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Volpe's 2016 Reports

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

The Volpe National Transportation Systems Center published over 75 reports and conference papers in 2016 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 2016 research 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 Technical Resource Center.

Aviation – Human Factors

Cockpit Display of Traffic Information (CDTI) and Airport Moving Map Industry Survey
Danielle Hiltunen, Stephanie G. Chase, Andrew Kendra, Young Jin Jo

Line Pilot Perspectives on Complexity of Terminal Instrument Flight Procedures
Divya C. Chandra, Rebecca Markunas

Low Visibility Operations/Surface Movement Guidance and Control System (LVO/SMGCS) Chart Symbology
Andrea L. Sparko, Stephanie G. Chase, Michelle Yeh, Bruce McGray

Progression of Human Factors Considerations for the In-Trail Procedure
Kim Cardosi, Tracy Lennertz

Bicyclist and Pedestrian Safety – Truck Side Guards

Cambridge Safer Truck Initiative: Vehicle-Based Strategies to Protect Pedestrians and Bicyclists
Alexander K. Epstein, Eran Segev, Andrew Breck

Truck Side Guard Specifications: Recommended Standard
Alexander Epstein

Vision Zero San Francisco Truck Side Guard Initiative: Technical Assessment and Recommendations
Alexander K. Epstein, Andrew Breck, Coralie Cooper, Sean Peirce

Energy & Environment – Aviation Environmental Design Tool

Aviation Environmental Design Tool (AEDT): Technical Manual, Version 2b, Service Pack 3
Meghan Ahearn, Eric Boeker, Slava Gorshkov, Andrew Hansen, Sunje Hwang, Jonathan Koopmann, Andrew Malwitz, George Noel, Clay N. Reherman, David A. Senzig, Gina Barberio Solman, Yasunari Tosa, Andrew Wilson, Alexis Zubrow

Aviation Environmental Design Tool (AEDT) Version 2b, User Guide
Jonathan Koopmann, Alexis Zubrow, Andrew Hansen, Sunje Hwang, Meghan Ahearn, Gina Solman

Aviation Environmental Design Tool (AEDT) Technical Manual: Version 2c
Meghan Ahearn, Eric Boeker, Slava Gorshkov, Andrew Hansen, Sunje Hwang, Jonathan Koopmann, Andrew Malwitz, George Noel, Clay N. Reherman, David A. Senzig, Gina Barberio Solman, Yasunari Tosa, Andrew Wilson, Alexis Zubrow

Rotorcraft Performance Data for AEDT: Methods of Using the NASA Design and Analysis of Rotorcraft Tool for Developing Data for AEDT's Rotorcraft Performance Model
David A. Senzig, Sandy Liu

Energy & Environment – Noise Assessments

TigerShark Noise Flight Test at Griffiss Airport: Letter Report to Dr. Mehmet Marsan
David A. Senzig

Energy & Environment – Transit

Draft Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Transit Projects: Programmatic Assessment
Carson Poe, Gina Filosa, Kevin McCoy

Motor Carrier Safety

FMCSA Safety Program Effectiveness Measurement: Carrier Intervention Effectiveness Model (CIEM), Version 1.1, Report for Fiscal Year 2012 Interventions
Eran Segev, Neil Meltzer

Motorcoach and School Bus Fire Safety Analysis
Neil Meltzer, Lauren Beaven, Nelson Canas, Nadeem Istfan, Britt Phillips

Naturalistic Study of Truck Following Behavior
Emily Nodine, Andy Lam, Mikio Yanagisawa, Wassim Najm

Navigation

Earth-Referenced Aircraft Navigation and Surveillance Analysis
Michael Geyer

GPS Dependencies in the Transportation Sector: An Inventory of Global Positioning System Dependencies in the Transportation Sector, Best Practices for Improved Robustness of GPS Devices, and Potential Alternative Solutions for Positioning, Navigation, and Timing
Eric Wallischeck

Railroad Safety – Crashworthiness

Conventional Locomotive Coupling Tests: Test Requirements and Pre-Test Analysis
Patricia Llana, David Tyrell, Przemyslaw Rakoczy

Crash Energy Management: One- and Two-Car Passenger Rail Impact Tests - Summary of Structural and Occupant Test Results
Karina Jacobsen, David Tyrell, Kristine Severson, Dan Parent, Eloy Martinez

Liquefied Natural Gas Tender Crashworthiness in Train-to-Train Collisions
David Tyrell

On Railroad Tank Car Puncture Performance: Part I - Considering Metrics
David Y. Jeong, Benjamin Perlman, Karl J. Alexy, Francisco Gonzales III

On Railroad Tank Car Puncture Performance: Part II - Estimating Metrics
David Y. Jeong, Michael E. Carolan, Benjamin Perlman

Reducing the Harm in Rail Crashes: Analysis of Injury Mechanisms and Mitigation Strategies
Bruce Wilson, David Tyrell

Side Impact Test and Analysis of a DOT-112 Tank Car
Przemyslaw Rakoczy, Michael Carolan

Railroad Safety – Grade Crossing

Engineering Design for Pedestrian Safety at Highway-Rail Grade Crossings
Alison Thompson, Bernard Kennedy

Evaluation of LED Sign Technology at a Passive Highway-Rail Grade Crossing
Adrian D. Hellman, Aaron Lamplugh

Railroad Safety – Track

Controls to Eliminate Broken Rails in Service
John Tunna, Jeff Gordon, David Y. Jeong, Carlo Patrick

Dynamic Wheel-Rail Forces on Mismatched Joints with Ramps
Brian Marquis, Robert Greif

Estimating Deterioration in the Concrete Tie-Ballast Interface Based on Vertical Tie Deflection Profile: A Numerical Study
Hailing Yu

Finite Element Bond Modeling for Indented Wires in Pretensioned Concrete Crossties
Hailing Yu, David Y. Jeong

Rail Integrity Experience on the Washington Metro System
Benjamin Frison, David Y. Jeong

Railroad Safety – Trespass Prevention

Law Enforcement Strategies for Preventing Rail Trespassing Risk Factors
Suzanne Horton, Frank Foderaro

Sustainability

Achieving Airport Carbon Neutrality
Coralie Cooper, David Arthur, Alex Epstein, Carson Poe, Abygail Mangar, Aviva Brecher, Andrew Breck, Sara Forni

Hampton Roads Climate Impact Quantification Initiative: Baseline Assessment of the Transportation Assets & Overview of Economic Analyses Useful in Quantifying Impacts
Rawlings Miller, David Arthur, Bahar Barami, Andrew Breck, Stephen Costa, Kristin Lewis, Kevin McCoy, Emma Morrison, Alan Strasser

Health in Transportation Working Group 2015 Annual Report
Jared Fijalkowski, Anthony Thomas

U.S. Airport Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventories: State of the Practice and Recommendations for Airports
Coralie Cooper, David Arthur, Alex Epstein, Carson Poe, Aviva Brecher, Andrew Breck

Technology Transfer

Beyond Traffic 2045 Reimagining Transportation: Technology, Disruptive Innovation, and the Future of Transportation
Bahar Barami, Clark Merrefield

Building a Foundation for Effective Technology Transfer through Integration with the Research Process: A Primer
Matthew Cuddy, Dawn LaFrance-Linden, Andrew Berthaume, Santiago Navarro

Hyperloop Commercial Feasibility Analysis: High Level Overview
Catherine L. Taylor, David J. Hyde, Lawrence C. Barr

The Future of Transportation: Safety, Opportunity, and Innovation
Clark Merrefield

Shaping America's Transportation Future: Annual Project Accomplishments
Nathan Grace, Clark Merrefield, Katherine Blythe, Cassandra Oxley, Sandra Terranova, Ingrid Bartinique, Ellen Bell, Philip Thornton

Wearable Sensors in Transportation - Exploratory Advanced Research Program Initial Stage Investigation
Elizabeth Machek, Jonathan Frazier, Amy Ingles, Tom Morton

Transportation Planning – Freight

Cooperative Freight Mobility Planning in the Greater Charlotte Region: A Regional Models of Cooperation Peer Exchange Summary Report
Alexandra Markiewicz, Kevin McCoy

Summary of the Border Infrastructure Finance Workshop: January 20-21, 2016, San Diego, California
Kate Macfarlane

Transportation Planning – Public Lands

Apache Trail, Tonto National Forest: Observations, Considerations, and Recommendations from the Interagency Transportation Assistance Group (TAG)
Benjamin Rasmussen, Logan Nash

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore: Transportation System Existing Conditions
Jessica Baas, Benjamin Rasmussen, Ryan Yowell

Jimmy Carter National Historic Site: Transportation Assistance Group Report
Alexandra Markiewicz, Frances Fisher

Mammoth Cave National Park: Green River Ferry Service Life Analysis
Daniel Mannheim, Heather Richardson

Natchez Trace Parkway: Bicycle Planning Study
Jaime Young, David Daddio

Pikes Peak Conceptual Shuttle Study: Visitation Trends and Scenario Planning
Benjamin Rasmussen, Christopher Timmel

Regional Alternative Transportation Evaluation: Region 8
Benjamin Rasmussen, Lauren Deaderick

Road 151, Santa Fe National Forest: Observations, Considerations, and Recommendations from the Interagency Transportation Assistance Group (TAG)
Logan Nash, Christopher Timmel

White River National Forest Hanging Lake Capacity Study
Benjamin Rasmussen, Lauren Deaderick

Transportation Planning – State and Local

Digitizing for Better Decisionmaking
Clark Merrefield, Susan Smichenko, Gerry Flood, Melonie Barrington

Greater Buffalo-Niagara Regional Transportation Council Scenario Planning Workshop: Sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration
Rachel Strauss

Gulf Regional Planning Commission Scenario Planning Workshop: Sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration
Rachel Strauss

New Orleans Regional Planning Commission Scenario Planning Workshop: Sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration
Kate Macfarlane

New York Metropolitan Transportation Council Scenario Planning Workshop: Sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration
Rachel Strauss

A Practical Guide on DTA Model Applications for Regional Planning
Krishna Patnam, David Roden, Weihao Yin, Li-Yang Feng, Sayeed Mallick, Scott Smith

Regional Cooperation and Environmental Justice in Transportation Planning in Ohio: A Regional Models of Cooperation Peer Exchange Summary Report
Alexandra Markiewicz, Kevin McCoy

Regional Cooperation and Performance-Based Planning and Programming in Indiana: A Regional Models of Cooperation Peer Exchange Summary Report
Alexandra Markiewicz, Kevin McCoy

Ridesharing, Technology, and TDM in University Campus Settings: Lessons for State, Regional, and Local Agencies
Kevin McCoy, James Andrew, William Lyons

Statewide and Metropolitan Transportation Planning Processes: A TPCB Peer Exchange
Christopher Timmel, Terry Regan

STIP State of the Practice Review: Development and Use of Statewide Transportation Improvement Programs
Kevin McCoy, Amy Ingles, William Lyons

Transportation Planning – Transit

Impacts Assessment of Integrated Dynamic Transit Operations: Evaluation Plan and Addendum
Sean Pluckett, Greg Bucci, Alex Raut, Lee Biernbaum

Impacts Assessment of Integrated Dynamic Transit Operations: Final Report
Sean Puckett, Greg Bucci, Lee Biernbaum

NPS Transit System Passenger Boardings Study: Converting Ticket Sales to Passenger Boardings
Margaret Petrella, Lauren Deaderick, Eric Burkman

Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) in Southern Nevada: A TPCB Peer Exchange
Kate Macfarlane, Terry Regan

Travel Modeling

AMPO Travel Modeling Working Group Meeting on Dynamic Traffic Assignment
Scott B. Smith

Vehicle-to-Vehicle Technology

Assessment of Safety Standards for Automotive Electronic Control Systems
Qi Van Eikema Hommes

Crash Avoidance Needs and Countermeasure Profiles for Safety Applications Based on Light-Vehicle-to-Pedestrian Communications
Elizabeth Swanson, Mikio Yanagisawa, Wassim Najm, Frank Foderaro, Philip Azeredo

Driver Acceptance of Collision Warning Applications Based on Heavy-Truck V2V Technology
Scott Stevens

Independent Evaluation of Heavy-Truck Safety Applications Based on Vehicle-to-Vehicle and Vehicle-to-Infrastructure Communications Used in the Safety Pilot Model Deployment
John Guglielmi, Bruce Wilson, Scott Stevens, Andy Lam, Emily Nodine, Chris Jackson, Wassim G. Najm

Review of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) for Automated Vehicles: Identifying Potential Barriers and Challenges for the Certification of Automated Vehicles Using Existing FMVSS
Anita Kim, Dan Bogard, David Perlman, Ryan Harrington

Unmanned Aircraft

Small Unmanned Aircraft and the U.S. Forest Service: Benefits, Costs, and Recommendations for Using Small Unmanned Aircraft in Forest Service Operations
Alexandra Markiewicz, Logan Nash

Updated: Thursday, January 18, 2018