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Alberto M. Figueroa-Medina Alberto M. Figueroa
Email: 
alberto.figueroa3@upr.edu
Oficina:
CI-105B 

Horas de oficina: N/A
Ext: 6271
Web: academic.uprm.edu/~amfigueroa
Área: Transportación 

 BIOGRAFÍA:

Academic Preparation

  • Purdue University, Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering, August 2005, Dissertation: Subjective and objective risks consideration in modeling highway safety
  • University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez, Master in Science in Civil Engineering, June 1999, Thesis: Analysis and evaluation of transit technology alternatives for Tren Urbano corridors
  • University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez, Bachelor in Science in Civil Engineering, June 1997

 

 INTERESES:

Highway geometric design, transportation engineering, highway safety, development of safety performance functions, non-motorized transportation facilities, transportation sustainability, evaluation of highway and transit systems, public transportation and mass transit systems.

 

 PROYECTOS:

  • Implementation of Adaptive Signal Control Technologies in Puerto Rico. Every Day Counts Initiative, Puerto Rico Transportation Technology Transfer Center, Puerto Rico Highway and Transportation Authority, and Federal Highway Administration.
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program. Federal Highway Administration.
  • Summer Transportation Research Exchange Program with University of Rhode Island and Purdue University. Federal Highway Administration.

 

 RESUME:

Professional Experience

  • July 2008-present, Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering and Surveying, UPR-Mayagüez.
  • August 2007-present, Deputy Director, Puerto Rico Transportation Technology Transfer Center / Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP), Department of Civil Engineering and Surveying, UPR-Mayagüez.
  • Aug. 2005-June 2008, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering and Surveying, UPR-Mayagüez.
  • Jan. 2005 - May 2005, Teaching Assistant, School of Civil Engineering, Purdue University, Other instances: Aug. 2004-Dec. 2004, Jan. 2004-May 2004, Jan. 2003-May 2003.
  • Aug. 2001-Dec. 2003, Graduate Research Assistant, Joint Transportation Research Program (JTRP), Purdue University.
  • Aug. 1999-May 2001, Instructor, Department of Civil Engineering and Surveying, UPR-Mayagüez.
  • Aug. 1998-May 1999, Teaching Assistant, Department of Civil Engineering and Surveying, UPR-Mayagüez.
  • Aug. 1996-May 1997, Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Civil Engineering and Surveying, UPR-Mayagüez.

Other Appointments

  • Nov. 2009-present, Transportation Area Coordinator, Department of Civil Engineering and Surveying, UPR-Mayagüez.
  • Jan. 2008-present, Program Coordinator, University of Puerto Rico & University of Rhode Island Summer Transportation Exchange Program, UPR-Mayagüez.
  • Aug. 2007-present, Campus Coordinator, FHWA Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program, UPR-Mayagüez.
  • Aug. 2005-May 2009, Faculty Research Advisor, UPR/PUPR/ATI Professional Development Program, UPR-Mayagüez.
  • Sept. 2000-May 2001, Program Coordinator, Garrett A. Morgan Transportation Internship, Entrepreneurial Training and Technical Assistance Program, Transportation Technology Transfer Center, UPR-Mayagüez.
  • Aug. 1999-May 2001, Faculty Research Advisor, TU/UPR/MIT Professional Development Program, UPR-Mayagüez.

Professional Accreditations / Affiliation to Professional Societies

  • Professional Engineer (16646-PE) registered in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
  • College of Engineers and Land Surveyors of Puerto Rico (CIAPR), member since October 1997
  • Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) – 30718, member since March 1998American Public Works Association (APWA), member since 2008
    • January 2011 - present           President of the ITE Puerto Rico Section
    • April –December 2010            Member of the ITE Puerto Rico Section Reactivation Committee
    • Aug. 2001-July 2005               Member of ITE Purdue Student Chapter
    • March 1998 – July 1999          Member of ITE UPRM Student Chapter
  • Tau Beta Pi, member since December 2010

Affiliation to Civic / Non-Profit Organizations

  • July 2007–Dec. 2009, Movimiento de Mayagüez Pro-Desarrollo del Oeste, Advisor in Transportation and Infrastructure.
  • Oct. 2006–Sept. 2007, Asociación Protectora de Animales de Cabo Rojo, Passive Member.
  • Aug. 2005–July 2006, Purdue University Alumni Association, Member.

Recognitions, Awards & Fellowships Received

  • December 2010, Eminent Engineer, Tau Beta Pi, Puerto Rico Alpha Chapter.
  • May 2008, 2006-2007 Distinguished Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez.
  • 2001 - 2005, Presidential Fellowship, University of Puerto Rico.
  • August 2001, 2001 Olson Transportation Fellowship, School of Civil Engineering, Purdue University.
  • January 1997, 1997 Advanced Institute for Transportation Education Graduate Scholarship, University Transportation Research Center, Region II.
  • December 1996, 1996-1997 AMP Academic Excellence Award, Puerto Rico Resource Center for Science and Engineering, University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez.
Presentations
  1. Buitrago, F. and A. Figueroa Medina. 2011. Relationship of Traffic Operational Parameters with Red Light Running Events. Abstract submitted for presentation at the Road Safety and Simulation Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana, September 14-16, 2011.
  2. Figueroa Medina, A. and J. Torrens. 2011. Roadway Factors Associated with Motorcycle Crashes. Accepted for presentation at the 2011 ITE Technical Meeting and Exhibit, Lake Buena Vista, Florida, April 3-6, 2011.
  3. Figueroa Medina, A. and C. Calero Valenzuela. 2010. Factores de Calidad de Servicio de Sistemas Especiales de Respuesta a la Demanda: Los Carros Públicos en Puerto Rico. Podium presentation at the Congreso Latinoamericano de Transporte Público y Urbano (CLATPU), México City, México, October 8, 2010.
  4. Uribe, V. and Figueroa Medina, A. 2010. Evaluación de Medidas de la Demanda de Viajes para Reducir el Flujo de Tráfico en el Viejo San Juan, Puerto Rico. Podium presentation at the Congreso Latinoamericano de Transporte Público y Urbano (CLATPU), México City, México, October 8, 2010.
  5. Figueroa Medina, A. 2010. Estrategias Innovadoras para el Desarrollo Sustentable de la Infraestructura de Transportación. Podium presentation at the Simposio del Día del Planeta Tierra. College of Engineers and Surveyors of Puerto Rico, Co-Hemis, University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez, Mayagüez, Puerto Rico. April 23, 2010.
  6. Figueroa Medina, A. 2010. Retos de la Transportación en Eventos Especiales: Una Mirada a las Justas LAI y los XXI Juegos CAC2010 en Mayagüez. Podium presentation at the 2nd Cumbre Rumbo al Éxito de los XXI Juegos CAC 2010. College of Engineers and Surveyors of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez. April 9, 2010.
  7. Figueroa Medina, A., Alegría, M. and D. Valdés Díaz. 2010. A Simplified Methodology for the Evaluation of Pedestrian Safety in School Zones. Podium presentation at the 2010 Technical Conference and Exhibit, Institute of Transportation Engineers, Savannah International Trade & Convention Center, Savannah, Georgia. March 14-17, 2010.
  8. Santiago, K., Colucci, B., and A. Figueroa Medina. 2008. Implementation of an Automated Macroscopic GPS-Based Tool to Conduct Road Inventory and Safety Audits. Podium presentation at the 10th International Conference on Applications of Advanced Technologies in Transportation (AATT), Athens, Greece. May 27-30, 2008.
  9. Santiago, K., Colucci, B., and A. Figueroa Medina. 2008. Development and Evaluation of a Software Tool that Integrates GPS and Video Data from a Road Alignment to Perform Road Condition Safety Audits and Inventory Surveys. Poster presentation at the 87th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C., January 14, 2008.
  10. Figueroa Medina, A. 2007. Motorcycle Crashes and its Implications to Local Roads. Podium presentation at the 11th Southeast Local Roads Conference (SELRC), Local Technical Assistance Program, Orange Beach, Alabama. May 14, 2007.
  11. Figueroa Medina, A., Colucci Ríos, B., Torrens, J., Cardona, J., and A. Álamo. 2007. Roadway and Human Factors of Motorcycle Crashes in Puerto Rico. Podium presentation at the 5th Latin American and Caribbean Conference for Engineering and Technology, Tampico, México, May 29 – June 1, 2007.
  12. Colucci Ríos, B., González, D., Gutierrez, J., Luyanda, F., Valdés, D., and A. Figueroa Medina. 2007. Evolución de la Percepción del Público Antes y Después de la Inauguración del Tren Urbano de San Juan, Puerto Rico. Podium presentation at the XIV Congreso Latinoamericano de Transporte Público y Urbano (CLATPU), Río de Janeiro, Brazil. November 18-23, 2007.
  13. Colucci Ríos, B., Luyanda, F., and A. Figueroa Medina. 2007. Un Nuevo Enfoque en el Desarrollo de Líderes y Profesionales para el Transporte Público y Urbano. Podium presentation at the XIV Congreso Latinoamericano de Transporte Público y Urbano (CLAPTU), Río de Janeiro, Brazil. November 18-23, 2007.
  14. Colucci Ríos, B., Luyanda, F., and A. Figueroa Medina. 2007. The First 20 Years of the Puerto Rico Transportation Technology Transfer Center in the Training of Engineers and Transportation Officials. Podium presentation at the International Conference on Engineering Education (ICEE 2007), Coimbra, Portugal. September 3-7, 2007.
  15. Figueroa Medina, A., Colucci Ríos, B., and W. Arias. 2006. Sistema de Gerencia en Seguridad Vial: Integrando la Planificación, el Diseño Geométrico y la Auditoría de las Carreteras. Podium presentation at the 1st Cumbre Puertorriqueña de Seguridad Vial, Administración de Compensaciones por Accidentes Automovilísticos (ACAA), Embassy Suites, Carolina, Puerto Rico. November 9, 2006.
  16. Figueroa Medina, A. 2006. Effects of Road Design on Driver Behavior and Road Safety. Podium presentation at the 10th Southeast Local Roads Conference (SELRC), Local Technical Assistance Program, Chattanooga, Tennessee. May 21, 2006.
  17. Figueroa Medina, A. and A. Tarko. 2006. Relationships between Road Design, Driver Characteristics, and Crashes in Four-lane Highways. Podium presentation at the 4th LACCEI International Latin American and Caribbean Conference for Engineering and Technology. University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez, Mayagüez, Puerto Rico. June 23, 2006.
  18. Figueroa Medina, A. and A. Tarko. 2006. Modeling the Endogenous Relationship Between Driver Behavior and Highway Safety. Poster presentation at the 85th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board. Washington, D.C., January 26, 2006.
  19. Tarko, A. and Figueroa Medina, A. 2006. Implications of Risk Perception under Assumption of Driver Rational Behavior. Podium presentation at the 85th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C., January 25, 2006.
  20. Figueroa Medina, A., Kong, S., and A. Tarko. 2005. Roadway and Driver Factors of Risk Perception on Four-Lane Highways. Podium presentation at the 13th International Conference Road Safety on Four Continents. Warsaw, Poland. October 2005.
  21. Figueroa Medina, A. and A. Tarko. 2005. Free-flow Speed Changes in the Vicinity of Horizontal Curves. Poster presentation at the 3rd International Symposium on Highway Geometric Design, Transportation Research Board, Chicago, USA. June 29, 2005. 
  22. Figueroa Medina, A. and A. Tarko. 2005. Predicting Safe Operating Speeds Along Two and Four-lane Roadways. Podium presentation at the 91st Purdue Road School, Stewart Center, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana. March 29-31, 2005. 
  23. Figueroa Medina, A. and A. Tarko. 2005. Speed Factors on Two-Lane Rural Highways in Free-Flow Conditions, Podium presentation at the 84th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C., January 9-13, 2005. 
  24. Figueroa Medina, A. and A. Tarko. 2005. Speed Factors in Free-flow Traffic Conditions in Four-lane Highways, Poster presentation at the 84th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C., January 9-13, 2005. 
  25. Figueroa Medina, A. and A. Tarko. 2004. Advanced Modeling of Percentile Free-flow Speeds: An Example of Two-lane Tangent Road Segments, Poster presentation at the 83rd Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C., January 11-15, 2004. 
  26. Colucci Ríos, B. and A. Figueroa Medina. 2001. Un Nuevo Enfoque en la Educación: Programa de Asistencia Técnica y Adiestramiento Empresarial- ETTAP. Podium presentation at COPIMERA. Quito, Ecuador. November 2001. 
  27. Colucci Ríos, B. and A. Figueroa Medina. 2001. Programa de Asistencia Técnica y Adiestramiento Empresarial: Estrategia Educativa de las Ciencias y la Ingeniería. Podium presentation at COINAR 2001. College of Engineers and Surveyors of Puerto Rico, Hato Rey, Puerto Rico. March 2001. 
  28. Figueroa Medina, A., Luyanda Villafañe, F. and A. González Quevedo. 2000. Análisis y Evaluación de Alternativas de Tecnología para Rutas de Transporte Colectivo, Podium presentation at the XI Congreso Panamericano de Ingeniería de Tránsito y Transporte, Gramado, Brazil. November 19-23, 2000. 
  29. Figueroa Medina, A., Luyanda Villafañe, F. and A. González Quevedo. 2000. Criterios Múltiples Utilizados en la Evaluación y Selección de Alternativas de Transporte Colectivo, Podium presentation at the IV Congreso de Ingeniería del Transporte (CIT2000), Valencia, España. June 7-9, 2000. 
  30. Colucci Rios, B. and A. Figueroa Medina. Statistical analysis of frictional characteristics of coarse aggregates used in hot-mix asphalt pavement construction in Puerto Rico, Poster presentation at the 9th Annual EPSCoR Meeting: Mainstreaming Researchers in Puerto Rico, El Conquistador Resort and Country Club, Fajardo, PR, May 23-24, 1997. 
  31. Colucci Ríos, B., Ramirez Beltrán, N., Pérez Berenguer, J., and A. Figueroa Medina. Analysis of Roughness Measurements for Pavement Management Applications. Podium presentation at the 17th Interdisciplinary Scientific Meeting of Puerto Rico, 32nd ACS Junior Technical Meeting, Puerto Rico Alliance for Minority Participation, UPR Carolina, March 1st, 1997. 
  32. Figueroa Medina, A. and Colucci Ríos, B. 1997. Statistical Analysis of Frictional Characteristics of Coarse Aggregates Used in Hot-mix Asphalt Pavement Construction in Puerto Rico. Podium presentation at IX COINAR. College of Engineers and Surveyors of Puerto Rico. Turabo University, Gurabo, Puerto Rico. March 1997.

Invited Talks

  1. Figueroa Medina, A. 2010. Transporte Sustentable. Primer Festival Eco-Amistoso Conociendo el Caño La Boquilla.  Pabellón de Deportes del Barrio Maní, Mayagüez, PR, December 9, 2010. 
  2. Figueroa Medina, A. 2010. La Seguridad Vial desde el Punto de Vista del Ingeniero Civil, Adiestramiento Programa FIESTA, University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez, Mayaguez Resort and Casino, September 21, 2010. 
  3. Figueroa Medina, A., Negrón, E., and B. Colucci. 2008. Safety Evaluation of Bridges on Military Installations. Research Project Presentation. US Army Corps of Engineers. Embassy Suites, Dorado, Puerto Rico, March 8, 2008. 
  4. Figueroa Medina, A. 2007. La Ingeniería de Transportacion y la Seguridad Vial en Puerto Rico, Adiestramiento Programa FIESTA, University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez and University of Puerto Rico at Aguadilla, El Pedregal Hotel, Aguadilla, September 21, 2007. 
  5. Figueroa Medina, A. 2007. La Ingeniería de Transporte, la Seguridad Vial y las Motoras en Puerto Rico. Summer Transportation Institute. Department of Civil Engineering and Surveying, University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez. June 25, 2007. 
  6. Figueroa Medina, A. 2006. Effects of Road Design on Driver Behavior. ITE-UPRM Student Chapter, Department of Civil Engineering and Surveying, University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez. March 28, 2006. 
  7. Figueroa Medina, A. 2003. Reconciling Design and Operating Speeds on Indiana Rural Roads. ITE Indiana Section Purdue Dinner. Memorial Union, Purdue University. November 19, 2003. 
Research Reports and Technical Studies
  1. Quality of Service Measures for Special Demand-Response Transit Services. 2010. Programa de Becas en Transportación Dwight D. Eisenhower, FHWA, UPR-Mayagüez, Advisor to Carlos Calero. 
  2. Behavioral Factors and Preferences toward Transportation Transit Use of Residents in Urban Metropolitan Areas. 2010. Programa de Becas en Transportación Dwight D. Eisenhower, FHWA, UPR-Mayagüez, Advisor to Víctor Uribe. 
  3. Crash Reconstruction Expert Witness Report. 2009. Aldarondo & Bras, PSC. Consultant. 
  4. Safety Evaluation of Bridges on Military Installations. 2009. Engineering Research and Development Center, United States Army Corps of Engineers. Principal Investigator. 
  5. Development of Origin-Destination Survey for the Metropolitan Area of San Juan, Puerto Rico. 2009. Programa de Becas en Transportación Dwight D. Eisenhower, FHWA, UPR-Mayagüez, Advisor to Víctor Uribe. 
  6. Analysis of Motorcycle-Related Crashes in Puerto Rico. 2008. Puerto Rico Traffic Safety Commission, Puerto Rico Department of Transportation and Public Works. Principal Investigator. 
  7. Análisis y Evaluación Técnica de las Estaciones Centro Médico y Cupey como Punto de Conexión a la Expansión del Tren Urbano hacia Caguas. 2008. University of Puerto Rico. Co-Principal Investigator. 
  8. Evaluación de la Seguridad en Zonas Escolares en Mayagüez. 2008. Programa de Becas en Transportación Dwight D. Eisenhower, UPR-Mayagüez, Advisor to María Alegría. 
  9. Evaluación de la Tarifa por Congestión como Medida de Control de Demanda Vehicular en el AMSJ. 2008. Programa de Desarrollo Profesional UPR-PUPR-ATI Grupo 4, UPR-Mayagüez, Advisor to Daniel Rodríguez. 
  10. Estrategias para Mejorar la Peatonalidad y el Transporte Colectivo en la Avenida Isla Verde. 2008. Programa de Desarrollo Profesional UPR-PUPR-ATI Grupo 4, UPR-Mayagüez, Advisor to Víctor Carreras. 
  11. Adaptación de Carreteras a Condiciones Urbanas. 2008. Programa de Desarrollo Profesional UPR-PUPR-ATI Grupo 4, UPR-Mayagüez, Advisor to Irene Soria. 
  12. Traffic Study of Highway PR-3108 Proposed Access Road to University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez. 2007. University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez. Advisor to Consultant.   
  13. Traffic and Satellite Parking Study for the 2010 Central American Sport Complex. 2007. Puerto Rico Authority for the Financing of Infraestructure. Consultant. 
  14. La Accesibilidad Peatonal de la Estación Las Lomas del Tren Urbano. 2007. Programa de Desarrollo Profesional UPR-PUPR-ATI Grupo 3, UPR-Mayagüez, Advisor. 
  15. Identification of Driver’s Risk Factors in Motorcycle Crashes in Puerto Rico. 2007. Programa de Becas en Transportación Dwight D. Eisenhower, UPR-Mayagüez, Advisor to Jahaira Cardona. 
  16. Implementation of a Methodology for Determining the Quality of Service of Bus Routes. 2006. Programa de Desarrollo Profesional UPR-PUPR-ATI Grupo 2, UPR-Mayagüez, Advisor. 
  17. Parking Improvement Strategies for the UPRM Engineering Complex. 2005. Department of Civil Engineering and Surveying, University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez. Consultant. 
  18. Reconciling Speed Limits with Design Speeds. 2004. Report FHWA/IN/JTRP-2004/26, Joint Transportation Research Program, Indiana Department of Transportation and Purdue University. Research Assistant.  
  19. Review of the Geometric Design for the Expansion of the Rear Parking Lot and Strategies to Improve Traffic Flow in the UPRM Engineering Complex. 2001. Department of Civil Engineering and Surveying, University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez. Consultant.
  20. Review of the PR-HTA Highway Design Manual, July-August 2000. Puerto Rico Transportation and Highway Authority. Research Assistant.

 

Referee Work on Journals and Conferences & Participation in National Research Committees

  • Member since June 2011, TRB ANB20 Safety Data, Analysis, and Modeling Committee, Transportation Research Board.
  • Member of TRB 2011 Best Paper Award Subcommittee, Operational Effects of Geometrics Committee AHB65.
  • Member since January 2008, Surrogate Measures for Crash Data Sub-committee ANB20(3), Transportation Research Board.
  • Friend since January 2006, Safety Data, Analysis and Evaluation Committee ANB20, Transportation Research Board.
  • Friend, Operational Effects of Geometrics Committee AHB65, Transportation Research Board.
  • Panel member of the Technical Oversee Workgroup Session for the FHWA Speed Management Guidebook, Vienna, VA, Dec. 8, 2010.
  • Paper reviewer for:
    • Accident Analysis and Prevention Journal, Elsevier
    • Dimensión, Journal of the Puerto Rico College of Engineers and Surveyors
    • Journal of Transportation Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineering (ASCE)
    • Revista Internacional de Desastres Naturales, Accidentes e Infraestructura Civil, University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez
    • Operational Effects of Geometrics Committee AHB65, Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting
    • Safety Data, Analysis and Evaluation Committee ANB20, Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting
    • Transportation Research Record, Transportation Research Board
    • 10th International Conference on Applications of Advanced Technologies in Transportation, Athens, Greece, 2008.

 Technical Seminars & Workshops Offered

  • New Rules and Guides for Roadway Signs in the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD 2009). ITE Puerto Rico Section. College of Engineers and Surveyors of Puerto Rico, Hato Rey, September 15, 2010. 
  • Temporary Traffic Control Plans & Work Zone Safety, PR LTAP.
    • Department of Public Works, Saint Thomas, November 19-20, 2009
    • College of Engineers and Surveyors of Puerto Rico, Hato Rey, July 14-15, 2009.
    • College of Engineers and Surveyors of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, April 6-7, 2009. 
  • Workshop on Temporary Traffic Control Plans for Municipal Projects and Activities. Puerto Rico LTAP.
    • College of Engineers and Surveyors of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Chapter, December 3, 2010.
    • Casa Ulanga, Arecibo, November 5, 2010. 
  • Practical Guides for the Selection, Location, and Inspection of Highway Safety Barriers. Puerto Rico LTAP.
    • College of Engineers and Surveyors of Puerto Rico, Gurabo, September 1-2, 2010.
    • Department of Public Works, Saint Thomas, November 20-21, 2008.
    • Department of Public Works, Saint Croix, October 9-10, 2008.
    • College of Engineers and Surveyor of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, July 9-10, 2008.
    • Department of Civil Engineering and Surveying, UPR-Mayagüez, December 2006. 
  • New Updates and Changes in the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD 2009). Puerto Rico LTAP.
    • Consorcio del Noroeste, Aguadilla, Sept. 17, 2010.
    • 2010 Transportation Week, Civil Engineering Auditorium, University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez, April 28, 2010. 
  • Fundamental Aspects of Transportation and Water Resources for Municipal Projects. Puerto Rico LTAP. College of Engineers and Surveyors of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, August 5-6, 2008. 
  • Basic Requirements of Signs and Retroreflectivity, Barriers and other Safety Devices for Highways. Puerto Rico LTAP. College of Engineers and Surveyors of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, March 16, 2008. 
  • Practical Techniques of Evaluation and Maintenance of Flexible Pavements. Puerto Rico LTAP.
    • Department of Public Works, Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, August 2007
    • Department of Public Works, Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, July 2007
    • Department of Civil Engineering and Surveying, UPR-Mayagüez, July 2006
    • Department of Public Works, Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, December 2005
    • Department of Public Works, Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, October 2005
    • Department of Civil Engineering and Surveying, UPR-Mayagüez, March 2001
    • Department of Public Works, Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, December 2000 
  • Basic Concepts of Tort Liability Associated with Highway Transportation Activities, Puerto Rico LTAP, Department of Public Works, Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, December 2006. 
  • Introduction to the AASHTO Roadside Design Guide, Puerto Rico LTAP, Department of Civil Engineering and Surveying, UPR-Mayagüez, July 2001.

Courses Offered at University of Puerto Rico

INCI 4007        Highway Location and Curve Design

INCI 4019        Civil Engineering Seminar

INCI 4026        Highway Engineering

INCI 4095        Numerical Methods for Civil Engineers

INCI 4136        Applied Statistics for Civil Engineers

INCI 4950        Integrated Civil Engineering Design

INCI 6049        Evaluation of Transportation Systems

INCI 6051        Characteristics of Public Transportation Systems

INCI 6090        Geometric Design of Highways and Streets

Other Services to the University

  • Sept. 2008–Aug. 2010, Department of Civil Engineering and Surveying Representative, Personnel Committee, School of Engineering, UPR-Mayagüez.
  • Sept. 2008–Aug. 2010, Member, Personnel Committee, Department of Civil Engineering and Surveying, UPR-Mayagüez.
  • April 27-30, 2010, Organizing Committee, 2010 Transportation Week, Puerto Rico LTAP, UPR-Mayaguez.
  • April 14-17, 2009, Organizing Committee, 2009 UPRM Transportation Week, Puerto Rico LTAP, UPR-Mayaguez.
  • Feb.-May 2008, Student Medal Award Committee, Department of Civil Engineering and Surveying, UPR-Mayagüez.
  • Aug. 2006-Aug 2008, President, Student Affairs Committee, School of Engineering, UPR-Mayagüez.
  • April-June 2006, Staff, Local Organizing Committee, 4th Latin American and Caribbean Conference for Engineering and Technology, LACCEI, University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez.
  • Aug.-Dec. 2005, Estrategias de mejoras de estacionamiento del Complejo de Ingeniería del UPRM, Department of Civil Engineering and Surveying, UPR-Mayagüez.
  • Sep. 2000-May 2001, Member, Student Affairs Committee, School of Engineering, UPR-Mayagüez.
  • Dec.2000-May 2001, Diseño de expansión del estacionamiento trasero y mejoras de tráfico del Complejo de Ingeniería del UPRM, Department of Civil Engineering and Surveying, UPR-Mayagüez.
  • Jan. 2000-May 2001, Member, Computational Resources Committee, Civil Engineering and Surveying Department, UPR-Mayagüez.
  • January 1997, Staff, 5th Pan-American Congress of Applied Mechanics  Conference (PACAM 5), Marriott Hotel and Casino, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

 Students Advised

Advisor of Graduate Students

  • Alberto Alamo Loyola. May 2011. Análisis del diseño geométrico detallado de una rotonda de carriles múltiples en Puerto Rico. MECE Project. UPR-Mayaguez. 
  • Carlos Calero Valenzuela. December 2010. Factores de Calidad de Servicio para el Sistema de Carros Públicos. MSCE Thesis, UPR-Mayagüez.
  • Juan C. Torréns Soto. September 2010. Analysis of Roadway Factors Associated with Motorcycles Crashes in Puerto Rico. MSCE Thesis, UPR-Mayagüez. 
  • Elizabeth Negrón Díaz. June 2009. Methodology for the Evaluation of Safety Appurtenances for Bridges on Low Speed Rural Roads. MSCE Thesis. UPR-Mayagüez. 
  • María F. Alegría Velasco. June 2008. Metodología simplificada para la evaluación de instalaciones peatonales en zonas escolares urbanas. MECE Project. UPR-Mayagüez. 
  • Fabiola Buitrago González, PhD (Active)
  • Erika Jaramillo, PhD (Active)
  • Carlos Calero Valenzuela, PhD (Active) 
  • Davis Chacón, MSCE (Active) 

 

Advisor of Undergraduate Students

  • Daniel Rodríguez. BSCE. 2008. Evaluación de la Tarifa por Congestión como Medida de Control de Demanda Vehicular en el AMSJ. UPR/PUPR/ATI Professional Development Program Group 4. 
  • Irene Soria. BSCE. 2008. Adaptación de Carreteras a Condiciones Urbanas – Intersection 5 at the entry of Old San Juan. UPR/PUPR/ATI Professional Development Program Group 4. 
  • Víctor Carreras. BSCE. 2008. Estrategias para Mejorar La Peatonalidad y el Transporte Colectivo en la Avenida Isla Verde. UPR/PUPR/ATI Professional Development Program Group 4. 
  • Juan Balbuena. BSCE. 2007. Comparación de Seguridad Vial de Motoras en los Estados Unidos. Summer Transportation  Project. 
  • Ángela Matos. BSCE. 2007. La Accesibilidad Peatonal de la Estación Las Lomas del Tren Urbano. UPR/PUPR/ATI Professional Development Program Group 3. 
  • Adrián Del Moral Ballesteros. BSCE. 2006. Implementation of a Methodology for Determining the Quality of Service of Bus Routes. UPR/PUPR/ATI Professional Development Program Group 2.

 Member of Graduate Committees

  • Máximo Polanco. 2011. Estimation of Volume Delay Functions for Arterials and Freeways in the Western Region of Puerto Rico. MSCE Thesis. UPR-Mayaguez. 
  • Juan Balbuena Merle. 2009. Concept of Operations for a Transportation Management Center in the Mayagüez Metropolitan Area. MECE Project. UPR-Mayagüez.
  • Francisco Klein Moya. 2009. User’s Manual of Transit Data Gathering and Events Recording Program with Sample Application. MECE Project. UPR-Mayagüez. 
  • Peter Morales Nieves. 2009. Desarrollo Preliminar de la Arquitectura Regional para un Sistema de Transporte para el Municipio de Mayagüez. MECE Project. 
  • Jouy Salcedo Valeriano. 2009. Sistema de Monitoreo de Tráfico y Control de Intersecciones para el Laboratorio de Ingeniería de Transportación. MECE Project. UPR-Mayagüez. 
  • Wilson Arias Rojas. 2007. Metodología para realizar auditorías en seguridad vial en Puerto Rico. MSCE Thesis. UPR-Mayagüez. 
  • Víctor Uribe Florez. June 2007. Master in Planning. UPR-Río Piedras. 
  • Zaida Rico, PhD (Active) 
  • Nelson Gómez, PhD (Active) 
  • Annette Martínez, MECE (Active) 
  • Liza Ríos, MECE (Active)

FUNDED PROJECTS

  • Jan.-Dec. 2011, Puerto Rico Transportation Technology Transfer Center (PR LTAP), Co-PI, $366,859.35, Puerto Rico Department of Transportation and Public Works.
  • Jan.-Dec. 2010, Puerto Rico Transportation Technology Transfer Center (PR LTAP), Co-PI, $365,757.42, Puerto Rico Department of Transportation and Public Works.
  • Jan.-Dec. 2009, Puerto Rico Transportation Technology Transfer Center (PR LTAP), Co-PI, $350,684.10, Puerto Rico Department of Transportation and Public Works.
  • Jan.-Dec. 2008, Puerto Rico Transportation Technology Transfer Center (PR LTAP), Co-PI, $324,865.84, Puerto Rico Department of Transportation and Public Works.
  • Aug. 07–June 08, Safety Evaluation of Bridges on Military Installations, Principal Investigator, $46,428, Engineering Research and Development Center (ERDC).
  • July-Dec. 2007, “Análisis y Evaluación Técnica de las Estaciones Centro Médico y Cupey como Punto de Conexión a la Expansión del Tren Urbano hacia Caguas”, CO-PI, $37,496, PR-LTAP Special Project, University of Puerto Rico.
  • Feb.-July 2007, “Estudio de Tránsito y Estacionamientos Satélites del Complejo Deportivo Mayagüez 2010”, Co-PI, $100,315, Autoridad para el Financiamiento de la Infraestructura.
  • Oct.06-Nov.07, “Análisis de Choques Relacionados a las Motoras en Puerto Rico (Segunda parte), Principal Investigator, $70,326, Puerto Rico Traffic Safety Commission.
  • July-Sept. 2006, “Análisis de Choques Relacionados a las Motoras en Puerto Rico (Primera parte), Principal Investigator, $33,713, Puerto Rico Traffic Safety Commission.
  • Nov. 2006, Seed Money Proposal: Highway Safety Research Program, Principal Investigator, $5,000, UPR-Mayagüez, Engineering School.

 

 PUBLICACIONES:

  1. Figueroa Medina, A., and J. Torrens Soto. 2011. Roadway Factors Associated with Motorcycle CrashesProceedings of the 2011 ITE Technical Conference and Exhibit. Orlando, Florida.
  2. Figueroa Medina, A. 2010. El Puente. Boletín informativo del Centro de Transferencia de Tecnología de Transportación. Editor del Volumen 24, Números 2-3, diciembre 2010.
  3. Buitrago González, F. and A. Figueroa Medina. 2010. Red Light Running at Signalized IntersectionsDimensión: Journal of the College of Engineers and Surveyors of Puerto Rico. Vol. 24. No. 3, pp. 17-20.
  4. Figueroa Medina, A. and C. Calero Valenzuela. 2010. Factores de Calidad de Servicio de Sistemas Especiales de Respuesta a la Demanda: Los Carros Públicos en Puerto RicoProceedings of the Congreso Latinoamericano de Transporte Público y Urbano (CLATPU), México City, México.
  5. Uribe, V. and Figueroa Medina, A. 2010. Evaluación de Medidas de la Demanda de Viajes para Reducir el Flujo de Tráfico en el Viejo San Juan, Puerto RicoProceedings of the Congreso Latinoamericano de Transporte Público y Urbano (CLATPU), México City, México.
  6. Figueroa Medina, A. 2010. El Puente. Boletín informativo del Centro de Transferencia de Tecnología de Transportación. Editor del Volumen 24, Número 1, mayo 2010.
  7. Figueroa Medina, A., Alegría, M. and D. Valdés. 2010. Simplified Methodology for the Evaluation of Pedestrian Safety in School ZonesInstitute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Journal, Vol. 80, No. 6, pp. 36-44.
  8. Figueroa Medina, A. 2009. El Puente. Boletín informativo del Centro de Transferencia de Tecnología de Transportación. Editor del Volumen 23, Número 2, noviembre 2009.
  9. Figueroa Medina, A. 2009. El Puente. Boletín informativo del Centro de Transferencia de Tecnología de Transportación. Editor del Volumen 23, Número 1, mayo 2009.
  10. Colucci Ríos, B., Pacheco, G., Moreno, G., Vélez, A., Izado, J., Figueroa Medina, A., and J. Gutiérrez. 2008. UPR/PUPR/ATI Professional Development Program: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Public Transportation and Sustainable DevelopmentDimensión: Journal of the College of Engineers and Surveyors of Puerto Rico. Vol. 22.
  11. Figueroa Medina, A. 2008. El Puente. Boletín informativo del Centro de Transferencia de Tecnología de Transportación. Editor del Volumen 24, Número 2, octubre 2008.
  12. Santiago, K., Colucci, B., and A. Figueroa Medina. 2008. Implementation of an Automated Macroscopic GPS-Based Tool to Conduct Road Inventory and Safety AuditsProceedings of the 10th International Conference on Applications of Advanced Technologies in Transportation (AATT), Athens, Greece.
  13. Santiago, K., Colucci, B., and A. Figueroa Medina. 2008. Development and Evaluation of a Software Tool that Integrates GPS and Video Data from a Road Alignment to Perform Road Condition Safety Audits and Inventory SurveysProceedings of the 87th Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.
  14. Figueroa Medina, A., Colucci, B., Torrens, J., Cardona, J., and A. Álamo. 2007. Roadway and Human Factors of Motorcycle Crashes in Puerto RicoProceedings of the 5th International Latin American and Caribbean Conference for Engineering and Technology, Tampico, México.
  15. Colucci Ríos, B., González, D., Gutierrez, J., Luyanda, F., Valdés, D., and A. Figueroa Medina. 2007. Evolución de la Percepción del Público Antes y Después de la Inauguración del Tren Urbano de San Juan, Puerto RicoProceedings of the XIV Congreso Latinoamericano de Transporte Público y Urbano (CLAPTU). November 2007.
  16. Colucci Ríos, B., Luyanda, F., and A. Figueroa Medina. 2007. Un Nuevo Enfoque en el Desarrollo de Líderes y Profesionales para el Transporte Público y UrbanoProceedings of the XIV Congreso Latinoamericano de Transporte Público y Urbano (CLATPU). November 2007.
  17. Colucci Ríos, B., Luyanda, F., and A. Figueroa Medina. 2007. The First 20 Years of the Puerto Rico Transportation Technology Transfer Center in the Training of Engineers and Transportation OfficialsProceedings of the International Conference on Engineering Education (ICEE). September 2007.
  18. Figueroa Medina, A. and A. Tarko. 2007. Speed Changes in the Vicinity of Horizontal Curves in Rural RoadsJournal of Transportation Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Vol. 133, No. 4, pp. 215-222.
  19. Colucci, B. and A. Figueroa Medina. 2007. El Estado de la Infraestructura Vial y la Seguridad en Puerto RicoDimensión: Journal of the College of Engineers and Surveyors of Puerto Rico. Vol. 21, No. 1, pp. 29-33.
  20. Colucci, B., Luyanda, F., González, G., and A. Figueroa Medina. 2007. 20th Anniversary of the Transportation Technology Transfer Center: Excellence in Training and Innovative Programs in Professional Development in Engineering and TransportationDimensión: Journal of the College of Engineers and Surveyors of Puerto Rico. Vol. 21, No. 1.
  21. Figueroa Medina, A. and A. Tarko. 2006. Relationships between Road Design, Driver Behavior, and Crashes in Four-lane HighwaysProceedings of the 4th LACCEI International Latin American and Caribbean Conference for Engineering and Technology. Mayagüez, Puerto Rico.
  22. Tarko, A. and Figueroa Medina, A. 2006. Implications of Risk Perception under Assumption of Driver Rational BehaviorTransportation Research Record 1980, Journal of the Transportation Research Board, pp. 8-15.
  23. Figueroa Medina, A. and A. Tarko. 2006. Modeling the Endogenous Relationship Between Driver Behavior and Highway SafetyProceedings of the 85th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board. Washington, D.C.
  24. Figueroa Medina, A., Kong, S., and A. Tarko. 2005. Roadway and Driver Factors of Risk Perception on Four-Lane HighwaysProceedings of the 13th International Conference Road Safety on Four Continents. Warsaw, Poland. October 2005.
  25. Figueroa Medina, A. and A. Tarko. 2005. Speed Factors on Two-Lane Rural Highways in Free-Flow ConditionsTransportation Research Record 1912: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C., pp. 39-46.
  26. Figueroa Medina, A. and A. Tarko. 2005. Free-flow Speed Changes in the Vicinity of Horizontal CurvesProceedings of the 3rd International Symposium on Highway Geometric Design, Transportation Research Board, Chicago, USA. July 2005.
  27. Figueroa Medina, A. 2005. Subjective and Objective Risks Consideration in Modeling Highway Safety. Ph.D. Dissertation. Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN.
  28. Figueroa Medina, A. and A. Tarko. 2005. Speed Factors in Free-flow Traffic Conditions in Four-lane HighwaysProceedings of the 84th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C.
  29. Figueroa Medina, A. and A. Tarko. 2004. Advanced Modeling of Percentile Free-Flow Speeds: An Example of Two-Lane Tangent Road SegmentsProceedings of the 83rd Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington D.C.
  30. Colucci, B. and A. Figueroa Medina. 2001. Programa de Asistencia Técnica y Adiestramiento Empresarial – ETTAPTecnomundo - Newsletter of the College of Engineers and Surveyors of Puerto Rico. May-June 2001, pp. 20-21.
  31. Figueroa Medina, A., Luyanda Villafañe, F. and A. González Quevedo. 2000. Análisis y Evaluación de Alternativas de Tecnología para Rutas de Transporte ColectivoProceedings of the XI Congreso Panamericano de Ingeniería de Tránsito y Transporte, Gramado, Brazil.
  32. Figueroa Medina, A., Luyanda Villafañe, F. and A. González Quevedo. 2000. Criterios Múltiples Utilizados en la Evaluación y Selección de Alternativas de Transporte ColectivoProceedings of the IV Congreso de Ingeniería del Transporte (CIT2000), Valencia, España.
  33. Figueroa Medina, A. 1999. Análisis y Evaluación de Alternativas de Uso de Tecnología de Transporte Colectivo para Rutas del Tren Urbano. Tesis MS, UPR-Mayagüez, Mayagüez, PR.

 
 
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