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Research Projects

WVDOT Workforce Study

Project: # 213928         Primary Investigator: Diana Long

The focus of this project is a collection and analysis of data concerning the current and projected demographics of the workforce.

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Evaluation of the Percent of Overloaded Vehicles Receiving Proper Permits

Project: # 213262         Primary Investigator: Andrew Nichols

This project will determine the number and types of overweight permits that are issued as compared to the number of overweight trucks that are measured with the existing weigh-in-motion sensors.

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Evaluation of Deer-Vehicle Collision Rates in WV and a Review of Available Mitigation Techniques

Project: # 213275         Primary Investigator: Andrew Nichols

This exploratory project is an analysis of data to quantify the deer-vehicle collisions in WV and the characteristics associated with those collisions; in order to identify locations with high frequency of deer-vehicle collisions and to recommend mitigation strategies.

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Consolidation Study for Motor Carrier Services

Project: # 213120         Primary Investigator: Kent Sowards

This project will look at examining and facilitating the consolidation of motor carrier services and the enforcement of laws which assist the final implementation of functions by the state in order to achieve Core Commercial Vehicle Information Systems and Networks compliance.

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An Analysis of Truck Size and Weight

Project: # 213287         Primary Investigator: Kent Sowards

This project is focused on evaluating the safety, infrastructure, economic and fiscal consequences of allowing increases in truck size and weight.

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West Virginia Department of Commerce Enterprise GIS Data Portal

Project: # 213041         Primary Investigator: Sinaya Dayan

This project focused on the development and implementation of broad access capabilities with GIS tools and data for organizations.

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Future of Transit in WV

Project: # 213067         Primary Investigator: Diana Long

This project conducted research on the future of transit and the impacts on economic development in West Virginia.

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CSX Rail Trestle Conversion to ATV Trail for Hatfield McCoy

Project: # 213010         Primary Investigator: Amanda Payne

This project will develop a safe place for ATV recreational activities as well as a viable transportation corridor in and out of the town of Man, WV.

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Marketplace strategy for the Prichard Intermodal Terminal

Project: # 212188         Primary Investigator: Patrick Donovan

This project will develop a strategic plan for development and marketing for the Prichard Intermodal Terminal.

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Investigation of Multimodal Surface Transportation Infrastructure Asset Interactions Using Acoustic Emissions and Other Nondestructive Testing Technology Tools

Project: # 412100         Primary Investigator: Eric Sheppard

This project will utilize non-destructive testing technology of acoustic emission to address fundamental issues of maintenance of highway bridges affected by multimodal transportation interactions.

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Integrated Freight Network Model

Project: # 312105         Primary Investigator: Ted Grossardt

This project is designed to develop and construct a coherent GIS model of highway, rail and waterway freight networks in the Ohio River Valley.

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Inland Waterways Education and Workforce Development Study

Project: # 312104         Primary Investigator: Ted Grossardt

This project built a summary of inland waterway workforce training and education programs and was paired with a similar analysis of the current and projected demand for various types and classes of knowledge and skills.

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Inland Waterways Economic Impact Study

Project: # 312103         Primary Investigator: Ted Grossardt

This project will prototype economic impact analyses for intermodal transportation in a portion of the Ohio River Basin (ORB) including Kentucky, West Virginia and other cooperating states.

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Port Sustainability Audit

Project: # 312102         Primary Investigator: Doug Kreis

This project will develop a template that can be used by public ports to analyze long term activities related to port sustainability.

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Inland Waterway Operational Analysis Model

Project: # 312101         Primary Investigator: Doug Kreis

This project will develop an Inland Waterway Operational Analysis Model that will allow for better understanding of the ramifications that changes to operational characteristics may have on the river system.

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Inland Waterway Shipment Management System

Project: # 312100         Primary Investigator: Doug Kreis

This project will develop a real-time tracking system that will provide stakeholders of inland waterways information to help them better utilize the inland waterway network.

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Weathering Steel Sign Structures Condition Assessment - Phase I

Project: # 212146         Primary Investigator: Wael Zatar

This project will develop a system that will assist the West Virginia Department of Highways in their efforts to manage the weathering steel sign structures inventory within the state.

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eCDL Integration with Commercial Skills Test Information Management System (CSTIMS)

Project: # 212143         Primary Investigator: Chandra Inglis-Smith

This project will develop a fully integrated anti-fraud solution for the CDL process that links the eCDL system with the commercial skills test information management system (CSTIMS).

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