Papers


Throughout the years that the Puerto Rico Transportation Technology Transfer Center has operated, the Directors have presented several technical papers in different forums.  Here you will find some of the recent papers that have been prepared by our Center.

Not all documents are available in english.

2015

Dynamic Toll Lane: A Success Story as Part of the of Public Private Partnerships in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Public-Private Partnerships in Austin, Texas, U.S.A.. May 26-29, 2015.

Evaluación de la Efectividad de Huellas Sonoras entre Carriles en las Vías Rurales en Puerto Rico“. Second International Day of Mechanic, Electric and Industrial Engineering and related branches (JIMEI) in La Habana, Cuba. October 28 – 30, 2015.

2014

Characterization of Pedestrian Fatalities in Urban Arterial Corridor in Puerto Rico. 1st IRF Asia Regional Congress. Bali, Indonesia. November 17-19, 2014.

Development of Safety Performance Functions for Freeways in Puerto Rico. 1st IRF Asia Regional Congress. Bali, Indonesia. November 17-19, 2014.

Nuevo Enfoque en el Desarrollo Profesional de Líderes en la Transportación”. Congreso Exposición Latinoamérica y Caribe Ingeniería 2014. Centro Costa Salguero, Buenos Aires, Argentina. November 4-6, 2014.

Programas Innovadores para Promover la Seguridad Vial en Países Latinoamericanos: Plan de Acción Aplicado a Puerto Rico“. 4th Ibero-American Road Safety Congress (CISEV), in Cancún, Mexico. September 30 to October 2, 2014.

Desarrollo de Modelos de Predicción de Choques Aplicables a Franjas Resonantes en Bermas en Autopistas”. 4th Ibero-American Road Safety Congress (CISEV), in Cancún, Mexico. September 30 to October 2, 2014.

Private and Public Road User Awareness and Educational Campaign Supporting the Decade of Action for Road Safety in Puerto Rico. The International Conference on Engineering Education and Research (iCEER), in Hamilton, Canada. August 24-26, 2014.

Development of Crash Modification Factors for Rumble Strip Treatment for Freeway Applications: Phase I-Development of Safety Performance Functions. With Dafne Valle (Doctoral Candidate Student). 12th Latin American and Caribbean Consortium of Engineering Institutions (LACCEI) 2014, in Guayaquil, Ecuador. July 22-24, 2014.

Analysis of Warm Mix Asphalt Additives. With Freddie Salado (MSCE). 12th Latin American and Caribbean Consortium of Engineering Institutions (LACCEI) 2014, in Guayaquil, Ecuador. July 22-24, 2014.

Characterization of Motor Vehicle-Pedestrian Fatalities in an Urban Arterial Corridor. With Eng. Dafne Valle (Doctoral Student). National Local Technical Assistance Program Association Annual Meeting, St. Louis, MO. July 20-24, 2014.

Characterization of Motor Vehicle-Pedestrian Fatalities in an Urban Arterial Corridor. With Eng. Dafne Valle (Doctoral Student). Transportation Research Board (TRB). Washington, DC. January 14, 2014.

2013

Benjamín Colucci Ríos and D. Valle, “Pedestrian Fatality Characterization in the Mayaguez Metropolitan Area of Puerto Rico”, 11th Latin American Caribbean Consortium of Engineering Institutions (LACCEI), Cancun, Mexico, August 14-16, 2013.

Benjamín Colucci Ríos and I. Meléndez, S. Señeriz and R. Silva, “Emerging Programs that Stimulate Road Users Awareness as Part of the Decade of Action for Road Safety Initiatives in Puerto Rico”, ITE 2013 Technical Conference and Exhibit, San Diego, California, USA, March 3–6, 2013.

2012

Benjamín Colucci Ríos and F. Salado, ”Implementation of Safety Edge and Warm Mix Asphalt Technologies in Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands”, 10th Latin American Caribbean Consortium of Engineering Institutions (LACCEI), Panama City, July 27, 2012.

Benjamín Colucci Ríos and I. Meléndez, S. Señeriz and R. Silva, “Programas Innovadores para Crear Concientización en la Seguridad Vial en Puerto Rico”, 10th Latin American Caribbean Consortium of Engineering Institutions (LACCEI), Panama City, July 27, 2012.

Benjamín Colucci Ríos and I. Meléndez, S. Señeriz and R. Silva “Programas Innovadores para Contribuir a la Educación en la Seguridad Vial en las Vías Públicas de Puerto Rico”, III Ibero-American Road Safety Conference (CISEV), in Bogotá, Colombia, June 12-16, 2012.

2011

Benjamín Colucci Ríos and Dr. Felipe Luyanda Villafañe, ”The Role of the Puerto Rico Transportation Technology Transfer Center in the Enhancement of Engineering Education”, 9th Conference LACCEI 2011, August 3-5, 2011, Medellín, Colombia.

2010

Alberto M. Figueroa Medina and Benjamín Colucci Ríos. 2010. Article: Outstanding Participation of UPRM Students in the Annual Congress of Transportation. Washington, D.C. January, 2010. (www.uprm.edu/news/articles/as2010017.html)

 2008

Alberto M. Figueroa Medina, Benjamín Colucci Ríos, and Juan Carlos Torréns. 2008. Roadway Improvements to Increase Motorcycle Safety in Puerto Rico. Dimensión. Journal of the College of Engineers and Surveyors of Puerto Rico (CIAPR). Puerto Rico.

Benjamín Colucci Ríos, Alberto M. Figueroa Medina, and Kelvin R. Santiago Chaparro. 2008. Implementation of a GPS-Based Software Tool to Conduct Road Inventory and Safety Audits. 10th International Conference on Application of Advanced Technologies in Transportation (AATT). Athens, Greece.

2007

Benjamín Colucci Ríos, Felipe Luyanda Villafañe, and Alberto M. Figueroa Medina. 2007. The First 20 Years of the Puerto Rico Transportation Technology Transfer Center in the Training of Engineers and Transportation Officials. International Conference on Engineering Education (ICEE). Coimbra, Portugal.

Alberto M. Figueroa Medina, Benjamín Colucci Ríos, Juan Carlos Torréns, and Jahaira Cardona. 2007. Roadway Design Elements and Human Factors of Motorcycle Crashes in Puerto Rico. 5th Latin American and Caribbean Conference for Engineering and Technology (LACCEI). Tampico, Mexico.

Alberto M. Figueroa Medina and Benjamín Colucci Ríos. 2007. Motorcycle Crashes and its Implications to Local Roads. Southeast Local Roads Conference (LTAP SELRC). Orange Beach, Alabama.

2006

Alberto M. Figueroa Medina and Andrew P. Tarko. 2006. Relationships between Road Design, Driver Behavior and Safety in Four-lane Highways. 4th Latin American and Caribbean Conference for Engineering and Technology (LACCEI). Mayagüez, Puerto Rico.

Benjamín Colucci Ríos. 2006. El Concepto de la Planificación y la Seguridad en las Carreteras. Primera Cumbre Puertorriqueña de Seguridad Vial. Administración de Compensaciones por Accidentes Automovilísticos (ACAA). Carolina, Puerto Rico.

Alberto M. Figueroa Medina, Benjamín Colucci Ríos, and Wilson Arias Rojas. 2006. Sistema de Gerencia en Seguridad Vial: Integrando la Planificación, el Diseño Geométrico y la Auditoría de las Carreteras. Primera Cumbre Puertorriqueña de Seguridad Vial. Administración de Compensaciones por Accidentes Automovilísticos (ACAA). Carolina, Puerto Rico.

 2005

Benjamín Colucci Ríos and Gisela González. 2005. Un Nuevo Enfoque en el Desarrollo de Lideres y Profesionales.

Benjamín Colucci Ríos, Felipe Luyanda Villafañe, and Gisela González. 2005. A New Approach For Transportation Technology Transfer and Professional Development.

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