UFTI e-Newsletter – July 2015

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Professor & Dean Dr. Chris Silver Focuses on Megacity Development
Dr. Chris Silver, Dean and Professor of Urban & Regional Planning in the College of Design, Construction and Planning, offers an extensive planning perspective on urbanization, sustainability, international development planning, and addresses effective mobility, particularly focusing on the various ways that transportation influences the urban development process in the international megacity. [Read more]


UFTI Experience Benefits Alumnus Dr. Jing Li 
Dr. Jing Li, is a 2013 UFTI graduate. She is working as an  Assistant Research Scientist at Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI), and favorably reflects on time spent at UFTI, where she gained and accomplished much beyond obtaining graduate degrees. [Read more]

Stephen Spana Interns at UFTI 
Stephen Spana, a senior Civil Engineering major at UF, has spent his summer as a transportation intern working on a project that could help ride-sourcing vehicles, such as Uber, and waiting customers meet up more quickly. [Read more]

Technology Transfer

McTrans Upcoming Webinar Series on HCM 2010 Major Updates
McTrans will present a webinar series on the Major Updates of the Highway Capacity Manual (HCM 2010) several times throughout fall 2015 and into the next year. In addition to over viewing the Major Updates, webinar presentations will cover technical information. [Read more]

UFTI’s T2 Center Assists Local Agencies to Maintain Traffic Signs
Traffic signs provide important information to drivers both day and night, and to be effective, their visibility must be maintained. Language in the Manual for Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) describes assessment and management methods for agencies to maintain traffic sign retroreflectivity at or above the minimum levels. [Read more]


Sad News
Our deepest sympathy goes out to Dr. Kumares Sinha and his family on the passing of his wife, Anne K. Sinha, on Wednesday, July 14, 2015 at Indiana University Health Arnett Hospital in Lafayette, Indiana.  Dr. Sinha is a professor of civil engineering at Purdue University, and he is a friend and member of the UFTI’s External Advisory Board. For the complete obituary [Read more].

UFTI’s T2 Director Steps Down; New Search Soon to be Announced  
Mr. Chris LeDew has stepped down as director of T2 as of July 3, 2015, as he accepted another position in Jacksonville, to be closer to his family. A big “Thank you” to Chris for his contributions in reorganizing and streamlining the T2 center operations during his tenure, making it even more agile and competitive. UFTI will soon be announcing the search for a new director. [Read more]