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476660-00003-3 Report Abstract

Compendium of Student Papers: 2010 Undergraduate Transportation Engineering Fellows Program

H. Gene Hawkins, editor, Texas A&M University, June 2011, 254 pp. (476660-00003-3)

This report is a compilation of research papers written by students participating in the 2010 Undergraduate Transportation Scholars Program. The 10-week summer program, now in its 20th 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) estimating carriers/truckers value of time due to congestion; 2) evaluating retroreflectivity measurement techniques for profiled and rumble stripe pavement markings; 3) analyzing retroreflectivity and color degradation in sign sheeting; 4) evaluating the effectiveness of LED enhanced stop paddles for school crossing guard use; 5) incorporating freight value into the Urban Mobility Report; 6) evaluating ASTM Standard Test Method E2177, retroreflectivity of pavement markings in a condition of wetness; 7) calibrating pavement performance prediction models; and 8) evaluating the effects of concrete curing compounds on hydration.
Keywords: Value of Time, Freight, Trucking, Retroreflectivity, Visibility, Pavement Markings, Traffic Signs, Schools, Pavement Management, Concrete, Hydration

ENTIRE REPORT (Adobe Acrobat File – 4.3 MB)