Current Projects
Modifying Traffic Distribution Patterns via Pavement Marking Enhancements and Lane Channelization on the State Street Corridor in New Albany, Indiana 
Funding Agency: City of New Albany, IN 

The objective of this project is to investigate how changes to traffic behaviors on State St. can improve progression and reduce delay and queue length. The project is leveraging Vissim microsimulation software to determine vehicle behaviors and geometric configurations that lead to reduced delays compared to existing conditions. Signage and lane markings will then be used to implement the findings. A Before-After study will quantify the effects after implementation. 

Read the Phase 1 Report

Statewide Linkage of Crash, EMS, and Trauma Center Records 
Funding Agency: Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

In this project, data from three sources will be link for improved traffic safety assessments. Crash data from KY State Police, Emergency Medical Services Data from Kentucky Board of EMS, and State Trauma Registry data from Kentucky Injury Prevention Research Center, are to be linked using a heuristic framework developed within the scope of this project.  

Read the Fiscal Year 21 Final Report
Pilot Study on Improving Crash Data Accuracy in Kentucky through University Collaboration
Funding Agency: Kentucky Transportation Cabinet
Collaborators: University of Kentucky, Western Kentucky University

 

The primary goal of this study is to improve the quality and accuracy of various elements of crash data in Kentucky. Both machine learning and manual review will be used to identify and correct common miscoding issues. The secondary goal is to strengthen collaboration between the three universities through to integrate research resources and better serve Kentucky’s traffic safety community.