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					MIT:

Daegu Gyeoungbuk Institute of Science & Technology (Korea)
Four year research partnership initially focused on the development of validated driving
simulation protocols for the assessment of cultural differences in driving behavior. Currently
the New England Center is in the process of developing a field and simulation experiment to be
conducted in Korea to assess visual attention and driving performance measures as a
components of a distraction assessment system.

Université Laval (Canada)
Research is focusing on understanding the impact of cognitive distraction on lane change
behavior. Using an established NE UTC field driving data set, recent efforts have quantified
characteristics of lane changing behavior such as visual inspection of mirrors and blind spots
and frequency of lane changes with different levels of cognitive distraction. Specific emphasis is
being placed on characterizing the impact of age.

Technische Universität München (Germany)
Senior UTC researchers are in constant communication with researchers at TUM on a broad
range of topics including driver distraction, driver mental models and technology learn ability.
Specifically, the New England Center recently hosted a TUM student working on the
development of machine learning algorithms for the detection of cognitive distraction. A joint
publication titled “Interactive-Consumer Design & Evaluation (I-CODE): A method to investigate
Cognitive Structures of User’s on Automotive Functionalities” was accepted to the applied
Human Factors conference.

China Agricultural University (China)
The New England Center is currently hosting a visiting Ph.D. student working on the
development of algorithms for the detection of driver fatigue.

Tsinghua University (China)
The New England Center has been working with the MIT Department of Industrial Engineering
on the use of driving simulation as a training measure and on the validity of driving simulation
for assessing differences in interface design. In addition, the New England Center recently
hosted a visit from the department head on automotive engineering and has begun to establish
a student exchange program.

The MIT-Portugal Program
The program is an international collaboration and has targeted transportation systems as one
of the key areas for economic development and societal impact. The research agenda has been
explicitly designed to:
     focus on research themes of high relevance in the contemporary transportation systems
        agenda worldwide;;
     develop, refine and employ state-of-the-art analytical techniques and technologies; and,
      engage existing national and international experts while simultaneously creating the
       next generation of experts in transportation systems.

Leaders in Environmental Assessment and Performance (LEAP)
MIT’s Center for Transportation & Logistics, along with the MIT Materials Systems Laboratory
(MSL), have developed a dynamic consortium of leading global companies which brings its
members together with top environmental and supply chain experts to address specific
performance issues and devise solutions that strengthen both their companies and the
environment. Global LEAP focuses on several critical success factors:
    Develops key management tools for assessing, controlling, and communicating your
       environmental impact.
    Integrates the knowledge of many of the world’s top experts in supply chains,
       sustainability, and corporate strategy.
    Prioritizes product and supply chain strategies in order of their effectiveness at reducing
       long-term environmental impact.
    Explores tradeoffs between different measures of environmental performance.

Zaragoza Logistics Center (Spain)
This research institute, associated with the University of Zaragoza in Spain, partnered with the
MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics in 2003 to create the MIT Zaragoza International
Logistics Program, a unique research and education alliance that brings together the supply
chain interests of academia, industry and government. Research initiatives in the MIT-Zaragoza
International Logistics Program leverage the combined resources of the MIT laboratories and
the large-scale industrial laboratory of PLAZA to develop cutting-edge concepts and
technologies. The ZLC also offers masters, doctoral, and executive education programs, taught
in both English and Spanish, to students from around the world.

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (Israel)
New England Center researchers partnered with Dr. Joachim Meyer of Ben-Gurion University
on the topic of “Adaptive Devices and Self-Regulation.”

It focused on how technology should be optimally designed to allow older drivers to regulate
their cognitive load and expanded MIT research capabilities by addressing relevant research
questions from a cross-cultural perspective. Three areas were addressed: conceptual issues in
the design of adaptive in-vehicle systems for older drivers; implementation of designs into
prototypes; empirical study of different levels of adaptivity.

Transportation@MIT (Singapore)
Building on MIT’s rich tradition of engineering research and interdisciplinary collaboration, this
initiative knits together the wide-ranging, robust transportation research already underway at
the Institute and creates new opportunities for education and innovation.
The initiative will start as a two-year pilot program with initial support from its three
participating MIT schools. Plans are under way for the development of two labs, one in
Cambridge and one in Singapore, where researchers can apply and test new processes,
technologies and policies.

SMART Centre: Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology Centre
SMART Centre announced the launch of “The Future of Urban Mobility,” a project to develop
new models and tools for the planning, design, and operation of future urban transportation.
Aimed at making urban transportation systems more environmentally sustainable—first in
Singapore, and ultimately on a global scale—these new models will be developed and deployed
by nearly 60 researchers from four academic institutions.

The five-year project will be led by Amedeo Odoni, Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics
and of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and engage some 30 other MIT faculty and
researchers. Assisting their efforts will be approximately 25 faculty members from the National
University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University, and the Singapore Management
University. This project will be a significant increase in the scale of transportation-related
research conducted by MIT faculty and students


UMinn:

                                   Activities Related to ITS

Rajesh Rajamani
Department of Mechanical Engineering

      Entity with whom you’re interacting: Department of Automotive Engineering, Tsinghua
       University, Beijing, China
       Brief description of interaction: Collaboration to advise research team at Tsinghua
       University on an adaptive cruise control research project, combined publication of a
       journal paper.
       How long has this interaction/partnership been in place? 2 years
       How was this interaction initiated? Through the Dean's Program to support international
       visits to universities in China.

Frank Douma
Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs

      Entity with whom you’re interacting: Computers, Freedom and Privacy Conference
       Brief description of interaction: Invited to serve on panel looking at comparative
       treatment of privacy information in ITS by European and American governments.
       How long has this interaction/partnership been in place? 3 months
       How was this interaction initiated? Invited to serve on panel looking at comparative
       treatment of privacy information in ITS by European and American governments.

Henry Liu
Department of Civil Engineering

      Entity with whom you’re interacting: Beihang University, Beijing, China
       Brief description of interaction: Dr. Guizhen Yu, who is currently a lecturer at the
       Beihang University of China, was invited to come to UMN as a visiting scholar twice in
       2008 and 2009. He helped in the hardware design of the next generation of SMART-
       Signal system.
       How long has this interaction/partnership been in place? 2 years
       How was this interaction initiated? Dr. Yu was introduced to me by a friend of mine.

Xun Yu
University of Minnesota-Duluth, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

      Entity with whom you’re interacting: Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), China
       Brief description of interaction: Dr. Baoguo Han at HIT has been working as a visiting
       research associate at UMD since November 2008.
       How long has this interaction/partnership been in place? 1.5 years
       How was this interaction initiated? We started the interaction with the discussion of
       research in smart concrete.
                                         Other Activities

Yingling Fan
Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs

      Entity with whom you’re interacting: Southeast University, Nanjing, China
       Brief description of interaction: I was invited to speak.
       How long has this interaction/partnership been in place? 2 years
       How was this interaction initiated? I was approached by former colleagues there.

      Entity with whom you’re interacting: Peking University, Beijing, China
       Brief description of interaction: I am a visiting fellow and through an ongoing research
       project funded by the University's Urban Development Center.
       How long has this interaction/partnership been in place? 1 year
       How was this interaction initiated? As part of the annual RFP process at the Urban
       Development Center.

Zhirong (Jerry) Zhao
Humphrey Institute for Public Affairs

      Entity with whom you’re interacting: Peking University-Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
       and Urban Development, China
       Brief description of interaction: I am a visiting fellow with the Institute with a research
       focus on China's infrastructure finance (especially transportation finance).
       How long has this interaction/partnership been in place? About 1 year
       How was this interaction initiated? I visited the Institute two years ago and presented
       my work on transportation finance and China's fiscal reforms.

      Entity with whom you’re interacting: Zhejiang University, China
       Brief description of interaction: I am working with colleagues at Zhejiang University on
       projects about how China is using land value capture to fund public infrastructure.
       How long has this interaction/partnership been in place? 8 months
       How was this interaction initiated? I visited the university last fall.

      Entity with whom you’re interacting: Beijing University, China
       Brief description of interaction: I am working with a colleague there on projects about
       China's capital budgeting, in particular how capital expenditure decisions (such as
       highway development) are made in China.
       How long has this interaction/partnership been in place? 2 years
       How was this interaction initiated? A faculty member in Beijing University was a visiting
       scholar at Humphrey Institute for a year. She took my state and local public finance
       class, and developed a course about public budgeting and finance after she got back to
       Beijing University.
Bojan Guzina
Department of Civil Engineering

      Entity with whom you’re interacting: Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France
       Brief description of interaction: Joint Ph.D. program in Civil Engineering.
       How long has this interaction/partnership been in place? 2 years
       How was this interaction initiated? Through a personal contact.

David Levinson
Department of Civil Engineering

      Entity with whom you’re interacting: ETH Switzerland
       Brief description of interaction: On Dissertation Committee
       How long has this interaction/partnership been in place? 1 year
       How was this interaction initiated? By ETH.

      Entity with whom you’re interacting: Imperial College London
       Brief description of interaction: Joint research projects.
       How long has this interaction/partnership been in place? 3 years
       How was this interaction initiated? I was on sabbatical at ICL.

      Do you have additional research or educational activities that have international
       interactions? If so, please describe: Journal of Transport and Land Use (international
       journal), International Symposium on Transportation Network Reliability (host
       international conference), International Transport Economics Conference (host
       international conference).

Carol Shield
Department of Civil Engineering

      Entity with whom you’re interacting: Toby Mottram, University of Warwick, UK
       Brief description of interaction: Collaborating on a chapter for a design standard for
       pultruded FRP members. Activity is sponsored by ASCE.
       How long has this interaction/partnership been in place? 3 years
       How was this interaction initiated? Through a mutual collaborator.

      Entity with whom you’re interacting: National Taiwan University
       Brief description of interaction: Collaborating on a research project dealing with braced
       steel frames.
       How long has this interaction/partnership been in place? 3 years
       How was this interaction initiated? Work was included in a NSF proposal that was
       funded.
Gerard McCullough
Department of Applied Economics

      Entity with whom you’re interacting: Toulouse School of Economics, Toulouse, France
       Brief description of interaction: Visiting Professor most years. Give seminars at Toulouse
       for doctoral students in the economics of transportation. Co-direct dissertation
       research. Work with researchers at Toulouse on economic studies of transport systems
       in the US and Europe. Interact with rail officials in Germany and France. Co-organized
       several international conferences on the Economics of Rail.
       How long has this interaction/partnership been in place? 10 years
       How was this interaction initiated? Jean Tirole, a colleague from MIT, is director of the
       Toulouse School of economics and invited me to come there to work with other
       researchers in transportation economics.

Thomas J. Smith
Department of Kinesiology

      Entity with whom you’re interacting: International Ergonomics Association
       Brief description of interaction: Chair, Professional Standards and Education Standing
       Committee
       How long has this interaction/partnership been in place? 2006-2009
       How was this interaction initiated? By invitation.

Ignacio San Martin
School of Architecture

      Entity with whom you’re interacting: School of Architecture, University of Valladolid,
       Spain
       Brief description of interaction: Affiliate Professor, Doctoral Program "Ciudad, Territorio
       y Patrimonio". Lectures, collaborative research, seminars and symposia.
       How long has this interaction/partnership been in place? Since 1996
       How was this interaction initiated? During a visiting to trip to European Universities
       follow by a mutual invitation of faculty from both universities leading to an invitation to
       join their faculty as an affiliate professor.

      Entity with whom you’re interacting: University Iberoamericana, Puebla, Mexico
       Brief description of interaction: Affiliate Professorship, Graduate Urban Design Program
       How long has this interaction/partnership been in place? 1998
       How was this interaction initiated? At the request of the University of Puebla to assist in
       graduate seminars and symposia.

Alfred Marcus
Strategic Management and Organization, Carlson School of Management
      Entity with whom you’re interacting: INCAE, Costa Rica
       Brief description of interaction: I lead Carlson School seminars on sustainable
       development.
       How long has this interaction/partnership been in place? 8 years
       How was this interaction initiated? Through the Carlson School initiative.



Mid America Transportation Center (Univ. Nebraska):


                                    Activities Related to ITS

Rajesh Rajamani
Department of Mechanical Engineering

      Entity with whom you’re interacting: Department of Automotive Engineering, Tsinghua
       University, Beijing, China
       Brief description of interaction: Collaboration to advise research team at Tsinghua
       University on an adaptive cruise control research project, combined publication of a
       journal paper.
       How long has this interaction/partnership been in place? 2 years
       How was this interaction initiated? Through the Dean's Program to support international
       visits to universities in China.

Frank Douma
Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs

      Entity with whom you’re interacting: Computers, Freedom and Privacy Conference
       Brief description of interaction: Invited to serve on panel looking at comparative
       treatment of privacy information in ITS by European and American governments.
       How long has this interaction/partnership been in place? 3 months
       How was this interaction initiated? Invited to serve on panel looking at comparative
       treatment of privacy information in ITS by European and American governments.

Henry Liu
Department of Civil Engineering

      Entity with whom you’re interacting: Beihang University, Beijing, China
       Brief description of interaction: Dr. Guizhen Yu, who is currently a lecturer at the
       Beihang University of China, was invited to come to UMN as a visiting scholar twice in
       2008 and 2009. He helped in the hardware design of the next generation of SMART-
       Signal system.
       How long has this interaction/partnership been in place? 2 years
       How was this interaction initiated? Dr. Yu was introduced to me by a friend of mine.

Xun Yu
University of Minnesota-Duluth, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

      Entity with whom you’re interacting: Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), China
       Brief description of interaction: Dr. Baoguo Han at HIT has been working as a visiting
       research associate at UMD since November 2008.
       How long has this interaction/partnership been in place? 1.5 years
       How was this interaction initiated? We started the interaction with the discussion of
       research in smart concrete.
                                         Other Activities

Yingling Fan
Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs

      Entity with whom you’re interacting: Southeast University, Nanjing, China
       Brief description of interaction: I was invited to speak.
       How long has this interaction/partnership been in place? 2 years
       How was this interaction initiated? I was approached by former colleagues there.

      Entity with whom you’re interacting: Peking University, Beijing, China
       Brief description of interaction: I am a visiting fellow and through an ongoing research
       project funded by the University's Urban Development Center.
       How long has this interaction/partnership been in place? 1 year
       How was this interaction initiated? As part of the annual RFP process at the Urban
       Development Center.

Zhirong (Jerry) Zhao
Humphrey Institute for Public Affairs

      Entity with whom you’re interacting: Peking University-Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
       and Urban Development, China
       Brief description of interaction: I am a visiting fellow with the Institute with a research
       focus on China's infrastructure finance (especially transportation finance).
       How long has this interaction/partnership been in place? About 1 year
       How was this interaction initiated? I visited the Institute two years ago and presented
       my work on transportation finance and China's fiscal reforms.

      Entity with whom you’re interacting: Zhejiang University, China
       Brief description of interaction: I am working with colleagues at Zhejiang University on
       projects about how China is using land value capture to fund public infrastructure.
       How long has this interaction/partnership been in place? 8 months
       How was this interaction initiated? I visited the university last fall.

      Entity with whom you’re interacting: Beijing University, China
       Brief description of interaction: I am working with a colleague there on projects about
       China's capital budgeting, in particular how capital expenditure decisions (such as
       highway development) are made in China.
       How long has this interaction/partnership been in place? 2 years
       How was this interaction initiated? A faculty member in Beijing University was a visiting
       scholar at Humphrey Institute for a year. She took my state and local public finance
       class, and developed a course about public budgeting and finance after she got back to
       Beijing University.
Bojan Guzina
Department of Civil Engineering

      Entity with whom you’re interacting: Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France
       Brief description of interaction: Joint Ph.D. program in Civil Engineering.
       How long has this interaction/partnership been in place? 2 years
       How was this interaction initiated? Through a personal contact.

David Levinson
Department of Civil Engineering

      Entity with whom you’re interacting: ETH Switzerland
       Brief description of interaction: On Dissertation Committee
       How long has this interaction/partnership been in place? 1 year
       How was this interaction initiated? By ETH.

      Entity with whom you’re interacting: Imperial College London
       Brief description of interaction: Joint research projects.
       How long has this interaction/partnership been in place? 3 years
       How was this interaction initiated? I was on sabbatical at ICL.

      Do you have additional research or educational activities that have international
       interactions? If so, please describe: Journal of Transport and Land Use (international
       journal), International Symposium on Transportation Network Reliability (host
       international conference), International Transport Economics Conference (host
       international conference).

Carol Shield
Department of Civil Engineering

      Entity with whom you’re interacting: Toby Mottram, University of Warwick, UK
       Brief description of interaction: Collaborating on a chapter for a design standard for
       pultruded FRP members. Activity is sponsored by ASCE.
       How long has this interaction/partnership been in place? 3 years
       How was this interaction initiated? Through a mutual collaborator.

      Entity with whom you’re interacting: National Taiwan University
       Brief description of interaction: Collaborating on a research project dealing with braced
       steel frames.
       How long has this interaction/partnership been in place? 3 years
       How was this interaction initiated? Work was included in a NSF proposal that was
       funded.
Gerard McCullough
Department of Applied Economics

      Entity with whom you’re interacting: Toulouse School of Economics, Toulouse, France
       Brief description of interaction: Visiting Professor most years. Give seminars at Toulouse
       for doctoral students in the economics of transportation. Co-direct dissertation
       research. Work with researchers at Toulouse on economic studies of transport systems
       in the US and Europe. Interact with rail officials in Germany and France. Co-organized
       several international conferences on the Economics of Rail.
       How long has this interaction/partnership been in place? 10 years
       How was this interaction initiated? Jean Tirole, a colleague from MIT, is director of the
       Toulouse School of economics and invited me to come there to work with other
       researchers in transportation economics.

Thomas J. Smith
Department of Kinesiology

      Entity with whom you’re interacting: International Ergonomics Association
       Brief description of interaction: Chair, Professional Standards and Education Standing
       Committee
       How long has this interaction/partnership been in place? 2006-2009
       How was this interaction initiated? By invitation.

Ignacio San Martin
School of Architecture

      Entity with whom you’re interacting: School of Architecture, University of Valladolid,
       Spain
       Brief description of interaction: Affiliate Professor, Doctoral Program "Ciudad, Territorio
       y Patrimonio". Lectures, collaborative research, seminars and symposia.
       How long has this interaction/partnership been in place? Since 1996
       How was this interaction initiated? During a visiting to trip to European Universities
       follow by a mutual invitation of faculty from both universities leading to an invitation to
       join their faculty as an affiliate professor.

      Entity with whom you’re interacting: University Iberoamericana, Puebla, Mexico
       Brief description of interaction: Affiliate Professorship, Graduate Urban Design Program
       How long has this interaction/partnership been in place? 1998
       How was this interaction initiated? At the request of the University of Puebla to assist in
       graduate seminars and symposia.

Alfred Marcus
Strategic Management and Organization, Carlson School of Management
     Entity with whom you’re interacting: INCAE, Costa Rica
      Brief description of interaction: I lead Carlson School seminars on sustainable
      development.
      How long has this interaction/partnership been in place? 8 years
      How was this interaction initiated? Through the Carlson School initiative.


OTREC:


     Significant research collaborations have been established as a direct result of Phase I
      funding through OTREC. Current collaborators include: Dr. Jason H. Ideker – Oregon
      State University (PI-OTREC Project 2010-339), Dr. Jennifer E. Tanner – University of
      Wyoming (Co-PI OTREC Project 2010-339), Dr. Benoit Fournier – Université Laval,
      Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, and Dr. Medhat Shehata – Ryerson University, Toronto,
      Ontario, Canada.
          o Drs. Fournier and Shehata are also working on projects investigating durability
              aspects of recycled concrete aggregates (RCA). Additionally, Dr. Fournier is
              internationally recognized as one of the leading experts on alkali-silica reaction
              (ASR). The team has developed synergistic activities and of highest importance is
              that that all groups are working with the same RCA materials obtained from a
              variety of sources including laboratories where Dr. Fournier and Dr.Ideker
              previously worked (CANMET, Ottawa, ON, Canada and the Concrete Durability
              Center, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, USA, respectively).
          o Drs. Ideker and Fournier have initiated discussions with the Federal Highway
              Administration in regard to future larger research initiatives as a result of the
              collective work of this research team and from the support of OTREC for Phase I
              and potential for Phase II funding. This is arguably one of the strongest technical
              research teams and represents the most concentrated research effort in North
              America on durability of concrete incorporating RCA. Dr. Ideker and his research
              group also work closely with Dr. Karen Scrivener’s research group at École
              Polytechnic Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Lausanne, Switzerland in the
              Laboratory of Construction Materials. Dr. Ideker and members of the research
              team travel to Switzerland every 6 months to take part in
              seminars/conferences/workshops and research initiatives. Dr. Scrivener is
              recognized as one of the world leaders in the field of cement chemistry and
              concrete materials from a nano and micro-structural perspective. She is the
              Editor in Chief of the top journal in this area – Cement and Concrete Research.
              She is also the director of Nano-CEM – a collaborative research group between
              industry and academia in Europe.

     Dr. Roger Lindgren (Oregon Institute of Technology) has continuing collaboration with
      German and Swiss researchers on traffic flow. Specifically Dirk Helbing (Professor of
           Sociology in Modeling and Simulation, at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
           Zurich. M. Schönhof is a scientific staff member at "Friedrich List" Faculty of Transport
           and Traffic Sciences, Technische Universität Dresden. In addition to the German and
           Swiss co-authors, the research upon which these publications were based was
           supported (supply of data etc.) by the Hessen Road and Traffic Authority (Hesse is a
           German State and the Road and Traffic Authority is the equivalent of a US state DOT).
           The research was conducted and subsequent publications occurred in 2004-2006.

          Portland State University (in particular, the ITS Lab) frequently hosts international
           exchange between students and faculty researchers. These include:

         Dr. Goeff Rose (Director of the Institute of Transport Studies and also the Transport
          Theme Leader of the Monash Sustainability Institute) is currently a visiting scholar with
          OTREC and the PSU Department of Civil Engineering. During his stay March through June
          2010, he will collaborate with Prof. Jennifer Dill on electric bicycle research.
         Heiko Jentsch was a visiting research assistant and Ph.D. candidate from the Darmstadt
          University of Technology in Germany, working on his project "Design of an Integrated
          Quality Management for Urban Transportation Systems." Heiko visited the lab in May and
          June 2008.
          - Qin Ou (Ocean), a student at the Delft University of Technology, was a visiting Ph.D.
          student from May-September 2008. Ocean worked on the OTREC project "Characteristics
          of Transitions in Freeway Traffic" with Prof. Robert Bertini.
         Ben Auffray and Helene Siri, students at L'école nationale des travaux publics d'Etat
          (ENTPE), was a visiting MS student for six months in 2006 and March-August 2009,
          respectively.
         Prof. Bertini served as a Visiting Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering and the
          Institute of Transport Studies at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, during
          December 2008. Bertini had the chance to work with Assoc. Prof. Geoff Rose, Senior
          Lecturer Majid Sarvi and Senior Lecturer Yibing Wang. There were also opportunities to
          meet with several Ph.D. students to discuss their research, as well as a visit to the
          regional VicRoads Traffic Control Centre, the CityLink Control Centre (toll road and
          tunnel) and to learn about the major upgrade to the Monash Freeway which includes
          comprehensive dynamic traffic management.



RUTGERS:
Currently at CAIT there are several featured international activities:
          The International Bridge Study Program is designed to alleviate the challenges of
           technology integration and has opened the door to top researchers from Europe and
           Asia to demonstrate the best practices. Researchers with the CAIT-LTBP program will
           have the opportunity to compare and evaluate methodologies and results and will
           produce an International Guideline for the Application of Technologies to Bridges.
       The Bosporus University of Istanbul collaborated with CAIT and the Laboratory for Port
        Security on the project “Analysis of Accident risks in Narrow Waterways: The Case of
        the Strait of Istanbul” for the purpose of assisting Turkish Vessel Traffic Services (VTS)
        with streamlining their daily scheduling activity to reduce accidents which have a
        serious environmental and population impact.
       The Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics (ISL) in Bremen, Germany sent ISL
        staff members to participate in our Freight Villages Project and most recently CAIT- FMP
        and ISL have partnered on a proposal for the 7th Framework Programme Project to the
        European Commission.
       The Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM) a technical and scientific
        senior federal institute in Germany and CAIT have a collaborative partnership where
        BAM laboratory research in Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE) technology is transferred
        to CAIT where the NDE applications are performed on actual civil engineering
        structures.
       Other activity on international initiatives involving CAIT, include an approximately 13
        million Euro project, with over 40 participants such as port authorities, customs
        authorities, freight forwarding companies, shipping lines, technology developers and
        technology providers, and major research institutions, whose objective is to develop a
        platform for receiving information in real time to enhance the integrity of the container
        for security purposes.

   International programs, such as these, promote CAIT as a committed partner along with
government, industry, and academia to solve mounting infrastructure challenges, advance
state-of-the-art technologies, and prepare the next generation of transportation professionals.

Univ TN (Regional):

                     Summary of STC International Collaboration Activities
The Southeastern Transportation Center (STC) is involved in a series of essential collaborations
in research, education, publication, and academic communication with international
universities. These activities are listed and explained as follows:

International Joint Lab for Driving Simulator Studies
The UT driving simulator lab was founded in May 2009 and now the STC is implementing the
plan that was documented in the proposal in which a multi-institute, international lab for
driving simulator studies is being created in cooperation with several universities that have
mature driving simulator labs. This lab is tentatively named the International Joint Lab for
Driving Simulator Studies. The University of Central Florida, Texas Southern University, Beijing
Jiaotong University (China), and Kunming University of Science and Technology (China) have
endorsed this plan. The STC is coordinating the lab activities, which promote traffic safety,
human factor studies, driving simulation research development, and international academic
communications. The internal research members will leverage this international lab to apply
both American and Chinese NSF funding for international research and education programs.

International partnership for STC journal
In April 2009, the STC initiated a new international academic publication, the Journal of
Transportation Safety & Security in partnership with United Kingdom-based publisher Taylor &
Francis, LLC. As of this writing, the SCT is publishing the sixth issue (Volume 2, Issue 2) and
attracting much attention from different countries’ researchers who are readers, authors,
reviewers, and editorial members for the journal. Also, the STC purchased online access for 60
UTC libraries to promote the journal’s influence and transportation technology transfer. A very
recent international collaboration in the journal’s publication and development is a partnership
with Beijing Jiaotong University in China, which is financially supporting two more issues each
year and promoting the journal in China. Also, the university will share the budget for an
international editorial board member meeting each year. We believe this cooperation will
greatly increase the STC’s international impact in the field of transportation safety.

International education collaboration
One of the STC’s Ph.D. students, Mr. Ryan Overton, is going to study and conduct an
international research project at Beijing Jiaotong University this summer with Dr. Xuedong Yan,
who served as the STC research director. The US National Science Foundation (NSF) will sponsor
Ryan’s trip. He will conduct research in East Asia for eight weeks this summer. The primary
goals of the project are for Ryan to explore East Asia science and engineering in the context of a
research laboratory, and to initiate personal relationships that will help him collaborate with
foreign counterparts in the future. This project will provide first-hand research experience, an
introduction to the science and science policy infrastructure, and an orientation to the culture
and language in East Asia.

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          University of Tennessee/STC professor Chris Cherry, international projects

Market for E-Scooters in India and Vietnam and their Potential Environmental Impacts
This project developed stated preference choice experiments for future two-wheeler
purchasers and identified what factors they valued in a vehicle. From this analysis, we could
identify potential markets for e-scooters in gasoline scooter dominated cities of Hanoi, Vietnam
and Ahmedabad, India. This project included collaborative efforts with Hanoi University of
Transport and Communications and the Center from Environmental Planning and Technology,
Ahmedabad. (Asian Development Bank)
1. Jones, L., C. Cherry (2009) Assessing the Demand For E-Scooters in Hanoi, Vietnam: Can
    Technological Improvements and Sales Tax Incentives Stimulate Adoption? International
    Transport Economics Conference. Minneapolis MN. June 15-16, 2009.
Public Health Impacts of E-Vehicles in China
This project estimates the exposure efficiency of electric vehicles relative to their gasoline and
diesel counterparts in China, using an intake fraction methodology, comparing emissions from
power plants and tailpipes. From here, we extend the analysis to identify the public health
impacts of PM2.5 emissions from both e-vehicles and ICE vehicles. This research involved
collaboration with University of Minnesota (Julian Marshall) and Tsinghua University (Ye Wu).
(Energy Foundation)
1. Ji, S.G., C. Cherry, J. Marshall (2009) Intake fraction of electric vehicle and traditional
    motorized vehicle in China. Professional Association for China’s Environment (PACE) 2009
    Summer Camp. Kunming, Yunnan China. July 12-15, 2009

New Town Development and Mode Choice
With China’s massive urban migration and population growth, urban areas are becoming
increasingly congested. One solution is to relocate industries and residents to “new towns.”
This research investigates mode choice and travel behavior of a proposed “new town” of one
million outside Kunming, China, connected to the city by a proposed metro rail system. We use
a stated preference experimental methodology to estimate mode choice. Research conducted
with Kunming University of Science and Technology (He Min) and Casey Langford (PhD Civil
Engineering).

Transportation and Tourism in China
China has experienced a large increase in domestic tourism in the past decade. This study
investigates the travel behavior of tourists in the Dali region to determine if the current pattern
of transportation choice is environmentally sustainable, given the context of Dali, China.
Research conducted with Kunming University of Science and Technology (He Min) and Dan
Newquist (MS Planning).
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Vulnerable Road User Safety and Operations at Chinese Intersections
This research investigates vulnerable road user safety (bicyclists and pedestrians) at
intersections in China and suggests some alternative operational strategies that could improve
safety (particularly with right turning vehicles) with minimal disruption to operational
efficiency. Research conducted with Kunming University of Science and Technology (Xiong Jian)
and Terrance Hill (MS Civil Engineering).

ELECTRIC BIKES IN THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA--IMPACT ON THE ENVIRONMENT AND
PROSPECTS FOR GROWTH
This research analyzes the environmental performance of e-bikes relative to other competing
modes, their market potential, and the viability of alternative battery technologies. It also
frames the role of e-bikes in the PRC’s transportation system and recommends policy for
decision makers in the PRC’s central and municipal governments. Collaboration with Tsinghua
University (Yang Xinmiao) and University of California, Davis (Jonathan Weinert). (Asian
Development Bank)
1. Cherry, C., J. Weinert, X.M. Yang (2009) Comparative Environmental Impacts of Electric
    Bikes in China. Transportation Research Part D. 14(5) pg 281-290.

2. Cherry, C., J.X. Weinert, X.M. Yang (2009) Electric Bikes in the People’s Republic of China-
    Impact on the Environment and Prospects for Future Growth. Asian Development

Lead Battery Recycling Policy and Eco-label Development for Manufacturers in Vietnam
In collaboration with OK International (Perry Gottesfeld), we worked with the Vietnam EPA to
assist in the development of a lead acid battery recovery and recycling policy and assisted in
developing a lead battery eco-label for sustainably produced batteries, called the “BEST” eco-
label (www.bestbattery.org). Luke Jones (Economics PhD student) worked heavily on this
project (National Collegiate Innovator and Inventor Association)
1. Jones, L., P. Gottesfeld, C. Cherry (2008) Policy Options for Developing a Lead Battery Take-
    Back System for Vietnam. Vietnam Environmental Protection Agency Policy Paper.


The Lead Pollution Implications of Bridging the PC Digital Divide
It took decades to reach the first billion computers. It is expected that 1.4 billion more will be
sold before the end of 2015. Many of these will be distributed to the poorest individuals
through philanthropic organizations. It is expected that those without electricity will power
their computers with lead batteries. This research quantifies some of the effects of this
transition in terms of lead pollution in developing countries.
1. Cherry, C., P. Gottesfeld (2009) Plans to distribute the next billion computers by 2015
     creates lead pollution risk. Journal of Cleaner Production (in press)
Montana State Univ:

Country: Bulgaria
Organization: Alterra Institute at Wageningen University
Project: Habitat Connectivity across Transportation Corridors in Bulgaria
            Review and monitor plans for expansion of Bulgaria’s transportation network
              and its impact on the environment conducted by the Dutch institute, Alterra, at
              Wageningen University.


Country: Canada
Organization: Jasper National Park, Alberta and Mount Robson Provincial Park, British
Columbia, and Kinder Morgan
Project: Assessment of Ecological Net Benefit Projects for Jasper National Park and Mount
Robson Provincial Park
            Completed a report to identify and prioritize stakeholder-identified projects
               aimed at restoration of landscape connectivity as a conservation legacy,
               primarily along the Parks’ transportation systems.


Country: Canada
Organization: Transportation Research Board
Project: National Cooperative Highway Research Program synthesis report 37-12
            Report describes the current data collection practices of all states and provinces
              in the US and Canada for animal-vehicle collision and animal carcass data.



Country: Canada
Organization: Parks Canada Agency
Contact: Kris McKleary
Project: Banff Wildlife Crossings Project
            Field investigation of the ecological effectiveness of over 40 wildlife crossing
              structures (overpasses and underpasses) with exclusionary fencing along the 4-
              lane TransCanada Highway in Banff National Park, Alberta. A new five year study
              plan was initiated in 2009.


Country: Canada
Organization: Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative, Miistakis Institute (U of Calgary)
and private foundations from Canada and the US.
Contact: Tracy Lee, Miistakis Institute
Project: Wildlife Mitigation along Highway 3, Alberta, BC
           A study that synthesizes existing wildlife research and data that identifies key
               wildlife corridors in the Crown of the Continent Ecosystem, ranks these linkage
               zones for conservation action and identifies the most feasible transportation
               mitigation options and recommendations for each of 31 wildlife mitigation
               emphasis areas along Highway 3 (Crowsnest Highway) in Alberta and British
               Columbia.


Country: China
Organization: China Academy of Transportation Sciences (CATS)
Contact: Jeding Chin
Project: Road Ecology Joint Research
            Memorandum of Understanding signed between WTI and CATS to work
               collaboratively to conduct research and provide educational and professional
               opportunities related to road ecology; it will include allied transportation issues
               that impact the environment, such as winter maintenance.



Country: China
Organization: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Contact: Jeding Chin
Project: Ben Dorsey, WTI Graduate Student, to Conduct Road Ecology Research in China
through NSF Grant
            A WTI graduate student in road ecology received an NSF grant to work with
               China Academy of Transportation Sciences to assess the Chinese highway system
               and evaluate which regions were most important to mitigate transportation
               systems to protect biodiversity.


Country: China
Organization: School of Materials Science and Engineering, Chongqing University, Chongqing,
China
Contact: Associate Professor Fang Lui
Project: Research Collaboration
            WTI’S Xianming Shi, Winter Maintenance and Effects researcher, is collaborating
               with Professor Fang Liu on the use of chemical gypsum in eco-friendly concrete.
            Sponsored by the China Scholarship Council, Professor Liu will be a visiting
               scholar at the WTI Corrosion & Sustainable Infrastructure Lab for one year.
Country: European Union
Organization: EU COST Program
Contact: Hans Rathmeier, VTT, Finland
Project: REIPAS (Reinforcement in Pavements and Asphalts)
            Invited US delegate for an EU COST committee
            Prepared a synthesis and design guide for the use of reinforcement in pavements
               and asphalt layers
            Delivered presentations to various EU countries and agencies on the completed
               work




Country: Germany
Organization: NAUE GmbH & Co. KG
Contact: Kent von Maubeuge
Project: Field Investigation of Geosynthetics Used for Subgrade Stabilization
            Constructed a large-scale field investigation at WTI’s TRANSCEND test facility to
               provide a side-by-side comparison of various geosynthetic products used to
               stabilize weak subgrade soils on rural roads.
            Follow-on study with NAUE involved developing design charts for aggregate
               thickness of unpaved roads.


Country: Norway
Organization: Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Contact: Dr. Steinar Nordal
Project: Visiting Professor
             Performed research on geosynthetic base reinforcement of flexible pavements
             Collaborated with the research center SINTEF on roadway transportation
                projects


Country: Norway
Organization: Norwegian Geotechnical Institute
Contact: Karl Henrik Mokkelbost
Project: Visiting Research Engineer
             Performed research related to geotechnical offshore structures
             Participated in consulting projects
Country: Norway
Organization: Norwegian Geotechnical Institute
Contact: Tom Lunne
Project: Temperature effects on deep marine soft clays
            Performed collaborative triaxial and consolidation tests on deep marine soft
              clays at cold insitu temperature


Country: North American Continent
Organization: Multiple partners including the following international groups: Edmonton
Community Foundation, Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative, University of Toronto,
Ryerson University – Toronto, and ZAS
Project: ARC: North American Wildlife Crossing Structure Design Competition
            WTI leading an effort to engage the best and most innovative international,
              interdisciplinary design teams to create the next generation of wildlife
              overpasses for North America’s roadways.


Cal State San Bernadino:

Here’s what we do internationally:
Developing an International Visitors program for Green Transportation and Logistics with the
Chinese government and the State Department. The Leonard Transportation Center has just
become an ASTL International Training Center and we are developing professional training
courses, including the Green Transportation and Logistics Training Program, for domestic and
Chinese professionals.
Developing a University Cooperation Program with Chinese universities. Dalian Maritime
University is very interested in working with us and there are between 5 and 10 transportation
and logistics programs in China and Taiwan who are interested in setting up student and faculty
exchange programs.
Hope this helps.

Univ. RI:

We have engaged in international collaboration largely through a combination of our LTAP
Center and our research community. Through the FHWA International Office of International
Programs we developed a twinning program with four Central European countries (Slovak
Republic, Hungary and the Czech Republic, Poland) which has been very successful in terms of
technology transfer. We also have hosted transportation engineering groups from Iraq and
Tanzania who were interested in learning about LTAP and UTC activities.

So here is my paragraph on the Central European program:
Since 2001 the URITC and the Rhode Island LTAP has participated in a twinning program with
the Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Poland, and Hungary. We have not only transferred how
we conduct the work of transportation through our public works departments, LTAP programs,
DOT and UTC activities, we have also learned from solutions our partners have deployed in
their transportation efforts. This two-way street sometimes surprises people but we have
found that when confronted with similar transportation problems, our Central European
partners develop extremely simple, cost-effective solutions. For example, after one visit to
Central Europe our team returned and recommended that simple drainage grooves be installed
on a highway in Rhode Island (I-295) that prevent run off the road accidents by quickly
removing ponding water from the roadway. More robust activities include our implementing a
“Zip Merging” concept for work zone safety and congestion reduction. The Zip Merge uses the
latest technology in portable variable message boards and radar detection of queuing cars to
provide orderly flows in work zones. Some of the equipment was developed and manufactured
in the United States but adapted in the Czech Republic. This summer a group of our UTC
researchers will be testing this technology on a Rhode Island road project.

So our international experience from LTAP to UTC research has been a real win-win. Hope this
helps.


The Network of Scholars site has been updated including the link to the coming symposium in
Spain:
http://www.utoledo.edu/research/ututc/network.html

The project page for their first phase is at
http://www.utoledo.edu/research/ututc/researchprojects/UTUTC-SC-2.html

The final report can be found at
http://www.utoledo.edu/research/ututc/docs/UTUTC-SC-2_Final_Report_Revis
e.pdf

Univ. Ark:

From: Stacy Goad Williams
Sent: Friday, April 02, 2010 5:40 PM
To: Dana Lorraine Ledbetter
Subject: RE: Request for brief info: UTCs and international work

Dana,

I have worked with a company from Canada (Heat Design Equipment) on my longitudinal joint
project (TRC-0801). We worked together on two field trials using their technology.

Thanks,
Stacy

Stacy G. Williams, Ph.D., P.E.
Research Assistant Professor
Director, CTTP
Department of Civil Engineering
University of Arkansas
700 Research Center Blvd. #3515
Fayetteville, AR 72701
479-575-2220
479-575-7639 (FAX)
sgwill@uark.edu


North Dakota St Univ.:

Mountain Plains Consortium
North Dakota State University

Richard M. Gutkowski, Professor Emeritus at Colorado State University has been and remains
networked in decade long cooperative research in the areas of composite wood-concrete
bridge construction with faculty at several international universities including:
Prof. Julius Natterer - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology-Lausanne, Switzerland)
Assistant Professor Alfredo Dias - Department of Civil Engineering, University of Coimbra-
Coimbra Portugal)
Associate Professor Massimo Fragiacomo -Dept. of Architecture and Planning, University of
Sassari-Alghero, Italy.
Together with professors Natterer and Dias, he is engaged in implementing composite
construction in short to medium span rural roadway bridges and fostering wood construction in
long span major bridges. Together with professor Fragiacomo, he has developed leading edge
three-dimensional finite element models for the time-dependent mechanics behavior (creep,
shrinkage, temperature, mechano-sorption, of layered wood-concrete beams exposed to
external climate history. This work has led to ongoing cooperation with other institutions
including University of Stuttgart –Germany (fatigue behavior), Technical University of Lulea-
Sweden (prefabricated systems) and University of Canterbury-New Zealand (mathematical
modeling).

San Jose State:

   The Mineta Transportation Institute (MTI) has engaged in several international outreach
   activities. Specifically, we have provided the following international briefings on our safety
   and security research and education programs:
          India: MTI hosted delegates from the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development
           Authority (MMRDA) on Wednesday, January 20, 2010.

           This interaction has resulted in a memorandum of understanding between the State
           of Maharashtra and MTI to assist in areas of surface transportation security. The
           signing of this document is scheduled for the first week of June when the First
           Minister of the State of Maharashtra will be in the United States. Please note that
           the First Minister is an elected official equivalent to the governor of a state in the
           U.S

          China: MTI hosted delegates from the Ministry of Transport in China on Wednesday,
           March 24, 2010.

          Japan: MTI provided a research briefing on February 22, 2010 to Takenori MIKASA:
           Associate Partner, NTT Data Institute of Management consulting as an Associate
           Partner. He is researching rail security on behalf of the Japanese Ministry for Land,
           Infrastructure and Transportation and Mikihiro SHIRAKI, Assistant Manager,
           Washington DC Office, Central Japan Railway Company (which runs high speed rail).

          Israel: MTI has entered into contract with an Israeli National who is assisting with a
           project titled “Empirical Analysis and Case Studies for Bus Operator Security
           Awareness Project”. This is project is jointly funded by the Department of Homeland
           Security Science and Technology Directorate.



Univ. Toledo:

Global Supply Chain Management/Transportation: Building a Global Network of Scholars and
Educators

Project Description:

The original objectives of the Network of Scholars project funded by The University of Toledo
University Transportation Center (UT-UTC) was to build a coalition of scholars and educators
throughout the world who would meet to identify best practices in global supply chain
management, continue to build a global network of universities to study supply chain
management, and to develop education and training programs. These activities would be
accomplished by faculty and student exchanges, cooperative research projects, and joint
program development.

In the short time since the Network was formed, there have been three conferences to
facilitate meeting these objectives. The first International Symposium and Workshop in Supply
Chains, Intermodal Transportation and Logistics was held on the campus of The University of
Toledo in October 2007; the second in Busan, Korea in May 2008; the third in Coimbatore,
Indian in January 2009. A fourth is scheduled for Madrid, Spain in September 2010.

Each international symposium has shown growth:

                        st                        2nd Symposium -       3rd Symposium - 2009
                       1 Symposium - 2007
                                                        2008                PSG Institute of
                         The University of
                                                   Pusan National            Management
                         Toledo, (Toledo,
                                                 University (Busan,          (Coimbatore,
                              Ohio)
                                                       Korea)                    India)
      # of Papers
    Submitted and               20                       30                       43
      Presented
      Attendees                 80                       100                      200


Research on global supply chain management/transportation efficiency systems is critical to US
competitiveness. With the expansion of international trade, the necessity of bringing together
ideas, approaches and solutions for the transportation that supports this flow of goods is vital
to the United States and its trading partners.

Global supply chain management integrates global information, material and cash flow
processes across all functions including sourcing, operations, return and recycling, and logistics
and planning – for all partners. Supply chain system professionals are the agents of change for
e-business, manufacturing, high-tech, service and consulting companies. Transportation system
analysis and planning stresses the conceptual and quantitative approaches to the analysis of
transportation and related systems. The Network of Scholars project seeks to engage an
international network of research collaboration to identify, analyze, and solve complex
transportation and supply chain problems, and to communicate those solutions to achieve
successful implementation, as well as to develop education and training programs that meet
the needs of transportation, logistics, and supply chain professionals around the world.

The first International Symposium and Workshop on Global Supply Chain, Intermodal
Transportation, and Logistics Management was held October 25-26, 2007 on the campus of the
University of Toledo. Over 80 academics, transportation practitioners and students attended
the event. Scholars came from India, Japan, Korea , China , Taiwan , Malaysia and Spain.

The second symposium was held at Pusan National University, Busan, Korea on May 29-30,
2008 bringing together 100 faculty members, students and transportation professionals from
more than 20 universities from seven different countries. Thirty papers were presented, ten
more than were presented in Toledo during the first conference.

The 3rd International Symposium and Workshop was held at PSG Institute of Management in
Coimbatore, India on January 6-7, 2009 with the attendance reaching 200; 43 papers were
presented. The meeting brought together faculty from more than twenty universities in six
countries : India, Korea, Japan, Sri Lanka, Spain and the USA.

The fourth International Supply Chain Management Symposium and Workshop (IGSCC) will be
held in Madrid, Spain on the campus of the IE Business School on September 23-24, 2010. The
theme of this symposium is “Challenges and Opportunities for Supply Chains in Turbulent
Times.” For further information on the symposium and workshop, see
http://symposiumscm2010.ie.edu/

IE Business School is an international higher education institution based in Madrid offering
Doctoral and Masters degrees. They were ranked number three in Europe and number six
worldwide in International MBA programs by the Financial Times in 2010.

Lead Institutions:
       The University of Toledo, Ohio (USA)
       Pusan National University (Korea)
       PSG Institute of Management (India)
       The University of Tokyo (Japan)
       Waseda University (Japan)
       Kyungpook National University (Korea).

Sponsors:
      US DOT UTC Grant – The University of Toledo
      The University of Toledo College of Business Administration
      Bowling Green State University
      University of Detroit-Mercy
      Great Lakes Maritime Research Institute
      Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority
      Business & International Education Grant (funded by US DOE)
      PSG Institute of Management (India)
      University of Tokyo Manufacturing Management Research Center (Japan)
      Waseda University (Japan)
      Korea Research Foundation (Korea)
      Korea Science and Engineering Foundation (Korea)
      Korean Society of Supply Chain Management (Korea)
      Kyungpook National University (Korea)
      Pusan National University (Korea)
      IE Business School (Spain)
      Institute de Empresa (Spain)


Univ. Idaho:
We have two PIs, Steve Beyerlein and Edwin Odom, who have participated in two international
design projects via the University of Idaho’s CATIA technical elective class (see
http://campus.3ds.com/news/international-concurrent-design/). Our students worked with
two other schools (France and India) on an international design of a formula car in 2008 and
collaborated with a school in Montreal to simulate globally distributed enterprise that made
parts and assemblies for 600 piece Lego model of a snow groomer in 2009.

Univ. Vermont:

Vermont Transportation Research Center
Summary of International Activities
May 2010

The University of Vermont Transportation Research Center (UVM TRC) is located just 40 miles
from the Canadian border and less than 2 hours (by automobile) from Montreal, Quebec.

      This proximity allows us to host Vermont-Quebec Transportation Research roundtables.
       In summer 2010 we will host two brown bag seminars in Vermont. One will feature
       researchers and faculty based at a university in Quebec. The other will focus on the
       modeling efforts of the Province of Quebec. Dr. Brian Lee has led this effort.
      McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario Canada, is a sub-contractor in one of the
       UTC’s signature research projects to further the development of the Network
       Robustness Index.
      We have presented research results at numerous international conferences (most in
       Canada).
      In 2006-2007, the UVM TRC conducted a research project on visualization in planning
       with Quebec-based Parallel Geometry. Non-transportation aspects of this project
       continue.

Univ Mich:

Research Collaborations

A New Approach to Assessing Self-Regulation by Older Drivers: Development and Testing of a
Questionnaire Instrument
The purpose of this study was to improve our understanding of the process of self-regulation by
older drivers and how it related to important driver characteristics including gender, confidence
in driving ability, and functional abilities by: developing a questionnaire instrument for use by
jurisdictions in the US and elsewhere to measure the self-regulatory practices employed by
older drivers; and pilot testing the instrument with a sample of older drivers comprised of
individuals with clinically-determined functional impairments in vision, cognition, or
psychomotor ability, as well as normally functioning older adults recruited from the general
population. This study was intended to extend current thinking in the US and internationally
and to yield findings that would inform the development of practical efforts to enhance the
safety and mobility of older adults around the world. This study involved collaboration with Mr.
Jim Langford of Monash University Accident Research Center in Australia and Dr. Shawn
Marshall of Ottawa University in Canada.
Principal Investigator: David Eby (UMTRI)
Co-Investigators: Lisa Molnar (UMTRI), J. Scott Roberts (U-M Public Health), and Gary Bubar
(AAA Michigan)
International Investigators: Jim Langford (Monash University Accident Research Centre) and
Shawn Marshall (University of Ottawa)


Using Vehicle Instrumentation to Better Understand the Transitioning Process: An
Exploratory Study
Very little is known about the trip-specific driving patterns of older drivers and how these
change over time, particularly as older adults begin to experience declines in functioning that
can affect driving. Dementia represents a unique challenge for driving as it not only affects
cognitive skills critical for driving, but also those skills necessary to benefit from self-regulation
and planning for driving transition. Recent advances in technology make it possible to examine
driving patterns for driver trips, using global positioning system (GPS) technology. This
exploratory study is intended to assess the driving patterns of older drivers using objective
measures of driving, and compare these patterns among older drivers with and without
cognitive impairment. The specific aims are to: (1) develop tools for examining driving patterns
in older drivers using Geographic Information System (GIS) data linked to GPS data that could
be used in large-scale longitudinal studies; (2) use these tools to examine differences between
older drivers with and without cognitive impairment; and (3) use these tools as a first step in
validating a questionnaire on self-regulation of driving pilot-tested in a previous M-CASTL
project. This project benefits from the expertise of two International collaborators: Dr. Michelle
Porter from the University of Manitoba in Canada and Dr. Shawn Marshall from the University
of Ottawa in Canada.
Principal Investigator: David W. Eby (UMTRI)
Co-Investigators: Lisa J. Molnar (UMTRI), Edward D. Rothman and Danielle Gwinn (U-M Center
for Statistical Consultation and Research).
International Investigators: Shawn Marshall (Candrive/University of Ottawa, CA), Michelle
Porter (Candrive/University of Manitoba, CA).


Risk Taking Among Youth: A Literature Review
Risk taking among youth is considered an important factor in both traffic crashes and other
unintentional injuries. The US and Australian team will collaborate to develop a risk profile of
young adults in Western Australia (WA) and place this profile into the overall context of risk
taking among youth with an international context. The research literature from all relevant
disciplines will be analyzed to assess and explain the apparent association between youth and
willful risk-taking in all life areas (e.g., health, recreation and sports). Countermeasures
implemented and evaluated in areas other than road safety will also be identified and assessed
for their relevance to the road safety and other risk factors possibly leading to injury, identified
in regard to WA young people. This project was co-sponsored by M-CASTL and Monash
University Accident Research Centre.
Principal Investigator: David W. Eby (UMTRI).
Co-Investigators: Lisa J. Molnar (UMTRI)
International Investigators: Jim Langford (Monash Accident Research Centre, Australia) and
Peter Palamara (Curtin University of Technology, Australia).


Conference and Workshops

International Symposium on Teen Driver Safety
On August 20, 2009, M-CASTL hosted the International Symposium on Teen Driver Safety in Ann
Arbor, MI. M-CASTL staff worked with Dr. Ray Bingham (a member of the M-CASTL Executive
Committee and an expert in teen driving) to organize and produce the symposium. The
symposium included presenters from five countries and had nearly 100 people in attendance.
The symposium featured addresses from Dr. Ann Dellinger (Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention), Dr. Mary Sheehan (Queensland University of Technology, Australia), and Dr. Rob
Foss (University of North Carolina). The symposium also included three general sessions. One
session focused on individual and social factors related to teen driving, with presentations
from: Dr. Bonnie Halpern-Felsher (University of California, San Francisco); Dr. Donald Fisher
(University of Massachusetts, Amherst); Dr. Ray Bingham (U-M); and Ms. Divera Twisk (SWOV
Institute for Road Safety Research, The Netherlands). A second session was related to risk
factors and teen driving with presentations from: Dr. Teresa Senserrick (University of Sydney,
Australia); Dr. Marie Claude Ouimet (University of Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada); Dr. Tsippy
Lotan (Or Yarok, Ramat Hasaron, Isreal); and Dr. Allan Williams (Allan F. Williams LLC). The final
session was on promising approaches for enhancing teen driver safety and included
presentations from: Dr. Jean Shope (U-M); Dr. Bruce Simons-Morton (National Institute of Child
health and Human Development); Dr. Keli Braitman (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety);
and Dr. Ruth Shults (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). More information on the
symposium can be found at: http://m-castl.org/node/57.

AAA North American License Policies Workshop
One important issue with our aging population involves setting driver license policies that
effectively screen for at-risk drivers while also not penalizing safe drivers or putting undue
burden on licensing agencies. To address this problem, the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety
(AAAFTS) brought together a “cross section of top transportation and health experts from
federal and state governments, the insurance industry, the medical profession, universities, and
advocates for the elderly.” International experts who participated were: Dr. Bonnie Dobbs
(University of Alberta, Canada); Dr. Jamie Dow (Société de l'assurance automobile du Québec,
Canada); Mr. Jim Langford (Monash University Accident Research Centre, Australia); Dr. Michel
Bédard (Lakehead University, Canada); and Mr. C.G.B. "Kit" Mitchell (Retired, British Transport
Research Laboratory, Great Britain). These experts participated in a two-day workshop that
focused on licensing policies for older drivers in North America. The workshop took place in
Washington, DC, and was planned and managed by M-CASTL’s David Eby and Lisa Molnar. The
three objectives of the workshop were to synthesize the present state of knowledge related to
older driver safety, assessment, and interventions; develop a set of recommendations for
stakeholders; and identify the most important knowledge gaps in this area and provide
research recommendations for AAAFTS to pursue to address those gaps. The efforts of the
experts are now available in two documents that can be downloaded from AAAFTS’s website.
The document containing recommendations is available at:
http://www.aaafoundation.org/pdf/LPWorkshopRecommendations.pdf, and the proceedings
of the workshop can be found at:
http://www.aaafoundation.org/pdf/LPWorkshopProceedings.pdf.


Other International Partnerships in Development

M-CASTL is making a concerted effort to develop international partnerships. In 2009, M-CASTL
staff met with representatives of Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC) both in
Australia and in Ann Arbor, MI to discuss collaborations. These meetings contributed to MUARC
researcher, Jim Langford, collaborating with M-CASTL on two research projects. We continue to
discuss several other collaborative opportunities. M-CASTL has been invited to participate in an
exciting research program lead by Candrive, a consortium of the top Canadian researchers who
are interested in older adult safety and mobility. Candrive has sponsorship to conduct a large-
scale, longitudinal study of driving in older adults in seven sites across Canada. Candrive has
invited M-CASTL to participate in this study as the sole US site. With partial sponsorship from
the U-M Office for the Vice President of Research (OVPR), M-CASTL staff met with the Candrive
team and participated in a data collection protocol training session in Ottawa, Canada. We
continue to search for sponsorship so that we can participate fully in the Candrive project. We
have also begun to explore other international collaboration opportunities with visits to the
SWOV Institute for Road Safety Research in the Netherlands and the Universitair Medisch
Centrum Groningen in the Netherlands.


Univ. Mass:

Robin, As a follow up to an email we got from Curt Tompkins a couple of months ago or so
regarding Russian universities's interests in U.S. transportation engineering programs,
we initiated a dialogue via email with the Russian contacts and are waiting to hear back from
them. We have had several Russian students enroll in our grad program and one current Ph.D.
student, Michael Plotnikov would be involved in this initiative. John


Kansas State:

The Dept of Civil Engineering at Kansas State University is participating in a University program
aimed at improving engineering education at Kabul Univ. See following link to our UTC Annual
Rept for a brief description of the program
http://transport.ksu.edu/reports/transportation_report08-09.pdf

While this is not specifically a K-State UTC funded program, one of the UTC faculty is heading-
up the effort. Our UTC has been approached about becoming involved in the program at a later
date.
MID America Transportation Center, U Nebraska:

INDO-US Workshop on Emerging Trends in Intelligent Transportation Systems

1) Who (US participants included):
     o Dr. Laurence R. Rilett, Keith W. Klaasmeyer Chair in Engineering Director, Mid-
         America Transportation Center, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
     o Mr. Joe Peters, Director, Office of Operations Research and Development, USDOT
         Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center
     o Mr. John L. Craig, Director, Nebraska Department of Roads (retired)
     o Dr. Srinivas Peeta, Professor of Civil Engineering, Director, NEXTRANS Center, Purdue
         University
     o Dr. Mark Hickman, Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering and
         Engineering Mechanics, University of Arizona
     o Dr. Darcy Bullock, Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Purdue University
     o Abbas Mohaddes, President and Chief Executive Officer, Iteris, Inc.
     o Dick Reiser, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Werner Enterprises
     o John Lower, Traffic & Transportation Manager, City of Anaheim, CA

2) What: INDO-US Forum on Science and Technology Sponsored Workshop Where: Chennai,
   India
3) When: February 11-13, 2010
4) Why: Workshop to bring together Indian and US experts to share their expertise and
   experience in ITS, both from USA and India. Follow up activities include a follow up
   proposal for US faculty and student to travel and study in India and India-based faculty and
   students to travel and study in India.
Poland – National Science Foundation International Experience for Undergraduate Program:
  1) Who: Principal Investigators are Dr. Andy Nowak (MATC researcher) and Laurence Rilett
     (MATC Director). Students include 4 MATC Research Assistantship holders.
  2) What: Eight undergraduate students with infrastructure and transportation interests
     will travel to Poland for 6 weeks in 2010 to gain international experience in research
     from both public and private sector. This program will also be run in 2011 and 2012.
  3) When & Where:
             May 8, departure from USA
             May 9 arrival in Berlin (Germany), by bus to Szczecin, Poland
             May 9-15, ZUT University, Szczecin
             May 16-22, UTP University, Bydgoszcz, and Gotowski Bridge and Transprotation
             Co,
             May 19-21, International Bridge Conference, Bydgoszcz
             May 23-June 5, Warsaw University of Technology, and PERI Co. (Scaffolding),
             Warsaw
             June 6-19, Cracow University of Technology, Cracow
             June 20 return to USA
  4) Why: Gain important international experience in research programs in central Europe.
                  UNL Brazil International Student Study Abroad Program:
     1) Who: MATC Associate Director: Dr. Elizabeth Jones
     2) What: Faculty Advisor to UNL Brazil International Student Study Abroad Program
     3) Where:
              a. 3 weeks of class in Fortaleza
                       i. ENGR 490 - Global Experiences in Engineering
                      ii. CIVE498: Special Topics - Sustainable & Renewable Infrastructure in
                          Brazil
                     iii. MODL 198 - Brazilian Culture and Portuguese Language

              b. 10 days of travel to Brasilia, Manaus (heart of the Amazon), Rio de Janeiro
                 and Paraty visiting engineering and cultural relevant sites

       4) When: June – July 12, 2010
       5) Why: Provide international experience to UNL undergraduate students. UNL is
          currently in the process of setting up a dual degree program with the Federal
          University of Ceara.


Visiting Faculty Scholar: Dr. Carlos Felipe Loureiro
        6) Who: Dr. Carlos Felipe Grangeiro Loureiro, an Associate Professor at the University
            of Ceara in Fortaleza Brazil
        7) What: Visiting Scholar at UNL/MATC
        8) Where: University of Nebraska Lincoln, MATC
        9) When: August 2007 - March 2008
    10) Why: Increase international ties for faculty and students. UNL is currently setting
        up a dual degree program with the Federal University of Ceara in transportation
        engineering.

                           Visiting Faculty Scholar: Quishi Shi:
   Who: Qizhou Shi, Professor, Tongji University, Shanghai, China
    11) What: Visiting Scholar at UNL/MATC
    12) Where: University of Nebraska Lincoln, MATC
    13) When: September 1, 2009 – May 31, 2010
    14) Why: Increase international ties for faculty and students.

				
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