STRIDE e-Newsletter
Fall 2015
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2016 UTC Conference for the Southeastern Region to be Hosted by the University of Tennessee, March 30th & April 1st, 2016

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UFTI Reception @ 95th TRB 
You're Invited! UFTI to Host Reception at the 95th Annual Meeting of TRB, Washington, D.C.
The UFTI is hosting a reception during the 95th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) at Baby Wale restaurant on Monday, January 11, 2016, from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. The reception will feature the STRIDE Student Poster Showcase and Competition. [Read more]
UF & NCSU Researchers Develop Calculation Tool & Educational Module to Support School Siting Decisions
School location is important. The distance between home and school is one of the reasons children may choose to walk, bike, take the bus or be driven to school. Yet school location may also impact another important factor, school transportation costs, which could have a big impact on how funds are spent for educational activities. [Read more]
Final Report Spotlight: Comparative Analysis of Dynamic Pricing Strategies for Managed Lanes
The necessity of express lanes has been widely accepted by users who spend a great deal of time on congested highways every day. It might seem that high-occupancy toll (HOT) lanes or express toll lanes (ETL) are beneficial only to their users, but they actually also benefit general purpose (GP) lanes users if a toll is set properly. 
STRIDE Internship Final Presentations 
Students participating in the STRIDE Center's Transportation Research Internship Program (TRIP) concluded the program on Friday, July 31, 2015 with live, online presentations related to their individualized summer projects. [Read more]
Student Spotlight: Aditi Misra, Ph.D. Student at GaTech                   
State of the art research and resources abound in the United States and that motivated Aditi Misra to relocate to this country for her research. Growing up in India in the 1990s, Misra witnessed a sudden boom of infrastructure, stirring-up excitement for engineering at a young age. After finishing her bachelor's degree in Civil engineering at Jadavpur University, Misra worked with a consulting firm in India on geotechnical projects. She could see that all these projects used a lot of materials - cement, concrete, wood and steel and of course... [Read more] 
Technology Transfer
Statewide Training of SafetyAnalyst in Florida
A one-hour session on Engineering Statistics 101 for Safety was held during the 2015 Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Design Training Expo on June 11th at the Buena Vista Palace Hotel in Orlando, Fla. Sponsored by the STRIDE Center, and organized by Mr. Joseph Santos, P.E. of the FDOT State Safety Office, this one-hour session provided the background on the traditional and new...[Read more]
Managed Lanes on Arterials Workshops 
The STRIDE Center funded two workshops on managed lanes held on October 19th and 20th that were based on results from a Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) study titled Deployment Strategies of Managed Lanes on Arterials (BDV32-977-01). The workshops were held at the FDOT District 6 auditorium in Miami and at the Mike Rippe Auditorium in Bartow, Fla. [Read more]
2016 UTC Conference for the Southeastern Region to be Hosted by the University of Tennessee

The conference will be held March 31st and April 1st, 2016 at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. This yearly conference brings together faculty, students, practitioners and public agencies in the southeast to showcase the latest in research, education and technology transfer activities. For more information, visit the conference website.

STRIDE-Funded Research Presented at Florida i3 Transportation Showcase 
STRIDE-funded research projects were featured as part of the Technical Presentation Program at the Florida i3 Transportation Showcase that was held May 26th through May 29th, 2015 at the Omni Orlando Resort at Champions Gate.  The session titled  "Active Traffic Management" showcased research conducted through STRIDE. [Read more]
STRIDE Co-sponsors Conference on  Enhancing Driving
When you think of driving, what field of study do you think it falls into? You may be surprised that it's actually a trick question.
There are so many (literal) moving parts involved with driving, from how the driver learns, to their age and health - to the car itself. And all of that was reflected at the Enhancing Driving Conference... [Read more]

Faculty & Student Awards
Congratulations to STRIDE Faculty & Students! 

Visit the link below to find out who received awards this semester. [See awards]
News from ITE & WTS Student Chapters

ITE and WTS student chapters across the STRIDE universities at GaTech, UAB, FIU, NCSU and UF were bustling with activity this Fall 2015. Check out what these student organizations were up to in this summary of activities.

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News from STRIDE Affiliates
  • FIU Creates K-12 Activity Booklet
  • MSU Recent Webinars
  • MSU's Citizens Institute on Rural Design
Southeastern Transportation, Research, Innovation, Development & Education Center
University of Florida 
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P.O. Box 116580 
Gainesville, FL 32611-6580 
Phone:  352.294.7803