2019 VTrans Innovation Showcase and Career Day

2019 VTrans Innovation Showcase and Career Day

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

VTrans Dill Building, 2178 Airport Road, Berlin

The VTrans Research Section, VTrans Civil Rights, and State Transportation Innovation Council hosted the VTrans Innovation Showcase and Career Day on September 11, 2019 at the VTrans Dill Building, 2178 Airport Road, Berlin.  In addition to posters of our research and innovations, we featured demonstrations of VTrans innovations with VTrans staff.

VTrans Innovation Demonstrations

This year, we featured VTrans innovations with demonstrations by VTrans staff.  High school students and job seekers were escorted through the demonstrations.  VTrans staff, professionals and college students could join any of the demonstrations.  Most of the demonstrations were about ten minutes with the exception of the thirty minute Materials Lab tour.  Demonstrations included:

the Materials Lab,

Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR),

Road Weather Information System (RWIS)/Wind Turbine/Traffic Management Center (TMC),

Geographical Information Systems (GIS),

culvert inspection robots,

the VTrans Megaplow and Automated Vehicle Location (AVL) system,

a traffic signal cabinet and

an Unmanned Aircraft System.    Fact Sheet    Poster

2019 Showcase Poster Presentations

Materials and Pavements

1. Enhancing Intelligent Compaction with Passive Wireless Sensors-Maziar Faroutan, UVM, Ehsan Ghazanfari, UVM
Fact Sheet    Poster    Report    Video

2. Implementation of Intelligent Compaction for Pavement Construction in Vermont-Maziar Faroutan, UVM; Ehsan Ghazanfari, UVM
Fact Sheet     Poster    Report   Video

3. High Performance Concrete with Post-Tensioning Shrinking Fibers-Zhuang Liu, UVM; Ting Tan, UVM; Dryver Huston, UVM
Fact Sheet     Poster    Report   Video

4. Environmental Impacts of Polymer Modified Roadways-Tyler Elliott, Norwich University; Tara Kulkarni, Norwich University
Fact Sheet     Poster    Report   Video

5. Balanced Mix Design (BMD) for Asphalt Mixtures-Aaron Schwartz, VTrans; Ian Anderson, VTrans; Nick Van Den Berg, VTrans
Fact Sheet    Poster   Report   Video

6. Experimental Features-Elke Ochs, VTrans; Emily Parkany, VTrans
Fact Sheet    Poster   Report   Video

Asset Management

7. Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Technology for Transportation Signage Management-Tian Xia, UVM; Byung Lee, UVM
Fact Sheet   Poster   Report    Video

8. US Traffic Signs Detection and Geospatial Localization-Daniel Wilson, UVM; Safwan Wshah, UVM
Fact Sheet    Poster    Report   Video

Safety and Connected Vehicles

9. NH's Response to AASHTO's SPaT Challenge--a V2I Connectivity Project-Stephen S. Sawyer, Jr., PE, Sebago Technics, Inc.
Fact Sheet    Poster    Report    Video

10. Calibration of the Highway Safety Manual Predictive Models for Rural Two-Lane Roads in Vermont-James Sullivan, UVM
Fact Sheet   Poster   Report   Video

Environmental/Snow and Ice

11. Comparing "GRIP," Traffic Speeds, and Safety Outcomes During Winter Storms-Jon Dowds, UVM; James Sullivan, UVM
Fact Sheet    Poster    Report    Video

12. Reducing Wildlife Mortality on Roads in Vermont:  Determining Relationships Between Structure Attributes and Wildlife Movement Frequency Through Bridges and Culverts to Improve Related Conservation Investments-Paul Marangelo, The Nature Conservancy
Fact Sheet    Poster    Report   Video

13. Quantifying Nutrient Pollution Reductions Acheived by Erosion Remediation Projects on Vermont's Roads-Beverley Wemple, UVM; Emma Estabrook, UVM
Fact Sheet   Poster    Report    Video

14. Evaluating Effectiveness of Floodplain Reconnection Sites along the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail:  A Blueprint for Future Rail/River Projects-Kristen Underwood, UVM
Fact Sheet   Poster   Report  Video

Structures and Hydraulics

15. Leveraging High-Resolution LiDAR and Stream Geomorphic Assessment Datasets to Expand Regional Hydraulic Geometry Curves for Vermont:  A Blueprint for New England States- Kristen Underwood, UVM
Fact Sheet   Poster    Report   Video

16. Acoustic Emission Monitoring of Prestressed Girders During Fabrication and Transport-Robert Worley, II, UVM; Mandar Dewoolkar, UVM; Dryver Huston, UVM
Fact Sheet    Poster    Report   Video

17. Identifying Sensitive Structural and Hydraulic Parameters in a Bridge-Stream Network for Flood Mitigation Planning-Mandar Dewoolkar, UVM; Arne Bomblies, UVM
Fact Sheet   Poster   Report   Video

Planning, Energy and Agency Operations

18. Intercity Mode and Destination Decions-Making by Vermonters-Lisa Aultman-Hall, UVM
Fact Sheet  Poster  Report  Video

19. The 2019 Vermont Transportation Energy Profile-Jon Dowds, UVM
Fact Sheet  Poster  Report  Video

20. I-89 Exit 16 Diverging Diamond Interchange Renderings-Michael LaCroix, VTrans;Ben Tietze, VTrans
Fact Sheet  Poster  Report  Video

21. Modeling Electric Vehicle Energy Demand and Regional Electricity Generation Dispatch for New England and New York-Sarah E. Howerter, UVM; Jon Dowds, UVM
Fact Sheet   Poster   Report   Video

22. Integration of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Into Operations Conducted by New England Departments of Transportation (NETC Project) -Dave Tillberg, VTrans; Jon Guftason, WSP
Fact Sheet   Poster   Report   Video

23. Footpaths and Electric Public Transportation:  Keys for Smooth Transportation and Cleaner Air in Kathmandu-Nirmal Tamang, Norwich University; Tara Kulkarni, Norwich University
Fact Sheet  Poster   Report  Video

 

We invited VTrans staff, professionals, and college students to attend Track A at any time throughout the morning (see the Track A schedule below).

We invited escorted high school students, job seekers, and workforce development partners to attend Track B from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm including a welcome session, tour through VTrans demonstrations, lunch on your own, and a career development panel (see the Track B schedule).

Track A Schedule

Time

Track A Activities

8:30-8:50

Welcome to the Showcase!

9:00-12:00

Posters - Half of the posters will be staffed at any time

9:30-12:00

VTrans Innovation Demonstrations – Pick and choose those of interest

10:00-10:30

90 Second Highlight Presentations for Select Posters

 

Track B Schedule

Time

Track B Activities

9:00-9:20

Welcome to the Showcase!

9:30-12:00

Guided Tours through the VTrans Innovation Demonstrations (includes posters and all demos)

12:00-1:00

Lunch (Bring your own)

1:00-2:00

Career Development Panel