Curb Ramp Design

Curb Ramp Design – KMJ presented on the importance of curb ramps and discussed various design considerations with students at Drexel University. Curb ramps help grant mobility to those with disabilities, allowing them easier access to their communities. As civil engineers it is our duty to design with the best interest of the public in mind. Read More

The Connected & Automated Revolution

The Connect & Automated Revolution – This presentation introduces the connected and autonomous vehicle landscape to junior and senior civil engineering students at Drexel University exploring the technology for the first time. It also provides potential real-world challenges that will arise with new and disruptive technologies on urban streets, including changes to vehicle ownership, curbside management, and transportation mode shifting. Read More

Data Collection – A Road Map

KMJ considered traditional and emerging technology data collection methodologies. The applicability of different types of data sources to different study types is summarized. This was presented on 9/20/2013 at the 2013 Mid-Atlantic Section of ITE Annual Meeting. Read More

Using Bluetooth™ To Measure Travel Time Along Arterial Corridors
A Comparative Analysis

In conjunction with the City of Philadelphia Department of Streets’ Traffic Signal Retiming project, KMJ compared the efficiency and viability of two different methods to collect travel time data on a signalized arterial corridor. The analysis and conclusions are presented in this document… Read more

Bluetooth Travel Time Technology Evaluation Using the BlueTOAD™

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) hosted and participated in an independent study to evaluate the functionality of an alternative technology for collecting travel time information. Bluetooth, a fast-growing technology in wireless communications has recently begun to be applied to the fields of traffic monitoring and management. TrafficCast International (TCI) has utilized Bluetooth technology to develop their BlueTOAD™ (Travel-time Origination and Destination) device. TrafficCast initiated the study and provided data gathered by their installed BlueTOAD™ devices to PennDOT and its consultants. Read more

ATIS Users Needs in the I-95 Northeast Corridor

The I-95 Corridor Coalition, Comprised of 28 transportation agencies and state and local DOT’s and supported by a number of federal and quasi-public organizations, has embarked upon an aggressive program to study and implement ITS services along this priority corridor from Maine to Virginia. A key element to the success of this effort is that the travel information needs and desires of the I-95 Travelers are satisfied.

A comprehensive multi modal study was initiated by the I-95 Corridor Coalition to assess the advanced traveler information system (ATIS) needs of I-95 corridor users, and to determine the market potential for such information. Read More

An Evaluation of Philadelphia’s Satellite Communications Demonstration Project – the Mobile Platform

The Philadelphia Satellite Communication Demonstration Project is a federally funded demonstration project to evaluate the effectiveness of using very small aperture terminal (VSAT) Ku-band satellite communications for traffic and incident management. The project was melded into PennDOT’s traffic incident and management system (TIMS) program to facilitate a comparison of this technology to other communications media. The evaluation team for this nationally significant project is comprised of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), Urban Engineers, Inc. (Urban) – the prime consultant – and Transcore. Read More

Evaluation of Wide Area Detection Systems

This study evaluates the state-of-the-art technology of wide-area detection systems (WADS). WADS is a fast developing technology and its continuous evaluation and review is essential for the intelligent transportation systems (ITS) programs and research. The study investigates the capabilities, accuracy, costs, limitations, and potentials of WADS in comparison to competing traffic detection technologies. It also investigates WADS rural applications. Read More

Using Bluetooth to Determine Travel Times

Presented 4/29/2010 at the ITE Mid-Colonial District Annual Meeting