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  • Posted: Jan 6
    Monthly reports for the North Dakota Grain Industry Data (Grain Trax) page were updated on January 5, 2021.
  • Posted: Dec 30, 2020
    Jill Hough, Ali Rahim Taleqani, and Rob Lynch
    The National Transit Institute (NTI) contracted with the Small Urban and Rural Transit Center to complete a survey to assess the immediate training needs of rural and small urban transit agencies. The immediate training needs were based on the already existing NTI courses that could be adapted to meet the needs of rural and small urban agencies.
  • Posted: Dec 29, 2020
    Dilip Mistry, Del Peterson, and Jill Hough
    This study was conducted to provide the Oklahoma Transit Association and state policy makers with information that will allow them to plan for mobility challenges and address coming greater mobility needs stemming from population growth and changes in the state’s demographics.
  • Posted: Dec 16, 2020
    A recorded webinar hosted by UGPTI’s Commercial Vehicle Safety Center discusses a tool developed by Iowa State University in partnership with the Iowa DOT, that provides detailed data to help target enforcement efforts to reduce and prevent future heavy truck crashes.
  • Posted: Dec 15, 2020
    A winter survival kit could save your life. Here are 16 items to have in your winter survival kit, and some tips to follow if you are stranded.
  • Posted: Dec 11, 2020
    Gravel roads are dusty. For many roadways, the dust creates unsafe driving conditions. Additionally, the loss of fine material degrades the ability of the driving surface aggregate to bond together and shed water. Logically, increased traffic volumes result in increased dust. So what can we do to reduce the dust?
  • Posted: Dec 11, 2020
    The 2021 Sign Warrior Calendars are now available for download. Thanks to the fourth grade students who participated in our poster contest. Your efforts make this calendar possible and bring out the sign warrior in all of us.
  • Posted: Dec 8, 2020
    Researchers with UGPTI's Small Urban and Rural Center on Mobility have completed the study, "Assessment of North Dakota Mobility Options, Transit Needs and Characteristics of Users," for the N.D. Department of Transportation. The study analyzed population and demographic trends in North Dakota to identify areas with the greatest current needs for mobility services and areas expected to have the greatest increases in demand.
  • Posted: Dec 7, 2020
    Monthly reports for the North Dakota Grain Industry Data (Grain Trax) page were updated on December 4, 2020.
  • Posted: Dec 7, 2020
    Trucks are an important mode of economic connectivity in rural states like North Dakota. The size/mass difference between 80,000-pound trucks and 4,000-pound passenger vehicles, along with operational differences such as acceleration/deceleration times and turning radiuses, heighten risk for crash events.
  • Posted: Dec 3, 2020
    NDDOT is accepting applications/nominations for Vision Zero Infrastructure Awards. These awards are an annual event to recognize people, groups, organizations, programs, and projects that improve infrastructure safety across the state of ND for a safer and better quality of life. Nominations are due by December 20, 2020.
  • Posted: Dec 3, 2020
    MPC researchers at the University of Utah are working to eliminate or reduce the bump at the end of Utah bridges caused by settling of soils that can occur long after construction. In some cases, the settling can result in a need to completely reinstall bridge approaches.
  • Posted: Dec 1, 2020
    A transportation expert at NDSU with expertise in computer modeling and a captain in the U.S. Navy have published research that shows how simple low-cost computer modeling techniques can be combined with practical expertise to assess the threat of terrorist attacks on port facilities.
  • Posted: Nov 30, 2020
    Dr. Chris Pantelides, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Utah, will present a webinar on his research, "Seismic Repair of Concrete Wall Piers Using CFRP Active Confinement" on Thursday, Dec. 3. Registration is required.
  • Posted: Nov 27, 2020
    UGPTI's Transportation Learning Network (TLN) has launched its 2020-2021 training season with an increased emphasis on high-quality, timely, innovative, and practical content that cooperators can use immediately.
  • Posted: Nov 23, 2020
    The research responds to the N.D. Legislature's request for a study of the transportation infrastructure of all county, township, and tribal roads and bridges in the state. Infrastructure needs were estimated using detailed traffic models and the most current crop and oil production forecasts, traffic estimates, and roadway condition data.
  • Posted: Nov 23, 2020
    Jeremy Mattson, Dilip Mistry, and Jill Hough
    This study identified and analyzed existing transit and other passenger mobility options in North Dakota. Information about population growth trends and demographics across the state are described and used to identify areas with the greatest needs for mobility services.
  • Posted: Nov 23, 2020
    Kimberly Vachal, Seguy Tchakounte-Wakem, and Andrew Kubas
    The statewide driver traffic safety survey provides baseline metrics for the North Dakota Department of Transportation Safety Division and others to use in understanding perceptions and self-reported behaviors related to focus issues.
  • Posted: Nov 18, 2020
    MPC research at South Dakota State University will help roadway agencies reduce pavement stripping, a moisture-induced loss of bonding between aggregates and the asphalt binder that typically begins at the bottom of the hot-mix asphalt layer and progresses upward.
  • Posted: Nov 16, 2020
    An NDSU researcher has helped develop a simplified computer modeling technique to help forecast the effects of autonomous vehicles on land use.
  • Posted: Nov 13, 2020
    Portable generators can be a very useful piece of equipment during a power outage. Portable generators can also be very dangerous. If you plan on using a portable generator, it is essential that you take proper precautions for your safety and the safety of those working to restore the power.
  • Posted: Nov 13, 2020
    Kimberly Vachal and Jaclyn Andersen
    The rise of ride-sourcing services such as Uber and Lyft in recent years has revolutionized urban transportation across the globe. We intend to understand public perception of ride-sourcing services and identify key contributing factors and behavior patterns that may trigger the use of such services by those outside of the typical millennial, urban market.
  • Posted: Nov 12, 2020
    Celebrate the rich culture, history, traditions, and recognize the achievements and contributions of Indigenous Peoples. All events are free and open to the public.
  • Posted: Nov 4, 2020
    Monthly reports for the North Dakota Grain Industry Data (Grain Trax) page were updated on November 4, 2020.
  • Posted: Nov 2, 2020
    An NDSU doctoral degree in transportation and logistics put James Leiman in the right place at the right time. After 20 years of work, North Dakota officials recently announced new intermodal rail service will come in North Dakota.
  • Posted: Oct 26, 2020
    The virtual summit for legislators and local government officials and transportation management officials will be October 29. Topics will feature critical asset information and management techniques and best practices for local county, township, city and tribal roads. UGPTI is helping plan the summit and several UGPTI staff are presenters.
  • Posted: Oct 15, 2020
    The four environmental conditions that cause cold-related stress are low temperatures, wind, dampness, and cold water. Two or more of these conditions together can make working outdoors very dangerous.
  • Posted: Oct 14, 2020
    The Rural Transit Fact Book serves as a national resource for statistics and information on rural transit in America. This publication includes rural demographic and travel behavior data as well as financial and operating statistics for agencies receiving section 5311 funding. In addition to national-level data, statistics are presented by state, FTA region, tribe, and mode, as well as other agency characteristics.
  • Posted: Oct 9, 2020
    Work by MPC researchers at Colorado State University was recently published in several journals.
  • Posted: Oct 8, 2020
    The July 2020 North Dakota Dry Bean Stock Report is now online.
  • Posted: Oct 5, 2020
    A report is currently in draft form and available for comments. Comments will be considered as the draft is finalized to present to the North Dakota Legislature.
  • Posted: Oct 5, 2020
    Monthly reports for the North Dakota Grain Industry Data (Grain Trax) page were updated on October 5, 2020.
  • Posted: Oct 2, 2020
    A student design team at the University of Utah is designing a six-block corridor of bike lanes in Salt Lake City. MPC researcher Cathy Liu is the faculty mentor for the Civil and Environmental Engineering senior capstone project (4900 -- professional practice & design).
  • Posted: Sep 29, 2020
    A study that will help analysts better use the vast volume of data collected from connected vehicle systems was recently published by NDSU researchers.
  • Posted: Sep 25, 2020
    Two transportation experts were recently added to the staff of NDSU's Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute to assist with local transportation planning and investments in Dunn, McKenzie, and Williams Counties and with the Mandan Hidatasa Arikara Nation.
  • Posted: Sep 25, 2020
    Australia may hold important lessons for improving road safety in the United States, according to MPC researchers at the University of Colorado Denver.
  • Posted: Sep 21, 2020
    Mandated implementation of positive train control technology in the U.S. rail industry will cost billions of dollars. Researchers at NDSU's Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute developed a computer model to help railroad companies assess the cost effectiveness of using that technology to further enhance safety and improve railroad operations and efficiency.
  • Posted: Sep 17, 2020
    MPC researchers at Colorado State University are improving the hydrologic analyses used to evaluate dam safety and to design bridges and roads.
  • Posted: Sep 17, 2020
    Research on methods to calibrate sensor readings from smartphones so that they can be used as a replacement for specialized equipment used for measuring road surface roughness was recently published by NDSU researchers.
  • Posted: Sep 16, 2020
    Heavy equipment is designed to handle very large volumes or heavy loads. Therefore, these are powerful machines that are dangerous to everyone around them if they are not operated correctly. It is important to remember the proper methods used to move them from one site to another and how to work around their operation.
  • Posted: Sep 16, 2020
    MPC research in South Dakota regarding tolerances for tie-bar placement in concrete pavements could result in improved pavement service life and reduced maintenance costs. This research study investigates the effects of different tie-bar misalignments on the tie-bar performance to establish acceptable placement tolerances.
  • Posted: Sep 11, 2020
    MPC researchers at South Dakota State University are developing enhanced technology to improve the quality of runoff water from highway construction sites. The research promises to help maintain the quality of surface waters, promote environmental sustainability, and reduce the need for costly dredging of water systems.
  • Posted: Sep 10, 2020
    MPC research to calibrate the Highway Safety Manual (HSM) for local roadways in South Dakota will make the manual more useful for the South Dakota Department of Transportation as that agency works to improve highway safety. The calibrated manual will help SDDOT screen roadways to find problem areas for further safety review, compare safety design alternatives, evaluate site-specific safety issues and program and plan future safety projects.
  • Posted: Sep 8, 2020
    Monthly reports for the North Dakota Grain Industry Data (Grain Trax) page were updated on September 8, 2020.
  • Posted: Sep 8, 2020
    Several NDSU transportation and logistics graduate programs recently were designated as STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) programs, signaling to potential students and employers that graduates will be skilled in the latest technology and data science in their field.
  • Posted: Aug 31, 2020
    MPC researchers conducted a systematic study on the long-term cost effectiveness of various short-span concrete structures. The research will help state and local governments choose the most cost-effective options when replacing concrete structures on their road networks.
  • Posted: Aug 7, 2020
    University of Utah Transportation Engineering Ph.D. Student Zhiyan Yi recently received two honors from the Intermountain Section of the Institute of Traffic Engineers.
  • Posted: Aug 4, 2020
    Colorado State University Ph.D. student Abdelrahman Abdallah won second place in the Great Minds in Research award for his research topic at the Graduate Student Showcase in November.
  • Posted: Aug 4, 2020
    Monthly reports for the North Dakota Grain Industry Data (Grain Trax) page were updated on July 30, 2020.
  • Posted: Jul 29, 2020
    Because of the continued incidence of COVID-19 and related concerns for the safety of its guests, students and staff, the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute will not hold its 2020 Annual Awards Banquet in October. UGPTI expects to again honor the region's transportation leaders at the 2021 Annual Awards Banquet. More information will be forthcoming.
  • Posted: Jul 27, 2020
    View the recorded webinar and presentations. On July 21, we conducted a webinar that examined a wide array of transportation issues, and provided information we need to plan ahead.
  • Posted: Jul 22, 2020
    MPC researchers at Utah State University are finding ways to improve the flexibility of bridge decks made with GFRP. They tested decks containing steel reinforcement, GFRP reinforcement, and discrete GFRP-reinforcement combined with alkali-resistant fiberglass composite macrofibers.
  • Posted: Jul 21, 2020
    Heat stress is a buildup of body heat generated either internally by muscle use or externally by the environment. Heat exhaustion and heat stroke result when the body is overwhelmed by heat. As the heat increases, body temperature and the heart rate rise painlessly. An increase in body temperature of two degrees Fahrenheit can affect mental functioning. A five degree Fahrenheit increase can result in serious illness or death.
  • Posted: Jul 15, 2020
    On July 21, you are invited to join a webinar that provides a glimpse of our roadway network's future, helping us to set the course for success.
  • Posted: Jul 14, 2020
    This study is being proposed to investigate the effects of commonly-used deicing agents on durability and performance of asphalt mixes exposed to those chemicals and freeze-thaw cycles. The outcomes of this study will help the transportation agencies and highway authorities to gain a clearer understanding of any possible negative effects of using deicers on pavement performance.
  • Posted: Jul 9, 2020
    This project proposes a modeling framework for the planning and evaluation of an infrastructure-enabled autonomous driving system.
  • Posted: Jul 6, 2020
    Monthly reports for the North Dakota Grain Industry Data (Grain Trax) page were updated on July 6, 2020.
  • Posted: Jul 1, 2020
    MPC research at the University of Utah shows that reinforced concrete bridge wall piers constructed using older codes can be retrofitted with carbon reinforced polymer rods or vertical CFRP anchors to increase stiffness, load carrying capacity, and hysteretic energy (as occurs in earthquakes) dissipation. The method can also be used to repair damaged bridge wall piers.
  • Posted: Jun 25, 2020
    This study analyzes the residual seismic capacity of grouted coupler pier connections that have been subjected to varying levels of vehicular impact. Both the damage level under impact and the resulting reduction in seismic capacity are evaluated to determine the reliability of such connections under a sequential multi-hazard loading scenario.
  • Posted: Jun 24, 2020
    Project results in the form of transportation planning and safety analysis tools—enhanced with the use of pedestrian signal data—are expected to help improve pedestrian safety by advising agencies about risk factors and potential countermeasures as well as advance pedestrian planning efforts to create more livable communities.
  • Posted: Jun 19, 2020
    The purpose of this proposed project is to evaluate the current public perception of the collection and potential uses of connected vehicle data by transportation agencies (federal, state, and local).
  • Posted: Jun 16, 2020
    A recently published study by researchers at NDSU's Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute suggests that large cities should continue to invest in public transit improvements even as ride hailing services proliferate with the potential to attract users away.
  • Posted: Jun 12, 2020
    Monthly reports for the North Dakota Grain Industry Data (Grain Trax) page were updated on June 11, 2020.
  • Posted: Jun 8, 2020
    How can soybeans help our local road network? For the past three years, UGPTI has supported NDSU efforts to develop, test, and, hopefully soon, market a soy-based dust palliative and asphalt rejuvenating agent.
  • Posted: Jun 5, 2020
    In a recent webinar, MPC researcher Dr. Chris P. Pantelides shares the research findings of MPC-405 & MPC-491.
  • Posted: May 28, 2020
    Online mapping systems offer route guidance for travelers, but may also increase congestion as increasing volumes of traffic are routed to vital network corridors. Researchers at the University of Colorado Denver developed an enhanced approach with the objective of optimizing global road network utilization by selecting from a set of generally fair user route alternatives.
  • Posted: May 22, 2020
    This project proposes the integration of both visible and thermal images captured by visible & thermal dual camera and the use of deep learning to enable robust, accurate and automated detection of potholes to help prioritize highway maintenance.
  • Posted: May 21, 2020
    Jaclyn Andersen joined UGPTI as a research support specialist with the UGPTI's Rural Transportation Safety and Security Center. She will be involved in a wide range of rural traffic safety research related to driver behavior and agricultural data collection to support local industry decision-making.
  • Posted: May 20, 2020
    The overall goal of this project is to develop guidelines for using a nonlinear UH framework that recently became available in the widely used modeling software HEC-HMS. Theoretical approaches will be developed to estimate two functions that are required to implement the UH method.
  • Posted: May 14, 2020
    In a recent webinar, MPC researcher Dr. Patrick Sherry, shares the research findings of MPC-409.
  • Posted: May 12, 2020
    The objectives of this project are to, first, study ways of grouping bridges (or other assets) to allow for multi-fidelity modeling of a group; second, apply multi-fidelity modeling techniques using existing data sources; and third, evaluate the efficacy of multi-fidelity modeling in the context of transportation asset management considering the accuracy of predictions and lifecycle cost implications.
  • Posted: May 8, 2020
    UGPTI's Geographic Roadway Inventory Tool (GRIT) was recently featured in the Crossroads, Minnesota's transportation research blog. The blog highlights efforts by UGPTI, with support from the Minnesota Local Roads Research Board, to add a pavement condition forecasting tool to GRIT.
  • Posted: May 6, 2020
    Chris Padilla has been named director of UGPTI's Transportation Learning Network (TLN). He had been serving as associate director. He replaces Tim Horner who recently retired. TLN is a partnership with the Departments of Transportation, Mountain Plains Consortium, and the ND Local Technical Assistance Program. Padilla will provide leadership to the network in setting program direction, cultivating partnerships and assuring the network's training offerings meet the needs of transportation agencies and professionals.
  • Posted: May 6, 2020
    Monthly reports for the North Dakota Grain Industry Data (Grain Trax) page were updated on May 4, 2020.
  • Posted: Apr 30, 2020
    In a recent webinar, MPC researcher Dr. Patrick Sherry, shares the research findings of MPC-532.
  • Posted: Apr 28, 2020
    This project aims to appropriately define various natural hazards and incidents, which may cause transportation disruption in urban and rural settings; as well as, develop a general method to model the caused disruptions on transportation system, particularly roads and bridges, due to full or partial blockage.
  • Posted: Apr 24, 2020
    The Mountain-Plains Consortium has approved more than 20 research projects at its seven collaborating universities so far in 2020.
  • Posted: Apr 23, 2020
    Marv Halling, professor of civil and environmental engineering at Utah State University and longtime MPC collaborator and principle investigator has been named MPC director for USU. He currently serves as head of the department's Structures Division. As director, he will coordinate USU's participation in the eight-university consortium and will serve as liaison to MPC's lead university, North Dakota State University. Halling replaces Paul Barr who was recently named vice provost at USU. Barr served as MPC director at USU for more than eight years.
  • Posted: Apr 23, 2020
    In this study, we propose to develop two analytical tools based on deep learning models for enhanced bridge management. Our proposed tools will address the problems of bridge subtyping, and bridge deterioration forecasting.
  • Posted: Apr 21, 2020
    Dr. Patrick Sherry, Professor at the University of Denver, will lead an upcoming webinar presentation based upon Mountain Plains Consortium Research Project 409 – Identification of Fatigue Countermeasures for the Short Line Railroad Industry.
  • Posted: Apr 17, 2020
    This research will examine the use of LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) technology to measure urban streetscapes. LiDAR is a highly precise remote sensing technology that uses light pulses to measure distances to objects.
  • Posted: Apr 16, 2020
    Local road workers, NDDOT employees, contractors and consultants make up the most recent class of 82 "road scholars" who completed a continuing education program for road and highway practitioners in North Dakota. The program, offered by UGPTI's N.D. Local Technical Assistance Program for more than 30 years, recognizes achievements in subjects and topics essential to efficient and effective local road maintenance and management.
  • Posted: Apr 13, 2020
    The proposed research aims to investigate the ramifications of multi-hazard loadings on the performance of fiber reinforced polymer (FRP)-strengthened and -reinforced concrete members.
  • Posted: Apr 9, 2020
    Do you know someone who's contribution to the transportation industry has put North Dakota and the region on the fast track? Do you know someone who has been a leader, a builder, a facilitator, a planner, or a visionary working on behalf of transportation? Please introduce them to us. That individual may deserve one of the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute's annual awards.
  • Posted: Apr 8, 2020
    The goal of this research work is to study the use of currently available low-cost sensors such as GPS, gyroscopes, accelerometer, noise recorders, and cellphones to automate inspection of roadway pavement conditions. The outcome of this research work is expected to reduce inspection cost and enable the capability of generating more frequent maps of roadway pavement conditions.
  • Posted: Apr 7, 2020
    Monthly reports for the North Dakota Grain Industry Data (Grain Trax) page were updated on April 6, 2020.
  • Posted: Mar 26, 2020
    This research will document the early performance of selected asphalt pavements in the state of Utah and correlate their performance to the Flexibility Index (FI) values obtained in the lab.
  • Posted: Mar 26, 2020
    First and foremost - BE VISIBLE. Wear bright, high-visibility clothing, meeting ANSI standards. Look for hazards. Always survey the work area for potential hazards. Besides the traffic, what’s out there?
  • Posted: Mar 25, 2020
    The Center for Tribal Transportation notes that many in-person trainings have been cancelled or suspended because of COVID-19. However there are several helpful several webinars and web-based trainings available from FHWA, NHI, AASHTO and others.
  • Posted: Mar 25, 2020
    The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) has implemented a Variable Speed Limit (VSL) zone on a section of I-80 using regulatory hybrid Changeable Message Signs (CMSs). By collecting historical crash locations in the VSL zones, our research team will further discuss how the new CMS can help to prevent crashes in various geometric design scenarios.
  • Posted: Mar 24, 2020
    Dale Heglund, director of UGPTI's North Dakota Local Technical Assistance Program, has been named to the Transportation Research Board's Low Volume Roads Committee. This national committee provides strategic planning for research and serves as a clearinghouse for information and resources pertaining to all aspects of low-volume roads including planning, design, construction, safety, maintenance operations, environmental, and social issues.
  • Posted: Mar 20, 2020
    The US Department of Health and Human Services’ Indian Health Services recently released a Frequently Asked Questions document about COVID-19, promoting awareness on how tribal members and tribal and urban Indian health facilities can promote awareness and keep up with changing guidelines, protocols and processes. The document includes information on testing, funding, personal protective equipment, emergency planning, service delivery.
  • Posted: Mar 19, 2020
    Mark Watne was recently designated to represent the North Dakota Farmers Union (NDFU) on the UGPTI Advisory Council. Watne has served as president of NDFU since 2013. In that capacity, he serves as president of Farmers Union Mutual Insurance Company and Farmers Union Service Association, all headquartered in Jamestown.
  • Posted: Mar 18, 2020
    Researchers at North Dakota State University's Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute developed a new modeling approach to more accurately predict the likelihood of accidents at highway-rail grade crossings, locations where a highway and railroad cross at the same elevation. The approach performs well with far fewer false positive estimates compared to decision tree model and can help agencies allocate safety resources to where they can do the most good.
  • Posted: Mar 17, 2020
    The objective of this project is to investigate alternative methods for constructing bridge columns in high seismic regions using longitudinal Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer (GFRP) bars and GFRP spirals; in addition, self-centering in terms of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer (CFRP) post-tensioning of bridge columns and damage-resistant end joints as rocking devices will be utilized.
  • Posted: Mar 16, 2020
    Researchers at North Dakota State University's Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute have developed a framework to help transportation planners and policy-makers guide strategies for implementing technologies for automated, connected, electrified and shared mobility.
  • Posted: Mar 13, 2020
    In a recent webinar, MPC researcher Dr. Ziqi Song focused on the application of airborne data collection methods in updating highway inventory.
  • Posted: Mar 12, 2020
    The Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute invites applications for a technical/administration position. The UGPTI offers an exciting opportunity to manage a dynamic and unique distance-learning program in partnership with state departments of transportation and universities in the region. The candidate seeking this position will provide administrative management of the program’s budget and day-to-day operations as well as supervision of training and support staff. The individual will have the opportunity to utilize his/her strengths to propose, facilitate and deliver technical and professional development training and technology transfer. This is a full-time benefited position located in Bismarck, ND.
  • Posted: Mar 12, 2020
    The objective of this project is to estimate the effect of the combined AV-MaaS technology, as a first mile-last mile mode, on future transit ridership and, as a consequence, on VMT.
  • Posted: Mar 11, 2020
    In this project, both small and large-scale laboratory one-dimensional loading and wetting-induced settlement tests will be performed on ten selected embankment materials. Results from these tests will be analyzed, and those materials which have significant potential for loading or wetting-induced settlement will be identified.
  • Posted: Mar 5, 2020
    Kelly Bengtson joined UGPTI February 26 as a pavement and bridge engineer. He will assist UGPTI with road and bridge investment needs studies, asset management efforts, and technical assistance to local units of government.
  • Posted: Feb 26, 2020
    NDSU researchers used innovative modeling techniques to examine the public policy implications of proposed technologies for reducing truck fuel consumption and cutting operating costs.
  • Posted: Feb 25, 2020
    The December 2019 North Dakota Dry Bean Stock Report is now online.
  • Posted: Feb 20, 2020
    Reminder that applications for scholarships are due by March 1. Each year, UGPTI awards scholarships to encourage students to pursue careers in transportation and to recognize outstanding achievement.
  • Posted: Feb 19, 2020
    The proposed project will build on previous research to demonstrate the accuracy of a measure of fatigue and alertness in the transportation industry and hopefully lead to a reduction in accidents and injuries.
  • Posted: Feb 11, 2020
    Staff and students from NDSU's Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute attended and presented at the annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) in Washington, D.C., Jan 12-16. The meeting covered all modes of transportation with more than 5,000 presentations in nearly 800 sessions and workshops. The UGPTI attendees were among the nearly 14,000 scholars, professionals, practitioners, students, and policy makers from around the world who attended.
  • Posted: Feb 4, 2020
    Jeremy Mattson and Del Peterson
    This study developed a number of models to estimate the relationships between land use, transit ridership, household expenditures, and municipal spending, with a focus on small urban areas.
  • Posted: Feb 4, 2020
    ND durum production is around 40 million bushels annually. Logistical data presented in this report reviews trends associated with the movement of durum from North Dakota elevators to markets. ND is also a leader in the US wheat industry, ranking second among states in total wheat production and first in production of hard red spring wheat.
  • Posted: Feb 3, 2020
    Monthly reports for the North Dakota Grain Industry Data (Grain Trax) page were updated on February 3, 2020.
  • Posted: Jan 31, 2020
    Ranjit Godavarthy
    This study initially identified various U.S. transit industry uses of automation technologies and conducted a national survey of transit agencies in rural, small-urban, and urban areas to gather input about aspects of bus transit automated technologies and their implementation.
  • Posted: Jan 30, 2020
    North Dakota State University transportation and logistics Ph.D. students Ihsan Khan and Yun Zhou have been named 2020 Traffic Safety Scholars. The award includes a $1,000 scholarship to attend the 38th annual Lifesavers National Conference on Highway Safety Priorities, March 14-17, in Tampa, Florida.
  • Posted: Jan 28, 2020
    Farnoush Banaei-Kashani and Robert Fitzgerald
    The objective of this research is to optimize global road network utilization (as measured by mobility, global emissions etc.) by selecting from a set of generally fair user route alternatives in a batch setting.
  • Posted: Jan 28, 2020
    Each year, UGPTI awards scholarships to encourage students to pursue careers in transportation and to recognize outstanding achievement. Applications are due March 1.
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