recently received awards for their research papers. EunSu Lee's paper, "Estimating trip diversion by using impedance in flooding regions," was one of the winners in the GIS-T Student Paper Contest. The paper was presented April 12 at the GIS-T Symposium...
Tools like iPads, Facebook, and Twitter will be used to gather public input on transit in the Fargo-Moorhead area as part of a research project at North Dakota State University. The project is part of a nationwide effort by the Federal Transit Administration explore innovative ways to improve public...
The Paul Abrahamson and Transportation Engineering Scholarships are being offered to NDSU students through the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute. These scholarships are offered annually, and are funded by the Mountain-Plains Consortium.Interested students should be juniors and seniors interested...
The Transportation Leadership Graduate Certificate (TLGC) program is a new, online certificate program being offered to professionals and post-baccalaureate students interested in expanding their transportation knowledge. Students will be able to take classes taught by leading professionals from across...
Gene Griffin, director, and Jon Mielke, research fellow, both from Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute (UGPTI), recently received Dedicated Partners Awards from the North Dakota Association of Counties in recognition of their role in organizing a series of public information and input workshops...
The anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States and the discovery of an alleged terrorist plot in New York City have prompted a flurry of media appearances for an NDSU faculty member. Jarret Brachman, associate research fellow with the Upper Great Plains Transportation...
Students in NDSU's Association of Transportation and Logistics toured Dilworth's Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway facilities last spring. The tour, which allowed students to interact with yardmasters, gave students a better understanding of railroad terminal operation. The students study...
Four transportation leaders will be honored Oct. 8 when the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute holds its annual awards banquet at the Fargo Holiday Inn. Honorees include Steve McCormick Sr., executive vice president of Northern Improvement Co.; Delta Daggett, longtime leader in the trucking...
NDSU transportation and logistics graduate students attended the International Transport Economics Conference June 15-16 at the University of Minnesota. The Mountain-Plains Consortium sponsored their trip. NDSU is the lead university in the consortium which is one of 10 competitively selected regional...
Dennis E. Jacobson, a North Dakota National Guardsman and NDSU alumnus, was recently promoted to major general and will begin a two-year assignment as the U.S. Forces Korea deputy chief of staff for Restationing and Tour Normalization Facilities. Maj. Gen. Jacobson is one of two active major generals...
With fuel price increases, an emphasis on green transportation and a growing reliance on public transportation by retiring baby boomers, public transportation has been in the spotlight like never before. As a result, interest and ridership are up. But a lack of qualified workers may be a roadblock in...
NDSU’s Graduate School added new graduate programs that will be available for the 2009-10 academic year. The Transportation and Logistics Program in the College of Graduate and Interdisciplinary Studies now offers two new graduate degrees and two new certificate programs. The programs will focus on...
The Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute at NDSU, through its involvement in the Mountain-Plains Consortium, sponsored a two-day workshop to bring together industry, government and academic leaders to address transportation policy and regulation. Beyond the Crossroads: A National Discourse on...
Jarret Brachman, associate research fellow at the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute, served as a local media resource throughout Roxana Saberi's detention. Local radio networks, including KFGO, MOJO 104 and AM 1100 featured multiple on-air interviews with Brachman for expert analysis and updates...
Jill Hough, advanced research fellow, Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute at NDSU, was recently a guest lecturer at the University of Vermont Transportation Research Center. She presented the seminar "Aging in Rural and Small Urban Environments: Are Travel Needs Being Met?" to faculty...
NDSU's Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute earned global media exposure in November with the publication of a new article by one of its staff about terrorism in South Asia. Jarret Brachman, associate research fellow, published an article titled "Al-Qaida's Changing Outlook on Pakistan" for the...
Jarret Brachman and Subhro Mitra, researchers with the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute at NDSU, recently had their first books published. Brachman's book, "Global Jihadism," explores the core doctrine and strategy of today's global Jihadist movement. The book is divided into two sections...
A researcher with NDSU's Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute was on the agenda of a national security conference in Washington, D.C., Sept. 11 and 12. Jarret Brachman attended the "DNI Open Source Conference 2008," hosted by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. The conference...
The Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute at NDSU will host an annual awards banquet Thursday, Oct. 9, at the Fargo Holiday Inn. Tickets for the banquet are $30 and must be ordered by Sept. 30 by calling (701)231-7767. The event opens with a social at 5:15 p.m. and dinner at 6:45 p.m. The banquet...
An administrator from the Federal Transit Administration and officials from several national transit organizations gathered at NDSU on Sept. 10 to discuss programs of the university's Small Urban & Rural Transit Center. "I can see how cutting edge a lot of this work is and how germane it is to transit...
WDAY News 6 covered the Sept. 8 seminar titled "The Logic and Nexus - Transportation, Disability and Federal Policy" by Dr. Alan Abeson. To view the news coverage, click the play button on the video below. For more information about Abeson or the seminar, visit the seminar's description page.
Alan Abeson, a national advocate for rights for the disabled, will present a seminar on transportation, disability and public policy Monday, Sept. 8, at 3 p.m. in IACC 422. Abeson's presentation will include some of the evolutionary developments in public policy with an emphasis on the Americans with...
Students from the NDSU Master of Military Logistics Program participated in a radio frequency identification (RFID) course offered by the RFID Solutions Center Dayton. Based in Ohio, the firm is the world's largest and most advanced facility devoted entirely to the application of RFID technology. Alien...
NDSU's Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute has been hosting a statewide discussion on the mobility needs of North Dakota and the state of its transportation infrastructure. Since March, the Institute has hosted regional workshops in Williston, Dickinson, Minot, Bismarck, Devils Lake, Jamestown...
Keith "Chad" Mixon was presented with the 2008 Hagen Leadership Award at the NDSU graduation reception for the Master of Military Logistics program on May 9, at Seasons at Rose Creek restaurant, Fargo. The Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute (UGPTI) presents the award to the Master of Military...
Robert Pieri, professor of mechanical engineering, and Subhro Mitra, research assistant for the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute, were featured speakers at an international workshop at Jalpaiguri Government Engineering College in Jalpaiguri, West Bengal, India, on Feb. 21-22. The workshop...
Mobility for residents of North Dakota took a significant move forward last week with pledges from Lieutenant Governor Jack Dalrymple and Dave Leftwich of the North Dakota Department of Transportation to work to improve coordination among transit providers in the state. "The endorsement of this concept...
Two speakers hosted by the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute were recently guest lecturers for students in the transportation and logistics Ph.D. program and the Masters of Military Logistics Program. Chris Dager, a national expert on water and barge transportation rate analysis from the Tennessee...
Several Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute students and staff members participated in the Transportation Research Forum's Annual Forum March 17-19 in Fort Worth, TX. Meera Singh, a student in the transportation and logistics Ph.D. program, presented her paper, "Statistical Model for Mitigation...
Charles Briggs, a Ph.D. student in transportation and logistics, presented "Global Supply Chain Risks Management: A New Battleground for Gaining Competitive Advantage" at the 15th Annual Conference of the American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences. The conference was Feb. 22-24 in Las Vegas. The...
Masters of Military Logistics student Joshua LaMotte was promoted to major in the U.S. Army, March 1. Family and friends gathered at the Benson Bunker Fieldhouse on the NDSU campus to celebrate the event. LaMotte is a former member of the NDSU ROTC program and graduated with a bachelor of arts degree...
The Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute at NDSU will host a regional trucking conference in June to facilitate an exchange of ideas and information among trucking companies and state departments of transportation. "Trucks are the primary logistics provider for rural businesses," notes Mark Lofgren...
The Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute is offering the Abrahamson Scholarship and the Transportation Engineering Scholarship. These scholarships are given out each year to recognize academic achievement and promote the education of transportation students at NDSU. Applicants must be a junior...
Subhro Mitra, transport engineer with the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute, has been invited to present information on applications of geographic information systems in transportation at a seminar in India. Mitra will attend the seminar organized by the Jalpaiguri Government Engineering College...
Several researchers from the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute (UGPTI) participated in the Transportation Research Board's (TRB) 87th Annual Meeting Jan. 13-17 in Washington, D.C. The TRB Annual Meeting brings together more than 10,000 policy makers, administrators, practitioners, researchers...
Natalie (Beck) Easterday was named an Outstanding Student of the Year by the U.S. Department of Transportation University Transportation Center program. Easterday received the award Jan. 12 during the Transportation Research Board's Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. The award recognizes Easterday's...
The Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute (UGPTI) at NDSU is offering a series of transportation-related seminars during the spring semester. The seminars provide updates on transportation research and issues at the local, regional and national levels. The seminars are open to the public and are...
Students from NDSU's Master of Military Logistics (MML) program, toured the Bobcat Company production plant in Gwinner, ND, Friday, Nov. 16.Students toured the production line of three style/size loaders witnessing one ton rolls of raw steel being transformed into bumpers, roll cages, and frames. Student...
A prestigious Fulbright Scholar grant will allow an Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute researcher to spend 10 months teaching and helping develop research programs at the University of Jordan in Amman.Beginning in January, UGPTI advanced research fellow Ayman Smadi will teach a graduate course...
The Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute (UGPTI) at North Dakota State University will hold its annual awards banquet Thursday, Oct. 11 at the Fargo Holiday Inn.Tickets for the banquet are $30 and should be ordered by Oct. 5 by calling (701)231-7767. Awards at the banquet will recognize Jon Mielke...
by Rebecca Montgomery, TACOM LCMC Rock Island Public AffairsFARGO, N.D. - Robert Jurkowski, TACOM Life Cycle Management Command Armament Readiness Team leader and pending graduate of North Dakota State University's Master of Military Logistics program, was recently awarded the MML program's 2007 Hagen...
Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute (UGPTI) is an independent center at NDSU that provides education, research and outreach programs in small urban and rural transportation and logistics to enhance the safety and mobility of people, goods, and agricultural commodities. With the opening of its...
NDSU Ph.D. student Subhro Mitra was recently a winner in a student paper contest sponsored by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials.Mitra's paper suggests that satellite imagery used to assess crop conditions and predict yields also could be used to generate data and...
The Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute (UGPTI) at North Dakota State University, in Fargo, partnered with the Eno Foundation to gather, analyze, and publish data for the 20th edition of Transportation in America (TIA). The process called on all the skills of UGPTI's staff, according to Dr. Kim...
Did you know that in the years between 1990 and 2004, almost 250,000 miles of rural roads simply vanished? That over those same 14 years, nearly half-a-million miles of urban roads were created? And did you know that, as a percentage of gross domestic income, the nation's transportation outlays in 2004...
Featured speakers at the Summit were U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Mike Johanns, Under Secretary for Rural Development at USDA, Tom Dorr, Congressman Dennis Cardoza, Congressman Jim Costa, and Congressman Baron Hill, members of the House Agriculture and Energy Committees. Other speakers included Andy...
The Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute (UGPTI) is sponsoring a series of transportation-related seminars on Fridays at 2:30 p.m. through May 4. The seminars will be in IACC 422.The seminar on March 9 will be presented by Wade Kline, a community planner with the Fargo-Moorhead Metropolitan Council...
Xinyu (Jason) Cao recently received the Charley V. Wootan Memorial Award from the Council of University Transportation Centers. Cao is an associate research fellow with the Small Urban & Rural Transit Center, a part of the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute.The national award recognizes...
Students from the NDSU Master of Military Logistics program toured the Red River Valley and Western Railroad yard in Breckenridge, Minn., Monday, Oct. 23, to observe rail operations first hand."This was a tremendous opportunity for students to see in real life the rail operations they have been learning...
During the week of Nov. 6-10, the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute and the Department of Civil Engineering will observe "Railroad Week" to raise the awareness of the importance of freight railroad transportation in the United States and draw attention to potential careers in the railroad industry."With...
The Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute at NDSU will host its 11th Annual Awards Banquet Thursday, Oct. 5, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Fargo Holiday Inn.The event will feature recognition for several individuals who have provided leadership in the transportation industry in the region and or...
A North Dakota Rural Transportation Safety and Security Conference is scheduled for August 23-24 in Bismarck. The conference is aimed at emergency planners and responders, transportation agencies and private transportation firms. The conference will identify and increase awareness of the safety and security...
Getting military equipment and supplies from point A to point B isn't an easy task on the battlefield.U.S. Army Capt. Jim Gannon said he was often frustrated during his recent tour of duty in Iraq because when a shipment left a distribution site, it was nearly impossible to track or change its direction.That...
The Fargo District of the North Dakota DOT received advice on its snow removal routes from students at NDSU while the students received a real-world introduction to applications for the theories they're learning in class.Canan Bilen-Green, an assistant professor in NDSU's industrial and manufacturing...
Bismarck State College (BSC) recently began a new two-year degree program that will educate graduates for work in the transportation industry. Transportation and supply chain management was developed in collaboration with the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute (UGPTI) and North Dakota State...
Jill Hough, an associate research fellow with the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute at NDSU, recently was named to the advisory board of the National Transit Institute at Rutgers University in New Jersey.The NTI provides training, education and clearinghouse services in support of public transportation...
The Transportation Research Forum Foundation recently awarded a $500 scholarship to David Ripplinger, an associate research fellow with the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute.Ripplinger is pursuing a doctoral degree in transportation and logistics. He uses his expertise in computer modeling...
In recognition of North Dakota Senator Kent Conrad's efforts on behalf of transportation in the region, the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute at North Dakota State University is giving him its highest award.Conrad will receive the John Agrey award Tuesday, Oct. 11, at the Institute's award's...
The former president of the Greater North Dakota Association, Dale O. Anderson, is being recognized for his service to transportation by the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute at North Dakota State University.Anderson will receive the institute's Chairman's Award which recognizes individuals...
Improving freight movement in the region stretching from Chicago to the Pacific Northwest is the focus of a new research and outreach center at North Dakota State University, Washington State University and the University of Washington."Regional freight transportation issues are gaining importance almost...
A celebration luncheon and a series of video seminars presented over the Transportation Learning Network highlight National Transportation Week events scheduled for May 16-20. The events are hosted by the Mountain-Plains Consortium.The luncheon is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Thursday May 19 in the NDSU...
Kimberly Vachal recently was named advanced research fellow with the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute. She has been an associate research fellow for more than 10 years.Vachal works with local, regional, and national freight groups to identify logistical opportunities and assess policy implications....
Four researchers from the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute presented papers at the Transportation Research Forum's annual meeting March 6-8 at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.Denver Tolliver, associate director of the institute, was part of a panel that discussed the track...
In wintertime Fargo, the wind slices out of the northwest almost constantly. Snow and sleet ride the wind horizontally and below-zero temps add bite. Transit riders here know bus shelters aren't just about convenience and comfort, they're about survival.Most of Fargo's bus shelters are unheated plastic...
The Transportation Learning Network (formerly Tel8) is hosting an open house Friday, Feb. 11, to display its new Tandberg video conferencing equipment. The installation of the new equipment marks the network's shift from ISDN technology to Internet-based video conferencing. The open house is from 1...
Gene C. Griffin, director of the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute (UGPTI), has received the S.S. Steinberg Award from the American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA). The award was announced Jan. 10 in Washington, D.C., during the annual meeting of the association's Research...
Picture this: The year is 192 and Christopher Columbus is laying claim to the United States; you, on the other hand, are observing a vast expanse of land from a geo-synchronous satellite positioned about 60 miles above the center of the North American continent.What you see from your stratospheric perch...
The transit director for Wells, Sheridan and Stutsman counties has been selected for an international trip to study transit in Brazil, Argentina and Ecuador.Carol Wright is executive director of James River Transit and Wells/Sheridan Transit headquartered in Jamestown. She left for the 16-day trip on...
A who's who of transit officials from the national and regional level praised progress of NDSU's Small Urban & Rural Transit Center (SURTC) at its third annual steering committee meeting Sept. 15 at the NDSU Alumni Center."We would like to see SURTC replicated and adopted as a national model," said...
An official of the U.S. Federal Highway Administration will outline the U.S. Department of Transportation's Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) Program at NDSU at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28.Michael Freitas, travel management coordinator for the ITS Joint Program Office, will provide a short history...
Two NDSU staff members were recently recognized for their communications work by the Association for Communications Excellence.Tom Jirik was part of a multi-state team that earned a silver award in the non-credit educational program category. The team developed training materials and a train-the-trainer...
Ray Zink, retired chief engineer for the North Dakota Department of Transportation will receive the John M. Agrey Award from the UGPTI.The award recognizes significant contributions to transportation. It is named for John Agrey, a pioneer and innovator in North Dakota transportation who worked for more...
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