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Illinois Transportation Group Presents at TRB Annual Meeting

Published January 26, 2018

A great number of Illinois transportation faculty and students headed to Washington D.C. the first week of the year to attend the 97th annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board (TRB), held January 7–11, 2018, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.Read More

Student Spotlight: Sushobhan Sen

Published January 26, 2018

Sushobhan Sen is a doctoral student in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research focuses on urban energetics, especially the impact of pavements on Urban Heat Islands (UHI).Read More

Technical Review Panel Chair Spotlight: Mark Seppelt

Published January 26, 2018

Mark Seppelt is the Electrical and Mechanical Unit Chief in the Bureau of Design and Environment at the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT). He has been with IDOT for 20 years and has assisted with several IDOT- sponsored research projects administered by the Illinois Center for Transportation (ICT).Read More

Mark Your Calendars for the 104th Transportation and Highway Engineering Conference

Published January 26, 2018

The 104th Transportation and Highway Engineering (THE) Conference will take place February 27–28, 2018, with preconference activities offered on the 26th. The conference will be held at the Illini Union on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

This annual conference will offer sessions covering a wide variety of topics relevant to transportation in Illinois including bridges and structures; design, construction, and environment; traffic, operations, and safety; and local roads and streets.

A session focusing on current research at ICT will also be presented.

See THE’s website for additional information.

Researchers Identify Ways to Decrease Road Closure Times in Illinois

Published January 23, 2018

Imagine you’re in your car sipping coffee and hoping for a smooth commute when you’re greeted by those big, orange signs. Construction. Still? This has been going on for weeks and the traffic is now the source of your daily headache. What is worse is it looks finished. Why can’t they just open the road? Read More