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Fall 2019 Georgia Department of Transportation Request for Research Needs Statements (RNS)

The 2019 Georgia Department of Transportation call for Research Needs Statements RNS submission portal will open August 15th, 2019 and will remain open through September 20th, 2019.

Seeking Consultants for New 2019 NCHRP Synthesis Projects: Letters of Interest Due August 27, 2019

National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) has issued an invitation for letters of interest from those wishing to be considered as a consultant for one or more of the 19 new NCHRP synthesis topics. Letters of Interest must be submitted through the Letters of Interest Web Portal by August 27, 2019.

New Location for Research Section of GDOT’s Office of Performance-based Management and Research (OPMR)

Effective August 9, the Research Section of GDOT’s Office of Performance-based Management and Research (OPMR) will move to One Georgia Center in downtown Atlanta.

Carrie Sauer - "Safe Mobility: Studying Visual Experience to Inform Infrastructure Design"

Georgia Transportation Institute welcomed the Director of University of Pennsylvania School of Design’s Center for Safe Mobility Carrie Sauer to speak as part of the Transportation Speaker Series. Streets are designed for vehicle efficiency. Engineers reference vehicle-based codes, use detailed models to optimize traffic flow, and conduct simulations before implementing design. A constraint, rather than a design variable, is pedestrian and cyclist safety, as designers currently lack the ability to quantify and test safety prior to construction.

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