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476660-00003-1 Report Abstract

Compendium of Student Papers: 2008 Undergraduate Transportation Engineering Fellows Program

H. Gene Hawkins, editor, Texas A&M University, August 2008, 193 pp. (476660-00003-1)

This report is a compilation of research papers written by students participating in the 2008 Undergraduate Transportation Engineering Fellows Program.  The ten-week summer program, now in its eighteenth 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) selecting warning signs using decision theory and systems engineering concepts; 2) estimating corridor travel time from arterial traffic volume; 3) evaluating the effectiveness of life cycle variables in travel demand modeling;  4) estimating cross median crashes on horizontal curves; and 5) driver workload and visual studies.
Keywords: Warning Signs; Decision Theory and Systems Engineering Concepts; Corridor Travel Time; Traffic Volume; Life Cycle Variables; Travel Demand Modeling; Cross Median Crashes; Horizontal Curves; Driver Workload; Visual Studies

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