Students from the Freight Transportation Research Data Lab host an after school workshop for 4th and 5th grade students that introduces them to traffic engineering, transportation planning, and road design.
Our group applies new techniques to an old problem- truck parking. Truck parking can be hard to find causing driver frustration and unsafe situations. We seek ways to use new technologies to quantify the truck parking problem and provide mitigation solutions.
Each summer we host a workshop at the MarTREC sponsored summer camp for middle school girls. We introduce future engineers to traffic engineering with interactive activities about roundabouts and traffic signals.
Welcome to the Freight Transportation Data Research Lab
The Freight Transportation Data Research Lab is a research group under the direction of Sarah Hernandez within the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Arkansas. Our group focuses on addressing freight transportation planning challenges for long range planning in the public sector. Research areas include: applications of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) technologies to address freight data gaps, modeling approaches to fuse new and emerging freight data sources to support long range planning, and generation of freight performance measures to support public sector decision making.