ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
The director’s resume and list of recent publications are as follows.
FRED R. HANSCOM, P.E.
State and Local Government - Highway Design and Research, 1968-1972
Private Industry - Transportation, Human Factors, and Highway Safety Research, 1973-Present
Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
Master of Science in Civil Engineering
Ph.D. Program in Transportation Engineering
Highway Capacity Workshop; Northwestern University, 1971
National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Devices
Licensed Professional Engineer, California, North Carolina and Virginia
June 1968 to June 1969 - Arlington County Government; Arlington, Virginia
Highway Design Engineer
June 1969 to May 1972 - Virginia Highway Research Council; Charlottesville, Virginia
Highway Research Engineer
May 1972 to January 1981 - BioTechnology, Inc., Falls Church, Virginia
Senior Transportation Research Engineer
January 1981 to Present - Transportation Research Corporation; Haymarket, Virginia
Fifty refereed papers, published in four languages
Marital Status: Married Health: Good
RECENT TECHNICAL PUBLICATIONS and BOOK CHAPTERS
Hanscom, F. R. and Dewer, R.E. Chapter 2, Human Factors in Traffic Control Devices Handbook (2nd Edition) 2012, Institute of Transportation Engineers, Washington DC IN PUBLICATION
Weber, P. and Hanscom, F. R., Advance Diagrammatic and Overhead Signing at Roundabouts, Presented at the 3rd International Roundabout Conference, Transportation Research Board, Washington, DC, May 2011
Hanscom, F. R., Appendix D, Comprehension Testing, Markings, Signage and Application Criteria for Multi-lane Roundabouts, Final Draft Report prepared for Transportation Association of Canada, Ourston Roundabouts Canada, Toronto, Canada, October 2010
Hanscom, F. R., Drivers’ Understanding of Innovative Roundabout Traffic Control Devices, ITE Journal, Volume 80, Number 7, Institute of Transportation Engineers, Washington, DC, July, 2010
Satterfield, C., McGee, H.W. and Hanscom, F.R., Low-cost Safety Treatments for Horizontal Curves, Public Roads, Volume 72, Number 5, Federal Highway Administration, Washington, DC , April, 2009
Hanscom, F. R., Human Factors Laboratory Testing of Roundabout Traffic Control Devices for the 2009 MUTCD. Presented at the 88th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington, DC, 2009
Dewar, R. E and Hanscom, F. R. Chapter 19, Work Zones and Chapter 20, Pedestrians and Bicyclists in Human Factors in Traffic Safety, 2nd Edition, Lawyer’s and Judges Publishing Company, Tucson, AZ; 2007.
McGee, H.W. and Hanscom, F.R., Low-cost Treatments for Horizontal Curve Safety, Report FHWA-SA-07-002, Federal Highway Administration, Washington, DC, December 2006. Also presented at the ITE 2009 Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, August 9-12, 2009
Inman, V.W., Katz, B.J., and Hanscom, F.R., Navigation Signing for Roundabouts, Transportation Research Record 1973, Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C., 2006
Hanscom, F.R., Recommended Exit Sign Information Loads within Roundabouts, Presented at 2005 International ITE Meeting, August 8, 2005 in Melbourne, Australia. Paper published in the 2005 Annual Meeting Compendium of Technical Papers¸ Institute of Transportation Engineers, Washington, DC, August 2005
Lerner, N., Smiley, A., and Hanscom, F. Comprehensive Human Factors Guidelines for Road Systems, NCHRP 17-18(8) Web-Only Document, National Cooperative Highway Research Program (National Research Council), March 2005
Katz, B.J., Hanscom, F.R., and Inman, V.W., Navigation Signing for Roundabouts, Presented at the Transportation Research Board International Conference on Roundabouts, Vail, Colorado, June 2005
Hanscom, F. R., ITS Collision Avoidance At Restricted-Visibility Rural Intersections, Paper published in the 2004 Technical Conference and Exhibit Compendium of Technical Papers¸ Institute of Transportation Engineers, Washington, D.C., March 2004
Hanscom, F. R. and Dewer, R.E. Chapter 2, Human Factors in Traffic Control Devices Handbook 2001, Publication IR-112; ISBN 0-935403-66-3 Institute of Transportation Engineers, Washington DC 2002
Hanscom, F. R. Evaluation of the Prince William County Collision Countermeasure System, Report VTRC 01-CR5, Virginia Transportation Research Council, Charlottesville, VA, February 2001
Lerner, N.D., Steinberg, G.V., and Hanscom, F.R. Development of Countermeasures for Driver Maneuver Errors, Report FHWA-RD-00-022, Federal Highway Administration, Washington, D.C., December 1999
Hanscom, F. R. and Goelzer, M. W. Truck Weight Enforcement Measures of Effectiveness: Development and Software Application, Transportation Research Record 1643, Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C., 1998
Hanscom, F. R. Highway Agency Implementation of Maintenance Work Zone Safety Devices, Proceedings of the Strategic Highway Research Program and Traffic Safety International Conference, Prague, The Czech Republic, 20-22 September, 1995; and Proceedings of the International Forum on Road Research Safety, Bangkok, Thailand, 25-27 October, 1995; Swedish National Road and Transportation Institute, S-581 95, Linkoping, Sweden, 1996
Hanscom, F. R. Highway Evaluation of Maintenance Work Zone Safety Devices. Proceedings of the Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP) and Traffic Safety on Two Continents, Hague, Netherlands, 22-24 September, 1993. Swedish Road and Traffic Research Institute, Linkoping, Sweden, 1993
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