October 25, 2023
12:00 PM EST - 1:00 PM
VDOT Bristol District Learning Center
2111 Bonham Road
Bristol, VA 24201
The Virginia LTAP, in partnership with the Virginia Transportation Research Council (VTRC), the research leg of VDOT, invite you to join us for a one-hour lunch and learn event. This new series will showcase VTRC’s transportation innovation and research.
These monthly, one-hour events will take place at various locations across the Commonwealth from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm. You may join remotely via Zoom or attend in-person. Lunch will be provided for those who attend in-person. Those attending in-person will also receive some swag.
Topic:Evaluation of Electric Vehicles in the VDOT Fleet
This project explored the potential to introduce electric pickup trucks into the fleet of vehicles operated by the the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT). These light vehicles are used to maintain and operat roadways. The project estimated electric truck range in severe temperatures and compared these ranges to actual VDOT daily driving. The costs and benefits of transitioning to EVs was examined, including a comparison of the upfront and long-term costs of EVs versus conventional internal combustion engine vehicles. An Excel-based Electric Vehicle Transition Decision Support Tool is introduced to assist with cost-benefit decisions when introducing EVs into the VDOT fleet based on currently available EVs with ranges adjust to reflect VDOT operating conditions.
VTRC is one of the nation’s leading transportation research centers and specializes in basic and applied research to support VDOT, its primary customer. It also provides technical consulting and training of future transportation professionals through its work with the University of Virginia and other Virginia universities. VDOT recognizes research s one of its core businesses, a rarity for a state transportation department. This means VDOT will develop and deliver a robust transportation research program that results in saving lives, saving time, and saving money.
Noah Goodall, Ph.D., P.E. is a senior research scientist with the Virginia Transportation Research Council, a partnership between the Virginia Department of Transportation and the University of Virginia. He researches traffic safety, operations, and autonomous vehicles. Noah earned his PhD in civil engineering at the University of Virginia.
Erin Robartes is a research scientist at the Virginia Transportation Research Council on the safety, operations, and traffic engineering team. She holds a PhD in Civil Engineering from the University of Virginia where her previous research involved multimodal virtual reality simulation for behavioral transportation research.
Who Should Attend
Local, State and Private Engineers
Registration and Payment
The following registration fees cover the session, all course materials and meals:
Click here for UVA TTA's general registration information, cancellation policy, and refund policy. UVA TTA accepts the following credit cards: American Express, VISA, MasterCard, and Discover. Credit card information cannot be taken over the phone. Alternatively, after registering you can print out a voucher to send in with your payment. After you have completed the transaction you will receive an automatically generated email confirming registration and payment if applicable. Final confirmation and instructions will be sent out during the week prior to the class date.
Special Registration Instructions for Employees of the Virginia Department of Transportation
VDOT employees must register through the VDOT Virtual Campus. Registration fees and related expenses for all VDOT employees will be paid from the VDOT Learning Services Center budget. Registrants should contact their District Training Coordinator or the VDOT Learning Services Center (Central Office employees) for instructions on how to seek reimbursement for travel expenses.
Due to current travel restrictions, VDOT employees are strongly encouraged to attend U. Va. TTA workshops on a day trip basis. Overnight travel requires permission from your District Administrator or Chief -- and in some cases higher levels of authority. If you require overnight lodging to attend a U. Va. TTA workshop, consult with your supervisor, District Training Coordinator, or VDOT Learning Services Center on travel approval procedures.