A Mission to Earth: Global Rural Electrification
No nation can long remain morally strong or economically competitive without an inner purpose. There are many noble projects but few which will both kindle the individual's...

Regional Traffic Assessment for Major Growth
This paper presents the methodology and findings of a major regional transportation analysis. The results of the study lead to the development of a Transportation Improvement Plan for...

A Practical Way of Using the 1985 HCM - Signalized Intersection Methods
The signalized intersection chapter of the 1985 Highway Capacity Manual (HCM) is probably the most widely used chapter, and thereby the most significant, and yet is very complex and sometimes...

SIGNALEXPERT: An Expert Syste, for Signalized Intersection Analysis and Design
This paper presents a prototype expert system, (SIGNALEXPERT), for signalized intersection analysis and design. The SIGNALEXPERT consists of four modules. The first module determines if...

Traffic Simulation at Unsignalized Intersections Using GPSS
This paper develops a simulation model, based on actual field data, that simulates the minor street left turn movement at a STOP-controlled T-intersection. This simulation model predicts...

Implementation of HISAM/HISAFE Microcomputer Programs
The Federal Highway Administration had sponsored the development of two software packages called HISAM and HISAFE. HISAM primarily provides an alternative means to store related accident...

Using Lap Tops as Connections to Minicomputers in the City of Portland
Over the past few years, the City of Portland has used a mix of personal computers and minicomputers to accomplish its mission. This paper describes four applications of using lap top...

Data Collection Using a Portable Computer and Digitizing Tablet
This paper describes a data collection system developed by the New Hampshire Technology Transfer Center. The key features of this data collection method are its ease of use, single step...

DELVACS: A Computer Program for Performance Evaluation of Low Volume Coordinated Semi-Actuated Systems
This paper presents a computer program which provides a tool for making choices between coordinated and free operation on an arterial roadway under semi-actuated control. The decision...

Arterial Traffic Flow in Construction Zones
Previously, NETSIM (NETwork SIMulation model) was the only available simulation model that could investigate a wide mix of traffic control and traffic management strategies for a network...

Combining the Census Tiger Files and Geographic Information System Technology for More Effective Transportation Planning
The Bureau of the Census, in cooperation with the U.S. Geological Survey, has created a topological data base containing every street and block face in the United States for use in the...

Traffic Congestion Data Collection and Analysis System
The system was developed to allow traffic engineers to analyze the magnitude, duration and location of traffic congestion on highways and city streets. It is used to prioritize traffic...

GIS: Easing Infrastructure Management
GIS provides an ideal means for city planners and engineers to plan construction and maintenance of water-distribution networks, wastewater-collection systems and treatment plants, highways,...

Dallas Rediscovers the Trolley
In 1982, a Dallas businessman and a group of trolley enthusiasts formed the Trolley Task Force to restore trolley service along McKinney Avenue in Dallas. Eventually, they established...

Residential Streets
This book, Residential Street Design is a joint effort of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the National Association of Home Buiders,...

Chicago's Loop: A New Approach
Reconstruction of the Wells St. Viaduct cleaned up a dangerous area just north of Chicago's Loop by providing a structurally sound approach for CTW commuter trains and a column-free...

Moving Intermodal Containers Over Urban/Suburban Highways
Due to standardization, to date most containers basically fit the U.S. highway environment, which was the entire original intent of intermodal transport. The paper presentes the results...

Changes in Tubular Design Codes
This paper summarizes a number of changes in design provisions for tubular structures that have recently been adopted. These are the result of a number of research advances concerning...

Water Beneath the City Streets
Urban groundwater control requires high levels of skill and experience but allows for only a small margin of error. Determining the best method for controlling groundwater requires knowing...

Seismic Codes:Preparing for the Unknown
Few eastern communities follow seismic codes because few communities view earthquakes as a risk. Although California-sized quakes have hit Charleston, St. Louis, they've done...

 

 

 

 

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