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Evaluation of Iowa’s 70 mph Speed Limit – 2.5 Year Update
On July 1, 2005, the State of Iowa implemented a 70 mile per hour (mph) speed limit on most rural Interstates. This document reports on a study of the safety effect of this change. Changes in speeds,Expand
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Safety Impacts of “Road Diets” in Iowa
The term "road diet" usually refers to converting a road from four lanes to three lanes, with one through lane in each direction and a two-way continuous left-turn lane. In Iowa, 15 of theseExpand
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Analyzing Crash Risk Using Automatic Traffic Recorder Speed Data
In this paper, an evaluation is made of the relationship between crashes and various parameters of speed distributions as measured utilizing automatic traffic recorders (ATR) on highways in Iowa.Expand
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Rural Expressway Intersection Design Guidance
A rural expressway is a high-speed, multilane, divided highway with partial access control with both at-grade intersections and grade-separated interchanges. Many state transportation agencies areExpand
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Pilot Programs for Veterans Transition to Engineering Fields
Veterans, through their active service, frequently receive training in highly skilled technical areas. However, they may lack a theoretical background in underlying engineering principles. They alsoExpand
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Developing a Curriculum for Marine Mechatronics Technicians
A growing trend within the U.S. Navy is to streamline operations by deploying ships with less sailors, who are more highly skilled technicians that are trained to do a wide array of jobs. ModernExpand
Dissemination of microprocessor courses through classroom and interactive cyber-enabled technologies
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This report covers a research effort that is aimed to train 120 teachers to instruct courses using microcontroller technologies and related hands-on laboratory experimentation using distance learning methods. Expand
Competencies Related to Marine Mechatronics Education
With the needs of the military changing in recent years, the U.S. Navy has been required to spend more time out to sea. Longer deployments limit the ability for the Navy to perform ship maintenanceExpand
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A Collaborated Process with a Wireless Autonomous Vehicle at its Center
Thomas Stout is an associate professor of Electromechanical Controls Technology at Tidewater Community College in Chesapeake, Virginia. He has worked in industrial maintenance, mechatronics andExpand
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