Roadways and highways are not only national economic lifelines, but impact every sphere of societal endeavors. Next generation transportation infrastructure must have sufficient capacity, should be able to grow with the increasing demand, be resistant to interruptions, should address the emerging connected, automated and shared vehicles, should be able to withstand all manner of regional natural hazards, must be aesthetic, have negligible environmental impact, and use minimal resources. These interrelated demands present an opportunity for a new era of intelligent transportation infrastructure based on new materials, sensing and automation, and greater interactions with the world. The workshop aims to bring together experts from various disciplines for a 2-day intense meeting. The workshop will provide an opportunity for identification of key technical challenges, their potential solutions, and the disciplinary contributions that will lead to the most effective roadway infrastructure.
This workshop is supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation: Grant number 1840432