Transportation

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Engineering team evaluates evacuation in event of earthquake near St. Louis

While minor earthquakes along the New Madrid Fault occur regularly without incident, there’s a small chance another large quake could rattle Missouri and surrounding states. That’s why Mizzou Engineering has teamed up with the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) to begin to understand how residents in St. Louis could best evacuate the area. Praveen Edara,…

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ZouSim uses simulated environment to study driver behavior

Erika Zhou is “driving” 50 in a 60-mile-per-hour zone. When she approaches road work, her speed drops to about 15 below the posted limit. A few days later, Stuart…

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Engineering team proposes new mass transit model during pandemics

A Mizzou Engineering team has devised a model that could help reduce the risk of exposure to viruses such as COVID while still operating public transportation.

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Civil engineering team takes best poster award at TRB annual meeting

A Mizzou civil engineering team took a best paper award at the Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting in January.

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Buttlar gives keynote at International Data Science for Pavements Symposium

A civil engineering professor gave the keynote address around using big data to inform transportation decisions.

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Mizzou Engineer studies motorist behavior around truck platoons

Professor Carlos Sun recently led a study investigating how motorists behave when faced with a truck platoon in work zones.

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Buttlar furthers work to add plastic wastes to asphalt mixtures

Mizzou Engineering’s Bill Buttlar and partners from Dow are looking at ways to incorporate plastic waste streams into asphalt mixtures.

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Fulbright Award paves way for study of construction practices in India

A Mizzou Engineer has received a Fulbright award to study ways to improve construction practices in India — work that could impact the country’s economy.

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Inspired at Mizzou, alumna now on faculty at Tongji University

Zhang is an assistant professor at Tongji University, one of the most prestigious institutions of higher education in China.

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Civil Engineering alumnus joins faculty of Indian Institute of Technology

Equipped with a PhD in transportation engineering and inspired by teaching and research in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Nipjyoti Bharadwaj has joined the faculty at a prestigious university in India.