Transportation Analysis Laboratory (TEAL)
Steven D. Schrock, Director
Eric J. Fitzsimmons, Associate Director
Thomas E. Mulinazzi, Associate Director
The Transportation Engineering Analysis Laboratory (TEAL) became an official center under the University of Kansas in 2013 as way to centralize and continue to enhance transportation research, education and professional development at the University of Kansas. Faculty, research staff, and students associated with the laboratory are located on the campus of the University of Kansas in Learned Hall. TEAL is designed to promote a collaborative research environment and includes high-end computer power, small group meeting areas for students, and wide variety of commonly used traffic engineering data collection and roadway safety equipment. The laboratory’s objective is to promote safer roadways and intersections, increase efficiency of transportation goods and services, exploration of safer work zones, and deployment of evolving ITS solutions for the State of Kansas, the Midwest and the Nation.
In addition to TEAL, the transportation group in the Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering Department at the University of Kansas administers a service center known as Transportation Operations Data Services (TODS). This service center is designed to complement TEAL in offering engineering data collection services to local and regional communities that need additional expertise in experiment design, complicated data collection protocols, or data analysis. TODS has access to such equipment as pneumatic road tubes, Nu-metric NC200 plates, Doppler and lidar speed detection, turning movement count boards, Bluetooth detection, and video data collection technology.