Transportation Research Forum

2012 Annual Forum
Conference Proceedings

The 53rd Annual Forum was held March 15-17, 2012 in Tampa, Florida

Sponsors

  • AASHTO
  • APTA
  • KPMG
  • Tampa Port Authority
  • TRF Washington, DC Chapter
  • FPTI
  • TRF Foundation

Papers & Presentations

  • A Cointegration Analysis of Air Travel Demand in the United States
    Junwook Chi, Marshall University
    Jungho Baek, University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • A Comprehensive Rail Rate Index for Grain
    Adam Sparger, U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Marvin Prater, U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • A Game Theoretic Approach to Understanding Port Privatization Decisions: The Case of Panama Transshipment Ports
    Anthony M. Pagano, University of Illinois at Chicago
    Onésimo Sánchez, Panama Canal Authority
    Ricardo Ungo, Panama Canal Authority
  • A Model for Evaluating Emission Benefits and Economic Effects after Closing Drive-Thrus
    Hetal Bhatt, City of Arlington
    Stephen P. Mattingly, University of Texas at Arlington
    Melanie L. Sattler, University of Texas at Arlington
    Antonio Massidda, University of Texas at Arlington
  • A Multistage Stochastic Optimization Model for the Optimal Transportation Fleet Management Problem
    Wei Fan, The University of Texas at Tyler
  • A New Framework for Maritime Security Inspection Under U.S. Security Protocols
    Weihao Yin, Virginia Polytechnic and State University
  • A Simple Guide on Low Volume Road Design
    Karim A. Abdel Warith, Purdue University
    Panagiotis Ch. Anastasopoulos, Purdue University
    Joseph Seidel, Purdue University
    Neal Carboneau, Indiana Local Technical Assistance Program
    John A. Habermann, Indiana Local Technical Assistance Program
    John E. Haddock, Purdue University
  • A Time and Money Constrained Model of Household Vacation Destination and Mode Choice Behavior
    Caleb Van Nostrand, University of South Florida
    Vijay Sivaraman, University of South Florida
    Abdul Pinjari, University of South Florida
  • Accessibility and Residential Property Price Resilience to Economic Downturns: Evidence from Limited Access Roadways
    Sisinnio Concas, Center for Urban Transportation Research

    Arjun Chauhan, Center for Urban Transportation Research
  • Accommodating Oversized/Overweight Vehicles at Roundabouts
    Ranjit Prasad Godavarthy, Kansas State University
    Eugene R Russell, Kansas State University
    Dean Landman, Kansas State University
  • Airline Fare and Seat Management Strategies with Demand Dependency
    Kofi Obeng, North Carolina A&T State University
    Ryoichi Sakano, North Carolina A&T State University
  • Airports of the Future: Air transportation by the year 2050
    Rosa Maria Arnaldo, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM)
    Ricardo Román, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM)
    Francisco Javier Sáez, Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM)
    Javier Crespo, Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM)
    Jose Félix Alonso, Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM)
  • Alternative Funding for Mobility in Florida
    Karen E. Seggerman, University of South Florida
    Kristine M. Williams, University of South Florida
    Pei-Sung Lin, University of South Florida
    Aldo Fabregas, University of South Florida
    Arthur C. Nelson, University of Utah
    James C. Nicholas, University of Florida
  • An Analysis of the Chinese High-Speed Rail from the American Perspective
    Chien Wen Yu, Bridgewater State University
    Neala Menz, Bridgewater State University
    Corrine Hunter, Bridgewater State University
    Yuan Ying Chen, Bridgewater State University
    Pamela Faria, Bridgewater State University
  • An Analysis of Transit Bus Driver Distraction Using Multinomial Logistic Regression Models
    Kelwyn A. D'Souza, Hampton University
    Sharad K. Maheshwari, Hampton University
  • An Investigation of Factors Influencing Travelers’ Choice of Mode and Transit Ridership in a Metropolitan Area
    Hsing Chung Chu, National Chiayi University

    Li-Yen Chang, National Chiayi University
  • Analysis Characterization and Visualization of Freeway Traffic Data in Los Angeles
    Alain Kornhauser, Princeton University
    Scott Chacon, Wells Fargo Investment Bank
  • Are Land-use Planning and Congestion Pricing Mutually Supportive? Evidence from a Pilot Mileage Fee Program in Portland, OR
    Zhan Guo, NYU
    Asha Agrawal, San José State University
    Jennifer Dill, Portland State University
  • Assessing the Strategic Evolution of U.S. Low Cost Airlines in the Post-9/11 Environment
    Carl Scheraga, Fairfield University
    Paul Caster, Fairfield University
  • Bus Network Design Using Genetic Algorithm
    Hadi Sadrsadat, University of Maryland
    Hossein Poorzahedi, Sharif University of Technology
    Ali Haghani, University of Maryland
    Elham Sharifi, University of Maryland
  • Cars, Parking, and Sustainability
    Shannon McDonald, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
  • Characteristics of Bus Transit Vehicles in the United States: How They Have Changed Over a Quarter Century
    Li Tang, Florida International University
    Albert Gan, Florida International University
    Fabian Cevallos, Florida International University
  • Choosing a Port: An Analysis of Containerized Imports into the U.S.
    Adams B. Steven, University of Maryland
    Tom Corsi, University of Maryland
  • Commuters Attitudes to Frequency of Delays Days on Their Routes
    Nikhil Sikka, University of Iowa
    Paul Hanley, University of Iowa
  • Construction of Sustainable Energy Facilities: Policy Considerations for Local Agencies
    Alison M. Tanaka, Purdue University
    Panagiotis Ch. Anastasopoulos, Purdue University
    Neal Carboneau, Indiana Local Technical Assistance Program
    Jon D. Fricker, Purdue University
    John A. Habermann, Indiana Local Technical Assistance Program
    John E. Haddock, Purdue University
  • Costa Rica-Related Trucking in the Pan-American Corridor
    Jane MacAngus, University of Manitoba
    Jeannette Montufar, University of Manitoba
    Jenny Chaverri, University of Costa Rica
  • Creative Solutions for Urban Goods Movement Challenges - A Case Study Approach
    Marsha Anderson Bomar, Stantec
  • Critical Issues Facing Public Transportation
    Steven E. Polzin, USF Center for Transportation Research
  • Design of Local Road Pavements to Service Sustainable Energy Facilities
    Karim A. Abdel Warith, Purdue University
    Wayne Richardson, Purdue University
    Panagiotis Ch. Anastasopoulos, Purdue University
    Neal Carboneau, Indiana Local Technical Assistance Program
    Jon D. Fricker, Purdue University
    John A. Habermann, Indiana Local Technical Assistance Program
    John E. Haddock, Purdue University
  • Designing Environmental Policies for Aircraft Emissions
    Arthur Shantz, Office of Inspector General
  • Determinants of Vessel-Accident Bunkers Spillage
    T L Yip, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
    Wayne Talley, Old Dominion University
    Di Jin, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
  • Determination of storage lengths of right-turn lanes at signalized intersections
    Jinghui Wang, Texas Southern University
    Lei Yu, Texas Southern University
    Hui Xu, Suzhou Municipal Engineering Design Institute
  • Developing a Measure of Organizational Inclusiveness in a Public Transportation Company
    Briana Hedman, University of Denver
    Patrick Sherry, University of Denver
  • Development of Utility Tools for the Innovative Construction Approach
    Utpal Dutta, University of Detroit Mercy
    Kirtik Patel, University of Detroit Mercy
    Patricia A. Martinico, University of Detroit Mercy
  • Driver Distraction among Commercial Motor Vehicle Operators Using Touchscreen Mp3 Players and Cell Phones in a Motion-based Simulator
    Diala T. Gammoh, UCF IST
    Ron Tarr, UCF IST
    Jonathan Martin, UCF IST
    James Booher, UCF IST
    Eric Paul Totten, UCF IST
  • Effect of Transportation Infrastructure on Food Manufacturing Industries in the United States
    Tingting Tong, University of Tennessee
    T. Edward Yu, University of Tennessee
  • Embedding Shippers' Preferences in a Simulation Model of a Congested Segment of the Upper Mississippi River
    Kevin Sweeney, University of Maryland, College Park
    Donald Sweeney, University of Missouri, St. Louis
    James Campbell, University of Missouri, St. Louis
  • Equipment Replacement Decision Making: Opportunities and Challenges
    Wei Fan, The University of Texas at Tyler
    Mason Gemar, The University of Texas at Austin
    Randy Machemehl, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Estimation of Marginal Pavement Damage Cost on the Basis of Maintenance, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Schedules
    Anwaar Ahmed, Purdue University
    Qiang Bai, Purdue University
    Samuel Labi, Purdue University
  • Evaluation of Intermodal Marine Container Terminal Gate Strategies via Simulation
    Jeffery Karafa, University of Memphis
    Mihalis M. Golias, University of Memphis
  • Evaluation of the Impacts of Land Use Household Vehicle and Trip Characteristics on Automobile-Specific Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions
    Saidi Siuhi, President's Office Planning Commission, Tanzania
    Judith Mwakalonge, South Carolina State University (will be presented by Mr. Jason Reed)
    Judy Perkins, Prairie View A&M University
  • Factors to be Considered in Planning High Speed Rails: Time, Population, Economic Markets, and Track Mileage
    Curtis T. Bradley, South Carolina State University
    Judith Mwakalonge, South Carolina State University
  • Generalized Needs Assessment Scenarios for Transportation Infrastructure
    Samuel Labi, Purdue University
    Qiang Bai, Purdue University
    Ashish Samdariya, Purdue University
    Anwaar Ahmed, Purdue University
  • Grain and Oilseed Shipment Sizes and Distance Hauled by Rail
    Marvin Prater, U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Adam Sparger, U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Health effects of walking to transit
  • Highway Capital Accumulation and Induced Travel
    Sisinnio Concas, Center for Urban Transportation Research
  • Impact of Stale Rates in Truckload Shipments
    Bobby J. Martens, Iowa State University
    Yoshinori Suzuki, Iowa State University
  • Impetus to Short Sea Shipping Lines through Marine Highways: Trade Growth between Latin America and U.S.
    EunSu Lee, North Dakota State University
  • Improving Log Transportation with Data Based Monitoring and Analysis in Northern Wisconsin and Upper Peninsula of Michigan
    Richard Stewart, University Wisconsin Superior
    Pasi Lautala, Michigan Tech University
    Elizabeth Ogard, Prime Focus LLC
    Hamed Puryousef, Michigan Technological University
    Janne Vartiainen, Michigan Technological University
    Alan Siers, UW Superior
    Kenneth Chong, UW Superior
  • Imputing Erroneous Data of Single-Station Loop Detectors: Using a Spatial-temporal State-space Model
    Weihao Yin, Virginia Tech
  • Individual Freight Effects, Capacity Utilization, and Service Quality
    Betty Krier, U.S. Department of Transportation
    Chia-Mei Liu, U.S. Department of Transportation
    Brian MacNamara, U.S. Department of Transportation
    Jerrod Sharpe, U.S. Department of Transportation
  • Influence of Network Structure and Urban Form on Multimodal Public Transit Utilization
    Yu Zhang, University of South Florida
    Makarand Gawade, University of South Florida
  • Is the Decision to Code-share a Route Different for Virtual versus Traditional Code-Share Arrangements?
    Yan Du, FedEx Corporate Services
    B. Starr McMullen, Oregon State University
  • Keynote: Trends in Federal Transportation Policy
    Joshua L. Schank, President and CEO, Eno Transportation Foundation
  • Methodology to Measure the Benefits and Costs of Rural Road Closure: A Kansas Case Study
    Michael Babcock, Kansas State University
    Abhinav Alakshendra, Kansas State University
  • Midwestern Logistics - Recent Changes
    Bradley Hull, John Carroll University
  • Modeling Pavement Performance and Preservation
    Pan Lu, North Dakota State University
    Denver Tolliver, North Dakota State University
  • Modeling the Injury Severity of Young Drivers Using Highway Crash Data from Kansas
    Niranga Amarasingha, Kansas State University
    Sunanda Dissanayake, Kansas State University
  • Modern Roundabouts Offer Safety, Sustainability, Efficiency and Green
    Ken Sides, City of Clearwater
  • Multi-vehicle Collisions involving Large Trucks on Highways: An Exploratory Discrete Outcome Analysis
    Mouyid Islam, The University of Texas at El Paso
    Salvador Hernandez, The University of Texas at El Paso
  • Panel: Air Infrastructure Financing Issues
    Tae Oum, Professor, University of British Columbia
  • Panel: Developing Country Finance
    Andreas Kopp, Lead Economist, World Bank
  • Panel: Impact on U.S. Trade and Ports
    Jeff Sweeney, Martin Associates
  • Panel: Latin American Airport Financing
    Bijan Vasigh, Professor, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Panel: Port of Tampa
    Richard A. Wainio, Port Director and CEO, Tampa Port Authority
  • Panel: Smart Phones and Smart Travelers
    Sean Barbeau, Research Associate, CUTR
  • Panel: The Panama Canal Expansion
    Marianela Dengo de Obaldia, Panama Canal Authority
  • Panel: The Role of Public-Private Partnerships and Toll on Financing Highway Infrastructure
    Brad Watson, Partner, KPMG Canada
  • Panel: Trends and Issues in Container Transport
    Larry Shughart, Worley Parsons
  • Panel: Trends and Issues in Container Transport Operations
    Wilby Whitt, CSX Terminals
  • Panel: Trends and issues in the Container Transport Operations
    Val Noel, Pacer
  • Panel: Urban Transport Financing
    Clifford Winston, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution
  • Performance Monitoring Using GPS: Characterization of Travel Speeds on any Roadway Segment
    Alain Kornhauser, Princeton University
  • Predicting Block Time: An Application of Quantile Regression
    Ricardo Parra, Federal Aviation Administration
  • Productivity Improvements in the U.S. Rail Freight Industry 1980-2010
    Carl D. Martland, MIT
  • Promoting Behavior Change among Campus Commuters
    Tat S. Fu, University of New Hampshire
    Norbert Mundorf, University of Rhode Island
    Colleen A. Redding, University of Rhode Island
    Andrea Paiva, University of Rhode Island
    James O. Prochaska, University of Rhode Island
  • Public Transportation Challenges in America: What can we learn from Mid-Size Cities in Latin America
    Jorge Diaz, Universidad Del Bio Bio
  • Pulsating Market Boundaries and Spatial Arbitrage in US Gulf Region: Impact of Panama Canal Expansion on US Agriculture
    Sumadhur Shakya, North Dakota State University
    William Wilson, North Dakota State University
    Bruce Dahl, North Dakota State University
  • Rail Freight Traffic: An Analysis to Better Understand the Industry and the Factors that Influence Traffic
    Paul Lewis, Eno Transportation Foundation
  • Regional MPO Alliances in Florida: A Model for Setting Megaregion Transportation Policies?
    Karen E. Seggerman, University of South Florida
    Jeffrey Kramer, University of South Florida
  • Relationships Between Land Use and Freight and Commercial Truck Traffic in Metropolitan Areas
    Michael S. Bronzini, George Mason University
  • Ride or Relocate? Transportation and Housing Options for Senior Adults
    Del Peterson, North Dakota State University
    Marc Scott, North Dakota State University
  • Safety Impact Assessment of the End-Around Taxiway at the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport Using ASDE-X Data
    Antonio Massidda, University of Texas at Arlington
    Stephen P. Mattingly, University of Texas at Arlington
  • Sequential Highway Network Restoration
    Ponlathep Lertworawanich, Department of Highways
    Montri Dechasakulsom, Department of Highways
    Bhanitiz Aursudkij, Department of Highways
  • Severity Analysis of Single Vehicle Run-Off-Road Crashes using Kansas Data
    Sunanda Dissanayake, Kansas State University
    Uttara Roy, Kansas State University
  • Snapshot of Urban Transportation System User Needs and Priorities in Accra, Ghana
    Moses Kwame Tefe, The University of Alabama
    Steven Jones, The University of Alabama
  • Some Canadian Disasters: Their Measurement and Their Impact on Measurement
    Gordon Baldwin, Statistics Canada (retired)
  • Surface Transportation: The Case for Growth
    Michael S. Bronzini, George Mason University
  • Sustainable Freight Transportation: A Review of Strategies
    Kusumal Ruamsook, Pennsylvania State University
    Evelyn Thomchick, Pennsylvania State University
  • The Attitudes of Qatari Nationals and White-Collar Resident Workers Towards the New Traffic Law in Qatar
    Elawad Elmogiera, Qatar University
  • The Economics of Sourcing Cellulosic Biomass for Energy Production
    David Ripplinger, North Dakota State University
    Thein Maung, North Dakota State University
    Cole Gustafson, North Dakota State University
  • The Effect of Attitude on Mode Choice: Evidence from NHTS 2009
    Mintesnot Woldeamanuel, California State University Northridge
  • The Effect of Density and Trip-Chaining on the Interaction between Urban Form and Transit Travel
    Sisinnio Concas, University of South Florida
    Joseph S. DeSalvo, University of South Florida
  • The Effect of Driver Behavior on Freeway Traffic Flow
    Alain Kornhauser, Princeton University
    Scott Chacon, Wells Fargo Investment Bank
  • The Effects of Urban Sprawl on Public Health and Daily Life: Determining the Best Measures to Address Them
    Andrew Brunner, SCSU
  • The Impact of Hours of Service Changes to Motor Carrier Profitability and Productivity
    Ahren Johnston, Missouri State University
  • The Impact of On-Street Parking Availability on the Car Ownership of Households with Off-street Parking
    Zhan Guo, NYU
  • The Impact of Recent U.S. & European Airline Mergers on Industry and Airport Concentration Levels
    Aisling Reynolds-Feighan, University of College Dublin
  • The Impacts of the Panama Canal Expansion on World Cotton Trade
    Rafael Costa, Texas A&M University
    C. Parr Rosson, III, Texas A&M University
  • The Panama Canal Expansion: Implications for US Transportation Infrastructure
    Randolph Resor, U.S. Department of Transportation
    Eric Gabler, U.S. Maritime Administration
  • The Relationship between Characteristics Associated with High Reliability and Commercial Aircraft Accident Rates
    Patrick D. O'Neil, University of Nebraska at Omaha
    Kenneth Kriz, University of Nebraska at Omaha
  • The Relationship Between Vehicle Miles Traveled and Economic Activity
    B. Starr McMullen, Oregon State University
    Nathan Eckstein, Oregon State University
  • The Reshaping of Land Use and Urban Form in Denver Through Transit-Oriented Development
    Keith Ratner, Salem State University
    Andrew R Goetz, University of Denver
  • The Role of Street Network Pattern in Daily VMT: A Behavioral Analysis of a National Road User Study Participants
    Paul Hanley, University of Iowa
    Suyun Ma, University of Iowa
  • The Short-run Impact of Gas Prices Fluctuations on Toll Road Use
    Chao Huang, Texas A&M University
    Mark Burris, Texas A&M University
  • The Transportation Emission Impact of the Biomass Feedstock Traffic of A Potential Commercial-Scale Biorefinery in East Tennessee
    T. Edward Yu, University of Tennessee
    Joshua S. Fu, University of Tennessee
    James A. Larson, University of Tennessee
    Burton C. English, University of Tennessee
    Daniel De La Torre Ugarte, University of Tennessee
    Bradly Wilson, University of Tennessee
    Jeongran Yun, University of Tennessee
    Yuan Gao, International Food Policy Research Institute
    Jimmy Calcagno, III, University of Tennessee
  • The Use of Econometric Models to Estimate Initial Rest Periods for Purposes of Highway Pavement Preservation Scheduling
    Anwaar Ahmed, Purdue University
    Jackeline Murillo Hoyos, Purdue University
    Ashish Samdariya, Purdue University
    Samuel Labi, Purdue University
  • Themes and Challenges in Making Freight Transport Sustainable - A Logistics Service Providers' Perspective
    Maisam Abbasi, Lund University
    Fredrik Nilsson, Lund University
  • Toxic Air Pollutants and Trucking Productivity
    Yan Heng, Kansas State University
    Siew Hoon Lim, North Dakota State University
    Junwook Chi, Marshall University
  • Transitioning to a New Financing Structure for U.S. Roads in the 21st Century
    Marcus Bowman, 3G Mobility, LLC
    Gabriel Roth, Civil Engineer and Transport Economist
  • Transportation and the Climate Change Connection: Causes, Consequences, and Cures
    Richard Snow, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
    Mary Snow, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Transporting Water for Hydraulic Fracturing
    Christopher DeHaan, North Dakota State University
    Denver Tolliver, North Dakota State University
  • Trends and Issues in Container Transport Operations
    Libby Ogard, Prime Focus, LLC
  • Understanding Gender Effect on Commuter's Transportation Mode Choice
    Ryoichi Sakano, North Carolina A&T State University
  • Use of Hybrid Static-Dynamic Signs: A Critical State-of-the-Practice Review
    Dibakar Saha, Florida International University
    Albert Gan, Florida International University
    Kirolos Haleem, Florida International University
    Felix H. Delgado, Florida Department of Transportation
  • Walking On The Safe Side: A Look At The Safe and Complete Streets Act of 2011
    Henry Salley, South Carolina State University
  • Women and Health: A Study of Female Shift Workers In the Transportation Industry
    Patrick Sherry, The University of Denver
    Allison Bondanza, The University of Denver
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