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Martin Pietrucha

Professor

Affiliation(s):

  • Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Larson Transportation Institute

221 Sackett Building

mtp5@psu.edu

814-863-7306

Research Areas:

Transportation Engineering

Interest Areas:

Transportation engineering specializing in general transportation, planning and zoning, traffic operations, geometric design, safety, human factors, and the societal impacts of transportation.

 
 

 

Education

  • BS, Civil Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology, 1977
  • MS, Civil Engineering, University of California, 1978
  • Ph D, Civil Engineering, University of Maryland, 1990

Publications

Parts of Book

  • Martin T Pietrucha, 2005, Article on "Ergonomics" for the "Encyclopedia of Science, Technology, and Ethics, MacMillan and Company

Journal Articles

  • Philip M Garvey, Mary J Klena, Wei-Yin Eie, Donald T Meeker and Martin T Pietrucha, 2016, "Legibility of Clearview Typeface and Standard Highway Alphabets on Negative and Positive Contrast Signs", Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2555, pp. 10
  • Kun-Feng Wu, Scott Himes and Martin T Pietrucha, 2013, "Examining fatal crash reductions by first harmful events since the introduction of the Federal Highway Safety Improvement Program", Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2364, (Safety Management 2013)
  • Martin T Pietrucha, 2011, "The Transportation Engineer of Today", Thinking Highways
  • D. T. Meeker, Martin T Pietrucha and P. M. Garvey, 2010, "Proportion Based Format System for Freeway and Expressway Guide Signs", Journal of Transportation Engineering, 136, (3), pp. 267-275
  • Martin T Pietrucha, 2010, "A Researcher's Perspective on Transportation Policymaking", Transportation Builder
  • Martin T Pietrucha, 2010, "A Transportation Policy Roadmap: How Can We Get from Here to There?", The Speaker's Journal on Pennsylvania Policy
  • P. M. Garvey, S. J. Damin, D. Deptuch and Martin T Pietrucha, 2010, "Relative Visibility Of Internally Versus Externally Illuminated On-premise Signs", Transportation Research Record 2149
  • D. Lee, C. Lee and Martin T Pietrucha, 2008, "Evaluation of Driver Satisfaction of Travel Information on Variable Message Signs Using Fuzzy Aggregation", Journal of Advanced Transportation, 42, (1), pp. 5-22
  • D. Farber, Martin T Pietrucha and A. Lakhtakia, 2008, "Systems and Scenarios for a Philosophy of Engineering", Interdisciplinary Science Reviews
  • D. Lee, T. Kim and Martin T Pietrucha, 2006, "Incorporation of Transportation User Perception into Evaluation of Service Quality of Signalized Intersections Using Fuzzy Aggregation", Transportation Research Record
  • Martin T Pietrucha, E. T. Donnell, P. Lertworawanich and L. Elefteriadou, 2006, "A Study on the Effects of Traffic Volume, Traffic Speed, Mounting Height, and Lateral Offset on the Visibility of On-Premise Commericial Signs", Journal of Transportation Engineering
  • M. de la Riva, P. M. Garvey and Martin T Pietrucha, 2006, "The Impact of Highway Safety Flares on Driver Behavior", Transportation Research Record 1980
  • D. Lee, Martin T Pietrucha and E. T. Donnell, 2006, "Hierarchical Fuzzy Inference System to Evaluate Expert Opinions on Median Safety", Transportation Research Record 1961
  • D. T. Meeker, Martin T Pietrucha and P. M. Garvey, 2006, "Proportion Based Format System For Conventional Road Guide Signs", Transportation Research Record 1973
  • A. Z. Zineddin, P. M. Garvey and Martin T Pietrucha, 2005, "Impact of Sign Orientation on On-Premise Commercial Signs", Journal of Transportation Engineering
  • D. Lee, Martin T Pietrucha and S. Sinha, 2005, "Use of Fuzzy Sets to Evaluate Driver Perception of Variable Message Signs", Transportation Research Record 1937
  • T. H,. Poister, P. M. Garvey and Martin T Pietrucha, 2005, "Developing Roadway Ride Quality Standards from the Customer's Perspective", Transportation Research Record
  • P. M. Garvey, K. N. Chirwa, D. T. Meeker, Martin T Pietrucha, A. Z. Zineddin, R. S. Ghebrial and J. Montalbano, 2004, "New Font and Arrow for National Park Service Guide Signs", Transportation Research Record, (1862), pp. 1-9

Conference Proceedings

  • D. Farber and Martin T Pietrucha, 2012, "Cultivating Strategic Imagination in the Next Generation Engineering Systems Transportation Professional", Third International Engineering Systems Symposium

Manuscripts

  • K. Wu, S. Himes and Martin T Pietrucha, , "An Evaluation of the Effectiveness of the Federal Highway Safety Improvement Program", Transportation Research Record

Research Projects

Honors and Awards

Service

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Phone: 814-863-3084