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Safety and Operations Group

WTI's Safety and Operations program finds sustainable solutions for improving rural highway safety and operations in key areas including human factors in driving accidents on rural highways and integration of rural ITS. The federal lands ongoing projects include:
  1. Explore ITS Technologies for Work Zones and Work Zone Impact Areas
The federal lands projects completed by this group include:
  1. Tribal Transportation and Safety Needs Project
  2. Yosemite National Park Vehicle Management System Project
  3. Greater Yellowstone Rural Intelligent Transportation Systems Corridor, Phase One
  4. Greater Yellowstone Rural Intelligent Transportation Systems Corridor, Phase Two
  5. National Park Service Sustainable Transportation
  6. Blackfeet Automated Accident Reporting System
  7. Transportation Toolkit for federal lands Managers
  8. Assessing Needs and Identifying Opportunities for ITS Applications in California National Parks
  9. ITS Applications in Golden Gate National Recreation Area
  10. Greater Yellowstone Regional Traveler and Weather Information System
  11. Glacier National Park Going-to-the-Sun Road Mitigation Outreach Facilitation
  12. Grand Canyon National Park Variable Message Sign
  13. Safety Evaluation of the Gateway Monument Demonstration
  14. FWS Traffic Monitoring Assessment and Demo

Mobility and Public Transportation

WTI’s Mobility and Public Transportation program provides a comprehensive approach to the issues facing rural transit agencies. We focus on offering research, outreach and education/training for concerns such as rural public transportation and rural mobility. We also facilitate rural transportation coordination among stakeholders. The federal lands ongoing projects include:
  1. National Technical Assistance Center for Parks and Public Lands, Year 3
The federal lands projects completed by this group include:
  1. Fort Peck Development of Coordinated Transportation System
  2. Transportation Toolkit for Federal Land Managers: Phase II
  3. Promoting the Use of Bicycles on federal lands
  4. Public Transportation Business Development Plan for Grand Teton National Park
  5. Greater Yellowstone Regional Traveler & Weather Information Systems, US89
  6. National Technical Assistance Center for Parks and Public Lands
  7. Bike Sharing Programs on Federal Lands
  8. Mendenhall Spur Road: Improvements to Ease Vehicle and Pedestrian Congestion and Improve Visitor Experience
  9. Rocky Mountain National Park Intelligent Transportation System Pilot Deployment/Evaluation
  10. Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center Bus Management Solution
  11. Rocky Mountain National Park; Intelligent Transportation System, Static Signage, and Shuttle Recommendations for the 2012 Bear Lake Road Corridor Construction
  12. National Technical Assistance Center for Parks and Public Lands, Year 2
  13. NPS Congestion Management Toolkit

Road Ecology

WTI’s Road Ecology program provides national leadership in understanding the interaction between roads, natural resources and the ecological environment. The solutions we develop and implement address concerns of road ecology including wildlife migration near highways and animal-vehicle collisions. The federal lands ongoing projects include:
  1. US93 Post Construction Wildlife Vehicle Collision and Wildlife Crossing Monitoring and Research
The federal lands projects completed by this group include:
  1. Assessment of Wildlife-Transportation Impacts and Prioritization of Potential Migration Efforts in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem
  2. Long-Term Monitoring & DNA-Based Approaches to restoring Landscape Connectivity Across Transportation Corridors
  3. Evaluation of Wildlife Crossing Structures on U.S. Highway 93 Evaro to Polson
  4. Highway 93 South Mitigation Feasibility Study in Kootenay National Park for Parks Canada
  5. Assessment of Ecological Net Benefits Projects for Jasper National Park and Mount Robson Provincial Park
  6. Channel Response Assessment for the Upper Blackfoot -How to Maximize Development & Preservation of Water Quality, Riparian Function, and Fish Habitat
  7. Evaluation of Wildlife Mitigation Measures along US Hwy 93
  8. Carnivore Mortality and Movements On and Across the Transportation Corridors, Jasper National Park and Mount Robson Provincial Park
  9. Banff Wildlife Crossings Project: Maintaining ecological connectivity across transportation corridors in mountain landscapes (UTC)
  10. Oyu Tolgoi – Gashuun Road Wildlife Mitigation, Gobi Desert, Mongolia

Infrastructure Maintenance and Materials

With progressive research and innovative thinking, WTI's Infrastructure Maintenance and Materials program improves the design and maintenance of rural highway infrastructure. Rural transportation agencies need new solutions to increase infrastructure longevity and to ensure that new designs are adequate to meet increasing demands. The federal lands ongoing projects include:
  1. Deep Patch Repair, Phase 2 Project
The federal lands projects completed by this group include:
  1. Evaluation of Deep Patch Landslide Mitigation Design Methodology

Systems Engineering Development and Integration

WTI's Systems Engineering Development and Integration program advances rural transportation with its research on integrating hardware, software and communication systems into rural transportation systems. We analyze, engineer and develop solutions by utilizing numerous technologies such as Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). The federal lands projects completed by this group include:
  1. 511 in YNP

Transportation Planning and Economics

WTI's Transportation Planning and Economics program assists implementers and policy makers in the creation of more sustainable rural transportation systems by researching the impacts of and relationships between transportation, land use, planning and policy and economies. The federal lands projects completed by this group include:
  1. Information Technology to Support National Parks Alternative Transportation

Logistics and Freight Management

With a comprehensive approach to researching economics and rural transportation, WTI's Logistics and Freight Management program solves the problems of timely and cost-effective management of freight, inventory and transportation assets.

Winter Maintenance and Effects

Through innovation and multi-disciplinary partnerships, WTI's Winter Maintenance and Effects program researches corrosion effects on transportation systems in order to mitigate challenges and concerns. Our problem-driven research emphasizes the development and evaluation of winter maintenance materials, technologies and systems to aid in best practices and decision making.