VDOT Local Programs Workshop: Network for Success

Join local government, VDOT and private sector staff for this two-day local programs workshop - it's packed with information for the delivery of local transportation programs and offers plenty of networking opportunities with colleagues and peers.

Preserving Coastal Infrastructure through the Design and Implementation of Image-Based Structural Health Monitoring (iSHM)

To assess infrastructure for maintenance and repair, structural health monitoring (SHM) is an assessment strategy undertaken to determine the location, severity, and progression of damage. SHM is actually not used frequently and is primarily deployed on high-profile structural systems. Devin Harris, PhD, Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University […]

Combatting Congestion: Strategies to Reduce Emissions, Address Safety and Improve Driver Morale

The willingness of governments and transportation agencies to undertake complex and expensive infrastructure projects is indicative of the congestion ‘crisis’ experienced by millions and the policy dilemmas faced by public funders trying to address the issue. Beyond incurring tremendous expenses to build wider highways, new tunnels and bridges, and extensive mass transit systems, are there […]

Leveraging Connected Vehicles to Enhance Traffic Responsive Traffic Signal Control

With growing use of Connected Vehicles (CV) (vehicles typically equipped with communication technologies such as GPS to communicate with the driver, other cars and roadside infrastructure), researchers at Old Dominion University, Virginia Tech and Marshall University are exploring optimization of current adaptive signal control technology to estimate queue length and develop enhanced signal coordination through […]