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Volpe's 2014 Reports Available for Download

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Volpe published 77 reports and conference papers in 2014 spanning a myriad of transportation research topics. These reports are housed in the National Transportation Library and are listed below by topic areas.

View the 2014 topic areas and download copies of Volpe’s transportation resources. You can also search Volpe’s full collection of reports, journal articles, and conference presentations and papers through the Volpe Library.

You can also download a printer-friendly listing of the reports.

Aviation – Air Traffic Control

Aircraft Navigation and Surveillance Analysis for a Spherical Earth
Michael Geyer

A New Approach to Monitoring and Alerting Congestion in Airspace Sectors
Eugene Gilbo, Scott Smith, Mike McKinney
ATCA 59th Annual 2014 Conference, National Harbor, MD, Sep 28-Oct 1, 2014

RNAV (GPS) Total System Error Models for Use in Wake Encounter Risk Analysis of Dependent Paired Approaches to Closely-Spaced Parallel Runways: Project Memorandum - February 2014
Michael Geyer, Melanie Soares, Steve Barnes, Ashley Hoff, Steve Mackey

Aviation – Economic Analysis

Airborne Incidents: an Econometric Analysis of Severity, December 19, 2014: Final Report
Lee Biernbaum, Megan Price, Jacob Wishart

Airborne Incidents: an Econometric Analysis of Severity, December 31, 2014: Technical Summary
Lee Biernbaum, Megan Price, Jacob Wishart

Appendix: Airborne Incidents: an Econometric Analysis of Severity, December 19, 2014 Final Report
Lee Biernbaum, Megan Price, Jacob Wishart

Aviation – Human Factors

An Algorithm for Generating Data Accessibility Recommendations for Flight Deck Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Applications
Michael Zuschlag, Judith Burki-Cohen, Divya C. Chandra

An Examination of Safety Reports Involving Electronic Flight Bags and Portable Electronic Devices
Stephanie G. Chase, Danielle Hiltunen

Low Visibility Operations/Surface Movement Guidance and Control System (LVO/SMGCS) Chart Usability: an Examination of Flightcrew Position Awareness in Homogeneous 300 ft/75 m RVR Conditions
Andres L. Sparko, Stephanie G. Chase, Katarina Morowsky,  Young Jin Jo, R. Michael Norman, Lawrence J. Prinzel, III, Lynda J. Kramer, Jarvis J. Arthur, III, Randall E. Bailey, Sherri S. Rehfeld, Michelle Yeh, Bruce McGray

Aviation – Unmanned Aircraft

Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Service Demand 2015 - 2035: Literature Review & Projections of Future Usage, Technical Report, Version 1.0 - February 2014
John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center (U.S.)

Operational Implications and Proposed Infrastructure Changes for NAS Integration of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA)
John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center (U.S.)

Congestion Pricing

Effects of an HOV-2 to HOT-3 Conversion on Traveler Behavior: Evidence from a Panel Study of the I-85 Corridor in Atlanta
Margaret Petrella, Sean Puckett, Sean Peirce, Paul Minnice, Jane Lappin

Effects of Full-Facility Variable Tolling on Traveler Behavior: Evidence from a Panel Study of the SR-520 Corridor in Seattle
Sean Peirce, Sean Puckett, Margaret Petrella, Paul Minnice, Rosalie Ray, Jane Lappin

Exploring the Equity Impacts of Two Road Pricing Implementations Using a Traveler Behavior Panel Survey  Full Facility Pricing on SR 520 in Seattle and the I-85 HOV-2 to HOT-3 Conversion in Atlanta
Rosalie Ray, Margaret Petrella, Sean Peirce, Paul Minnice, Sean Puckett, Jane Lappin

Urban Partnership Agreement and Congestion Reduction Demonstration Programs: Lessons Learned on Congestion Pricing from the Seattle and Atlanta Household Travel Behavior Surveys
Sean Peirce, Margaret Petrella, Sean Puckett, Paul Minnice, Jane Lappin

Cybersecurity

Characterization of Potential Security Threats in Modern Automobiles: A Composite Modeling Approach
Charlie McCarthy, Kevin Harnett, Art Carter

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Risk Management Framework Applied to Modern Vehicles
Charlie McCarthy, Kevin Harnett

A Summary of Cybersecurity Best Practices
Kevin Harnett, Tim Weisenberger

Energy & Environment – Aviation Environmental Design Tool

Aviation Environmental Design Tool (AEDT): Technical Manual: Version 2a
Jonathan Koopmann, Meghan Ahearn, Eric Boeker, Andrew Hansen, Sunje Hwang, Andrew Malwitz, David Senzig, Gina Barberio Solman

Aviation Environmental Design Tool (AEDT): Uncertainty Quantification Supplemental Report: Version 2a Service Pack 2 (SP2)
Jonathan Koopmann, Gina Barberio Solman, Eric Dingas, Andrew Biederman, Denise Rickel, Elaine Tran, Stephen Augustine, Jesse  Baker, Tyler White

Aviation Environmental Design Tool (AEDT): User Guide: Version 2a
Jonathan Koopmann, Gina Barberio Solman, Meghan Ahearn, Sunje Hwang

Energy & Environment – Biofuels

Biofuel Transportation Analysis Tool: Description, Methodology, and Demonstration Scenarios
Kristin C. Lewis, Gary Baker, Tom Lin, Scott Smith, Olivia Gillham, Alisa  Fine, Stephen Costa, Ze Chen, Coralie Cooper

Global Approaches to Addressing Biofuel-Related Invasive Species Risks and Incorporation into U.S. Laws and Policies
Kristin C. Lewis, Read D. Porter

Global Approaches to Addressing Biofuel-Related Invasive Species Risks and Incorporation into U.S. Laws and Policies
Kristin C. Lewis, Read D. Porter.
Ecological Monographs, 84.2 (2014):171-201.

Biofuel Transportation Analysis Tool: Description, Methodology, and Demonstration Scenarios
Kristin C. Lewis, Gary Baker, Tom Lin, Scott Smith, Olivia Gillham, Alisa  Fine, Stephen Costa, Ze Chen, Coralie Cooper

Sun Grant Initiative: Great Strides toward a Sustainable and More Energy-Independent Future
John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center (U.S.)

Energy & Environment – Surface Transportation

Best Practices and Strategies for Improving Rail Energy Efficiency
Aviva Brecher, Joseph Sposato, Bernard Kennedy

Review and Evaluation of Wireless Power Transfer (WPT) for Electric Transit Applications
Aviva Brecher, David Arthur

Hazard Analysis

Applying STAMP Framework to Analyze Automotive Recalls
Qi Van Eikema Hommes

Transportation Systems Safety Hazard Analysis Tool (SafetyHAT) User Guide (Version 1.0)
Christopher Becker, Qi Van Eikema Hommes

Intelligent Transportation Systems

ITS Professional Capacity Building: Setting Strategic Direction 2010-2014
Elizabeth Greer, Cassandra Allwell, Charlotte Burger, Larry Raskin

The Smart/Connected City and Its Implications for Connected Transportation
Matthew Cuddy, Alexander Epstein, Cynthia Maloney, Ryan Westrom, Joshua Hassol, Anita Kim, David Damm-Luhr, Caitlin Bettisworth

Transforming Transportation through Connectivity: ITS Strategic Research Plan, 2010-2014 Progress Update, 2012
Nathan Grace, Cassandra Oxley, Suzanne Sloan, Anne C. Tallon, Philip Thornton, Tammy Black, Andrea Vann Easton

Motor Carrier Safety

The Carrier Safety Measurement System (CSMS) Effectiveness Test by Behavior Analysis and Safety Improvement Categories (BASICs)
John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center (U.S.)

FMCSA Safety Program Effectiveness Measurement: Roadside Intervention Effectiveness Model, Fiscal Year 2010
Suzanne Horton, Eran Segev

FMCSA Safety Program Effectiveness Measurement: Compliance Review Effectiveness Model Results for Carriers with Compliance Reviews in Fiscal Year 2009
Jon M. Ohman

Positioning

Global Positioning System (GPS) Civil Signal Monitoring (CSM) Trade Study Report
Andrew Hansen

Railroad Safety – Crashworthiness

Conventional Fuel Tank Blunt Impact Tests: Test and Analysis Results
Karina Jacobsen, Michael Carolan, Benjamin Perlman
2014 Joint Rail Conference, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Colorado Springs, CO, Apr 2-4, 2014

Crippling Test of Budd M-1 Passenger Railcar: Test and Analysis Results
Michael Carolan, Benjamin Perlman, David Tyrell, Jeff Gordon
2014 Joint Rail Conference, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Colorado Springs, CO, Apr 2-4, 2014

Development, Fabrication, and Testing of Locomotive Crashworthy Components
Patricia Llana, Richard Stringfellow

Railroad Safety – Grade Crossing

Driver Performance on Approach to Crossbuck and STOP Sign Equipped Crossings
Tarek Omar, Tashi Ngamdung, Marco daSilva

Effect of an Active Another Train Coming Warning System on Pedestrian Behavior at a Highway-Rail Grade Crossing
Scott H. Gabree, Marco daSilva

Effect of Dynamic Envelope Pavement Markings on Vehicle Driver Behavior at a Highway-Rail Grade Crossing
Scott H. Gabree, Stephanie Chase, Marco DaSilva

Railroad Safety – Safety Culture

Safety of Railroad Employees' Use of Personal Electronic Devices
Catherine Guthy, Hadar Rosenhand, Alison Bisch, Eric Nadler

Update from C3RS Lessons Learned Team: Four Demonstration Pilots
Joyce Ranney, Thomas G. Raslear

Update from C3RS Lessons Learned Team: Safety Culture and Trend Analysis
Joyce Ranney, Thomas G. Raslear

Railroad Safety – Track

Engineering Studies on Joint Bar Integrity, Part I: Field Surveys and Observed Failure Modes
David Y. Jeong, Ali Tajaddini, Radim Bruzek
2014 Joint Rail Conference, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Colorado Springs, CO, Apr 2-4, 2014

Engineering Studies on Joint Bar Integrity, Part II: Finite Element Analysis
Michael E. Carolan, David Y. Jeong, A. Benjamin Perlman
2014 Joint Rail Conference, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Colorado Springs, CO, Apr 2-4, 2014

Rail Base Corrosion and Cracking Prevention
George W. Ritter, William C. Mohr, David Y. Jeong, Yim Tang, Cameron Stuart

Railroad Safety – Trespass Prevention

Countermeasures to Mitigate Intentional Deaths on Railroad Rights-of-Way: Lessons Learned and Next Steps
Scott H. Gabree, Stephanie Chase, Ann Doucette, Michael Martino

Trespass Event Risk Factors
Kathryn Stanchak, Marco daSilva

Trespass Prevention Research Study - West Palm Beach, FL
Marco daSilva, Tashi Ngamdung

Sustainability

Advancing a Sustainable Highway System: Highlights of FHWA Sustainability Activities
John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center (U.S.)

Transportation System Resilience, Extreme Weather and Climate Change: a Thought Leadership Series
Bahar Barami

Technology Transfer

Volpe Center Office of Research and Technology Applications (ORTA): Fiscal Year 2014 Annual Report
Aviva Brecher, Gary Ritter

Transportation Planning – General

Developing Formal Asset Management Plans
Terry Regan, Scott Middleton

Geospatial Tools for Data-Sharing: Case Studies of Select Transportation Agencies
Alisa Fine, Paige Colton, Ben Cotton, Emily Futcher, Scott Middleton, Clark Merrefield

North Carolina DOT Peer Exchange on Performance Management
Terry Regan, Lauren Deaderick

Transportation Planning – Healthy Communities

Federal Highway Administration Health in Transportation Working Group: 2013 Annual Report
John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center (U.S.)

A Multi-Modal Approach to Economic Development in the Metropolitan Area Transportation Planning Process
Melissa M. Laube, Lydia Rainville, William M. Lyons

Nonmotorized Transportation Pilot Program: Continued Progress in Developing Walking and Bicycling Networks - May 2014
William Lyons, Benjamin Rasmussen, David Daddio, Jared Fijalkowski, Anna Biton, Erica Simmons

Role of Regional Planning Organizations in Transportation Planning across Boundaries
Haley Peckett, David Daddio, William Lyons

Statewide Transportation Planning for Healthy Communities
William Lyons, Lindsey Morse, Logan Nash, Rachel Strauss

2013/2014 Eco-Logical Program Annual Report
Rachel Strauss, Scott Middleton, Logan Nash, Haley Peckett

Statewide Pedestrian and Bicycle Planning Handbook
Anna Biton, David Daddio, James Andrew 

Transportation Planning – Public Lands

Apostle Islands National Lakeshore: Alternatives Analysis for LCM Replacement
David Mannheim, Alex Linthicum

Glacier National Park: Going-to-the-Sun Road Corridor Management Plan - Existing Conditions of the Transportation System
Frances Fisher, Heather Richardson, Ryan Yowell, Nathan Grace, Clark Merrefield

Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge Interagency Assistance Group: Transportation Observations, Considerations and Recommendations
Heather Richardson, Lauren Deaderick

Nantucket National Wildlife Refuge Alternative Transportation Study
Anna Biton, Logan Nash, Daniel Mannheim

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Regional Alternative Transportation Evaluation: Region 6
Benjamin Rasmussen, Jared Fijalkowski, Lauren Deaderick

Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge - Comprehensive Alternative Transportation Plan
David Daddio, Benjamin Rasmussen, Jonathan Frazier, Erica Simmons, Luis Mejias

Primer on the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP)
Kevin McCoy, Lauren Deaderick, Alex Linthicum

Transportation Planning – Transit

Alternative Funding Opportunities for National Park Service Transit
Kevin McCoy, Ryan Yowell, Alex Linthicum

CMAQ and NPS: Exploring the Applicability of the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program to NPS Transit
Kevin McCoy, Lauren Deaderick, Alex Linthicum

National Park Service Primer on the Construction of Ferry Boats and Ferry Terminal Facilities Program (FBP)
David Mannheim, Kevin McCoy, Alex Linthicum

NPS National Transit Inventory, 2013
Andrew Breck, David Daddio, Lauren Deaderick, Peter Herzig, Scott Lian, Alex Linthicum

Transportation Planning – Workshops

Cell Phone Data and Travel Behavior Research: Symposium Summary Report
Gregory Bucci, Tom Morton

Utilizing Various Data Sources for Surface Transportation Human Factors Research: Workshop Summary Report, November 6-7, 2013
Alicia Romo, Bianka Mejia, David C. Y. Yang

Vehicle Miles Traveled

FHWA Travel Analysis Framework: Development of VMT Forecasting Models for Use by the Federal Highway Administration
Don Pickrell, David Pace, Jacob Wishart

Vehicle-to-Vehicle Technology

Heavy Truck Pre-Crash Scenarios for Safety Applications Based on Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications
Samuel Toma, Elizabeth Swanson, John D. Smith, Wassim G. Najm

Target Crashes and Safety Benefits Estimation Methodology for Pedestrian Crash Avoidance/Mitigation Systems
Mikio Yanagisawa, Elizabeth Swanson, Wassim G. Najm