Projects and Research

Contact Marc or Ruben regarding any of the following projects and opportunities. Some of these will have possible stipends associated with them. Others may have technical elective credit.

There will be a course called CE 499 Transportation Studies for the Winter term. Students participating in these projects can enroll and get 2 units of Technical Elective credit (it has been approved). Course Objectives and Learning Outcomes. 

Current Projects (last updated 11/07/2012)

Traffic Bowl Team. Join a team of three students to represent Cal Poly Pomona at the local and district Traffic Bowl competitions. We won second place at both last year, and intend to win first this year (winning first means going to nationals!). Contact Ruben if you are interested.

TransModal Connection Conference Committee. We are looking for several people to join the TransModal Conference Committee, a 3-day transportation engineering and planning conference we will be creating and hosting on our campus in February.

Please submit your intent, resume, and availability to Danee, and we will setup an interview with you. Deadline is October 14.

Become a Tutor. Were you really strong in the CAD, transportation, or programming courses? Do you want to help other students be successful in those courses? Become a tutor!

Become a Workshop Leader. Do you know how to do something really well, maybe a computer program, or how to interpret a policy, or something else that would be very helpful for other students to learn? Let’s setup a workshop to share your knowledge!

Educational Outreach. We will be building on last year’s immense success and expanding our program. If you are interested, contact Ruben. We are currently reorganizing and establishing this year’s plan, get involved early!

Radar Speed Sign Research. We will be doing a groundbreaking, and difficult, research in the contributing factors to the effectiveness of radar speeds signs and people’s response to them.

Radar Speed Survey. In order for police officers to be able to enforce the speed along certain streets using radar guns, a radar speed survey needs to be completed every 3 years.

Campus Traffic Control Device Database creation. Understanding what traffic control devices are and the many varieties per the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices. Creating a geodatabase of devices on campus. Providing recommendations on safety and economically feasible improvements and updates to campus officials.

Policy Position on bicycling and skateboarding on campus. Researching the current policy and regulations regarding bicycling and skateboarding on campus. Identifying the problems and needs, and developing a plan to solve them.

In Road Warning Lights vs Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon research. Performing research comparing the effectiveness of these types of pedestrian safety devices used at crosswalks, and analyzing driver responses to each. Providing a marketable recommendation.

Intersection Studies. Several key intersections have been identified as in need of analysis and recommendations. These will include, signage, education, warrants, safety, and other aspects of traffic engineering.

Roundabout Study.Taking a look at the roundabout near campus and analyzing it and providing a recommendation.

Parking Study. Analyzing the flow, turn over, delay, lost time, and other attributes of the campus parking facilities. Making final recommendations to campus officials on better alternatives and possible alleviation opportunities.

ITE Data Collection and Trip Generation study. Writing a grant application to receive funding to perform a trip generation study at an underrepresented location. Data and study will be used in the next update of the ITE Trip Generation Manual.

Past Projects

CicLAvia volunteer. Many opportunities to volunteer at CicLAvia, Sunday, October 7th. www.ciclavia.org/volunteer We will also be riding around together, check the calendar for details.

Volunteer for Pomona’s Pedestrian and Bike Count. Prefered training on October 3rd or 6th. Actual counts will be on October 13 and 17, take up a 2-hour shift on either of those dates. Sign up to volunteer (link in the comment).

Data Collection and Trip Generation Study: Riverside Wal-Mart (Winter 2012). In cooperation with Wal-Mart, City of Riverside, and Western ITE

High School Educational Outreach: Multimodal Bridge (Spring 2012). In cooperation with the Los Angeles Education Partnership and Torres High School’s East LA Renaissance School of Urban Planning and Design
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Several other projects are also being prepared, and need to be confirmed.

If you have a project/research you would like ITE to work on, let us know!

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