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Civil and Environmental Engineering MS Thesis Defense: Travis Glick
Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 2:30pm

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is pleased to announce Travis Glick's MS Thesis Defense: "Before-and-after studies of transit corridors using high-resolution archived transit data." 

Date: Thursday, August 10, 2017
Time: 2:30pm
Location: Engineering Building 315
Adviser: Dr. Miguel Figliozzi

A new approach to quantify changes in roadway segments over a given time period using high-resolution archived GPS data. It is applied to determine the congestion impact caused by the implementation of road diets and indicates that congestion remains near constant in the two case studies before and after the change.

Additionally, the approach is used to evaluate the impact of the Tilikum Bridge for a congested transit line. Results were mixed. The new bridge reduced congestion and lowered travel variability but also resulted in increased travel times.