Other

Timothy Gates

profile

Biography

Dr. Gates’ interests include the following subject areas: traffic engineering, traffic operations, traffic safety, driver behavior, and transportation economics.  His recent research includes projects related to safety and operational impacts associated with raising speed limits, driver behavior at signalized intersections, safety impacts of intersection sight distance, safety performance and economic assessment of roadway design features, safety and operational impacts of highway rumble strips, highway work zone safety and operations, and pedestrian behavior and safety.  Dr. Gates is a licensed professional engineer in Michigan and Wisconsin.   

 Courses Taught

  • Highway Design
  • Traffic Engineering
  • Pavement Management/Rehabilitation

Recent Research:

  • The Interrelationships between Speed Limits, Geometry and Driver Behavior; SHRP2 Proof of Concept – Research to Assess Changes in Driver Behavior Utilizing NDS and RID Databases; Sponsor: Michigan Department of Transportation.
  • Development of Safety Performance Functions and Other Decision Support Tools to Assess Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety; Sponsor: Transportation Research Center for Livable Communities, United States Department of Transportation.
  • Safety Impact of Differential Speed Limits on Rural Two-Lane Highways in Montana; Sponsor: Montana Department of Transportation.
  • Michigan Urban Trunkline Intersections and Segments Safety Performance Functions (SPFs) Development and Support; Sponsor: Michigan Department of Transportation.
  • Balancing the Costs of Mobility Investments in Work Zones; Sponsor: Michigan Department of Transportation.
  • Evaluating Differential and Non-Differential Freeway Truck and Bus Speed Limits; Sponsor: Michigan Department of Transportation
  • Evaluating Non-Freeway Rumble Strips – Phases 1 and 2; Sponsor: Michigan Department of Transportation
  • Roadside Corridor Planning; Sponsor: Michigan Department of Transportation
  • NCHRP 17-59: Safety Impacts of Intersection Sight Distance; Subcontract through Vanassee, Hangen, Brustlin, Inc.
  • Study of High Tension Cable Barrier on Michigan Roadways; Sponsor: Michigan Department of Transportation.
  • Transportation Reliability and Trip Satisfaction; Sponsor: Michigan Department of Transportation
  • Evaluating the Appropriate Level of Service for Michigan Rest Areas and Welcome Centers Considering Safety and Economic Factors; Sponsor: Michigan Department of Transportation
  • Timing Issues for Traffic Signals Interconnected with Highway-Railroad Grade Crossings; Sponsor: Michigan Department of Transportation.
  • The Effect of Work Zone Drum Steady Burn Warning Lights on Motorist Safety; Sponsor: Michigan Department of Transportation
  • NCHRP 3-95: Guidelines for Timing Yellow and All-Red Intervals at Signalized Intersections; Subcontract through Vanasse, Hangen, Brustlin, Inc.
  • Improving Driver's Ability to Safely and Effectively Use Roundabouts:  Educating the Public to Negotiate Roundabouts; Sponsor: Michigan Department of Transportation.

Pages