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Page Title: Staff Contact




Ben.Cottrell@VDOT.Virginia.gov



Research Advisory Committee:
  • Traffic and Safety Research Advisory Committee  -  Executive Secretary   

  • Team Memberships:
  • Safety, Operations, and Traffic Engineering

  • Projects:
  • 107904 - Alternatives to Protected-Only Left-Turn Phasing  -  Co-Principal Investigator   
  • 00115 - Systemic Low Cost Countermeasures for an Unsignalized Intersection Safety Improvement Plan for Virginia  -  Principal Investigator   
  • 104588 - Guidelines for Assessing Guardrail Needs on Two-Lane Rural Roadways in Virginia  -  Co-Principal Investigator   
  • 105843 - Investigation of Truck-Mounted Attenuator Crashes in Work Zones in Virginia  -  Principal Investigator   
  • 105843 - Investigation of Truck-Mounted Attenuator Crashes in Work Zones in Virginia  -  Principal Investigator   
  • 00047 - Development of Work Zone Operational Performance Thresholds for Limited Access Highways in Virginia  -  Co-Principal Investigator   
  • 100982 - Guidelines for Edge and Centerline Markings on 16- to 20-Foot-Wide Roads  -  Co-Principal Investigator   
  • 92722 - Review of VDOT's Traffic-Data Plan for Pavement Design  -  Co-Principal Investigator   
  • 92790 - The Refinement of Drivers' Visibility Needs During Wet-Night Conditions  -  Project Monitor   
  • 92789 - The Assessment of the Durability of Wet-Night Visible Pavement Markings  -  Project Monitor   
  • 85025 - Evaluation of Adding Distance Information to Mainline Specific Service (LOGO) Signs  -  Principal Investigator   
  • 81308 - Evaluation of the Historic Triangle Wayfinding Sign System  -  Principal Investigator   
  • 79267 - Incorporation of Operations in VDOT's Project Development Process  -  Principal Investigator   
  • 73779 - Phases III-VI of Visibility Needs of Motorists under Wet Night Conditions  -  Principal Investigator   
  • 78779 - Evaluation of the AutoFlagger in Virginia  -  Principal Investigator   
  • 57286 - Guidelines for Developing Transportation Management Plans for Construction Projects  -  Principal Investigator   
  • 64135 - Visibility Needs of Motorists During Wet Night Conditions  -  Principal Investigator   

  • Publications:
  • 99-R20 - Assessment of Advanced Warning Signs for Flagging Operations
  • 97-R10 - Evaluation of Urethane and Carbide-tipped Blades on Wheel-supported Snow Plows
  • 96-R33 - Evaluation of Pavement Markings for Improved Visibility During Wet Night Conditions
  • 96-R3 - Investigation of the Impact of Snow Removal Activities on Pavement Markings in Virginia
  • 96-R17 - Using All-way Stop Control for Residential Traffic Management
  • 95-TAR5 - Evaluation of the Use of Strobe Lights in the Red Lens of Traffic Signals
  • 95-R5 - Guidelines for the Use of No U-turn and No Left-turn Signs
  • 94-R22 - Evaluation of a Video Image Detection System
  • 94-R10 - Evaluation of a Movable Concrete Barrier System
  • 93-R2 - The Avoidance of Weigh Stations in Virginia by Overweight Trucks
  • 93-R1 - Evaluation of the International Barrier Corporation's Mark VII Median Barrier
  • 92-R8 - Evaluation of Weigh-in-Motion Systems
  • 92-R17 - Using the Traffic Monitoring Guide to Develop a Truck Weight Sampling Procedure for Use in Virginia: Final Report
  • 90-TAR7 - Review of Paved Shoulders
  • 90-TAR3 - An Operating Guide for the Control of Residential Cut-through Traffic
  • 89-TTR1 - Traffic Management Teams: A Description and Action Plan for Virginia
  • 89-R24 - Temporary Asphalt Medians for Two-lane, Two-way Operation
  • 88-R27 - Evaluation of Site Plan Review Procedures
  • 87-R25 - Evaluation of a Procedure for Reducing Vehicle-Tree Accidents
  • 87-R23 - Evaluation of Wide Edgelines on Two-lane Rural Roads
  • 87-R17 - Field Evaluation of Highway Safety Hardware Maintenance Guidelines
  • 86-R23 - Transit Operator Absenteeism
  • 85-R4 - Innovative Routing and Scheduling Concepts for Transit Systems
  • 85-R37 - Evaluation of Wide Edgelines on Two-lane Rural Roads
  • 85-R19 - Guidelines for Exclusive/Permissive Left-turn Signal Phasing
  • 85-R10 - Benefits and Safety Impact of Night Work-Zone Activities
  • 83-R21 - Evaluation of Channelizing Devices for Work Zones: Type II Barricades and Chevron Panels
  • 83-R18 - Guidelines for Selecting Matching Techniques for Ride Sharing
  • 82-R46 - Guidelines for the Design and Placement of Curb Ramps
  • 82-R22 - Comparative Analysis of Reflective Sheeting
  • 81-R45 - The Development of Criteria for the Treatment of Right Turn Movements on Rural Roads
  • 80-R32 - Evaluation of Chevron Patterns for Use on Traffic Control Devices in Street and Highway Work Zones
  • 16-R7 - Investigation of Truck Mounted Attenuator (TMA) Crashes in Work Zones in Virginia
  • 16-R5 - A Benefit-Cost Analysis Tool for Assessing Guardrail Needs for Two-Lane Rural Roads in Virginia
  • 14-R6 - Considerations for the Development of Work Zone Mobility Performance Measures and Thresholds for Virginia Freeways
  • 14-R3 - Investigation of the Safety Effects of Edge and Centerline Markings on Narrow, Low-Volume Roads
  • 12-R4 - Review of the Virginia Department of Transportation’s Truck Weight Data Plan for the Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide
  • 09-R23 - Evaluation of Retroreflective Material on Stop Sign Posts in Virginia
  • 09-R17 - Evaluation of Adding Distance Information to Mainline Specific Service (Logo) Signs
  • 09-R12 - Evaluation of the Historic Triangle Wayfinding Sign System
  • 07-R24 - Review of Operations in the Virginia Department of Transportation's Project Development Process
  • 07-R16 - Visibility of Steel Plates Used in Connection with Highway Repairs
  • 07-R12 - Evaluation of the AutoFlagger in Virginia
  • 07-CR7 - Pavement Marking Visibility Requirements During Wet Night Conditions
  • 05-R33 - Guidelines for Developing Transportation Management Plans in Virginia
  • 05-R30 - Guidelines for Using Centerline Rumble Strips in Virginia
  • 04-R3 - A Traffic Data Plan for Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Designs (2002 Pavement Design Guide)
  • 03-TAR6 - Evaluation of Deer Warning Reflectors in Virginia
  • 02-R15 - Evaluation of the Virginia Department of Transportation's Residential Traffic Calming Guide
  • 01-R9 - Determining the Effectiveness of Pavement Marking Materials
  • 00-R8 - Improving Night Work Zone Traffic Control
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