Today at TRB: Monday

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Chris Monsere of Portland State University presents on bicycle-specific traffic signals Monday at the Transportation Research Board annual meeting in Washington, D.C.

Monday is the first day for lectern and poster sessions at TRB. Researchers from universities affiliated with the National Institute for Transportation and Communities program have 12 presentations on the day's schedule.

Chris Monsere of Portland State University presents "Operational Guidance for Bicycle-Specific Traffic Signals in the United States" at an 8:30 a.m. poster session in Hall E (all listed rooms are in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center). The poster is part of a state department of transportation high-value research session.

Last July, the project, led by Monsere with co-investigator Miguel Figliozzi, was honored as a "Sweet Sixteen" project by the Research Advisory Committee to the AASHTO Standing Committee on Research. Each year, the committee collects High Value Research highlights from member states across the country. From these, each of the four RAC regions selects its top four projects to form the Sweet Sixteen. 

More information on the research is on the project page.

Other highlights for the day

  • Nicholas Stoll of Portland State University gives a lectern presentation on using bus GPS data to identify congestion hot spots at 8 a.m. in Room 150A. Read our feature story on this research. 
  • Patrick Singleton, who on Saturday was awarded the NITC Student of the Year award, gives a lectern presentation at 10:15 a.m. The presentation, "Cycling by Choice or Necessity: Exploring the Gender Gap in Bicycling in Oregon," is in Room 103B.
  • Krista Nordback of TREC at Portland State presents the poster "Bicycle Counting With Pneumatic Tubes: Making it Practical" at 10:45 a.m. in Hall E.
  • At 2 p.m., Milan Zlatkovic of University of Utah presents the poster "Performance Matrices for Evaluating Innovative Intersections and Interchanges" in Hall E.
  • And at 5:45 p.m. NITC doctoral dissertation fellow Susan Petheram of University of Utah presents "The Value of Neighborhood Transit and Amenities" in a lectern session in Room 140B.

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