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Three men stand in a group photo with a highway behind them.

June 28, 2013

Novel intersection treatment scrutinized

In an effort to increase motorist safety and traffic-flow efficiency, the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) has implemented some novel intersection treatments on the state’s roadways. Two of these designs have been selected for implementation on roadways in or near Columbia.

Three men stand in front of a lit traffic signal indoors.

June 24, 2013

Presentation shows benefits of controlled merging through ramp metering

Ramp meters are one way traffic engineers can control the flow of merging traffic from entrance ramps on highways. Assistant Professor Praveen Edara recently presented the results from his research on temporary ramp meters.

A man stands next to a poster hung on the wall.

June 19, 2013

First place poster tests ITS effectiveness

A civil engineering graduate student’s first place poster examined the effectiveness of using intelligent transportation systems in work zones along interstates in the St. Louis area.