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Research Highlights

Implementing Oregon’s Energy Plan: Opportunities for Operations and ITS

Jon Makler
Oregon’s 10-Year Energy Plan identifies intelligent transportation systems (ITS) as a key strategy for reducing energy consumption in the transportation sector. Other strategies, including fleet turnover, will take a look time to realize benefits for the state while ITS can be implemented and produce results sooner. This project’s goal was to identify operations/ITS opportunities whose near-term implementation or acceleration can aid the accomplishment of the energy plan’s goals. The research... Read More

Bicycle Detection and Feedback Assessment

Christopher Monsere
David Hurwitz , Sirisha Kothuri
Bicycling is increasing in the United States -- the number of trips made by bicycle more than doubled from 1.7 billion trips in 2001 to 4 billion in 2009 (National Household Travel Survey, 2009). With the increase in bicycling rates, there is a critical need for cycling infrastructure, which includes on and off road bicycle lanes and paths, signs, markings, and signals. One of the key links in a bicycle network is signalized crossings of high volume and high speed roadways. At these intersect... Read More