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Joel Leisch - "Application of Human Factors in the Design and Operation of Freeways"

The Georgia Transportation Institute welcomes Joel Leisch to speak at the Fall 2019 Transportation Speaker series.  He has engaged in transportation and traffic engineering with an emphasis on conceptual planning, functional design, geometric design, and traffic operational studies for urban freeway corridors and other high type urban facilities for more than 50 years.  He has been responsible for the planning and design studies of more than 2,000 miles (3,000km) of freeways, toll facilities, and arterials including more than 900 interchanges and 2,000 intersections and roundabout

David Jared Retirement Farewell Reception

David Jared, Assistant Office Head, Office of Performance-based Management and Research (OPMR), will be retiring from GDOT with 25 years of service, effective October 1, 2019. David manages GDOT’s research and development program, one of the largest among state DOT’s in the U.S. He plans to work for the Transportation Research Board (TRB) in Washington D.C., a part of the National Academy of Sciences.

Developing Effective GDOT Research Need Statements

On August 20th 2019, David Jared, Assistant Office Head Research Section Chief of the Office of Performance-based Management and Research, held a webinar “Developing Effective GDOT Research Need Statements”.

David discussed the significance and composition of the Research Need Statement. He reviewed the submission and approval processes and timelines. There were also tips and suggestions to optimize RNS submittals.

Georgia Department of Transportation Request for Research Needs Statements (RNS)

The 2020 Georgia Department of Transportation call for Research Needs Statements RNS submission portal will open August 17th, 2020, and will remain open through September 25th, 2020 at 5:00 PM EST*.

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