Partnering with States to Address Major National
Along with three state department of transportation (DOT) partners—Iowa, Minnesota, and Michigan—CTRE has been awarded three national safety-related projects. Read More...
New Traffic Operations Laboratory at Institute
AMES, Iowa – Over two years ago, the Iowa Department of Transportation Director, Paul Trombino, brought forth a focus in traffic operations to an organization that was primarily focused on infrastructure issues. In partnership with the Institute for Transportation (InTrans) at Iowa State University (ISU), a goal was set to establish a traffic operations laboratory which would serve as a focal point for engaging faculty, staff, and students in operations research and innovation. Read more...
CTRE researchers create new knowledge and practical tools for transportation professionals in the areas of safety, infrastructure management systems, and sustainability. CTRE’s safety research runs the gamut from work zones to safer roadway designs to tools for analyzing crash data. Researchers investigate issues such as energy efficiency and air quality. They also create asset management tools for pavement marking, signs, and bridges for the Iowa Department of Transportation.
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