Major Ongoing Projects
Driving Cycle Development for Highway Facilities This research is part of the FHWA project "Enhanced Prediction of Vehicle Fuel Economy and Other Vehicle Operating Costs". It is to develop new driving cycles for controlled/partially-controlled/no-controlled highway facilities. The driving cycle development uses the latest SHRP 2 NDS and RID data.
Assessing the Influence of Driver, Vehicle, Roadway and Environmental Factors on Pedestrian-Turning-Traffic Crashes at Intersections This is a SHRP 2 IAP project for the Nevada Department of Transportation. We study how driver, vehicle, roadway, and environmental factors affect turning and drivers seeing and yielding to pedestrians at intersections. Research findings will be used to guide the development and implementation of effective countermeasures to improve the safety of pedestrians at intersections.
Queue Storage And Acceleration Lane Length Design At Metered On-Ramps In California Ramp metering has profound impacts on freeway on-ramp designs. A metered on-ramp consists of two parts, the upstream queue storage portion and the downstream acceleration portion.