The Freight Mobility Research Institute (FMRI) Director Dr. Evangelos I. Kaisar, Research Associates MD Sultan Ali and Bratislav Ostojic and the FMRI Researchers participated in the “Lessons from Hurricane Irma for Increasing Resilience: From Practice to Revising Plans and Policy” workshop at Fort Lauderdale, Fl. The workshop was hosted by the Center for Urban & Environmental Solutions (CUES) of Florida Atlantic Universit. Dr. Kaisar presented on “Lessons Learned from Hurricanes: Evacuation and Resilience”.
The Freight Mobility Research Institute Co-Sponsored the 5th Annual UTC Conference for the Southeastern Region. Dr. Evangelos I. Kaisar, FMRI Director, Dr. Yan Yong, the Chair of the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatics Engineering, Assistant Professors of Florida Atlantic University and the FMRI Researchers attended this year’s UTC Conference at the University of Florida, Gainesville, Fl. The research team participated in the poster showcase with two posters, titled “Port Recovery in the Aftermath of Oil Spill Incident” and “Evaluation of Bus Routes Efficiency Using Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) and Free Disposal Hull (FDH) Approaches”. The FMRI Research Associate, MD Sultan Ali presented on “Guidance for Identifying Corridor Conditions that Warrant Deploying Transit Signal Priority”. Dr. Kaisar attended meetings with Dr. Gkolias, FMRI Associate Director, and Dr. Mishra, FMRI partner from the University of Memphis regarding current and future projects of the Institute.