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473700-00003-11 Report Abstract

Compendium of Student Papers: 2006 Undergraduate Transportation Engineering Fellows Program

H. Gene Hawkins, editor, Texas A&M University, August 2006, 145 pp. (473700-00003-11)

This report is a compilation of research papers written by students participating in the 2006 Undergraduate Transportation Engineering Fellows Program.  The ten-week summer program, now in its sixteenth year, provides undergraduate students in Civil Engineering the opportunity to learn about transportation engineering through participating in sponsored transportation research projects.  The program design allows students to interact directly with a Texas A&M University faculty member or Texas Transportation Institute researcher in developing a research proposal, conducting valid research, and documenting the research results through oral presentations and research papers.

The papers in this compendium report on the following topics, respectively: 1) identification of positive guidance deficiencies in urban interchange work zones; 2) driver comprehension of diagrammatic advanced guide signs and their alternatives; 3) performance evaluation of traffic responsive signal control; 4) internal trip capture estimation for mixed-use developments; 5) creating a process to identify a traffic fingerprint and correct altered data; and 6) evaluation of tripcal5 trip generation default models.

Keywords: Work Zones, Positive Guidance Deficiencies, Driver Comprehension, Guide Signs, Signal Control, Trip Capture, Traffic, Data, Tripcal5

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