UWM conducts research for WisDOT that benefits Wisconsin


Hani Titi, professor, civil & environmental engineering, is lead author of a Research Pays Off article published in the Transportation Research Board’s magazine TR News, November-December 2019.

The article—Wisconsin’s Oversize–Overweight Truck Route Evaluation and Efficiency—discusses the development and benefits of a UWM research project that led to the creation of an oversize–overweight vehicle traffic–history analysis portal.

In Wisconsin, Titi has been working for a few years on mapping the routes of oversized, overweight trucks in a way that quickly provides the details needed for WisDOT planning, evaluation, and design.

The project was completed with funding from the National Center for Freight and Infrastructure Research and Education, or CFIRE, and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.

Co-authors are: Nicholas Coley (BS ‘14 Civil Engineering), graduate research assistant and former SURF student; Daniel Mulder, freight–roadside facilities section chief, WisDOT; and William Wondracheck (’96 BS Civil Engineering), former state freight engineer, WisDOT.

TR News is a publication of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine and provides independent, objective analysis and advice to the nation to help solve complex problems and inform public policy decisions.

Read the TR News article.