Civil engineering student honored with Sylvia Alston Graduate Scholarship

Civil engineering Ph.D. candidate Kristin Kersavage has been granted the prestigious Sylvia Alston Graduate Scholarship by the WTS Pennsylvania section.

Civil engineering faculty to present during Transportation Research Board meeting

Two Penn State faculty members, affiliated with the Thomas D. Larson Pennsylvania Transportation Institute (LTI), have been invited to present research posters during the 97th Transportation Research Board (TRB) Annual Meeting. The annual meeting will be held January 7-11, in Washington, D.C.

Larson Institute breaks records with 2017 Transportation Engineering and Safety Conference

Celebrating its 23rd year, this year's TESC topped previous years with record-breaking numbers of attendees, exhibitors and sessions. More than 670 attendees filled the halls and conference rooms to gather information from 40 sessions and 34 exhibitors representing products and solutions for intelligent traffic management, data collection and infrastructure.

Larson Transportation Institute to host 23rd annual Transportation Engineering and Safety Conference

Transportation professionals from around the state, mid-Atlantic region and country will gather for the 23rd annual Transportation Engineering and Safety Conference (TESC). Held December 6-8, at The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center and hosted by the Thomas D. Larson Pennsylvania Transportation Institute, TESC brings together experts in industry and academia to discuss some of the most important issues in transportation.

Danielle Berman awarded prestigious Jack E. Leisch Fellowship

Civil engineering graduate student Danielle Berman has been awarded the 2017 Jack E. Leisch Fellowship, sponsored by the American Society of Civil Engineers. The fellowship rewards outstanding professional accomplishments in the fields of geometric design, traffic engineering and transportation planning.

Penn State civil engineering paper receives D. Grant Mickle Award

A team of Penn State civil engineers have recently received the Transportation Research Board's (TRB) D. Grant Mickle Award for their paper on transportation efficiency.

Transportation research results in Fred Burggraf Award

A team of Penn State civil engineers were presented with the Transportation Research Board's (TRB) Fred Burggraf Award for their paper on transit signal priority. The paper titled, "Estimating the Impacts of Bus Stops on Transit Signal Priority on Intersection Operations: A Queuing and Variational Theory approach," was co-authored by assistant professors of civil engineering Ilgin Guler and Vikash Gayah, along with civil engineering doctoral student Kan Wu. The Fred Burggraf Award recognizes excellence in transportation research by researchers 35 years of age or younger.

On The Road to Reality of Autonomous Vehicles

Thought leaders, academic and industry experts, public officials and planners from across the state recently gathered in Happy Valley for the first Pennsylvania Automated Vehicle Summit, held Sept. 11-12, at the Ramada Conference Center in State College and The Thomas D. Larson Transportation Institute's test track in Bellefonte.

Automated Vehicle Summit to host vehicle demonstrations at Larson Transportation Institute Test Track

The 2017 Pennsylvania Automated Vehicle Summit is scheduled to be held Sept. 11-12, at the Ramada Conference Center, located at 1450 S. Atherton Street in State College and the LTI test track, located at 164 Test Track Road in Bellefonte.

Commercial Vehicle Safety Summit examines safety concerns, statistics and regulations

Representatives from the commercial trucking industry gathered at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel on Aug. 29, for the 2017 Commercial Vehicle Safety Summit.

Larson Transportation Institute at Penn State and South Dakota State University to study financial impact of access management treatments and the effects on traffic operations

Vikash Gayah and Ilgin Guler, assistant professors of civil engineering at Penn State University, along with Jonathan Wood, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at South Dakota State University (SDSU), will study the financial impacts of various access management treatments through research funded by the South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT). The research project was made possible through the Larson Transportation Institute (LTI).

Larson Transportation Institute at Penn State appoints new proposal and awards Generalist

The Thomas D. Larson Pennsylvania Transportation Institute at Penn State has recently appointed Syreeta Anderson as proposal and awards generalist. Reporting to Frank Butts, business manager, Anderson’s primary responsibilities include review, analysis and processing of proposals, contracts and grants from various federal, state, local agencies and private corporations and foundations.

Larson Transportation Institute and Sustainability Institute to host 21st Century Automotive Challenge

The Thomas D. Larson Pennsylvania Transportation Institute (LTI) will partner with the Penn State Sustainability Institute this weekend to host the 11th annual 21st Century Automotive Challenge. Open to the public from 9:00 a.m. to noon, Saturday, April 29, at the MorningStar Solar Home at University Park, the challenge will showcase a variety of alternative energy vehicles, set against a backdrop of Penn State’s 100 percent renewable energy-powered home.

Kersavage awarded Intelligent Transportation Society of Pennsylvania Scholarship

Kristin Kersavage, a Ph.D. candidate in transportation engineering, was recently selected as the recipient of the 2017 Intelligent Transportation Society of Pennsylvania Annual Scholarship.

Study to focus on pollution potential of oil and gas wastewater spread on roadways

Understanding the environmental impact of using oil and gas wastewater as a road treatment may lead to safer water resources and stricter government regulations, according to Penn State researchers.

Larson Institute, Pittsburgh win designation as automated vehicle proving ground

U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced on January 19 that Penn State’s Thomas D. Larson Pennsylvania Transportation Institute, in collaboration with the City of Pittsburgh, has won designation as one of ten national USDOT Automated Vehicle Proving Grounds.

Larson Transportation Institute welcomes new Communications Strategist

The Thomas D. Larson Pennsylvania Transportation Institute (LTI) today announced the appointment of Danica Laub, communications strategist.

Larson Lecture: Mallory taps Larson wisdom in look to transportation's future

Brad Mallory, Penn State alumnus, former CEO of Michael Baker and past secretary of transportation for Pennsylvania, delivered the 2016 Thomas D. Larson Distinguished Transportation Lecture to a hushed crowd of nearly 600 at the Transportation Engineering and Safety Conference, held Dec. 7-9 at The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel.

Penn State hosts first U.S. Horiba conference aimed at emissions

Penn State recently hosted the first U.S. Conference for Combustion Emissions Particulates and Testing (CONCEPT) at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, University Park, sponsored by Horiba Automotive Tests Systems Inc. of Ann Arbor, Michigan. The conference, held Sept. 8-9, was the fourth in the International CONCEPT series.

The role of automotive technologies to be discussed at Penn State conference

The future of automotive technologies and its impact on safety and congestion will be among several topics discussed at a Penn State transportation conference in early December.

Penn State e-Sportbike revs for 3D design action

Students from Penn State's recently formed e-Sportbike team are already deep into their first major project, 3D modeling and design to convert a high-performance motorcycle to an all-electric powered racing vehicle.

Researchers look at ways to improve Pennsylvania bridges

Every day, millions of Pennsylvania motorists drive on or under one of the commonwealth's more than 22,000 bridges without ever thinking about its safety and durability. Researchers at Penn State, in collaboration with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, however, are thinking about it and are trying to improve the bridges in the process.

Penn State road research center earns state training excellence award

Penn State's Center for Dirt and Gravel Road Studies has been honored with the 2016 Leadership Training Excellence Award, presented by the State Conservation Commission. The center is part of Penn State's Thomas D. Larson Pennsylvania Transportation Institute.

Eric Donnell named director of Larson Institute

Eric Donnell has been named the director of the Thomas D. Larson Pennsylvania Transportation Institute within Penn State's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.



The Thomas D. Larson Pennsylvania Transportation Institute is Penn State’s transportation research center. Since its founding in 1968, the Larson Institute has maintained a threefold mission of research, education, and service. The Institute brings together top faculty, world-class facilities and enterprising students from across the University in partnership with public and private stakeholders to address critical transportation-related problems.

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