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Houston, Texas | June 26-29, 2016
A Conference of the Transportation & Development Institute (T&DI) of ASCE
Projects and Practices for Prosperity
Omni Houston Galleria Hotel
#TranspConf16 |
Schedule at a Glance
Welcome to Houston
Pre-Conference Events
Conference Agenda
Technical Tours
Technical Program
Poster Displays
General Information
Cooperating Organizations
(Subject to Change)
Sunday, June 26
8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Committee Meetings
8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Envision Credential Workshop
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Pre-Conference Event: TransportationCamp Texas
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Short Course: Updates to 2010 Highway Capacity
Manual (HCM)
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Exhibitor Move-in
6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Welcome Reception in Exhibit Hall
Monday, June 27
8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
8:00 – 8:30 a.m.
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
8:30 – 10:15 a.m.
10:15 – 10:45 a.m.
10:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
12:30 – 2:00 p.m.
Continental Breakfast in Exhibit Hall
Exhibit Hall Open
Plenary Session
Networking Break & Poster Displays in Exhibit Hall
Plenary Session
Lunch & Poster Displays in Exhibit Hall
2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Concurrent Technical Sessions
3:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Networking Break & Poster Displays in Exhibit Hall
4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
Concurrent Technical Sessions
Tuesday, June 28
7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
8:00 – 8:30 a.m.
8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
8:30 – 10:00 a.m.
10:00 – 10:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Continental Breakfast & Poster Displays in Exhibit Hall
Exhibit Hall Open
Concurrent Technical Sessions
Networking Break & Poster Displays in Exhibit Hall
Concurrent Technical Sessions
Awards Lunch & Lecture
1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Concurrent Technical Sessions
3:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Networking Break & Poster Displays in Exhibit Hall
3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Concurrent Technical Sessions
3:45 – 8:00 p.m.
Exhibitor Move-out
5:45 – 6:45 p.m.
Younger Member Session
6:45 – 7:45 p.m.
Younger Member Social Hour
Wednesday, June 29
7:30 – 11:00 a.m.
8:00 – 8:30 a.m.
8:30 – 10:00 a.m.
10:00 – 10:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Projects and Practices for Prosperity
Continental Breakfast
Concurrent Technical Sessions
Networking Break
Concurrent Technical Sessions
Technical Tours
Welcome to Houston
Howdy y’all, welcome to Houston, Texas. On behalf of the Transportation and Development
Institute (T&DI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), it is our pleasure to welcome
you to the ASCE International Conference on Transportation & Development 2016. The theme
of this year’s conference is “Projects and Practices for Prosperity”. The International Conference
on Transportation and Development (ICTD 2016) serves as a synergistic opportunity to bring
together academics, consultants, government representatives, and contractors from around the
world to discuss critical transportation needs and solutions.
The demand for infrastructure improvement helps drive investment and development decisions.
As communities grow, the needs for transportation, utility delivery services, and sustainable
development practices increase. Additionally, transportation professionals must address these
needs while considering funding challenges, natural resource constraints, and environmental
protection. During this week at ICTD, you will be able to explore new technologies and creative
financing of capital investment to move people and goods safely, efficiently, and with minimal
environmental impact.
The Conference Steering Committee has worked hard over the last two years to make ICTD
2016 the premier conference venue for transportation and development professionals. You will
be attending sessions this week during ICTD that will showcase technologies that transportation
and development professionals will be implementing in the near future. In addition to future
transportation concepts, conference sessions include many case study presentations highlighting
lessons learned during many large-scale transportation projects. This week’s program includes
five concurrent technical tracks, two workshops, and three technical tours to enable you as an
attendee to earn up to 24 professional development hours (PDHs) towards your Professional
Engineering licensure.
In addition to participating in sessions under five technical tracks, you will have the opportunity
to review poster displays. The ICTD begins on Monday with seven outstanding plenary
speakers addressing topics of interest to the many specialties represented by conference
attendees. Technical sessions begin on Monday afternoon and run through Wednesday
morning. The sessions cover the various transportation and development modes related to
design, rehabilitation, sustainability, construction, operation and emerging technologies.
On Wednesday afternoon, you will have the option of choosing from three technical tours:
George Bush Intercontinental Airport, the Transtar Traffic Operation Center, and the Uptown
Management District.
So enjoy your week here at ICTD 2016 as an attendee, presenter, exhibitor, sponsor, or
cooperating organization. On behalf of the conference Steering Committee, we look forward to
meeting all y’all and giving you a Howdy welcome to Houston, TX at ICTD 2016.
Geoff Baskir, C.M., AICP,
M.ASCE, General Engineer
Ernie Heymsfield, Ph.D.,
P.E., F.ASCE, University of
Geoff Baskir, C.M., AICP, M.ASCE,
General Engineer
Ernie Heymsfield, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE,
University of Arkansas
TECHNICAL EDITOR Kelvin C.P. Wang, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE, Oklahoma State University
Jeffrey D. Borowiec, Ph.D., T exas A&M
Transportation Institute (Roadways
Lenor M. Bromberg, P.E., M.ASCE, C
ity of
Roswell, Georgia (Development Track)
Michael J. Loehr, P.E., M.ASCE, C
H2M Hill
(Rail and Transit Track)
Loy F. Warren III, P.E., M.ASCE, K
imleyHorn Associates (Aviation & Aerospace
Zhanmin Zhang, Ph.D., A.M.ASCE,
University of Texas at Austin (CrossCutting Themes Track)
Brian McKeehan, P.E., F.ASCE, G
Smith, and Partners
Bob Bryson, P.E., M.ASCE, R
etired, City
of Milwaukee
Imad L. Al-Qadi, Ph.D., P.E., Dist.M.ASCE,
University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign Marsha Anderson Bomar, M.ASCE,
winnett Village
Community Improvement District D. Wayne Klotz, P.E., D.WRE, Pres.09.
lotz Associates Scott D. Murrell, P.E., M.ASCE,
Applied Research Associates
C. Michael Walton, Ph.D., P.E.,
Dist.M.ASCE, U
niversity of Texas at
Wanming Zhai, Ph.D., S
Jiaotong University, China; Member,
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Pre-Conference Events
Short Course:
Updates to 2010 Highway Capacity Manual (HCM)
1:00 – 5:00 p.m., Windsor Salon
Envision Credential Workshop
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Regent Salon
Envision provides a holistic framework for planning, evaluating and
rating the community, environmental, and economic benefits of all
types and sizes of infrastructure projects. It provides specific metrics
to allow the evaluation, grading, and development of recognition for
infrastructure projects. It encourages transformational, collaborative
approaches and assesses the sustainability indicators over the course of
the project’s life cycle. T&DI is hosting a full-day workshop that will equip
participants to take the Envision Sustainability Professional (ENV SP)
accreditation exam. The workshop will include a mix of presentations,
case studies, and group exercises delivered by an ISI-approved trainer.
Participants will learn how to use the Envision rating system to aid in
sustainable planning and design.
Instructor: M
arsha Anderson Bomar, M.ASCE, FITE, AICP, ENV SP,
Executive Director, Gwinnett Village Community Improvement District
Marsha Anderson Bomar is the executive director of Gwinnett Village
Community Improvement District. She brings 40 years of leadership in
transportation and community development and is a certified planner
and Envision™ certified sustainability
professional. Bomar was the first female
international president of the Institute
of Transportation Engineers, served
as president of the Transportation and
Development Institute of the American
Society of Civil Engineers and is vice chair
of the Committee on Critical Infrastructure.
She is passionate about the relationship
between transportation and land use;
her experience in many modes including truck, rail, transit, bicycling,
walking and general transportation give her a broad perspective on
options for moving people and goods. She also chairs a Transportation
Research Board committee on Women’s Issues in Transportation and is
author of the Urban Travel Characteristics chapter of the Transportation
Planners Handbook.
Bomar is a frequent speaker on the national level on sustainability and
resiliency of infrastructure and communities. She recently completed
the Livable Centers Plan for the Six Flags Community (GA) to create a
roadmap for the sustainable revitalization of a once vibrant area.
PDHs earned: 6
TRB recently released the most recent version of the Highway Capacity
Manual, now referred to as Highway Capacity Manual, 6th Edition: A
Guide for Multimodal Mobility Analysis. This short course will provide an
overview of the key changes and updates made since the HCM 2010
was published, including the addition of travel time reliability methods
for urban streets and freeways, updated roundabout capacity models,
the inclusion of an alternative intersection evaluation methodology, and
expanded consideration of freight vehicles, and much more.
Instructor: Bastian Schroeder, Ph.D., P rincipal Engineer, Kittelson and
Associates, Inc.
Bastian Schroeder is principal engineer with Kittelson and Associates,
Inc. in Wilmington, NC. Schroeder has more than 10 years of
professional experience focusing on research and technology transfer
in transportation engineering. He has been centrally involved in the
production of the 5th and 6th Editions of the HCM, with a primary
focus on the freeway and interchange methodologies, as well as review
and support roles for various interrupted
flow chapters. He has served as principal
investigator or Co-PI on over 22 funded
projects, for sponsors including FHWA,
NCHRP, SHRP2, ITE, NCDOT, and others.
Schroeder has authored or co-authored more
than 31 peer-reviewed journal articles, and
32 peer-reviewed conference proceedings,
and has given numerous presentations
at state, national, and international
conferences. He is a member of the TRB Committee on Highway
Capacity and Quality of Service, the TRB Committee on Roundabouts,
the TRB Simulation Task Force, and chairs the North Carolina Simulation
and Capacity Model users Group (SimCap) for ITE.
PDHs earned: 3.5
Registration Fee:
ONS: $195/$220 (Member/Non-Member)
Committee Meetings
Attend the semi-annual meetings of the following committees to learn
more about their exciting activities.
Regency Ballroom G
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Permeable Pavements Standard Committee
Registration Fee:
Private Sector
$380 ONS
$410 ONS
Public Sector, Non-Profit
& Faculty
$280 ONS
$310 ONS
Full-Time Student
$230 ONS
$260 ONS
Regency Ballroom E
9:30 – 11:00 a.m. T&DI Freight and Logistics Committee (F&L)
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. T&DI Street and Highway Operations
Committee (SHOC)
12:30 – 2:00 p.m. TRB Aircraft/Airport Compatibility Committee
2:00 – 3:30 p.m. T&DI Highway Pavement Committee (HPC)
3:30 – 5:00 p.m. T&DI Airfield Pavement Committee (APC)
Projects and Practices for Prosperity
Conference Agenda
Texas 2016
TransportationCamp Texas 2016, a partnership with the
American Society of Civil Engineers and the Houston and
Austin Chapters of the Young Professionals in Transportation
(YPT), aims to bring together diverse views and perspectives
on pressing transportation issues in Texas. By hosting
TransportationCamp at ICTD, YPT, and ASCE are helping
to create a unique TransportationCamp atmosphere, where
technologists, transportation advocates, and users can come
together in open conversation with the operators of Texas’
transportation providers.
Sunday, June 26
What is an Unconference?
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Registration Fee:
Morning Coffee will be included
in the registration fee of $25,
but guests will be expected to
provide their own lunch.
Though it will take place
during a conference,
the event will be
run as a standard
— sessions will be
proposed on the day
of the event and will
range in transportation
topics based on the
interest of the attendees.
TransportationCamp Texas will be held as an unconference — a loosely structured conference emphasizing
the informal exchange of information and ideas between participants, rather than following a conventionally
structured program of events. Typically at an unconference, the agenda is created by the attendees at the
beginning of the meeting. Anyone who wants to initiate a discussion on a topic can claim a time and a space.
Unconferences typically feature open discussions rather than having a single speaker at the front of the room
giving a talk, although any format is permitted. It is an exciting new way to engage in a group discussion,
exchange great ideas, and learn from your peers.
TransportationCamp 2016 will begin in the Colonnade Salon B & Preassembly.
Welcome Reception
6:00 – 7:30 p.m., Regency Ballroom ABCD
This is a great forum to network, mingle with friends and colleagues,
and visit with exhibitors. Don’t miss the Welcome Reception and kick off
your conference experience in a fun, relaxed environment.
Included in Full Registration Packages.
Additional Ticket Fee: ONS $75
Continental Breakfast
8:00 – 8:30 a.m., Regency Ballroom ABCD
Sponsored by
Plenary Session
8:30 – 10:15 a.m., Grand Salon & Preassembly
Welcome Remarks
Robert D. Stevens, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE, 2015 President, ASCE
Keynote Address
Sylvester Turner, Mayor, City of Houston
Sylvester Turner was elected Mayor of Houston on December 12,
2015, to serve a four year term beginning January 4, 2016. He was
born and raised in the Acres Homes community in northwest Houston.
Sylvester’s mother worked as a maid in the
old Rice Hotel in Houston. His father was a
painter for Continental Ensco and cut yards
with his sons on the weekends to make extra
money. The Turners raised nine children in
their modest two-bedroom home. Sylvester
lost his father to cancer when he was 13.
Afterward, his mother took over the Turner
household. Although she never finished high
school or learned to drive, she ensured her children got an education
and inspired them to achieve.
Sylvester attended neighborhood public schools until forced integration
came to Houston, and he was bused to Klein High School. After a
predictably rocky start, the student body adapted to its new enrollees.
Sylvester was later elected student body president and graduated as
Sylvester graduated from the University of Houston and Harvard Law
School before joining the law firm of Fulbright & Jaworski. He later
founded the Houston law firm of Barnes & Turner in 1983.
In 1988, Sylvester was elected to the Texas House of Representatives
to serve the people of House District 139 in Northwest Houston. He
served until his election as mayor, working on the House Appropriations
Committee for 21 years and serving as Speaker Pro Tem for three terms.
He was appointed to several Budget Conference Committees to help
balance the state’s budget and served on the Legislative Budget Board.
Conference Agenda
MONDAY | JUNE 27 (Continued)
Networking Break & Poster Displays
10:15 – 10:45 a.m., Regency Ballroom ABCD
Keynote Address: The Strategic Initiatives for Addressing the
Mobility Needs of Texas
Plenary Session
Marc D. Williams, P.E., D
eputy Executive Director, Texas Department of
Transportation (TxDOT)
Keynote Address: Marc Williams serves as deputy executive director of the Texas Department
of Transportation (TxDOT). In this role he supports the executive director
with executive control and oversight of
TxDOT operations and the management and
operation of the state’s transportation system.
These responsibilities include the development
and administration of policies, programs and
operating strategies for TxDOT. He is charged
with ensuring Texas’ transportation system
is constructed and maintained in the most
cost-effective manner and address the state’s
growing safety, mobility and reliability needs.
Williams’ career experience in transportation planning and program
efforts includes public- and private-sector organizations involving state,
county and local jurisdictions. He has served in leadership positions with
two state departments of transportation and has worked with national,
private-sector transportation engineering organizations. His professional
assignments have included directing statewide transportation planning
and programming efforts as well as managing project-specific highway
and multimodal transportation plans and programs.
He has worked extensively with public and agency outreach,
transportation plans of various modes, regional and corridor-level plans
and programs, environmental planning and approval, economics and
finance, project design and development, along with work in the areas
of construction management, operations and maintenance.
10:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Grand Salon & Preassembly
Ed Emmett, Harris County Judge
Edward M. Emmett became Harris County Judge on March 6,
2007, presiding over a Board of Commissioners for the third most
populous county in the United States. A member of the Texas House
of Representatives from 1979 to 1987, Emmett was chairman of the
Committee on Energy, a member of the
Transportation Committee, and represented
the state on numerous national committees
relating to energy and transportation policy.
In 1989, President George H. W. Bush
nominated Emmett as a commissioner at
the Interstate Commerce Commission. After
being confirmed unanimously by the U.S.
Senate, Emmett served on the commission
for three years. He has received international recognition for his work in
transportation and logistics policy.
Among his many other activities, Emmett is director of Harris County’s
Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, chairman
of the Harris County Juvenile Board, and chairman of the Conference of
Urban Counties Policy Committee. He graduated from Rice University in
1971 with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and from the University of
Texas at Austin in 1974 with a Master of Public Affairs.
Keynote Address: Envisioning the Future of Sustainable
Keynote Address: Technological Challenges in Rapid
Development of High-Speed Railways in China
Denise Nelson, P.E., ENV SP, LEED AP, V ice President, Institute of Sustainable
Wanming Zhai, S outhwest Jiaotong University, Chinese National Academy of
The future of development projects depends on the adoption of
sustainable best practices that address the triple bottom line to result in
the best return on investment and useful life. Guidance on best practices
and metrics for tracking performance are being tested, and from the
lessons learned on successful projects,
we can envision the future of sustainable
Professor Wanming Zhai graduated from Southwest Jiaotong University
with a B.S. degree in 1985 and received his Ph.D. in Railway Vehicle
Engineering in 1992. He became a
full professor in 1994. In 1999 he was
appointed Chang Jiang Chair Professor by
the Chinese Ministry of Education. Zhai
was elected a member of the Chinese
Academy of Sciences in 2011. Currently,
he is the chairman of Academic Committee
of Southwest Jiaotong University, the director
of the Train and Track Research Institute, and
the editor-in-chief of International Journal of
Rail Transportation. He also serves as the
president of Chengdu Association for Science and Technology, the vice
president of the Chinese Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics,
and the vice president of the Chinese Society for Vibration Engineering.
Zhai developed a framework of vehicle-track coupled dynamics and a
method for analyzing and assessing the running safety of high-speed
trains passing through bridges based on train-track-bridge dynamic
interactions, both of which have been widely cited and successfully
applied to more than 20 large-scale field engineering projects for the
railway network in China, mostly for high-speed railways.
Projects and Practices for Prosperity
Denise Nelson is the vice president for public
education at the Institute for Sustainable
Infrastructure. Her responsibilities include
education and training for both public and
private sector organizations and overall
coordination of messaging and promotions
related to Envision, the guidance and rating system for sustainable
infrastructure that creates public confidence in the process of civil
infrastructure development.
Nelson received her Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from
Virginia Tech and her Master of Science in Environmental Engineering
from the University of Cincinnati. She is a licensed engineer with more
than12 years of experience.
Conference Agenda
Keynote Address: State of the Houston Airports
Lunch & Poster Displays
Robert Barker, C
hief Development Officer, Infrastructure, Houston Airport System
12:30 – 2:00 p.m., Regency Ballroom ABCD
Robert Barker is the chief development officer of the Infrastructure
Division for the Houston Airport System (HAS). He is responsible for
overseeing the administration of planning, design, construction, and
asset management contracts, managing
long-term and short-term airport projects
including the George Bush Intercontinental
Airport Terminal Redevelopment Program
(ITRP), analyzing operations and
implementing best management practice
policies and procedures to effectively
manage the life cycle of infrastructure assets
at HAS. A retired U.S. Navy engineering
officer and certified facility manager, Barker has more than 20 years
international airport development, infrastructure, and asset management
Concurrent Technical Sessions
2:00 – 3:30 p.m., See pages 11-15
Networking Break & Poster Displays
3:30 – 4:00 p.m., Regency Ballroom ABCD
Concurrent Technical Sessions
4:00 – 5:30 p.m., See pages 11-15
Shanghai Maglev Train. Photo: Andreas Krebs (Picture-4) via Wikimedia Commons
Barker previously served as HAS deputy director for capital programs.
Prior to that he was the executive representative for ITRP and the assistant
director for asset management. He joined HAS in November 2012.
His previous work assignments have included asset management
leadership positions at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport and the
Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, and in a variety of
consulting engagements at Los Angeles International Airport, Indianapolis
International Airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport,
Northwest Florida Regional Airport and Phoenix Sky Harbor International
Airport. During his Navy career, Barker served in a variety of positions,
including as chief engineer aboard three Navy combatant ships.
Keynote Address: Update & Opportunity: Developing Texas
Central’s High Speed Rail (HSR)
Shaun McCabe, Texas Central Railway
Texas Central will provide an update on its development of the first
private HSR initiative. As the environmental clearance process moves
closer to a decision, Texas Central will discuss those opportunities the
project continues to work through in the
development of this transformational project.
Shaun McCabe is an executive manager,
attorney and environmental specialist with
more than 25 years of experience in the
energy and environmental sector. He has
served as president and led a turnaround of
a Texas-based materials management and
disposal company, successfully advocated
for changes to state legislation, obtained multi-state and federal agency
approvals, licenses, and permits and led large capital expenditure
environmental-related projects for Texas Central Railway.
The Mississippi River Bridge
in Helena, Arkansas.
Photo courtesy of the
Arkansas State Highway
and Transportation
Conference Agenda
Continental Breakfast & Poster Displays
8:00 – 8:30 a.m., Regency Ballroom ABCD
Concurrent Technical Sessions
8:30 – 10:00 a.m., See pages 11-15
for a major component of the $30 million Asphalt Research Consortium
project. He has served as consultant on a number of key national and
international projects including the Denver Airport design and construction;
advancement in chemical soil stabilization technology in Australia and New
Zealand; multi-billion dollar design-build highway projects in Texas; the
new Doha, Qatar, Airport; the planned Bahrain to Qatar Causeway; and
the planned new Mexico City Airport. He has been honored by ASCE in
2016 with both the Francis C. Turner and Monismith Lecture Awards.
Concurrent Technical Sessions
Networking Break & Poster Displays
1:30 – 3:00 p.m., See pages 11-15
10:00 – 10:30 a.m., Regency Ballroom ABCD
Networking Break & Poster Displays in Exhibit Hall
Concurrent Technical Sessions
3:00 – 3:30 p.m., Regency Ballroom ABCD
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., See pages 11-15
Francis C. Turner Lecture and Awards Luncheon
12:00 – 1:30 p.m., Grand Salon
Concurrent Technical Sessions
3:30 – 5:00 p.m., See pages 11-15
Welcome Remarks
Lenor M. Bromberg, P.E., M.ASCE, T &DI
Younger Member Session: What I Wish I Knew
5:45 – 6:45 p.m., Churchill Salon
Moderators: Katherine Kortum, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE, Transportation
Research Board
Panelists: J effrey D. Borowiec, Ph.D., Texas A&M Transportation Institute;
ssistant Vice President, Kimley-Horn, Puerto Rico LLC,
Eileen Velez-Vega, P.E., A
Gareth J. Young, P.E., P roject Manager, Gulf Interstate Engineering, and S
cott D.
Murrell, P.E., P rincipal Civil Engineer, Director, Commercial Airport Services, ARA
Dallas N. Little,
Ph.D., P.E.
Shiraz Tayabji,
Ph.D., P.E.
George Nowak,
P. Eng.
The following awards will be presented over a seated lunch event in the
main ballroom:
Francis C. Turner Award: Dallas N. Little, Ph.D., P.E.,
Dist.M.ASCE, Regents Professor, E.B. Snead Chair Professor of
Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University
Wilbur S. Smith Award: Shiraz Tayabji, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE,
Senior Principal Engineer, Applied Research Associates
Airfield Pavement Practitioner Award: George Nowak, P.
Eng., M.ASCE, Deputy Practice Manager, Hatch
Francis C. Turner Lecture
Francis C. Turner lecture will be given by the Francis C. Turner award
recipient, Dallas N. Little, Ph.D., P.E., Dist.M.ASCE. The title of his
lecture is Two Practical Applications of Chemo-Mechanics to Extend the
Life of Our Asphalt Pavement Infrastructure.
Dallas Little is Regents Professor and E.B. Snead Chair Professor in the
Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University. He is
senior research fellow for the Texas A&M Transportation Institute and a
distinguished member of the American Society of Civil Engineers. Little has
published extensively in refereed journals, has presented more than 450
invited lectures, and serves as honorary professor or adjunct professor at
three international universities. He recently served as principle investigator
Projects and Practices for Prosperity
Unwritten rules, hard won knowledge through mistakes, and general
career advice are things that leaders and respected veterans of civil
engineering have earned, and things our younger members need! Come
hear a panel discussion on this topic as experienced leaders of the field
pass on their hard-won advice to the younger members.
Younger Member Social Hour
6:45 – 7:45 p.m., Palm Court
Come network with leaders in the civil engineering field. The event
allows younger members an opportunity to speak directly with company
leaders, academic administrators, and other “movers and shakers” in the
transportation field.
Continental Breakfast
8:00 – 8:30 a.m., Colonnade Preassembly
Concurrent Technical Sessions
8:30 – 10:00 a.m., See pages 11-15
Networking Break
10:00 – 10:30 a.m., Colonnade Preassembly
Concurrent Technical Sessions
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., See pages 11-15
Technical Tours
1:00 – 5:00 p.m., See listing on pages 9-10.
Technical Tours
TranStar Traffic Operation Center Tour
Houston TranStar Technical Tour
Wednesday, June 29, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
The Houston Transtar consortium is a partnership of four government
agencies that are responsible for providing Transportation Management
and Emergency Management services to the Greater Houston Region.
ICTD registrants for the Houston TranStar technical tour will have
an opportunity to see both the Traffic Management Center and the
Emergency Operations Center (EOC) during their visit. The Traffic
Management Center is a key focus of the tour where guests will view the
staff as they manage state-of-the-art technologies to reduce congestion
on major roadways, including more than 900 regional Closed Circuit
Television Cameras, Dynamic Message Signs (DMS), synchronized
traffic signals, speed sensors, ramp meters and other devices. If
EOC operation conditions permit, guests will also be able to see the
Emergency Operations Center. During emergencies, the center fills with
representatives from the four collaborating agencies—as well as such
diverse entities as the U.S. Army, Salvation Army, Harris County Toll Road
Authority, Amateur Radio Operator volunteers, the American Red Cross,
and area local governments—to coordinate a quick, effective response.
ICTD guests will have a first-hand opportunity to observe and learn
from the innovative technologies being employed in the Houston
region to manage both traffic and emergency operations. Guests will
be accompanied by experienced TranStar staff members who will be
available to answer their questions.
PDHs earned: 3
Registration Fee: ONS: $55/$65 (Member/Non-Member)
A box lunch will be provided.
Sponsored by
Technical Tours
George Bush Intercontinental Airport Tour:
New Terminal C North project – George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH)
Wednesday, June 29, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
The $244 million project will create a 265,000-square-foot facility,
more than 100,000 square feet larger than the existing Terminal C
North, with 11 passenger boarding gates to accommodate a mix of
United’s narrow-, mid- and wide-body aircraft.
When construction on the new concourse is completed, the Houston
Airport System will demolish the existing Terminal C North facility at
Bush Intercontinental to enable the reconstruction of the Mickey Leland
International Terminal D. The international terminal is critical to Bush
Intercontinental’s extensive connecting air traffic, particularly for those
customers connecting between United flights and flights operated by
United’s international airline partners.
The tour will include a presentation on the redevelopment of the
international terminal. Reconstruction of Terminal C is a prerequisite
under the facility master plan for the international terminal that permits
Terminal D to be redeveloped. The expansion will provide additional
gates, make Terminals C and D a single linked facility and provide
additional positions for the Airbus A380 and Boeing 747-8. Houston is
one of the few airports that sees regular service from the most commonly
operated Group VI aircraft – the Antonov AN-124, the Airbus A380
and the Boeing B747-8.
Project Team:
Owner: United Airlines
Program managers: Faithful+Gould, VRX, Inc.
Designers: PGAL, AECOM
Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR): Manhattan Construction
PDHs earned: 2.5
Registration Fee: ONS: $55/$65 (Member/Non-Member)
A box lunch will be provided.
Sponsored by
Houston Uptown Management District Tour
Wednesday, June 29, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Uptown Houston has distinguished itself as the
city’s elite destination for fashion. It is the shopping
mecca of the Southwest.
Each year, more than 26 million people from
near and far are drawn to the exquisite collection
of stores at The Galleria, the fourth largest retail
complex in the United States, and to the beauty of
Uptown Park, a European-styled retail center whose
elegant shops exude Old World charm. In addition,
hundreds of other specialty shops, boutiques and
restaurants are sprinkled throughout the area,
offering shoppers an assortment of options including
the new BLVD Place, Centre at Post Oak and Post
Oak Shopping Center.
With more than 28 million square feet of
commercial office space and five million square
feet of retail space combined with nearly 7,600
hotel rooms, more than 100 restaurants and a
booming residential market, Uptown Houston is...
Where You Can Have It All. As one of the world’s
leading urban districts, Uptown Houston is poised
to become even greater than the prestigious blend
of commercial and residential properties that it is
today. Through a series of improvement initiatives,
Uptown Houston is implementing a strategic vision
which will ensure its continued success.
ICTD registrants for the Uptown Houston District tour
will begin their tour with a presentation reviewing
the recent considerable development occurring
in the Houston business district. Along with this
growing development, transportation demands
have significantly increased. The tour presentation
will include how the Houston Galveston Area
Council’s (H-GAC) Transportation Policy Council
took first steps in meeting this need by approving
a transportation improvement program that
includes the politically controversial Uptown Bus
Rapid Transit (BRT) line. After the presentation, tour
attendees will participate on a walking tour of the
area highlighting the area’s recent development and
proposed transportation system.
PDHs earned: 3
Registration Fee: ONS: $55/$65
A box lunch will be provided.
Sponsored by
Projects and Practices for Prosperity
Photo: Postoak at English Wikipedia
Technical Program
SUNDAY, June 26
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Envision Credential Workshop, Regent Salon
Instructor: Marsha Anderson Bomar, M.ASCE, FITE, AICP, ENV SP, E xecutive Director, Gwinnett Village Community Improvement District
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
TransportationCamp Texas, Colonnade Salon
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Updates to 2010 Highway Capacity Manual (HCM), Windsor Salon
Instructor: D r. Bastian Schroeder, P rincipal Engineer, Kittelson and Associates, Inc.
6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Ice Breaker Reception
MONDAY, June 27
8:00 – 8:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast in Exhibit Hall
8:30 – 10:15 a.m.
Plenary Session, Grand Salon
Ernie Heymsfield, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE, University of Arkansas, Conference Co-Chair
Geoff Baskir, C.M., AICP, M.ASCE, General Engineer, Conference Co-Chair
Welcome Remarks: Robert D. Stevens, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE, 2 015 President, ASCE
Keynote Speakers: Sylvester Turner, Mayor, City of Houston
Marc D. Williams, P.E., D eputy Executive Director, Texas Department of Transportation
Wanming Zhai, S outhwest Jiaotong University, Chinese National Academy of Sciences
10:15 – 10:45 a.m.
Networking Break & Poster Displays in Exhibit Hall
10:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Plenary Session, Grand Salon (continued)
Ernie Heymsfield, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE, University of Arkansas, Conference Co-Chair
Geoff Baskir, C.M., AICP, M.ASCE, General Engineer, Conference Co-Chair
Keynote Speakers: Ed Emmett, Harris County Judge
Denise Nelson, P.E., ENV SP, LEED AP, V ice President, Institute of Sustainable Infrastructure
Robert Barker, C hief Development Officer, Infrastructure, Houston Airport System
Shaun McCabe, Texas Central Railway
12:30 – 2:00 p.m.
Lunch and Poster Displays in Exhibit Hall
2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Concurrent Technical Session 1
TRACK A, Rail & Public Transit
Regency Ballroom E
TRACK B, Development
Regency Ballroom F
TRACK C, Highway Pavement
Regency Ballroom G
TRACK D, Airfield Pavement & Aviation Ops
Colonnade Salon A
TRACK E, Infrastructure Management
Colonnade Salon B
Session 1A: Lessons Learned
From China’s High Speed Rail
Development and the Prospects
in the United States
Session 1B: Envision: Award
Winning Projects: The Method
and Value
Session 1C: Permeable
Pavements Design, Construction,
& Maintenance
Session 1D: Trends in Airport
Planning, Design, & Construction
Session 1E: M2D2: Changing
State DOT Culture to Get the
Rules Right
Moderator: K elvin C.P. Wang, Oklahoma
State University;
Panelists: W
anming Zhai, Member of
Chinese Academy of Sciences; X iaobo Liu,
Qiyuan Peng, and Yanjun Qiu, Southwest
Jiaotong University, China
The following topics will be presented and
Current High-Speed Rail Network
in China, and in-Construction and
Planned High-speed Rail Network in
China, W
anming Zhai, Member of Chinese
Academy of Sciences
Differential Pricing Strategy to
Optimize High-Speed Rail Passenger
Train Operation,Xiaobo Liu, Southwest
Jiaotong University, China
Risk Analysis and Prediction for HighSpeed Rail Dispatch and Command
System, Q
iyuan Peng, Southwest Jiaotong
University, China
Asphalt Layer for Load Bearing TrackSlab of High-Speed Rail Line, Y anjun
Qiu, S outhwest Jiaotong University, China
Automated Inspection of Rail
Infrastructure: Challenges and
Potentials, K elvin C.P. Wang, Oklahoma
State University
Moderator: M
arsha Anderson Bomar,
winnett Village Community Improvement District
Panelists: M
arsha Anderson Bomar, G
Village Community Improvement District; K ip
Skabar, Stantec; C hris Malmberg, H
Moderator:Kathlie Bullock, City of Houston,
Overview of Permeable Pavement
Structural and Hydrologic Design,
Robert Bowers, Interlocking Concrete Pavement
Preliminarily Site Evaluation and
Design, C hris Denich, Aquafor Beech Ltd.
Atlanta Green Infrastructure Initiative
– PICP Case Study, Todd Hill, City of
Maintenance of Permeable
Pavements, D avid Hein, Applied Research
Moderator: D wight Pullen, Skanska USA
The New Houston Mickey Leland
International Terminal, Jarrett Simmons,
Houston Airport System
International Operations Challenges:
George Bush Intercontinental Airport,
Houston, Lana Van Marter, Houston Airport
State-of-the-Art Blast Resistant Design
of Airports: Innovative Analytical
Methodologies and Tools, T imothy R.
Brewer, John E. Crawford, and Peter J. Vonk,
Karagozian & Case, Inc.
Commercial Spaceports: Where We
Are and Where We Are Going, B rian
Gulliver, Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc.
Lessons Learned form Airport
Consolidated Rental Car Centers,
Jeffrey Jarvis, T ranSystems
Moderator: R ayla Bellis, Smart Growth
Speakers: R oger Millar, W
ashington State
DOT; Billy Hattaway, Florida DOT; Tony Kratofil,
Michigan DOT
3:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Networking Break & Poster Displays in Exhibit Hall
This session will provide and present
an overview of Envision, explore the
benefits and ways in which to use
Envision, and illustrate highlights from
the first transportation project to receive
an Envision platinum award. The panel
will also show examples of other types
of projects on which Envision has
been used. The session will include
a presentation by Chris Malmberg of
HDR titled, Envision - A Sustainability
Tool to Guide Transportation Projects.
Multimodal Development and
Delivery (M2D2) is Smart Growth
America’s technical assistance
program that supports State
Departments of Transportation
(DOTs) across the country as they
improve their institutional capacity
to plan, design, construct, operate
and maintain state transportation
systems for Complete Streets and
multiple modes.
Technical Program
MONDAY, June 27 (continued)
Concurrent Technical Session 2
4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
TRACK A, Rail & Public Transit
Regency Ballroom E
TRACK B, Development
Regency Ballroom F
TRACK C, Highway Pavement
Regency Ballroom G
TRACK D, Airfield Pavement & Aviation Ops
Colonnade Salon A
TRACK E, Infrastructure Management
Colonnade Salon B
Session 2A: Rail Planning &
Management I
Session 2B: Transportation &
Development I
Session 2C: Highway Pavement
Performance I
Session 2D: Trends In Airport
Planning, Design, And
Construction II
Session 2E: Infrastructure
Systems Management
Moderator: M
icheal J. Loehr, CH2M Hill
Identification of Suitable High
Speed Rail Corridors in the Chicago
Region: Moving More People and
Freight Faster, M
ary Kaufman, ASCE T&DI
Sustainability Committee
A Transfer Routes Choice Model of
Railway Passenger Based on the
Maximum Utility, Jin Zeng and Xiaonan
Jin, Beijing Jiaotong University; C hunjiao Dong
and David B. Clarke, U niversity of Tennessee
Evaluation of MRTS Using Spatial
Technique: A Case Study,Rajiv Gupta, R.
Srinivas, P. Rajesh Reddy, and Vemula Swathi,
Birla Institute of Technology and Science
Moderator: John Harvey, University of California
at Davis
Transportation & Economic Development:
An Assessment of the SHRP2 C11 Tools
and Their Synergies with Economic
Simulation Models for the Evaluation
of Wider Economic Benefits of
Transportation Projects, R uiman Yang, Davis
Chacon-Hurtado, Eleni Bardaka, Konstantina
Gkritza, and Jon D. Fricker, P urdue University
Infrastructure Optioneering: An
Analytical Hierarchy Process
Approach, S . Deo, D. Gilmore, M. Van
Thof, and J. Enriquez, A rup
Regional Governance and Hub
Stations: The Impact on Development
and Transport Connections, R ebecca
Heywood and Joseph Sussman, M
Institute of Technology
Accommodating Cyclists in Highway
Maintenance Projects – An
Incremental Approach to Complete
organtown Monongalia
Streets, Jing Zhang, M
Moderator: H ao Wang, R utgers, The State
University of New Jersey
Experimental Investigation of Geogrid
Properties Affecting Pavement Structural
Performance, M
ehmet Saltan, Serdal Terzi, and
Suleyman Gokova, Suleyman Demirel University; E rol
Tutumluer, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign;
Volkan Emre Uz, A dana University; M
Karasahin, Istanbul University; Onur Pekcan, M
East Technical University
Use of Variable Energy Penetrometer
and Geo-Endoscopic Imaging In
Performance Assessment of Working
Platforms Constructed with Large Size
Unconventional Aggregates, H asan
Kazmee and Erol Tutumluer, University of Illinois
at Urbana-Champaign; Younes Haddani,
Miguel A. Benz Navarrete, and Roland
Gourves, Sol Solution
Tackiness Properties of Non-Tracking
Tack Coats, A
. Seo, M. S. Sakhaeifar, and B.
T. Wilson, Texas A&M University
Performance Modelling for Botswana
Gravel Roadways: Outcomes and
Conclusions, A
. S. Oladele, B otswana
International University of Science and Technology Moderator: E ileen Velez-Vega,Kimley-Horn
& Associates
The Benefits to Airports of the FAA
Airports GIS Program, M
ichael T.
McNerney,The University of Texas at Arlington
Moving Forward: Taxiway Safety
Enhancement Program, A
ndrew Bodine
and Doug Gregory, Crawford, Murphy & Tilly,
Inc.; Mark Day, Blue Grass Airport
Traffic Simulation Modeling for
Airport Terminal Frontage Roadways,
Kelly Bird, STV, Incorporated
Airport Rental Car Facility Planning
Trends, M
ike Coleman, Port of Portland;
Daniel Barton, InterVISTAS Consulting, Inc.
Moderator: D iniece Peters, N
ew York City
Department of Transportation
Managing and Controlling Cost
Growth in Public Projects, M
ichael S.
Ellegood, PSMJ Resources
Measuring Performance On P3
Projects Through A Systematic
Requirements Management Program,
David Brown, Parsons Corporation
Infrastructure Deterioration Modeling
– The Factor Moment Approach,
Samuel Labi, Purdue University
Semi-Markov Decision Process: A
Decision Tool for Transportation
Infrastructure Management Systems,
O. S. Thomas, U niversity of the West Indies,
Mona Campus; J. O. Sobanjo, F lorida A&M
University–Florida State University
Vulnerable User Road Safety
Enhancements for Transportation
Asset Management, C arlos M. Chang
and Marketa Vavrova, The University of Texas
at El Paso
TRACK D, Airfield Pavement & Aviation Ops
Colonnade Salon A
TRACK E, Traffic Operations
Colonnade Salon B
TUESDAY, June 28
8:00 – 8:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast & Poster Displays in Exhibit Hall
8:30 – 10:00 a.m.
Concurrent Technical Session 3
TRACK A, Rail & Public Transit
Regency Ballroom E
TRACK B, Development
Regency Ballroom F
TRACK C, Highway Pavement
Regency Ballroom G
Session 3A: Rail Planning &
Management II
Session 3B: Transportation &
Development II
Session 3C: Highway Pavement
Performance II
Session 3D: Case-Studies in
Airfield Pavement Design &
Session 3E: The Next Generation
of Transportation Systems
Management & Operations
Moderator: M
ichael J. Loehr,CH2M Hill
Public Sector Passenger and Freight
Rail Programs: A Survey of U.S.
Practice, D . B. Clarke, University of Tennessee;
L. Ogard, P rime Focus, LLC; J . Beckett, The
Beckett Group
Tower 55: A Successful Partnership
Beyond Your Typical P3, P atrick Halsted,
Union Pacific Railroad; B rian Large, Burlington
Northern and Santa Fe Railway;Dennis
Schulze, HDR
The Eagle P3 Project - Denver’s
Commuter Rail, A
aron Epstein, Denver
Transit Partners
CSX Trenton Line Clearance
Improvement Project - Contract 1,
Christopher W. Wright, AECOM; D erek S.
Mihaly, CSX Transportation
Moderator: Lenor Bromberg, City of
Roswell, GA
Using Pavement Condition and
Structural Evaluation to Optimize
Construction Haul Routes for Wind
Farm Development, Laxmikanth
Premkumar, Paul Dalbey and William Vavrik,
Applied Research Associates
Rating Systems for Sustainable
Transportation: Status and
Opportunities, M
ichael D. Bennett and
Kristen L. Sanford Bernhardt, Lafayette College
A Feasibility Growth Study Of Native
Mosses Associated Self-Sustaining
Flora on Vertical Infrastructure,
Mary A. Kaufman,ASCE T&DI Sustainability
Moderator: H asan Ozer, University of Illinois,
Urbana- Champaign
Effect of Different Levels of Moisture
Intrusion on Dynamic Modulus and
Tensile Properties of Dense Graded
Hot Mix Asphalt using Cyclic Moisture
Induced Stress Tester, S arvesh Dhakal and
Reza Ashtiani, The University of Texas at El Paso
Measuring Pavement Albedo and
Solar Radiation Flux for Asphalt
Pavements, John Hencken, Michael
Tulanowski, and Thomas Bennert,Rutgers
Investigating the Permanent
Deformation Behavior of Asphalt
Concrete Mixtures in Repeated Load
Creep Tests, N
ader Mahmoodinia, Road &
Urban Development Ministry, Iran;Mohammad
Molayem, Iran University of Science and
Technology; A
lireza Fardealirezaei, Akam Rock
Industries, Iran
Observational Study on the Pavement
Performance Effects of Shoulder
Rumble Strip on Shoulders, S ean Coffey
and Seri Park, Villanova University
Moderator: Q
uintin Watkins, Michael Baker
New Group VI Parallel Runway at
Calgary International Airport: A Case
History of Successful Implementation
and Lessons Learned, G
eorge Nowak,
Unique Challenges for Airfield Paving
on Grand Bahama Island, H eath Jenkins,
Mott MacDonald
10 Years of Experience Using Warm
Mix Asphalt for Airside Pavements
– Boston Logan Airport, B rian Aho
and David Hein, Applied Research Associates
Inc.; Sarah Dennechuk, and Richard Bessom,
Massachusetts Port Authority
Evaluation of Alternatives for the
Reconstruction of Runway 8/26 at
Aguadilla Airport, E ileen Velez-Vega,
Kimley-Horn Puerto Rico, LLC
Moderator: John Corbin, U niversity of
Panelists: John Corbin, U niversity of
Wisconsin-Madison; Douglas Wiersig,City of
Fort Worth; Eric Rensel, G
annett Fleming;Leslie
Jacobson, P arsons Brinckerhoff.
This session will address recent
developments and emerging trends
that are transforming TSM&O into a
next generation of technology and
practice, as well as a robust national
community of practice. An expert panel
of national, state, and local leaders will
explore the following topics:
•Innovative tools and techniques for
TSM&O created by the Strategic
Highway Research Program (SHRP)
•Creation of the National Operations
Center of Excellence as a resource
for the national TSM&O community
•Emergence of the Connected
and Automated Vehicle, and its
implication for transportation policy
•TSM&O Decision Support Systems,
and Big Data & Analytics
•TSM&O and Freight Mobility:
Logistics Management & Supply
Chain Optimization
10:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Networking Break & Poster Displays in Exhibit Hall
Projects and Practices for Prosperity
Technical Program
TUESDAY, June 28 (continued)
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Concurrent Technical Session 4
TRACK A, Rail & Public Transit
Regency Ballroom E
TRACK B, Development
Regency Ballroom F
TRACK C, Highway Pavement
Regency Ballroom G
TRACK D, Airfield Pavement & Aviation Ops
Colonnade Salon A
TRACK E, Traffic Operations
Colonnade Salon B
Session 4A: Rail Infrastruture I
Session 4B: Transportation &
Development III
Session 4C: Pavement Testing
Session 4D: Airfield Pavement
Design & Management I
Session 4E: Traffic Operations
Moderator: M
ichael J. Loehr, CH2M Hill
Stray Current Mitigation and
Collection Techniques Adopted by DC
Transit Agency and Its Effectiveness
in Controlling Stray Currents, S aud
Memon, A rup; Gary Clarner, Metropolitan
Transit Authority of Harris County; P aul Fromme,
University College London
Smartphone-Based Image Analysis
Technique for Ballast Aggregate,
Bin Zhang, Seung Jae Lee, and Sumana
Bhattacharya, F lorida International University; Yu
Qian and Erol Tutumluer, U niversity of Illinois at
Effective Radius at the Tangent Point
and Its Uses, N
azmul Hasan, SNC-Lavalin
Moderator: Lenor Bromberg, City of
Roswell, GA
Addressing Social, Economic, and
Environmental Impacts Brought About
by Infrastructure Development in an
Environmental Justice Community,
Dennis A. Randolph, City of Grandview
Effects and Framework to Estimate
Environmental and Public Health
Impacts of Infill Development for
Urban Planning, F. Qiao, Q. Li, B. You,
and L. Yu, T exas Southern University; K. Zhang,
University of Texas Houston Health Science Center
Sustainable Infrastructure:
Quantifying the Impact of Pavement
Construction, D . Hein, M. Harrell and T.
Wilson, Applied Research Associates, Inc.; S .
Gillen,Illinois Tollway
Moderator: M
ajed Al-Ghandour, North
Carolina Department of Transportation
Development of Laboratory-Scaled
Accelerated Testing of Aggregate
Friction Properties, E nad Mahmoud,
University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley;
Gabriela Perales, University of Nebraska at
Lincoln; Sheila A. Beshears, Illinois Department
of Transportation
Performance Evaluation of CoarseGraded Field Mixtures using Dynamic
Modulus Results Gained from Testing
in Indirect Tension Mode,Parnian
Ghasemi, Joseph Podolsky, and R. Christopher
Williams, Iowa State University; Eshan Dave,
University of New Hampshire
Validation of Recent Technology to
Measure Soil Moisture and Density
for Construction Quality Control, E rnest
Berney IV and Mariely Mejias, U.S. Army
Engineer Research and Development Center
Falling Weight Deflectometer Testing
based Mechanistic-Empirical Overlay
Thickness Design Approach for Low
Volume Roads in Illinois, P. Sarker and
Erol Tutumluer, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
Moderator: M
ike McNerney, University of
Texas at Arlington
Evaluation of Asphalt Concrete Layer
Response Using Asphalt Strain Gauge
and Fiber Optic Strain Gauge, Q
iang Li
and Sean Combs, SRA International, Inc.; Carlos
Cary, Geminni Technologies, Inc.; Navneet
Garg, Federal Aviation Administration
Airfield Asphalt Pavement
Preservation, G
regory Cline, Federal
Aviation Administration
Temperature Sensitivity of Precast
Concrete Panels Used for the Repair
of Rigid Pavements, R eza S. Ashtiani
and Gabriel De Haro, The University of Texas
at El Paso
Comparison of Energy Consumption
and Greenhouse Gas Emission of
HMA and PCC Runway Pavements
using LCA, H ao Wang, Rutgers University;
Scott Murrell, Applied Research Associates
Moderator: Md Shoaib Chowdhury, The City
College of New York
Characterization of Platoon
Dispersion Variables under
Heterogeneous Traffic, P. S. Praveen and
Ashalatha Rajamma, College of Engineering
Traffic Signal Timing Optimization by
Modelling the Lost Time Effect in the
Shock Wave Delay Model, M
Noaeen and Behrouz Homayoun Far, University
of Calgary; Amir Abbas Rassafi, Imam
Khomeini International University Trivandrum
Estimation of Dynamic PCU Using
Area Occupancy Concept at
Signalized Intersections, P reethi
Prathapan and Ashalatha Rajamma, College of
Engineering Trivandrum
System Intersection: Concept,
Simulation Study, and Potential
Applications, W
ei Zhang, F ederal Highway
Administration; Nopadon Kronprasert, Chiang
Mai University
12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Francis C. Turner Lecture and Awards Luncheon
TRACK D, Airfield Pavement & Aviation Ops
Colonnade Salon A
TRACK E, Traffic Operations
Colonnade Salon B
Welcome Remarks: L enor M. Bromberg, P.E., M.ASCE, T&DI President
1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Concurrent Technical Session 5
TRACK A, Rail & Public Transit
Regency Ballroom E
TRACK B, Development
Regency Ballroom F
TRACK C, Highway Pavement
Regency Ballroom G
Session 5A: Rail Infrastruture II
Session 5B: Complete Streets
Session 5C: Pavement Evaluation
& Performance
Session 5D: Airfield Pavement
Design & Management II
Session 5E: Roundabout
Operation & Safety
Moderator: D avid B. Clarke, The University
of Tennessee, Knoxville
Fatigue Test of Rail, N
azmul Hasan,
SNC-Lavalin Inc.
Mechanistic Design of Rail Transit
Concrete Crossties and Fastening
Systems, J. Riley Edwards, RailTEC, University
of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Marcus Dersch
and Matthew Csenge, University of Illinois at
Rail Infrastructure Investments to
Reduce Shale Development Impacts,
Curtis Morgan, Jeffery Warner, Arturo Bujanda,
and Lorenzo Cornejo, Texas A&M Transportation
Stiffness Ratio of Direct Fixation
Fastener, N
azmul Hasan, SNC-Lavalin Inc.
Moderator: Emiko Atherton, National
Complete Streets Coalition
Panelists: R oger Millar, A cting Secretary
of Transportation, Washington State DOT;
Mari Okabayashi, T exas AARP Volunteer and
Member of the Texas Silver-Haired Legislature;
Adriann Murawski, S tate and Local Government
Affairs Representative, National Association of
Realtors; S cott Gibson, R egional Transportation
Commission of Washoe County
Moderator: E rol Tutumluer, U niversity of
Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
3D Visualization for Long Pavement
Surfaces with 1mm Laser Imaging
Data, Y ue Fei, Kelvin C.P. Wang, Qiang
“Joshua” Li, and Cheng Chen, Oklahoma State
Quality Assurance for Automated
and Semi-Automated Pavement
Condition Surveys, F rancisco Dalla Rosa,
Universidade de Passo Fundo – RS, Brazil; Nasir
G. Gharaibeh, Emmanuel G. Fernando, and
Andrew Wimsatt, Texas A&M Transportation
Recalibration of the JPCP Cracking
and Faulting Models in the AASHTO
ME Design Software, Jagannath Mallela,
Parsons-Brinkerhoff, Inc.; Leslie Titus-Glover,
Principal Engineer/Consultant; Biplab B.
Bhattacharya, Alex Gotlif, and Michael I.
Darter, Applied Research Associates, Inc.
Enhancing Pavement Design Selection
by Incorporating Normalization into
Life Cycle Impact Assessments, S undeep
Inti, Megha Sharma, and Vivek Tandon, The
University of Texas at El Paso Moderator: R ich Thuma, Crawford, Murphy
& Tilly, Inc.
Decision Making Tool for Selection of
Pavement Preservation Treatment in
General Aviation Airport Pavements,
Poura Arabali and Maryam Sakhaeifar,
Texas A&M University; Tom Freeman, Bryan
Wilson, and Jeffrey D. Borowiec, Texas A&M
Transportation Institute
Airfield Pavement Extended Design
Life Initiative, G
regory Cline, Federal
Aviation Administration
Foam Backfill Technologies for
Expedient Concrete Airfield Pavement
Repairs, Lucy Priddy and Mariely Mejias,
U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development
Understanding Joint Sealants and
the Benefits of Extended Life Joint
Sealants, U riah Carpenter and Ben Jacobus,
The D.S. Brown Company
Moderator: M
itsuru Saito, Brigham Young
Roundabout Safety Analysis in the
Context of Time Series: Case Study
with State of Pennsylvania, N
Zoccoli, Seri Park, and Sean Coffey, V illanova
Managed Lanes: A Comparison
between Truck and Bus Lane for a
Roundabout, M
ajed Al-Ghandour, North
Carolina Department of Transportation
Planning and Estimating Construction
Costs for Modern Roundabouts, A
Cely, Kisinger Campo and Associates
Bicycle/Pedestrian Crosswalk
Alternatives for Single-Lane
Roundabout: Experimental Analysis
of Delay, M
ajed Al-Ghandour, North
Carolina Department of Transportation
3:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Networking Break & Poster Displays in Exhibit Hall
Technical Program
TUESDAY, June 28 (continued)
Concurrent Technical Session 6
3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
TRACK A, Rail & Public Transit
Regency Ballroom E
Session 6A: Bus Transit
Moderator: W
alter Kulyk, Federal Transit
Flexpress: A Flexible High-Speed
Intercity Transit Service, A
Ranjbari and Yi-Chang Chiu, U niversity of
Arizona, Tucson; M
ark Hickman, University of
Adaptive Bus Transit Operations for
Reducing GHG Emissions, A
Alden, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute
Corridor-level Evaluation of GPSbased Transit Signal Priority, Y u Song,
Milan Zlatkovic, and Richard J. Porter, University
of Utah
Modeling Bus Travel Delay and Travel
Time for Improved Arrival Prediction,
Srinivas S. Pulugurtha and Yashaswi Kotagiri,
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
TRACK B, Development
Regency Ballroom F
TRACK C, Highway Pavement
Regency Ballroom G
Session 6B: The Future of Transportation Session 6C: Pavement Soils &
& Development – Transformative
Subgrades – Compaction
Technologies and Their Impact
Moderator: Samuel Labi, Ph.D., Purdue
Panelists: H enry Liu,University of Michigan
Ann Arbor; M
ichael Meyer, C
onsultant, Atlanta;
Hao Yang, Lamar University; S amuel Labi,
Purdue University
Moderator: M
ehran Mazari, Savannah State
Compaction Quality Monitoring of
Lime Stabilized Clayey Subgrade Using
Intelligent Compaction Technology, A
Kumar, Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati; Jose
Garibay, Raed E. AlDouri, and Soheil Nazarian,
This session will discuss transformative
The University of Texas at El Paso;Mehran Mazari,
technologies and how these
Savannah State University
technologies will change the built
Evaluation and Harmonization of Intelligent
environment. The panel will motivate a Compaction Systems, Mehran Mazari,
futuristic discussion in the fullest sense,
Savannah State University; Jorge Beltran,
including an exploration of alternate
Raed Aldouri, and Soheil Nazarian, The
futures and what it will take to bring
University of Texas at El Paso; G
eorge Chang,
about a desired future. The session will The Transtec Group Inc.;Jimmy Si, Texas
include a presentation by Hao Yang
Department of Transportation
titled, Eco-Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Factors Affecting Resilient and
Control in the Vicinity of Intersections
Permanent Behavior of Unbound
Considering Vehicle Queues.
Granular Aggregate Base, S ung-Hee Kim,
Kennesaw State University; J ayhuyn Kwon and
Mark Wayne, Tensar International Corporation
Evaluation of Using Geosynthetic Material
& Process of Grouting to Improve Pavement
Performance over Sand Dunes Subgrade,
Saad F.I. AL-Abdullah, Ph.D., Gandhi G. Sofia, Ph.D.,
Zaman T. Teama, Al-Mustansiria University, Baghdad
TRACK D, Airfield Pavement & Aviation Ops
Colonnade Salon A
TRACK E, Transportation Safety
Colonnade Salon B
Session 6D: Airfield Pavement
Design & Management III
Session 6E: Transportation
Safety I
Moderator: Julie Kenfield, Jacobsen Daniels
Economic Assessment of Heated
Pavements for Large Hub Airports,
Pritha Anand, Halil Ceylan, Sunghwan Kim,
Kasthurirangan Gopalakrishnan, and Peter
C. Taylor, Iowa State University; Dimitra V.
Pyrialakou and Konstantina Gkritza, Purdue
Incorporating Heat Wires and
Renewable Energy to Develop an
Anti-Icing Airfield Runway
Surface, Joseph Daniels, Ernest Heymsfield,
and Mark Kuss, University of Arkansas
Relationship Between Climate Type
and Observed Pavement Distress,
Timothy Parsons and Aaron Pullen, Applied
Research Associates
FAA Airfield ‘Pavement Related’
Advisory Circulars, G
regory Cline,Federal
Aviation Administration
Moderator: Zhanmin Zhang, The University of
Texas at Austin
Prioritize Safety Projects with Confidence
Using Two-Step Spatial Screening, W
Zhang, Federal Highway Administration; K athleen
Hancock and Harshala Sardar, V irginia Polytechnic
Institute and State University; Y ubian Wang,
National Research Council
Guardrail/Bridgerail Recommendations
for Very Low-Volume Local Roads in
Kansas, Ronald Seitz and Tod Salfrank, Kansas
Department of Transportation
Operational and Safety Effects of
Reduced Cycle Length Strategy, S rinivas
S. Pulugurtha, Synthia Tagar, and Preethi
Goverdhanam, The University of North Carolina
at Charlotte
Underlying Relationships between
Fatal Crashes and All Other NonFatal
Crashes, W
ei Zhang, Federal Highway
Administration;Kathleen Hancock and Harshala
Sardar, V irginia Polytechnic Institute and State
University; Y ubian Wang,National Research
TRACK D, Advanced Technologies
Colonnade Salon A
TRACK E, Transportation Safety
Colonnade Salon B
8:00 – 8:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast
8:30 – 10:00 a.m.
Concurrent Technical Session 7
TRACK A, Rail & Public Transit
Regency Ballroom E
TRACK B, Development
Regency Ballroom F
TRACK C, Highway Pavement
Regency Ballroom G
Session 7A: The Future of
Automated Transit Systems
Session 7B: Transportation &
Development IV
Session 7C: Moving Research to
Practice: Your Thoughts?
Session 7D: Preparing Cities for
the Technology Age
Session 7E: Transportation
Safety II
Moderator: W
alter Kulyk, US DOT, FTA (Retd.)
This session will address the latest
advances, potential benefits and future
of automated transit systems. The session
will highlight automated buses operating
on roadways, rail transit, automated
transit networks connecting different
transportation modes, and strategies
involving demand response systems.
Speaker: S am Lott, Kimley-Horn &
This presentation will address the
potential impact on transit operations
of electronically guided and connected
buses along routes and at station stops.
Speaker: C
raig Elliott, Lea+Elliott, Inc.
This presentation will highlight the state
of the automated people mover (APM)
industry. It will cover the major APM
suppliers, their products and recent/
future installations.
Speaker: Peter Muller, PRT Consulting, Inc.
This presentation will highlight the latest
advances and operations of automated
transit networks (ATN) around the world.
Speaker: M
atthew Lesh, Local Motors
This presentation will cover the
latest advances and potential future
of automated demand response
transportation systems.
Moderator: S cott Gibson, R egional
Transportation Commission of Washoe County
The Impact of North Dakota’s Oil
Boom on Transit Livability, D el Peterson
and Elvis Ndembe, N
orth Dakota State
Transportation Requirements
for Shale Energy Developments:
Complexities of Rail Infrastructure
Decisions in Argentina,Bruno Agosta,
AC&A; Joseph Sussman, Massachusetts Institute
of Technology
Determining Optimal Lots for
Developing Planning Park-and-Ride
Facilities Process: Case
Study Palm Beach County, E vangelos
I. Kaisar,Florida Atlantic University; Majed
Al-Ghandour, North Carolina Department of
Laboratory Evaluations of LongTerm Hydraulic Performance and
Maintenance Requirements for Pervious
Concrete Mixes: A Case Study in
Southern Brazil, Liv Haselbach, W
State University; Vanessa Fátima Pasa Dutra,
Paulete Schwetz, and Luiz Carlos Pinto da Silva
Filho, F ederal University of Rio Grande do Sul
Moderators: M
usharraf Zaman, The
University of Oklahoma; Yinhai Wang, University
of Washington
A critical task for the USDOT funded
University Transportation Centers (UTCs)
is to transfer research products into
practice. UTC researchers need your
input to improve the process. Following
the panel presentations, participants are
expected to contribute their ideas and
thoughts to facilitate the UTC technology
transfer process.
Partnership in Innovation and
Technology: Oklahoma Success
Story, Matt Warren, Oklahoma Department
of Transportation; Waseem Fazal,Federal
Highway Administration
Challenges and Opportunities in
Technology Transfer: SPTC Perspective
and Experience, M
usharraf Zaman, The
University of Oklahoma, Norman
PacTrans Research Example: Mobile
Sensing and Public Perception, Y inhai
Wang, University of Washington
Moderator: C . Michael Walton, The University
of Texas at Austin
Speaker: K ristie Chin, The University of Texas at Austin
This presentation will cover technologies
in the Emerging Technology Portfolio
developed by TxDOT’s Texas Technology Task
Force. Highlights from the development of the
City of Austin’s application to USDOT’s
Smart Cities Challenge will be shared.
Speaker: S teve Dellenback, Southwest Research
This presentation will explain the status
of connected and autonomous vehicle
(CAV) technology, CAV applications
for driver safety and congestion mitigation, and the path toward a fully
connected highway system.
Speaker: Joe Henry, Lone Star UAS Center of
Excellence & Innovation
This presentation will provide an introduction
to applications of unmanned aerial
systems (UAS) for infrastructure systems and
operations. An overview of FAA policy
making for UAS will be covered and along
with its implications on civil applications.
Speaker: T homas Lambert, Metropolitan Transit
Authority of Harris County
This presentation will cover innovation
in transit systems and discuss how smart
cities can promote better multimodal
systems with new technologies.
Moderator: S rinivas S. Pulugurtha, Ph.D.,
P.E., University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Safety in a Multi-Modal City:
Characteristics of Commercial Vehicle
Accidents in New York, A
lison Conway,
City College of New York
Quantification of Safety Cost Caused
by Heavy Trucks: An Illinois Study,
ntoine Petit, Yanfeng Ouyang, and Imad AlQadi, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
A Methodology for Assessing
the Impacts of Overweight Truck
Operations on Traffic Safety, A
Roshandeh, Stephanie Everett, Samuel Labi,
and Kumares Sinha, Purdue University; Nathee
Athigakunagorn, K asetsart University
Effects of Traffic and Geometric
Design Characteristics on Truck
Crashes on Limited Access Highways,
Sunanda Dissanayake, K ansas State University;
Niranga Amarasingha, S ri Lanka Institute of
Information Technology
10:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Networking Break
Projects and Practices for Prosperity
Technical Program
WEDNESDAY, June 29 (continued)
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Concurrent Technical Session 8
TRACK A, Rail & Public Transit
Regency Ballroom E
TRACK B, Development
Regency Ballroom F
TRACK C, Transportation Technology
Regency Ballroom G
TRACK D, Freight and Multimodal
Colonnade Salon A
TRACK E, Transportation Safety
Colonnade Salon B
Session 8A: Rail Safety
Session 8B: Stormwater
Session 8C: Contemporary
Transportation Issues
Session 8D: Freight &
Session 8E: Transportation
Safety III
Moderator: S teven L. Jones, Jr., University
of Alabama
Binomial Logistic Crash-Frequency
Model for ND Highway-Rail Grade
Underdispersed Data, P an Lu and Denver
Tolliver,North Dakota State University
Using Gradient Boosting Approach
to Investigate the Factors Influencing
Crashes at Highway-Railway
Crossings, Z ijian Zheng, Pan Lu, and Denver
Tolliver, N
orth Dakota State University
Innovative Technology for ADA
Compliance & Improved Safety of
New Construction and Existing Track
Crossings, R obert M. Loomis, The Willamette
Valley Company
Identifying Themes in Railroad
Equipment Accidents Using Text
Mining and Text Visualization, Trefor
P. Williams, Rutgers University; J ohn F. Betak,
Collaborative Solutions LLC
Moderator: John Harvey, University of
California at Davis
Proactive Advances in Stormwater
Management for Green Streets and
Public Rights of Way in the City of Los
Angeles, K en Susilo, G
eosyntec Consultants;
Wing Tam,City of Los Angeles
Impacts of OCTA’s Measure M2 Tier 1
and Tier 2 Grant Programs on the
Transportation/Stormwater Nexus,
Dan Phu and Alison Army, Orange County
Transit Authority; Ken Susilo and Stacy Luell,
Geosyntec Consultants
Constructing Green Roadways in
Texas: Overcoming Challenges to
Create a Multifunctional Stormwater
Management System, A
nthony Kendrick
and David Batts, C
onstruction EcoServices Moderator: Z hanmin Zhang, The University
of Texas at Austin
Driverless Transportation – Two Future
Scenarios, P eter J. Muller, Advanced Transit
Shared Use Mobility Issues
Worldwide, K atherine Kortum, Transportation
Research Board
Austin-based State Employment
Congestion Footprint, M
inh Le, Stacey
Bricka, Maarit Moran, and Kristi Miller, Texas
A&M Transportation Institute
Assessment of the Seismic
Vulnerability of Transportation
Infrastructure in Central Oklahoma,
Qiang Joshua Li, Michael O’Hara, and Kelvin
C.P. Wang, Oklahoma State University
Interchange Lighting System Design,
Construction and Maintenance: Is
Privatization a Viable Option?, S rinivas
S. Pulugurtha, The University of North Carolina
at Charlotte
Moderator: A
lison Conway, The City College
of New York
Managing the Freight Deliveries
in Manhattan: Opportunities for
Collaborative City Logistics Measures,
Md. Shoaib Chowdhury, The City College of
New York
Using Freight Data for the Texas 100
Most Congested Roadways List, B ill
Eisele, Texas A&M Transportation Institute
Multimodal Transportation Safety in
Major U.S. Cities, Ivana Tasic and Richard
Porter, University of Utah
Developing Integrated Multimodal
Transportation Networks in
Bangladesh with Regional
Connectivity: Key Issues and
Challenges, M
d. Shoaib Chowdhury, The
City College of New York
Moderator: Sunanda Dissanayake, Ph.D.,
P.E., Kansas State University
Demonstration and Development of
an Implementation Plan to Integrate
the United States Road Assessment
Program (usRAP) into Existing Kansas
Highway Safety Programs, E ric J.
Fitzsimmons, Sunanda Dissanayake, Ben Nye,
and Alex Gustafson, K ansas State University
Evaluating Perception Index for
Cyclist’s Safety to Determine the
Minimum Overtaking Distance, D ivya
J. Nair, Neeraj Saxena, and Vinayak V. Dixit,
University of New South Wales
Safety Effects of Shoulder Bypass Lanes
in Rural Areas, S unanda Dissanayake and
Alireza Shams, K ansas State University
Exploring Friction Modification Factor
to Improve Safety of Horizontal Curve
Roadways, K imberley Musey and Seri Park,
Villanova University;John McFadden, T urnerFairbanks Highway Research Center
The Tri-Zone Concept: Exploring the
Relationships between the Intensity
of Safety Features and Safety
Performance, S amuel Labi, Purdue University
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Technical Tours, Sponsored by
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Poster Displays in Exhibit Hall
Highway Pavement
Mechanical Properties of Multi-function Road Surface
and Its Application on Steel Bridge Deck, Yangyong Sun
and Changyu Yin, Highway Research Institute, Guangdong
Provincial Academy of Building Research, China
Evaluating Fatigue in Hot Asphalt Samples Modified by
Titanium Oxide Nano-Particles,Javad Tanzadeh, Rashid
Tanzadeh, and Hossein Nazari, Islamic Azad University, Iran
Performance of Overlay Tester in Monotonic and Cyclic
Loading Modes, V
ictor Garcia, Jose Garibay, Imad
Abdallah, and Soheil Nazarian, The University of Texas at
El Paso
Predictive Modeling of Pothole Formation due to Traffic
and Environment, Leila Sadeghi and John E. Haddock,
Purdue University
Explaining Overlay Tester Results with Digital Image
Correlation and Finite Element Analysis, E
stefany Ramos,
Andrea Gutierrez, , Cesar Tirado, Calvin Stewart, Imad
Abdallah, and Soheil Nazarian, The University of Texas at
El Paso
Performance Evaluation of Reinforced Roller Compacted
Concrete Pavement with Basalt Fibers and Recycled
Polyethylene in Warm Region of Iran, Rashid Tanzadeh,
Javad Tanzadeh, Majid Haji Hosseini, and Mehrnaz
Mirsepahi,Islamic Azad University, Iran
Statistical Analysis of Axle Load Distributions in India,
Donia Savio, Pranjal Paul, and J. Murali Krishnan, Indian
Institute of Technology Madras
Performance Evaluation of the Impact of Modified Silica
Nano-Materials on Hydrophobicity of Hot-Mix Asphalt,
Fereydoon Moghadas Negad, AmirKabir University
of Technology, Iran; Javad Tanzadeh and Mandana
Soozangar, Islamic Azad University, Iran
Laboratory Performance Comparison of Stone Matrix
Asphalt Mixtures with Polymer Modified Bitumen and
Cellulose Fiber Stabilizer, Goutham Sarang, Lekha B M,
Ramesh Tejavath, and Ravi Shankar A U, National Institute
of Technology Karnataka, India
Fabrication of Polytetrafluoroethylene Coated Asphalt
Concrete Biomimetic Surfaces: A Nanomaterials Based
Pavement Winter Maintenance Approach, A
Sassani, Ali Arabzadeh, Sunghwan Kim, Kasthurirangan
Gopalakrishnan, and Halil Ceylan, Iowa State University
Backcalculation of Pavement Layer Thickness and Moduli
by Wavelet-Neuro Approach,M. Saltan, S. Terzi, and Ö.
Terzi, Suleyman Demirel University
Cluster Analysis of LTPP Data to Estimate MEPDG Traffic
Inputs for NM State and Perform Sensitivity Analysis,
Umme Amina Mannan, Jielin Pan, and Rafiqul Tarefder,
University of New Mexico
Evaluating Benefits of Geocell Reinforcement of the Base
Course in 2 Flexible Pavement Structures using 3-D Finite
Element Modeling, Megha Sharma, Sundeep Inti, Cesar
Tirado, and Vivek Tandon, The University of Texas at El Paso
Rutting Potential of Asphalt Pavement Exposed to High
Temperatures, Mohammad Hossain, Rohit Mehta, and
Naushad Shaik, Bradley University; Md Islam, Colorado
State University; Rafiqul Tarefder, The University of New
Evaluation of Pavement Surface Characteristics for High
Friction Surface Treatment (HFST), Qiang Li, Guangwei
Yang, Kelvin C.P. Wang, and Jason Zhan, Oklahoma State
Improvement of Thermal and Mechanical Properties of
Asphalt Mixture using Conductive Fillers, Hai Viet Vo, DaeWook Park, and Woo-Jin Seo, Kunsan National University
Incorporation of Rice Husk Ash as Cement Replacement,
Muhammad Aleem, U
niversity of South Asia, Pakistan
Verification and Local Calibration of the MEPDG JPCP
Transverse Cracking, Faulting, and IRI Models in Arizona,
Michael I. Darter, Biplab B. Bhattacharya, and Leslie TitusGlover, Applied Research Associates; Paul Burch, Arizona
Department of Transportation
Dealing with Construction over Sinkhole-Prone Karst
Terrain, Gennaro Marino, Marino Engineering Associates,
NJ Quiet Pavement Noise Analysis, J . R. Hencken, M.
Tulanowski, and T. Bennert, Rutgers, The State University of
New Jersey
Rail & Public Transit
Hertzian Spring Constant, Nazmul Hasan, S
NC-Lavalin Inc.
Influence of Elasticity Modulus of Cement Asphalt Mortar
on Temperature Stress and Deformation of CRTS II Slab
Track, Song Xiaolin, Zhao Chunfa, and Zhu Xiaojia,
Southwest Jiaotong University, China
The Probability Density Evolution Analysis of Extreme
Responses for Vehicle-Track System under Random Rail
Irregularities, Xu Lei and Gao Jian Min, S
outhwest Jiaotong
University, China
A Novel Approach to Assess Railway Track Quality based
on Ensemble Empirical Mode Decomposition, Z
aiwei Li,
Shanghai University of Engineering Science; X
iaoyan Lei,
East China Jiaotong University; L iang Gao, B
eijing Jiaotong
Analysis on Dynamic Performance of High-speed Train
Running on Different Types of Ballastless Track Structures,
Xuancheng Yuan, Guoying Tian, Kaiyun Wang, and
Wanming Zhai, S
outhwest Jiaotong University, China
Review of Global Evidence of the Ridership and
Transportation System Impacts of High-Speed Rail,
Benjamin R. Sperry, Ohio University
Automated Survey of Railway Conditions: A Preliminary
Investigation, B
aoxian Li, Xianxing Dai, Kelvin C.P. Wang,
Enhui Yang, and Yi Peng, Southwest Jiaotong University,
Risk Analysis and Prediction for High-Speed Railway
Dispatch and Command System,Qiyuan Peng, Chao Wen,
and Siyu Tao, Southwest Jiaotong University, China
Optimizing Dispatching Schedules of Urban Rail Rapid
Transit Network, H
zhou Qu and Xiaobo Liu, S
Jiaotong University, China
Application of Asphalt Mixture for Railway in Korea,
Seong-Hyeok Lee, K
orea Railway Research Institute; D
aeWook Park and Hai Viet Vo, Kunsan National University;
Hyeok-Jung Kim, K
umho Petro Chemical Company
Making Transit Reliability Benefits Accessible to Engineers,
John Parker and Ben Rommelaere, Impact Infrastructure Inc.
Probabilistic Cost Benefit Analysis for Shifting Transit
Vehicles Fleet from Gasoline into Compressed Natural Gas
in Lebanon, D
ima Jawad and Sari Malaeb, N
otre Dame
Rapid Increase of Privately Owned Motor Vehicles and
Lack of Public Transport in Dhaka City,Dhrubo Alam and
Ananya Roy, Tokyo Institute of Technology; Sudip Barua,
University of Alberta
Feasibility of Folk Capital Investment Modes in Public
Transport Considering Passenger Value, Yunqiang Xue,
Hongzhi Guan, and Huanmei Qin, B
eijing Univerisity of
Technology, China
Effect of Multi-Level Urban Form on Commuting Mode
share in Rail Station Areas Across the United States; A
Seemingly Unrelated Regression Approach, A
refeh Nasri
and Lei Zhang, U
niversity of Maryland, College Park
How Accurate Are Turning Volume Counts Collected By
Microwave Sensors? M
itsuru Saito, David Chang, and
Grant Schultz, B
righam Young University
Discretized Travel-Time Model of Dynamic Link, Ying Liu
and Chun-guang Jing, A
cademy of Transportation Sciences,
Beijing; Yong Zhang, Soochow University, China; Ming-jun
Liao, Beihua University, China; Zhen-hua Zhang, B
Communications Road Affair Bureau, China
Modeling the Impacts of Driver Aggressiveness during a
No-Notice Metropolitan Evacuation, R
. N. Fries, Karna
Ghale, Karzan Bahaaldin, and Xin Chen, S
outhern Illinois
University; Michael Williamson, Indiana State University
Projects and Practices for Prosperity
A Simulation Based Operations Evaluations of Major
Interchange Configurations, M
d. Shoaib Chowdhury, The
City College of New York
Operational Effects of Slow Vehicle Turnouts on Rural
Highway in Alaska, J eanne M. Bowie and James R. Kinney,
Kinney Engineering, LLC
Urban Travel Time Reliability Under Different Traffic
Conditions, Fangfang Zheng and Xiaobo Liu, S
Jiaotong University, China; Henk van Zuylen, Delft University
of Technology
Transportation Safety
Generic Methodology for 3-D Available Sight Distance
Calculation, K
iriakos Amiridis and Nikiforos Stamatiadis,
University of Kentucky; B
asil Psarianos, N
ational Technical
University of Athens, Greece
Field Analysis of the Effects of Vehicle Speed on Increasing
the Noise Levels in the Vehicles through Transverse Rumble
Strips, M
ohammad Sadegh Bahadori, Khavaran Institute
of Higher Education, Iran; M
orteza Bahadori, A
University of Technology, Iran
Mitigating Safety in Utah Using the Hot Spot Identification
and Analysis Methodology, Grant G. Schultz and Mitsuru
Saito, B
righam Young University;Jacob S. Farnsworth,
Kimley-Horn & Associates, Inc.
Factors Affecting Accident Frequencies on Curved and
Straight/Level Highway Segments, U
gur Eker and
Panagiotis Anastasopoulos, SUNY-Buffalo
An Analysis of Time-to-Accident Occurrence Using Random
Parameters Hazard-Based Duration Models, T awfiq
Sarwar, Ugur Eker, and Panagiotis Anastasopoulos, SUNYBuffalo
High Friction Surface Treatments: A Safety Countermeasure
in Roadway Departure Crash Reduction, Joe Cheung,
Child Pedestrian Safety: Examining Opportunities for
Improvements Around Parks, N
ick Ferenchak, U
niversity of
Colorado, Denver
Development of Crash Prediction Models for Curved
Segments of Rural Two-lane Highways, Casey Knecht,
Oregon Department of Transportation; Mitsuru Saito and
Grant G. Schultz, B
righam Young University
Land Use and Transportation Modeling, Alireza Gerayeli,
Michael Baker International; Jacqueline M. Jenkins,
Cleveland State University
Efforts in Transportation Sustainability: Case Study of
Villanova University, Patrick McTish, Seri Park, and Liesel
Schwarz, Villanova University
Providing a Methodology to Codify Regulations for Private
Parking in the Tehran City, Mortaza Khalili and Mojtaba
Ghadiri, P ardaraz Consulting Engineers, Iran; Amirreza
Nickkar, Sharif University of Technology, Iran
Propounding of an Archetype and Proferring the
Reinvigoration of Dilapidated Town Center of Surat City,
Yamee Thakkar, S
VNIT, India
A Flight Ground Waiting Time Threshold Optimization
Model, Yaping Zhang, Qi Fan, and Siqi Hao, H
Institute of Technology, China; Zhiwei Xing, C
ivil Aviation
University of China
The Impact of Technology on Global Engineering Service
Corporation Organizational Performance, William Bersing,
Louis Berger
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of low registration. In the unlikely event of a cancellation, all registrants
will be notified and will receive a full refund, if applicable. Programs
and sessions are subject to change, and ASCE reserves the right to
substitute a program, session, and/or speaker of equal caliber to fulfill
the educational requirements.
Photographs: Photographs of the event may be taken by ASCE, its
agents, contractors, or representatives, and such photographs may
be used for any purpose at ASCE discretion. Liability Waiver: I agree
and acknowledge that I am undertaking participation in ASCE/T&DI
events and activities at my own free and intentional act, and I am fully
aware that possible physical injury might occur to me as a result of my
participation. I give this acknowledgement freely and knowingly that
I am, as a result, able to participate in ASCE/T&DI events, and I do
hereby assume responsibility for my own well-being. I also agree not to
allow any other individual to participate in my place.
Speaker Ready Room
A Speaker Ready Room will be available Monday through Wednesday
from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for all presenters in the Churchill Room.
Tour Policy
All tours will depart from the Omni Houston Galleria Hotel
lobby. Please plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to start time as buses
will leave on time. Tours are available on a first come, first serve basis
and have limited capacity. A separate registration fee is required to
offset the costs involved with the tours. ASCE reserves the right to cancel
a tour if the minimum registration is not met.
Full Registration
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Booth Staff
See you in the Exhibit Hall!
Seating 150
Exhibit Hall Schedule
Sunday, June 26
Exhibitor Move-in
6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Welcome Reception
Monday, June 27
Continental Breakfast
12:30 – 2:00 p.m.
3:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Networking Break
Tuesday, June 28
8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Exhibit Hall Hours
8:00 – 8:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast
10:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Networking Break
3:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Networking Break
3:45 – 8:00 p.m.
Exhibitor Move-Out
The D.S. Brown Company
Booth #2
D.S. Brown Company is a manufacturer of
airport, bridge and highway construction
products. Pavement Products include
Delastic preformed pavement neoprene
(polychloroprene) compression seal and
Delpatch elastomeric concrete.
Southwest Jiaotong University,
Chemring Sensors and Electronic
Chengdu, China
Systems10 - 8' x 10' Booths
14 - 8' Posterboards
Booth #5
Booth #4 15 - 6' Rounds/10 per
Southwest Jiaotong University (SWJTU) is a
Chemring Sensors & Electronic Systems is
major research university in China. SWJTU is
comprised of NIITEK, 3d-Radar and Chemring
particularly known for its various transportation
Detection Systems, and together, they are the
leading supplier of vehicle-mounted ground
penetrating radar (GPR) detection systems,
Terracon Consultants, Inc.
ICTD 2016
chemical and biological detectionJune
26-29, 2016
counter-IED electronicOmni
Houston-Regency Ballroom A-D /Booth
Booth #10
A specialty design-build contractor offering
Augered Pressure Grouted (APG) and
Drilled Displacement (APGD) Piles, Ground
Improvement, Sheeting and Shoring,
Underpinning, Anchors, Driven Piles, and
Drilled Shafts. Full in-house engineering and
design services are available.
American Concrete Pipe Association
Booth #6
The American Concrete Pipe Association is the
spokesperson for the concrete pipe industry
in all matters affecting the industry’s welfare.
ACPA members contribute to the improvement
of our environment by producing quality
concrete pipe, engineered to provide a lasting
and economical solution to drainage and
pollution problems.
2016 Exhibitors (as of 5/25/16)
DATE: 06/07/16
environmental consulting, and construction
materials engineering and testing services on
Booth #1
transportation projects through more than 130
ESSL, LLC manufactures and applies
offices nationwide (16 in Texas).
EcSS3000™ – the premier soil stabilization
product and process on the market. More than
Willamette Valley Company
170 million square feet of clay soils have been
injected without failure.
RDM International, Inc.
Booth #3
RDM International, Inc. (RDM) is a civil
engineering firm specializing in airfield and
roadway evaluation, design, and construction
phase services.
Projects and Practices for Prosperity
Booth #9
Fastpatch repairs and preserves concrete
slabs and asphalt pavement. Easy and safe
to mix and install, 100% solids and VOC
free. Intended for spall repairs both large and
small. Prevents F.O.D and provides long lasting
Exhibit Hall Hours
8:00 – 8:30 a.m.
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Exhibits reflecting all areas of transportation and development design,
construction and operation will run throughout the conference to give you a look
at leading edge suppliers and service providers to the industry and ideas for
your projects and operations.
Cooperating Organizations
Thank You to Our
Cooperating Organizations!
Thank You to Our Sponsors!
Contributions from the following sponsors will enable ICTD 2016
to continue its commitment to excellence in programming and
networking events for attendees.
Environmental Soil Stabilization, L.L.C.
Environmental Soil Stabilization, L.L.C.
Environmental Soil Stabilization, L.L.C.
North America
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Projects and Practices for Prosperity