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PacTrans Annual Report 2017

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PacTrans Center MANAGEMENT STRUCTURE The University of Washington serves as the lead institution in the PacTrans Consortium. The PacTrans Center is located at More Hall room 112 on the UW campus. Dr. Yinhai Wang, Professor of transportation engineering in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, serves as Director for PacTrans. The management structure of PacTrans, aside from the director, includes a staff, a Board of Directors, and an External Advisory Committee. The PacTrans Board of Directors includes the PacTrans center director; associate directors of research, education, and outreach (each from the UW) ;and associate directors from all five consortium universities. The Board of Directors meets in person on a quarterly basis to discuss matters pertaining to PacTrans research, education, outreach, and technology transfer. The PacTrans External Advisory Board (EAB), which is composed of nine members, includes directors from the research offices of the four state DOTs in Region 10 and representative from other transportation agencies, private industries, and the community. The role of the EAB is to provide input to PacTrans' strategic planning and outreach activities. The Pacific Northwest Transportation Consortium (PacTrans) is the University Transportation Center (UTC) for Region 10. Established in January 2012, PacTrans continues to function as the UTC for Federal Region 10 with funding from the US Department of Transportation (USDOT) and local transportation agencies and industry. PacTrans is a coalition of transportation professionals and educators from Oregon State University (OSU), the University of Alaska, Fairbanks (UAF), University of Idaho (UI), Washington State University (WSU), and the University of Washington (UW). With recent success in the FAST Act UTC competition, PacTrans has recently added two new educational partners in Boise State University (BSU), and Gonzaga University (GU). This new center also shifts PacTrans' focus from safety to mobility. PacTrans' theme centers on develop data-driven solutions for the diverse mobility needs of the Pacific Northwest. It serves as a focal point within Region 10 to develop initiatives and facilitate collaborative activities with regional partners to maximize the effectiveness of their collective services and programs toward the USDOT strategic goal of mobility. PACTRANS OPERATIONS TEAM Jeff Ban, Associate Director of Research, Associate Professor, UW Civil and Environmental Engineering Department Cole Kopca, Assistant Director, (206) 685-6648, Melanie Paredes, Program Coordinator, (206) 221-9290, Weibin Zhang, Research Associate, (206) 221-9199, (served through May) Wenbo Zhu, PacTrans STAR Lab Manager, Yinhai Wang, Director; Professor, UW Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, (206) 616-2696, 2 Pacific Northwest Transportation Consortium

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