News from STRIDE Affiliates
FIU Faculty in collaboration with their students completed the development of a series of K-12 hands-on activities addressing different aspects of transportation. The 14 activities focused on use and importance of GIS, traffic safety education, traffic simulations, and educational hands on activities with direct use of science, technology, mathematics and engineering concepts. The activities targeted students specifically in elementary, middle and high schools in Dade County as well as parents. A detailed list of activities can be found in this STRIDE project’s final report.
MSU had the following seminars:
- “Data-Driven Airline Revenue Management under Customer Choice and Sellers Competition,” Xinchang Wang, Georgia Tech., Jan. 27, 2015.
- Utilizing Relay Points to Improve the Truckload Driving Job, Ricki Ingalls, Oklahoma State University, Feb. 10, 2015.
- “Process Improvement Applications and Strategies in Healthcare and Transportation”, Brian Smith, Missouri University of Science & Technology, Mar. 3, 2015.
MSU created a Citizen's Institute on Rural Design (CIRD). One of their STRIDE projects was the precursor to CIRD in that STRIDE allowed them to examine all the different modes of transportation in the study area.
The result of a recent CIRD workshop was a plan to create a park and pavilion at the end of new Tanglefoot Trail, a 42 mile bike/walk trail, as well as a strategy for wayfinding signage to bring bikers from the trail to the downtown and to the Natchez Trace Parkway, a 444 mile scenic drive used by bikers. The Carl Small Town Center has designed the first phase of the pavilion and the City of Houston expects construction to begin the Spring of 2016. For more information, see the CIRD website.