Use of Alternative Fuels and Hybrid Vehicles by Small Urban and Rural Transit Systems (Oct. 15, 2012)
In this presentation, SURTC researcher Jeremy Mattson presented the results of a survey of small urban and rural transit systems regarding alternative fuels and hybrid vehicles. The experiences of users, perceived benefits and deterrents, and factors affecting adoption are explored. Findings provide...
Transit, Technology, & Public Participation (Oct. 15, 2012)
Del Peterson and Jeremy Mattson
This presentation by SURTC researchers Del Peterson and Jeremy Mattson described the results of a study that evaluated the use of different technologies for improving public participation in transportation planning. The project, conducted in Fargo-Moorhead, consisted of four major activities: onboard...
Effortless Passenger Identification System (Oct. 15, 2012)
This presentation discussed the first stage of findings from the Effortless Passenger Identification System project. It highlights field tests using RFID technology in both Los Angeles, CA and Fargo, ND. Controlled testing was also conducted in Fargo using a Paratransit vehicle. Consumer acceptance techniques...
Travel Behavior and Mobility of Older Adults: Evidence from the National Household Travel Survey (Jun. 25, 2012)
SURTC researcher Jeremy Mattson presented findings from a recent study on travel behavior and mobility of transportation disadvantaged populations, specifically older adults and people with disabilities. The study examined 2009 National Household Travel Survey data on driving, trip frequency, staying...
Smart Roadside Initiative (May 16-17, 2012)
The Smart Roadside vision is one in which commercial vehicles, companies, enforcement, and other transportation facilities share information seamlessly in order to improve safety, security, operational efficiency, and freight mobility. For the first phase to advance this vision FMCSA and FHWA have identified...
Traffic Sign Retroreflectivity (April 5, 2012)
This presentation gives an update of the current rules and compliance dates for sign retroreflectivity, the proposed changes to those rules and dates, and an overview of the methods an agency can implement to be compliant with the rules.
Tribal Transit & Prospects for Future Funding (Mar. 28, 2012)
SURTC researcher Jon Mielke presented the findings of a recent study regarding the impacts of the 5311(c) tribal transit program that was created in 2005 by the SAFETEA-LU federal highway and transit funding bill. The study also identified future funding requirements based on varying levels of tribal...
An Application of Attitudinal Structural Equation Modeling to Intercity Transportation Market Segmentation (Jan. 24, 2012)
Jeremy Mattson, David Ripplinger, and Del Peterson
In this study, intercity market segments based on traveler attitudes were identified using structural equation modeling. The study focused on rural and small urban areas, using survey data for residents of North Dakota and western Minnesota. Attitudes toward travel time, flexibility, and privacy were...
This study estimated the impacts of transportation and geography on use of health care services by adults aged 60 or older in North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, and Wyoming. The results were based on survey responses received from 543 individuals living in these states. This research studied whether...
Jeremy Mattson and David Ripplinger
This study analyzed economies of scale and density as a rationale for subsidizing transit agencies in small urban areas. A long-run cost model was estimated that included the addition of external costs, such as environmental effects, and benefits. Results show that small urban transit agencies experience...
FMCSA Portal and the Inspection Selection System (Jan. 12, 2012)
This presentation included an overview of the FMCSA Portal specific to company information and an overview of the Inspection Selection System (ISS) calculation based on the FMCSA Compliance Safety Accountability (CSA) BASICs.
Smart Roadside Initiative (Sept. 28, 2011)
Ron Schaefer, Brenda Lantz, and Paul Belella
The vision for the Smart Roadside Initiative is to create an environment where commercial vehicles, motor carriers, enforcement resources, highway facilities, intermodal facilities, toll facilities, and other nodes on the transportation system collect data for their own purposes and share the data seamlessly...
Additional Road Investments Needed to Support Oil & Gas Production and Distribution in North Dakota (Jan. 6, 2011)
Denver Tolliver and Alan Dybing
UGPTI researchers Denver Tolliver and Alan Dybing presented results of a study, Additional Road Investments Needed to Support Oil and Gas Production and Distribution in North Dakota, to the ND Legislature's House Appropriations Committee on January 6.
Road Infrastructure to Support Oil Development (Nov. 15-16, 2010)
UGPTI Director Gene Griffin provided an overview of the oil industry's impact on the transportation infrastructure in western North Dakota at the Bakken Infrastructure Development Summit in Denver, CO, Nov. 15-16, 2010. His presentations included a look at political implications, potential solutions...
Mark Savage, Bryan Price, and Brenda Lantz
In a presentation to the Western Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, UGPTI director Gene Griffin outlined the vision of how the Transportation Learning network will contribute to the on-going success of state departments of transportation.
FMCSA Mobile Client – Inspection (Jun. 18, 2009)
FMCSA Mobile Client – Intervention / Investigation (Jun. 18, 2009)
COMPASS FMCSA Portal Access and Single Sign-On for Companies (Mar. 11, 2009)
COMPASS Improving Data Capture Online and Offline (Jul. 29, 2008)
COMPASS FMCSA Portal Access for Companies (May 6, 2008)
COMPASS Overview, Collaboration, and the Mobile Client (Dec. 3, 2007)
Motor Carrier Safety: Research, Technology, and Direction (Aug. 23, 2006)
Improving Driver Identification Data Collected for Commercial Vehicle Crash and Roadside Inspection Reports (Aug. 1, 2006)