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Communication Associate: Public Relations | Lori Melton | | (218) 726-8830

November 13, 2006
Susan Beasy Latto, Director, UMD Public Relations 218 726-8830
Dr. Eil Kwon, Program Director, NATSRL (218) 726-8325

UMD and Mn/DOT Host Fifth Annual Transportation Research Day
November 16

The UMD Northland Advanced Transportation Systems Research Laboratory (NATSRL) will showcase their on-going transportation research efforts at Mn/DOT District One Headquarter, located at 1123 Mesaba Avenue, beginning at 8:30 a.m. through 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 16.

University faculty researchers will present synopses of their research projects which include the development of intelligent technologies aimed at improving the safety and efficiency of the surface transportation systems in the northern areas.

Some of the projects to be presented on the Research Day include:

  • the development of a wireless mesh sensor network to monitor traffic flow
  • low-cost snow/ice detection
  • an evaluation of an overlay material for bridge decks
  • a snow simulator
  • a monitoring system to study the animal road crossing behavior

NATSRL was established in 2001 to address transportation issues related to the northern climates and small urban areas.

For more information, please call the NATSRL Program Office at 726-8325

Directions: Take I-35 to Mesaba Avenue Exit. Follow Mesaba Avenue (T.H. 194) to top of hill (4th Traffic signal) and turn left. Mn/DOT's entrance to the parking lot will be on the right. Ample free parking is available. Refreshments will be served.

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