Transportation Research Applications and Instrumentation Laboratory (TRAIL)

The Western Transportation Institute's Transportation Research, Applications and Instrumentation Laboratory (TRAIL) will demonstrate and evaluate various data acquisition, control systems, information delivery, and management systems in a small urban and rural environment. Systems will be deployed that relate to weather and winter mobility, highway infrastructure design and maintenance, wildlife and ecology, commercial vehicle operations, emergency medical services and public transportation. TRAIL will be developed and deployed in multiple phases with Phases 1 and 2 being deployed locally at Montana State University-Bozeman. Subsequent phases will involve collaborations with department of transportation in California and Oregon and international partnerships with Switzerland (Swiss Federal Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research) and Japan (National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention, and Institute of Low Temperature Science Hokkaido University). The establishment of the Transportation Research, Applications and Instrumentation Laboratory (TRAIL) would involve the fusion of many aspects of current research being done at the Western Transportation Institute. The laboratory would provide a test bed for the various types of research currently being conducted by the Western Transportation Institute. Input from our multi-disciplinary staff of researchers poses exciting possibilities for creating and testing new applications and uses of technology. The Western Transportation Institute's goal is to open a facility at which research and development can be conducted, and tested, for the purpose of providing road users with a safe traveling environment.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Completed
  • Contract Numbers:

    426886

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Western Transportation Institute

    Montana State University
    P.O. Box 174250
    Bozeman, MT  United States  59717-4250
  • Performing Organizations:

    Western Transportation Institute

    Montana State University
    P.O. Box 174250
    Bozeman, MT  United States  59717-4250
  • Principal Investigators:

    Lassacher, Suzanne

    Kelly, Michael

  • Start Date: 20021001
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20080331
  • Source Data: RiP Project 10123

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01463090
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Western Transportation Institute
  • Contract Numbers: 426886
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:16PM