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Methods for Evaluation of the Remaining Shear Capacity in Steel Bridge Beams With Section Losses Attributable to Corrosion Damage
Steel bridges commonly have corrosion at beam ends because of leaking joints, which provide a pat...
Implementation of Unmanned Aerial System-Based (UAS) Digital Photogrammetry for Design, Risk Analysis, and Hazard Mitigation of Rock Slopes
This study examined whether the deployment of unmanned aerial vehicles, using photogrammetry and...
Cost of Congestion Due to Incidents on Freeways
When alternative incident management strategies areevaluated, there is often a need to convert re...
What Is an Effective Way to Measure Arterial Demand When It Exceeds Capacity?
This project focused on developing and evaluating methods for estimating demand volume for oversa...
Development of a Bat Guano and Acoustic Sampling Testing Protocol to Identify Species Occupying Virginia Department of Transportation Bridges
Over half of Virginia’s extant bat species, including six imperiled bat species, have been docume...
Development of Guidelines for Establishing Shared-Use Park and Ride Lots
Due primarily to the expense associated with constructing new park and ride facilities, the Virgi...
Development of Guidelines for Collecting Transit Ridership Data
Transit ridership is acritical determinant for many transit applications such as operation optimi...
Developing an Implementation Strategy for Virginia Department of Transportation Pavement Rehabilitation Design Using Mechanistic-Empirical Concepts
The Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide (MEPDG) was developed with an objective to provid...
Evaluation of a Transit Bus Collision Avoidance Warning System in Virginia
Although professional bus operators receive extensive safety training, even a safe operator can b...
Identification of Locations and Causes of Unreliable Travel Times on Virginia Freeways
Travel time unreliability on roadway networks and its mitigation continue to be increasingly stro...
Continued Monitoring of the Varina-Enon Bridge: Estimation of Effective Prestress
Prestress loss due to creep, shrinkage, and relaxation can cause serviceability issues, and in th...
Feasibility of Adapting VisionEval for Scenario Planning
Transportation investment decisions require consideration of uncontrolled events (e.g., changes i...
Developing a Plan for Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for Traffic Operations Applications in Virginia
State departments of transportation are utilizing unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in a variety of...