Transportation Safety Institute Welcome by Troy Jackson, Ph.D. ,Director (acting)
Welcome to the Transportation Safety Institute! The work that TSI does within the transportation safety community is truly remarkable. With a small staff and group of highly committed subject matter experts who serve as adjunct faculty, TSI provides the best training for safety professionals in federal, state and local government agencies and the private industry.
Recently, TSI was recognized for its training in the Transportation of Infectious Substances, such as coronavirus. You can access the article here: https://oklahoman.com/article/5660155/coronavirus-in-oklahoma-many-people-handling-coronavirus-samples-were-trained-in-okc. The Fox25 report can be accessed here: https://okcfox.com/news/coronavirus/okc-based-office-trains-thousands-to-safely-transport-coronavirus-tests
Whether it is face to face instruction in Oklahoma City, or anywhere else in the world, live virtual courses, or web-based training, TSI provides safety training to more than 25,000 people each year. TSI has courses for all modes of travel, covering the transport of either people or material.
It is our goal to provide the most up to date training possible, using the latest materials, concepts, technologies and instructional infrastructure available. In doing so, TSI provides an invaluable service to the world’s transportation system, making it safer for all that utilize it.
I am extremely proud to be associated with my colleagues at TSI, I invite you to join us by utilizing the state of the art training we can make available to you. Our course completion certificates carry the U.S. Department of Transportation seal and for over 40 years TSI has provided the best in transportation safety training to professionals both in and out of government. I look forward to having you share in the TSI experience.
Online TDM Encyclopedia Transportation Demand Management (TDM, also called Mobility Management) is a general
term for strategies that result in more efficient use of transportation
resources. This Encyclopedia is a comprehensive source of information
about innovative management solutions to transportation problems. It provides
detailed information on dozens of demand management strategies, plus general
information on TDM planning and evaluation techniques. It is produced
by the Victoria Transport Policy Institute to increase
understanding and implementation of TDM.
Overview Strategies To Achieve Specific Objectives Best Strategies For Various Organizations and Stakeholder Groups TDM Strategies
Improved Transport Options
Incentives To Use Alternative Modes and Reduce Driving Parking and Land Use Management Policy And Institutional Reforms TDM Programs and Program Support TDM Planning and Evaluation Reference Information
No inventor or country can single-handedly claim to have invented the bicycle; it was invented and reinvented in many places over a period of many years.
In 1817, Germany’s Baron von Drais de Saverbrun invented the Draisienne, (also “draisine” or “hobby horse”) a steerable bicycle. It was almost completely made of wood, and had no pedals. Riders propelled it by pushing their feet against the ground. In 1860, a model called the Michaux Velocipede became the world’s first mass-produced riding machine. Designed by France’s Pierre Michaux, he came up with his design when a customer brought a Draisienne in for repairs. After his son tried riding it and had difficulties with his feet on downhill roads, Michaux came up with the idea of connecting crank arms and pedals directly to the front wheel as a means of propelling the bike. In 1865 in Connecticut, Pierre Lallement rode a distance of several miles and performed the very first “header” (flipping over the handlebars) on his bicycle. He was granted the first bicycle-related U.S. patent in 1866.
It seems that people have always held a special place in their hearts for sports stars of the day; history has seen an ongoing cycle of esteemed athletes.
In a time long before the names Jordan, Gretsky, or McGuire were associated with greatness, people began to idolize a group of athletes who were fun to watch and enjoyable to cheer for. These athletes were bicycle racers, and they became some of America’s earliest sports heroes.
Since the automobile didn’t catch on until the beginning of the 20th century, it is easy to understand how and why the bicycle became so popular. Throughout the late 1800s, new models and materials were constantly being designed and tested. Bicycles provided people with a means of travel, recreation, sport, and newfound freedom. The League of American Wheelmen, or L.A.W., was established in 1880 as a national chapter of bicyclists. Known then as “wheelmen,” cyclists were challenged by gravel and dirt roads, and sometimes given problems by horsemen, wagon drivers, and pedestrians. In order to improve conditions for themselves, the early leaders of bicycling came together and lobbied the government for more paved roads and assistance in ending the antagonistic acts of other road-users. Formally united in 1880, the League’s mission has continued for more than a century. Today, the L.A.W. is called the League of American Bicyclists.
You’ll work on real-world projects with the top minds in the transportation industry lending their experience.
Advance your career without putting it on hold by finishing in just 18 months through six 1-week residencies and a week-long international trip.
Join an accomplished and connected network of peers who are also high-potential leaders in the transportation industry.
Building on nearly two decades of collaboration between the transportation industry and higher education, the Transportation Institute at the University of Denver (DTI) provides graduate education designed for transportation, logistics, and supply chain professionals from a top 100 university.
The executive Master of Science in Transportation Management offers a distinctive approach to a management degree within the context of transportation, supply chain, and logistics. The graduate certificate in Supply Chain Management covers how to efficiently manage the flow of products from raw material sourcing to manufacturing, transportation, and inventory management.
You’ll become part of our community of transportation professionals with fellow students from several top transportation companies, including:
The FPTI is funded by the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT). Dr. Eric Jessup of Washington State University is Director of the Institute. A Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) comprised of Federal, State and local representatives has been assembled in order to identify relevant and pressing issues for analysis, apply rigorous theoretical and analytical techniques and evaluate results and reports. The following are key goals and objectives for the Freight Policy Transportation Institute:
Improve understanding of the importance of efficient and effective freight transportation to both the regional and national economy
Address the need for improved intermodal freight transportation, as well as policies and actions that can be implemented to lower operating costs, increase safety and lower environmental impacts of freight transportation nationwide
Improve freight transportation performance to specific industries and sectors of the economy
The Practical Corridor Supply Chain: Multimodal Case Study Assessment presented at the Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Washington DC January 9th, 2017
Poster presented by Jeremy L. Sage, Austin Miller, and J. Bradley Eustice at the 2016 PacTrans Conference in Seattle. Oct., 14
Investing in Connectivity: A Geographic Argument for the Importance of Agricultural Freight Flows given by Eric Jessup at the WEAI meeting in Portland, OR. July, 29
Conservation Procurement Auctions presented by Paksing Choi at the WEAI meeting in Portland, OR. July, 29 PDF Slides
You Zhou and Jeremy Sage: “Know Your Neighbor: Spatial Effects of State Export Promotion and Infrastructure Investment.” Presented at 14th World Conference on Transport Research in Shanghai, China, July 10-15, 2016.
Eric Jessup: Investing in Connectivity: A Geographic Argument for the Importance of Agricultural Freight Flows June 30
Reroute or Wait It Out: Estimating Optimal Route Decisions in the Presence of Unexpected Delays May 2016
PUBLICATIONS & PAPERS
Benefits of Transportation Investments: How You Measure Matters
Theme Overview: Agricultural Grain Transportation: Are We Underinvesting and Why?
PROJECTS & REPORTS
Report – Sage, Jeremy, Ken Casavant, and You Zhou. “U.S. 95 Freight Multi-Modal Corridor Supply Chain: A Pilot Study.” Report submitted to Idaho Transportation Department. 2015
Freight Policy Transportation Institute: Director and Associate Research Professor Eric Jessup, Associate Professor Jia Yan.
Transportation Research Group: WSU PhD student J. Bradley Eustice, WSU PhD student Dindu Lama, WSU Phd student Timur Dincer,
WSU Phd student Mohammad Rahman and, Research Associate Suzette Galinato and,
WSU Undergraduate student Andrew Gutierrez
WSU Undergraduate student Natasha Garrison
WSDOT Job Search Alphabetical list of a State DOT’s
In its 20th consecutive year, KPMG’s Global Automotive Executive Survey allows you to review the responses of almost 1,000 senior executives from the world’s leading automotive companies. In addition, it also presents the opinions of more than 2,000 consumers on topics confronting the automotive industry. Take a closer look at Vehicle2Grid transition – and see trends sooner with KPMG.
Due to the impact of “Digital Gravity”, the automotive industry has taken various measures to tackle the challenges of digital transformation. In order to determine the status quo of digitalization, we have consequently asked more than 500 senior executives in the automotive sector to provide their opinion on topics of leadership, culture, organization, processes and technology. Take a closer look at our digital roadmap and the necessary points for action.
At BBI we believe that bicycle mechanics is a science, not an art. Our core philosophy revolves around providing a professional-grade technical education that teaches students methodology and measurable, repeatable processes.
High quality training is one of the surest ways to increase a mechanic’s consistency and quality of work. Come get trained and discover what makes Barnett Bicycle Institute the leading trade school for bicycle mechanics.
Barnett’s Manual DX:
Our repair manual, Barnett’s Manual DX, is the most comprehensive guide to bicycle repair and maintenance in production anywhere. DX is a tremendous resource at nearly 15,000 digital pages of technical resource material.
For our students, DX is a learning resource and lab guide. Due to DX’s thoroughness, the student does not have to rely on memorization or note-taking to complete a procedure.
Barnett Bicycle Institute Tools:
BBI tools are born out of necessity and reflect the same uncompromising commitment to getting the job done right that we have always been known for. Since opening, BBI has worked to discover and teach the most accurate and measurable means to accomplish a task. When the right tool for the job does not exist, we make it.
Please get in touch with us by email or phone for any questions or to request more detailed information. We make every possible effort to reply to emails promptly. For more immediate support, please give us a call during our normal business hours. Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, mountain time.
The late 1800s ushered in a huge bicycle boom, and people began to experiment with bicycle shapes and styles to suit the varying needs of the rider. Will this bicycle be used for racing or for recreation? How fast will the rider want to go? How comfortable should the rider be while riding? Is this bicycle safe to ride? These questions and much more led people to develop new technologies that would help evolve the bicycle from the high-wheel models seen in early pictures to some of the high-tech racing machines we have today.
In the last decade of the 19th century, at least one-third of all new patent applications at the U.S Patent Office were bicycle related. People focused the changes and improvements they made on what they thought bicycle riders wanted or required. Despite a varying degree of styles and models, four major focuses stood out from the rest: speed, safety, comfort, and endurance. When considering speed, people thought about how fast they wanted to ride their bicycles: is this bike for serious racing, or will it only be used for leisurely riding? Safety and comfort came under scrutiny, and soon after brakes, spokes, and cushion seats were incorporated into the anatomy of the bicycle. Later, the use of handbrakes, adjustment of handlebars, and development of special male and female seats added to safety and comfort features. When endurance or durability mattered and long races or distances were involved, the materials used to build the bicycle were retested or it was rebuilt with lighter material to better withstand wear and tear.
Many materials were experimented with so a bicycle would have just the right feel to it. Wood was used in most early models, but then people began fashioning bikes out of metal. When racing and traveling faster became more important, manufacturers began using aluminum piping for the frames, which was much lighter. Even though automobiles didn’t catch on until the 20th century, people kept experimenting with how to make bicycles better, faster, and more powerful. The very first automobile was a tricycle that put a steam engine to use.
These pictures show a front and a back view of the very first automobile and people enjoying a ride on it. The vehicle was a tricycle equipped with a Lucius D. Copeland steam engine of 2600 R.P.M. and Silsby Type Boiler operating at 100 lbs. It used kerosene for fuel, and was built in Camden, New Jersey in 1887 by the Northrop Manufacturing Co.