2017 VTrans Research Symposium

Thursday, September 28 at National Life in Montpelier, Drop in from 8am-1pm

Please plan to drop by for this inaugural event to see and discuss research and innovation posters. Posters will be available in National Life Rooms 513, 413, 313, and 215 from 8am-1pm, Thursday, September 28.  We anticipate posters highlighting VTrans’ external and internal research and VTrans innovations in the following topics: 

  • Planning and Safety (Fifth Floor Board Room—513)
  • Structures (Fourth Floor Board Room—413)
  • Materials/Pavements (Third Floor Board Room—313)
  • Environmental/Snow and Ice Control (Catamount—215)

Presenters will be available to answer questions about their projects from 9:45-10:45am, but you can stop by to look at the posters any time between 8am and 1pm.  We will circulate the list of Research Symposium posters including links to Fact Sheets and videos, reports, and web sites by August 31 for you to plan your day.  Stopping by and looking at a few posters is encouraged.  Everyone (VTrans staff, other agencies, students, the public, etc.) is welcome to attend.  Anyone from outside of National Life should send emily.parkany@vermont.gov  your name and affiliation so that she can order name badges from NL Security, North Lobby.

Please check this page for updates and additional information on the poster presentations.

September 28, 2017 VTrans Research Symposium and STIC Annual Meeting Poster Presentations

Planning and Safety – Planning and Safety (Fifth Floor Board Room—513)

Implementation of Dedicated Short Range Communication (DSRC) and Automated Traffic Signal Performance Measures (ATSPMs) along an Urban Traffic Signal Corridor: Real Time Traffic Information through DSRC Deployment (Pending Award)
Presenter:  Derek Lyman, VTrans
Fact Sheet

SK1 Data Mapping Framework
Presenter:  Stephen Smith, VTrans
Fact Sheet       Presentation 

Conduct of Road Safety Audit Reviews at High Crash Locations
Presenter:  Mario Dupigny-Giroux, VTrans
Fact Sheet

Automated Speed Enforcement in Vermont
Presenter:  Mario Dupigny-Giroux, VTrans
Fact Sheet

Examining the Potential Impacts of Maintenance Investment and Capital Reinvestment in Vermont’s Roadway Infrastructure Network
Presenter: Karen Sentoff, UVM
Fact Sheet       Final Report 

VTrans Employee Retention Study and Knowledge Management Pilot
Researchers: Carol Vallet, Jennifer Jewiss, Glenn McRae, UVM
Fact Sheet

Case Studies of Using Unmanned Aircraft Systems to Improve Safety and Increase Efficiency
Researcher: Jarlath O'Neil-Dunne, UVM
Fact Sheet

All in One Survey-Vermont Travel
Researcher: Jon Dowds, Lisa Aultman-Hall, UVM
Fact Sheet

EDC 3:  Smarter Work Zones
Presenter:  Nancy Avery, VTrans
Fact Sheet

Structures - Structures (Fourth Floor Board Room—413)

SHRP2 C19:  Expediting Project Delivery
Presenter:  Laura Stone, VTrans
Fact Sheet     Final Report

Ultra High Performance Concrete (UHPC)
Presenter:  Stephen Coley, VTrans
Fact Sheet

SHRP 2 R15B Identifying and Managing Utility Conflicts
Presenter:  Shaun Corbett, VTrans
Fact Sheet        Final Report 

e-Construction at VTrans
Presenter:  Josh Hulett, VTrans
Fact Sheet

Prediction and Mitigation of Scour and Scour Damage to Vermont Bridges
Researcher: Mandar Dewoolkar, UVM
Fact Sheet       Final Report

Using Remote Data Collection to Identify Bridges and Culverts Susceptible to Blockage During Flooding Events
Researcher: Jim Sullivan, UVM
Fact Sheet      Final Report

Quantifying the Vulnerability of Vermont Bridges to Seismic Loading
Researcher: Mandar Dewoolkar, Eric Hernandez, John Lens, UVM
Fact Sheet

The changing risk of extreme event impacts on Vermont transportation infrastructure
Researcher: Arne Bomblies
Fact Sheet

Collaborative Hydraulics:  Advancing to the Next Generation of Engineering (CHANGE)
Presenter:  Nick Wark, VTrans
Fact Sheet

Materials/Pavements - Materials/Pavements (Third Floor Board Room—313)

VTrans Recycled Materials Activities
Presenter:  James “Buzz” Surwilo, ANR
Fact Sheet

Pavement Life
Presenter:  Emily Parkany, VTrans
Fact Sheet       2017 Reports

Experimental Features
Presenter:  Emily Parkany, VTrans
Fact Sheet

Freeze-Thaw Durability Of Pervious Concrete With Salt Exposure
Presenter:  Adam Sevi, Norwich University; Edwin Smeckpeper, Norwich University
Fact Sheet        Final Report

SHRP 2 R07:  Full-Depth Reclamation Performance Related Specification
Presenter:  Mark Woolaver, VTrans
Fact Sheet        Final Report

Suitability of Intelligent Compaction for Relatively Smaller-Scale Projects in Vermont
Researcher: Ehsan Ghazanfari, UVM
Fact Sheet        Final Report 

Freeze-thaw and salt durability of pervious concrete
Researcher: Mandar Dewoolkar
Fact Sheet        Final Report

High Speed Ground Penetrating Radar for Road Pavement and Bridge Structural Inspection and Maintenance
Researcher: Tian Xia
Fact Sheet        Final Report

Environmental/Snow and Ice - (Catamount—215)

Reducing Wildlife Mortality on Roads in Vermont: Determining Relationships between structures attributes and wildlife movement frequency through bridges and culverts to improve conservation investments
Presenter: Paul Marangelo
Fact Sheet       Final Report

Investigation of Northern Long Eared Bat Roosting Sites on Bridges
Researcher: Scott Civjan, UMass Amherst
Fact Sheet      Final Report

Effective Establishment of Native Grasses on Roadsides in New England
Researcher: Julia Kuzovkina, UConn
Fact Sheet        Final Report

Identifying Best Practices for Snowplow Route Optimization
Researcher: Jon Dowds, Jim Sullivan, UVM
Fact Sheet        Final Report

Quantifying the Impact New Capital Projects will have on Roadway Snow and Ice Control Operations
Researcher: Jim Sullivan, UVM
Fact Sheet        Final Report


Agenda for STIC Annual Meeting