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UMTRI Research Review: Using GIS to support transportation research

March 9, 2011

The latest issue of UMTRI Research Review is now available. Newsletter highlights include the following:

Multilayered Approach
UMTRI senior research engineer Michelle Barnes explains how GIS software can be used to join data from multiple sources to support transportation research.

New Safety Research Center
UMTRI is one of three charter partners in a new advanced-safety research center based at the Toyota Technical Center in Ann Arbor that will help reduce the number of traffic fatalities and injuries on America's roads.

UMTRI Researchers Participate in 90th TRB Meeting
UMTRI researchers and staff joined transportation professionals from around the world in Washington, D.C., in January for the 90th annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board.

UMTRI Conference Highlights Automotive Safety
John Maddox of the National Highway Safety Administration was the keynote speaker at UMTRI's automotive safety conference in February. UMTRI research professor Paul A. Green and assistant research scientist Jonathan Rupp were among the presenters.

Also covered in this issue are changes affecting Michigan's Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) program, creation of a new U-M Injury Center, recent UMTRI publications, and upcoming events.