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Dr. Luan Carvalho (center) at the SunTrax Test Facility explains to Plugfest attendees how the algorithm engages with traffic lights.

STRIDE at SunTrax during Plugfest, Tests Algorithm that Reduces Vehicles' Time at Traffic Signals & Improves Pedestrian Safety

Researchers from the University of Florida Transportation Institute’s (UFTI) I-STREET Living Lab traveled to the SunTrax Test Facility in Auburndale, Fla., to test a novel algorithm, funded in part by the STRIDE Center, that optimizes and operates traffic signals, thus improving safety and traffic performance at intersections. 

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From left: Dr. Firas Ibrahim, Matteo Saracco, and Caesar Singh, P.E.

Congratulations to Matteo Saracco as STRIDE's Student of the Year

Matteo Saracco of the Georgia Institute of Technology was the STRIDE Center's Student of the Year. Saracco was honored in January 2023 at an awards banquet with the Council of University Transportation Centers (CUTC) and the U.S. Department of Transportation in Washington, D.C. Congratulations!

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From left: Abdullah Al Farabi, Subid Ghimire, and Mateo Saracco.

Congratulations to the Winners of the STRIDE Student Poster Showcase & Competition

1st Place – Matteo Saracco of GaTech

Poster: Carving Up the Curb: Evaluating Curb Management Strategies for Ride-Hailing & Ride-Sharing Activity through Simulation

2nd Place – Subid Ghimire of North Carolina State University 

Poster: Spatial & Temporal Characteristics of Microtransit Trips: A Case Study of Wilson

3rd Place – Abdullah Al Farabi of North Carolina State University

Poster: Integrated Corridor Management by Cooperative Traffic Signal & Ramp Metering Control

The poster competition occurred in January during the University of Florida Transportation Institute Reception at TRB 2023.

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Available from STRIDE: Transportation Engineering Design Activity Booklet for 5th to 12th Graders

Dr. Dimitra Michalaka of The Citadel and Ondine Wells of the STRIDE Center developed a booklet containing three activities focused on designing streets, curb management, and an app. The activities were created to teach students the concept of making school zones safer. The booklet was funded by STRIDE and is available for download.

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Check Out STRIDE's K-12 Moon Lander Activity Box

The Moon Lander Activity is focused on teaching elementary school children about transportation engineering using the engineering design process to create a moon lander. This activity has been adapted from the NASA/Design Squad's Challenge Touchdown/PBS Kids. The activity was designed by Ondine Wells, STRIDE's former K-12/Workforce Development Coordinator.

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Upcoming STRIDE Webinar

Evaluation of Advanced Vehicle & Communication Technologies through Traffic Microsimulation

Speaker: Dr. Pruthvi Manjunatha, Research Assistant Professor, I-STREET Lab Manager, University of Florida Transportation Institute

Date/Time: July 26, 2023, from 11:45 AM to 1 PM ET

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STRIDE Partners

University of Florida Transportation Institute (UFTI)

Southeastern Transportation Research, Innovation, Development & Education Center (STRIDE)

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