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2020 VTrans Research and Innovation Symposium - September

The VTrans Research Section and State Transportation Innovation Council are hosting the VTrans Research and Innovation Symposium in September. The Symposium will launch on September 9th during the STIC Stakeholders Meeting.  Posters will be displayed on the website and participants are encouraged to interact through email with the presenters with any questions or comments they had about the posters, reports, fact sheets and/or videos. 
The presenters will prepare a Q&A document for questions received by 9 AM September 14. The Q&A will be posted September 15th. 

Click Here for STIC Stakeholder Meeting Agenda AND BREAKOUT VIDEOS 


2020 Showcase Poster Presentations

Construction, Materials, Structures and Geotech

  1. Field Metalizing of a Steel Beam Bridge, J.B. McCarthy, VTrans

  2. Deck Replacement of I-89 Bridges with Weekend Closures, Eddie He, AccelBridge

  3. Investigating Methods to Enhance Intelligent Compaction Performance, Maziar Forout, University of Vermont

  4. GRS-IBS Technology used for Hartland Bridge Replacement Project, Amy Spera, Gill Engineering

  5. Stabilizing Agent Selection in Reclaimed Stabilized Base Projects, Ali Khorasani, University of Vermont

  6. A New Method of Determining Payment for In-Place Concrete with Double-Bounded Compressive Strength Pay Factors, James Sullivan, University of Vermont

 8. Advanced Geotechnical Methods of Exploration (A-GaME) Implementation, Stephen Madden, VTrans

 9. Bridge Stream Network Assessments to Identify Sensitive Structural and Hydraulic Parameters for Planning Flood Mitigation, Rachel Seigel, University of Vermont

10. VTrans BIM for Bridges and Structures, Mike Longstreet and Andrew Lemieux, VTrans

11. Recycled Asphalt Shingles (RAS) in Town Gravel Roads, James Surwilo and Tanya Miller, VT ANR DEC and VTrans


  1. Evaluating Effectiveness of Floodplain Reconnection Sites along the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail: A Blueprint for Future Rail/River Projects, Kristen Underwood, University of Vermont

  2. Quantifying Nutrient Reductions Achieved by Erosion Remediation Projects on Vermont's Roads, Beverley Wemple and Emma Estabrook, University of Vermont

  3. Nationwide Monarch Butterfly Candidate Conservation Agreement (CCAA) for Energy and Transportation Lands, Glenn Gingras, VTrans

  4. Leveraging High-Resolution LiDAR and Stream Geomorphic Assessment Datasets to Expand Regional Hydraulic Geometry Curves for Vermont, Kristen Underwood, University of Vermont

  5. Surveying and Cataloguing the State's Cultural Resources using GIS: Recent Progress and Next Steps, Judith Ehrlich, VTrans and Brad Ketterling, VHB

  6. Ranking Transportation Structures in Vermont by their Potential to Facilitate Wildlife Passage: A Connectivity Modeling Approach, Caitlin Drasher and James Murdoch, University of Vermont

Workforce, Performance, Planning and Traffic

  1. Workforce Adaption During COVID-19, Lori Valburn and Beth Meyer-Ehrich, VTrans

  2. Modernization of VTrans Training Center In-Person Training to Virtual and eLearning Training, Christine Hetzel, VTTC

  3. Successful Approaches for the Use of Unmanned Aerial Systems by Surface Transportation Agencies, Adam Zylka and Jarlath O'Neil-Dunne, University of Vermont

  4. Responding to Highway Mobility Incidents Using an Advanced Transportation Management System (ATMS) , Ryan Knapp, VTrans

  5. Power Platform: Rapid and Innovative Approaches to Data Collection and Visualization, Chris Hulbert and Alex Geller, VTrans Performance & SI

 7. Using the Vermont Travel Model to Determine Roadway Criticality for Flooding Hazards, James Sullivan, University of Vermont

10. Traffic Volume Collection & Analysis During COVID-19, Mandy White and Benjamin Howe, VTrans

Asset Management and Maintenance

  1. Hydraulic Inspection Vehicle Explorer (HIVE) Culvert Upgrade, Dan Orfeo, University of Vermont

  2. Municipal GIS Training and Implementation Assistance, Todd Eaton and Holly Hayden, Vermont Local Roads

 4. Maintenance GIS Innovations, Sarah Linn, VTrans

 5. VTrans Unmanned Aircraft Systems - Collaboration Initiative, Evan Robinson, VTrans

 6. Automated System for Classification and Geolocalization of US Traffic Signs, Daniel Wilson and Safwan Wshah, University of Vermont

 7. VAMIS-Vermont Asset Management Information System, Rick Scott, Karen Deasy (VTrans AMB), and Chris Adams (ADS)

 8. Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Technology for Transportation Signage Inventory Management, Tian Xia and Byung Lee, University of Vermont

 9. Remote Radar Inspection of Concrete Bridges for Moisture Characterization and Crack Depth Detection, Tzuyang Yu, UMass Lowell

10. Fiber Optic Sensing Technology for Structural Health Monitoring of Bridges, Andres Biondi and Xingwei Wang, UMass Lowell